Skip to main content

(Untitled), 01 Nov 1940 - 30 Nov 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/13/8

Scope and Contents

Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, November 1940.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; senior civil servants including Sir James Grigg [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War] and Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence].Subjects covered by the minutes include: air force plans and strength in the Mediterranean and Middle East; the supply of equipment; the Fleet Air Arm; considerations regarding the French navy; armoured divisions; military appointments; the defence of Crete [Greece]; General Charles de Gaulle; confusion over a conference of Allied representatives; the bombing of Germany; the availability of destroyers for the north-west approaches; defence against German bombers; military and financial support for Greece; Turkey's role; the Japanese threat in the Pacific; naval deployment; the availability of bombers; operation "Compass" [code name for British attack on the Italian army in north Africa].


  • 01 Nov 1940 - 30 Nov 1940

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright: Crown copyright


1 item(s) (1 39, [1]p)

Language of Materials