Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on the naval command in the Atlantic.

Reference code: CHUR 2/35

Part of: CHUR 2
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Date: Feb 1951 - May 1951

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Correspondents include: James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party]; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip]; Vice-Admiral Brian Schofield; [George] Gordon Allen (2); Matthew Drysdale, Chairman of Lloyd's; Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fraser [of North Cape, 1st Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff]; 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister]; Commander Harry Pursey; Admiral Sir Percy Noble (3); Admiral Sir Sydney Fremantle. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], and Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel].

Subjects include: the appointment of an American Supreme Commander Atlantic; details of shipping in the north Atlantic; the structure of the Atlantic Pact [later NATO] machinery.

Also includes copies of: "Collective Defence under the Brussels and North Atlantic Treaties" (Ministry of Defence pamphlet); statement by the Navy League; drafts of House of Commons motions; statement by Prime Minister Clement Attlee; note by the Conservative Research Department; paper on "Control in the North Atlantic in the recent war"; Hansard (19 April 1951); "The case against an American Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic" by Fremantle; map of British and American strategic zones during World War II.

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