Roosevelt Papers: Telegram

President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill 1


No. 249 personal and most secret from the President to the Former Naval Person.

Our censor plans to issue just before departure the following instructions to all papers, radio and wire communications systems:

“The President is going on another trip in the immediate future and for security reasons no comment should be made on his whereabouts or the purpose of the trip until a release is approved by this office.”

I am particularly anxious that no confidential information be given to the press as to the place or time of Symbol . I wonder if your censor could give out substantially the same statement to your own press [Page 503] regarding you as well as myself. I intend to clamp down the lid a few hours before I leave.

  1. Sent to the United States Naval Attaché, London, via Navy channels.