740.0011 Pacific War/816: Telegram
The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 8—10:55 a.m.]
5936. For the President. Your 5743, December 8, 8 a.m. Although we were waiting for your message and it was decoded and communicated by telephone by me at once, the House had already been called to order and the Prime Minister was speaking when it was handed to him. He felt he could not change his address at that time. The Foreign Office had already acted. I am terribly sorry.
I am cabling separately text of his address.