File

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 GDN/145/41/401-499
  • Dates of Creation
      13 Aug-24 Sep 1941
  • Language of Material
      Includes one piece in German .
  • Physical Description
      99 pieces

Scope and Content

The file contains foreign correspondence, especially from Charles Lambert and Sir Lewis Bernstein Namier, concerning relations between Syria and France, Russia, Germany, Lebanon, Egypt, the United States, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Libya, the Battle of the Atlantic, Palestine, Japan, and Turkey. There are also materials concerning the Jewish war effort in Palestine, Jews in Croatia, Rudolf Hess, Charles de Gaulle, the possibility of an Arab Federation, reactions to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Eight Point Plan, and analysis of American political figures such as Roosevelt, Cordell Hull, and Sumner Welles. The file also contains materials concerning the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran and debates about potential candidates to replace the Shah. The file contains a letter from Chaim Weizmann to Sir Winston Churchill, interviews with William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, the Greek and Turkish consuls, and eyewitnesses in Palestine, Tehran, and Syria. There is also the record of a meeting concerning censorship of the press in Manchester.

145/41/469 and 145/41/471 are numbered as separate pieces, but they are two consecutive pages of the same document.

145/41/488 and 145/41/481 and 145/41/485 are numbered as separate pieces, but they are two consecutive pages of the same document.