|Winston Churchill to John Dill for George Marshall, August 1, 1942
This message from Churchill to U.S. Army Chief of Staff George Marshall illustrates his innovative leadership style and his tendency to tell others how to do their jobs. In Churchill's third paragraph he advises the Americans to deal with shipping shortages by first limiting the number of vehicles to be sent from the United States, and then adjusting other variables to that figure. The goal would be to create "the best army that can be built up on them" in the limited time available.
Cypher telegram. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (174)
© Crown copyright 1942
World War II