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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), 11 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/134
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Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of State in the Middle East] to WSC with statement of duties of Intendant-General, Middle East [General Sir Robert Haining]: administration of transport; co-ordination of supplies, maintenance of vehicles, and to examine and advise on general administrative reorganisation.

Dates: 11 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), 11 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/135
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Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of State in the Middle East] to WSC advising against appointing Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich] to a ministerial post in the Middle East; suggests instead Walter Monckton at a lower level as Minister of Propaganda to control publicity and censorship.

Dates: 11 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), 09 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/137
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Telegram from WSC to Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of State in the Middle East] on liaison with Vichy France over Syria. He recites text of message of 5 Jul from Vichy agent, and proposed text of British reply.

Dates: 09 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), 11 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/139
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Telegram from WSC to Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of State in the Middle East] on position of Free French towards Vichy surrender in Syria: "negotiations should not break down merely on the point of form as to who [General Fernand] Dentz [Vichy High Commissioner in Syria] will surrender to".

Dates: 11 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), 12 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/140-141
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Telegram from WSC to Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of State in the Middle East] agreeing that Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich] should not be appointed as a second Minister in the Middle East, proposing Hubert Young (Governor of Trinidad) as Minister of Propaganda in Middle East to control publicity and censorship, and stressing the need for propaganda to be confined exclusively to the Middle East.

Dates: 12 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), 11 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/142
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Telegram from General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of the Free French] to WSC expressing conviction that they will shortly find a solution to the organisation of Franco-British relations in the East and Syria.

Dates: 11 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), 15 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/5-6
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC responding to proposals for policy in Middle East.

Dates: 15 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/15-18
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Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] agreeing to a further consignment of tanks for Middle East; should take advantage of German advance on the Soviet Union to secure Libyan Desert; blames recent failure on RAF. [See CHAR 20/41/39 - 40 for reply].

Dates: 19 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/20
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Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on latest developments in Syria: General Fernand Dentz [French High Commissioner in Syria] agreed to armistice negotiated with General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French], General Georges Catroux [Commander-in-Chief, Free French in the Levant] and General Sir Henry Wilson [Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces in Syria].

Dates: 19 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/28
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Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC with strategical appreciation of Middle East: need more tanks, infantry of little use in desert.

Dates: 21 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/30-32
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Telegram from Commander-in-Chief, Middle East [Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck] to WSC on lack of troops to reinforce Iraq if Germans should switch advance from the Soviet Union to Syria and Middle East.

Dates: 22 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/33
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Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] with a message for General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] to be passed on at Lyttelton's discretion suggesting the problems at the Syrian Conference were caused by mutual antagonism between Vichy and the Free French.

Dates: 22 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/34
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Telegram from General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] to WSC advising that armistice terms for Syria agreed between British and Vichy are opposed to Free French principles.

Dates: 23 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/35-36
Scope and Contents Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on meetings with General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French], General de Larminat [Governor-General of French Equatorial Africa (later Chad, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, and Gabon)] and Major- General Edward Spears [Head of Spears Mission, Syria and the Lebanon]; Free French reject Syrian armistice terms and threaten to break alliance with Britain then renegotiations end in...
Dates: 22 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/37
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Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] and Free French rejection of the British Armistice Convention and additional protocol with Vichy and Syria.

Dates: 22 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/39-40
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC blaming inadequate resources for failure to seize upon German preoccupation in the Soviet Union to hit enemy in Libya; his own priorities are to consolidate Cyprus and Syria and reorganise supplies. [See CHAR 20/41/15 - 18 for WSC's original telegram].

Dates: 23 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/49
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Telegram from General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] to WSC suggesting that the army of General Fernand Dentz [French High Commissioner in Syria] should not be repatriated as Vichy troops are following German orders.

Dates: 25 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/57
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Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC: agreement settled with General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] on Syrian Armistice; problems over Vichy troops swearing not to rally to Free French.

Dates: 25 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/70
Scope and Contents Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC with the opinions of General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] on treaty negotiations in the Middle East as reported by Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser to Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States]; anticipates a National Congress in Syria and the Lebanon, but no elections; also refers to views of Lepissier [Secretary General of Free French Administration] and Engert [United States...
Dates: 01 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/76
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Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos]: General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] and Free French should not be allowed to compromise safety of Syria; with personal message for de Gaulle inviting him back to England.

Dates: 02 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/79
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Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on threat to his objective of controlling Free French in Syria; fears reappointment of former Vichy officials by General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] will cause Arab revolt.

Dates: 03 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/80
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Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on good state of road transportation between Alexandria and Bagush [? Egypt]; discussion with Lieutenant-General Sir Noel Beresford-Peirse [Commander Western Desert Force] and [?] Major-General Sir Michael Creagh.

Dates: 02 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/88
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Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on request made by United States Military Attache for more tanks from the United States for Middle East.

Dates: 05 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/92
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Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [Robert Menzies] to WSC requesting details on relief of the Tobruk [Libya] garrison; Australian War Cabinet alarmed about health of Australian troops in Libya, Greece, Crete and Syria.

Dates: 07 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41/93
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Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [Robert Menzies] to WSC asking for projected German moves around Turkey and Libya; also on the failure to provide anticipated strength bomber and fighter squadrons.

Dates: 07 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open