April 3, 1942 11pm
The White House
What Harry and Geo. Marshall will tell you all about has my heart & mind in it. Your people and mine demand the establishment of a front to draw off pressure on the Russians, & these peoples are wise enough to see that the Russians are today killing more Germans & destroying more equipment than you & I put together. Even if full success is not attained, the big objective will be.
Go to it! Syria & Egypt will be made more secure, even if the Germans find out about our plans.
Best of luck—make Harry go to bed early & let him obey Dr. Fulton, U.S.N., whom I am sending with him as super nurse with full authority.