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(Untitled), 18 Jan 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68B/109-110

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Telegrams from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, on redeployment of troops: Australians to move from Middle East to Far East; United States forces to Northern Ireland (codenamed "Magnet"), the Levant and Caspian Sea, and to Iceland for training; United States contribution to "Gymnast" [codename for the plans for the British occupation of North West Africa] will be "Super- Gymnast" [codename for a combined landing by British and United States forces], and French co-operation will start "Semi-Gymnast"; "Acrobat" [codename for an operation against Tripoli, Libya] to go ahead.


  • 18 Jan 1942

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