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General Strike, 1926-05 - 1926-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/4/7
Scope and Contents

Includes: letter from LSA to his constituency (Sparkbrook, Birmingham [Warwickshire]), explaining why he could not leave London, and putting the Government position on the strike; issue of the British Gazette; issue of the Birmingham Central strike bulletin; issues of Punch, produced during and after the strike; Conservative and Unionist Central Office hints for speakers on the strike.

Dates: 1926-05 - 1926-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Official: Cabinet: General Strike., 01 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/141
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the General Strike, including: draft statements on the Government position; Walter Citrine, Acting Secretary, Trades Union Congress (2); notes on the Special Constabulary; Frederick Britten Austin on broadcasting coverage (2); Frederick Guest on broadcasting and Union strike pay (2); Reginald Hoare; a copy of the Birmingham Trade Union Strike Bulletin; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the need to use the Special Constabulary and the Territorial...
Dates: 01 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and political: newspapers relating to the General Strike., May 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/149
Scope and Contents From the Series: The papers in this class relate to WSC's activities as a person in public life other than those as MP for a particular constituency or as a Minister, and the class inevitably forms a miscellany of papers of widely differing kinds and value. They include notes and correspondence with colleagues, acquaintances, and the general public, on topics of contemporary general interest, on party political matters, and on appointments to various positions, together with invitations to speak at meetings...
Dates: May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Papers relating to the 1984/5 miners' strike (4), 1984

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 1/12/26
Scope and Contents Includes: memorandum from John Redwood (Head, PM's Policy Unit) on the miners' and dock strikes, August 1984; copy of letter from Ian MacGregor (Chairman, National Coal Board) to (Lionel) "Len" Murray (General Secretary, Trades Union Congress), August 1984; list of profitable and non-profitable pits, September 1984; memorandum from Redwood on the coal industry, September 1984; copies of MT's correspondence with David Hart, Jack Peel and Lord (Harold) Watkinson relating to the...
Dates: 1984
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in October 2014 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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General files on political issues, 1924-04 - 1948-08

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/4/11
Scope and Contents Includes: Unionist Central Office hints for speakers on the budget (April 1924 and May 1925), general progress from November 1924 to spring 1925, unemployment, general progress from November 1924 to August 1925, the coal dispute, General Strike and the Unemployment Insurance Act; copy of Hansard on debates over the frontiers of Iraq, naval commitments to the League of Nations, and a vote of censure against the Government; report and notes on the appointment of ex-servicemen to the civil...
Dates: 1924-04 - 1948-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Public and Political: General: The British Gazette: souvenirs., 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/148
Scope and Contents

Includes a souvenir volume of the British Gazette published during the General Strike and a photograph of a luncheon of those involved in publishing the newspaper.

Dates: 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence A-C., Oct 1951 - Jul 1962

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/127A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Reid, Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Scotland] on WSC's visit there in 1952; David Pitblado [Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden] (3); Frank Glaves-Smith [Principal Private Secretary to President of the Board of Trade]; Konrad Adenauer [Federal Chancellor of Germany]; Sir Frederick Hoyer Millar [later 1st Lord Inchrya, British Ambassador to West Germany, later part of Germany]; John Perrin, [Principal] Private Secretary to Minister of...
Dates: Oct 1951 - Jul 1962
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence C-D., Aug 1949 - Dec 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/95A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 5th Lord Munster [earlier Geoffrey FitzClarence], George [Hubback], Metropolitan of India and Bishop of Calcutta (3), and Desmond Crawley (High Commission, Calcutta), on Anglo-Indians educating their children in the UK; 1st Lord Sandford [earlier Albert Edmondson, Chairman] of the Carlton Club (2); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (5); Clifford Hood, President, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation; Robert...
Dates: Aug 1949 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 May 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/149/2
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Edition of the "Times" with editorial and reports on the General Strike.

Dates: 07 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 08 May 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/149/3
Scope and Contents

Edition of the "Times" with editorial and reports on the General Strike.

Dates: 08 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 07 May 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/149/4
Scope and Contents

Edition of the "Evening News" containing news of the General Strike.

Dates: 07 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 08 May 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/149/5
Scope and Contents

Edition of the "Daily Mirror" containing editorial and reports on the General Strike.

Dates: 08 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 08 May 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/149/6
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Edition of the "Daily Mail" with leading article and reports on the General Strike.

Dates: 08 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 09 May 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/149/7
Scope and Contents

Edition of the "Observer" with leading article and reports on the General Strike.

Dates: 09 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 10 Jun 1927

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/152/94-95
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to H A Gwynne on the award of honours to printers and others who worked on the "British Gazette" during the General Strike and WSC's memories of the strike. Typescript copy.

Dates: 10 Jun 1927
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 08 May 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/149/8-9
Scope and Contents

Edition of the "Saturday Review" with leading article on the General Strike.

Dates: 08 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/148/1
Scope and Contents

Souvenir volume of the British Gazette in miniature comprising facsimiles of all editions of the British Gazette covering the period of the General Strike and giving information about the government's actions to counteract the strike. Printed.

Dates: 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Supply and Transport Committee: conclusions 11 - 34., 29 Apr 1926 - 27 Jul 1927

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/128
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the support of civil power during the General Strike; emergency mobilisation; the emergency electricity and food supply; special constables; emergency fuel supplies; dock arrangements; picketing; volunteer labour; coal imports; a review of Emergency Organisation after the General Strike.

Dates: 29 Apr 1926 - 27 Jul 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 May 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/147/92-93
Scope and Contents

Article from the "New Statesman" entitled "Should we hang Mr Churchill or not?" attacking WSC's belligerent attitude during the General Strike. Sent with the original of CHAR 2/147/90-91. Another copy at CHAR 2/147/108.

Dates: 22 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 25 Sep 1928

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/159/144
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Letter from Lady Oxford and Asquith [earlier Margot Asquith] (The Wharf, Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire) to WSC congratulating him on his speech [in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire] attacking David Lloyd George's conduct during the General Strike.

Dates: 25 Sep 1928
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), [1926]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/148/2
Scope and Contents

Photograph of a luncheon party attended by those involved in the publication of the British Gazette [during the General Strike] including WSC. Annotated on the reverse "Miss [Clarice] Fisher to keep (British Gazette luncheon)".

Dates: [1926]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Nov 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/147/167-173
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Sir James Hawkey blaming trade union extremists and Russian Bolshevik influences for the recent severe industrial unrest, including the General Strike, and expressing the Government's determination to defeat these forces. Carbon typescript copy.

Dates: 16 Nov 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 26 May 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/147/90-91
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Chartwell) to Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham] enclosing an article from the "New Statesman" [see CHAR 2/147/92-93] and asking whether Hogg agrees that the assertion in it that WSC called for the military to be used in the General Strike is libellous. Signed typescript copy. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/147/106-107.

Dates: 26 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Official: Treasury: minutes and papers on the Trade Disputes Bill and the Civil Service., 11 Feb 1927 - 31 Mar 1927

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/68
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir Russell Scott [Controller, Treasury]; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer].Also includes cutting from the Daily Telegraph.Subjects covered by the file include: civil servants joining the General Strike and being affiliated to the TUC; proposed legislation on the affiliation of civil service associations to outside industrial and political bodies.

Dates: 11 Feb 1927 - 31 Mar 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 May 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/147/88
Scope and Contents

Resolution supporting the Government passed by a meeting of working women at Grays [Essex]). Sent with CHAR 2/147/87.

Dates: 05 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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