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(Untitled), 18 Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/199/40-41

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Letter from David Robertson [Conservative MP for Streatham, London] (34 South Molton Street, W1 [London]) to WSC reporting a discussion with a young soldier recently returned from Italy on anti-Government feeling among long service troops overseas, and the anger of these troops that men in reserved occupations and over 30 years of age were not being called up to provide the necessary reliefs. States that he has received many letters from servicemen and their families on this subject, comments on the massive shipping and aircraft resources that are being placed at the disposal of the American Army in Europe for its repatriation to the United States, and suggests that ships should be made available to transport home our own veterans of the North African and Italian campaign. He states that he has a "high regard for the administrative qualities of the War Office, but I sometimes think it lacks imagination" and suggests that the official announcement of a repatriation scheme would "materially affect the votes of the men concerned". [Signed typescript] With annotation by WSC in red ink asking the Secretary of State for War and the Minister of War Transport to report.


  • Creation: 18 Jun 1945

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