Friday, July 20, 2012

Jul

20

1942

British and American military argue over strategy

General George C Marshall, Chief of Staff US Army.

At 12.30 we went round to 12 Downing Street to meet American Chiefs of Staff with PM! We had originally intended to meet them at 10 am ‘off the record’ for a private but PM very suspicious and had informed me at Chequers that Marshall trying to assume powers of C-in-C of American troops which was (constitutionally) President’s prerogative!