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Found in 380 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 30 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/81
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Revised proof of document circulated to War Cabinet reciting text of telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt regarding production and shipping.

Dates: 30 Dec 1942
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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), 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), 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), 22 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/11-14
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Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] commenting on documents dealing with munition assignments, Anglo-American Shipping Adjustment Board, and the Combined Raw Materials Board: Britain proposes to form a clearing-house for all supplies to and from the Empire, developing existing shipping arrangements with the United States and other United Nations countries as necessary.

Dates: 22 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/45-48
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Telegram from the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] (but signed by Cordell Hull [United States Secretary of State]) to WSC regarding the text of documents relating to Munitions, Shipping and Raw Materials Boards, with proposals for the release of documents and names of Board members.

Dates: 26 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/70/2-3
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] regarding troops stationed in Britain: states that troops from the United States brought to Britain are not fully trained and are used to set free British divisions for service in the Middle East and Far East; explains that it is only a shortage of troop-carrying tonnage that keeps British divisions at home; grieves that it is necessary to use the New Zealand Division again so soon; expresses desire to work all New Zealand and...
Dates: 09 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/71A/4
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Telegram from WSC to Premier Stalin regarding the effect of the war in the Far East on the Levant-Caspian front: details troop withdrawals and diversions; comments on the problems caused by shipping scarcity; refers to maintenance of supplies for the Soviet Union and the improved naval situation in the Atlantic. Crossed through in red and marked: "cancelled".

Dates: 27 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Mar 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/71A/33-34
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Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] requesting American assistance in the shipping of troops, imports and equipment: includes details of proposed troop movements and analysis of the situation with regard to imports.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/71A/44-46
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt]: reflects on the deterioration of British affairs since December 7 1941; comments on British naval plans for the Indian Ocean and North Atlantic; requests a statement of the dispositions and plans of the United States Air Force; comments on the diversion of an Allied army from the Levant-Caspian front to Australia and India, and on the need for the United States to reinforce Australia and New Zealand; comments on...
Dates: 05 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Mar 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/71B/142-143
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Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special adviser and assistant to the President of the United States], commenting on immense numbers of sinkings of tankers in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic and possible solutions.

Dates: 12 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Mar 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/72/60
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt]: comments on his loan of American shipping and release of the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth and the Aquitania for British use; suggests that a further 9000 American troops be sent to Iceland; expresses pleasure at the level of shipping of American personnel; expresses anxiety at the level of air provision for the Levant-Caspian front and asks for American light bombers and fighters to be diverted to the Middle...
Dates: 21 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Apr 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/74/28-29
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Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special adviser and assistant to the President of the United States] to WSC regarding accumulations of shipping for the Soviet Union and asking if more ships can be carried in the next convoys in order to clear this up.

Dates: 25 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Apr 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/74/46-47
Scope and Contents Telegram from the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] to WSC expressing his concern over plans to limit shipments of supplies to the Soviet Union: asks WSC to review the size of immediate convoys; hopes that Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon] will avoid giving the Soviet Ambassador [Ivan Maisky] any flat statement about the limit to the number of ships that can be convoyed; "It seems to me that any word reaching [Joseph] Stalin at this time that our...
Dates: 27 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Apr 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/74/54-55
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Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] regarding shipments of supplies to the Soviet Union: comments on logistics of convoy sizes and tonnage; makes a recommendation for working off the present accumulation held in Iceland; "We are at our utmost strain for convoy escorts.".

Dates: 28 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Feb 1941 - 28 Feb 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/2
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, February 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: the Chiefs of Staff; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Vice Chief of Imperial General Staff [?General Sir Robert Haining];...
Dates: 01 Feb 1941 - 28 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Mar 1941 - 31 Mar 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/3
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, March 1941.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; senior civil servants including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet], Sir Horace Wilson [Permanent Secretary of HM Treasury and official Head of HM Civil Service], and Sir Alexander Cadogan...
Dates: 01 Mar 1941 - 31 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1941 - 30 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/4
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, April 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; F A Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell] and Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistants]; Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Sir Edward Bridges...
Dates: 01 Apr 1941 - 30 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Aug 1941 - 31 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/8
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, August 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; the Chiefs of Staff.Subjects covered by the minutes include: United States shipping provision; civil service appointments; naval matters, including the design of warships and a...
Dates: 01 Aug 1941 - 31 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/37/6
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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.

Dates: 01 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/37/59
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Telegram from "Former Naval Person" [WSC] to President [Franklin] Roosevelt on the danger of [Admiral Jean] Darlan [Vice-Premier of Vichy France] transferring French ships from African ports to French ports in danger of German occupation, and on the escort of convoys.

Dates: 06 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/37/81-82
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Telegram from Government of Canada to Dominions Office sending on a message to WSC on Canadian anti-submarine protection of shipping which they claim has not been recognised by UK military advisers.

Dates: 10 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/37/113-115
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Telegram from President [Franklin Roosevelt] to the Former Naval Person [WSC] on the United States' change of policy in the Atlantic: to include the extension of the security zone to whole of North Atlantic west of longitude 25 degrees; informing the United Kingdom of the position of aggressor ships; escorting of British convoys. [see also CHAR 20/37/97].

Dates: 11 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 May 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/38/36
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham], on decision to use HMS Ark Royal, HMS Argus, HMS Furious and HMS Victorious to repeat operations "Winch" [codename for plan to reinforce Malta with aircraft] and "Dunlop"; need for protection of Crete [Greece], Malta and Libya and enforcement of operations "Tiger" [codename for plan to transport tanks on merchant ships through Mediterranean] and "Jaguar" [codename for plan to reinforce Malta with...
Dates: 01 May 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 May 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/38/53-54
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Telegram from Sir Arthur Salter [Head of British Merchant Shipping Mission, Washington, United States] to WSC on difficulties in realising the United States promises of 2 million tons of merchant marine aid.

Dates: 02 May 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open