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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States. The Conferences at Washington, 1941-1942, and Casablanca, 1943
(1941-1943)

III. The Casablanca Conference,   pp. [485]-849 ff. PDF (133.6 MB)


Page 847


DOCUMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY PAPERS
Hopkins Papers
                        Thie Coinuiuniqua
                                    [CASABLANCA,] 24 January 1943.
  The President of the United States and the Prime Minister of
Great Britain have been in conference near Casablanca since January
14. They were accompanied by the Combined Chiefs of Staff of
the two countries, namely, for the United States:
     General George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff, U. S. Army
     Admiral E. J. King, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Navy
     Lieut. General H. H. Arnold, Commanding U. S. Army Air
        Forces
and for Great Britain:
    Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound, First Sea Lord,
    General Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff,
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal, Chief of the Air Staff.
  These were assisted by:
    Lieut. General B. B. Somervell, Commanding General, Services
        of Supply, U. S. Army,
    Field Marshal Sir John Dill, Head of the British Joint Staff
        Mission in Washington,
    Vice Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, Chief of Combined
        Operations,
    Lieut. General Sir Hastings Ismay, Chief Staff Officer to the
        Minister of Defence,
together with a number of Staff Officers from both countries.
  They have received visits from Mr. Murphy 2 and Mr. Macmillan; 3
from General Eisenhower, the Commander-in-Chief Allied Expedi-
tionary Force in North Africa; from Admiral of the Fleet Sir An-
drew Cunningham, Naval Commander Allied Expeditionary Force
in North Africa; from General Spaatz, Air Commander Allied Ex-
peditionary Force in North Africa; from General Clark, U. S. Army
and from Middle East Headquarters, from General Sir Harold Alex-
ander, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder and Lieut-General F. M.
Andrews, U. S. Army.
  The President was accompanied by Mr. Harry Hopkins and was
  :'The Communique was released for publication in Washington on January
26,
1943, at 10 p. m. EWT (at Casablanca at 2 a. m., GMT on January 27). Verbal
variations between the text printed here and the text printed in the Department
of State Bulletin, January 30, 1943, pp. 93-94, are indicated in footnotes;
dif-
ferences in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation are not indicated.
'At this point, the text released to the press contains the following insertion:
"(Robert Murphy, United States Minister to French North Africa)."
'At this point, the text released to the press contains the following insertion:
"(Harold Macmillan, British Resident Minister for Allied Headquarters
in
North Africa)."
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