Letter

Scope and Content

Letter from Auchinleck to Lt.-Gen. N.M. [Neil] Ritchie, stating that there is strong evidence that the enemy intends to carry out offensive operations in the near future, either by launching his main attack against the 1st South African Brigade and then assaulting Tobruk, or by aiming for the capture of the Hacheim area to make a base for an attack on Tobruk; and stressing the need for precautions to be taken in meeting the attack. Typescript, signed.