Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams (copies).

Reference code: CHAR 20/42A-B

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Date: Aug 1941 - Sep 1941

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CHAR 20/42A/1 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC complaining about the unsatisfactory work of the Intendant-General, Middle East [General Sir Robert Haining]; will also ask Averell Harriman [Special Representative of Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, in Britain] for a railway liaison officer. 21 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/2-3 Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on projected German and Italian progress over the summer especially in Tobruk [Libya]. 21 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/4 Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] enquiring about his trip to the United States. 22 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/5 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] insisting that if Djibouti [earlier French Somaliland] will surrender to the British the complaints of General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] should be ignored. 22 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/6 Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC "Leaving now for Canada and home soon". 22 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/7-8 Telegram from the British High Commissioner in South Africa [4th Lord Harlech, earlier William Ormsby-Gore] to WSC on his recent visit to Middle East; more tanks needed in Libyan Desert before Germans return from Soviet front; agrees that Imperial War Cabinet a bad idea. 23 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/9 Telegram from WSC and General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to the British High Commissioner in South Africa [4th Lord Harlech, earlier William Ormsby-Gore] asking for his opinion on the decision by Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] not to strike until November. 24 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/10-13 Telegram from WSC to the British High Commissioners in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa for the Prime Ministers [Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, Peter Fraser, Prime Minister of New Zealand and General Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa] with account of WSC's meeting with Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States [at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland] on: United States convoys to Iceland; joint declarations to Germany and Japan, and the Soviet Union; and supply. 24 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/14 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] and Commander-in-Chief, Middle East [Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck] advising blockade of Djibouti [French Somaliland] and acceptance of Vichy surrender even if dependent on Free French exclusion. 25 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/15-16 Telegram from WSC to Commander-in-Chief, India [General Sir Archibald Wavell] declining leave until the Persian campaign is resolved; objective to establish a warm water route for United States supplies to reach Caspian sea. 26 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/17 Telegram from British High Commissioner in South Africa [4th Lord Harlech, earlier William Ormsby-Gore] to WSC on behalf of General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] suggesting the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Middle East [Major-General Sir Alan Cunningham] attack the Germans in Africa before October. 25 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/18 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC concerned at the agreement with Pan-American Airways over African routes. 25 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/19 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on need to alter railway between Safaga and Nile Valley [Egypt] to metric gauge. 26 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/20 Telegram from Viceroy of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun] to WSC accepting continuance of office for a further year, subject to 3 months leave. 25 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/21 Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell, Commander-in- Chief, India] to WSC on trip to Iraq to see Lieutenant-General Edward Quinan [General Officer Commanding Iran and Iraq] and Sir Kinahan Cornwallis [British Ambassador to Iraq], then to Cairo [Egypt] to see Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East]; requests meeting with WSC in Britain. 27 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/22 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] on strained relations with General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French]: "There is no question of recognizing [him] as the French Government". 27 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/23 Telegram from WSC to General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] "I greatly regret the tone you have thought fit to adopt in addressing representatives of His Majesty's Government". 27 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/24 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, India, agreeing to a meeting after situation in Persia [Iran] settled. 27 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/25 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] endorsing railway project; condemns behaviour of General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] at Brazzaville [Congo]. 28 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/26 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC advising that Djibouti [French Somaliland] will not surrender to the British unconditionally and to exclude the Free French from any deal would break General Sir Archibald Wavell [former Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]'s written promise to General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French]. 27 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/27 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] suggesting General Sir Robert Haining, Intendant-General, Middle East be replaced and his work redistributed. 28 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/28 Telegram from the British High Commissioner in New Zealand, for Acting Prime Minister, to WSC thanking him for the report on WSC's meeting with the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt, at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada]. 28 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/29-32 Telegram from WSC to Stalin on subjects including: the provision of fighter aircraft, Tomahawks and Hurricanes; Persian [Iranian] resistance has ended enabling development of railway for supplies; Anglo-Soviet resistance to Japan. 28 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/33 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on improved relations with General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] and General Georges Catroux [Commander-in-Chief, Free French in the Levant], and possible exaggeration by Major-General Edward Spears [Head of Spears Mission, Syria and the Lebanon] of the situation. 29 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/34 Telegram from WSC to [Franklin Roosevelt] President of the United States, on delay of Operation Pilgrim [codename for Allied operation to seize the Canary Islands] until September or winter unless Spain aids Germany in attacking Gibraltar. 28 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/35 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [personal representative of Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States] expressing concern at Roosevelt's refusal to make commitment to the war. 28 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/36 Telegram from WSC to Robert Menzies [Prime Minister of Australia] expressing sorrow at his resignation. 28 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/37 Telegram from WSC to Viceroy of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun] granting him leave to rest in South Africa. 28 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/38 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, India] granting him leave to return to England as Persia [Iran] is settled. 30 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/39-41 Telegram from WSC to Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand [Arthur Fadden and Peter Fraser] on favourable situation in Japan following declaration from United States on Pacific, and Soviet commitment. 30 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/42 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC thanking him for help on the railway projects (standardising gauges). 31 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/43-47 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Australia [Arthur Fadden] setting out working relationship between governments of Britain, Dominions and Empire; includes covering note by Sir Edward Bridges, Secretary to the War Cabinet. 29 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/42A/48 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, India] agreeing with Chiefs of Staff that Wavell's presence in Teheran [Iran] would assist Sir Reader Bullard [British Minister in Teheran] to contain Soviet influence. 01 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/49 Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [Arthur Fadden] to WSC thanking him for his message. 01 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/50 Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander- in-Chief, India] to WSC agreeing to visit Sir Reader Bullard [British Minister in Teheran, Iran] in Teheran if required, otherwise to Cairo [Egypt] then Britain. 01 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/51-53 Telegram from WSC to [Franklin Roosevelt], President of the United States, on improvements to railway linking Persian Gulf to Caspian Sea; asks for loan of United States ships to transport British troops to Middle East. 01 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/54-55 Telegram from WSC to Sir Reader Bullard [British Minister in Teheran, Iran] advising not to be lenient with Germans to appease Persia [Iran], especially as Sir Lancelot Oliphant [British Ambassador to Belgium] is being held; suggests negotiating with threat of Soviet occupation of Teheran. 03 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/56 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on difficulties which may arise with Free French over Djibouti [French Somaliland]. 02 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/57 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on drought and low supplies in Cyprus; defences good. 03 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/58 Telegram from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] on remarks by John Moore-Brabazon [Minister of Aircraft Production, later 1st Lord Brabazon] suggesting allowing Germany to wear herself out attacking the Soviet Union; remarks publicised by Jack Tanner [President, Amalgamated Engineering Union]. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/59-60 Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [Arthur Fadden] to WSC thanking him for his reassurances over Japan. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/61 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC "General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Middle East [Major-General Sir Alan Cunningham] should appoint an Inspector-General L of C ... to relieve DQMG" [? Deputy Quarter-Master-General]. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/62-63 Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia, Arthur Fadden to WSC on decision to reconcentrate Australian Imperial Force in one corps and relief of division at Tobruk [Libya]. 05 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/64-67 Telegram from Stalin to WSC thanking him for the aircraft but regretting they will be of little use due to German advances at Eastern Front; asks for a second front to be started in Balkans. 03 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/68-71 Telegram from WSC to Stalin: "no possibility of any British action in the West, except Air action" without Turkish help; provision of supplies from United States and Britain via Persian railway. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/72-80 Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] enclosing Stalin's message and his reply [see CHAR 20/42A/64-71]; suggests that the Soviet Union may be thinking of separate terms with Germany. 03 Sep 1941 - 05 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/81 Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [Arthur Fadden] to WSC proposing to send Sir Earle Page to Britain as a representative of the Government of Australia. 06 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/82 Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [Arthur Fadden] to WSC on participation by a Minister from one part of the Empire in the work of a Cabinet of another part. 06 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/84-85 Telegram from General Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa, via British High Commissioner in South Africa [4th Lord Harlech, earlier William Ormsby-Gore] to WSC on German movement into Anatolia to attack Egypt; position of Turkey must be clarified and assistance offered to defend Middle East. 06 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/86-90 Telegram from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] detailing why it is impossible to divert Germans from Russian front. 05 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/91 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] asking for co-operation with Australian requests; extra United States shipping promised by the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt]. 06 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/92 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Australia [Arthur Fadden] promising response after consultation with Chiefs of Staff and Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]. 06 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/93 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Australia [Arthur Fadden] welcoming Sir Earle Page [Special Australian Envoy to War Cabinet] to Britain. 06 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/94-95 Telegram from Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, to WSC promising maritime assistance to reinforce the Middle East. 06 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/96 Telegram from WSC to Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, thanking him for his commitment and on sending supplies to the Soviet Union. 07 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/97 Telegram from Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] to WSC thanking him for his pledge for limited help; "I hope very much it will enable them to hold on till next Spring". 06 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42A/98-100 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on negotiations over Djibouti [French Somaliland]; recommends continuing blockade not accepting Governor's terms. 07 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/101-104 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Australia [Arthur Fadden] on German advance through Middle East; situation in Tobruk [Libya] in event of Turkey resisting and the Soviet Union collapsing. 07 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/105 Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States, [Franklin Roosevelt] sympathising on the death of his mother. 08 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/106 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC requesting permission to return to Britain in September for discussions. 08 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/107 Telegram from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] for Stalin promising 5000 tons of aluminium to be shipped via Vladivostok or Persia [Iran] as preferred. 09 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/108 Telegram from Robert Menzies to WSC on his resignation as Prime Minister of Australia. 08 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/109-110 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC asking whether he should negotiate with Governor of Djibouti or continue blockade. 09 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/111-112 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [personal representative of Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States] to WSC advising that Jack Biggers has been sent to act as assistant to Averell Harriman [special representative of Roosevelt] in Britain; with acknowledgement from WSC. 09 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/113 Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC thanking him for the two extra divisions and his personal letter. 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/114 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] permitting him to return to Britain immediately for discussions. 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/115-117 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] rejecting Government of India's request to co-ordinate Middle East campaign; Lyttelton's geographical sphere extended to include Aden [later Yemen]; Foreign Office will deal with Saudi Arabia and Turkey. 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/118-119 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC enclosing message from Rucker of Force Nairobi to Lyttelton on strengthening blockade of Djibouti [French Somaliland]. 09 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/120-122 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [personal representative of Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States] to WSC on United States commitment to aid for the Soviet Union in preparation for the Moscow conference; Roosevelt proposes a London conference. 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/123 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [personal representative of Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States] accepting proposals as satisfactory. 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/124-128 Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC on need for improved naval defence of Tobruk [Libya] and aircraft support for relief of Australian garrison during October; suggests relief will undermine Libyan Desert offensive. 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/129 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] welcoming him to Britain. 11 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/130 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa, suggesting rumours of a German advance on Turkey are enemy propaganda, but Middle East still under "double threat". 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/131-132 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Australia [Arthur Fadden] on proposal by Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] not to evacuate Australian troops from Tobruk [Libya]. 11 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/133 Telegram from WSC to General Shearer [Brigadier Eric Shearer] suggesting that "spreading false rumours that attacks by us were impending in your area ... will only hot up their sending reinforcements". 11 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/134 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC advising against relief of Australian garrison at Tobruk [Libya]. 11 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/135 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] on trip to Britain: "Start before 21st if possible. Hopkinson awaits you here". 12 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/136-138 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Australia [Arthur Fadden] on troop and equipment provisions in Middle East. 12 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/139 Telegram from Duke of Windsor [Governor and Commander- in-Chief of the Bahamas, earlier King Edward VIII and Edward, Prince of Wales] to WSC requesting suggestions for speech to be made at Dollar Press Club, United States. [For reply see CHAR 20/43/8-13 ]. 12 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/140-141 Telegrams from WSC to Duke of Windsor [Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahamas, earlier King Edward VIII and Edward, Prince of Wales] on arrangements for his visit to Canada and the United States. 13 Sep 1941 - 14 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/142-143 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] on the commitment of the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] to attacking Axis ships within proscribed waters. 14 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/144-145 Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia, Arthur Fadden, to WSC detailing reasons for evacuating Australian garrison from Tobruk [Libya]. 15 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/146 Telegram from WSC to Arthur Fadden [Prime Minister of Australia] agreeing to evacuation [of Australian garrison from Tobruk, Libya]. 15 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/147 Telegram from Franklin Roosevelt [President of the United States] to WSC thanking him for his message [? on the death of Roosevelt's mother]. 12 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/148-151 Telegram from Stalin to WSC reiterating need for a second front in the West; thanks for aluminium; feels Germany should pay for war damage. 13 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/152 Telegram from Duke of Windsor [Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahamas, earlier King Edward VIII and Edward, Prince of Wales] to WSC thanking him for his telegram about his trip to the United States and Canada. 15 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/153 Telegram from General Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa, to WSC expressing disappointment over the lack of full commitment by Franklin Roosevelt [President of the United States]. 16 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/154 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] on award of United States air ferrying contract to Pan American Airways for South Atlantic and Trans-African area. 17 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/155 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC advising that Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] wishes to resign over lack of confidence shown in his advice not to evacuate Australians from Tobruk [Libya]; Lyttelton recommends removing Major-General Sir Thomas Blamey [General Officer Commanding 1st Australian Corps]. 17 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/156 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] on German attacks on Atlantic convoys and security measures to prevent sabotage and protect crew. [1st page only]. 17 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/157-160 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] criticising his policy of using solely Dominions troops to defend the Middle East; also questions tactics and supplies requested. 17 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/161-163 Telegram from WSC to Stalin: United States Harriman Mission [led by Averell Harriman] working closely with 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] to organise monthly delivery and route via the Caspian. 18 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/164-165 Telegram from WSC to Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] emphasising support for Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East], but need for unity with Australia overrides damage of evacuating Australian garrison from Tobruk [Libya]. 18 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/166 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] assuring him that his military views are endorsed by Chiefs of Staff, Cabinet and WSC, but dispute with Australian government must be avoided. 18 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/167-173 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC endorsing new 8-wheel chassis for heavy AFV for use in Middle East; will change outcome of Libya campaign [2 copies, 2nd with details of components]. 17 Sep 1941 - 18 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/174 Telegram from the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] to WSC on increased tank production. 18 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/42B/175 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC on King's speech comparing the United States Civil War to the Second World War. 19 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/176-184 Telegram from Government of Canada to Dominions Office with text of speech by Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to Canadian clubs of Ottawa [comparing the United States Civil War to the Second World War]. [See CHAR 20/42B/186 for WSC's reply]. 18 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/185 Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC thanking him for his expression of confidence. 19 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/186 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] "deeply grateful for your splendid speech which I have circulated to the Cabinet". [See CHAR 20/42B/176-184 for speech]. 29 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/187 Telegram from the Prime Minister of South Africa [General Jan Smuts] to WSC on Stalin's request for large expeditionary forces: seeks clarification of effect of German occupation of Caucasus on Persia [Iran] and Iraq. 20 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/188-189 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of South Africa [General Jan Smuts] on reinforcements for the Middle East being moved by United States transport; hopes for Turkish resistance to Germany in Anatolia; supplies of tanks to the Soviet Union. 21 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/42B/190 Old file cover. Sep 1941