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Found in 166 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 30 Jul 1942 - 25 Aug 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/88-98
Scope and Contents Letter and reports by Randolph Churchill to WSC on the command structure and personalities in the Middle East, including Lieutenant- General Thomas Corbett, Chief of General Staff, Middle East, Richard Casey [Minister of State, Middle East], Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, RAF, Middle East], Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham, Sir Miles Lampson [British Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner for the Sudan, later 1st Lord Killearn] and Michael Wright,...
Dates: 30 Jul 1942 - 25 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1942 - 30 Apr 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/3
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, April 1942.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.Subjects covered by the minutes include: the Japanese threat to the Falkland Islands; discussion of operation "Ironclad" [code name for British occupation of Diego Suarez, Madagascar]; the British naval...
Dates: 01 Apr 1942 - 30 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1942 - 28 Aug 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/6
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July and August 1942. Some written by WSC when in the Middle East.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet].Subjects covered by the...
Dates: 03 Jul 1942 - 28 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/10
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, December 1942.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; Director of Movements [War Office, General Noel Holmes]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Chief Whip [James Stuart].Subjects covered by the minutes include:...
Dates: 01 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/2
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Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC on subjects including infantry and tanks in the Western desert against Germans and Italians, prisoner-of-war figures and South African divisions.

Dates: 01 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/70/47-49
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] and the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] reciting a telegram sent by General Sir Archibald Wavell [Supreme Commander, South West Pacific] to the Chiefs of Staff in London and Washington [United States]: believes that the enemy advance on Southern Sumatra [Dutch East Indies, later Indonesia] necessitates a review of plans for the defence of the Dutch East Indies; comments on implications for Australian troops and...
Dates: 15 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/70/72
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Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Supreme Commander, South West Pacific] to WSC regarding military command in Burma [later Myanmar]: feels disturbed at the "lack of real fighting spirit" shown by troops in Malaya [later Malaysia] and Burma, and lists some causes; comments on Lieutenant-General Thomas Hutton [General Officer Commanding, Burma] and proposal to replace him with General Harold Alexander; refers to own rapid recovery.

Dates: 18 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/70/83-88
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Telegram from the Government of New Zealand to WSC listing specific resources required by air force, army and navy in order to defend New Zealand against a Japanese invasion force.

Dates: 19 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/71A/9-12
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Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in- Chief, Middle East, to WSC detailing allied and enemy troop strengths and positions in Libya, and outlining his intentions.

Dates: 27 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Jun [1942]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/70-71
Scope and Contents 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" on problems in obtaining accurate information about army losses; estimating Allied losses of 10,000 men (8,000 of whom are believed to have been taken prisoner), enemy prisoners of 3,993, enemy tank losses of 400, Allied tank losses of 350; and giving details of reinforcements to the Eighth army and enemy...
Dates: 10 Jun [1942]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Sep 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2C/239-248
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Letter from WSC to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with thoughts on future action relating to Germany, advising against immediate bombing raids, commenting on supplies of artillery and munitions, and offering suggestions for the development of the Navy and Army. [carbon, with manuscript annotations by WSC].

Dates: 10 Sep 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1944 - 30 Apr 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/4
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, April 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army]; Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General Francis...
Dates: 01 Apr 1944 - 30 Apr 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jun 1944 - 30 Jun 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/6
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, June 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; the Chiefs of Staff; Major-General Leslie Hollis and Colonel Ian Jacob...
Dates: 01 Jun 1944 - 30 Jun 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/58
Scope and Contents Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC regarding the deterioration of the situation in North Africa, including: his fear that it will be necessary to temporarily evacuate Benghazi [Libya]; 7th Indian Infantry Brigade threatened with envelopment and withdrawn; demolitions ordered to be carried out in Benghazi; a report of action in progress about 20 miles north of Masus; admitting that the enemy has succeeded beyond his expectations and...
Dates: 29 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/62
Scope and Contents Telegram from the Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on subjects including: the quietening of the internal political situation in Egypt; the difference of the military situation as compared to when General Erwin Rommel [Commander, Afrika Corps] attacked General Sir Archibald Wavell [former Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]; Benghazi [Libya] only being defensible from the east or south; the comparative ineffectiveness of British tanks, probably due...
Dates: 29 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/64
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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 confusion of the situation around Benghazi [Libya] and details of recent fighting not yet received; 1st Armoured division attempted to move on Elabiar but the going was bad and the division is now back at Charubba; Lieutenant- General Neil Ritchie [Commander, 8th Army] aims to stabilise the position and collect forces for a counter-offensive.

Dates: 29 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Oct 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/232/89-90
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Memorandum from the Commander in Chief, Middle East Forces [General Sir Bernard Paget] (General Headquarters, Middle East Forces) marked "Top Secret" on manpower levels in the Middle East Base, prepared on WSC's verbal instructions, with an appendix table setting out the relevant figures.

Dates: 27 Oct 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1945]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/3
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Maps and pie-charts setting out relative strengths of Allied "divisions in the West by theatres" [North-West Europe and the Mediterranean].

Dates: [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/4
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"Table 2" of "divisions in the West by theatres" at approximately 31 May and 28 June 1945, setting out totals for North-West Europe and the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

Dates: Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/5
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"Table 2A" of "independent brigades in the West by theatres" at approximately 31 May and 28 June 1945, setting out totals for North-West Europe and the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

Dates: Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1945]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/6
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Map and pie-charts setting out relative strengths of Allied "divisions in the East by theatres" (India and Burma [later Myanmar]).

Dates: [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/7
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"Table 3" setting out the strengths of "divisions and brigades in the East" (India and South East Asia Command) at approximately 1 May and 30 June 1945.

Dates: Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/8
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"Table 4" giving numbers of "army battle casualties" for Burma [later Myanmar] of Imperial, United States and Chinese troops from December 1941 to June 1945.

Dates: Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/9
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"Table 4" giving numbers of "army battle casualties" for Western Europe, Italy, the Balkans, and Greece of Imperial, United States and other Allied troops from September 1943 to May 1945.

Dates: May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/11
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Map setting out the estimated distribution of the Japanese Army on 1 July 1945 from MI2 sources.

Dates: Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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Air warfare 53
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