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(Untitled), 22 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/96B/158

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Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes (Tingewick House, Buckingham) [Conservative MP for Portsmouth] to A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough, 1st Lord of the Admiralty] recommending that he urge Clement Attlee to take note of the advice given in Keyes' minutes to the War Cabinet and WSC. He states that locking up 5 fast transports at Sierra Leone was deplorable; that the Japanese are demonstrating the proper use of amphibious power; that the War Cabinet, due to their inability to grasp the importance of amphibious power, have lost the opportunity of knocking Italy out of the war whilst Germany was occupied in the Soviet Union; and that this force should be used immediately in the Mediterranean to destroy the Italians. He recommends that Alexander should urge the War Cabinet to inform WSC that this advice should be followed. Signed.


  • Creation: 22 Dec 1941

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