Editorial Note

No official record of this conversation has been found. The information set forth above is derived from the account in Alanbrooke (p. 514) which indicates that Hopkins persuaded Churchill to give up his attempt to obtain a radical revision of the Final Report and to settle, instead, for some minor changes. Churchill (Hinge of Fate, p. 810) recalls having been warned by Hopkins of the futility of pressing his recommendations regarding post- Husky operations.