The Common Struggle Against Fascism

Note from Averell Harriman, US ambassador to the USSR, to Vyacheslav Molotov with a personal and secret message from Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill to Joseph Stalin on the results of the Cairo talks

8 December 1943
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

Russian translation.

English original.

In the Conference just concluded in Cairo we have reached the following decisions regarding the conduct of the war against Germany in 1944 in addition to the agreements arrived at by the three of us at Tehran. <...>

We have directed the greatest effort be made to increase the production of landing craft in the United States and Great Britain to provide reenforcement of cross Channel operations. The diversion from the Pacific of certain landing craft has been ordered for the same purpose.