Colville, John Rupert, Sir, 1915 - 1987 (Knight, civil servant)
- Existence: 1915 - 1987
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Diaries covering Colville's time as Assistant Private Secretary to Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, and Clement Attlee.
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 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.