This volume of documents on the Conferences at Cairo and Tehran in 1943 is published in continuation of the special series of Foreign Relations volumes on the World War II Conferences attended by President Roosevelt or President Truman, along with Prime Minister Churchill or Marshal Stalin, or both of the latter. The first volume issued in this series dealt with the Conferences at Malta and Yalta; other volumes will deal with the Conferences at Potsdam, Quebec, Casablanca, and Washington.

The substantive editing of the present volume was performed by William M. Franklin, Deputy Director of the Historical Office, assisted by William Gerber. Robert C. Hayes and Donald M. Dozer made the initial compilation of papers on portions of the volume. Eula McDonald and Helene DeLong prepared the list of persons.

The Division of Publishing Services was responsible for the proofreading and editing of copy. Under the general direction of the Chief of this Division, Norris E. Drew, these editorial functions were performed by the Foreign Relations Editing Branch supervised by Elizabeth A. Vary, Chief, and Ouida J. Ward, Assistant Chief.

In order to make this volume as complete and accurate as possible, the editors supplemented the data available in the Department of State by obtaining source material and information on these Conferences from a number of individuals and agencies outside the Department. The Historical Office would like to express its sincere appreciation for this assistance. Particular acknowledgment is made of the extensive help received from the Historical Division of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park, New York. Quotations from certain of the books listed in the Introduction to the volume have been made with the kind permission of the respective publishers. The photographs were supplied through the courtesy of the U. S. Army Photographic Agency.

G. Bernard Noble

Director, Historical Office Bureau of Public Affairs