• Reference
      GB 133 GDN/145/42/201-300
  • Dates of Creation
      27 Mar-14 May 1942
  • Physical Description
      99 pieces

Scope and Content

The file contains materials concerning France, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Palestine, Italy, Germany, Libya, Madagascar, Egypt, Spain, and Japan. There are materials relating to recruitment of Jewish soldiers in Palestine, the impact of the Struma disaster, morale of British soldiers, the negotiation of Russia's borders after the war, the exchange of wounded soldiers between Britain and Italy, Jewish refugees in Palestine, and the persecution of Jews in Slovakia. The file contains correspondence of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, Viscount Cranborne, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and reports about the impact of the Baedeker Blitz, particularly in Bath and Norwich.

145/42/216 and 145/42/217 are numbered as separate pieces, although they are consecutive pages of the same document.