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(Untitled), 12 Feb 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/70/22-23

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Letter from H Freeman Matthews [Counsellor, United States Embassy, London] to WSC reciting texts of two telegrams from the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] to WSC, on the actions of the French Vichy Government in supplying the axis powers in North Africa, enclosing the text of a telegram sent to Marshal Philippe Petain [Prime Minister of France] and also concerning changes at ABDA [Australian, British, Dutch and Australasian] Command, requesting a delay in the announcement of the appointment of Air Marshal Sir Richard Peirse as [Commander-in-Chief of ABDA Air Forces].


  • 12 Feb 1942

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Original references: T 217/2, T 218/2

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