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(Untitled), 21 Sep 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/257/6
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC [on board the Queen Mary returning to Britain from the United States] to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] marked "From: Octagon" and "Gunfire 294" and "Personal and Top Secret" referring to [Attlee's] "Cordite 381 (1) Para. (3)" and stating that he considers it of the "greatest importance" that soldiers [who may be transferred to the Far East following the end of hostilities in Europe] are assured that they will be given "special unprecedented treatment" in terms of...
Dates: 21 Sep 1944
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), 09 Jul 1941 - 10 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/248-250
Scope and Contents Series of minutes [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on: 1. the "New Aircraft Programme" and a possible shortage in heavy bombers; 2. attaching a draft of a note to the Minister of Aircraft Production [John Moore-Brabazon, later 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara] on the lack of increase in aircraft output; 3. the size of the Army, referring to "W.P. (G) (41) 63"; 4. giving the Russians specifications for the sticky bomb; 5. increased imports...
Dates: 09 Jul 1941 - 10 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Jul 1941 - 31 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/264-269
Scope and Contents Series of minutes [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on: 1. rigid against flexible rationing for various food stuffs, attaching a draft minute to Minister of Food [1st Lord Woolton, earlier Frederick Marquis]; 2. methods of ordering; 3. [1st] Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken, Minister of Supply] and gas; 4. attaching a draft minute to the Minister of Aircraft Production [John Moore-Brabazon, later 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara] on...
Dates: 25 Jul 1941 - 31 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Sep 1941 - 26 Sep 1941

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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), 21 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/49-50
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Telegrams from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC: battle report; casualties, damage around Sidi Rezegh Capuzzo, Bir-El- Gobi, Bir-I-Cheim [Libya] and Sidi-Omar [Egypt].

Dates: 21 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/51-53
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Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] on encouraging start to operation Crusader in Libyan Desert:]; with copy.

Dates: 22 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/62-63
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC with Libyan Desert battle information on Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa].

Dates: 21 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/65-67
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC with detailed information on progress of battle and projected outcome.

Dates: 22 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Nov 1941 - 23 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/75-79
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Telegrams from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC with latest battle information; with reply from WSC stressing need to capture Benghazi [Libya] to prevent enemy refuelling.

Dates: 22 Nov 1941 - 23 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/82
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Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] reporting on progress of Libyan Desert battle, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa].

Dates: 24 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/87
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC with detailed report on advance situation; General Alan Cunningham [General Officer Commanding-in-Chief 8th Army in Middle East] ordered to capture Sidi-Rezegh [Libya].

Dates: 24 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/47/6
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Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC on battle in Libyan desert, Crusader [codename for major British operation in North Africa].

Dates: 13 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Dec 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/177/104
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Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group] marked "Personal and Top Secret" expressing his concern over insufficient numbers of fighting troops and stating that he is holding an inquiry into the matter.

Dates: 19 Dec 1944
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), 08 Jan 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195A/16
Scope and Contents Typescript note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] (10 Downing Street, Whitehall) to General Leslie Hollis [Senior Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet] attaching a file of correspondence about Major Maurice Ashley, who assisted WSC with his biography of Marlborough and is now working in M.I.2(c), informing him that WSC wants Ashley to provide a short note on the Japanese Army and asking if Hollis can obtain this through the appropriate War Office...
Dates: 08 Jan 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), 09 Jan 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195A/17
Scope and Contents Typescript note from General Leslie Hollis [Senior Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet] (Offices of the War Cabinet, Great George Street, SW1) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "confidential" referring to WSC's request for Major Maurice Ashley to supply him with a note on the Japanese army, stating that this approach should be made through the Director of Military Intelligence, and suggesting either an official approach through the DMI or a...
Dates: 09 Jan 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), 07 Mar 1945 - 26 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/201/18
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Copy of part of letter from unnamed sender (19 C.A. Unit, Inchdrewer House, Colinton, Edinburgh [Scotland]) to Irene Ward [Conservative MP for Wallsend-on-Tyne, Northumberland] in which the writer refers to a recent visit to Belgium and Holland and reports a dinner conversation with the Brigadier of an independent company of the 21st Army Group, in which the Brigadier complained about the inadequate nature of his reinforcements. [Typescript].

Dates: 07 Mar 1945 - 26 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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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1944 - 30 Apr 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/4
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, April 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army]; Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General Francis...
Dates: 01 Apr 1944 - 30 Apr 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jun 1944 - 30 Jun 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/6
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, June 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; the Chiefs of Staff; Major-General Leslie Hollis and Colonel Ian Jacob...
Dates: 01 Jun 1944 - 30 Jun 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Apr 1903

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/38/28
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Letter from Colonel Charles a Court Repington, War Office, to WSC, on article signed "Miles" in The Spectator.

Dates: 29 Apr 1903
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Feb [1903]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/39/1
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Letter from J Leighton to WSC, on army reform.

Dates: 15 Feb [1903]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Oct [1898]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/20/12-13
Scope and Contents Letter from Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), Mar Lodge, Braemar, to WSC, on his objection to serving soldiers writing for newspapers and expressing strong opinions on the conduct of operations. Hoping that WSC's book would be "history and not military criticism". Stating that Parliamentary and Literary life would suit him best "the monotony of military life in an Indian Station can have no attraction for you - though fortunately some officers do put up with it or else...
Dates: 06 Oct [1898]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Feb 1891

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/6/4
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Letter from John Milbanke, Depot, Royal Sussex Regiment, to WSC, on WSC's life at Harrow School, and success in the Army Preliminary Examination, and Milbanke's life in the Royal Sussex Regiment.

Dates: 15 Feb 1891
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Oct 1900

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/25/42-43
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Letter from Sir Bindon Blood to WSC, on the organisation of the General Staff in India.

Dates: 04 Oct 1900
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Mar 1900

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/26/7-8
Scope and Contents Letter from Joseph Chamberlain [Secretary of State for the Colonies], (40 Princes Gardens [London]), congratulating WSC on his work, his escape from the Boers, on his letters to the press from South Africa and also on British success in South Africa in general. He adds that he had enjoyed WSC's "River War", and looked forward to his account of events in South Africa. Chamberlain then comments on the lessons of the Boer War, praising the bravery and endurance of the "rank and file" but...
Dates: 02 Mar 1900
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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