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(Untitled), 22 Jun 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/10-11

Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC (Washington, United States) to General Sir Claude Auchinleck (Commander in Chief Middle East) and repeated to the Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] regarding the fall of Tobruk [Libya]: hopes that there will be stern resistance along the Sollum frontier and refers to special intelligence regarding the enemy; comments on reinforcements; comments on his personal reaction to the news; comments on decision of President Roosevelt and high United States authorities to send the Second United States Armoured Division to the Middle East; instructs Auchinleck to inspire all his forces "with an intense will to resist".


  • 22 Jun 1942

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2 folio(s)

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Part published: Winston S Churchill VII, pp 130-1

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