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(Untitled), 28 Jun 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/34-36

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Telegram from the Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] to WSC marked "personal and most secret" reporting on the battle in North Africa: States that General Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] is telegraphing him directly and regularly from Eighth Army Headquarters; comments on Auchinleck's plan of campaign ; states that the battle will be a mobile one fought between Matruh [Egypt] and El Alamein [Egypt] and southwards to the Qattara depression [Egypt]; comments on impact of Auchinleck's presence at front; comments on movements of Lieutenant-General Thomas Corbett [Chief of General Staff Middle East], Lieutenant-General Wilfrid Lindsell [Lieutenant-General in charge of Administration Middle East], Air Marshal Arthur Tedder [Air Officer Commander in chief Mediterranean]; states that the RAF continue to maintain virtual control of the air over Eighth Army; comments on the implications of the enemy reaching the Nile Delta; comments on movement of Queen Elizabeth from Alexandria [Egypt] to Port Said [Egypt] and through Suez Canal; comments on plans to move other ships from Alexandria; notes the arrival of General Harold Alexander from Burma [later Myanmar] and General Lewis Brereton [Commander of the United States Middle East Air Forces] from the United States.


  • Creation: 28 Jun 1942

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