J.C.S. Files: Telegram

President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill to the Commander in Chief, Allied Force Headquarters (Eisenhower)

operational priority

6704. From President Roosevelt and the Prime Minister to General Eisenhower, personal and secret.

Your Naf 346,1 347,2 and 348.3

We highly approve your decision to go on with Avalanche and to land an airborne division near Rome on the conditions indicated. We [Page 1262] fully recognize that military consideration[s] must be dominant at this juncture.4

  1. Ante, p. 1257.
  2. Ante, p. 1259.
  3. Supra.
  4. A handwritten draft of this message, signed by Roosevelt and Churchill, is in the Roosevelt Papers.