• Reference
      GB 133 GDN/145/40/115-172
  • Dates of Creation
      22 Jul-16 Oct 1940
  • Physical Description
      58 pieces

Scope and Content

The file contains a mixture of correspondence concerning foreign and domestic affairs. The foreign correspondence concerns negotiations with China and Japan about the Burma Road, rumours of a German invasion of Ireland, the mobilisation of troops in Palestine, public opinion in South Africa, reactions to the battle of Dakar and the Vichy government, and interviews with Jews and Muslims in Baghdad, Beirut, and Damascus. Domestic correspondence concerns the natural resources of Great Britain, continued debates about censorship and the role of the press, and public opinion of Neville Chamberlain.

Two pieces are marked 145/40/128.