North Africa (general region)
Found in 296 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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".
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].
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.
Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC with detailed assessment of likely German attack: Ukraine Caucasus, Middle East plus French Africa, Britain and the Atlantic. With note in the hand of John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] that the Dominions Office have asked for this telegram to be circulated to the War Cabinet and Defence Committee.
Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa]: comments on how defeat at Agedabia almost destroyed General Sir Archibald Wavell's [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] tank force, and details measures that were taken to reinforce Wavell; comments on battle in desert; refers to intelligence regarding the German advance on the Soviet Union.
Telegram from Robert Menzies [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC asking for answers with regard to failure of opening of Operation "Battleaxe" [codename for British offensive] in North Africa.
Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt welcoming the proposed ferry service for aircraft from Brazil to West Africa; and commenting on the failure of the latest offensive to recapture the initiative in Western Desert.
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.