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(Untitled), 01 Aug 1943 - 28 Aug 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/104/2

Scope and Contents

Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, August 1943. Some written by WSC when in Canada and the United States.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; the Chief Whip [James Stuart]; the Chiefs of Staff; Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States]; Malcolm MacDonald [British High Commissioner in Canada]; Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Quarter Master General [General Sir Thomas Riddell-Webster]; President [Roosevelt].Subjects covered by the minutes include: not inviting Soviet representatives to "Quadrant" [Quebec Conference, Canada]; the anti-U-boat war; potential support for Italians fighting the Germans in Greece; tanks and air support available for the campaign in Italy; negotiations with the Portuguese; recognising the French Committee of National Liberation; payments for Lend-Lease; Turkish involvement in the war; reducing fighter squadrons; South East Asia Command issues; appropriate code-names; floating air force refuelling stations; "Culverin" [attack on the Japanese-held Dutch East Indies, later Indonesia]; appointments for "Overlord" [invasion of France]; supplies of whisky and gin.


  • Creation: 01 Aug 1943 - 28 Aug 1943

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C 29/3 - C 31/3; D 148/3 - D 150/3; M 547/3 - M 584/3; D(Q) 1/3 - D (Q) 18/3; M(Q) 1/3 - M(Q) 31/3.


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