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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), 26 Nov 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/110
Scope and Contents

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/4
Scope and Contents

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/8
Scope and Contents

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/10-12
Scope and Contents

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/17-19
Scope and Contents

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/23-24
Scope and Contents

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), 06 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/28
Scope and Contents

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]; Italian prisoners, and tanks.

Dates: 06 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Dec 1941 - 07 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/30-32
Scope and Contents

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]; enemy manoeuvres; troop deployment.

Dates: 06 Dec 1941 - 07 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/46
Scope and Contents

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), 09 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/60
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King], the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin], Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] and Prime Minister of South Africa [General Jan Smuts] with statement on the battle of Libya for House of Commons.

Dates: 09 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/63-64
Scope and Contents

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]; "Enemy is apparently in full retreat towards the west".

Dates: 09 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46/95-98
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] and the Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] advising that 18th Division has been diverted to Bombay [India] but Crusader, Acrobat and Gymnast [codenames for major British operation in North Africa, the operation against Tripoli, Libya, and for the plans for the British occupation of North West Africa] should continue; General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-...
Dates: 12 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/47/6
Scope and Contents

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: 13 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/52/82
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Telegram from the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] to WSC agreeing to advance start date of Torch [codename of the Allied invasion of North West Africa] and the announcement of General Dwight Eisenhower's command [as Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces in North Africa].

Dates: 08 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Jul 1942 - 25 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/88-98
Scope and Contents Letter and reports by Randolph Churchill to WSC on the command structure and personalities in the Middle East, including Lieutenant- General Thomas Corbett, Chief of General Staff, Middle East, Richard Casey [Minister of State, Middle East], Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, RAF, Middle East], Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham, Sir Miles Lampson [British Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner for the Sudan, later 1st Lord Killearn] and Michael Wright,...
Dates: 30 Jul 1942 - 25 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Jan 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/59
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Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, asking how the retreat and escape of General Erwin Rommel's Italian troops affects "Acrobat" and also "Gymnast" and "Super-Gymnast" [codenames for an operation against Tripoli, Libya, the plans for the British occupation of North West Africa and a combined landing by British and United States forces].

Dates: 11 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Jan 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68B/109-110
Scope and Contents Telegrams from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, on redeployment of troops: Australians to move from Middle East to Far East; United States forces to Northern Ireland (codenamed "Magnet"), the Levant and Caspian Sea, and to Iceland for training; United States contribution to "Gymnast" [codename for the plans for the British occupation of North West Africa] will be "Super- Gymnast" [codename for a combined landing by British and United States forces], and...
Dates: 18 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Nov 1942 - 30 Nov 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/9
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, November 1942.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant]; Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; the Chiefs of Staff; senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War...
Dates: 01 Nov 1942 - 30 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/10
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, December 1942.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; Director of Movements [War Office, General Noel Holmes]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Chief Whip [James Stuart].Subjects covered by the minutes include:...
Dates: 01 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Jan 1942 - 03 Jan 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/13-14
Scope and Contents

Telegrams from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC on subjects including: enemy movement around Agedabia [Ajdabiyah, Libya]; prisoner- of-war figures and a damage report following surrender of Bardia; success at Bardia due to tanks and South African infantry, the RAF and the Australian and Free French air forces.

Dates: 02 Jan 1942 - 03 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jan 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/16
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to the Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] on his proposals for Allied landings on Atlantic coast [? of North Africa], depending on the progress of General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] and the transatlantic development of operation "Gymnast" [codename for the plans for the British occupation of North West Africa].

Dates: 04 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jan 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/2
Scope and Contents

Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC on subjects including infantry and tanks in the Western desert against Germans and Italians, prisoner-of-war figures and South African divisions.

Dates: 01 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jan 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/29
Scope and Contents Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC giving the latest details of the 8th Army in North Africa: enemy tanks and artillery engaged at Antelat [Libya] and Saunnu but without decisive result; general description and position of troops; intention of Lieutenant- General Neil Ritchie [Commander, 8th Army] to stabilise his position and launch an offensive; "Once again [General Erwin] Rommel [Commander, Afrika Corps] has made bold stroke ... The...
Dates: 24 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jan 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/33-34
Scope and Contents

Telegram from Commanders in Chief (Middle East) to WSC giving details of German and Allied army strengths at the beginning of "Crusader" [codename for British North African operation], including details of losses on both sides and reasons for Allied success.

Dates: 24 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Jan 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/35
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, expressing his disturbance at the latest news of the evacuation of Benghazi and Derna [Libya]: "The kind of retirement now evidently envisaged by subordinate officers implies the failure of CRUSADER and the ruin of ACROBAT" [codenames for the British North African operation and operation against Tripoli].

Dates: 25 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open