Roosevelt Papers: Telegram

Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt 1

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395. Former Naval Person to President. Personal and most secret. Your number 331.2

It occurs to me on reflection that your proposed omission of “Nazi Germany” might be misunderstood. It might mean that if the Germans did what the Italians have done we should have no further quarrel with them. I, therefore, suggest that Paragraph 2 should read “namely, the destruction of Hitler and the total defeat of Germany.”

  1. Channel of transmission to Washington not indicated. Forwarded by the White House Map Room to Roosevelt, who was then at Hyde Park.
  2. Ante, p. 517.