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(Untitled), 09 Jul 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/127-128

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Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of State in the Middle East] to WSC with first impressions of organisation in Middle Eastern theatre. He comments on need for troop carriers to transfer air personnel from the Delta to Palestine [later Israel]; the need for closer co-ordination between Middle East and India, and between all three services; the situation with regard to the Red Sea and Egyptian ports; the number of men on the rationed strength; the tactical training of armoured units; the neglect of propaganda and publicity; observations on Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham [Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean], General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East], General Sir Robert Haining [Intendant-General, Middle East], Sir Miles Lampson [later Lord Killearn, British Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner for the Sudan] and Randolph Churchill.


  • Creation: 09 Jul 1941

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