ljadw wrote: ↑
01 Aug 2021 16:56
Ружичасти Слон wrote: ↑
01 Aug 2021 15:58
ljadw wrote: ↑
01 Aug 2021 13:37
Tom from Cornwall wrote: ↑
01 Aug 2021 11:30
ljadw wrote: ↑
01 Aug 2021 07:04
You said ( post 52 ) that the 4th Indian and 6 th Australian Divisions could have advanced to Tripoli (THOUSAND km away ) but that Churchill's orders prevented this advance .
I'm not sure that it was a decision by Churchill to move the 4th Indian Division to the East African campaign - I'd always thought that decision was made by Wavell who wanted to use a well-trained and more experienced division for that campaign. Is that not right?
After the war,a lot of people (Wavell included ) said that without the decision to execute Lustre ( a child of Winston ) the WDF could have captured Tripoli before the arrival of the Germans and thus would have finished the war in NA, but that this was not done because of Winston .
Later, it has leaked out ( but it is still hided ) that Wavell had no objections to Lustre and if Wavell ordered to transfer 4 Indian to East Africa (to which Winston did not object ) ,we can assume that the reason was that Wavell considered an advance to Tripoli as impossible .
You must to be mostest confused ljadw or you was want for to peoples believe false history.
Wavell was believe can for to go to Tripoli. He was ask permission for to start on advance and was write he was already start on make plan on advance.
London was not give permission.
I prefer to believe what Carver was saying than what you are claiming .
I prefer to believe what Wavell was write.
It seems to me for to believe what ljadw was think on misrepresent what was Carver must to be complete crazy.
Wavell was write on telegram number 0/40808 to CIGS on 10.febuary 1941.year:
Extent of Italian defeat at Benghazi makes it seem possible that Tripoli might yield to small force if despatched without delay, repeat undue delay. Am working out committment involved but hesitate to advance further in view of Balkan situation, unless you tbink capture of Tripoli might have favourable effect on the attitude of French North Africa.
Will make plans for capture of Sirte, which must be first step.
Answer next day from Churchill on telegram number 51265:
We are delighted that you have got the prize three weeks ahead of expectation, but this does not alter, indeed it rather confirms our previous directive, namely, that your major effort must now be to aid Greece and/or Turkey. This rules out any serious effort against Tripoli...
Wavell was write on letter on date 31.oktober 1942.year:
Naturally, the decision to send the maximum aid to Greece put me in a position of some difficulty, as it required all the trained and equipped troops I had, to make up even a small expeditionary force for Greece. But I never questioned the wisdom of the decision to support Greece and have always expressed my self in full agrement with the policy.