Asia-Pacific War, 1941-1945
Found in 669 Collections and/or Records:
(Untitled), 09 Dec 1941
Telegram from WSC to [Alfred] Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich], Resident Cabinet Minister at Singapore for Far Eastern affairs, authorising him to form a War Council, and detailing principle tasks.
(Untitled), 30 Aug 1941
Letter from WSC to Robert Morgan advising that he should feel assured rather than "disquieted" about the favourable turn of affairs in Far East relations, particularly with Japan.
(Untitled), 08 Dec 1941
Memorandum by Sir Edward Campbell [former British Vice-Consul in Java [part of Indonesia] to WSC warning that the War Cabinet should not underestimate Japanese air strength and determination and recommending that a bombing campaign of Japanese cities should be undertaken immediately otherwise the war will last for years.
(Untitled), 26 Aug 1941
Letter from Robert Morgan to WSC querying his intentions towards China following a broadcast [? 24 August, on the Atlantic Charter] which Morgan feels implies the United States' policy towards Japan was one of appeasement; with reply suggesting events in the Far East have taken a "favourable turn".
(Untitled), Sep 1941 - Oct 1941
Letters from Robert Morgan to WSC on British policy towards China; asks whether arms could be given to aid against Japan; with reply by WSC that aid from the United States has been released for use in China.
(Untitled), 17 Nov 1939
Memorandum by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, for the War Cabinet entitled "Australian Naval Defence (Winter 1939)"; suggests that Japan will reserve its strength for controlling China and not attempt to attack Singapore or Australia, therefore the Australian army can be dispatched wherever necessary. [expanded to produce CHAR 20/15/11].
(Untitled), 21 Nov 1939
Memorandum by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, for the War Cabinet entitled "Australian and New Zealand Naval Defence (Winter 1939)". [expands on content of CHAR 20/15/10].
(Untitled), 12 Mar 1940
Printed note by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, for the War Cabinet entitled "Comparison of British and Japanese Fleets"; discusses capacity of British Fleet which can be spared for the Far East, assuming the French Fleet will command Home Waters, with tables showing projected Capital Ship strengths in 1942, with dates of completion of ships.
(Untitled), 01 Aug 1940
(Untitled), 08 Aug 1940
"Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 51" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 1 to 8 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany (distribution of German divisions); 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Romania; b) Turkey; 4. Finland; 5. Far East.
(Untitled), 15 Aug 1940
(Untitled), 22 Aug 1940
(Untitled), 05 Sep 1940
(Untitled), 19 Sep 1940
(Untitled), 26 Sep 1940
(Untitled), 15 Oct 1941
Letter from [President] Franklin Roosevelt (The White House, Washington [United States]) to WSC commenting on [Lord Louis] Mountbatten's usefulness to the US Navy, "the Jap situation", and a matter concerning US relations with Vichy France. [signed manuscript with envelope].
(Untitled), 20 Oct 1941
(Untitled), 10 Dec 1941
Letter from King George VI (Windsor Castle [Berkshire]) to WSC on the loss of the Repulse and the Prince of Wales, and the news about the American battleships. [signed manuscript].
(Untitled), 12 Dec 1941
Letter from WSC [to King George VI] acknowledging that the loss of two battleships [Repulse and Prince of Wales] is "a very heavy blow", particularly to forces in the Far East, nevertheless "I am enormously relieved at the extraordinary changes of the last few days". [carbon].