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North Africa (general region)

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 296 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/103-104
Scope and Contents Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC approving removal of General Sir Archibald Wavell from office as Commander-in-Chief, Middle East and commenting on defects of the administrative machine in Cairo [Egypt]. He comments on the Middle East, his plans to visit Cairo, the improvement in the Allied cause brought about by the German attack on the Soviet Union, and suggests that the flight of Rudolph Hess might indicate "something rotten inside the German...
Dates: 03 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/123
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Telegram from WSC to Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of State in the Middle East] on improvement of defences at Gibraltar, installation of a broadcasting transmitter, distribution of propaganda over North Africa by Special Operations Executive, and appointment of an American Liaison Officer.

Dates: 08 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 22 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/35-36
Scope and Contents Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on meetings with General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French], General de Larminat [Governor-General of French Equatorial Africa (later Chad, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, and Gabon)] and Major- General Edward Spears [Head of Spears Mission, Syria and the Lebanon]; Free French reject Syrian armistice terms and threaten to break alliance with Britain then renegotiations end in...
Dates: 22 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/87
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Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] hoping that operation "Supercharge", [? codename for the evacuation of Australians from Tobruk, Libya] will not impede "Crusader" [codename for major British North African operation].

Dates: 05 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/44/5
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC explaining that relief of Australian troops in Tobruk [Libya] started, but that operation Cultivator will not impede operation Crusader [codename for major British North African operation].

Dates: 15 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/44/8-9
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Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] asking what factors could impede progress of operation Crusader [codename or major British North African operation].

Dates: 17 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/44/12
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC welcoming Air Chief Marshal Sir Wilfrid Freeman's visit; threats to Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa] include air reinforcements for enemy in Libya; suggests sending reassurance to New Zealand.

Dates: 17 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/44/30-31
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC advising on Brigadier John Whiteley's departure; "I cannot accept that any important changes have been made in plans agreed upon without warning or reason" and on the date for [Crusader, codename for major British operation in North Africa].

Dates: 18 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/44/34-35
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Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, accepting new dates for campaign [Crusader, codename for major British operation in North Africa], querying unloading times taken and comparisons with enemy divisions.

Dates: 21 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/62-63
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC with Libyan Desert battle information on Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa].

Dates: 21 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/82
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Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] reporting on progress of Libyan Desert battle, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa].

Dates: 24 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/94-96
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Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC fearing Germany may now control French fleet and ports in North Africa overshadowing Syrian desert successes; fears developments in Caucasus which threaten oil supplies.

Dates: 24 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/110
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan Desert, [Crusader, codename for major British operation in North Africa].

Dates: 26 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/4
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan Desert, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa].

Dates: 30 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/8
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan desert, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa]; Allies advancing but meeting resistance.

Dates: 01 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/10-12
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Telegrams from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan Desert, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa]; advises declaration on change in command be reworded in light of the illness of General Alan Cunningham [former commander of the 8th Army]; retaliation ordered by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel has not materialised; acknowledged by WSC.

Dates: 01 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/17-19
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Telegrams from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC advising all tanks unloaded; on Libyan Desert battle, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa]; morale good.

Dates: 02 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/23-24
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Telegrams from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan desert, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa]; resuming offensive.

Dates: 04 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/46
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan desert, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa]; Allies advancing, New Zealand casualty figures.

Dates: 08 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Nov 1942 - 07 Nov 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/59/126-130
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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.

Dates: 05 Nov 1942 - 07 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Apr 1941]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/37/98-101
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to the United Kingdom High Commissioners [in Canada, ?Malcolm MacDonald, Australia, Sir Geoffrey Whiskard, New Zealand, William Jordan], and the UK representative [in South Africa, 4th Lord Harlech, earlier William Ormsby-Gore], requesting they give a message to their Prime Ministers [Mackenzie King, Arthur Fadden (acting), Peter Fraser, and General Jan Smuts] on the Middle East: stating that German success in Cyrenaica [Libya] may endanger Egypt; reaffirming the decision...
Dates: [Apr 1941]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/37/108
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Telegram from WSC to General [Sir Archibald] Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] on the situation in North Africa and Tobruk [Libya], advising cutting off German-Italian supplies to "wear them down".

Dates: 17 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/38/12
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Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC thanking him for tanks; commenting on South African aid; and referring to possible danger of air attack in evacuation of Tobruk [Libya].

Dates: 23 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/38/31-33
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt on danger of Turkey co-operating with Germany; referring to Syria and therefore Egypt being in imminent danger; and commenting on German infiltration of northern Africa which relies on Vichy co-operation.

Dates: 29 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 May 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/38/45-52
Scope and Contents Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC on following subjects: 1) Portuguese Government's protest at proposed friendly visit to Azores and Cape Verde, and cancellation of similar visit to Spain or Canaries; 2) the importance of Britain refraining from any expedition against the Azores or Cape Verde unless Portugal is attacked, and the need for Britain to guarantee Portuguese sovereignty; 3) losses in eastern Mediterranean; 4) supplies for Turkey; 5) French problem in Syria and North Africa;...
Dates: 01 May 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open