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Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives., 28 Nov 1943 - 30 Dec 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/13

Scope and Contents

Printed directives by the Prime Minister, WSC, on subjects including: records of conversations at the Anglo-American- Russian conference in Teheran [Persia, later Iran] between delegates including WSC, Stalin, President Franklin Roosevelt, Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Foreign Secretary, Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Foreign Minister] and Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to President Roosevelt], on Turkey, using Italian ships, Poland, Finland and a date for "Overlord" [codename for the Allied invasion of France]; defining the term "Unconditional Surrender"; the functions of the Minister Resident in the Middle East [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness], and of Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton], the Minister Resident at Allied Headquarters, Mediterranean Command; the function of Alfred Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] the representative of HM Government with the French Committee of National Liberation; correspondence between WSC and Marshal Tito, President of the National Liberation Committee of Yugoslavia; operations in South East Asia and the Pacific; efficiency of explosives; the leaking of Cabinet papers; emergency housing; Indian representatives at the War Cabinet; telegrams between WSC and President Roosevelt on General Charles de Gaulle, President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic, and the French currency; operations in Europe; the man-power situation after the defeat of Germany; the continuance of war-time controls after the end of the war; morale of the troops in the Far East; telegrams between WSC and President Roosevelt on the development of civil aviation after the war; the function of the Minister Resident in West Africa [Harold Balfour]; telegrams between WSC and Roosevelt on Greece.Also includes: 1st Lord Leathers, Minister of War Transport, on shifting the merchant shipping supplying the army in the Far East, from Indian to Australian waters; Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean, Commanding Anglo-American Mission to the Yugoslav Army of National Liberation, on the military and political situation in Yugoslavia; a Foreign Office note on the political situation in Egypt, and notes of telegrams between 1st Lord Killearn [earlier Miles Lampson, British Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner for the Sudan], WSC, General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force], 1st Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Minister Resident in the Middle East] and General Henry Wilson [Commander in Chief, Middle East]; President Roosevelt on his suggested message to the German people on the inevitability of their defeat; Richard Casey [Governor of Bengal, India] on conditions in Bengal; a Daily Herald article on conditions in the Soviet Union; the Minister of Aircraft Production [Sir Stafford Cripps] and the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs [Sir Alexander Cadogan] on voting in the United Nations Security Council; General Sir Bernard Paget on the unpatriotic speech made by Richard Stokes, Labour MP for Ipswich [Suffolk], to RAF men in Egypt.

Dates

  • 28 Nov 1943 - 30 Dec 1944

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 file(s) (1 bound file (52 folios, including pamphlets))

Language of Materials

English

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