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Public and Political: General: Various: "I guarded Winston" by Ex-Inspector Walter Thompson: typescript., 1939 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/494A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes a typescript of Ex-Inspector Walter Thompson's book about his experiences working for WSC between 1939 and 1945 covering subjects and events including: WSC as First Lord of the Admiralty and as Prime Minister; WSC's visits to Chequers [Buckinghamshire]; WSC's habits including methods of working and writing speeches; WSC's illnesses during the war; wartime events including the Battle of Britain, the Atlantic Charter, WSC's visits to Washington [United States] and Moscow [Soviet Union], the wartime conferences at Yalta [Soviet Union], Cairo [Egypt], Quebec [Canada] and Teheran [Iran], D Day, WSC's meetings with President Roosevelt and Stalin; and the set up of WSC's Map Room and War Room [the Cabinet War Rooms].Also includes notes of amendments requested by WSC and John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC].


  • Creation: 1939 - 1945

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2 file(s) (2 files (294 loose folios))

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