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Literary: 'The Second World War': Volume 5 'Closing the Ring': Source material: Directives File (printed War Cabinet papers), 21 Jul-21 Oct 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAQ/2/3/66

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Many files relate to ‘The Second World War’ and include correspondence with WSC’s literary assistants (William Deakin and Denis Kelly), Henry Pownall (military consultant), George Gordon Allen (naval consultant) and other consultants including Hastings Ismay and Isaiah Berlin. Also includes war-time documents which were source material for ‘The Second World War’.


  • Creation: 21 Jul-21 Oct 1943

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.


1 folder(s) (8 items)

External Documents

Custodial History

These items are stamped with a “W.S.C.” stamp, so were part of the Churchill papers which were stamped by the Public Record Office in 1961-1964. On cataloguing these items were attached to pieces of paper annotated “4/310" [CHUR 4/310].

Related Materials

Related to the Churchill Papers [from CHUR 4/310]. Particularly related to CHUR 4/310/105-107, other printed War Cabinet papers labelled "Directives File" and a note from Denis Kelly about directives being printed, 1943 and Jan 1951.

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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