North Africa (general region)
Found in 296 Collections and/or Records:
Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC regarding the latest situation in North Africa, including: the confusion of the situation around Benghazi [Libya] and details of recent fighting not yet received; 1st Armoured division attempted to move on Elabiar but the going was bad and the division is now back at Charubba; Lieutenant- General Neil Ritchie [Commander, 8th Army] aims to stabilise the position and collect forces for a counter-offensive.
Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC regarding the latest situation in North Africa: "Yesterday was uneventful"; gives latest troop positions; is examining future prospect and hopes to send recommendations in 2 or 3 days.
Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC on subjects including: congratulating him on his trip [to Washington, United States]; commending the defence of the Far East but insisting on the Middle East and North Africa as the theatre of prime importance; Soviet success against Germany and Hitler's intentions towards Turkey and the Caucasus; making political concessions in India to secure support; improving tanks to German standards.
Letter from King George VI to WSC congratulating him on the success of the 8th Army in Egypt [at El Alamein]; with WSC's reply on the value of the King's support and the progress of "Torch" [codename for the Allied invasion of North West Africa] and notes by John Martin and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC] ascertaining that the King's letter will not be published.
Telegram from General [Sir Archibald] Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC advising that shipping at Massawa will be dropped now Asmara [Eritrea] has been surrendered and commenting on other aspects of the conflict in northern Africa.