India Office and War Cabinet papers, 1940-06 - 1942-01
Scope and Contents
War Cabinet memoranda including: memoranda by LSA on the preparation of more troops in India for service overseas, the question of action against the Indian Congress Party, the release of Satyagrahi prisoners (particularly Kalim Azad and Shri Jawaharlal Nehru) and India's war effort; memoranda by the Chiefs of Staff Committee on the provision of further forces by India; note by General Sir Archibald Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, India, on Indian military problems; print of telegrams between Winston Churchill, Prime Minister, the Viceroy of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun], Wavell and General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, on command in the Middle East; memorandum by Marshal of the RAF Sir Cyril Newall, Chief of the Air Staff, on air reinforcements for the Middle East; memorandum by Lord Halifax, Foreign Secretary [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] on the assembly of aircraft in Burma [later Myanmar] or India for the Chinese Government; joint memorandum by LSA and Sir Andrew Duncan, Minister of Supply, on the Eastern Group Conference on supply to the Eastern Empire; note by the Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Lloyd] on India and the war, commenting on a statement by LSA on Indian constitutional reform; print of telegrams between Churchill and Linlithgow on the new constitution; telegrams between LSA, Linlithgow and Churchill on the release of Satyagrahi prisoners; report by the Lord Privy Seal [Clement Attlee] on the release of Satyagrahi prisoners.
- Creation: 1940-06 - 1942-01
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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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