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(Untitled), 01 Jan 1941 - 31 Jan 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/1

Scope and Contents

Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, January 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Eric Seal [WSC's Principal Private Secretary]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; F A Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant]; James Stuart [Chief Whip] and [1st Lord Lloyd of Dolobran], Colonial Secretary.Subjects covered by the minutes include: secrecy in war matters; Pierre Dupuy's [Canadian Charge d'Affaires, Belgium, Netherlands, France] visit to Vichy [France]; food matters; consulting the Dominions; Cabinet Committees; the level of imports; troop numbers for the Middle East; the military situation in north Africa and the Balkans; matters concerning Spain and Southern Ireland [Eire/Ireland]; the number of naval officers serving at the Admiralty; the mechanisation of the cavalry division in Palestine; naval action in the Mediterranean; the possible use of poison gas; ranks of RAF officers in the Ministry of Aircraft Production; the gun batteries at Dover [Kent]; army manpower; and the association between the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII] and Axel Wenner-Gren, [a suspected Nazi sympathiser].


  • Creation: 01 Jan 1941 - 31 Jan 1941

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright: Crown copyright


1 item(s) (1 46p)

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Former / Other Reference

C 1/1 - C 15/1; M 1/1 - M 104A/1; D 1/1 - D 27/1; S 1/1 - S 3/1


Repository Details

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