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Found in 755 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Miscellanea., 18 Sep 1939 - 22 Mar 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/201A-C
Scope and Contents Includes various typescript and galley proofs from: the title pages, preface and contents table for Volume 2; Chapter 1 "The National Coalition"; Chapter 3 "The Battle of France. The Second Week. [General Maxime] Weygand"; Chapter 5 "The Deliverance of Dunkirk"; Chapter 6 "The Rush for the Spoils" (provisionally entitled "The Italian Campaign Against France"); Chapter 8 "Home Defence. June"; Chapter 9 "The French Agony"; Chapter 12 "The Apparatus of Counter- Attack. 1940"; Chapter 13 "At...
Dates: 18 Sep 1939 - 22 Mar 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Notes and comments by Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall., 02 Mar 1941 - 16 Jun 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/196A-C
Scope and Contents Includes notes and comments by Pownall on subjects including: factual and printing errors throughout Volume 2; the build-up to the German attack on the Soviet Union; the build-up to "Dynamo" [codename for the evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk, France]; the British Expedition Force; the meeting between 6th Lord Gort [Commander-in-Chief of British Field Force, earlier John Vereker] and General Maxime Weygand [Commander-in-Chief, French Army], May 1940; British casualties; the defence of...
Dates: 02 Mar 1941 - 16 Jun 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": 'Superseded' proofs., 01 Mar 1948 - 27 Aug 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/186
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs from: Chapter 12 "The Apparatus of Counter-Attack. 1940"; Chapter 16 "The Battle of Britain"; Chapter 19 "The Wizard War"; Chapter 20 "United States Destroyers and West Indian Bases"; Chapter 21 "Egypt and the Middle East"; Chapter 23 "September Tensions"; Chapter 25 "Mr Eden's Mission" [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War]; Chapter 27 [Benito] "Mussolini Attacks Greece"; Chapter 28 "Lend-Lease"; Chapter 30 "Ocean Peril" (provisionally...
Dates: 01 Mar 1948 - 27 Aug 1948
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
Scope and Contents

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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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Chapter 27 "The Mounting Strength of Britain"., Nov 1941 - Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/228
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 27 entitled "The Mounting Strength of Britain" (provisionally entitled ""The British Army for 1942", "Our Army for 1942" and "The Enduring Strength of Britain"). Annotated with notes and suggestions by various people including: WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, Charles Wood, Sir Edward Marsh, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, 1st Lord Ismay, [George] Gordon Allen, and ?1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Field Marshal Alan Brooke].Also includes...
Dates: Nov 1941 - Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Army estimates: Prints., 15 Jun 1908 - 04 Jul 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/3
Scope and Contents

Printed papers for the Cabinet Committee on army estimates including: memoranda by WSC on British military needs for defence against possible invaders, for imperial defence and expenditure by the War Office; lists of questions posed to the War Office by WSC and the answers received which include details of expenditure; and a statement by WSC suggesting possible reductions in expenditure.

Dates: 15 Jun 1908 - 04 Jul 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Budget: notes., 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/13
Scope and Contents

Includes notes by Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War] on the necessity for increased army estimates; balance sheets showing calculations of sources of revenue; and a memorandum on food taxes.Also includes a letter from Haldane to David Lloyd George [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on army estimates.

Dates: 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Geddes Report on Fighting Services., 12 Jan 1922 - 21 Feb 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/16
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 10th Lord Scarbrough [former Director-General Territorial and Volunteer Forces] on rumours of cuts in the Territorial Army; Sir Roger Keyes [Deputy Chief of Naval Staff and a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty]; 1st Lord Beatty; Sir Eric Geddes [Chairman of the Committee on National Expenditure] denying that leaks to the press had come from him and criticizing WSC's attitude to his report (2); Sir Evan Jones [Coalition MP for Pembrokeshire, Wales] on the results of...
Dates: 12 Jan 1922 - 21 Feb 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: correspondence and notes on World War I., 17 Feb 1915 - 22 Oct 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/37
Scope and Contents Correspondence includes: [1st Lord] Emmott [First Commissioner of Works] on the fortification of Buckingham Palace against air attacks; Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC]; David Lloyd George [Minister of Munitions] on negotiations between Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] and Bulgaria and Greece; Austen Chamberlain [Secretary of State for India] on rewards to India after the war; Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith, Prime Minister]; [Lord] Curzon [of Kedleston, Lord Privy...
Dates: 17 Feb 1915 - 22 Oct 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: C I D [Committee of Imperial Defence] "G" series: printed papers on World War I., 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/47
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: David Lloyd George [Minister of Munitions] on the military position and the conduct of the war; Arthur Balfour [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the limits of enlistment, the war; covering letters from Maurice Hankey [Secretary, Committee of Imperial Defence]; the possibility of a combined naval and military attack at the Dardanelles; Hankey on policy after the Dardanelles, the winter campaign and meteorological conditions,...
Dates: 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: correspondence mainly about the Dardanelles Expedition., Apr 1915 - Oct 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/43A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Josiah Wedgwood, General Sir Ian Hamilton, Commander of Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (4), Kenneth Dundal and Harold Cawley on their personal experiences of events at the Dardanelles; Maurice Hankey [Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence] on his responsibility for policy on the Dardanelles expedition; "Freddie" [Frederick Guest]; Major General Charles Callwell [Director of Military Operations at the War Office] (10) on subjects including movements of...
Dates: Apr 1915 - Oct 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: miscellaneous papers., Sep 1915 - Nov 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/45
Scope and Contents Includes: notes by WSC on economic problems created by the war and the danger of bankruptcy, on recovering the initiative in the Eastern theatre, the possibility of the Germans using gas, on the options open to the British government for the Dardanelles expedition and on the reasons behind the expedition; notes on the Baghdad [Iraq] railway and its strategic importance; a letter from Arthur Balfour [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the situation in the East; David Lloyd George [Minister of...
Dates: Sep 1915 - Nov 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: strength of the belligerent forces: notes and papers., 1911 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/52
Scope and Contents

Includes notes on: the military resources of Turkey in 1912; armed forces in France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Russia; comparisons of forces in Germany and Austria-Hungary with the Allied forces; population calculations for Russia, France, Germany and the United Kingdom and figures for the armies in Bulgaria, Romania, Servia and Greece.

Dates: 1911 - 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: war appreciations., 28 May 1915 - 13 Nov 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/51
Scope and Contents Printed papers on various operations including: the Dardanelles by Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War]; the situation in the Aegean; several assessments and forecasts of the situation on the Western Front and in the Balkans (by Lieutenant General Sir Archibald Murray, Chief of the Imperial General Staff), and in Syria and Mesopotamia [later Iraq]; the impact of the Dardanelles operation on the conduct of the war; the employment of an allied force in Macedonia and Serbia; and the...
Dates: 28 May 1915 - 13 Nov 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Dardanelles Committee: War Office telegrams., May 1915 - Oct 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/54
Scope and Contents Printed telegrams about the Dardanelles expedition including 131 telegrams from General Sir Ian Hamilton, Commander of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on various aspects of the campaign including Turkish fortifications, operations and engagements, landing troops at Gallipoli, his requirements for troops, ammunition and rations and 19 telegrams from Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War. Also includes manuscript calculations by WSC on troop numbers.Other subjects include the...
Dates: May 1915 - Oct 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Finance Committee: papers., Oct 1915 - Nov 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/62
Scope and Contents

Includes papers on various subjects including: army finances and suggested savings; the adverse balance of foreign trade; details of the importation of goods classified as "not of prime necessity" including various items of food, drink, etc; draft interim reports and an interim report of the Finance Committee pointing out Great Britain's serious economic difficulties created by World War I and including a statement by [1st] Lord Reading [earlier Rufus Isaacs].

Dates: Oct 1915 - Nov 1915
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: Cabinet: Franchise bill and the military vote., Jun 1912 - Mar 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/34
Scope and Contents Includes printed Cabinet papers on the franchise and registration bill and proposed amendments; a paper by WSC on the enfranchisement of soldiers and sailors; and an annual report of events in Germany.Also includes internal Admiralty departmental correspondence on the enfranchisement of the military including notes on the effect of the proposed bill in individual constituencies; and on the enfranchisement of the military in other countries including France, Germany and the United States....
Dates: Jun 1912 - Mar 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: National Expenditure; Fighting Services Committee: various papers., 12 Jan 1922 - 02 Nov 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/17
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Lee of Fareham [First Lord of the Admiralty] on building 2 new battleships.Also includes: notes on the construction of the new ships and the Washington Treaty; comparative statements of Army, Navy and Air Force estimates and reductions (1920-1924) and pay levels (1913-1914 and 1922-1923); a note by WSC on the distribution of naval personnel; a provisional statement showing naval reductions suggested by WSC; a statement of numbers of naval personnel afloat and...
Dates: 12 Jan 1922 - 02 Nov 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Papers 1 - 19., 14 Jan 1929 - 30 Jan 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/227
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: [1st] Lord Peel, Secretary of State for India, on Indian contributions to the home effective charges of the British army and the political situation in India; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the trade outlook and economic situation including details of various industries, exports and colonial trade; Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord...
Dates: 14 Jan 1929 - 30 Jan 1929
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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Official: Cabinet: papers 81 to 100., 10 Mar 1928 - 28 Mar 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/194
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on the League of Nations and disarmament, negotiations with the Nanking [China] government and relations between Canada and Japan; Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham], Attorney-General on the prerogative of the Crown; Leo Amery, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, on subjects including a Zionist loan, compensation claims in the Irish Free State, and the amendment of...
Dates: 10 Mar 1928 - 28 Mar 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 121-130., 13 Apr 1928 - 24 Apr 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/196
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on safeguarding several industries and on the trade outlook including details of various industries, exports and colonial trade; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on tax exemption for residents of the Channel Islands; Sir William Joynson-Hicks, [later Lord Brentford] Home Secretary, on subjects including...
Dates: 13 Apr 1928 - 24 Apr 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 131 - 150., 25 Apr 1928 - 04 May 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/197
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: 1st] Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] Secretary of State for India, on the Indian contribution to the home effective charges of the British army; Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] Home Secretary on subjects including a draft treaty of arbitration with the United States, a dog racing bill and land purchase in Northern Ireland; William Bridgeman, First Lord of the Admiralty, on a treaty with the United...
Dates: 25 Apr 1928 - 04 May 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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