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Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives., 18 Dec 1941 - 30 Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/10

Scope and Contents

Printed directives by the Prime Minister, WSC, on subjects including: the future conduct of the war; the Pacific and the Japanese fleet; the entry of the United States into the war; the Atlantic Front; the Indian Ocean; the function of the Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey]; Vichy France's co-operation with Germany; the function of the Minister Resident in West Africa [1st Lord Swinton, earlier Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister, earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame]; Fleet Air Arm fighters; Indian representatives at the War Cabinet; air policy; combined Anglo-American operations; army strengths and reorganisation; operations in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Near East; man-power shortages; the position of Italy; munitions; the chances of invasion; numbers of tanks in the Middle East; supplies from the United States.Also includes: 1st Lord Trenchard [Marshal of the RAF] on concentrating on mass bombing of Germany; Air Marshal Sir Arthur Harris [Commander-in-Chief, Bomber Command] on the role and work of Bomber Command; a Treasury memorandum on posthumous honours and awards; telegrams between WSC and President Franklin Roosevelt on "Bolero" [codename for preparations for the Allied invasion of France] and "Roundup" [codename for the Allied invasion of Northwest Europe]; Roosevelt on merchant shipbuilding (2); Robert Hudson, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Thomas Johnston, Secretary of State for Scotland, and Herbert Morrison, Home Secretary, on food production.


  • 18 Dec 1941 - 30 Dec 1942

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (80 folios))

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