|President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Harry Hopkins for transmission to Winston Churchill, April 12, 1942
The British Empire was another source of division between Churchill and Roosevelt, with the British Prime Minister famously announcing that he had "not become the King's First Minister to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire." Nonetheless, in an effort to keep India loyal to the British during the war, Churchill sent British statesman Sir Stafford Cripps there with a plan for self-government in 1942. The mission failed when an agreement with Gandhi's Congress Party was not obtained. In this telegram Roosevelt urges that a further attempt be made.
Telegram. Churchill Papers, Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, U.K. (164)
World War II