Hopkins Papers

The British Minister of Supply (Beaverbrook) to the President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins)1

You should work on Churchill. He is being advised. He is open minded & needs discussion.

  1. A memorandum by Hopkins, dated January 3, 1942, attached to this file, reads as follows:

    “This is a note that Lord Beaverbrook handed me when the Unity of Command was being discussed and Churchill seemed to be a stumbling block.

    “It was as a result of getting this message that I arranged that Marshall see Churchill.”

    For the discussion of December 26 to which this note pertains, see ante, p. 103. For the meeting of Marshall and Churchill on the morning of December 27, see ante, p. 108.

    A facsimile reproduction of the Beaverbrook note appears in Sherwood, p. 456.