Archive

1981 Dec 19 - 1982 Jan 5
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/871
Poland (Internal situation; state of emergency - martial law) (Part 5)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2012 Dec 28
Classification: Secret
Page count: 305
Any docs withheld? No

Selections from this file

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Per page:
Datesort descending Value Title
81 Dec 19 Sat Poland: UKE Warsaw to FCO ("Poland Internal Situation") [assessment of situation following declaration of martial law in Poland] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 19 Sat Poland: Reagan message to MT (situation in Poland) [measures must be taken to put a stop to Polish military oppression and prevent possible Soviet Intervention] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 19 Sat Poland: Haig message to Carrington (situation in Poland) [Haig argues for need to pressure Jaruzelski "to make some move toward reconciliation with the Church and Solidarity" and warn the USSR against military intervention] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 20 Sun Poland: No.10 record of telephone conversation (MT-Carrington) [situation in Poland; discussions with the US; MT: "[Reagan's message] was so vague I didn't think it was worth reading last night when it came in about half eleven"] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 21 Mon Poland: FCO telegram 1974 to UKE Washington and others (1030Z) ("Poland: Declaration of Martial Law") [situation in Poland] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 22 Tue Poland: UKE Warsaw to FCO ("Polish Situation") [report on crackdown in Poland] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 22 Tue Poland: UKE Warsaw to FCO ("Presidency Demarche") [Melhuish delivers EC Demarche to "very angry" Czyrek] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 22 Tue Poland: MT letter to Reagan (situation in Poland) ["It is essential that the Western response should be both firm and coordinated"] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 23 Wed Poland: Miskew message to MT (request for assistance) ["Please help me obtain release of my son Greg from Polish authorities"] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 23 Wed Poland: UKMIS New York telegram 1618 to FCO (1715Z) ("Poland") [situation in Poland; UN Security Council; Parsons meets with Kirkpatrick] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 24 Thu Poland: UKE Washington telegram 3916 to FCO (0435Z) ("Poland") [Reagan's television broadcast regarding the situation in Poland] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 24 Thu Poland: UKE Moscow to FCO ("Poland") [USSR response to Reagan's television message about the situation in Poland] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 24 Thu Poland: UKE Warsaw to FCO ("Miskiw") [British citizen detained in Poland] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 24 Thu Poland: FCO letter to No.10 ("Poland") [developments in Poland and Western responses] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 24 Thu Poland: FCO letter to No.10 ("Poland: Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Ten, 30 December") [draft press line in response to Reagan's speech] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 24 Thu Poland: Reagan letter to MT (situation in Poland) [Reagan's letters to Jaruzelski and Brezhnev] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 27 Sun Poland: No.10 record of telephone conversation (MT-Carrington) [situation in Poland: the French refuse to attend coordination meeting so as to avoid "row with the Germans"; MT wants news of French obstructionism leaked; MT on Polish leadership: "the tyrants are the same these days, well the Communists and Fascists were the same"] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 27 Sun Poland: UKE Warsaw to FCO (situation in Poland) ["The Polish army seems to be encountering significant discipline problems and at least one soldier has been reliably reported executed for disobeying orders"] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 28 Mon Poland: UKE Warsaw to FCO (situation in Poland) [reports of "thousands of people" being sacked for refusing to resign from Solidarity] [declassified 2012]
81 Dec 28 Mon Poland: UKE Washington telegram 3941 to FCO (2332Z) ("EC Lunch for Haig: Poland") [Henderson reports on his talks with Haig] [declassified 2012]