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(Untitled), 29 May 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/114-116

Scope and Contents

Telegram from the Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] to WSC marked "most secret" commenting on the difficulties of increasing the proportion of fighting manpower within the total strength of the army in the Middle East: states that the matter has already received considerable attention; comments on problems of geography, lack of industrial development and distance from sources of production which necessitate large support services; discusses the possibility of diluting British manpower by use of African manpower.


  • Creation: 29 May 1942

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T 788/2

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