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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/97-98

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Telegram from Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] to WSC marked "most secret and personal" regarding the fate of the French fleet at Alexandria [Egypt]: Outlines concerns voiced by Admiral Henry Harwood [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] about repercussions that would follow on the sinking of the French ships; Suggests that Harwood be allowed to offer Admiral Rene Godfrey the alternative of sailing through the Suez Canal to Portugese East Africa or Martinique where fleet could be immobilised under American supervision; suggests that the Free French should be associated in any decision to sink the squadron.


  • 08 Jul 1942

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