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(Untitled), 04 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/63-64

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Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "most secret and personal": states that he has "been so much harried by the weaker brethren in the House of Commons since my return from America last week" and offers condolences for cruel losses to South African Divisions; comments on reverses in Middle East over last three weeks and lists reinforcements being sent to the area; comments on plans to strike at Japan through Burma [later Myanmar]. Annotated in red pencil: "This telegram has been amended. See T.962/2".


  • 04 Jul 1942

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