ROOSEVELT TO CHURCHILL
No. 210 November 11, 1942
I am very happy with the latest news of your splendid campaign in Egypt, and of the success that has attended our joint landing in West and North Africa.
This brings up the additional steps that should be taken when and if the south shore of the Mediterranean is cleared and under our control.
It is hoped that you with your Chiefs of Staff in London and I with the combined staff here may make a survey of the possibilities including forward movements directed against Sardinia, Sicily, Italy, Greece, and other Balkan areas and including the possibility of obtaining Turkish support for an attack through the Black Sea against Germany's flank.
In regard to de Gaulle, I have hitherto enjoyed a quiet satisfaction in leaving him in your hands--apparently I have now acquired a similar problem in brother Giraud.1
I wholly agree that we must prevent rivalry between the French émigré factions and I have no objection to a de Gaulle emissary visit-