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(Untitled), 24 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/91

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Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "most secret" regarding WSC's proposal for an interchange of destroyers, and stating that the detailed plans for the use of American destroyers in "Torch" [code name for Anglo-American invasion of French north west Africa] make it impossible to substitute British destroyers in the time available. Comments on the possibility of an exchange immediately after the assault phase.


  • Creation: 24 Oct 1942

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