Roosevelt Papers: Telegram

President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill 1


To the Prime Minister, Quadrant . Number 349.

In response to Eisenhower’s Naf 3422 (Copy of which has been sent to you by the British Staff Mission) I have sent him a message3 authorizing him to proceed with military terms, obtain signature, and then give Italian representative the comprehensive terms. I have taken this action because time is of the essence.4

  1. Sent to the White House Map Room at Washington. Channel of transmission from Washington to Churchill, who was still in Canada, not indicated.
  2. Ante, p. 1182.
  3. Supra.
  4. Concerning British approval of Eisenhower’s use of the “short” or “military” terms, see Macmillan, p. 316.