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(Untitled), 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/242/41-56
Scope and Contents Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "Coastal Force Actions" reprinting contemporary despatches from Admiral Sir Henry Harwood, Commander-in-Chief, Levant [Syria and Lebanon] (13 March 1943), Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Pridham-Whippel, Flag Officer Commanding, Dover [Kent] (12 October 1943), Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Tovey, Commander-in-Chief, the Nore (18 November 1943), and Admiral Sir John Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station (9 December 1944), with...
Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/242/57-64
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Page proofs [for a supplement to the London Gazette] entitled "Sinking of the German Battle-Cruiser Scharnhorst on the 26th December, 1943" reprinting a contemporary despatch from Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet (28 January 1944), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary].

Dates: c 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), c 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/242/82-85
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Page proofs [for a supplement to the London Gazette] entitled "Operations in Ramree Island [Burma, later Myanmar] Area, 19th January to 22nd February, 1945", reprinting contemporary despatches and reports from Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur Power, Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station (2 May 1945), Rear-Admiral L C S Martin, Flag Officer Force W (20 March), and Captain Eric Bush, Senior Officer Advanced Force W (22 February), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?WSC's secretary].

Dates: c 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/242/90-115
Scope and Contents Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "The Contribution of the British Pacific Fleet to the Assault on Okinawa, 1945", reprinting contemporary despatches and reports from Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, Commander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet (7 June and 10 July 1945), Vice-Admiral [Bernard] Rawlings, Second in Command British Pacific Fleet (9 May and 6 June), and Rear Admiral Philip Vian, Flag Officer Commanding, 1st Aircraft Cruiser Squadron (26 April), with later...
Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/242/116-124
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Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "The Final Stages of the Naval War in North-West Europe", reprinting contemporary despatches and reports from Admiral Sir Harold Burrough, Allied Naval Commander-in-Chief, Expeditionary Force (4 December and 13 July 1945), with later Admiralty footnotes. [annotated by ?Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary, and his literary assistant Denis Kelly].

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/251/14-30
Scope and Contents Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "The Capture of Diego Suarez [Madagascar]" (Operation "Ironclad", May 1942) reprinting a contemporary despatch by Rear-Admiral [Neville] Syfret, Flag Officer Commanding, Force F (16 June 1942), including reports by Captain [Robert] Oliver, HMS Devonshire (13 May 1942), Captain [Reginald] Hutton, HMS Laforey, 19th Destroyer Flotilla (8 May 1942), and Captain G A Garnons-Williams, HMS Keren, Senior Naval Officer, Landing (15 May...
Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/251/31-42
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Page proofs [for a supplement to the London Gazette] entitled "The Capture of Diego Suarez [Madagascar]" (Operation "Ironclad", May 1942) reprinting a contemporary despatch by Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Sturges, General Officer Commanding 121 Force (15 June 1942). [annotated].

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/252A/6-14
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Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "Operations in Eastern Theatre, based on India from March 1942 to December 31, 1942" reprinting a contemporary despatch by Field Marshal [1st] Lord Wavell, [then] Commander-in-Chief, India, dated 27 September 1943, covering Burma [later Myanmar], the defence of India, internal Indian matters, air matters and naval operations. [annotated; flagged "B"].

Dates: 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1946]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/252A/15-29
Scope and Contents Long galley proofs of a despatch by Field Marshal [1st] Lord Wavell, [then] Commander-in-Chief, India, dated 27 June 1944, entitled "Operations in the India Command, covering period 1st January, 1943, to 20th June, 1943" including operations in Burma [later Myanmar] and air operations, with appendices of orders of battle, and communications from Major-General [Aubertin] Mallaby [then Director of Military Operations, GHQ India] (1 April 1943), Air Vice-Marshal [George] Baker, Senior Air Staff...
Dates: [1946]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/252B/62
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Report to the Combined Chiefs of Staff by the Supreme Allied Commander South-East Asia, 1943-1946, [1st Lord] Mountbatten of Burma [then Viceroy of India], dated 30 July 1947, with sections on strategy and operations, civil affairs in Burma [later Myanmar], post-Japanese surrender tasks, conclusions, and appendices, annexures, and a map tucked into the back flap. [flagged "C"] Manuscript dedication from Mountbatten to WSC on back of front cover.

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Sep 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/257/21-22
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC [in North America] to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] and others concerned marked "From: Octagon" and "Gunfire No. 231" and "Personal and Top Secret" referring to "Cordite 159" and commenting on arrangements for the release of service personnel, drawing particular attention to the problem of men serving in the Far East and their probability of reemployment in the labour market, and the imprecise nature of the benefits to be given to personnel not serving in the...
Dates: 17 Sep 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Jan 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/91
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Minute [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC suggesting a minute to General [Sir Hastings] Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] on a Captain Davis RN of the Projectile Development Establishment proceeding to the Grand Fleet. [Copy; given running numbers 214 and 215].

Dates: 20 Jan 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Feb 1914

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/28/14-15
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Letter from WSC (Admiralty, Whitehall) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] about the naval estimates which he describes as "past the danger point". He informs her that he has written to Sir E[dward] Grey about a consulship for "Hugh", and that Lady Blanche [Hozier] is better and that the children are well. In a postscript he makes comments on the poor health of [5th Lord] Rosebery. Envelope present.

Dates: 10 Feb 1914
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 09 Jun 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/17/4
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Letter from WSC to [Major-General Hastings] Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] and copied to Colonel [Ian] Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet] on the needless delay over operation "Paul" [mining of Scandinavian shipping channels to prevent ore being exported to Germany]; comments on the Illustrious being wasted when it is needed to collect aeroplanes from the United States. [carbon copy].

Dates: 09 Jun 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 07 Jun 1940 - 08 Jun 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/17/5
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Minute from the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound] to WSC informing him that after the evacuation of Narvik [Norway] is finished the Ark Royal will carry out Operation Paul [mining of Scandinavian shipping channels to prevent ore being exported to Germany] in a modified form. Annotated by WSC on 8 June: "Good".

Dates: 07 Jun 1940 - 08 Jun 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 06 Jun 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/17/6
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Memorandum from "D P" [Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound, 1st Sea Lord] to WSC and copied to First Lord [of the Admiralty, A V Alexander, later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough], explaining modifications to Operation Paul [mining of Scandinavian shipping channels to prevent ore being exported to Germany], necessary due to ice in the Gulf of Bothnia and the German occupation of Norwegian aerodromes; annotated by WSC.

Dates: 06 Jun 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 06 Jun 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/17/7
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Draft minute from WSC to 1st Sea Lord [Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound] and copied to First Lord [of the Admiralty, A V Alexander, later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] insisting that Operation Paul [mining of Scandinavian shipping channels to prevent ore being exported to Germany] go ahead in some form; suggests aerodromes at "Bardufoss" and "Skaanland" [both Norway] be bombed.

Dates: 06 Jun 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 05 Jun 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/17/8-9
Scope and Contents Memorandum from [Admiral of the Fleet Sir] Dudley Pound [1st Sea Lord] setting out options for Operation Paul [mining of Scandinavian shipping channels to prevent ore being exported to Germany]: sixty modified Swordfish aircraft could carry out a bombing raid on Lulea [Sweden] from carriers situated in the vicinity of Bodo and Vest Fjord [both Norway]; however as at least a quarter of aircraft and possibly a carrier could be lost, an alternative would be to operate the aircraft from the...
Dates: 05 Jun 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 02 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/20/11
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Letter from WSC to the First Lord [of the Admiralty, A V Alexander, later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] informing him that it is: "the duty of the naval authorities to carry out the approved policy of the transference of men from other shipbuilding and ship-repairing tasks to merchant ship repair work". [typescript copy].

Dates: 02 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/20/12-15
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Letter from WSC to King [George VI] on the consequences of the Royal Navy engaging the French ship Dunquerque: stating that if France declared war or handed over her Fleet and bases to Germany, Britain would need US aid, but that this is unlikely because there was little reaction to the bombardment of Oran [Algeria], and the USA has made strong representations to Admiral [Jean] Darlan [Vice-Premier of Vichy France]. [draft carbon].

Dates: 05 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/20/43-57
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to President [Franklin Roosevelt] outlining various plans and proposals concerning: attacking the German and Italian armies in Libya; French North Africa; Norway; British contributions to the Soviet war effort; defending Great Britain from a possible German invasion; placing United States forces in Northern Ireland [Ulster]; the command structure in the Middle East and the roles of the Air Force and Navy; the effect of victory in Libya on Italy and Turkey; landing tanks; the...
Dates: 20 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/20/68
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Letter from King George VI (Windsor Castle [Berkshire]) to WSC on the loss of the Repulse and the Prince of Wales, and the news about the American battleships. [signed manuscript].

Dates: 10 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/20/69
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Letter from WSC [to King George VI] acknowledging that the loss of two battleships [Repulse and Prince of Wales] is "a very heavy blow", particularly to forces in the Far East, nevertheless "I am enormously relieved at the extraordinary changes of the last few days". [carbon].

Dates: 12 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/222/12-14
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Telegram from Acting Prime Minister of Australia [?Francis Forde] to WSC marked "Top Secret" giving a detailed explanation of why Australia is unable to accept the proposed additional commitment for Royal Navy works projects.

Dates: 03 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/222/46-47
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Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [Joseph Chifley] to WSC marked "Top Secret" emphasising the limits to which the Australian Government can accept Royal Navy works projects, in light of its commitment to an extensive housing programme.

Dates: 17 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open