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Maritime transport

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 380 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 30 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/47
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Telegram from Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] to WSC marked "personal and most secret" reporting on the latest situation in Egypt and commenting on RAF mobilisation, arrangements for the defence of the Delta, and the plans of Admiral Henry Harwood [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] for supporting the Eighth Army and evacuating merchant shipping from Alexandria [Egypt].

Dates: 30 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 04 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/65
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Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special adviser and Assistant to the President of the united States] marked "personal and secret" informing him that he is sending him his own personal return of shipping losses for the first six months of 1942 [see CHAR 20/77/66] and commenting on the "remorselessly increasing losses of American and American-controlled shipping.".

Dates: 04 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 04 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/66
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Sheet marked secret of weekly totals of merchant tonnage sunk by enemy action in the period January to June 1942 [Sent by WSC to Harry Hopkins, see CHAR 20/77/65].

Dates: 04 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 06 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/76
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Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] marked "personal and secret" asking whether he has taken any decision about not publishing American shipping losses.Initialled.

Dates: 06 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 24 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/95-96
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" regarding the lack of communication from Premier Stalin, apart from a cryptic "Thank you", commenting on its implications for their plans to send planes and supplies to the Soviet Union, speculating on the reasons for the silence, and asking Roosevelt for his thoughts.

Dates: 24 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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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), 06 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/80/133-134
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Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC commenting on WSC's proposed text of message for Stalin: advocates a firm commitment to putting an air force in the Caucasus; argues that shipping convoy PQ19 must sail to the Soviet Union and comments on how this might be achieved; refers to his anxiety about a forthcoming message from the United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union.

Dates: 06 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 07 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/80/136-140
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" regarding assistance for the Soviet Union: states that there is no possibility of letting shipping convoy PQ19 sail to the Soviet Union in successive groups, that the cancellation of the convoy can no longer be concealed from the Russians, and comments on preparations to sail ten individual ships manned by volunteers during the October dark; argues that Stalin should be told now; states that nothing can be done with regard...
Dates: 07 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 07 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/4-5
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "most secret and personal" reciting text of proposed message for Premier Stalin outlining the assistance which can be given to the Soviet Union: comments on the likely effect of the battle in Egypt and "Torch" [codename for allied occupation of French north-west Africa]; comments on the composition of the air force which will be sent to the Soviet southern flank in the Caucasus; outlines proposal to supply the Soviet Union with more Spitfires;...
Dates: 07 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 08 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/11
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Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC regarding assistance for the Soviet Union: agrees with WSC's proposals for delivering supplies by the northern route; comments on the need to make a firm commitment to the joint Anglo-American air force on the Russian front [Codename "Velvet"]; suggests amendments to WSC's proposed telegram to Stalin.

Dates: 08 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 08 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/18-20
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Premier Stalin marked "most secret and personal" outlining the various ways in which support can be given to the Soviet Union: comments on the nature and likely effect of attack in Egypt and "Torch" [codename for Anglo-American invasion of French north-west Africa]; outlines details of the Anglo-American Air Force which is to be put on the Soviet southern flank [codename "Velvet"]; describes plans to send a special re-enforcement of Spitfires to the Soviet Union;...
Dates: 08 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 08 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/22-24
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "most secret and personal" reciting text of his telegram to Stalin regarding Allied support for the Soviet Union [see CHAR 20/81/18-20] With annotations by ? Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence].

Dates: 08 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 08 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/25
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Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] commenting on the possibility of shipping economies by Britain taking additional quantities of frozen meat from the United States rather than the southern dominions, and assuring him that no decision will be taken until full discussion has taken place in London.

Dates: 08 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 09 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/26-27
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Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and most secret" reciting text of message to Stalin outlining the ways in which the United States can help the Soviet Union. Refers to: placing an air force under Soviet command in the Caucasus [codename "Velvet"]; arranging transfer of merchant ships; making an automobile tyre plant available; sending reinforcements of troops and supplies to the Persian Gulf.

Dates: 09 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 15 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/55
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Telegram from Resident Minister in West Africa [Lord Swinton, earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister] marked "most secret" referring to the increase in U-Boat sinkings in the area and asking whether it is possible to accelerate despatch of Catalinas and basing of long range American aircraft at Ascension [Island].

Dates: 15 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 9 Apr 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/109/102
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked 'personal and secret' with a message for [Harry] Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] in which he confirms his understanding that the US will ship seven million tons to Britain by the end of November 1943 and that this is the limit of the US undertaking, but asks for allowance to be made for sinkings because the seven million tons...
Dates: 9 Apr 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Apr 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/109/107
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked 'most secret and personal' in which he reports that 375 Hurricanes and 285 Airocobras and Kittyhawks for Russia were in the cancelled convoys (JW 54 and 55); discusses the practical difficulties in arranging for the aircraft and accompanying spare parts to be transported to Russia; offers a maximum of 60 Hurricane IID airoplanes, discussing their advantages and successes against Rommel's tanks in Tunisia; and reassures Stalin that he is determined...
Dates: 10 Apr 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Apr 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/109/116
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked 'personal and most secret' reporting that the Nazi-Fascist forces are falling back to Enfidaville [Enfida, Tunisia], that the Eighth Army is pushing northwards, that over 200,000 of the enemy are "in the net", 25,000 prisoners taken and 5-10,000 killed; on successful air raids on Duisberg and Frankfurt [Germany] of which he has sent a film and photographs to please the Russian soldiers; and his hopes to push some fast ships to the Persian Gulf...
Dates: 11 Apr 1943
Conditions Governing Access: 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), 20 Jun 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/25
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Telegram from WSC to Wendell Wilkie asking him to be cautious "lest in trying to galvanize American opinion" he discloses information which may dishearten British merchant seamen.

Dates: 20 Jun 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 26 Jun 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/56
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Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC "am asking Congress... to substantially increase our building of merchant ships so that we should build a minimum of five to five and a half million tons in 1942 and seven million in 1943".

Dates: 26 Jun 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 09 May 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/38/90-92
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Two copies of telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to President of the United States](Washington) on shipping losses in April.

Dates: 09 May 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 14 May 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/38/115
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Telegram from WSC to Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean [Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham], thanking him for the naval contribution to success of operation "Tiger" [codename for operation to pass merchant ships through Mediterranean], and stating that it may prove decisive in Libyan campaign. [see CHAR 20/38/125 .].

Dates: 14 May 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 May 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/38/120
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Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC: Reports that tanks have been sent to join General William Gott's forces in attacking Sollum area [Egypt] without waiting for "Tiger" [codename for operation to pass merchant ships through Mediterranean]; states that securing Baghdad [Iraq] will be difficult as Iraqis have flooded roads and German airforce is in vicinity.

Dates: 13 May 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open