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Literary: Sunday Chronicle articles by WSC: 1 ("The World Crisis" series)., Oct 1939 - Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/651
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Chronicle for: "War - from inside the Admiralty" on experiencing naval action at the Admiralty during World War I, and a detailed description of the battle of the Dogger Bank; "U-boats - How the Navy Beat Them" on the morality of submarine warfare, the development of the Q-boat, the U-boat campaign against supply from the United States, and its consequence, the entry of the US into the war; "War on the Western Front" on casualties among the French, Germans and...
Dates: Oct 1939 - Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Chronicle articles by WSC: 2 ("The World Crisis" series)., 03 Mar 1940 - 21 Apr 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/675
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Chronicle for: "The Man Who Scared the U-Boats" on the convoy system for merchant shipping during World War I; "The German Army Myth" on the first battles on the Western Front; "The French" on the Battle of Verdun [France]; "The Blackest Day of the German Army" on the use of tanks at the Battles of Cambrai and Amiens [both France]; "The Valiant Heart of Man" on the bravery of those who fought in World War I; "Plan for Victory" on British naval strategy at the start...
Dates: 03 Mar 1940 - 21 Apr 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Appendices., 1941 - Jan 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/240
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Appendix A (Abbreviations), Appendix B (Codenames), Appendix C (Prime Minister's Personal Minutes and Telegrams, 1941), Appendix E (Monthly totals of shipping losses), Appendix H (Prime Minister's telegrams to the government of Australia), Appendix I (the British Purchasing Commission in the United States), Appendix J (The Anglo-American Russian conference), Appendix K (fleet dispositions in the Indian Ocean), Appendix L (tanks for the Middle East),...
Dates: 1941 - Jan 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Appendix C., 1941 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/241A-N
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Includes typescript and galley proofs of Appendix C "Prime Minister's Personal Minutes and Telegrams, 1941." Annotated by various individuals with comments and corrections including: WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, 1st Lord Camrose [earlier William Berry] and Sir Edward Marsh.

Dates: 1941 - 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Assembled Appendices., 1940 - Jan 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/243A-D
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs of Appendix A (Abbreviations), Appendix B (Codenames), Appendix C (Prime Minister's Personal Minutes and Telegrams, 1941), Appendix D (Estimated British and German air strengths, December 1940), Appendix E (Monthly totals of shipping losses), Appendix F (Military directives and minutes, 1941), Appendix G (Prime Minister's personal minutes and telegrams, July to December 1941), Appendix H (Prime Minister's telegrams to the government of Australia), Appendix I (the...
Dates: 1940 - Jan 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Foreign affairs., 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/27
Scope and Contents Cabinet papers on various subjects including: the declaration of London and its effect on Great Britain's "belligerent rights" and neutral shipping; the Russian fishing zone; Japanese affairs including tariff negotiations, the treaty of commerce and navigation, and an alliance with Great Britain; bulletins from [James] Bryce [British ambassador to the United States] on tariff relations between Canada and the United States; budget arrangements in Austria, France, Germany, Italy and the United...
Dates: 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives., 06 Mar 1941 - 12 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/9
Scope and Contents Printed directives by the Prime Minister, WSC, on subjects including: the battle of the Atlantic; food imports; army scales; the naval programme; the Mediterranean; warning Stalin against Germany (including extracts of correspondence between WSC, the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] and Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union]; policy in Syria; Egypt and the Middle East; security of cabinet papers; the maintenance of forces in the Middle East; the...
Dates: 06 Mar 1941 - 12 Dec 1941
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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Official: War Cabinet: various papers., 03 Jan 1918 - 18 Feb 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/33
Scope and Contents Papers by various individuals including: General Jan Smuts on the dissolution of the war organisation committee; [17th] Lord Derby [earlier Edward Stanley] Secretary of State for War, on gun ammunition and salvage; [1st ] Lord Rhondda [earlier David Thomas] Food Controller, recommending a National Salvage Board; Colonel [Lancelot] Storr on the extension of the British front in France; Rowland Prothero [later 1st Lord Ernle] President of the Board of Agriculture, Christopher Addison [Minister...
Dates: 03 Jan 1918 - 18 Feb 1918
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Deputations to the Prime Minister., 21 Jul 1936 - 21 Jan 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/270
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Clement Attlee [Leader of the Opposition] refusing to join the deputations to the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin; Osmund Cleverly [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Henry Pownall [Deputy Secretary], Committee of Imperial Defence; Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary], Committee of Imperial Defence] (2).Also includes: extracts from the transcript of the first deputation, including [?] WSC on the Government's failure to expand the air industry and the RAF...
Dates: 21 Jul 1936 - 21 Jan 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence H-K., 1910 - May 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/574A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: John Hayes, Editor of the Police Review; Sir Maurice Hankey, Cabinet Secretary, on subjects including meetings of the Cabinet, imperial defence, German military capacity and the impetus for sending the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) to Antwerp [Belgium] (9); A P Herbert on licensing laws; [1st Lord] Hailsham [earlier Douglas Hogg], Secretary of State for War, on subjects including WSC's health (2); William Birdwood on military affairs; John Clynes, Home Secretary,...
Dates: 1910 - May 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence., 06 Nov 1936 - 20 Jan 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/371A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents on defence issues include: Sir Thomas Inskip [Minister for Co-ordination of Defence, later 1st Lord Caldecote]; Harry Sellar, Private Secretary to Inskip (2); Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War, on subjects including the arming of the Guards Battalions; Sir Kingsley Wood, Secretary of State for Air, on showing WSC [air construction graphs]; 1st Lord Swinton [former Secretary of State for Air, earlier Philip Cunliffe-Lister and Philip Lloyd-Greame] on the formation...
Dates: 06 Nov 1936 - 20 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and other material., 22 Jan 1941 - 07 May 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/146A-B
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (22 January) entitled "A dark and deadly valley" on the structure of government during wartime, the roles of the Minister of Defence and the Minister for Reconstruction, the needs of the army and military production. Also includes copy of Hansard containing the text of WSC's speech and others in the debate on production, supply and manpower. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6331-8.Hansard copy of the debate on the conduct of Robert Boothby (28 January) including...
Dates: 22 Jan 1941 - 07 May 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 22 Jan 1941 - 22 Apr 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/177A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (22 January) entitled "A dark and deadly valley" on the structure of government during wartime, the roles of the Minister of Defence and the Minister for Reconstruction, the needs of the army and military production. Source material includes correspondence from: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] (5), Charles Hendriks, Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal], William Beveridge, Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] and notes from Eric Seal...
Dates: 22 Jan 1941 - 22 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Sep 1941 - 26 Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/303-318
Scope and Contents Series of minutes from [1st] Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on: 1. an improvement in the maximum bomb load; 2. mustard gas bombs; 3. decisions to be taken about munitions and aircraft production, army size, supplying the Soviet Union, and possible theatres of operation, with WSC's reply (13 September); 4. attaching a draft to the First Lord of the Admiralty [A V Alexander, later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] and Secretary of State for...
Dates: 10 Sep 1941 - 26 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1942 - 28 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/6
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July and August 1942. Some written by WSC when in the Middle East.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet].Subjects covered by the...
Dates: 03 Jul 1942 - 28 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Feb 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/70/2-3
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] regarding troops stationed in Britain: states that troops from the United States brought to Britain are not fully trained and are used to set free British divisions for service in the Middle East and Far East; explains that it is only a shortage of troop-carrying tonnage that keeps British divisions at home; grieves that it is necessary to use the New Zealand Division again so soon; expresses desire to work all New Zealand and...
Dates: 09 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/150-163
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to [Franklin Roosevelt] President of the United States, detailing secret military plans, reorganisation of command, and projected course of the war: Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to attack Cyrenaica [Libya], then advance on Tripoli; invasion of Norway has been planned as a cover; reports of German preparation for invasion of Britain over North Sea; seeks introduction of American troops to Northern Ireland; command. structure between the...
Dates: 20 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/182-186
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Letter from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] with major points of joint strategy: expansion of shipping convoys against U-boat attack; increase of food imports in 1943; more American troops to Britain; increasing bombing, night bombing and using aircraft against U-boats.

Dates: 31 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Feb 1941 - 28 Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/2
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, February 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: the Chiefs of Staff; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Vice Chief of Imperial General Staff [?General Sir Robert Haining];...
Dates: 01 Feb 1941 - 28 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Mar 1941 - 31 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/3
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, March 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; senior civil servants including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet], Sir Horace Wilson [Permanent Secretary of HM Treasury and official Head of HM Civil Service], and Sir Alexander Cadogan...
Dates: 01 Mar 1941 - 31 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/199/40-41
Scope and Contents Letter from David Robertson [Conservative MP for Streatham, London] (34 South Molton Street, W1 [London]) to WSC reporting a discussion with a young soldier recently returned from Italy on anti-Government feeling among long service troops overseas, and the anger of these troops that men in reserved occupations and over 30 years of age were not being called up to provide the necessary reliefs. States that he has received many letters from servicemen and their families on this subject,...
Dates: 18 Jun 1945
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), 28 Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/199/48-52
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir James Grigg (Secretary of State for War) to WSC replying to his minute of 21 June asking for a report on the letter of 18 Jun from David Robertson [Conservative MP for Streatham, London] and answering the points raised in Robertson's letter paragraph by paragraph. States that he dealt with the complaint that overseas service is too long in his statement to the House of Commons on 8 June. Refers to statements made to the House by Malcolm McCorquodale [Parliamentary Secretary...
Dates: 28 Jun 1945
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), Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/199/54-55
Scope and Contents Note [based on letter from Sir James Grigg, Secretary of State for War, to WSC replying to comments made by David Robertson, Conservative MP for Streatham, London]. States that complaint that overseas service is too long was dealt with by Grigg in statement to the House of Commons on 8 June. States that the reasons for not calling up men in reserved occupations at home and over 30 years of age were explained by the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Labour [Malcolm McCorquodale] in...
Dates: Jul 1945
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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"War cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: Weekly Resume (no.40) of the Naval, Military and Air Situation", 30 May- 6 Jun 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/5/1-14
Scope and Contents Detailed summary of the war situation including: the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk including the effect of weather conditions, numbers evacuated, naval losses and attacks by German bombers; attacks by U-boats on seaborne trade; anti-submarine operations; German trade; overview of the military and air situation covering Norway, Italy, the North Sea and coastal operations, the bombing of Great Britain, attacks on Germany by Bomber Command, French and German air...
Dates: 30 May- 6 Jun 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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