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LSA's War Cabinet papers, 1940-07 - 1945-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/6/9

Scope and Contents

War Cabinet memoranda by LSA, with telegrams between LSA and the Governor-General [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun], on subjects including: general policy on India, particularly relating to the framing of the new constitution, with draft statements on British policy towards India and a note by Major-General Robert Lockhart on the effect of the new constitution upon Indian personnel in the Indian Army; inter-Allied and inter-Imperial co-operation (written jointly with 1st Lord Hankey, Paymaster-General); Lease-Lend Aid from the United States (with memoranda by Arthur Greenwood, Minister without Portfolio, Sir Kingsley Wood, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Lord Cranborne [later 5th Lord Salisbury], Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, and also messages from the American Department of State and between [Robert] Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Foreign Secretary, and 1st Lord Halifax, British Ambassador to the United States [earlier Edward Wood and 1st Lord Irwin]); the supply of British officers for the Indian Army; policy to be adopted towards Mohandas Gandhi, particularly if he undertook a fast (including a telegram from Linlithgow); report by Sir [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Lord Privy Seal on his mission to India; Indian sterling balances; action to be taken, if necessary, against the Indian National Congress; reconstruction in Burma [later Myanmar] after reoccupation; India as a factor in Anglo-American relations; a ministerial crisis in Sind; inviting Shrinivas Rajagopalachari to visit Britain; the performance of the Congress Ministries, 1937-39; colonial policy; the plan for a United Nations; membership of the Governor-General's Executive Council for India; policy in Burma; post-war commercial policy, particularly relating to the Dominions; civil aviation, a state monopoly of aviation and an Empire policy; economic expansion; the coal situation in India; appointing the new Finance Member for India; the sterling problem; the proposed reconstitution of the Governor-General's Executive Council; report of the committee on basic English.


  • Creation: 1940-07 - 1945-02

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 279

Existence and Location of Copies

See also AMEL 1/6/11.

Date information

DateText: Please note there are no papers from 1941.

Finding aid date

2003-11-14 14:22:12.593000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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