Roosevelt Papers: Telegram

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


From President and Prime Minister to General Eisenhower, Algiers.

We agree with line you are taking as indicated in your 3871 and are withholding all announcements here and in London until we know what you have said and done.2

  1. Supra.
  2. Eisenhower broadcast his announcement of the armistice (see ante, p. 1267) at 6:30 p.m., Algiers time, September 8, 1943. See Garland and Smyth, p. 508. A draft of this telegram, in Leahy’s handwriting, signed by Roosevelt and initialed by Churchill, is in the Roosevelt Papers.