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(Untitled), 29 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/124-125

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Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis] (Commander in Chief Middle East) marked "private" conveying congratulations of the Defence Committee of the War Cabinet for the resolute and successful manner in which he and General Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding Eighth Army] have opened the battle. He refers to Boniface information [Enigma decrypts] regarding strain and anxiety behind the enemy's front. He comments on the progress of "Torch" [codename for Anglo American occupation of French North West Africa] and on the secret negotiations between General Mark Clark [Commander of United States Ground Forces in Europe] and "friendly" French generals.


  • Creation: 29 Oct 1942

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