Found in 1956 Collections and/or Records:
Minutes of the AOC on subjects including: the committee's terms of reference to investigate the output of aircraft; discussion of existing air programmes; shipping output; Ministry of Munitions and increased demand.Typescript.
Bound copy of articles on the Admiralty buildings and furniture.
Biographical material collected by Donald McLachlan relating to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound
Pound's own papers were destroyed (by burning), shortly after World War Two, by his fellow admirals Cunningham and Geoffrey Blake.
The collection includes: McLachlan's papers for "Room 39"; Beesly's papers for "Very Special Intelligence" and for "Very Special Admiral"; and papers of Commander Lloyd Hirst, an intelligence officer.
Extracts from a memorandum by Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher on the use of the submarine.
Includes: memorandum by Winston Churchill on naval war policy, particularly the ineffectiveness of the distant blockade and the Navy's defensive approach, while submarines were attacking commercial shipping, and the advantages of inshore offensives from an overseas base close to Germany, such as the Frisian Islands, Borkum or Sylt; comparative tables for the Anglo-American and German fleets, supplied by Churchill.
Cartoons of WSC on Tariff Reform, Budget, Navy debate, Unemployment insurance, Female Suffrage, Labour Exchanges, electoral reform (WSC appearing in Parliament in pyjamas); photos of CSC.
Subjects include: co-operation with the Admiralty over a naval air service; the possible abolition of the Air Ministry and uncertainty over the Royal Air Force's future; relations between the Admiralty and Air Ministry; aircraft carriers and the Fleet Air Arm; the defence of Singapore; expansion of the RAF.
Cartoons and photos of WSC as Home Secretary, on Clause Four, electoral reform, crime; articles of WSC’s speeches on reform of House of Lords, Aliens Act, Navy, Home Rule.
Cuttings on WSC’s Belfast speech [Ulster, Northern Ireland]; cartoons of WSC and Navy, Home Rule, Anglo-German arms race; photos of WSC inspecting ships.
Cuttings and cartoons of WSC suggesting 'naval holiday' for Britain and Germany; articles (some German and French) on relations between Britain, Germany and Austria-Hungary; photos of WSC inspecting seaplanes; cartoons and WSC’s speeches on Home Rule, Navy, Antwerp [Belgium], Dardanelles.
Reviews of ‘The World Crisis’, and articles on Navy debate.
Cuttings concerning WSC’s role in the lead up to, and commencement of, the Second World War, 1939-07 - 1939-12
Doctoral dissertation for the University of Chicago.
Copy of a special illustrated pamphlet by the Graphic, reproducing Admiralty despatches on events including: the loss of HMS Aboukir, HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy; the battle of the Bight of Heligoland [Germany]; the sinking of the German cruiser Emden; the loss of Rear-Admiral Christopher Cradock's squadron off Chile; the battle of the Falkland Islands; naval assistance to the army in France; the work of the Naval Flying Corps; German and British naval losses up to December 1914.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.