Colville, John Rupert, Sir, 1915 - 1987 (Knight, civil servant)
- Existence: 1915 - 1987
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Diaries, 1939-09-10 - 1957
Diaries covering Colville's time as Assistant Private Secretary to Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, and Clement Attlee.
"Letters about Jock's address", 1987-09 - 1988-01
MS speeches, 1986-08 - 1988-11
Subjects include: the Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund; MS's memories of D-Day; her memories of Winston Churchill (for the Churchill Society, Toronto, Canada, 1987); the memorial service for Sir John Colville, 1988; the work of the Churchill Memorial Trust; the 50th anniversary of the WRVS (Women's Royal Voluntary Service), 1988; tribute to the journalist Sam White, Paris correspondent for the Evening Standard; the work of AJEX [The Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women].
The Papers of Sir John Colville
The material held at Churchill Archives Centre mainly consists of Colville's diaries. They provide an insight into the decision-making of three Prime Ministers and the meetings held with other top officials, as well as the lives of key figures during World War II, and its aftermath.
- Archival Object 3
- Collection 1
- Second World War (1939-1945) 2
- Armed forces 1
- Battle of Britain (1940) 1
- Conferences 1
- Diplomacy 1
- Foreign policy 1
- Government policy 1
- International relations 1
- Military operations 1
- Monarchy 1
- Politics 1
- Western Europe 1 ∧ less