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



  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 280 Collections and/or Records:


(Untitled), 21 March [1916]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/118A/106
Scope and Contents

Letter from CSC to WSC, on the Duke of Westminster's "dashing exploit", and on her munitions canteen work. Typescript transcript at CHAR 1/118B/105.

Dates: 21 March [1916]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

(Untitled), 27 Mar 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/568B/199
Scope and Contents

Letter from the Air Ministry (Adastral House, Kingsway [London]) to WSC informing him of his appointment as Honorary Air Commodore of No. 615 (County of Surrey) (Fighter) Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force and of the Air Council's pleasure at WSC's association with the Auxiliary Air Force.Signed typescript.

Dates: 27 Mar 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open

(Untitled), 09 Jul 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/127-128
Scope and Contents Telegram from Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of State in the Middle East] to WSC with first impressions of organisation in Middle Eastern theatre. He comments on need for troop carriers to transfer air personnel from the Delta to Palestine [later Israel]; the need for closer co-ordination between Middle East and India, and between all three services; the situation with regard to the Red Sea and Egyptian ports; the number of men on the rationed strength; the tactical training...
Dates: 09 Jul 1941
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 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 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.

"Wars are not won by evacuations", 04 Jun 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/140A/9-28
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of notes for WSC's speech on the fall of Belgium and surrender of King [Leopold] of Belgium; the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk [France]; the successes of the RAF; losses of men and weaponry; military development and the possibility of German invasion. Speech includes the phrase "We shall fight on the beaches . . . We shall never surrender".Carbon typescript copy with some manuscript annotations in ink [not by WSC] laid out in "psalm style" apart...
Dates: 04 Jun 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open

WSC's tribute to President Roosevelt, 17 Apr 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/167/206-207
Scope and Contents Printed copy from Hansard recording WSC's tribute on the death of President Roosevelt covering: the start of his friendship with Roosevelt when the President invited WSC to correspond with him; their correspondence of over 1,700 messages, 9 meetings and 120 days of close physical contact; his admiration and affection for Roosevelt; Roosevelt's courage about his physical affliction and 'agony' at the fall of France; a letter from Roosevelt brought to WSC by Wendell Wilkie in which Roosevelt...
Dates: 17 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open