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Lady Churchill's letters to Sir Winston , 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 1/26

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: Clementine's Red Cross Aid to Russia Fund; the changes to Churchill's War Cabinet, and Clementine's view that it would be better to leave 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] out of it and have Sir [Richard] Stafford Cripps instead; her distress about Randolph Churchill joining a parachute unit [part of the SAS, Special Air Service] rather than rejoining his regiment, because of the anxiety it would cause Churchill; Churchill's visit to Washington [United States], June 1942; opening a YWCA centre for munitions workers in Birmingham and the need to raise money for them, the ATS [Auxiliary Territorial Service] and WAAF [Women's Auxiliary Air Force]; Churchill's journey to Cairo [Egypt], for the reorganisation of the Middle East command and then on to Moscow [Soviet Union], August 1942; a clumsy speech by Nancy, Lady Astor [to a United Nations rally, stating that the Russians were fighting for themselves rather than for the Allies]; having to miss Churchill being awarded the freedom of Edinburgh [Scotland], Oct 1942.


  • Creation: 1942

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

With the exception of the staff wages books in CSCT 9/1, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2004-03-24 14:45:40.747000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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