Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian)
- Existence: 1874 - 1965
Found in 4519 Collections and/or Records:
Includes discussions about the political situation in North Cornwall and throughout the country, Thomas Horabin’s document the "Compulsion of Wealth", an interview with Winston Churchill and arranging meetings
Subjects include: co-operation with the Admiralty over a naval air service; the possible abolition of the Air Ministry and uncertainty over the Royal Air Force's future; relations between the Admiralty and Air Ministry; aircraft carriers and the Fleet Air Arm; the defence of Singapore; expansion of the RAF.
Typescript copies of correspondence between AHP, newspaper editors, and other various individuals on British naval policy, the post-war settlement in Europe, and India; including Reginald Custance, Haldane [Richard Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane], Winston Spencer Churchill, Ogden Mills, and Lord Lytton [Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton].
The earlier letters are mainly of domestic interest, containing family or personal observations. The later letters are chiefly concerned with books or points of historical information on which Alan Lascelles was consulted.
Correspondence on subjects including: a request from Lloyd George [Chancellor of the Exchequer] and Churchill [President of the Board of Trade] that McKenna should speed up the shipbuilding programme to help alleviate unemployment in the engineering and shipbuilding industries; Lloyd George's view that cuts should be made in the naval estimates; Churchill's decision (as First Lord of the Admiralty] to select a new Board of Admiralty and new commanders for the Fleets.
This series of papers covers a wide range of issues in relation to the founding of the college, and includes photographs.
Subjects include: Churchill's opposition to Home Rule for India; his differences with Croft over Germany; warning Croft to avoid anything that could be represented as anti-Semitism.
Correspondence with Churchill, Home Secretary, on subjects including: a complaint from Churchill's brother-in-law, Lieutenant William Hozier, against his captain and requests for advancement from others of Churchill's friends or relatives; the German construction programme; the effects of a general strike on the Admiralty coal supply; the food supply in time of war.
Correspondents include Brendan Bracken, Mrs. Neville Chamberlain and Sir John Colville.
Papers and correspondence on Charles de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] including: letter from de Gaulle on Winston Churchill’s visit to Algeria, 1944; Duff Cooper’s general reflections on de Gaulle in 1944; Cabinet paper giving an outline of relations between the Government and de Gaulle between June 1940 and June 1943.