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(Untitled), 07 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/79

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Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "most secret and personal": comments on "heartening" news from Middle East and predicts successful counter stroke; comments on difficulties facing General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] as he advances; expresses anxiety to accelerate movement of South African Brigade Group from Madagascar to Middle East; expresses admiration for the way WSC has handled "parliamentary situation" [vote of confidence] ; comments on the importance of WSC's contacts with President Roosevelt and the United States.


  • Creation: 07 Jul 1942

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Part published: Winston S Churchill VII, p 143

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