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(Untitled), 20 Apr 1942

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/73/144

Scope and Contents

Telegram from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC commenting on operation "Ironclad" [occupation of Diego Suarez, Madagascar]: suggests that the towns of Tamatave and Majunga should also be occupied rendering the surrender of the whole island inevitable; offers to despatch a bomber squadron from Lindi [Tanzania] as soon as Diego aerodrome has been secured; comments on the need to rupture relations with Vichy France.

Dates

  • 20 Apr 1942

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Language of Materials

English