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(Untitled), 15 May 1942

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/39-40

Scope and Contents

Telegram from the Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] to WSC reporting on his first ten days in Egypt and the impressions he has gained: includes comments on the harmonious working of the army and air force; the administrative work of Lieutenant-General Thomas Riddell- Webster [Lieutenant General in charge of Administration Middle East]; organisation of supplies in the Middle East; the situation in Syria and Egypt; relations with United States forces; the use of Spitfires over Malta; organisations dealing with unconventional methods of warfare (Special Operations Executive/Special Intelligence Service); the possibility of a road and air route for personnel and stores from West Africa to Cairo; the effect of the decision by Sir Walter Monckton [Director General of British Propaganda and Information Services, Cairo] to return to Britain.

Dates

  • 15 May 1942

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright: Crown copyright

Extent

3 item(s) (3 Reverse of CHAR 20/75/39 repeated as photocopy)

Language of Materials

English