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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on a number of immediate post-war issues (includes copies of wartime documents)., Jan 1940 - Oct 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/3

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Prime Minister Clement Attlee (15) on subjects including questions in Parliament about raw materials for atomic weapons and secret agreements with Belgium, Holland and Brazil, and also on decorations for wartime service ; Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] (2); Norman Tucker [Private Secretary to Chancellor of the Exchequer Hugh Dalton]; Robert Brand [Representative of HM Treasury in Washington, United States] (2); Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Attlee], Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States], John Colville (3) and Paul Beards [Assistant Private Secretaries to Attlee], and Henry Morgenthau [former United States Secretary to the Treasury] on Morgenthau's request for permission to publish the text of the Quebec [Canada] agreement on the post-war treatment of Germany; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann]; John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to Attlee]; Home Secretary [James Chuter-Ede]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Kathleen Hill, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], and Elizabeth Layton; and 1951 notes by Denis Kelly [literary assistant to WSC].Subjects covered by the file include: the shutting down of "Lend-Lease" and the "Sterling gap"; the Potsdam Conference [Berlin, Germany]; the German-Polish border; the atomic bomb; atomic energy; publishing 1940 documents in relation to a case involving a US officer, Tyler Kent; the War Medal and Campaign Stars.Also includes: details of Conservative ministers retaining and losing seats in the 1945 election; copy of a statement by Attlee on Lend-Lease; copy of relevant part of the Quebec Agreement initialled by President Roosevelt and WSC; copy of statement by WSC on the atom bomb; Attlee's report on Potsdam including details of agreements on Germany, Konigsberg [Germany, later Kaliningrad, Soviet Union], Austria, Poland, war criminals, and the United Nations; copies of 1940 telegrams from Roosevelt and WSC on the naval blockade of Britain; and confidential reports on war medals and stars.


  • Creation: Jan 1940 - Oct 1945

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1 file(s) (160 loose folios)

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