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Asia-Pacific War, 1941-1945

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 670 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 22 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/96B/158
Scope and Contents Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes (Tingewick House, Buckingham) [Conservative MP for Portsmouth] to A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough, 1st Lord of the Admiralty] recommending that he urge Clement Attlee to take note of the advice given in Keyes' minutes to the War Cabinet and WSC. He states that locking up 5 fast transports at Sierra Leone was deplorable; that the Japanese are demonstrating the proper use of amphibious power; that the War Cabinet, due to...
Dates: 22 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/104/1
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July 1943.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: 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 Cabinet]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; "C" [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service].Subjects covered by the minutes...
Dates: 01 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Aug 1943 - 28 Aug 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/104/2
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, August 1943. Some written by WSC when in Canada and the United States.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; the Chief Whip [James Stuart]; the Chiefs of...
Dates: 01 Aug 1943 - 28 Aug 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Sep 1943 - 30 Sep 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/104/3
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, September 1943. Some written by WSC when in Canada and the United States.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: senior civil servants, particularly Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; President Roosevelt; Harry Hopkins [Special...
Dates: 01 Sep 1943 - 30 Sep 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Oct 1943 - 31 Oct 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/104/4
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, October 1943.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Colonel Ian Jacob and Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretaries to the War Cabinet]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; senior civil servants, including...
Dates: 02 Oct 1943 - 31 Oct 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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(Untitled), 01 Nov 1943 - 31 Dec 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/104/5
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, November and December 1943. Some written by WSC when in the Middle East [and Carthage, Tunisia, and Marrakesh, Morocco].Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chiefs of Staff; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's...
Dates: 01 Nov 1943 - 31 Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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(Untitled), 02 Jan 1942 - 28 Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/1
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, January and February 1942. Some written by WSC when in the United States.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States]; the Chiefs of Staff; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to...
Dates: 02 Jan 1942 - 28 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1942 - 30 Apr 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/3
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, April 1942.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff.Subjects covered by the minutes include: the Japanese threat to the Falkland Islands; discussion of operation "Ironclad" [code name for British occupation of Diego Suarez, Madagascar]; the British naval...
Dates: 01 Apr 1942 - 30 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 May 1942 - 31 May 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/4
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, May 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; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence].Subjects covered by the minutes include: aircraft production; bombing policy; operation "Ironclad" in Madagascar; the availability of ammunition for the Home Guard; naval operations in the Indian Ocean;...
Dates: 01 May 1942 - 31 May 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jun 1942 - 27 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/5
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, June 1942.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; the Chiefs of Staff; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet].Subjects covered by the minutes include: discussion of proposed operations against Germany in northern Norway ("Jupiter"), Spitsbergen ("Jackpot") and France...
Dates: 01 Jun 1942 - 27 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1942 - 28 Aug 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/6
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July and August 1942. Some written by WSC when in the Middle East.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet].Subjects covered by the...
Dates: 03 Jul 1942 - 28 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Oct 1942 - 31 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/8
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, October 1942.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; the Chiefs of Staff; Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet].Subjects covered by the minutes include:...
Dates: 02 Oct 1942 - 31 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/12
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Telegram from the Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin, to WSC rejecting the decision by the Chiefs of Staff to have separate Indian and Pacific fleets to face the superior Japanese fleet.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/20-24
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] enclosing a directive sent to General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, India and Supreme Commander, South West Pacific] on definition of the "ABDA" [Australian, British, Dutch and Australasian] strategic area, forces available to Wavell and policy encompassing Burma [later Myanmar], Australia, Malaya [later Malaysia], the Dutch East Indies [later Indonesia] and the Philippines, against Japan; outlines...
Dates: 04 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/25-26
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Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] on subjects including: defining the command area of General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, India and Supreme Commander, South West Pacific] as not including Australia or New Zealand, or their communications with the United States; the responsibilities of the United States Navy; the spread of resources between the Middle East and Malaya [later Malaysia].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/27
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Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] relaying note by the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound] on the inadvisability of Allied combined fleet engaging Japanese Fleet in Pacific, in aftermath of Pearl Harbor [United States] attack, where Japan has air superiority.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/3-5
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Telegram from the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] to WSC rejecting the definition by the Chiefs of Staff of the Australian area as Australia, New Guinea [parts of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea], Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands, New Hebrides [Vanuatu] and Fiji, and the view that this area should be excluded from the protection of the United States fleet; favours the Pacific area instead.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/32
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Telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell, Commander- in-Chief, India [and Supreme Commander, South West Pacific], advising he should set up his headquarters in Java [Dutch East Indies, later Indonesia] as also advised by the United States.

Dates: 04 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [05 Jan 1942]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/34
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Telegram from WSC to [Alfred] Duff Cooper, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster [and Resident Cabinet Minister at Singapore for Far Eastern affairs, later 1st Lord Norwich] recalling him to Britain, via Java [Dutch East Indies, later Indonesia] to liaise with General Sir Archibald Wavell, Supreme Commander, South West Pacific.

Dates: [05 Jan 1942]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/36-38
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Telegram from the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] to the Dominions Office outlining requirements for Australian representation on councils formulating Pacific strategy.

Dates: 06 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jan 1942 - 09 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/43-44
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Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] on United States naval responsibility for south-western Pacific; regrets not consulting Fraser more fully; also includes covering note by John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC].

Dates: 08 Jan 1942 - 09 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/47
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Telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell, Supreme Commander, South West Pacific, on combat in Malayan Peninsula [later Malaysia]; approves of general conduct but suggests submarines be used to frustrate Japanese penetration movements up rivers. [See CHAR 20/68A/55 for reply].

Dates: 09 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/51-54
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Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] on the co-ordination of defence between Britain, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, including the need to incorporate the United States contribution into the south western Pacific, and the defence of Australia itself; Australian, New Zealander and Dutch representatives will report via London to Washington until a Supreme Commander has been appointed.

Dates: 09 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/55
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Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Supreme Commander, South West Pacific] to WSC responding to T 33/2 [CHAR 20/ 68 A/47]; Dutch submarines already in use in Malaya [later Malaysia].

Dates: 10 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/57
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Telegram from the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] to WSC thanking him for essential arms and equipment for the defence of Fiji and New Zealand.

Dates: 12 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open