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Found in 166 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1940 - 31 Dec 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/13/9
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, December 1940.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; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; [Pierre] Dupuy [First Secretary Canadian Legation, Paris]; F A Lindemann [later 1st...
Dates: 01 Dec 1940 - 31 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Aug 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/4-5
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"Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 51" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 1 to 8 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany (distribution of German divisions); 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Romania; b) Turkey; 4. Finland; 5. Far East.

Dates: 08 Aug 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 15 Aug 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/6-9
Scope and Contents "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 52" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 8 to 15 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) information on the invasion of the United Kingdom; b) Cap Gris Nez area [France]; c) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Spain; 4. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Romania; b) Bulgaria; c) Greece; d) Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; e)...
Dates: 15 Aug 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 22 Aug 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/10-13
Scope and Contents "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 53" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 15 to 22 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) German intentions; b) prospects of famine in Europe; c) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Romania; b) Greece; c) Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; d) Turkey; 4. Middle East: Egypt, Palestine, Iraq [earlier...
Dates: 22 Aug 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 29 Aug 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/14-15
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"Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 54" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 22 to 29 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) German intentions; b) 18 mm Infantry Mortar; c) distribution of German divisions. 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States: a) Romania; b) Hungary; c) Greece.

Dates: 29 Aug 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 05 Sep 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/16-17
Scope and Contents "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 55" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 29 August to 5 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) possible use of gliders; b) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Turkey; b) Greece; c) Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; d) Hungary; e) Bulgaria; f) Romania; 4. Americas (expansion of the US army);...
Dates: 05 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 12 Sep 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/18-19
Scope and Contents "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 56" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 5 to 12 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany a) information on invasion of the United Kingdom; b) motorization in the German Army; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; b) Greece; c) Rumania [Romania], Bulgaria and Hungary; 4. Aden and the Aden...
Dates: 12 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 19 Sep 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/20-24
Scope and Contents "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 57" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 12 to 19 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) invasion of the United Kingdom; b) re-organisation of the German Army; c) artificial smoke screen in invasion; d) the attack on Waalhaven, Rotterdam [Netherlands] (from a German Air Force Journal); e) mobile troops in the Battle of France (from the German press); f) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan...
Dates: 19 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 26 Sep 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/25-31
Scope and Contents "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 58" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 19 to 26 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) invasion of the United Kingdom; b) activities in South-East Europe; c) "German sentiments towards this country"; d) "Changes in the art of war" (from the German press); e) fortifications 696, 678 and 699 (from the German press), "A Report on how the Engineers broke through the Maginot Line"; f) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and...
Dates: 26 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 07 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/84-86
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Telegram from Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] to WSC and Secretaries of State for War and Air listing the equipment which is urgently required by the army in the Middle East [see also CHAR 20/77/83].

Dates: 07 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 07 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/83
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Telegram from Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] to WSC and Secretaries of State for War and Air asking that special steps be taken to supply those emergency requirements for the army in the Middle East which are listed in his immediately following telegram [see CHAR 20/77/84-86].

Dates: 07 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 01 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/11-14
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Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief Middle East] and Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Mediterranean] to WSC marked "most secret" reciting the proposed text for his communique and describing fully the progress of the battle in the desert in Libya from 26 May.

Dates: 01 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/59
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Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, asking how the retreat and escape of General Erwin Rommel's Italian troops affects "Acrobat" and also "Gymnast" and "Super-Gymnast" [codenames for an operation against Tripoli, Libya, the plans for the British occupation of North West Africa and a combined landing by British and United States forces].

Dates: 11 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/6
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Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in- Chief, Middle East, to WSC on subjects including a tank encounter to the south of Agedabia [Ajdabiyah, Libya], the accuracy of RAF bombing and the movement of enemy ships from Ras el Aali.

Dates: 31 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68B/109-110
Scope and Contents Telegrams from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, on redeployment of troops: Australians to move from Middle East to Far East; United States forces to Northern Ireland (codenamed "Magnet"), the Levant and Caspian Sea, and to Iceland for training; United States contribution to "Gymnast" [codename for the plans for the British occupation of North West Africa] will be "Super- Gymnast" [codename for a combined landing by British and United States forces], and...
Dates: 18 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68B/80-82
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Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] with figures for army and air reinforcement of Malaya [later Malaysia].

Dates: 14 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/29
Scope and Contents Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC giving the latest details of the 8th Army in North Africa: enemy tanks and artillery engaged at Antelat [Libya] and Saunnu but without decisive result; general description and position of troops; intention of Lieutenant- General Neil Ritchie [Commander, 8th Army] to stabilise his position and launch an offensive; "Once again [General Erwin] Rommel [Commander, Afrika Corps] has made bold stroke ... The...
Dates: 24 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/33-34
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Telegram from Commanders in Chief (Middle East) to WSC giving details of German and Allied army strengths at the beginning of "Crusader" [codename for British North African operation], including details of losses on both sides and reasons for Allied success.

Dates: 24 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/40
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Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC on the position not being satisfactory, including British troops being pushed back and heavy installations and base establishments removed from Benghazi [Libya] as a precautionary measure.

Dates: 26 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/54
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Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC regarding the latest situation in North Africa, including the premature action at Benghazi [Libya], positions as known on the evening of 26 January, concern over the condition of 1st Armoured division and the conclusion that British armoured forces have failed to compete with the enemy satisfactorily.

Dates: 27 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/49-50
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Telegrams from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC: battle report; casualties, damage around Sidi Rezegh Capuzzo, Bir-El- Gobi, Bir-I-Cheim [Libya] and Sidi-Omar [Egypt].

Dates: 21 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/51-53
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Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] on encouraging start to operation Crusader in Libyan Desert:]; with copy.

Dates: 22 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/28
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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]; Italian prisoners, and tanks.

Dates: 06 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Dec 1941 - 07 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/30-32
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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]; enemy manoeuvres; troop deployment.

Dates: 06 Dec 1941 - 07 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/63-64
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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]; "Enemy is apparently in full retreat towards the west".

Dates: 09 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

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