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(Untitled), 02 Dec 1941 - 25 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/12

Scope and Contents

Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, December 1941 (some written while WSC was in the United States).Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; senior civil servants including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces [Lieutenant-General Bernard Paget]; Colonel Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet].Subjects covered by the minutes include: preparations for and reaction to Japanese aggression; the capture by the Germans of a British document on the Soviet Union; operations in north Africa; General Sir Alan Cunningham's removal from command of 8th Army; supplying the Soviet Union; matters concerning ATS [Auxiliary Territorial Service] batteries; manpower issues for the services; rationing sweets and chocolate; Indian affairs; the formation of a Polish division; the formation of a naval force in the Indian Ocean; the work of the Regional Boards; honours.


  • Creation: 02 Dec 1941 - 25 Dec 1941

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Copyright: Crown copyright


1 item(s) (1 19, [1]p)

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Former / Other Reference

M 1075/1 - M 1112/1; D 307/1 - D 314/1; C 100/1 - C 104/1; M(A) 1 - M(A) 7; D(A) 1 - D(A) 3

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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