811.001 Roosevelt, F. D./9750: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State

2086. Personal for the President. Molotov has asked me on behalf of Marshal Stalin to forward to you a silver framed photograph of an excellent portrait of the Marshal in his uniform with all decorations. The following is a translation of his inscription on the photograph.

“To President Franklin D. Roosevelt in memory of the day of the invasion of northern France by the Allied American and British liberating armies. From his friend Joseph V. Stalin. June 6, 1944.”

I am sending the photograph by the next diplomatic pouch.83

  1. The picture was sent from Moscow on June 14, and was forwarded from the Department of State to the White House on June 28.