Operation Overlord (1944)
Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel Steer-Webster thanking him for the excellent coloured reproduction of "Mulberry B" [codename for type of artificial harbour used on D-Day], asking him to thank Corporal Jobson who was responsible for the painting, and thanking him and his staff for the various models and the relief map of the Mulberry which they have sent to WSC's Map Room [carbon].
Telegram from WSC [Marrakesh, Morocco] to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] giving his views on a summary of the cross-Channel invasion plans in light of comments from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army]. Marked: "From Sextant".
Telegram from WSC [Marrakesh, Morocco] to Secretary of State for Air [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later Lord Thurso] and Chiefs of Staff giving permission to announce Air Marshal Sir John Slessor as Commander in Chief RAF Mediterranean and Middle East and Air Marshal Sir Sholto Douglas as Air Officer Commanding Coastal Command; conveying worries about the air operations for Overlord [invasion of Normandy, France]. Marked: "From Sextant".
Telegram from WSC [Marrakesh, Morocco] to Chiefs of Staff giving his views on proposed appointments for Overlord [invasion of Normandy, France], suggesting that Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Deputy Supreme Commander under General Eisenhower] should be given air command ahead of Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory [Allied Air Commander for Overlord]. Marked: "From Sextant".
Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "personal" proposing "to go slow in selling this idea to Americans" and stating that "When we can get them to regard Round-Up [Codename for the invasion of France] as a probability next summer, the rest should be easy.".
Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "most secret and personal" regarding the importance of holding Anglo-American discussions on the European Second Front in 1943 and stating that talks between the British, American and Soviet Staffs, whether at Moscow [Soviet Union] or Khartoum [Sudan] would not be useful.
Telegram from WSC to Premier Stalin marked "personal and most secret" explaining that he cannot answer Stalin's question about a second front in 1943 except jointly with President Roosevelt.
Telegram from Field Marshal sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "personal" reporting private remarks made by General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] regarding the possibility of undertaking a modified "Round-Up" [Codename for the invasion of France] before the summer, and opposing the idea of a high-power British and American conference in London [United Kingdom] at this time.
Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt suggesting that General George Marshall [Chief of the United States Army] be asked to undertake command of "maximum Bolero" [Codename for preparations for main Allied invasion of France] in 1943.
Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt expressing his hope that the appointment of a United States Commander for "Bolero" [Codename for preparations for main Allied invasion of France] will not prejudice operations of immediate consequence such as "Gymnast" [Codename for operations in French North West Africa].
Telegram from WSC [Moscow, Soviet Union] to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] reciting text of message from Averell Harriman [Special Representative of President Roosevelt with the rank of Minister] to Stalin replying to the Soviet memorandum of 13 Aug and reaffirming WSC's statement that no promise has been broken regarding the Second Front Annotated. Those annotations in red ink may have been added at the time of the writing of WSC's "The Second World War" in the period c1948-1954.