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(Untitled), 22 May 1942 - 08 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/55/111-137

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Letters from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [former Minister for Aircraft Production and Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC, Lord Cranborne [Lord Privy Seal, later 5th Lord Salisbury] and Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] on the aircraft and shipbuilding programme, including the lack of dive-bombers, asking for minutes of the Defence Committee of Supply and on his speech in the House of Lords on anti-tank gun development; also includes a letter from A V Alexander [First Lord of the Admiralty] to WSC on Beaverbrook's attempt to have a public discussion on shipbuilding; Beaverbrook's draft statement on the shortage of dive-bombers; answers to Beaverbrook's questions in the House of Lords on artillery sent to the Middle East and a copy of the House of Lords official report; WSC's, Bridges's and Lieutenant-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to WSC]'s replies to Beaverbrook; and notes by John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC], Cranborne, Bridges, Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC], Sir James Grigg [Secretary of State for War], Ronald Weeks, Deputy Chief of General Staff, Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC] and Ismay.


  • Creation: 22 May 1942 - 08 Jul 1942

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