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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), 17 May 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/48-49
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "most secret" regarding the situation in Madagascar and reciting a telegram from WSC and Chiefs of Staff to Rear-Admiral [Edward] Neville Syfret [see CHAR 20/75/45]: comments on the reasons for delaying the occupation of Tamatave and Majunga; proposes a "modus vivendi" with the Vichy French; suggests that 4th Lord Harlech [earlier William Ormsby-Gore, High Commissioner for Britain in South Africa] visit...
Dates: 17 May 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 May 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/51
Scope and Contents Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander- in-Chief India] to WSC marked "most secret" reporting on the latest situation in Burma [later Myanmar] and north east India: comments on the movements and "excellent health and spirits" of General Harold Alexander [General Officer Commanding Burma]; states that the troops from Burma have been collected in the Imphal area [India] and comments on their numbers and morale; reports that there has been no news of whereabouts of...
Dates: 18 May 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 May 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/67
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief India] marked "most secret": states that Wavell can keep General Harold Alexander [General Officer Commanding, Burma, later Myanmar] while he writes his report; comments on losses of the United States and Japan in Coral Sea action; states that the Admiralty believe the main Japanese fleet to be at Truk and that Japanese operations against Midway Island are certain, against Aleutian Islands are very probable, and against...
Dates: 21 May 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 May 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/68
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Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell, Commander- in-Chief, India, to WSC marked "most secret" stating his belief in deceiving and disturbing the enemy by false information and advocating more coherent and long term deception plans worked between London, Washington [United States] and Commanders in the field using only officers with special qualifications.

Dates: 21 May 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 May 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/70
Scope and Contents Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander- in-Chief, India] to WSC reporting on the withdrawal of troops from Burma [later Myanmar]: states that he has seen General Harold Alexander [General Officer Commanding, Burma], is flying to Dinjan [? India] where he hopes to meet Lieutenant-General Joseph Stilwell [Commander of United States forces in China, India and Burma, and Chief of Staff to Generalissimo Chiang-Kai-shek], and will then go to Imphal [India] to see troops from Burma;...
Dates: 22 May 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 May 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/79-81
Scope and Contents Telegram from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "most secret and personal" reporting his conclusions on general strategy based upon his visit to the Middle East: comments on the situation in Libya and states that he considers "conclusive operations in Libyan bulge essential for our real victory"; comments on the importance of holding a Middle East block, including Iran, Iraq, India, Ceylon [later Sri Lanka] and the Indian Ocean, from both German and...
Dates: 26 May 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 May 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/84-85
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] marked "personal and secret": reports on the signing of a treaty [of alliance between Britain and the Soviet Union]; comments on Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs] and asks for Roosevelt's impressions; states that all has gone well with the Northern convoy but that the next two days will be serious; comments on talks with General Henry Arnold [Chief of United States Army Air Force] and Towers...
Dates: 27 May 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 May 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/93-94
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "personal and most secret" commenting on his recommendations regarding strategy: comments on British naval, land and air reinforcements for India; states that he believes the Japanese will strike north against Chiang-Kai-shek [Chinese Nationalist leader] and comments on the possibility of striking eastward at the Japanese through Burma [later Myanmar]; states that it will be difficult to meet a really heavy...
Dates: 28 May 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 May 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/106
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Telegram from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC regarding the situation in Madagascar and suggesting the reduction of Tamatave and Majunga using African and South African troops.

Dates: 28 May 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 31 May 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/75/121
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Telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell, Commander-in-Chief India] commenting on plans for a counter-stroke upon Japanese communications through Burma [later Myanmar] and stating that General Harold Alexander [General Officer Commanding, Burma] is needed in Britain.

Dates: 31 May 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/2-3
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Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "most secret and personal" reciting the text of a telegram of 6 June from Major-General Robert Sturges [Officer commanding land forces during occupation of Madagascar] containing French counter proposals and amendments to the text of the agreement regarding Madagascar.Filed out of chronological sequence.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/5
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Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "most secret and personal" reciting text of telegram of 7 June from Major-General Robert Sturges [Officer commanding land forces during occupation of Madagascar] reporting on the progress of talks between Barnett and French officials in Madagascar.Filed out of chronological sequence.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/6
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Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "most secret and personal" reciting the text of a telegram of 7 June from Major-General Robert Sturges [Officer commanding land forces during occupation of Madagascar] reporting his observations on French proposals regarding the Madagascar agreement.Filed out of chronological sequence.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/7-8
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Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "most secret and personal" reciting the second part of a telegram of 7 June [see also CHAR 20/76/5] from Major-General Robert Sturges [Officer commanding land forces during occupation of Madagascar] regarding negotiations with the Vichy French authorities in Madagascar.Filed out of chronological sequence.

Dates: 12 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/10
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Telegram from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "most secret and personal" congratulating WSC on the blitz on Cologne [Germany] and commenting on the battle in Libya and the enemy submarine attack at Diego Suarez [Madagascar].

Dates: 01 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/28-29
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Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander- in-Chief, India] to WSC marked "most secret" regarding the possibility of an Allied counter offensive in Burma [later Myanmar] and commenting on the problems of an early offensive.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/31-33
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] reporting on the situation in Madagascar: comments on the decision to put off operations against Tamatave and Majunga; comments on the state of political negotiations with the French Governor [Armand Annet] at Tananarive; comments on naval, army and air forces; comments on the logistical problems of attacking and occupying Tamatave and Majunga and suggests that the best time for such an attack would be after 24...
Dates: 04 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/34-36
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Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] reciting text of an aide memoire sent to the French Governor-General [Armand Annet] by Major-General Robert Sturges [Officer commanding land forces during occupation of Madagascar] suggesting acceptable terms of agreement.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/39
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Telegram from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC expressing his grave concerns about the weakness of the air forces in South Africa and Madagascar: stresses the importance of defending the Cape and calls for more equipment and aircraft without further delay.

Dates: 05 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/43-44
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, India] marked "most secret": asks to be sent the plan for the counter offensive in Upper Burma [later Myanmar]; comments on communications between Wavell and Admiral Sir James Somerville [Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Fleet]; expresses concern that Wavell has received news of damage to HMS Ramillies in Madagascar as this was to be kept secret; states that there was never any intention of sending all the landing craft and...
Dates: 05 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jun 1942 - 06 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/48
Scope and Contents Telegram from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "most secret and personal" commenting on the situation in Madagascar: regrets the delay in the occupation of other ports in Madagascar and hopes that this will be possible by the end of July or beginning of August; expresses misgivings about leaving Major-General Robert Sturges in sole command of operations and suggests that Lieutenant- General Sir William Platt [General Officer Commanding- in-Chief East...
Dates: 05 Jun 1942 - 06 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/52
Scope and Contents Telegram from Franklin Roosevelt [President of the United States] to WSC: states that he has delivered the Joint Protocol of supplies for July 1942 to June 1943 to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs] and that copies have been given to the appropriate British representatives in Washington [United States]; comments on Molotov's visit to the United States; expresses concern about the Russian Front and states that he will be sending WSC a specific proposal; comments on the...
Dates: 07 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/83-85
Scope and Contents Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander- in-Chief, India] to WSC marked "personal and most secret" regarding operations against the Japanese in Burma [later Myanmar]: comments on difficulties facing the enemy in Upper Burma; outlines his general idea to operate in a series of small columns on a wide front and lists three objectives; comments on diversions and possible date for operations; outlines difficulties hampering operations including poor communications, labour and...
Dates: 09 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/86-87
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "most secret and personal" regarding the situation in Madagascar: states that he is sending Smuts the telegrams he has received from Major- General Robert Sturges [Officer commanding land forces during occupation of Madagascar] [see CHAR 20/76/2-8]; comments on the role of Sturges; states that Lieutenant- General Sir William Platt [General Officer Commanding- in-Chief East African Command] has been...
Dates: 12 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/95-96
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, India] marked "secret and personal" outlining his "purely personal" ideas for offensive action in Burma [later Myanmar]: states that minor operations are "useful nibbling" but outlines plan for the capture of Rangoon [Burma] and Moulmein [Burma] and thereafter striking at Bangkok [Siam, later Thailand]; states that there would be no possibility of any large operation if the Allies are beaten in the Caucasus or Libya;...
Dates: 12 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open