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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/10

Scope and Contents

Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, December 1942.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; Director of Movements [War Office, General Noel Holmes]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Chief Whip [James Stuart].Subjects covered by the minutes include: developments in the Caucasus [Soviet Union] and north Africa; the "Western desert" system of air support and its application to the European theatre; regimental badges; naval movements in the Mediterranean; discussion of "Habbakuk" [self propelled floating airfield made of ice and wood pulp]; anti-U-boat warfare; the Home Army; leave for soldiers in the Middle East and India; statements in the House of Commons; the use of psychiatrists and psychologists in the fighting services; future strategy against Germany; finances for the Duchess of Kent; and transport for Princess Olga.


  • Creation: 01 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942

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Copyright: Crown copyright


1 item(s) (1 30p)

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Former / Other Reference

Original references: M 564/2 - M 650/2; D 209/2 - D 231/2; C 37/2; S 24/2 - S 26/2


Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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