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(Untitled), 30 Oct 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/22C/222-225

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Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] discussing many topics: an unnamed campaign which is being kept secret from the Soviet Union, the United States and domestic enquirers but which it was hoped would bring military success [? "Crusader", operation in North Africa]; hoping to acquire Bizerta [Tunisia]; regretting having to give up operation "Whipcord" [codename for a British plan for the invasion of Sicily] as "a task beyond the compass of our stride"; the Australians in Tobruk [Libya]; operation "Acrobat" [codename for operation against Tripoli, Libya]; restricted communications between the War Office and the Ministry of Supply, and the Middle East.


  • Creation: 30 Oct 1941

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