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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1944 - 30 Apr 1944

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/4

Scope and Contents

Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, April 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army]; Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General Francis Davidson]; senior civil servants, particularly Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] and Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant].Subjects covered by the minutes include: Yugoslav politics, particularly concerning General Draza Mihailovic [Leader of the Chetniks] and King Peter II; relations with the Soviet Union, concerning the Atlantic Charter, Poland and Japan; civil affairs for liberated France; army manpower requirements; casualties in Italy; Greek affairs, including naval matters; military requirements in the Far East; preparations for "Anvil" and "Overlord" [planned invasions in the south and north of France]; relations with Portugal; policy concerning Palestine; the political crisis in Egypt; the meaning of "unconditional surrender"; Italian overseas territories; SOE [Special Operations Executive] activities.

Dates

  • 01 Apr 1944 - 30 Apr 1944

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright: Crown

Extent

1 item(s) (1 42p)

Language of Materials

English

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