File Title USA: Liaison with Authorities in USA and London
Reference FO 1093/238
Date 6 June 1940 - 29 January 1943
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013
Notes A number of documents within this file have been retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act, 1958.


A file of reports, correspondence, and memoranda concerning Anglo-American relations and liaison during the Second World War. Subjects discussed in this file include United States assistance to Britain during its neutrality; the organisation of British propaganda in the United States of America; American support for intervention in the war in Europe; the necessity of understanding the American point of view; the activities of the American isolationist press; intercepted, pessimistic American assessments of the military situation in the Middle East; American public opinion regarding British conduct of the war; coordination of intelligence gathering with American intelligence services; complaints about breaches of security by the U.S. diplomat Anthony Biddle; the funding of entertainments by British consuls to increase their local popularity; requests for financial help from the Americans in organising resistance movements in Poland; the sharing of intelligence; and the views of American politician Wendell Wilkie.

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