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Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: News of the World articles by WSC 1., Apr 1938 - May 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/614
Scope and Contents Includes annotated proofs, galley proofs and cuttings from the News of the World for: "How Wars of the Future will be Waged" on the importance of the horse in the Boer War, of machine-guns and tanks in World War I, the need for foresight and initiative amongst generals, and the importance of air power in a future conflict; "Future Safeguards of National Defence" on the importance of the Navy to national defence, the German submarine campaign in World War I, the threat of air attacks on ships...
Dates: Apr 1938 - May 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Chronicle articles by WSC., 02 Jan 1938 - 27 Mar 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/619
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs and press cuttings from the Sunday Chronicle for: "I Escape" on WSC's capture by the Boers and details of his subsequent escape; "The Blunder that Beat Germany" on the Battle of the Marne [France]; "The True Story of the Tank" on the development of the tank during World War I, its initial rejection, WSC's intervention, and its first use in action; "When Britain Nearly Starved" on the German submarine campaign during World War I, British anti-submarine warfare, and...
Dates: 02 Jan 1938 - 27 Mar 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 03 Jun 1922 - 22 Oct 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/25
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on South African affairs including a case in which he has recommended that natives should be sentenced to death (2); 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge]; Frederick Guest [Secretary of State for Air] on the RAF forces in Iraq, their shortages and the promotion of Air Vice Marshal [John] Salmond; Alexander Harris, Governor of Newfoundland [Canada] on the choice of his...
Dates: 03 Jun 1922 - 22 Oct 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes., 05 Mar 1952 - 26 Jun 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/47A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes, typescript and galley proofs for WSC's speech (5 March, House of Commons) entitled "Defence" on subjects including: WSC's resignation as Minister of Defence; the Conservatives' voting on defence while in Opposition; the short-fall of defence spending; aid from the United States; the scarcity of home defence, and the training of new forces, including the registration of the Home Guard and forming of new battalions; the extension of National Service; armoured forces and new...
Dates: 05 Mar 1952 - 26 Jun 1952
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Feb 1942 - 15 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/56A/75-91
Scope and Contents

Copy of a letter from John Colville [pilot, RAFVR, former Private Secretary to WSC] to CSC with impressions of South Africa and criticisms of the Empire Air Training Scheme; with correspondence between WSC, Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] and 1st Lord Cherwell [Personal Assistant to WSC, earlier F A Lindemann] enquiring about the efficiency of the scheme, and Colville's progress.

Dates: 22 Feb 1942 - 15 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Sep 1942 - 11 Feb 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/56A/95-104
Scope and Contents

Correspondence on John Colville [former Private Secretary to WSC] being found unfit for a pilot's commission; includes letters between John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC], WSC, Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] and Ronald Melville [Private Secretary to Sinclair] on the inconvenience to WSC of releasing Colville, his progress in training, and the limitations of training in South Africa.

Dates: 16 Sep 1942 - 11 Feb 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

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