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(Untitled), 24 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/102-103

Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "most secret and personal" explaining that he does not want to omit the reference to the participation of British forces in "Torch" [codename for Anglo-American occupation of French North West Africa] from the British message to the Spanish and Portuguese governments "if only to remove any suspicions about the object of our own concentrations at Gibraltar and to lend force to the assurances we are giving them".


  • Creation: 24 Oct 1942

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