Coherent Identifier About this item: 20.500.12592/03r1p2

A Certain Operation - Information for the Force Commander. Note by the Secretary

1 July 1942

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Summary

It is unlikely that the Spanish Government would allow such a move except under a German military threat and accept an open break with the Allies. They might do so if the Allies had already attacked Spanish Morocco. The Germans would be unlikely to press for permission unless they were in a position at the same time to move substantial forces into Spain to guard the aerodromes in the South and to put the necessary pressure on the Spanish Government. In any event it is unlikely that the Germans would operate aircraft from Spanish Morocco.

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morocco algeria libya syria tunisia air power air warfare colonies spain fuel sardinia sicily second world war contingency planning military operations military intelligence military supplies empire dwight eisenhower airfields military dispositions joint intelligence staff joint intelligence sub-committee chiefs of staff denis capel-dunn operations planning axis strategy german army invasion threat spanish neutrality predicting enemy intentions german-spanish relations invasion of french north africa german air force german strategy operation torch assessing enemy strength troop movements

Collection ID
CAB81
Conflict
Second World War
Countries
Algeria
Libya
Morocco
Sardinia
Sicily
Spain
Syria
Tunisia
Document Reference
CAB 81/109/67
Document Types
Memorandum
Correspondence
File Reference
CAB 81/109
Identifier
10.1080/swwf.cab81.0109.067
Keywords
Operation Torch
Military Operations
Operations Planning
Predicting Enemy Intentions
Contingency Planning
Assessing Enemy Strength
Axis Strategy
German Strategy
German Army
German Air Force
Troop Movements
Military Dispositions
Colonies
Empire
Spanish Neutrality
Airfields
German-spanish Relations
Military Supplies
Fuel
Invasion Threat
Air Warfare
Air Power
Invasion Of French North Africa
Languages
English
Organizations
Chiefs of Staff
Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee
Joint Intelligence Staff
Pages
3
Persons Discussed
Denis Capel-Dunn
Dwight Eisenhower
Themes
Military Intelligence