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British Naval Intelligence Papers, mainly of Donald McLachlan and Patrick Beesly.

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MLBE
Scope and Contents

The collection includes: McLachlan's papers for "Room 39"; Beesly's papers for "Very Special Intelligence" and for "Very Special Admiral"; and papers of Commander Lloyd Hirst, an intelligence officer.

Dates: 1926 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Day files of Sir Malcolm Robertson, Chairman of the British Council 1942-5

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRCO
Scope and Contents

The correspondence reveals Sir Malcolm's close contact with the Foreign Service, Parliament and University circles as well as depicting something of the daily routine of the British Council. The range of British Council activities is clearly illustrated as is its contribution towards the war effort.

Dates: 1942 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Memoirs of the Preparation of the Home Office War Book by Ronald Wells

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WELL
Scope and Contents

Wells describes his role in the compilation and maintenance of the Home Office War Book. He also relates anecdotes about key figures such as Warren Fisher as well as staff including Sir Joseph Ball and Lawrence Burgis.

Dates: 1935 - 1939
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Metals Society

Reference Code: GBR/0014/METL
Scope and Contents

British Intelligence Objectives Sub-committee and Combined Intelligence Objectives
Sub-committee reports on German and Japanese war industry.

Dates: 1939 - 1952
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Microfilm copies of "ULTRA" signals

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ULTR
Scope and Contents

Consisting of intelligence from intercepted enemy communications, forwarded from the Admiralty to Allied Commands, "Cairo Series", June 1942-September 1943.

Generally being decrypts from the Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, using the Enigma machine. The Enigma signals were given a special security classification, "MSS" (Most Secret Source) or "ULTRA".

Dates: 1942-06 - 1943-09
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Notes of Two Conversations with Lord Brimelow

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BIMO
Scope and Contents The topics of discussion follow a roughly chronological timetable of the events of 1945. Topics discussed during the first conversation were Poland, Yalta (February 1945), Lord Brimelow's first day at the Foreign Office, the Foreign Office and problems with Russia in 1945, the repatriation of Soviet citizens after the Second World War, Anglo-Soviet relations in 1945, the organization of the Foreign Office, Foreign Office personnel and individuals, Anglo-American co-operation, Communist...
Dates: 1982-04-20 - 1982-04-21
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Papers of Admiral Sir Algernon U. Willis

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WLLS
Scope and Contents

Includes material relating to Willis' naval career, including material relating to World War Two

Dates: 1905 - 1976
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Papers of Douglas E Ritchie and Noel Newsome

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NERI
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to their work in European Service of the BBC during World War II.

Dates: 1939 - 1962
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Personal Papers of Lieutenant-General Sir Alexander Galloway

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GLWY
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence with colleagues from the Eighth Army, historians and key figures from World War II.

Dates: 1958 - 1975
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Photographs from World War II

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GWDA
Scope and Contents

Official wartime British photographs, including the Quebec, Cairo and Teheran Conferences and Chiang Kai Shek.

Dates: 1943
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Reminiscences of Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Gretton

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GRTN
Scope and Contents

Unpublished memoirs of Admiral Gretton, based on his occasional diaries, photo albums, naval papers and family histories, and particularly concentrating on the earlier and later years of Gretton's career.

Dates: 1979 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: A digital surrogate of the volume is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Scottish Soldier": the Autobiography of Major-General Douglas Wimberley

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WIMB
Scope and Contents

Churchill Archives Centre holds excerpts from volume one and a complete copy of volume two of the autobiography. Subjects covered include Wimberley's service in the First World War, between the wars and during the Second World War.

Dates: 1973
Conditions Governing Access: The autobiography is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Sir Arthur Pedder's Memoirs of World War II

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PEDR
Scope and Contents In 1977 Sir Jock Colville suggested that Churchill Archives Centre should approach Sir Arthur Pedder about his memoirs of World War II. Corelli Barnett (the then Keeper of the Archives Centre) did so and the Archives Centre staff then recorded Pedder's memoirs on tape and transcribed them. Captain Stephen Roskill and Sir Arthur Pedder were then sent the transcript to check. The transcript does not seem to have ever been re-typed to include their corrections so they remain clear in PEDR 2....
Dates: 1939 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: The transcript is open (please consult staff about access to the tapes) for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College,
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The Autobiography of Captain Hank Rotherham

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RTHM
Scope and Contents

This autobiography is typed with some handwritten annotations. Rotherham deals with his early years in the opening pages and briefly summarises his life after leaving the navy in the last pages. The core of his autobiography is about his life in the British Royal Navy.

Dates: 1906 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Bickersteth War Diaries and the Papers of John Burgon Bickersteth

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BICK
Scope and Contents

The 17 volumes cover both World Wars and comprise letters home from the front, accounts of particular events by individual family members, photographs and postcards as well as newspaper clippings and telegrams. They provide a unique perspective on the war years both from those who fought abroad and those who remained at home in Canterbury.

The papers of John Bickersteth are photocopies of correspondence and reports to Maurice Hankey on Canadian affairs (1932 - 1940).

Dates: 1914 - 1972
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Conference Diaries of Flight Sergeant G. Green

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GREE
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of notebooks containing diaries of the Atlantic Meeting, Washington, Quebec, Cairo and Yalta conferences. Green tends to record events from his own day but when relevant these include encounters with Churchill and other key figures.

Dates: 1941 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Diaries of Fedor Minorsky (alias Theodor Harris)

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HARS
Scope and Contents

These files mostly consist of drafts, in French and in English, of Minorsky's account of his escape in 1942.

Dates: 1940 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Journal of Major H. A. Fowle

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FWLE
Scope and Contents These two volumes describe Fowle's journey to Malta in 1941. He travelled on MV Georgic from Gourock in Scotland. He describes daily life on board the Georgic until it arrives in Port Tewfik, Egypt on 7 July and he disembarks the following day. The entry for 15 July includes the news that the Georgic has been bombed by the Germans and Fowle must now await instructions. July and August are spent in Cairo waiting to be moved and during this time the journal is particularly limited to...
Dates: 1941-05-18 - 1941-11-12
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Memoirs of Admiral Sir Manley Power

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MANP
Scope and Contents

Annotated typescript covering Power's career, particularly on his work with Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Admiral Sir John Cunningham [Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, from 1943] on the invasion of Sicily and Italy, his work with Admiral Sir Philip Vian and with Admiral 1st Lord Mountbatten. Includes further notes on Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham.

Dates: 1960-08 - 1980-08
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Memoirs of Stanley J Sime

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SIME
Scope and Contents

Naval memoirs, 1928-46

Dates: 1972-08 - 1972
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Memoirs of the Reverend Evelyn Chavasse

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CVSS
Scope and Contents "Business in Great Waters: War Memories of a Semi-Sailor". Unpublished naval memoirs written in 1980. These memoirs cover the period in which Chavasse played a particularly active role in World War II. The memoirs begin with his command of HMS Broadway (formerly the USS Hunt), the early engineering problems and escorting convoys across the North Atlantic from Londonderry to Newfoundland. They also cover the period when Chavasse served under Admiral Sir Max Horton, encounters with...
Dates: 1942 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Memoirs of Vice-Admiral Sir William Robson

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RBSN
Scope and Contents

"My naval life", with photocopies of photographs of Robson's family and the ships he served on

Dates: 1990-08
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Naval Radar Trust Associated Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NVRT AS
Scope and Contents

These are papers and photographs which were created and collected by those associated with the Naval Radar Trust.

Dates: 1928 - 1988
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of A V Alexander

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AVAR
Scope and Contents

The papers of A V Alexander include personal papers; parliamentary and political papers and correspondence; material relating to the Protestant movement and the Co-operative movement; literary material (including speech notes), plus film and photographic material.

Dates: 1903 - 1991
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CUNN
Scope and Contents The collection held at Churchill College includes a typescript copy of the book by Oliver Warner "Cunningham of Hyndhope, Admiral of the Fleet; A Memoir" and many of the letters and reminiscences used in Warner's research (Sections 1-3); additional Cunningham correspondence (Sections 5 and 6); material relating to 'A Sailor's Odyssey' (Cunningham's autobiography, Section 4); and Commander McHattie's reminiscences of Cunningham and article on HMS Chakla in 1979 (Section 7). The collection is...
Dates: 1928 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Royal Navy 15
Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian) 10
Churchill, Clementine Ogilvy Spencer (1885-1977, née Hozier, Baroness Spencer-Churchill of Chartwell) 3
Roskill, Stephen Wentworth, 1903 - 1982 (naval historian) 3
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Ramsay, Bertram Home, Sir, 1883 - 1945 (Knight, Admiral) 2
Albu, Austen Harry, 1903 - 1994 (engineer and Member of Parliament) 1
Alexander, Albert Victor, 1885 - 1965 (1st Earl Alexander of Hillsborough, politician) 1
Army 1
Backhouse, Roger Roland Charles, Sir, 1878 - 1939 (Knight, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Barker, Ralph, 1917 (writer) 1
Barnett, Correlli Douglas, 1927-2022 (author and historian) 1
Barry, Philip Stuart Milner, Sir (1906-1995, Knight and codebreaker) 1
Batey, Mavis Lilian, 1921 - 2013 (nee Lever, wartime codebreaker and garden campaigner) 1
Belgion, Harold Montgomery, 1892 - 1973 (author) 1
Belisha, Leslie Hore (1893-1957, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha of Devonport, politician) 1
Bevin, Ernest, 1881 - 1951 (statesman and Trade Union Leader) 1
Bickersteth, Ella, 1858 - 1940 (wife of Samuel Bickersteth) 1
Bickersteth, John Burgon, 1888 - 1979 (academic and poet) 1
Bickersteth, Julian, 1885 - 1962 (chaplain) 1
Bickersteth, Morris, 1891 - 1916 (soldier) 1
Bickersteth, Ralph, 1894 - 1989 (soldier) 1
Bickersteth, Samuel, 1857 - 1937 (chaplain) 1
Binney, Frederick George, Sir, 1900 - 1972 (Knight, explorer) 1
Bowen, Edward George, 1911 - 1991 (radiophysicist) 1
Bower, Robert Tatton, 1894 - 1975 (Commander Royal Navy) 1
Brendon, Piers, 1940 (historian and author) 1
Brimelow, Thomas, 1915 - 1995 (Baron Brimelow of Tyldesley) 1
British Council 1
Broome, John Egerton, 1901 - 1985 (Captain) 1
Bufton, Sydney Osbourne, 1908 - 1993 (Air Vice-Marshal) 1
Burgis, Lawrence Franklin, 1892 - 1972 (civil servant) 1
Buzzard, Anthony Wass, Sir, 1902 - 1972 (2nd Baronet, Rear-Admiral) 1
Cadogan, Alexander George Montagu, Sir, 1884 - 1968 (Knight, diplomat) 1
Cecil, James Edward Hubert Gascoyne (1861-1947, 4th Marquess of Salisbury, politician) 1
Channel 4 Television 1
Chapman, Guy Patterson, 1889 - 1972 (historian) 1
Chavasse, Evelyn Henry, 1906 - 1991 (vicar) 1
Christie, Malcolm Grahame, 1881 - 1971 (Intelligence Officer) 1
Churchill College 1
Clarke, William Francis, 1883 - 1961 (Intelligence Officer) 1
Cockcroft, John Douglas, Sir, 1897 - 1967 (Knight, nuclear physicist and first Master of Churchill College) 1
Collins, Joseph Edward, 1916 - 1998 (Flight-Lieutenant, doctor) 1
Colville, John Rupert, Sir, 1915 - 1987 (Knight, civil servant) 1
Condren, William Joseph, 1900 - 1975 (photographer) 1
Conservative Party 1
Courtenay, William, 1896 - 1960 (journalist) 1
Crooke, Henry Ralph, Sir, 1875 - 1952 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Cunningham, Andrew Brown, 1883 - 1963 (1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Davies, Geralt Wyn (b ? 1943,) 1
Davis, William Wellclose, Sir, 1901 - 1987 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Denniston, Alexander Guthrie, 1881 - 1961 (Intelligence Officer) 1
Ditcham, Anthony G F, 1923 (sailor) 1
Donovan, William J, 1883 - 1959 (Major-General) 1
Drax, Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett, Sir (Ernle-Erle-, 1880-1967, Knight, Admiral) 1
Eade, Charles Stanley, 1903 - 1964 (journalist and newspaper editor) 1
Edelsten, John Hereward, Sir, 1891 - 1966 (Knight, Vice-Admiral) 1
Edward, VIII, 1894 - 1972 (King of Great Britain and Ireland, afterwards Duke of Windsor) 1
Fell, Walter, 1857 - 1934 (doctor) 1
Fell, William Richmond, 1897 - 1981 (Captain) 1
Fisher, William Wordsworth, Sir, 1875 - 1937 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Foreign Office 1
Fowle, H (. A., fl 1941, Major RA) 1
Galloway, Alexander, Sir, 1895 - 1977 (Knight, Lieutenant-General) 1
Graham, Angus Edward Malise Bontine Cunninghame, Sir (1893-1981, Knight, Admiral) 1
Green, Geoffrey, 1919 (Flight Sergeant, Clerk) 1
Gretton, Peter William, Sir, 1912 - 1992 (Knight, Vice-Admiral) 1
Gridley, John Crandon, 1904 - 1968 (economic adviser) 1
Hall, William Reginald, Sir, 1870 - 1943 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Hallett, Cecil Charles Hughes, Sir (1898-1985, Knight, Vice-Admiral) 1
Hallett, John Hughes (1901-1972, Vice-Admiral) 1
Hampton, Philip G (b ? 1910, Major RA) 1
Hartley, Harold Brewer, Sir, 1878 - 1972 (Knight, physical chemist) 1
Hugill, John Antony Crawford, 1916 - 1987 (member of 30 Assault Unit) 1
ID25, Intelligence Division of Naval Staff, 1917- 1
Jacob, Edward Ian Claud, Sir, 1899 - 1993 (Knight, Lieutenant-General) 1
Johnston, Clarence Dinsmore Howard (1903-1996, Rear-Admiral) 1
Jones, John Edward Lennard, Sir (1894-1954, Knight, scientist) 1
Kennedy, Aubrey Leo, 1885 - 1965 (diplomatic correspondent) 1
Keynes, Richard Darwin, 1919 - 2010 (Professor of Physiology) 1
Labour Party 1
Lewin, George Ronald, 1914 - 1984 (military historian) 1
Lloyd, Blanche Isabella, 1880 - 1969 (née Lascelles, wife of 1st Baron Lloyd of Dolobran) 1
Lloyd, George Ambrose, 1879 - 1941 (1st Baron Lloyd of Dolobran) 1
MacDougall, George Donald Alastair, Sir, 1912 - 2004 (Knight, economist) 1
Macrae, Robert Stuart, c1900 - c1980 (mechanical engineer) 1
Megaw, Eric Stanley, 1908 - 1956 (physicist, developer of the magnetron) 1
Metals Society 1
Ministry of Labour 1
Minorsky, Theodore Fedor, 1916 - 1950 (soldier, pseudonym Theodor Harris) 1
Montgomery, Bernard Law, 1887 - 1976 (1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Field Marshal) 1
Moore, John Evelyn, 1921 (Captain) 1
Naval Radar Trust 1
Newsome, Noel, 1906 - 1976 (broadcaster) 1
O'Gowan, Eric Edward, 1895 - 1969 (Major- General) 1
Office of Strategic Services 1
Onslow, Nina Edith, 1922 - 2006 (née Sturdee, 2nd wife of 6th Earl of Onslow and Private Secretary to Sir Winston Churchill) 1
Pedder, Arthur Reid, Sir, 1904 - 1995 (Knight, Vice-Admiral) 1
Power, Manley Laurence, Sir, 1904 - 1981 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Ritchie, Douglas, 1905 - 1967 (broadcaster) 1
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