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Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives., 06 Mar 1941 - 12 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/9

Scope and Contents

Printed directives by the Prime Minister, WSC, on subjects including: the battle of the Atlantic; food imports; army scales; the naval programme; the Mediterranean; warning Stalin against Germany (including extracts of correspondence between WSC, the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] and Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union]; policy in Syria; Egypt and the Middle East; security of cabinet papers; the maintenance of forces in the Middle East; the function of the Minister of State for the Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos]; information and propaganda; United States merchant shipbuilding (including extracts of correspondence between President Franklin Roosevelt, WSC, the Minister of War Transport [1st Lord Leathers] and 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann]; the Anglo-American-Russian Conference; artillery tactics; air defence; army strengths; military service age; tanks for the Middle East (including minutes from Field-Marshal John Dill, Chief of Imperial General Staff, General Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to WSC] and 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken], Minister of Supply); Government building programmes; the Soviet Union; the function of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster [Alfred Duff Cooper, later 1st Lord Norwich] as Resident Minister at Singapore for Far Eastern affairs.


  • 06 Mar 1941 - 12 Dec 1941

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (61 folios))

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