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(Untitled), 01 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/104/1

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Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July 1943.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; the Chiefs of Staff; senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; "C" [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service].Subjects covered by the minutes include: military assistance to Portugal; matters concerning future operations in the Mediterranean, including General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] thinking, the situation in Sicily [Italy], plans for the Italian mainland, and surrender terms for Italy; matters concerning Palestine; Franco-British relations, including funding the French resistance; awarding chevrons for war service; shipping losses and U-boat sinkings; matters concerning the war against Japan, including South East Asia Command and operations based in India; "Boniface" information [Enigma decrypts, "Ultra"]; Yugoslav affairs; conditions in navy and army detention camps; providing aircraft for Australia; the deployment of 1st Armoured Division; matters concerning "Habbakuk" [self propelled floating airfield made of ice and wood pulp]; the strength of the Dover [Kent] garrison; United States propaganda films; the air raid shelter programme in light of the possibility of long range rocket attacks; civil aviation; the potential location of administration in occupied Germany; WSC's attitude towards Charles de Gaulle and the possibility of Queen Elizabeth entertaining [Yvonne] de Gaulle; honours.


  • Creation: 01 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943

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