Wednesday, December 1, 19431

1. For an account—based on a conversation with Roosevelt—of jocular remarks at Churchill’s expense, made by Roosevelt to Churchill and Stalin apparently on December 1, 1943, and not recorded in the minutes, see Frances Perkins, The Roosevelt I Knew (New York: Viking Press, 1946), p. 84.


  1. According to the Log, ante, p. 470, this meeting began about noon. Bohlen has stated to the editors that the minutes presented at this point cover the discussions immediately preceding the luncheon as well as those during the luncheon.
  2. The fact that the meeting took place in the conference room of the Soviet Embassy does not appear on the minutes but was indicated to the editors by Bohlen.