List of Papers

THE SECOND QUEBEC CONFERENCE AND RELATED CONVERSATIONS AT HYDE PARK

1. Agenda and Arrangements for the Conference

Date Paper Page
1944 Mar. 18 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Suggestion for an Easter meeting in Bermuda; expression of views on a landing in western Europe.
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Mar. 20 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Explanation of Roosevelt’s inability to meet Churchill in early April because of illness; suggestion that the Chiefs of Staff meet in Bermuda.
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Mar. 21 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Statement of opinion that a military meeting would not be worthwhile; renewed invitation for Roosevelt to visit England at the time of the Allied invasion of Normandy.
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Mar. 22 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Acknowledgment of Churchill’s message; expression of hope that a meeting can be arranged before the invasion of Normandy.
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May 25 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Suggestion that Roosevelt start for Europe for a meeting as soon as the signal for the invasion of the Continent has been given; views on the necessity for a military meeting.
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May 27 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Explanation that Roosevelt cannot visit England shortly after D-day; view that a full staff meeting at that time is not necessary.
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May 28 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Renewed invitation for Roosevelt to come to England after D–day.
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May 31 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Statement that Roosevelt cannot visit England at the time suggested; suggestion that the results of the invasion be awaited before a staff meeting is fixed.
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June 1 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Suggestion for a meeting at Quebec or Bermuda when the post-invasion situation is clarified.
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June 4 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Expression of willingness to travel to meet Roosevelt.
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June 20 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Suggestion for a meeting at Quebec about August 20.
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[Page XXIV]1944 June 28 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Statement of the necessity for a meeting if agreement cannot be reached by correspondence on the mounting of an attack on southern France and the use of forces in the Mediterranean.
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July 14 Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of a message from the British Military Mission at Moscow to the British Chiefs of Staff; recommendation that the Combined Chiefs of Staff discuss at their next meeting machinery to coordinate the efforts of the Anglo-American and Soviet forces.
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July 16 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Renewed suggestion for a meeting between Roosevelt and Churchill, if possible with Stalin.
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July 16 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Suggestion for a tripartite meeting at Invergordon, where each Head of Government could use a battleship as a head quarters, or for a meeting at Quebec.
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July 17 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Assent to the idea of a tripartite meeting at Invergordon in September.
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July 26 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to the President
Recommendation, in the light of Stalin’s negative attitude toward a tripartite meeting, that Roosevelt should not go to Europe to meet Churchill.
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Aug. 4 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Suggestion that Molotov be invited to the next Roosevelt-Churchill meeting.
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Aug. 5 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Request for a firm date for the forthcoming conference; suggestion that the British role in the Pacific be discussed; Churchill’s travel plans.
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Aug. 8 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Tentative suggestion of Bermuda as a conference site.
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Aug. 8 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Expression of willingness to meet at Bermuda.
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Aug. 8 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Cancellation of his preceding message.
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Aug. 10 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Unfavorable report on the weather in Bermuda in September; recommendation that Quebec be the conference site; suggestions for the agenda.
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Aug. 10 Prime Minister Churchill to the President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins)
Comments on the necessity for a lend-lease directive and on a site for the forthcoming conference.
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Aug. 11 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Report that Roosevelt can arrive at Quebec on September 10 or 11 for a meeting on the Tehran scale.
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[Page XXV]1944 Aug. 19 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to Prime Minister Churchill
Report that Roosevelt wishes to discuss military requirements regarding lend-lease at his meeting with Churchill.
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Aug. 23 Prime Minister Churchill to the President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins)
Suggestions as to members of the British delegation to the Quebec Conference; report on military developments in Europe.
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Aug. 23 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Report on the size of the United States delegation to the Quebec Conference.
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Aug. 23 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to Prime Minister Churchill
Comments on the scale of discussions regarding lend-lease and on the fall of Paris.
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Aug. 26 Prime Minister Churchill to the President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins)
Report on the British delegation to the Quebec Conference; recommendations for handling press arrangements.
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Aug. 28 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to Prime Minister Churchill
Notification that Hopkins will not attend the Quebec Conference.
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Aug. 28 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to Prime Minister Churchill
Report of the President’s wishes on the scale of the Quebec Conference and on press arrangements.
21
Aug. 28 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to Prime Minister Churchill
Comments on a press story passed by the London censor ship on the forthcoming conference and on press arrangements there.
21
Aug. 28 Memorandum by the Under Secretary of State (Stettinius)
Record of a conversation with Roosevelt on preparations for the Quebec Conference.
22
Aug. 29 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Details on the British delegation to the Quebec Conference; comments on events in France and the Balkans.
23
Aug. 29 The Minister in the United Kingdom (Reed) to the President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins)
Transmittal of Lord Leathers’ suggestion that Admiral Land come to Quebec; comments on economic questions on the conference agenda.
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Aug. 30 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Comments on the final arrangements for the Quebec Conference and on its scale.
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Aug. 30 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Suggestion that Trieste and Istria be discussed at Quebec.
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[Page XXVI] 1944 Aug. 31 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Suggestion that future employment of the Eighth and Fifth Armies be discussed at Quebec.
25
Aug. 31 The President’s Naval Aide (Brown) to the Secretary of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (McFarland)
Transmittal of a list of persons accompanying Roosevelt to the Quebec Conference.
25
Aug. 31 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Notification that Churchill will reach Quebec on September 10; travel plans.
26
Aug. 31 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Suggestion that the meeting could be postponed if desirable on the grounds of Churchill’s illness.
26
Aug. 31 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to Prime Minister Mackenzie King
Information on conference arrangements.
27
Sept. 1 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Report that Churchill is better and will be able to travel so as to reach Quebec on September 10.
27
Sept. 1 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Renewed expression of willingness to postpone the forthcoming meeting.
28
Sept. 1 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Notification that Mrs. Churchill will accompany the Prime Minister to Quebec.
28
Sept. 1 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Expression of pleasure that Mrs. Churchill will come to Quebec; notification that Mrs. Roosevelt will come also.
28
Sept. 1 The War Shipping Administrator (Land) to the President
Inquiry as to whether Land’s presence at Quebec is desired.
29
Sept. 2 The President to the War Shipping Administrator (Land)
Instruction to be ready to come to Quebec if Churchill brings Lord Leathers.
29
Sept. 2 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Expression of pleasure that Mrs. Roosevelt will come to Quebec; notification that Churchill cannot reach Quebec until September 11.
30
Sept. 2 Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Proposed agenda for the military discussions at Quebec.
30
Sept. 3 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Suggestion that the future employment of forces in Italy be discussed at Quebec.
33
Sept. 3 The Canadian Ambassador (Pearson) to the President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins)
Transmittal of a message from Mackenzie King on conference arrangements.
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[Page XXVII]1944 Sept. 5 The Assistant to the President’s Military Aide (Park) to the President’s Naval Aide (Brown)
Résumé of arrangements for the President’s Map Room at Quebec.
34
Sept. 6 The Canadian Ambassador (Pearson) to the President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins)
Transmittal of a message from Mackenzie King on conference arrangements.
35
Sept. 6 Memorandum by the Under Secretary of Stale (Stettinius)
Record of conversations with Cadogan, Roosevelt, and Hull on arrangements and agenda for the Quebec Conference.
36
Sept. 6 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Notification of departure from England and proposed arrival at Quebec on the evening of September 11.
38
Sept. 6 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Notification of proposed arrival at Quebec on the afternoon of September 11.
38
Sept. 6 The Deputy Director of the Office of European Affairs (Matthews) to the Ambassador in Canada (Atherton)
Transmittal of an instruction from Roosevelt for Atherton to see the President at Quebec on September 11 or 12.
38
Sept. 7 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Concurrence in British proposals for the agenda for the military discussions at Quebec.
39
Sept. 8 The Chinese Minister of Finance (Kung) to President Roosevelt
Offer to transmit any message to Chiang and to be available for personal consultation in connection with any problem concerning China.
39
Sept. 10 Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Proposed program for the military discussions at Quebec.
40
Sept. 12 Note by the Secretaries of the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Approved program for the military discussions at Quebec.
41
Sept. 12 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Proposal for a discussion of Italian policy; suggestion for a plenary session on September 13 and for Land to be summoned to Quebec.
42
Sept. 12 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Proposed schedule of meetings involving the Combined Chiefs of Staff; arrangements for the Churchills to visit Hyde Park; Eden’s plans for arrival at Quebec; suggestion that Morgenthau and either Hull or Stettinius might come to Quebec.
43
Sept. 12 The President to the Secretary of the Treasury (Morgenthau)
Instruction to come to Quebec by September 14.
43
Sept. 12 The President to the War Shipping Administrator (Land)
Instruction to come to Quebec without delay.
43
[Page XXVIII]1944 Sept. 12 Memorandum by the Under Secretary of State (Stettinius)
Record of discussions on the advisability of Cadogan’s going to Quebec and on the possibility that Hull might be called to the conference.
44
Sept. 14 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Proposal for a discussion of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in connection with Italy.
45
Sept. 14 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
Notification that Eden has left for Quebec in his capacity as unofficial Deputy Minister of Defence.
46
Sept. 14 Memorandum by the Under Secretary of State (Stettinius)
Record of conversations concerning Cadogan’s departure for Quebec, the possibility that Hull might go to Quebec or Hyde Park, and the President’s plans.
46

2. Substantive Preparatory Papers

a. occupation and postwar treatment of germany

Date Paper Page
Editorial Note
References to related materials in print.
48
1944 Aug. 28 The Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of recommendations on the treatment of Germany and of a summary of the status of negotiations and discussions with respect to Germany.
48
Aug. 28 The Assistant Secretary of War (McCloy) to the Deputy Director of the Office of European Affairs (Matthews)
Transmittal of notes on a telephone conversation with the Secretary of War on the treatment of Germany.
76
Aug. 30 Memorandum by the Working Security Committee
Recommended military and political policies to be followed in the administration of Germany.
77
Sept. 1 The Chief of the Division of Central European Affairs (Riddleberger) to the President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins)
Transmittal of a summary of the status of negotiations on Germany in the European Advisory Commission and of a list of important problems relating to Germany for which high police decisions are required.
80
Sept. 1 Memorandum Prepared hi the Treasury Department
Suggested post-surrender program for Germany.
86
Editorial Note
Information on discussions at the White House on September 2 with reference to Germany.
90
Sept. 4 Memorandum by the British Lord Chancellor (Simon)
Considerations to be borne in mind in dealing with the major war criminals.
91
[Page XXIX]1944 Sept. 4 The Chief of the Division of Central European Affairs (Riddleberger) to the Secretary of State
Report on interdepartmental discussions relating to Germany.
93
Sept. 4 Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Central European Affairs (Riddleberger)
Draft of recommendations on the treatment of Germany to be submitted to the President by the Cabinet Committee on Germany.
95
Sept. 4 The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of State
Proposals for disposition of the German fleet.
97
Editorial Note
Reference to information in print on the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Germany on September 5.
97
Sept. 5 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to the Secretary of State
Approval of the draft recommendations considered by the Cabinet Committee on Germany.
98
Sept. 5 The Secretary of War (Stimson) to the President
Recommendations on the treatment of Germany.
98
Sept. 6 The Secretary of the Treasury (Morgenthau) to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a copy of a memorandum from Morgenthau to the President on a post-surrender program for Germany.
101
Editorial Note
Reference to information in print on the meeting of Roosevelt with the Cabinet Committee on Germany on September 6.
108
Sept. 6 The Assistant Secretary of War (McCloy) to the Deputy Director of the Office of European Affairs (Matthews)
Transmittal of a draft interim directive to Eisenhower regarding the military government of Germany in the period immediately following the cessation of organized resistance.
108
Sept. 8 The Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of ten briefing papers, including papers on the partition of Germany and the arming of French forces.
120
Sept. 9 The Secretary of War (Stimson) to the Secretary of Slate
Transmittal of two memoranda on the treatment of Germany.
123
Sept. 9 Briefing Book Prepared in the Treasury Department
Collection of briefing papers (which taken as a whole constitute the fullest exposition of the “Morgenthau Plan” which has been found) on the treatment of Germany.
128
Editorial Note
Reference to information in print on the meeting of Roosevelt with the Cabinet Committee on Germany on September 9.
144
[Page XXX] 1944 Sept. 9 Memorandum by the Political Adviser on Germany (Murphy)
Record of a conversation with Roosevelt on German and other European questions.
144
Undated Memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide (Elsey)
Briefing paper on negotiations concerning zones of occupation in Germany.
145

b. economic relations with the united kingdom

Date Paper Page
1944 Aug. 14 Memorandum by the British Treasury Representative (Brand)
Notes on the British position with respect to lend-lease in the period between the surrender of Germany and the surrender of Japan.
159
Aug. 18 Memorandum by the President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins)
Record of a conference with Roosevelt on British munitions requirements after the collapse of Germany.
160
Aug. 23 The Secretary of Agriculture (Wickard) to the President
Suggestion that Churchill’s views be obtained on future British policy with respect to bilateral agreements for the purchase of agricultural products and on the convening of an international conference to formulate international commodity arrangements and establish an international commodity organization.
162
Aug. 23 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Information on British policy with respect to Argentina and British negotiations for the purchase of Argentine meat.
163
Aug. 25 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of the text of a letter of August 25 from Eden on British meat negotiations with Argentina and the freezing of Argentine funds.
164
Aug. 26 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Comments on British policy with respect to Argentina.
165
Aug. 30 The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador (Halifax)
Comments on economic relations with Argentina.
165
Aug. 30 The Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of the draft of a telegram to be sent by Roosevelt to Churchill.
167
Aug. 31 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Suggestion that the United Kingdom is in a position to use its meat negotiations with Argentina to support the Allied anti-Faseist stand in the Western Hemisphere.
167
[Page XXXI]Sept. 2 The Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of a draft letter from Roosevelt to the Secretary of Agriculture; comments on economic relations with the United Kingdom.
168
Sept. 4 Memorandum Prepared in the British Treasury
Elaboration of the British need for lend-lease supplies in the period between the surrender of Germany and the surrender of Japan.
169
Sept. 5 The Secretary of State to the President
Suggestion that Roosevelt discuss with Churchill the possibility of reducing British beef purchases from Argentina.
172
Undated Department of State Briefing Paper
Recommendations on credits to the United Kingdom and on commercial policy questions.
172
Sept. 7 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to the President’s Chief of Staff (Leahy)
Views on a Joint Chiefs of Staff paper on disposition of lend-lease material following the defeat of Germany.
174
Sept. 8 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of the text of a letter of September 7 from Eden on renewal of the British meat contract with Argentina.
175
Sept. 8 The Secretary of State to the President
Recommendations with respect to lend-lease and general economic relations with the United Kingdom following the surrender of Germany.
177
Sept. 8 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to the President
Recommendation that Roosevelt make clear to Churchill his personal interest in lowering trade barriers.
180
Sept. 9 The President to the Secretary of State
Directive that no department is to take unilateral action in regard to lend-lease and that instructions regarding lend-lease supplies after the defeat of Germany be canceled or withdrawn.
180

c. relations with the soviet union and aid to the warsaw resistance

Date Paper Page
Editorial Note
Reference to documentation dated in August 1944 concerning aid to the Polish underground army in Warsaw.
181
1944 Aug. 22 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Comments on proposed machinery for coordination of the United States-Soviet-British military effort.
182
[Page XXXII] 1944 Aug. 29 Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of the views of the British Chiefs of Staff on machinery for coordination of the United States-Soviet-British military effort.
183
Sept. 2 The Chargé Near the Polish Government in Exile (Schoenfeld) to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of the text of a broadcast appeal by Mikołajczyk to Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill to give aid to the War saw resistance.
185
Sept. 4 The Chief of the Division of Eastern European Affairs (Bohlen) to the Secretary of State
Report of a conversation with the Polish Ambassador concerning aid to Warsaw; transmittal of a memorandum by Ciechanowski on the situation in Warsaw and the possibility of an operation by the United States Air Forces to aid the Warsaw resistance.
186
Sept. 4 The Acting Political Adviser in Italy (Offie) to the Secretary of State
Report on the Warsaw situation and on an appeal from General Bór for large-scale air operations from Italian bases to aid the resistance there.
187
Sept. 4 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Expression of British concern at the position in Warsaw; suggestion that the United States Air Forces drop supplies, landing if necessary on Russian airfields with or without advance Soviet consent.
188
Sept. 4 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Transmittal of the text of an appeal from the British War Cabinet to the Soviet Government concerning aid to the Warsaw resistance.
189
Sept. 5 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Notification that nothing can be done to assist the Poles in Warsaw as military intelligence reports indicate that the fighting Poles have left the city and that the Germans are in full control.
190
Undated Department of State Briefing Paper
Background information and recommendations on Anglo-American-Russian relations.
190
Undated Department of State Briefing Paper
Background information on United States relations with the Soviet Union.
192
Undated Department of State Briefing Paper
Background information and recommendations on problems relating to Poland.
194
[Page XXXIII] 1944 Sept. 9 The Deputy Director of the Office of European Affairs (Matthews) to the Secretary of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (McFarland)
Transmittal of the text of a message from Eden to the British Ambassador at Moscow concerning plans for the occupation of Norway in the event of a German withdrawal; request for information on which to base possible instructions to Harriman.
195
Sept. 9 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins)
Recommendation that Harriman report to the President in person; analysis of Soviet-American relations, with particular reference to military questions.
198
Sept. 10 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the President
Transmittal of the texts of three telegrams from the British Ambassador at Moscow reporting a changed Soviet position on aid to the Warsaw resistance.
200
Sept. 10 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the President and the Secretary of State Report on the changed Soviet position on aid to the Warsaw resistance. 203
Sept. 10 The Polish Prime Minister (Mikołajczyk) to President Roosevelt
Appeal for aid to Warsaw.
204
Sept. 10 The Polish Prime Minister (Mikołajczyk) to President Roosevelt
Renewed appeal for aid to Warsaw in the light of the changed Soviet position.
205
Sept. 10 The British Chiefs of Staff to the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force (Eisenhower)
Request that Eisenhower consider the possibility of mounting an operation to drop supplies on Warsaw.
205

d. italy

Date Paper Page
1944 Sept. 1 The President’s Personal Representative at Vatican City (Taylor) to the President and the Secretary of State
Recommendation that General O’Dwyer report on Italy and its relief needs before the forthcoming conference with Churchill.
206
Sept. 3 The President to the President’s Personal Representative at Vatican City (Taylor)
Instructions for O’Dwyer to report to Roosevelt at Washington or Quebec.
206
Undated Department of State Briefing Paper
Background information on problems relating to Italy.
207
[Page XXXIV]1944 Sept. 8 The Chief of the Economic Section of the Allied Control Commission for Italy (O’Dwyer) to the President
Report on the economic situation in Italy.
210
Sept. 8 The President to the Secretary of War (Stimson)
Directive to make available civilian supplies and shipping to correct the supply situation in Italy.
212

e. austria and the balkans

Date Paper Page
1944 Undated Department of State Briefing Paper
Background information on civil affairs in the Balkans.
212
Undated Department of State Briefing Paper
Background information on American policy with regard to Hungary.
214
Undated Memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide (Elsey)
Summary of messages and papers relating to the occupation of Austria and the Balkans.
216

f. basic strategy and policies for the conduct of the war

Date Paper Page
1944 Aug. 22 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Recommended basic policies for the next staff conference.
218
Sept. 2 Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
Proposed amendments to the basic policies recommended by the United States Chiefs of Staff.
219
Sept. 8 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Further proposed amendments to the recommended basic policies for the next staff conference.
220

g. the war in europe and the mediterranean

Date Paper Page
1944 Aug. 29 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Comments on military problems on the Italian front; suggestion for sending forces into Trieste and Istria.
221
Aug. 30 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Comments on military problems on the Italian front; suggestion that Trieste and Istria can be discussed at Quebec.
222
[Page XXXV] 1944 Aug. 31 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Further discussion of military operations on the southern front in Europe.
223
Sept. 2 The Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater (Wilson) to the British and United States Chiefs of Staff
Review of the military situation in the Mediterranean Theater.
224
Sept. 3 President Roosevelt to Prime Minister Churchill
Suggestion that the future employment of forces in Italy be discussed at Quebec.
229
Undated Department of State Briefing Paper
Background information on problems relating to a second airfield on Santa Maria for American military use.
229
Sept. 8 The Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater (Wilson) to the War Department
Further review of the military situation in the Mediterranean Theater.
230
Sept. 9 The Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force (Eisenhower) to the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Recommendations on the proposed shift from Wilson to Eisenhower of command responsibility for the forces in southern France.
232
Sept. 9 The Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force (Eisenhower) to the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Review of the military situation on the western front in Europe.
234
Sept. 9 Report by the Combined Intelligence Committee
Estimate of prospects for the collapse or surrender of Germany.
237

h. the war in asia and the pacific

Date Paper Page
1944 Undated Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Proposals for the employment of British forces in the war against Japan.
244
Aug. 26 Memorandum by the Deputy Director of the Office of European Affairs (Matthews)
Record of a conversation with the British Ambassador on the French role in Far Eastern military operations; discussion of an aide-mémoire of August 25 on this subject.
247
Aug. 26 The Secretary of State to the President
Request for decision on the British aide-mémoire on the French role in Far Eastern military operations.
249
[Page XXXVI] 1944 Aug. 28 The Director of the Office of Far Eastern Affairs (Grew) to the Secretary of State
Background information on problems related to French participation in the war against Japan.
250
Aug. 28 The President to the Secretary of State
Suggestion that action be deferred until after the Quebec Conference on questions relating to the French role in Far Eastern military operations.
251
Aug. 29 The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of State
Views of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on French participation in the war against Japan.
252
Aug. 29 Memorandum by the Deputy Director of the Office of European Affairs (Matthews)
Record of conversations with officers of the British Embassy in which the President’s suggestion on the deferral of questions relating to the French role in Far Eastern military operations was communicated to them.
253
Sept. 1 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins)
Analysis of the British position and attitudes with respect to the war against Japan.
254
Sept. 4 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)
Comments on Winant’s analysis of the British position and attitudes with respect to the war against Japan.
256
Sept. 8 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Acceptance of a British proposal for the formation of a British Empire task force in the Southwest Pacific Theater.
257
Sept. 8 The Supreme Allied Commander, Southeast Asia Command (Mountbatten) to the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Review of the military situation in the Southeast Asia Command.
258
Sept. 8 The Chief of the Division of Southwest Pacific Affairs (Moffat) to the Secretary of State
Information with respect to a proposed memorandum for the President on Indochina and Southeast Asia.
260
Sept. 8 The Secretary of State to the President
Background information on United States, British, and French policy on Indochina and Southeast Asia.
261
Sept. 9 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Plans for operations against Japan in 1944 and 1945.
265
Sept. 9 Report by the Combined Intelligence Committee
Estimate of the enemy situation and intentions in the Pacific and the Far East.
267
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3. Log of the President’s Visit to Canada

Date Paper Page
Editorial Note
Description of the Log.
279
1944 Sept. 9–17 The President’s Log
Chronological account of Presidential appointments, conferences, and other activities.
279

4. Proceedings of the Conference

Date Paper Page
Editorial Note
Summary of subjects known to have been discussed during the Quebec Conference in addition to those noted with reference to specific meetings: tripartite meeting with Stalin; recognition of the French Committee of National Liberation as the provisional government of France; lend-lease for France; Anglo-American cooperation in the field of atomic energy research; aid to the Warsaw resistance; draft of a joint message to Stalin regarding the Polish Government; appointment of Macmillan as Acting President of the Allied Control Commission for Italy; disposition of Italian overseas territories; war criminals; convening of an international conference on world organization in October 1944; territorial settlements in central and southeastern Europe; British meat purchases from Argentina; publication of the Phillips report on India; Indochina and the French role in Far Eastern military operations.
295
1944 Sept. 11 Tripartite Luncheon Meeting, 1:30 p.m.
Editorial Note
Source of information on the meeting.
299
Sept. 11 Roosevelt—Churchill Meeting, Early Afternoon
Editorial Note
Source of information on the meeting. Review of war news; naval problems and supply difficulties in the Pacific.
299
Sept. 11 Leahy–Churchill Conversation
Editorial Note
Source of information on the meeting. Participation of the British fleet in the Pacific war.
300
Sept. 12 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, Noon
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Chairmanship of the Combined Chiefs of Staff; personnel shipping; agenda and hour of meeting; situation reports from Eisenhower and Wilson; intelligence estimate on the situation in Europe; command of Dragoon forces.
300
Sept. 12 Tripartite Luncheon Meeting, 1 p.m.
Editorial Note
Source of information on the meeting. The Soviet position vis-à-vis Japan; conditions in India; Japan; instability of French governments; the Union of South Africa; entry of troops into Berlin and Vienna; de Gaulle; the possibility of civil war in France; China.
306
[Page XXXVIII] 1944 Sept. 12 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, 2:30 p.m.
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Machinery for coordination of the United States-Soviet-British military effort; zones of occupation in Germany; control of strategic bomber forces in Europe.
307
Sept. 12 Tripartite Dinner Meeting, 8 p.m.
Editorial Note
Source of information on the meeting. Aid to the Warsaw resistance; British participation in the Pacific war.
311
Sept 13 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff With Roosevelt and Churchill, 11:45 a.m.
McFarland Minutes
Review of the military situation; participation of the British fleet and the Royal Air Force in the Pacific war.
312
Sept. 13 Roosevelt–Churchill Luncheon Meeting, 1 p.m.
Editorial Note
Sources of information on the meeting. British attitude toward the European steel trade; La Guardia mission to Italy.
319
Sept. 13 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, 2:30 p.m.
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Machinery for coordination of the United States-Soviet-British military effort; report on the enemy situation in the Pacific; progress report on operations in the Pacific; strategy for the defeat of Japan; basic policies for the Quebec Conference; future operations in the Mediterranean.
320
Sept. 13 Roosevelt-Morgenthau Conversation, 4 p.m.
Editorial Note
Memorandum by White, which indicates that Germany was the principal subject discussed.
323
Sept. 13 Roosevelt–Churchill Dinner Meeting, 8 p.m.
Editorial Note
Sources of information on the meeting. Excerpt from Moran’s diary and memorandum by White, which indicate that the treatment of Germany was the principal subject discussed.
324
Sept. 14 Morgenthau–Cherwell Meeting, 10 a.m.
Memorandum by the Secretary of the Treasury’s Assistant (White)
Lend-lease to the United Kingdom; treatment of Germany.
328
Sept. 14 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, 10 a.m.
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Control of strategic bomber forces in Europe; British participation in the Pacific war; future operations in Southeast Asia; planning date for the end of the war against Japan; operations of the Twentieth Air Force; communications to Stalin and Chiang on the results of the Quebec Conference.
331
[Page XXXIX] 1944 Sept. 14 Roosevelt–Churchill Meeting, 11 a.m.
Editorial Note
Sources of information on the meeting. Probable subject of discussion: the application to Italy of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
342
Sept. 14 Roosevelt–Churchill Meeting, 11:30 a.m.
Editorial Note
Supplemental sources of information on the meeting.
342
Memorandum by the British Pay master-General (Cherwell)
Treatment of Germany.
343
Memorandum by the British Paymaster-General (Cherwell)
Lend-lease to the United Kingdom; establishment of a committee to implement decisions on this subject.
344
Sept. 14 Tripartite Luncheon Meeting, 1 p.m.
Editorial Note
Absence of substantive record.
346
Sept. 14 White-Weeks Meeting, Afternoon
Editorial Note
Sources of information on White’s discussions with Weeks at Quebec concerning lend-lease matters.
347
Sept. 14 Roosevelt–Churchill Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Editorial Note
Sources of information on the meeting. Excerpts from Eden’s diary and a memorandum by White which indicate that the following subjects were discussed: the Soviet Union, Poland, the Dumbarton Oaks conversations on international organization, and lend-lease to the United Kingdom.
348
Sept. 14 Roosevelt–Mackenzie King Conversation, Early Evening
Editorial Note
Excerpt from Mackenzie King’s notes, which indicate that Canadian and Soviet participation in the war against Japan was discussed.
349
Sept. 14 Tripartite Dinner Meeting, 8 p.m.
Editorial Note
Excerpt from a memorandum by White on conversations held on September 14.
349
Sept. 15 King-Cunningham Meeting
Minutes
Naval facilities in Australia and forward areas; use of Avenger aircraft on British carriers; release of landing craft from northwestern Europe for use in other areas; escort carriers; use of Mosquito aircraft on carriers; use of Bonaventure and “X” craft in the Pacific war; zones of occupation in Germany; composition of a proposed German Disarmament Commission and control of German ports.
350
[Page XL]1944 Sept. 15 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, 10 a.m.
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Approval of a final report to the President and Prime Minister; communications to Stalin and Chiang on the results of the Quebec Conference; redeployment of forces after the end of the war in Europe; personnel movements; Operation Highball; possible release to the press of information on artificial harbors; communiqué of the Quebec Conference; progress in the Pacific campaign.
354
Sept. 15 Morgenthau–Cherwell Meeting, 11 a.m.
Memorandum by the Secretary of the Treasury’s Assistant (White)
Treatment of Germany; British Treasury representation in Washington.
359
Sept. 15 Roosevelt-Morgenthau Conversation, About Noon
Editorial Note
Source of information on the meeting.
360
Sept. 15 Roosevelt–Churchill Meeting, Noon
Editorial Note
Excerpt from Morgenthau’s diary on the discussion of lend-lease to the United Kingdom and the treatment of Germany; other sources of information on the meeting, at which voting in the Security Council of the proposed world organization was also discussed.
360
Sept. 15 Morgenthau–Cherwell Luncheon Meeting, About 1 p.m.
Editorial Note
Absence of substantive record.
363
Sept. 15 Roosevelt–Churchill Luncheon Meeting, 1 p.m.
Editorial Note
Absence of substantive record.
364
Sept. 15 Roosevelt–Churchill–Mackenzie King Meeting, Early After noon
Editorial Note
Excerpt from Mackenzie King’s notes, which indicate that Canadian participation in the Pacific war was discussed.
364
Sept. 15 Roosevelt–Churchill Meeting, Afternoon
Editorial Note
Source of information on the meeting, at which zones of occupation in Germany were discussed; description of the Roosevelt–Churchill agreement on this subject.
365
[Page XLI]1944 Sept. 15 Roosevelt Conversation With the Archduke Otto of Austria, 5 p.m.
Editorial Note
Memorandum of the conversation by the Archduke Otto, which indicates that the following subjects were discussed: territorial changes in central and southeastern Europe; Hungary; Russia; Poland; Austria; the Vatican; Yugoslavia; American and United Nations bases; Argentina.
367
Sept. 15 Morgenthau-Leahy Conversation, About 5 p.m.
Editorial Note
Excerpt from Morgenthau’s diary, which indicates that zones of occupation in Germany and the treatment of Grermany were discussed.
369
Sept. 15 Roosevelt-Morgenthau Conversation, About 6 p.m.
Editorial Note
Excerpt from Morgenthau’s diary, which indicates that Germany, lend-lease for France, and a possible mission for Morgenthau in the Soviet Union were discussed.
370
Sept. 15 Morgenthau–Cherwell Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Editorial Note
Sources of information on the meeting, at which lend-lease to the United Kingdom was discussed.
371
Sept. 15 Roosevelt–Churchill Dinner Meeting, 8 p.m.
Editorial Note
Absence of substantive record.
372
Sept. 16 Meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 10:15 a.m.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Zones of occupation in Germany; situation of the Chinese forces in the China–Burma–India Theater.
373
Sept, 16 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, 11 a.m.
Combined Chiefs of Staff Minutes
Planning in the Mediterranean Theater for action in case of a German collapse; release of amphibious craft from north western Europe for use elsewhere; zones of occupation in Germany; the situation in China; communiqué of the Quebec Conference.
375
Sept. 16 Meeting of the Combined Chiefs of Staff With Roosevelt and Churchill, Noon
McFarland Minutes
Consideration and approval of the final report of the Combined Chiefs of Staff to the President and Prime Minister; location of the Control Commission in Germany; communication of the results of the Quebec Conference to Stalin and Chiang; release of information on artificial harbors; communiqué of the Quebec Conference.
377
[Page XLII] 1944 Sept. 16 Tripartite Luncheon Meeting, 1:45 p.m.
Editorial Note
Sources of information on the meeting.
383
Sept. 16 Tripartite Press Conference, 3:45 p.m.
Editorial Note
Source of information on the press conference; reference to the communiqué of the Quebec Conference.
384
Sept. 16 Roosevelt–Eden Conversation, Afternoon
Editorial Note
Source of information on the meeting.
384

5. Conference Documents and Supplementary Papers

a. occupation and postwar treatment of germany

Date Paper Page
1944 Sept. 11 The Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of a report from Winant on negotiations in the European Advisory Commission and of the text of the draft protocol, as of August 3, on zones of occupation in Germany and the administration of Greater Berlin.
385
Sept, 11 The Secretary of State to the President
Memorandum on the control of international cartels.
388
Sept. 13 The Secretary of State to the President
Report that the protocol on zones of occupation in Germany and the administration of Greater Berlin was signed in the European Advisory Commission on September 12, with the allocation of zones between the United States and the United Kingdom left blank.
389
Sept. 15 Memorandum by the Secretary of the Treasury (Morgenthau)
Draft memorandum of agreement between Roosevelt and Churchill on disposition of the Ruhr and the Saar.
390
Sept. 15 The President to the Secretary of State
Notification of agreements reached at the Quebec Conference and of Roosevelt’s travel plans.
390
Sept. 16 Memorandum Approved by the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Agreement on zones of occupation in Germany.
391
Editorial Note
Information on the agreement reached at the Quebec Conference on zones of occupation in Germany.
392
Sept. 20 Memorandum by the President
Identification of a map showing a possible division of Germany after the peace.
392
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b. economic relations with the united kingdom

Date Paper Page
1944 Sept. 12 The Secretary of State to the President
Recommendations for discussion with Churchill with regard to British economic cooperation with Argentina and the negotiations for a contract for the purchase of Argentine meat by the United Kingdom.
393
Sept. 13 The Secretary of State to the President
Further information on the British-Argentine meat negotiations.
394
Editorial Note
Cross-reference to a memorandum initialed on September 15 relating to lend-lease to the United Kingdom.
395
Sept. 16 The British Paymaster-General (Cherwell) to the Secretary of the Treasury (Morgenthau)
Clarification of language in the Roosevelt-Churchill memorandum of agreement on lend-lease to the United Kingdom.
395

c. relations with the soviet union and aid to the warsaw resistance

Date Paper Page
1944 Sept. 11 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to the President
Recommendations for messages to be sent on aid to the Warsaw resistance and to Harriman.
396
Sept. 11 President Roosevelt to the Polish Prime Minister (Mikołajczyk)
Assurance that every possible step is being taken to bring aid to the Warsaw garrison.
397
Sept. 12 The Chief of Staff, United States Army (Marshall) to the Chief of the Military Mission in the Soviet Union (Deane)
Directive to prepare plans for an operation to assist the Warsaw resistance in coordination with Soviet, British, and other American authorities.
397
Sept. 12 The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman)
Instruction to support diplomatically Deane’s efforts to give aid to the Warsaw garrison.
398
Sept. 12 The Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of the texts of three messages relating to the occupation of Norway in case of a German collapse.
399
Sept. 12 Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Recommendations on machinery for coordination of the United States-Soviet-British military effort.
401
Sept. 12 Note by the Secretaries of the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of the texts of parallel messages to Burrows and Deane on machinery for coordination of the United States-Soviet-British military effort.
403
[Page XLIV] 1944 Sept. 13 The Chief of the Military Mission in the Soviet Union (Deane) to the Chief of Staff, United States Army (Marshall)
Information on a mission scheduled for September 14 for the relief of Warsaw.
404
Sept. 13 The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the President and the Secretary of State
Report on arrangements with the Soviet Union for an American operation for the relief of Warsaw.
405
Sept. 14 The Chief of Staff, United States Army (Marshall) to the Chief of the Military Mission in the Soviet Union (Deane)
Directive to carry out a mission for the relief of Warsaw as Deane and Spaatz see fit if satisfactory arrangements can be made.
405
Sept. 15 The Chief of the Military Mission in the Soviet Union (Deane) to the Commanding General, Strategic Air Forces in Europe (Spaatz)
Information on relations with the Soviet Union with respect to aid for the Warsaw resistance; recommendation that no firm date be set for the reduction of bases in the Soviet Union.
406
Sept. 16 The Chargé Near the Polish Government in Exile (Schoenfeld) to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of an appeal by Mikołajczyk for aid to the Warsaw resistance.
407

d. italy

Date Paper Page
1944 Sept. 11 The Secretary of State to the President
Transmittal of comments on British proposals for disposition of Italian overseas territories.
408
Sept. 11 The President’s Personal Representative at Vatican City (Taylor) to the President and the Secretary of State
Request for the allocation of shipping to carry relief cargoes.
411
Sept. 12 The Representative on the Advisory Council for Italy (Kirk) to the Secretary of State
Request that Wilson be authorized to submit to the British War Office a copy of O’Dwyer’s report on Italy, with his comments.
411
Sept. 13 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to the President
Transmittal of supplementary information on problems relating to Italy.
412
Sept. 13 The Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater (Wilson) to the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Request for guidance on economic policy for Italy.
415
[Page XLV] 1944 Sept. 14 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Notification of intention to appoint Macmillan as Chief Commissioner of the Allied Control Commission for Italy; comments on a possible La Guardia mission to Italy and on other personnel arrangements there.
417
Sept. 16 Prime Minister Churchill to President Roosevelt
Return of a United States paper on disposition of the Italian colonies.
418

e. lend-lease for france

Date Paper Page
1944 Sept. 11 The Secretary of State to the President
Request for instructions with respect to a proposed lend-lease agreement for France.
419
Sept. 12 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to the President
Recommendation that Roosevelt initial Hull’s memorandum on a proposed lend-lease agreement for France.
420
Sept. 14 The Acting Secretary of the Treasury (Bell) to the Secretary of the Treasury (Morgenthau)
Comments in opposition to the Department of State paper on a proposed lend-lease agreement for France.
420
Sept. 15 The President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins) to the President’s Secretary (Tully)
Request for help in getting Presidential action on the proposed lend-lease agreement for France.
423
Sept. 15 The Secretary of the Treasury (Morgenthau) to the President
Recommendation that action be postponed on a lend-lease agreement for France.
423

f. shipment of arms to ethiopia

Date Paper Page
Editorial Note
Reference to a paper already in print giving background information for the President on shipment of arms to Ethiopia.
423
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g. voting formula in the united nations security council

Date Paper Page
1944 Sept. 14 Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt
Statement of the Soviet position in favor of the rule of unanimity on all questions among the permanent members of the Security Council of the proposed world organization.
424
Sept. 14 The Under Secretary of Slate (Stettinius) to the President
Report on negotiations with the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom on a compromise formula for voting in the Security Council; request for Roosevelt’s instructions.
425
Sept. 15 The Under Secretary of State (Stettinius) to the President
Transmittal of the text of a proposed compromise formula for voting in the Security Council.
426
Sept. 15 The President to the Under Secretary of State (Stettinius)
Rejection of the proposed compromise formula for voting in the Security Council; suggestions for handling matters in disagreement.
427

h. the war in europe and the mediterranean

Date Paper Page
1944 Sept. 12 The Combined Chiefs of Staff to the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force (Eisenhower)
Approval, with comments, of proposed operations against Germany.
428
Sept. 12 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Recommendation for the transfer of command of forces in southern France effective on September 15.
428
Sept. 12 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Views on the future use of forces in Italy.
429
Sept. 13 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of a proposed message to Wilson on forces available to him.
429
Sept. 13 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Agreement in principle to revised arrangements for the control of strategic bomber forces in Europe.
431
Sept. 14 Note by the Secretaries of the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of the directive on control of strategic bomber forces in Europe as approved by the Combined Chiefs of Staff.
432
Sept. 14 Draft Report by the Combined Chiefs of Staff to President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill
Draft of a report on conclusions reached at the Quebec Conference on military questions relating to Europe.
434
Sept. 15 Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of a proposed directive to Wilson on planning for actions to be taken in the Mediterranean Theater in case of a German collapse.
438

i. the war in asia and the pacific

Date Paper Page
[Page XLVII] 1944 Sept. 11 Note by the Secretaries of the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of a restatement of the over-all objective in the war against Japan as approved by the Combined Chiefs of Staff.
440
Sept. 11 Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Request for a formal expression of the views of the United States Chiefs of Staff on employment of the British fleet in the main operations against Japan.
441
Sept. 12 Note by the Secretaries of the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Request for decision by the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the wording of one subparagraph of the paper on basic policies for the Quebec Conference.
441
Sept. 12 Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Recommended action on priorities for personnel shipping after termination of hostilities in Europe.
442
Sept. 12 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of a general progress report on recent operations in the Pacific.
442
Sept. 13 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Acceptance of a British naval task force to participate in the main operations against Japan.
447
Sept. 13 Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of a proposed directive to Mountbatten on operations in the Southeast Asia Command.
447
Sept. 13 Note by the Secretaries of the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of a report on troop movements from October 1944 to March 1945.
448
Sept. 13 Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Recommendation that two years after the defeat of Germany be accepted as a planning date for the end of the war against Japan.
451
Sept. 13 The Chargé Near the Netherlands Government in Exile (Schoenfeld) to the Secretary of State
Transmittal of a message from the Netherlands Government to Roosevelt concerning the war against Japan, with particular reference to Java.
451
Sept. 14 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Notification of allocation of combat cargo groups and air commando groups.
452
Sept. 14 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Recommendation for a study of problems relating to redeployment of forces after the end of the war in Europe.
453
Sept. 14 Draft Report by the Combined Chiefs of Staff to President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill
Draft of a report on conclusions reached at the Quebec Conference on military questions relating to the war against Japan.
454
[Page XLVIII] 1944 Sept. 15 Prime Minister Churchill’s Chief of Staff (Ismay) to President Roosevelt’s Chief of Staff (Leahy)
Transmittal of a draft minute to Roosevelt and Churchill on the issuance of a communiqué at the end of the Quebec Conference.
456
Sept. 15 Memorandum by the Commanding General, Army Service Forces (Somervell) and the British Minister of War Transport (Leathers)
Report on requirements for personnel movements after the defeat of Germany and on resources available to meet those requirements.
457
Sept. 15 Note by the Secretaries of the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of two alternative drafts of a message to Chiang on the results of the Quebec Conference.
460
Sept. 15 Memorandum by the British Chiefs of Staff
Notification that Operation Highball will be available in the Far East at the end of November 1944.
462
Sept. 16 Memorandum by Prime Minister Churchill
Comments on future operations in the war against Japan.
463
Sept. 16 Memorandum by the United States Chiefs of Staff
Transmittal of a proposed message to Eisenhower on the release of amphibious craft to other theaters.
464
Sept. 16 President Roosevelt to Generalissimo Chiang
Request for drastic and immediate military action in support of forces in northern Burma.
464
Sept. 19 Note by the Secretaries of the Combined Chiefs of Staff
Notification that Roosevelt and Churchill approved the recommendation that the date for the end of the war against Japan, for planning purposes, should be set at eighteen months after the defeat of Germany.
466

j. final documents of the conference

(1) Treatment of Germany

Date Paper Page
1944 Sept. 15 Memorandum Initialed by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill
Agreement on future disposition of the Ruhr and the Saar and on converting Germany into a primarily agricultural and pastoral country.
466
Sept. 15 Minute by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill
Agreement to submit to Stalin the Simon proposals on war criminals and to concert with Stalin a list of war criminals.
467
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(2) Lend-Lease to the United Kingdom

Date Paper Page
1944 Sept. 15 Memorandum Initialed by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill
Establishment of a committee to deal with the scope and scale of lend-lease to the British Empire after the defeat of Germany and during the war with Japan.
468

(3) Relations With the French Committee of National Liberation

Date Paper Page
1944 Sept. 15 Minute by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill
Agreement that the time has not come to recognize the French Committee of National Liberation as the provisional government of France; agreement to keep the question of recognition constantly under review.
469

(4) Military Conclusions of the Conference

Date Paper Page
1944 Sept. 16 The Combined Chiefs of Staff to President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill
Report of the final agreed summary of conclusions reached by the Combined Chiefs of Staff at the Quebec Conference on the prosecution of the war.
469
Sept. 16 Communiqué
Communiqué issued to the press on the military discussions at the Quebec Conference.
477
Sept. 16 President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill to Marshal Stalin
Report on the military conclusions of the Quebec Conference.
478
Sept. 16 President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill to Generalissimo Chiang
Report on the military conclusions of the Quebec Conference.
479

6. Post-Conference Conversations at Hyde Park

Date Paper Page
Editorial Note
Scope of documentation included; list of persons present at Hyde Park; references to sources of information in print on the conversations.
481
1944 Sept. 15 The Secretary of War (Stimson) to the President
Recommendations on the treatment of Germany.
482
[Page L] 1944 Sept. 16 The Deputy Director of the Office of European Affairs (Matthews) to the President’s Special Assistant (Hopkins)
Recommendations concerning the occupation of Italy.
485
Sept. 17 The Secretary of State to the President
Recommendation that Roosevelt make clear to Churchill the connection between lend-lease in excess of direct strategic needs and British trade policy.
486
Sept. 17 The Secretary of State to the President
Considerations with respect to possible recognition of the French Committee of National Liberation as the provisional government of France.
487
Sept. 17 Draft by Prime Minister Churchill
Draft of a suggested telegram on war criminals to be sent to Stalin by Roosevelt and Churchill.
489
Sept. 18 Prime Minister Churchill to the British Foreign Secretary (Eden)
Transmittal of the draft of a suggested telegram on Yugoslavia, Greece, and Poland to be sent to Stalin by Roosevelt and Churchill.
490
Sept. 18 The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the President
Report on a mission to drop supplies over Warsaw.
491
Sept. 19 Aide-Mémoire Initialed by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill
Aide-mémoire of a conversation on the secrecy of work on atomic energy, possible use of atomic weapons against Japan, continuation of Anglo-American collaboration in the field of atomic energy after the war, and the activities of Professor Bohr.
492
Sept. 19 The President to the Secretary of State
Notification that Roosevelt and Churchill are opposed to recognizing a provisional government of France.
493
Undated Draft of a Statement by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill
Draft of a public statement of policy with regard to Italy.
493
Sept. 19 Draft of a Statement by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill
Draft of a public statement on the conversations at Hyde Park, with special emphasis on policy with regard to Italy.
494
Editorial Note
Information on negotiations which took place on the issuance of the draft statement prepared during the Hyde Park conversations.
496
Sept. 26 White House Press Release
Statement by Roosevelt and Churchill on the conversations at Hyde Park; text of an agreed statement on police with regard to Italy.
497