Roosevelt Papers: Telegram

The Ambassador in China (Hurley) to the President

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(Top Secret. From Hurley for the eyes of the President alone. Information eyes alone Secretary of State)

NCR 4051. It has been suggested that if the President and his staff and Prime Minister Churchill and his staff could visit Delhi and invite the Generalissimo and his staff to meet them there it would be a great morale builder in this theater. It would also afford an opportunity to clarify policies and strategy. Delhi is suggested rather than any place in China for two reasons: (1) Security and (2) accommodations. A meeting at Delhi would probably make unnecessary Wedemeyer’s proposed conference at Washington. If there is possibility of such arrangement please advise me earliest convenience.