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Found in 166 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 24 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/87
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC with detailed report on advance situation; General Alan Cunningham [General Officer Commanding-in-Chief 8th Army in Middle East] ordered to capture Sidi-Rezegh [Libya].

Dates: 24 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/106
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC with information on battle; pushing south to Michili-Benghazi- El-Ageila [Libya]; replacing General Alan Cunningham [General Officer Commanding-in-Chief 8th Army in Middle East] with Major-General Neil Ritchie.

Dates: 26 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/110
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan Desert, [Crusader, codename for major British operation in North Africa].

Dates: 26 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/116-118
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Telegrams from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC with news of battle; New Zealanders joined with Tobruk garrison near El-Duda [Libya]; movements to relieve exhausted troops.

Dates: 27 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/129-130
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Telegrams from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC with news of battle; estimates of German and Italian tank strength; unloading of United States and Cruiser tanks.

Dates: 28 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/135-137
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Telegrams from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC with news of battle and statistics of prisoners; promises to maintain momentum; repulse of advance by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

Dates: 29 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/4
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan Desert, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa].

Dates: 30 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/17-19
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Telegrams from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC advising all tanks unloaded; on Libyan Desert battle, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa]; morale good.

Dates: 02 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/23-24
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Telegrams from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan desert, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa]; resuming offensive.

Dates: 04 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/38
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan desert; recovery of abandoned German tanks.

Dates: 07 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/46
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan desert, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa]; Allies advancing, New Zealand casualty figures.

Dates: 08 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Feb 1942 - 03 Aug 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/61/1-13
Scope and Contents Extract from Hansard with summary of Parliamentary questions from Major Charles Taylor and others to WSC about co-operation between the Army and RAF in the Middle East, and in their training; also includes copy of letter from Admiral Sir [William] Reginald Hall to Taylor on the control of air power in Egypt, with letters from Taylor to Brigadier George Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], enclosing Hall's letter, thanking WSC for answering his questions, asking if he could...
Dates: 23 Feb 1942 - 03 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jan 1941 - 31 Jan 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/1
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, January 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Eric Seal [WSC's Principal Private Secretary]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; F A Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant]; James Stuart [Chief Whip] and...
Dates: 01 Jan 1941 - 31 Jan 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Feb 1941 - 28 Feb 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/2
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, February 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: the Chiefs of Staff; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Vice Chief of Imperial General Staff [?General Sir Robert Haining];...
Dates: 01 Feb 1941 - 28 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Mar 1941 - 31 Mar 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/3
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, March 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; senior civil servants including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet], Sir Horace Wilson [Permanent Secretary of HM Treasury and official Head of HM Civil Service], and Sir Alexander Cadogan...
Dates: 01 Mar 1941 - 31 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jul 1941 - 30 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/7
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] and Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistants]; Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; senior civil servants including Sir Edward Bridges...
Dates: 01 Jul 1941 - 30 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Oct 1941 - 31 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/10
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, October 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Colonels Leslie Hollis and Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretaries to the War Cabinet]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's...
Dates: 01 Oct 1941 - 31 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Nov 1941 - 30 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/11
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, November 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] and Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistants]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Chief Whip [James Stuart].Subjects covered by the...
Dates: 01 Nov 1941 - 30 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/150-163
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to [Franklin Roosevelt] President of the United States, detailing secret military plans, reorganisation of command, and projected course of the war: Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to attack Cyrenaica [Libya], then advance on Tripoli; invasion of Norway has been planned as a cover; reports of German preparation for invasion of Britain over North Sea; seeks introduction of American troops to Northern Ireland; command. structure between the...
Dates: 20 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/182-186
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Letter from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] with major points of joint strategy: expansion of shipping convoys against U-boat attack; increase of food imports in 1943; more American troops to Britain; increasing bombing, night bombing and using aircraft against U-boats.

Dates: 31 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Nov 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54C/236-238
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Letter from WSC to Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, challenging the decision by the United States to withdraw Lend-Lease funding for operations Bolero [codename for preparations for the invasion of Normandy, France] and Roundup [codename for the Allied invasion of North West Europe] in favour of Torch [codename for Allied invasion of North West Africa].

Dates: 24 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Jul 1942 - 21 Sep 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/56B/121-184
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sir Stafford Cripps [Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons], WSC and Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] on memoranda by Cripps on subjects including: dissatisfaction in Parliament, the vote of censure against the Government and public opinion over progress of war in the Middle East, including leadership, weaponry, research and invention and the RAF; lack of public morale, the direction of the war and need for improved co-operation between the...
Dates: 02 Jul 1942 - 21 Sep 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/47/6
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan desert, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa].

Dates: 13 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/47/24
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan desert; evidence that enemy has been surprised by attack.

Dates: 15 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/47/47-49
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Telegrams from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan desert; enemy in retreat and being pursued by Air Force.

Dates: 17 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

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