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(Untitled), 01 Oct 1941 - 31 Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/36/10
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, October 1941.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Colonels Leslie Hollis and Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretaries to the War Cabinet]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's...
Dates: 01 Oct 1941 - 31 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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), 20 Oct 1942

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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

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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), 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), [Aug 1942]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/56B/107-108
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Memorandum [submitted by Sir Edward Bridges, Secretary to the Cabinet] examining proposition by the Lord Privy Seal [Sir Stafford Cripps] for co-operation between the Services through an overall commander. [See CHAR 20/56B/129-134 for Cripps's proposition].

Dates: [Aug 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), 05 Sep 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/16-17
Scope and Contents "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 55" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 29 August to 5 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) possible use of gliders; b) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Turkey; b) Greece; c) Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; d) Hungary; e) Bulgaria; f) Romania; 4. Americas (expansion of the US army);...
Dates: 05 Sep 1940
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), 19 Sep 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/20-24
Scope and Contents "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 57" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 12 to 19 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) invasion of the United Kingdom; b) re-organisation of the German Army; c) artificial smoke screen in invasion; d) the attack on Waalhaven, Rotterdam [Netherlands] (from a German Air Force Journal); e) mobile troops in the Battle of France (from the German press); f) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan...
Dates: 19 Sep 1940
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), 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), 14 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68B/80-82
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Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] with figures for army and air reinforcement of Malaya [later Malaysia].

Dates: 14 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/33-34
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Telegram from Commanders in Chief (Middle East) to WSC giving details of German and Allied army strengths at the beginning of "Crusader" [codename for British North African operation], including details of losses on both sides and reasons for Allied success.

Dates: 24 Jan 1942
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), 15 Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/70/47-49
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] and the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] reciting a telegram sent by General Sir Archibald Wavell [Supreme Commander, South West Pacific] to the Chiefs of Staff in London and Washington [United States]: believes that the enemy advance on Southern Sumatra [Dutch East Indies, later Indonesia] necessitates a review of plans for the defence of the Dutch East Indies; comments on implications for Australian troops and...
Dates: 15 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/70/83-88
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Telegram from the Government of New Zealand to WSC listing specific resources required by air force, army and navy in order to defend New Zealand against a Japanese invasion force.

Dates: 19 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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), 01 Oct 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2C/303-307
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Letter from WSC to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain on issues such as training of territorial troops by deployment to India; the need for more Air Squadrons and the exaggerated emphasis placed on Air Raid Precautions. [typed copy, with manuscript annotations by WSC].

Dates: 01 Oct 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 14 May 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/74/118
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Minute by WSC stating that the Dardanelles operations could easily develop into a great siege and calling for the following measures: the provision of siege artillery and well-equipped semi-permanent landing stages; protection against submarines; the fitting of the bombarding fleet with mine protection; the provision of seventy aircraft. Printed copy.

Dates: 14 May 1915
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), 18 Mar 1933

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/192/85-88
Scope and Contents Letter from [a senior army officer] (New Delhi, [India]) to [? Brigadier-General Sir James Edmonds] on: the isolated position of the Viceroy under the proposals in the White Paper on India; the severe strains on the finances of the central Indian government which will lead to an extremely dangerous reduction in the size of the army; the Prime Minister's proposals for the reduction of Britain's air strength and the danger of Russia establishing air bases in Afghanistan; the attitude of the...
Dates: 18 Mar 1933
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), 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), 29 Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/232/33
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Cabinet memorandum by Chancellor of the Exchequer [Sir John Anderson, later 1st Lord Waverley] on man-power in the second half of 1945, including as an appendix a memorandum by the Minister of Labour and National Service [R A Butler].

Dates: 29 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Feb 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/232/58-70
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Minute from "P J G" [Sir James Grigg], Secretary of State for War, (War Office) to WSC setting out his proposals for reducing personnel in the Middle East, commenting on internal security considerations, administrative implications, implications special to the RAF, and financial considerations. [initialled; flagged "E"].

Dates: 20 Feb 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [20] [Feb] [1945]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/232/71-75
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Appendix "A" [to a minute from Sir James Grigg, Secretary of State for War, to WSC, CHAR 20/232/58-70] giving details of proposed reductions in manpower in the Middle East. [flagged "B"].

Dates: [20] [Feb] [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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