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

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 4519 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 21 Feb 1942 - 26 Feb 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/1-2
Scope and Contents

Note from Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] to Randolph Churchill enclosing a War Cabinet report on foreign propaganda broadcasts: report includes undermining of WSC with a quote from Randolph Churchill on WSC keeping his money safely in the United States, and the suggestion that Sir Stafford Cripps, Lord Privy Seal, is a Bolshevist sympathiser and possible agent.

Dates: 21 Feb 1942 - 26 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Mar 1942 - 26 Mar 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/3-17
Scope and Contents

Telegrams between General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in- Chief, Middle East, Sir James Grigg, Secretary of State for War and WSC on Major Randolph Churchill being ordered to remain in Britain, the false position he has been placed in, and Auchinleck's request that he should be returned to the Middle East; includes covering correspondence between Sydney Redman [Principal Private Secretary to Grigg], Leslie Rowan and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC].

Dates: 23 Mar 1942 - 26 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Mar 1942 - 27 Mar 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/18-23
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Randolph Churchill and William Connor, "Cassandra" of the Daily Mirror, on Randolph Churchill's recent unopposed election success at Preston [Lancashire] and his criticism of Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield but not Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] and Sir Kingsley Wood as former advocates of appeasement; includes covering notes by Lilian Buck, Secretary to Randolph Churchill and John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC].

Dates: 03 Mar 1942 - 27 Mar 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Apr 1942 - 21 Apr 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/24-32
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between WSC, and Major Randolph Churchill on the latter's new posting to the Middle East; includes covering correspondence between Edmond Armstrong, War Cabinet Office and John Martin and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC] and a note from Martin to Pamela Churchill [earlier Pamela Digby, later Pamela Harriman].

Dates: 12 Apr 1942 - 21 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 May 1942 - 11 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/33-78
Scope and Contents Correspondence between WSC, Sir Miles Lampson [British Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner for the Sudan, later 1st Lord Killearn], General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East], Richard Casey, Minister of State, Middle East, Randolph Churchill and Pamela Churchill [earlier Pamela Digby and later Pamela Harriman] concerning Randolph Churchill's road accident and injuries; with enquiries to WSC about Randolph's health from Jean Maisky [Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to...
Dates: 28 May 1942 - 11 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Jul 1942 - 25 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/88-98
Scope and Contents Letter and reports by Randolph Churchill to WSC on the command structure and personalities in the Middle East, including Lieutenant- General Thomas Corbett, Chief of General Staff, Middle East, Richard Casey [Minister of State, Middle East], Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, RAF, Middle East], Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham, Sir Miles Lampson [British Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner for the Sudan, later 1st Lord Killearn] and Michael Wright,...
Dates: 30 Jul 1942 - 25 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Jul 1942 - 27 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/99-105
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch thanking him for his hospitality to Randolph Churchill in New York and Washington [United States]; includes draft by Randolph Churchill and notes between Valentine Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary], Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] and Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] on the cost of the telegram and also of a siren suit for WSC.

Dates: 31 Jul 1942 - 27 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jun 1942 - 19 Sep 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/106-145
Scope and Contents Letter from Randolph Churchill to WSC on his exploits in a secret mission to block the harbour of occupied Benghazi [Libya], with others including his commander David Stirling and Fitzroy Maclean, with manuscript postscript on his accident and health and typescript extracts from the letter; also includes covering correspondence between [Arthur] Brian Boyle [Military Assistant to Chief of Imperial General Staff] and Leslie Rowan and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC] forwarding copies...
Dates: 24 Jun 1942 - 19 Sep 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/65/161
Scope and Contents

Minute from Lieutenant-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to WSC] to WSC on a proposed appointment for Randolph Churchill as Intelligence Officer to the Commando Brigade.

Dates: 16 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [24 Jan 1942]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/6-8
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of telegram from John Curtin to WSC regarding the situation in Malaya [later Malaysia], on the unsuitability of Indian troops for this type of warfare, the fact that the evacuation of Singapore would be an "inexcusable betrayal" and on public feeling of grave uneasiness at Allied impotence to stem the Japanese advance. [Copy may have been produced for use by WSC in writing of "The Second World War", and is backed with typescript of correspondence from Chapter 31 "Japan", of...
Dates: [24 Jan 1942]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Feb 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/70/72
Scope and Contents

Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Supreme Commander, South West Pacific] to WSC regarding military command in Burma: feels disturbed at the "lack of real fighting spirit" shown by troops in Malaya [later Malaysia] and Burma, and lists some causes; comments on Lieutenant-General Thomas Hutton [General Officer Commanding, Burma] and proposal to replace him with General Harold Alexander; refers to own rapid recovery.

Dates: 18 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [1950]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/71A/97
Scope and Contents

Hand-written note by [William Deakin, Literary Assistant to WSC] on the concern shown by the Dominions in political arrangements in India, and on communication with Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada]. [Probably used in "The Hinge of Fate", volume 4 of "The Second World War"].

Dates: [1950]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54A/42
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Admiral Harold Stark thanking him for the record of "Home on the Range".

Dates: 28 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Sep 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54A/79
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to A V Alexander, First Lord of the Admiralty, thanking him for the use of Admiralty House as a room at 10 Downing Street was unusable.

Dates: 06 Sep 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/111
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Christopher Nevinson thanking him for the gift of his painting "Battlefields of Britain" which will hang in the Air Ministry.

Dates: 03 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/119
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Sir Edwin Lutyens [President of the Royal Academy] thanking him for the bust of WSC by Sir William Reid Dick presented in the name of the Royal Academy.

Dates: 07 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/123
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Lord Halifax [British Ambassador, to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] declining to donate a manuscript of his speech to the Senate (January 1942) to the Library of Congress.

Dates: 07 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/125
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to 2nd Lord Melchett [earlier Sir Henry Mond] thanking him for his generosity over the painting of the Battle of Blenheim by Jan van Huchtenburgh.

Dates: 07 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/144
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Polish Government and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] thanking him for the gift of a Polish shield.

Dates: 15 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Nov 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/191
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Thomas Mitchell] agreeing to consider the offer of the freedom of the city as open. [See CHAR 20/53C/266 for original reply].

Dates: 01 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Nov 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/193
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] thanking him for the manuscript of his speech which will be bound.

Dates: 01 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Nov 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54C/210
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Maurice Dejean [former French Commissaire for Foreign Affairs] thanking him for the album of stamps from Free France.

Dates: 11 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Nov 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54C/212
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Emilio Delboy thanking him for the Peruvian silver gift.

Dates: 12 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54C/281
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to H W Plante thanking him for the two brass statuettes of [? General Sir Redvers] Buller and [? Field Marshal Sir John] French [1st Lord Ypres].

Dates: 19 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54C/287
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Henry Morgenthau junior [United States Secretary of the Treasury], thanking him for the gift of gramophone records.

Dates: 25 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

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