(1) Grand Strategy; Establishment of the Combined Chiefs of Staff
[ Washington , December 24, 1941].
December 31, 1941.
Washington , January 8, 1942.
[ Palm Beach, Florida , January 10, 1942]1
Washington , January 11, 1942.
[ Washington ,] January 12, 1942.
Washington , January , 1942.
[ Washington ,] January 14, 1942.
- The source text, which bears no place or date, incorporates various editorial changes in Churchill’s hand, with paragraphs numbered as shown here. In The Grand Alliance, pp. 699–700, Churchill referred to it as follows: “During my rest in Florida I prepared a fourth memorandum in two parts addressed to the Chiefs of Staff Committee and for the Defense Committee of the War Cabinet. This was written also for American eyes. It differed from the three previous papers in that it was composed after the opening discussions in Washington between me and the President and his advisers and between the Combined Chiefs of Staff. Subsequently on my return to London I circulated all these papers to the War Cabinet for information. A very large measure of agreement had already been reached between our two countries, and the War Cabinet accorded in effect a very wide degree of approval to the direction which had been given to our affairs.” An abbreviated text of this memorandum is printed ibid., p. 700.↩