Roosevelt and Churchill: Their Secret Wartime Correspondence

By Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Winston Churchill et al. | Go to book overview

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ROOSEVELT TO CHURCHILL

September 11, 1939

My dear Churchill:

It is because you and I occupied similar positions in the World War1 that I want you to know how glad I am that you are back again in the Admiralty. Your problems are, I realize, complicated by new factors but the essential is not very different. What I want you and the Prime Minister2 to know is that I shall at all times welcome it if you will keep me in touch personally with anything you want me to know about. You can always send sealed letters through your pouch or my pouch.

I am glad you did the Marlboro [sic] volumes3 before this thing started--and I much enjoyed reading them.

____________________
1
Roosevelt served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1913 to 1920, Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 to 1915.
2
Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister of Great Britain on May 28, 1937.
3
The fourth and final volume of Churchill Marlborough--His Life and Times had appeared in 1938.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments v
  • Contents xi
  • List of Illustrations xiii
  • Preface xv
  • General Introduction 1
  • Part I - September 1939 To October 1942 77
  • Introduction to Part I 79
  • Messages and Notes 89
  • Part II - November 1942 To December 1943 265
  • Introduction to Part II 267
  • Messages and Notes 278
  • Part III - January 1944 To June 1944 401
  • Introduction to Part III 403
  • Messages and Notes 410
  • Part IV - June 1944 To April 1945 505
  • Introduction to Part IV 507
  • Messages and Notes 521
  • Chronology 711
  • Maps 739
  • Bibliogaphy (of Works Cited) 749
  • Index 761
  • The Editors 807
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