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(Untitled), 28 Mar 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/93B/110-111

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Letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Hardinge [King's Private Secretary] marked "Secret" stating: that he had heard that General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] was "rather hurt" that King George VI's message to the troops before the battle had not gone through him and that WSC took responsibility for this; that Torch [Allied Invasion of West North Africa] which was supposed to be a United States operation had now fallen into the practical control of Admiral Sir Alexander Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean], Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean] and General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the 8th Army]; that despite this, in order to remain on good terms with the Allies, he was hoping that King George VI might send another message to General Eisenhower and the troops within the next few days if the battle at El Hamma were to take a favourable turn and that he would be willing to submit a suggested message to King George VI Signed. Annotated: "Archives".


  • Creation: 28 Mar 1943

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