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Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: correspondence, mainly readers' comments on volume 4 ("The Hinge of Fate") of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Oct 1950 - Aug 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/57A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Kenneth Anderson on 1st Army in north Africa; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (6); Lieutenant-Colonel L V S Blacker (6); Captain John Broome on convoy PQ17; Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning on the raid on Bruneval [France]; ?Robert Chapman; Admiral John Godfrey; R G Gregory (4) and Josiah Francis, Australian Minister for the Army, on Australian troops and the Burma campaign; R V Jones on German use of "Window" [the code name...
Dates: Oct 1950 - Aug 1961
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: miscellaneous correspondence, A-E, and correspondence on the Life magazine serialisation, of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Mar 1948 - Jul 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/52A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (4); Brigadier Hugh Harlock [Australian Army Representative in the United Kingdom] on accounts of the Australian Army's part in the war; William Deakin (2); Robert Mason (Foreign Office); George Crosfield; Count Edmund Carton de Wiart (2); Andre de Staercke [Secretary to Prince Charles, Regent of Belgium]; Olive Muir (4); Arthur Birse [one of WSC's wartime interpreters] thanking WSC for mentioning him; Robert Marshall [Private...
Dates: Mar 1948 - Jul 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Far East theatre, 1940-42: proofs of mainly contemporary despatches and reports for publication, with accompanying correspondence. [some material probably used in the production of WSC's "Second World War"]., 1946 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/250A-B
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: 1946 - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Far East theatre, 1941-42: proofs of mainly contemporary despatches and reports for publication, with accompanying correspondence. [some material probably used in the production of WSC's "Second World War"]., 1947 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/251
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: 1947 - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Far East theatre, 1942-46: proofs and copies of mainly contemporary despatches and reports for publication, with accompanying correspondence. [some material probably used in the production of WSC's "Second World War"]., 1946 - 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/252A-B
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: 1946 - 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: "Personnel - Orders of Battle"., May 1945 - Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237
Scope and Contents

Includes tables, charts, and maps, setting out the strengths of imperial and allied armed forces and the level of army battle casualties in North-West Europe, the Mediterranean, and the East, and the estimated distribution of Japanese forces in the East.

Dates: May 1945 - Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives., 18 Dec 1941 - 30 Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/10
Scope and Contents Printed directives by the Prime Minister, WSC, on subjects including: the future conduct of the war; the Pacific and the Japanese fleet; the entry of the United States into the war; the Atlantic Front; the Indian Ocean; the function of the Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey]; Vichy France's co-operation with Germany; the function of the Minister Resident in West Africa [1st Lord Swinton, earlier Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister, earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame]; Fleet Air Arm...
Dates: 18 Dec 1941 - 30 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence M-Q. (includes copies of wartime documents)., Feb 1941 - Dec 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/7A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Baronessa Bettina de Malfatti on Italian royal affairs (2); 1st Lord Marchwood [earlier Frederick Penny] resigning as Honorary Treasurer of the Conservative Party; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin] (5) and Marjorie Maxse, Vice-Chairmen of Conservative and Unionist Party; Duncan Sandys on "Maycrete" houses; "Scribe", 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] (2); Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee], Sir Herbert Williams, and...
Dates: Feb 1941 - Dec 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 28 Aug 1944 - 18 Oct 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/201A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (28 September) on the war situation including: successes in France, the liberation of Paris, and landings in the South of France; fighting in Italy; a tribute to the achievements of the British and United States armies; casualty figures; the campaign in Burma and progress against Japan; the use of DDT; setbacks in China; the modernisation of the British fleet; the position of Eastern European countries; and the presidential elections in the United States. Also...
Dates: 28 Aug 1944 - 18 Oct 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1948]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/250A/3-48
Scope and Contents Long galley proofs of a contemporary despatch by Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Brooke-Popham [former Commander-in-Chief, Far East] covering the period 17 October 1940 to 27 December 1941, with sections on: the formation, problems, and work of General Headquarters, Far East; factors affecting the defence of Malaya and Borneo [later Malaysia], Burma, and Hong Kong; neighbouring countries; the development of the British Air Forces in the Far East; army strength and requirements in Malaya; events...
Dates: [1948]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/250A/51-77
Scope and Contents

Page proofs [for a supplement to the London Gazette] reprinting a despatch on operations in Hong Kong, 8 to 25 December 1941, by Major-General [Michael] Maltby, late General Officer Commanding, British Troops in China, dated 21 November 1945, with appendices giving a narrative of events and approximate casualty figures, and explanatory footnotes. [annotated by Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/250B/79-81
Scope and Contents

Typescript copy of a "Secret" despatch on the operations of Malaya [later Malaysia] Command, 8 December 1941 to 15 February 1942, by Major-General [Arthur] Percival, formerly General Officer Commanding Malaya, with sections on the period prior to the outbreak of hostilities with Japan, the operations on the mainland of Malaya, the battle of Singapore, and summary and conclusions, with a foreword by Percival, appendices including contemporary instructions and communications, and maps.

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/251/9
Scope and Contents

Typescript copy of a despatch by Field Marshal [1st] Lord Wavell [then Commander-in-Chief, India] on operations in Burma, December 1941 to May 1942, dated 14 July 1942, including contemporary reports by Lieutenant-General [Thomas] Hutton and General [Sir Harold] Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis, successive General Officers Commanding, Burma].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/251/10
Scope and Contents Long galley proofs entitled "Air Operations in Burma and Bay of Bengal, January 1st to May 22nd 1942" reprinting a contemporary despatch by Air Vice-Marshal [Donald] Stevenson [Air Officer Commanding, Burma] with sections setting out the situation, on Japanese air strength, the air superiority battle over and later evacuation of Rangoon, the land battle at Tenasserim, the withdrawal up the Prome Road, the reverse at Magwe, the withdrawal of the Burma Army to India, and conclusions, with a...
Dates: c 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/6
Scope and Contents

Map and pie-charts setting out relative strengths of Allied "divisions in the East by theatres" (India and Burma).

Dates: [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/7
Scope and Contents

"Table 3" setting out the strengths of "divisions and brigades in the East" (India and South East Asia Command) at approximately 1 May and 30 June 1945.

Dates: Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/8
Scope and Contents

"Table 4" giving numbers of "army battle casualties" for Burma of Imperial, United States and Chinese troops from December 1941 to June 1945.

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/11
Scope and Contents

Map setting out the estimated distribution of the Japanese Army on 1 July 1945 from MI2 sources.

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/12
Scope and Contents

"Table 6" giving "estimated distribution of Japanese forces by areas" on 1st July 1945.

Dates: Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/252A/6-14
Scope and Contents

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, 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]

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 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 Officer (1...
Dates: [1946]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/252A/31-61
Scope and Contents

Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "Operations in the Indo-Burma theatre based on India from 21 June, 1943, to 15 November, 1943" reprinting a despatch by Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, India, dated 22 November 1945, on planning, land and air operations, intelligence, and organisation, training, and administration, with explanatory footnotes. [annotated].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/252B/62
Scope and Contents

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, 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), 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/253/1
Scope and Contents

Biennial report by the Chief of Staff of United States Army, General George Marshall, to the Secretary of War [Henry Stimson], 1 July 1943 to 30 June 1945, dated 1 September 1945, with sections on the victory in Europe, victory over Japan, occupied territories, weapons, troops, and a supplement "Atlas of the World Battle Fronts in semi-monthly phases" to 15 August 1945. In a presentation binding for WSC.

Dates: 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jan 1944 - 24 Nov 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/254/1
Scope and Contents

First report of the Commanding General of the Army Air Forces, General [Henry] Arnold, to the Secretary of War [Henry Stimson], dated 4 January 1944, with sections entitled "Before Pearl Harbor", "Building an Air Force", "Combat Operations", and "The Men". In a presentation binding with an annotated dedication to WSC from Arnold dated 24 November 1945.

Dates: 04 Jan 1944 - 24 Nov 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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