Second World War (1939-1945)
Found in 2725 Collections and/or Records:
Telegram from the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, to WSC regarding the concerns of Generalissimo Chiang-Kai-shek [Chinese nationalist leader] over the military command in Burma and Southern China: suggests that Lieutenant-General Joseph Stilwell [Commander of United States Forces in China, Burma (later Myanmar) and India] command the northern end, with the southern part coming under British command.
Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] commenting on troop and naval reinforcements for the Far East and expressing doubts about the likelihood of a Japanese invasion of Australia or New Zealand.
Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, stating that if he remains on the defensive until July, it will be necessary to consider the movement of 15 air squadrons from Libya to sustain the Soviet left wing in the Caucasus.
Telegram from the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] to WSC disputing his view that a serious invasion of New Zealand or Australia is unlikely and renewing representations that their position be strengthened.
Telegram from the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] to WSC regarding naval matters: suggests that the United States reinforce the British Home Fleet and that British ships are used to replace the HYPO Force or to do the whole escorting job [to Diego Suarez, Madagascar, in operation "Ironclad"]; states that tanker sinkings are very disturbing; comments on the role of American destroyers and trawlers in the Atlantic; suggests measures for dealing with the submarine menace.
Telegram from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] regarding proposals by the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] for dividing the commands [into United States Pacific and British Indian spheres] and stating that this will not absolve Britain from a duty to aid Australia in the event of an invasion. Annotation indicates that the telegram was also sent to Peter Fraser [Prime Minister of New Zealand].
Telegram from the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, to WSC regarding the arrival of General Douglas MacArthur in Australia, his appointment as Supreme Commander in the [South West Pacific] area and the resulting press release.
Telegram from John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia, to WSC reciting text of a message to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] nominating General Douglas MacArthur as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces "in this theatre" [South West Pacific], and asking to be informed of the timing and text of any announcement.
The Consumer Rationing (No 8) Order 1941, No 2000 published by his Majesty's Stationery Office 1943, 23, [1 p].
Telegram from WSC to Marshal Joseph Stalin explaining the risks of attempting an invasion of Western Europe too soon, and pointing out how Allied success in Tunisia has affected Axis forces in the whole of the Mediterranean, therefore diverting German supplies from the Russian Front. WSC also asks for Stalin's view of the situation on the Russian Front and urges a meeting with himself and [Franklin Roosevelt], President of the United States.
Letter from CSC to WSC, further account of her lunch with the Prime Minister [see letter of 9 Jan 1916, CHAR 1/118A/19], also on the illness of Lady Airlie and CSC's YMCA work on a canteen for a munitions factory at Ponders End. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/30-32.
Letter from CSC to WSC, on preparations for the opening of "her" munitions canteen at Ponders End [Middlesex] by Lloyd George. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/44-45.
Letter from CSC to WSC, account of opening of "her" munitions factory at Ponders End [Middlesex], including speech by Lloyd George Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/55-58.
Letter from CSC to WSC, account of dinner party for the Prime Minister (Herbert Asquith) and account of meeting with the Minister of Munitions (Christopher Addison) on canteens and hostels for munitions workers Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/86-88.
Letter from CSC to WSC, on the Duke of Westminster's "dashing exploit", and on her munitions canteen work. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/105.
View from roof of Flamsteed House showing the following domes: Astrographic, 28-inch (perforated during war), Altazimuth and Thompson, 1948
Photograph showing 1) the war damaged dome and 2) the repaired brickwork around the double doors onto balcony which was breached in December 1947 when the telescope was being removed for transportation to Herstmonceux.
Photographs of WSC's visit to Cairo [Egypt] and his meetings with Stalin in Moscow [Soviet Union].