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Second World War (1939-1945)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 2726 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 01 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/89
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Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [incoming Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] asking him to make decisions on offensive in western desert and in Syria.

Dates: 01 Jul 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), 01 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/90
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Telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell [outgoing Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] insisting announcement of transfer of command must now be made evening 1 July.

Dates: 01 Jul 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), 01 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/92-93
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt on the expansion of the American merchant shipbuilding programme and commenting on the destruction of enemy submarines and merchant vessels.

Dates: 01 Jul 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), 03 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/96
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Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander -in-Chief, Middle East] asking him to consider General Henry Wilson for a command in the Western desert [see CHAR 20/40/105 ].

Dates: 03 Jul 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), 03 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/97-100
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Telegram from WSC to Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of State in the Middle East] with a questionnaire regarding the fall of Crete [Greece].

Dates: 03 Jul 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), 02 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/101
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Telegram from Averell Harriman [Special Representative of the President of the United States] to WSC reporting from Cairo [Egypt] with his observations on organisation in the Middle East. He comments on: lack of planning, salvage of tanks, underdeveloped port facilities, lack of training for personnel, and need for co-ordination of command across the three services.

Dates: 02 Jul 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), 03 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/103-104
Scope and Contents Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC approving removal of General Sir Archibald Wavell from office as Commander-in-Chief, Middle East and commenting on defects of the administrative machine in Cairo [Egypt]. He comments on the Middle East, his plans to visit Cairo, the improvement in the Allied cause brought about by the German attack on the Soviet Union, and suggests that the flight of Rudolph Hess might indicate "something rotten inside the German...
Dates: 03 Jul 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), 03 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/105
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Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC stating that while he has a high opinion of General Henry Wilson's abilities, he is not yet in a position to make any decision [about transferring Wilson to western desert command, see CHAR 20/40/96 ].

Dates: 03 Jul 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), 04 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/107
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Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander -in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC setting out his plans for military action in the Middle East, with priority being given to consolidating position in Syria and securing Cyprus against attack.

Dates: 04 Jul 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), 05 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/108
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Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] with reasons for transfer in commands between General Sir Archibald Wavell [now Commander-in-Chief, India] and Sir General Claude Auchinleck [now Commander-in-Chief, Middle East].

Dates: 05 Jul 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), 06 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/109-112
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Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander -in-Chief, Middle East] responding in detail to his proposed plans for the Middle Eastern theatre: commenting on Syria, western desert, tank, troop and air reinforcements, intelligence information, position of Tobruk [Libya], and use of air power.

Dates: 06 Jul 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), 05 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/87
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Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] hoping that operation "Supercharge", [? codename for the evacuation of Australians from Tobruk, Libya] will not impede "Crusader" [codename for major British North African operation].

Dates: 05 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/105-106
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Telegram from Major-General Arthur Smith [? Chief of General Staff, Middle East] to WSC re article in Daily Herald; Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] wants publicity about strength in Middle East.

Dates: 08 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/114
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Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, with War Office calculations of infantry strength.

Dates: 09 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/124
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Telegram from Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] to WSC and 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] requesting trained staff, and transportation, to handle goods arriving in Archangel.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/125
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC "continuance Supercharge [codename evacuation of Australians from Tobruk, Libya] ... will not be allowed to interfere with plans" [in Middle East].

Dates: 10 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/132
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Telegram from WSC to Stalin promising lorries as requested; also will uphold Soviet interests in Caspian Basin if Soviet divisions are required elsewhere.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/134
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Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] reiterating the request by General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] for Australian troops to remain in Tobruk [Libya] even if they do not participate in battle.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/138
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Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] advising of his request to Australian Government to abandon evacuation from Tobruk [Libya].

Dates: 14 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/44/2
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Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]: will send Air Chief Marshal Sir Wilfrid Freeman to Cairo [Egypt] to assess likely extent of enemy action; encloses telegram [reference T699] from Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] expressing concern about air support in Middle East campaign.

Dates: 15 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/44/5
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC explaining that relief of Australian troops in Tobruk [Libya] started, but that operation Cultivator will not impede operation Crusader [codename for major British North African operation].

Dates: 15 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/44/7
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on shortages of artillery troops.

Dates: 16 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/44/8-9
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Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] asking what factors could impede progress of operation Crusader [codename or major British North African operation].

Dates: 17 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/44/10
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Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] urging that re-disposition of first class units to eastern hemisphere will include a modern capital ship to deter Japan.

Dates: 17 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/44/12
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC welcoming Air Chief Marshal Sir Wilfrid Freeman's visit; threats to Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa] include air reinforcements for enemy in Libya; suggests sending reassurance to New Zealand.

Dates: 17 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open