Cablegram 168[A] LONDON, 15 October 1942, 12.17 a.m.
MOST IMMEDIATE FOR THE PRIME MINISTER MOST SECRET AND PERSONAL HIMSELF
MOST IMMEDIATE FOR THE PRIME MINISTER MOST SECRET AND PERSONAL HIMSELF ONLY
My telegram 165[A].  In dealing with the prisoners of war
question at War Cabinet meeting (my telegram 167[A]) , the
Prime Minister twice expressed his regret that I had not been at
the War Cabinet meeting where the matter was dealt with.
He said that the question was urgent and had had to be dealt with
at a meeting of the United Kingdom members summoned to deal with
This was hardly in accord with facts but in view of the
handsomeness of the Prime Minister's apology-and nobody can do
this better when he wants to-I thought it more tactful not to draw
attention to this. You can, I think, now regard this episode as
[FA:A3195, 1942, 1.41027]