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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 186 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 01 Mar 1941 - 06 Mar 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/32-33
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Minutes [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on "Spitfire" losses, WSC broadcasting on the need for scientists for radar work, and differences in army figures between WSC and [Sir James] Grigg [Secretary of State for War]. [Copies; given running numbers 247a, 248, and 249].

Dates: 01 Mar 1941 - 06 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Feb 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/41
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Minute from "F.A.L." [F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] (Offices of the War Cabinet, Great George Street) to WSC on experiments with searchlights on aircraft. Typescript of annotation by WSC to "C.A.S." [Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sir Charles Portal]: "Pray consider this". [annotated copy; given running number 245].

Dates: 26 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jan 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/83
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Minute [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC attaching a draft minute to the First Lord of the Admiralty [A V Alexander, later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] on research on measures to impede enemy "R.D.F." [radar] methods. [Copy; given running number 221].

Dates: 29 Jan 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Jan 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/95
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(Untitled), 21 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258B/161
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Minute [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the possibility of shooting down a "Queen Bee" [training aircraft] with "P.E." [photo-electric fuzes] and "U.P." [unrotated projectile weapons]. [Copy; given running number 282].

Dates: 21 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258B/172
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Minutes [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] (Great George Street [London]) to WSC on imports and food stocks, referring to "W.P.(R) (41) 31", and fuzes for high level bombing. [annotated copies; given running numbers 288 and 289].

Dates: 30 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 May 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258B/177
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Minutes [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the use of the "U.P." [unrotated projectile] weapon as a means of daylight defence for bombers and destroying Iraqi oil-fields. [Copies; given running numbers 291 and 291A].

Dates: 02 May 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1941 - 09 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/245-247
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Minutes [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the idea of WSC writing a letter to the managing director of a particular firm, producing weapons which effectively deal with tanks and aircraft, countering radio beam bombing, and comparing RAF, and German and Italian air force strengths in the Middle East and Mediterranean. [Copies; given running numbers 334, 335, 336, and 337].

Dates: 08 Jul 1941 - 09 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/253
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Minutes [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on torpedo output, attacking German oil (referring to "W.P. (41) 162"), the Whittle engine trials, and call-sign evidence from German aeroplanes on the Russian front. [Copies; given running numbers 345, 346 and 347].

Dates: 12 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/254
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Minutes [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on an intelligence mistake in WSC's "Blue Book" and German high explosive bombs. [Copies; given running numbers 348 and 349].

Dates: 14 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Jul 1941 - 23 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/257-262
Scope and Contents Series of minutes from [1st Lord] Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on: 1. a shortfall in production of Vickers 0.5 inch ammunition, attaching a draft minute to [1st] Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken, Minister of Supply] with WSC's annotation in typescript; 2. burning crops with "razzles" [?bombs]; 3. the number of German aircraft operating and their losses; 4. German oil stocks and synthetic plant; 5. attaching a draft minute on factories...
Dates: 16 Jul 1941 - 23 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Jul 1941 - 31 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/264-269
Scope and Contents Series of minutes [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on: 1. rigid against flexible rationing for various food stuffs, attaching a draft minute to Minister of Food [1st Lord Woolton, earlier Frederick Marquis]; 2. methods of ordering; 3. [1st] Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken, Minister of Supply] and gas; 4. attaching a draft minute to the Minister of Aircraft Production [John Moore-Brabazon, later 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara] on...
Dates: 25 Jul 1941 - 31 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Aug 1941 - 08 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/270-271
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Minutes [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on methods for ships to send wireless messages with only a slight risk of being located, maintaining "normal amenities" such as brewery plant, and dropping sabotage devices in occupied territory. [Copies; given running numbers 368, 369, 370, and 371].

Dates: 07 Aug 1941 - 08 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Aug 1941 - 20 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/272-278
Scope and Contents Series of minutes [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on: 1. shipping from the United States to the Red Sea; 2. anti-tank bombs; 3. "Mutton" and "A.I." squadrons; 4. a paper by [1st] Lord Weir [Director-General of Explosives, Ministry of Supply] on controlling the requirements of the Services; 5. attaching a draft note to Secretary of State for Air [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] on equipping aerodromes with blind...
Dates: 15 Aug 1941 - 20 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Aug 1941 - 29 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/279-289
Scope and Contents Series of minutes [mainly from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant to WSC] on subjects including: 1. attaching a draft letter to [1st] Lord Weir [Director-General of Explosives, Ministry of Supply] on production and industrial policy; 2. munition and aircraft output; 3. [1st] Lord Hankey's [Paymaster-General] paper on skilled radio personnel; 4. the Jefferis bomb for aerial attacks on tanks, addressed to Secretary of State for Air [Sir Archibald...
Dates: 20 Aug 1941 - 29 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Sep 1941 - 04 Sep 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/290-293
Scope and Contents Series of minutes [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on: 1. a joint purchase by the United Kingdom and the United States of rubber for the Soviet Union; 2. aircraft production; 3. rubber for the Soviet Union; 4. attaching a draft minute to the Minister of Supply [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] on filling Jefferis bombs ("Puff Balls") at the expense of "Sticky" bombs; 5. attaching a draft minute to General [Hastings]...
Dates: 01 Sep 1941 - 04 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Sep 1941 - 10 Sep 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/294-302
Scope and Contents Series of minutes [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on: 1. RAF bomb requirements; 2. methods for increasing aircraft production, referring to a meeting arranged for 4 September; 3. United States aircraft production; 4. the import programme, commenting on estimates, use of shipping, materials and manufactures, and food; 5. the "points" system of rationing; 6. report by the British Merchant Shipping Mission in the United States; 7....
Dates: 04 Sep 1941 - 10 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/222/41
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Telegram from WSC to Commander in Chief, British Army of Occupation [Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery] marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that no German research and development establishments should be destroyed.

Dates: 14 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Oct 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/96B/153
Scope and Contents Letter from Lieutenant Frank de Vine Hunt (Upper War Room) [Map Room Staff] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] enclosing a Universal Projector Docket and asking him whether [1st] Lord Cherwell [earlier F E Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] or WSC would be able to comment on it, stating: that the Hydrographic Department approves of the proposal and will prepare an experimental global map on transparent paper and that the artificial silk manufacturer...
Dates: 04 Oct 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Jul 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/96B/168-173
Scope and Contents Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes (22 St Leonard's Terrace, Chelsea, S W 3, London) [Conservative MP for Portsmouth] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" regarding the career of Commander C Varley who has invented a small submarine called a "Sea Tank" which would enable a diver to attach an explosive charge to the bottom of a ship by the means of an arm operated from inside the submarine. He explains that Varley is not held in high regard by the Admiralty, and that the...
Dates: 22 Jul 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jul 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/96B/174
Scope and Contents Note from 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] (Great George Street, London) [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC informing him of the history of Commander C Varley's Sea Tank which is a modified version of a craft used by the Admiralty, adding that Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes [Conservative MP for Portsmouth] has written to him urging him to adopt this new design or at least to offer it to the United States to produce and enclosing a draft reply for Keyes, if WSC...
Dates: 29 Jul 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open