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(Untitled), 01 Mar 1942 - 30 Mar 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/2

Scope and Contents

Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, March 1942.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chief Whip [James Stuart].Subjects covered by the minutes include: matters concerning the command structure, including introducing supreme commanders, and the Chiefs of Staff Committee; reinforcements for the Indian theatre; tank development; the office of Minister of Production; British and Japanese naval production; rationing issues; naval operational matters in various theatres; matters concerning individual commanders and officers, including Air Marshal Arthur Barratt, Major-General Alfred Godwin-Austen, and Colonel Millis Jefferis; bombing policy, including discussion of torpedo carrying aircraft; press speculation concerning the course of the war; anti-government MPs; discussion of operation "Sledgehammer" [code name for the proposed British-American landing on the coast of France in late 1942]; relations with Vichy France.


  • Creation: 01 Mar 1942 - 30 Mar 1942

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Copyright: Crown copyright


1 item(s) (1 26p)

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Former / Other Reference

Original references: D 38/2 - D 71/2; M 62/2 - M 118/2; C 8/2 - C 10/2; S 2/2 - S 3/2


Repository Details

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