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CABINET PAPERS
Complete classes from the CAB & PREM series in the Public Record Office
Series One: PREM 3 - Papers concerning Defence & Operational Subjects, 1940-1945 Winston Churchill, Minister of Defence, Secretariat Papers

Part 9: PREM 3/359-403 (Subject files cover Police, Ports, Portugal, Prisoners of War, Propaganda, Quadrant, Radio Direction Finding, Roumania, Ship Building, Shipping, South Africa and Soviet Union)

Police functions in the event of invasion, strategy on the use of Ports, capture of the Atlantic islands, facilities in the Azores, Portugal and Operation Lifebelt (concerning the Azores) are discussed in the files at the beginning of Part 9.

Other subjects addressed include Propaganda (including the Anglo-American Political Warfare Co-ordinating Committee); Quadrant (the Quebec Conference); Quintette (the proposed Bermuda Conference); RDF (Radio Direction Finding) for coastal defence, use against aircraft and U-boats, use for naval gunnery, use with aircraft, including enemy jamming; Roumania (especially Armistice negotiations); Royal Marine operations; the St Nazaire Raid (Operation Chariot); Ship Building; Shipping (especially Merchant shipping, Global requirements and Shipping losses); and South Africa (in particular, the construction of armoured cars in South Africa, the deployment of South African troops in North Africa and the Middle East as well as the conversion of two South African divisions to Armoured Divisions).

A considerable array of over 100 files deal with the Soviet Union. These contain documents on Soviet Convoys; supplies; Air assistance for the Soviet Union; Anthony Eden’s mission to Moscow; Churchill’s warnings to Stalin about German intentions; RAF squadrons at Murmansk; Combined Strategy discussions and notes on the land campaigns from Barbarossa to Kiev to Stalingrad to Kursk and the Ukraine. There are also all the Principal Telegrams exchanged between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin; documents on Yalta and background papers for other Three and Four Power Conferences and for Post-War Co-operation.



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