Editorial note

Roosevelt and Churchill spent the weekend of May 14–17, 1943, at Shangri La, the President’s mountain camp in Maryland. According to the Shangri La guest book, also present were Mrs. Roosevelt, Anna Roosevelt Boettiger, Thomas Rowan, Harry Hopkins, Commander Thompson, Rear Admiral Brown, Lord Beaverbrook, Brigadier General Smith, and General Marshall. No official record of any of the conversations held during this weekend have been found. Churchill (Hinge of Fate, pp. 795–798) gives an account of the holiday.