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Transcript of interview: Beryl Juchau, 2017

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 160

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.


  • Creation: 2017


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.

Biographical / Historical

Beryl Juchau, née Eastop, joined the Foreign Office in 1939, (just after leaving school). After a brief spell in the Foreign Office Library, she moved to the Cypher Room, 1940-44, then worked as a Cypher Officer at the British Embassy in Washington [United States] for the rest of the war, from June 1944-March 1946.

After a month at Geneva [Switzerland] working at the British Consulate on behalf of the UNRRA Conference, June-July 1946 , she returned to the Foreign Office Cypher Room, 1946-48 , but had to resign on her marriage to Ronald Juchau, in August 1948 . She then accompanied Juchau on his subsequent postings, including: Oslo [Norway], 1948-51; Budapest [Hungary], 1951-53; Lisbon [Portugal], 1953-56; Benghazi [Libya], 1956-58; home posting, 1958-62; Milan [Italy],1962-66 ; Detroit, 1966-69; Barcelona [Spain], 1969-73 ; home posting, 1973-77; Alicante, 1977-79.

Beryl Juchau died on 21 December 2018.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials



Juchau, Beryl, c 1921-2018, née Eastop, wife of Ronald Juchau

Finding aid date

2017-08-29 09:35:38.253000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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