Roosevelt Papers: Telegram

Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt 1


Number 366. Former Naval Person to President personal and secret.

I like very much the plan of our meeting in Canada and think the [Page 393] Heights of Abraham most attractive. We think it most important to have the meeting earlier than September 1. The Combined Staffs at Washington agreed to meet again at the end of July or the beginning of August. We could come with our outfit by the same method as last time arriving at the very spot between the 12th and 15th of August. If this is agreeable to you, I will open the matter to Mackenzie King in the greatest secrecy.

Events in Husky are moving so fast and the degeneration of Italian resistance is so marked that decisions about the Toe, Ball and Heel, which were regarded as a part of Husky , will almost certainly have to be taken before we meet. We shall, however, need to meet together to settle the larger issues which the brilliant victories of our Forces are thrusting upon us about Italy as a whole. Mid-August will only just be in time for this work. This, also, will be the time to check up intimately upon de Gaulle, UJ and other equally agreeable topics. I hope, therefore, that you will be able to give me this date.

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