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Official: War Cabinet, 1917 - 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27

Scope and Contents

The War Cabinet papers contain mainly of printed material, and some notes and correspondence. Although WSC did not become a member of the War Cabinet, he was present at some of its meetings and served on some of its committees. The papers in this class consist of papers produced or acquired by WSC which do not arise directly out of his functions as Minister of Munitions and Secretary of State for War and Air. There is, however, some overlap with the papers in CHAR 15 (Official: Munitions) and CHAR 16 (Official: War and Air).The papers consist mainly of War Cabinet papers on various subjects relating to the progress and conduct of the war. Subjects covered include: military production, summaries of the war situation, recruitment and the situation in the Soviet Union. There are also papers relating to the War Cabinet committees such as the Air Raids Committee, the Restriction of Imports Committee and the War Priorities Committee plus a series of "Foreign Office cables" (copies of telegrams from representatives of the Foreign Office) and weekly intelligence reports.


  • 1917 - 1919

Conditions Governing Access

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.

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