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(Untitled), 29 Jan 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/62

Scope and Contents

Telegram from the Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on subjects including: the quietening of the internal political situation in Egypt; the difference of the military situation as compared to when General Erwin Rommel [Commander, Afrika Corps] attacked General Sir Archibald Wavell [former Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]; Benghazi [Libya] only being defensible from the east or south; the comparative ineffectiveness of British tanks, probably due chiefly to mechanical breakdowns; British plans bound to be delayed; high water mark in present attack to be reached in the next day or two; "We will fight for every inch".


  • Creation: 29 Jan 1942

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T 134/2


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