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Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 01 Nov 1941 - 30 Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/11
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, November 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] and Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistants]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Chief Whip [James Stuart].Subjects covered by the...
Dates: 01 Nov 1941 - 30 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 May 1942 - 08 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/55/111-137
Scope and Contents Letters from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [former Minister for Aircraft Production and Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC, Lord Cranborne [Lord Privy Seal, later 5th Lord Salisbury] and Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] on the aircraft and shipbuilding programme, including the lack of dive-bombers, asking for minutes of the Defence Committee of Supply and on his speech in the House of Lords on anti-tank gun development; also includes a letter from A V Alexander [First Lord of...
Dates: 22 May 1942 - 08 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Jul 1942 - 21 Sep 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/56B/121-184
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sir Stafford Cripps [Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons], WSC and Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] on memoranda by Cripps on subjects including: dissatisfaction in Parliament, the vote of censure against the Government and public opinion over progress of war in the Middle East, including leadership, weaponry, research and invention and the RAF; lack of public morale, the direction of the war and need for improved co-operation between the...
Dates: 02 Jul 1942 - 21 Sep 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1940 - 31 Dec 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/13/9
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, December 1940.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; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; [Pierre] Dupuy [First Secretary Canadian Legation, Paris]; F A Lindemann [later 1st...
Dates: 01 Dec 1940 - 31 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A/6
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Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in- Chief, Middle East, to WSC on subjects including a tank encounter to the south of Agedabia [Ajdabiyah, Libya], the accuracy of RAF bombing and the movement of enemy ships from Ras el Aali.

Dates: 31 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1942 - 30 Apr 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/3
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, April 1942.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.Subjects covered by the minutes include: the Japanese threat to the Falkland Islands; discussion of operation "Ironclad" [code name for British occupation of Diego Suarez, Madagascar]; the British naval...
Dates: 01 Apr 1942 - 30 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/67/10
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, December 1942.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; Director of Movements [War Office, General Noel Holmes]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Chief Whip [James Stuart].Subjects covered by the minutes include:...
Dates: 01 Dec 1942 - 31 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Sep 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2C/263-266
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Letter from WSC to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain agreeing on production objectives of 2000 aircraft per month and the need for the Army to be planned on a 50 or 55 division scale. [carbon, with manuscript annotations by WSC].

Dates: 18 Sep 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 05 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 15/97/10-12
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of a letter from WSC to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] agreeing with Colonel [Maurice] Hankey's comments on "special mechanical devices for taking trenches"; describing the impact of trench warfare on military theory and weapons; urging the deployment of steam tractors equipped with armoured shelters, trials of "shields on wheels", systematic use of artificial smoke, and stressing the importance of swift development and production of new weapons. Unsigned annotated with...
Dates: 05 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Feb 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/254/2
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Second report of the Commanding General of the Army Air Forces, General [Henry] Arnold, to the Secretary of War [Henry Stimson] with sections on the air war against Germany and Japan, research, development, and welfare, and a conclusion. In a presentation binding for WSC.

Dates: 27 Feb 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Nov 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/254/3
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Third report of the Commanding General of the Army Air Forces, General [Henry] Arnold, to the Secretary of War [Robert Patterson] with sections on the war in Europe and the Pacific and "Air Power and the Future". In a presentation binding for WSC.

Dates: 12 Nov 1945
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), 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), 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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"War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: Weekly Resume (no.56) of the naval, military and air situation from 12 noon September to 12 noon September 26th, 1940", 27 Sep 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/6/86-99
Scope and Contents Summary of events including: attempted landing at Dakar by General [Charles] de Gaulle; U boat activity in the North Atlantic and shipping losses; operations by German raiders; information about the disposition of German and Italian troops; events in Greece, Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia], Bulgaria, the Mediterranean and the Middle East; air attacks on Germany (including Berlin) and on invasion ports in France and...
Dates: 27 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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