Editorial Note

Winston S. Churchill, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the United Kingdom, was in the United States January 5–18 heading a British delegation which held both formal and informal talks with President Truman and other United States officials. For memoranda and minutes of these talks, see volume VI.

Records of the following talks between the President, the Prime Minister and their advisers are of special pertinence to the subjects treated in the present compilation:

Memorandum by Secretary Acheson of talks held aboard the yacht Williamsburg January 5.
Notes on the same talks drafted by General of the Army Omar N. Bradley, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Memorandum by Secretary Acheson of dinner conversation at the British Embassy, January 6.
United States Minutes of the Third Formal Session, held January 8.