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(Untitled), 10 Sep 1941 - 26 Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/303-318

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Series of minutes from [1st] Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on: 1. an improvement in the maximum bomb load; 2. mustard gas bombs; 3. decisions to be taken about munitions and aircraft production, army size, supplying the Soviet Union, and possible theatres of operation, with WSC's reply (13 September); 4. attaching a draft to the First Lord of the Admiralty [A V Alexander, later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] and Secretary of State for Air [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] on using aircraft fitted with "long range A.S.V." [radar] in the detection of surface ships in the Mediterranean; 5. manufacturing "Puff Balls" [Jefferis bombs] at the expense of "Sticky" bombs, attaching a draft minute to the Minister of Supply [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken]; 6. available supplies to the Soviet Union of raw materials and petroleum; 7. an agreement with the United States over wheat prices; 8. labour for the coal industry, referring to "W.P. 41 9(?)S L.P."; 9. a "new return" proposed by "C.A.S." [Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sir Charles Portal]; 10. available shipping; 11. wheat prices; 12. protests over a "comb out" of skilled labour, attaching a draft reply to [1st] Lord Riverdale [earlier Sir Arthur Balfour]; 13. bomber output; 14. delays in shipping materials to Russia, attaching a draft to Paymaster-General [1st] Lord Hankey; 15. discussions with the United States on post-war world trade issues. [annotated copies; given running numbers 406, 407, 407a, 408a, 408, 410, 411, 411A, 412, 413, 414, 414a, 415, 416, 417, and 417a].


  • Creation: 10 Sep 1941 - 26 Sep 1941

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Copyright: Crown copyright


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