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Public and Political: General: Political: strength of Russian forces in Europe: correspondence and reports., Apr 1945 - Apr 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/30

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Arthur Christiansen, [Editor] of the Daily Express; Charles de Gaulle; ?Lord Duncannon [earlier Frederick Ponsonby, later 10th Lord Bessborough, 2nd Secretary, British Embassy, Paris, France]; Sir Waldron Smithers. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford] and Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow]. Subjects covered by the file include: information on Soviet troops in Poland, East Germany [later part of Germany], and Romania; the Soviet military budget; communist activity in western Europe, particularly France.Also includes: printed copies of Prime Minister's personal telegrams for April and May; pamphlet entitled "Poland accuses - indictment of major German war criminals"; report on the strength of the Red Army; maps of Europe and Romania with indications of Soviet forces; intelligence report from a source in Switzerland on the influence of Russia in Europe and on a speech by Tito [Premier of Yugoslavia, later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia].


  • Creation: Apr 1945 - Apr 1947

Conditions Governing Access



1 file(s) (51 loose folios)

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

Available online apart from folios 38-51 which are available as original documents.


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Repository Details

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