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Lady Churchill's letters to Sir Winston, 1944-06 - 1944-12, 1945-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 1/28

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: Churchill's flight to Malta [on his way to the Yalta Conference], January 1945; searching for a new house in London [28 Hyde Park Gate]; the suspense of the D-Day landings; Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames]'s ATS [Auxiliary Territorial Service] battery firing at V-1 rockets; Clementine's difficult relationship with Randolph Churchill; the rudeness of General Charles de Gaulle; visits to Chequers [Buckinghamshire], including one from Henry Morgenthau, Secretary of the United States Treasury; news from Washington via 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken], particularly of Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to President Roosevelt] being improved in health but having difficulties in his marriage; 'Jock' John Colville [Assistant Private Secretary to Churchill] having an eye infection; the success of the campaign in Europe; warning Churchill not to talk about the Communists in Greece using women and children as human shields.

Also includes Clementine's typescript diary, September 1944, from the Second Quebec Conference [Octagon], particularly relating to: Churchill's health; their journey to Quebec [Canada]; Clementine's broadcast with Eleanor Roosevelt; various social events; a visit to the Roosevelts at Hyde Park, including meeting the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII] and Harry Hopkins, and destroying a sketch of Churchill by Paul Maze in the President's museum.


  • Creation: 1944-06 - 1944-12
  • Creation: 1945-01

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 14:47:01.843000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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