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(Untitled), 01 Nov 1943 - 31 Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/104/5

Scope and Contents

Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, November and December 1943. Some written by WSC when in the Middle East [and Carthage, Tunisia, and Marrakesh, Morocco].Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chiefs of Staff; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant]; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence].Subjects covered by the minutes include: comparing the strength of Allied and Axis armies; British naval strength; the production of aluminised explosives; commissions and uniforms for civilians doing quasi-military work; relative British and United States quotas and the availability of bombers for "Overlord" [invasion of France]; the use of film in schools; the Eastern Fleet; operations in Italy; "Saturn" [use of Turkish bases]; forces available for operations in South East Asia.


  • Creation: 01 Nov 1943 - 31 Dec 1943

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Copyright: Crown


1 item(s) (1 19, [1]p)

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Former / Other Reference

C 47/3; M 764/3 - M 794/3; D 204/3 - D 209/3; DM 9/3, DM 10/3; C(S) 1/3; D(S) 1/3 - D(S) 18/3; M(S) 1/3 - M(S) 13/3.


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