740.0011 European War/17332½: Telegram

Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt 1

triple priority

To the President from the Former Naval Person.

I see reports that Admiral Leahy is to leave Vichy. Am most anxious to discuss with you offering Vichy blessings or cursings on the morrow of a victory in Libya. Trust your link with Pétain will not be broken meanwhile. We have no other worthwhile connection.

  1. Sent as telegram 6012 over Winant’s signature to the Secretary of State.