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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.


  • 2017


Conditions Governing Access

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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