Editorial Note

The only source found on this conversation is Eden, p. 554, where it is indicated that the Foreign Secretary said goodbye to Roosevelt alone after the press conference of September 16, 1944. The President told Eden that he would visit England at the end of November whether he won or lost the election.1

  1. Cf. a message of September 27, 1944, from Churchill to Stalin, in which Churchill stated that Roosevelt intended “to visit England, and thereafter France and the Low Countries, immediately after the election, win or lose”. (Churchill, Triumph and Tragedy, p. 215; Stalin’s Correspondence, vol. i, p. 257)