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(Untitled), 24 Jun 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/19-20

Scope and Contents

Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC marked "personal and most secret" regarding the situation in North Africa: deeply regrets "this severe blow" and comments on advantages to enemy of capture of Tobruk [Libya]; comments on "untenable" position of continuing resistance at the Salum frontier and describes build up of forces at Matruh [Egypt]; comments on risks of drawing too many troops from rest of Middle East theatre. [see also CHAR 20/77/48].


  • Creation: 24 Jun 1942

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