Letter

Scope and Content

Letter from Lt.-Gen. N.M. [Neil] Ritchie to Auchinleck, giving estimates of the strength of the Allied and Axis fighting formations facing each other near Gazala, which appear to confirm Allied superiority; and reporting on the disposition of 30th Corps, the enemy's attack on the 4th Indian Division, the movement of the 7th Armoured Division around his right flank, activities in the frontier area, and the preparations for the offensive by [Brigadier John] Marriott's force in the Benghazi area. Typescript, signed, with holograph notes.