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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1942 - 28 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/6

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Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July and August 1942. Some written by WSC when in the Middle East.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]; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet].Subjects covered by the minutes include: discussion of naval operations in various theatres, particularly the Mediterranean; proposed operations against Germany in western Europe; transporting vehicles from Britain; discussion of "Anakim" [code name for proposed British amphibious assault on Rangoon, Burma, later Myanmar]; differences in the pay rates of British and American soldiers; Arctic convoys; tank provision; civil service matters; questions by Secretary of State for the Dominions, Clement Attlee [Deputy Prime Minister], on the war effort; discussion of "Torch" in north-west Africa; supplying munitions to Turkey; exaggerated press coverage of commando operations.


  • 03 Jul 1942 - 28 Aug 1942

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Copyright: Crown copyright


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