September 8, 1942
White House news release.
Announcement was made at the White House today of a conference held in London in July between British and American officials.
The representatives of the United States Government were Harry L. Hopkins, personal representative of the President; General George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff of the Army; and Admiral Ernest J. King, Chief of Naval Operations. The American Chiefs of Staff and Mr. Hopkins held important meetings covering a period of ten days with the British Chiefs of Staff and the British Prime Minister. At these conferences the whole conduct of the war was thoroughly canvassed, and, with the approval of the President, the necessary decisions regarding military operations were made.
Stephen Early, Secretary to the President, was in London at the same time for conferences with Brendon Bracken, British Minister of Public Information.
On the return trip from London the American conferees visited Iceland and inspected the American bases there.