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

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Dates

  • Existence: 1874 - 1965

Found in 160 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Comments by 1st Lord Ismay., 22 Feb 1948 - 30 Nov 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/194
Scope and Contents Includes notes by 1st Lord Ismay [former Chief of Staff to WSC] on Volume 2, on subjects including: Chapter 1 "The National Coalition"; Chapter 2 "The Battle of France. The First Week. [General Maurice] Gamelin"; Chapter 3 "The Battle of France. The Second Week. [General Maxime] Weygand"; Chapter 6 "The Rush for the Spoils"; Chapter 7 "Back to France"; WSC's meetings with Paul Reynaud, former Prime Minister of France, and the French High Command, in 1940; the War Cabinet Secretariat,...
Dates: 22 Feb 1948 - 30 Nov 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Comments by Sir Norman Brook., 28 Jan 1948 - 01 Nov 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/193
Scope and Contents Includes notes by Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] on Volume 2, on subjects including: Chapter 1 "The National Coalition"; Chapter 2 "The Battle of France. The First Week. [General Maurice] Gamelin"; Chapter 3 "The Battle of France. The Second Week. [General Maxime] Weygand"; Chapter 5 "The Deliverance of Dunkirk"; Chapter 8 "Home Defence. June"; Chapter 10 "The Bordeaux Armistice"; Chapter 13 "At Bay" (provisionally entitled "Alone"); Chapter 16 "The...
Dates: 28 Jan 1948 - 01 Nov 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Corrections., 30 Apr 1904 - 04 Jun 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/199
Scope and Contents Includes notes and correspondence on corrections to be made to Volume 2 of "The Second World War" from various individuals including: William Greer, Bishop of Manchester; George [Gordon] Allen (5); Denis Kelly (5); Paul Brooks [Editor-in-Chief], Houghton Mifflin Company, publishers (2); William Deakin on subjects including WSC's account of the surrender of Belgium (3); Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (4); Arthur Hayward [Chief Editor], Cassell and Company Limited; Daniel Longwell...
Dates: 30 Apr 1904 - 04 Jun 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Miscellanea., 18 Sep 1939 - 22 Mar 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/201A-C
Scope and Contents Includes various typescript and galley proofs from: the title pages, preface and contents table for Volume 2; Chapter 1 "The National Coalition"; Chapter 3 "The Battle of France. The Second Week. [General Maxime] Weygand"; Chapter 5 "The Deliverance of Dunkirk"; Chapter 6 "The Rush for the Spoils" (provisionally entitled "The Italian Campaign Against France"); Chapter 8 "Home Defence. June"; Chapter 9 "The French Agony"; Chapter 12 "The Apparatus of Counter- Attack. 1940"; Chapter 13 "At...
Dates: 18 Sep 1939 - 22 Mar 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Notes and comments by George [Gordon] Allen., 19 Feb 1948 - 09 Jan 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/195
Scope and Contents Includes notes and comments by George [Gordon] Allen on subjects including: the naval campaign against Italy, 1940; the views of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Forbes [former Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet] on the use of the Home Fleet in case of invasion; naval operations in the Mediterranean, June - December 1940; naval operations at Dunkirk [France]; the naval attack on Dakar [Senegal]; the development of amphibious warfare; Chapter 1 "The National Coalition"; Chapter 7 "Back to...
Dates: 19 Feb 1948 - 09 Jan 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Notes and comments by Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall., 02 Mar 1941 - 16 Jun 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/196A-C
Scope and Contents Includes notes and comments by Pownall on subjects including: factual and printing errors throughout Volume 2; the build-up to the German attack on the Soviet Union; the build-up to "Dynamo" [codename for the evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk, France]; the British Expedition Force; the meeting between 6th Lord Gort [Commander-in-Chief of British Field Force, earlier John Vereker] and General Maxime Weygand [Commander-in-Chief, French Army], May 1940; British casualties; the defence of...
Dates: 02 Mar 1941 - 16 Jun 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Preface and Contents Tables., 21 Jan 1948 - 18 Jan 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/146
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of the prefaces, acknowledgements and tables of contents (with indications of the number of words in each chapter) and galley proofs of Chapter 16 "The Battle of Britain". Also includes notes and annotations by individuals including WSC, William Deakin, Denis Kelly, Charles Wood, CSC and Elizabeth Gilliatt and Chips Gemmell, WSC's secretaries.Also includes: galley proofs of the prefaces to volumes 3 - 6; a map showing the Allied and German armies in...
Dates: 21 Jan 1948 - 18 Jan 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": 'Superseded' proofs., 01 Mar 1948 - 27 Aug 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/186
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs from: Chapter 12 "The Apparatus of Counter-Attack. 1940"; Chapter 16 "The Battle of Britain"; Chapter 19 "The Wizard War"; Chapter 20 "United States Destroyers and West Indian Bases"; Chapter 21 "Egypt and the Middle East"; Chapter 23 "September Tensions"; Chapter 25 "Mr Eden's Mission" [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War]; Chapter 27 [Benito] "Mussolini Attacks Greece"; Chapter 28 "Lend-Lease"; Chapter 30 "Ocean Peril" (provisionally...
Dates: 01 Mar 1948 - 27 Aug 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Various comments., 13 Jan 1945 - 15 Jul 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/197A-B
Scope and Contents Includes notes and correspondence on research and corrections for Volume 2 from individuals including: Daniel Longwell [Editor of Life Magazine]; Professor Albert Goodwin [former Staff Officer, Air Ministry War Room, and member of Historical Branch, Air Ministry] on the Blitz, and WSC's chapters on the Blitz and Battle of Britain (includes comments by Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall); George [Gordon] Allen on Operation "Sea Lion" [codename for planned German invasion of Britain], with...
Dates: 13 Jan 1945 - 15 Jul 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Various material., 22 May 1940 - 15 Jan 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/198
Scope and Contents Includes: extracts from the Belgian press on the surrender of Belgium in 1940, with comments by Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall; issue of the Air Ministry pamphlet "The Battle of Britain"; typescript draft of Chapter 16 "The Battle of Britain" annotated by WSC, Denis Kelly and [?] Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park [former Commander of No 11 Fighter Group]; supplements to the London Gazette on the Battle of Britain and the evacuation from Dunkirk [France], containing despatches from Air...
Dates: 22 May 1940 - 15 Jan 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance": Chapter 1 "The Desert and the Balkans"., 08 Jan 1941 - 16 Jan 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/203A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 1 entitled "The Desert and the Balkans" (provisionally entitled "False Dawn in the Desert", "Hard Trials", and "Minutes of January 1941"), annotated with notes and corrections by various individuals including: WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, Charles Wood, Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], 1st Lord Wavell, 1st Lord Ismay, CSC, Lieutenant- General Sir Henry Pownall, Jay Gold and Randolph Churchill.Also includes proofs from: Chapter 2 "The...
Dates: 08 Jan 1941 - 16 Jan 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance": Chapter 3 "Blitz and Anti-Blitz. Hess"., 08 Jul 1947 - 30 Jun 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/205A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 3 entitled "Blitz and Anti-Blitz. [Rudolf] Hess" (provisionally entitled "Blitz and Radar. 1941", "The Blitz and Radio War. 1941" and "The Air and the U-boats"), annotated with notes and comments from various individuals including: WSC, Denis Kelly, Charles Wood, 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann], Professor R V Jones, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, Jay Gold, CSC, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the...
Dates: 08 Jul 1947 - 30 Jun 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance": Chapter 4 "The Mediterranean War"., 12 Feb 1941 - 06 Nov 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/206
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 4 entitled "The Mediterranean War" (provisionally entitled "Malta, the Navy and the Air" and "The Eden - Dill Mission" [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary, and Field Marshal Sir John Dill, Chief of Imperial General Staff]), annotated with notes and comments from various individuals including: WSC, Denis Kelly, Charles Wood, William Deakin, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, Jay Gold, CSC, George [Gordon] Allen and Sir...
Dates: 12 Feb 1941 - 06 Nov 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance": Chapter 6 "Decision to Aid Greece"., 31 Mar 1948 - 06 Nov 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/208A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 6 entitled "Decision to Aid Greece" (provisionally entitled "Final Decision to Aid Greece", "Intervention in Greece" and "Yugoslavia and Turkey"), annotated with notes and comments by various individuals including: WSC, Denis Kelly, Charles Wood, Sir Edward Marsh, William Deakin, Jay Gold, CSC, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon],...
Dates: 31 Mar 1948 - 06 Nov 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance": Chapter 7 "The Battle of the Atlantic: The Western Approaches"., 31 Mar 1948 - 06 Nov 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/209A-C
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 7 entitled "The Battle of the Atlantic: The Western Approaches", annotated with notes and comments by various individuals including: WSC, Denis Kelly, Charles Wood, Sir Edward Marsh, William Deakin, Jay Gold, CSC, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], Lieutenant- General Sir Henry Pownall and George [Gordon] Allen.Also includes: galley proofs of Chapter 8 "The Battle of the Atlantic: American Intervention"...
Dates: 31 Mar 1948 - 06 Nov 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance": Chapter 8 "The Battle of the Atlantic: American Intervention"., 02 Jul 1948 - 06 Nov 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/210
Scope and Contents

Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 8 entitled "The Battle of the Atlantic: American Intervention" (provisionally entitled "The Battle of the Atlantic 1941: The Ocean"), annotated with notes and comments by various individuals including: WSC, Denis Kelly, Charles Wood, Sir Edward Marsh, William Deakin and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall.Also includes: galley proofs of the contents table and title pages for Volume 3.

Dates: 02 Jul 1948 - 06 Nov 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Chapter 11 "The Desert Flank. Rommel. Tobruk [Libya]."., Nov 1948 - Oct 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/213A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 11 entitled "The Desert Flank. Rommel. Tobruk." Annotated with notes and suggestions by various people including: WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, Charles Wood, [1st Lord] Wavell, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, Ian Colvin, [1st Lord] Ismay, CSC, Kathleen Hill, "C" [Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Secret Intelligence Service], Randolph Churchill, Sir Edward Marsh, and ?1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Field Marshal Alan Brooke].Also includes...
Dates: Nov 1948 - Oct 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Chapter 12 "The Greek Campaign"., Jul 1948 - Nov 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/214
Scope and Contents

Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 12 entitled "The Greek Campaign". Annotated with notes and suggestions by various people including: WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, Charles Wood, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, Randolph Churchill, Sir Edward Marsh, [George] Gordon Allen and ?[1st Lord] Wavell. Also includes maps.

Dates: Jul 1948 - Nov 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Chapter 13 "Tripoli and Tiger"., Jan 1949 - Nov 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/215
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 13 entitled "Tripoli and Tiger" (provisionally titled "Operation Tiger"). Annotated with notes and suggestions by various people including: WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, Charles Wood, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, Randolph Churchill, Sir Edward Marsh, [George] Gordon Allen, [1st Lord] Ismay and 1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Field Marshal Alan Brooke]. Also includes some sections of Chapter 11 entitled "The Desert Flank [Rommel....
Dates: Jan 1949 - Nov 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Chapter 14 "The Revolt in Iraq"., Nov 1948 - Nov 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/216
Scope and Contents

Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 14 entitled "The revolt in Iraq". Annotated with notes and suggestions by various people including: WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, Charles Wood, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, Randolph Churchill, Sir Edward Marsh, and ?1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Field Marshal Alan Brooke].

Dates: Nov 1948 - Nov 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War: Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Chapter 15 "Crete [Greece]: The Advent."., Jul 1948 - Nov 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/217A-C
Scope and Contents Typewritten and galley proofs of Chapter 15 entitled "Crete: The Advent" annotated with suggestions and corrections by people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, Sir Edward Marsh, CSC, Bernard Freyberg [former Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces in Greece], Charles Wood, and [George] Gordon Allen.Also includes notes and correspondence from the individuals mentioned above including Freyberg (3), Allen (3), Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC],...
Dates: Jul 1948 - Nov 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Chapter 16 "Crete [Greece]: The Battle."., Jul 1948 - Jan 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/218A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 16 entitled "Crete: The Battle". Annotated with notes and suggestions by various people including: WSC, Denis Kelly, Charles Wood, [George] Gordon Allen, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, CSC, [1st Lord] Wavell, ?1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Field Marshal Alan Brooke], Bernard Freyberg [former Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces in Greece], and Sir Edward Marsh.Also includes some source material including: a report by the Joint...
Dates: Jul 1948 - Jan 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Chapter 18 "Syria"., Mar 1949 - Oct 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/220
Scope and Contents

Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 18 entitled "Syria". Annotated with notes and suggestions by various people including: WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, Charles Wood, [George] Gordon Allen, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, CSC, Randolph Churchill and [1st Lord] Wavell.Also includes a letter from [Major-General Sir Robert] Laycock with notes on the Commando action on the Litani river [Lebanon] and typed transcripts of telegrams from WSC and Wavell (dating to 1941).

Dates: Mar 1949 - Oct 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Chapter 19 "General Wavell's Final Effort 'Battleaxe'"., Apr 1948 - Oct 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/221A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 19 entitled "General Wavell's Final Effort 'Battleaxe'". Annotated with notes and suggestions by various people including: WSC, Denis Kelly, [1st Lord] Ismay, CSC, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, ?1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Field Marshal Alan Brooke], [George] Gordon Allen, William Deakin, and Charles Wood.Also includes: correspondence from Ismay (3) and Pownall...
Dates: Apr 1948 - Oct 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Chapter 20 "The Soviet Nemesis"., Nov 1948 - Sep 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/222A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 20 entitled "The Soviet Nemesis". Annotated with notes and suggestions by various people including: WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, Charles Wood, CSC, Sir Edward Marsh and ?1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Field Marshal Alan Brooke].Also includes a transcript of an account by "Jock" [John] Colville of a weekend at Chequers [Buckinghamshire] with WSC on 21 June [1941] and a letter from Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall giving information about...
Dates: Nov 1948 - Sep 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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