Catalogue description War Office: Middle East Forces; Military Headquarters Papers, Second World War

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Reference: WO 201
Title: War Office: Middle East Forces; Military Headquarters Papers, Second World War
Description:

This series contains files of General Headquarters, Middle East Forces, covering operations of the British, Dominion, and Allied forces in the Middle East theatre, including the Balkans. It includes files originating in the Political Intelligence Centre, Middle East, and some files dealing with pre-invasion planning for operations in Sicily and Italy.

A small collection of files which originated in the Political Intelligence Centre Middle East is included. Files listed under the heading 'Italy' (pieces 1801-1918) deal with pre-invasion planning for operations in Sicily and Italy.

All papers marked with security gradings have now been declassified.

Date: 1936-1947
Arrangement:

WO 201/1-1955 deal mainly with particular geographical areas and army units; WO 201/1956-2651 are general files, in alphabetical order of subject. Additions have been made to the series since this arrangement.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 2972 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Defence , from 1972

Accruals: Series is accruing.

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