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CHAR 19/7 Official: Admiralty: copies of minutes [?mostly from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC, with a summary of the contents at the start of the file. Also includes a small amount of later correspondence [from the time of the production of WSC's "Second World War"].

  Reference Description Date range  
CHAR 19/7/1

File cover, annotated in various hands. [including WSC and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall].

[1940]
CHAR 19/7/2-4

Typed list of contents, arranged in order of reference number, within month, giving subject of memorandum.

[1940]
CHAR 19/7/5

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on aerial mines, rockets and wire shell. [Copy].

[Jan 1940]
CHAR 19/7/6

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on entrances and arrivals, i.e. imports. [Copy].

16 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/7

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on available aircraft and machine production. [Copy].

19 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/8

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on seizing of German ships as sanctions.

19 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/9

Minute from [Rear-Admiral] John Godfrey, Director of Naval Intelligence, to WSC on German ships carrying ore from Narvik [Norway]. [Copy].

18 Jan 1940-19 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/10

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on German, Austrian, Czechoslovak and Polish iron and steel production, and imports. [Copy].

20 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/11-12

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on shipping and improvement of imports.

22 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/13

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on use of "Asdic" [anti-submarine detection indicator] in locating minefields.

22 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/14

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the need for flares as high-speed targets for Blenheims [bombers].

25 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/15

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the dangers of gliding bombs to the Fleet.

26 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/16

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the need to speed up the production of flares.

30 Jan 1940
CHAR 19/7/17

2 minutes [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the detection of submarines by the use of an electro-magnetic device [Asdic] and attacking tanks.

06 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/18-19

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on shipping earnings and imports.

14 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/20-21

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on homing torpedoes.

15 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/22

2 minutes, one initialled "F.A.L." [both probably from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant], to WSC refuting objections by the Board of Trade [topic unclear] and on the rate of importation.

[Feb 1940]
CHAR 19/7/23-24

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on anti-aircraft ammunition requirements.

21 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/25-28

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on estimates by the Ministry of Shipping, particularly on oil and coal.

19 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/29-31

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on a Ministry of Shipping report on merchant shipbuilding and repairs in war.

21 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/32-34

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on a memorandum ("W.P.(G) (40) 51") on the shipping situation and the food programme.

22 Feb 1940
CHAR 19/7/35

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on coal exports.

21 Mar 1940
CHAR 19/7/36

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to [Eric] Seal [Principal Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty] on using American ships to carry imports, to be discussed with Sir William Elderton [of the Ministry of Shipping].

27 Mar 1940
CHAR 19/7/37-39

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the allocation of steel.

01 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/40

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on allocations of ammunition used by fighters and bombers.

02 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/41-43

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on butter and whale oil, and preventing Germany getting hold of supplies.

03 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/44

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on orders for mines and "U.P." [unrotated projectile weapons].

03 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/45-46

Minutes [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on recommendations for reductions in the import programme, and to [Eric] Seal [Principal Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty] asking for tests to be arranged for the modified aerial mine for use in the "U.P." [unrotated projectile] weapon.

09 Apr 1940 - 10 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/47

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to [Eric] Seal [Principal Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty] conveying disappointment from Major Percival and Mr. Villars over the lack of information about the super-charger.

10 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/48

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to [Eric] Seal [Principal Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty] on the effects of bombing and anti-aircraft fire.

10 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/49

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant to ?WSC] on an interim report ("E.P. (M) (40) 26") on the use of materials for building purposes and in factories.

12 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/50

Minutes [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the explosive content of bombs and the production of mines.

[Apr 1940]
CHAR 19/7/51

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on "E.P. (M) (40) 26" regarding economic policy: the factory building programme and Army requirements.

15 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/52

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on changes to shipbuilding policy with the possibility of acquiring Scandinavian ships.

16 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/53

Minute [from ?WSC] on the redrafting of a paper on "Stamp pessimism", to be passed to Professor [F A] Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] and "D.T.D." [Director of the Trade Division, Captain Maurice Mansergh].

18 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/54-58

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the results of the German invasion of Scandinavia, with particular emphasis on British imports, with an analysis of findings by the Director of the Trade Division [Captain Maurice Mansergh].

16 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/59

Minutes [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on testing of egg-laying mines and tripwires for disabling aircraft.

24 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/60-65

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on "The Economic Consequences of German aggression in Scandinavia".

19 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/66

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant to ?WSC] giving a comparison of enlisted men in Britain and France.

24 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/67-68

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on conclusions about Allied air strengths in comparison with those of Germany.

26 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/69-70

Minute from Director of the Trade Division [Captain Maurice Mansergh] to WSC entitled "Position regarding the Danish and Norwegian Mercantile tonnage in accordance with the First Sea Lord's Minute No. 312".

29 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/71

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the use of smoke to cover landings in [Norwegian] fjords.

29 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/72

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on "W.P. (G) (40)118, Survey of Employment (in engineering, motor and aircraft industries)".

01 May 1940
CHAR 19/7/73

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on testing of the "U.P." [unrotated projectile] weapon.

30 Apr 1940
CHAR 19/7/74

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on "W.P. (G) (40) 121 and 123" about the food import programme.

06 May 1940
CHAR 19/7/75-76

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the organisation of the labour market for war purposes, referring to "E.P. (M) (40)35".

06 May 1940
CHAR 19/7/77-78

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the organisation of the labour market for war purposes, referring to "E.P.M. (40)35". [very similar to CHAR 19/7/75-76].

07 May 1940
CHAR 19/7/79

Minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC listing Norwegian and Dutch vessels in various ports, by tonnage.

07 May 1940
CHAR 19/7/80

Incomplete minute [from ?F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, WSC's Personal Assistant] to WSC on shipping for the British Expeditionary Force to France.

08 May 1940
CHAR 19/7/81

Note from "G R G A" [Commodore George Gordon Allen] (Lime House, Cobham [Surrey]) to WSC's Private Secretary: "Returned for filing".

23 Sep 1947
CHAR 19/7/82

Letter from Jo Sturdee [WSC's secretary] (Chartwell) to Commodore [George Gordon] Allen stating that she is enclosing copies of replies to WSC's minutes as First Lord of the Admiralty found by [Lieutenant-]General [Sir Henry] Pownall.

14 Aug 1947