Skip to main content

"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-06-01 - 1940-06-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/11

Scope and Contents

Documents relating to events in France, including: notes on use of the Royal Air Force; messages on the military situation; telegrams, letters and accounts of telephone calls between ELS, Winston Churchill [Prime Minister] and Major-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary (Military) to War Cabinet] on subjects including the evacuation of British forces from Dunkirk and anti-tank weapons; messages between Paul Reynaud; Prime Minister of France and Churchill; telegram from General Joseph Vuillemin, Commander of the French Air Force, on the need for British reinforcements; note from General Maxime Weygand [Commander-in-Chief, French Army] on Britain’s refusal to help.


  • Creation: 1940-06-01 - 1940-06-07

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

SPRS 2/18 Box 1

Finding aid date

2007-01-24 14:06:09.533000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087