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(Untitled), 29 Jan 1942

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/58

Scope and Contents

Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC regarding the deterioration of the situation in North Africa, including: his fear that it will be necessary to temporarily evacuate Benghazi [Libya]; 7th Indian Infantry Brigade threatened with envelopment and withdrawn; demolitions ordered to be carried out in Benghazi; a report of action in progress about 20 miles north of Masus; admitting that the enemy has succeeded beyond his expectations and Auchinleck's; heavy losses suffered by 1st Armoured Division.

Dates

  • Creation: 29 Jan 1942

Conditions Governing Access

From the File:

Open

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

T 131/2

Subject

  • Army (Organization)

Repository Details

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