Public and Political: General: Political: strength of Russian forces in Europe: correspondence and reports.

Reference code: CHUR 2/30

Part of: CHUR 2
Next record: CHUR 2/31
Previous record: CHUR 2/29A-B

Date: Apr 1945 - Apr 1947

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Correspondents include: Arthur Christiansen, [Editor] of the Daily Express; Charles de Gaulle; ?Lord Duncannon [earlier Frederick Ponsonby, later 10th Lord Bessborough, 2nd Secretary, British Embassy, Paris, France]; Sir Waldron Smithers. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford] and Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow].

Subjects covered by the file include: information on Soviet troops in Poland, East Germany, and Romania; the Soviet military budget; communist activity in western Europe, particularly France.

Also includes: printed copies of Prime Minister's personal telegrams for April and May; pamphlet entitled "Poland accuses - indictment of major German war criminals"; report on the strength of the Red Army; maps of Europe and Romania with indications of Soviet forces; intelligence report from a source in Switzerland on the influence of Russia in Europe and on a speech by Tito [Premier of Yugoslavia].

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Open

Physical: 1 file (51 loose folios)
Publication: Alternative format: Available on microfilm apart from folios 2, 38-51 which are available as original documents.
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