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(Untitled), 01 May 1945 - 31 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/209/5

Scope and Contents

Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, May 1945. Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chief Whip [James Stuart]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; the Chiefs of Staff; "C" [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service]. Subjects covered by the minutes include: relations with France over the Levant states [Syria and the Lebanon]; the end of the U-boat war; the RAF taking part in the war on Japan; medals; matters concerning the surrender and administration of Germany; the dispute with Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia] over Venezia Guilia, Italy; repairs to 10 Downing Street; the electoral register; the Caretaker government; re-deploying and demobilising troops; matters to be discussed [at the forthcoming meeting between President Harry Truman, Marshal Stalin and WSC] particularly disagreements with the Soviet Union; food supplies; Polish affairs; honours.


  • Creation: 01 May 1945 - 31 May 1945

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for minutes M 497/5 and C 42/5, which are closed on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review 2032.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright: Crown


1 item(s) (1 32p)

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External Documents

Former / Other Reference

M 440/5 - M 550/5; D 127/5 - D 147/5; C 34/5 - C 41/5

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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