The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)

No. 3744

Sir: The Department’s telegram No. 1097 of February 12, 1944, promised to send forward by air mail a copy of our suggestions made to the British Embassy as possible agenda for the forthcoming conversations on aviation matters. A copy of these suggestions is attached hereto.31

For your information, it is apparent that there is some difference of opinion between the Foreign Office and Lord Beaverbrook in respect of having the Canadian Government join in the conferences. Lord Beaverbrook seems to have expressed himself informally to the effect that he did not want the Canadians present. The Canadian Government appears to have the impression that the British Government is expecting them to take part. We have been proceeding on the assumption that the Canadians would be represented in these talks, and propose to continue on that course.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
A. A. Berle, Jr.
  1. Ante, p. 378.