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Further papers relating to Gridley's work in Algeria and France, 1943-10 - 1947-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GRID 6

Scope and Contents

Includes: report by Gridley to Lord Hyndley [Controller-General Ministry of Fuel and Power, earlier John Hindley] on his first visit to Algiers as Acting Chief of the North African Economic Board Coal Division, particularly on the division's achievements, the high coal requirements of French North Africa, relations with the Americans and French, local coal output, the use of coal substitutes and NAEB staff; memorandum by Gridley on NAEB's functions, structure and staffing; copy of notes on French Africa by Raymond Mortimer; memorandum on the change from NAEB to the North African Joint Economic Mission; comments by Gridley on a despatch by [Alfred] Duff Cooper [British Representative with the French Committee of National Liberation, later 1st Lord Norwich] on general foreign policy and economic points, particularly Anglo-American relations, the future threat from the Soviet Union and the post-war prospects for France; correspondence with Desmond Morton [personal assistant to Winston Churchill], including a letter from Morton (6 June 1944), congratulating Gridley on his personal victory in converting NAEB into NAJEM and expressing his frustration with General Charles de Gaulle, his unhelpfulness to the Allied cause and the annoyance he caused to Churchill, and a further letter passing on Duff Cooper's praise of him; orders and itinerary for Gridley's visit to Tunisia; statements on the economic policy for the recovery of France; a telegram of thanks for Gridley's work from Jean Monnet; farewell toast to Gridley by [Arthur] Ronald Fraser [Minister (Commercial), British Embassy, Paris]; Gridley's parting views on the working of the Ministry of Supply Commission; menu signed by Gridley's colleagues; commemorative booklet on the creation, composition and role of the Inter-Allied Railway Commission.


  • Creation: 1943-10 - 1947-07


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Finding aid date

2007-09-20 11:08:35.873000+00:00

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