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Science

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 186 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1941 - 09 Jul 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/245-247
Scope and Contents

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/253
Scope and Contents

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/254
Scope and Contents

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

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

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/270-271
Scope and Contents

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

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

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

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

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), 21 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/17
Scope and Contents

Minutes [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on countering the torpedo threat to convoys and supplying "D.B. 7's". [Copies; given running numbers 257 and 258].

Dates: 21 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/22-23
Scope and Contents

Minute [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on measures against aircraft directing U-boats, suggesting setting up radar stations on vessels and land, and disturbing communications. [Copy; given running number 254].

Dates: 12 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Mar 1941 - 06 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/32-33
Scope and Contents

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), 01 Sep 1940 - 30 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/13/6
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, September 1940.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence], the Chiefs of Staff and other senior military figures; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; senior civil servants including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] and Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs];...
Dates: 01 Sep 1940 - 30 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Jun 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/110/48
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir John Simon (House of Commons) praising his speech [in the House of Commons defending his decision to keep ceremonial dress for the Guards and the Household Cavalry], promising to praise WSC's appliance of science to war when he gets the chance but adding that he (Simon) "must keep banging away until you meet us on present day needs.".

Dates: 23 Jun 1920
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), 18 Mar 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/147/51
Scope and Contents

Letter from [Lord Balfour, earlier Arthur Balfour] (Hotel Beau-Site, Cannes, [France]) to WSC reporting that he has written to [Stanley Baldwin] on betting, wishing WSC success with his scheme and stating that the true expenditure on scientific research is under a million pounds.

Dates: 18 Mar 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), 14 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/222/41
Scope and Contents

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), [17] Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/19
Scope and Contents

Minute [prepared by F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to First Lord of the Admiralty [A V Alexander, later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] on measures against aircraft directing U-boats, suggesting setting up radar stations and disturbing communications. [Copy; given running number 256a].

Dates: [17] Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/21
Scope and Contents

Minutes from "F.A.L." [F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on phosgene gas production and an Air Ministry estimate. [Copies; given running numbers 255 and 255a].

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/24-27
Scope and Contents

Minute [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the import shortage, livestock reductions, the move towards the basal diet, non-food imports, and the value of animal proteins. [Copy; given running number 253a].

Dates: 12 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Mar 1941 - 11 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/29-31
Scope and Contents

Minutes [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on rationing preserves, low flying attacks, searchlights on aircraft, and countering torpedoes. [Copies; given running numbers 249a, 250, 251, and 252].

Dates: 06 Mar 1941 - 11 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/41
Scope and Contents

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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