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Field Hospitals

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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"Borden Ambulance", 1914 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 10/2/16
Scope and Contents

Album of photographs of MS’s First World War hospital.

Dates: 1914 - 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Clementine Churchill": Nellie Romilly, 1914-15, 1966 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/1/42
Scope and Contents

Notes on CSC's younger sister Nellie Hozier, particularly on her marriage to Bertram Romilly in 1915 and her work with Angela Manners's nursing unit in Belgium in 1914. Includes a copy of Nellie Hozier's article for the English Review, 1915, on her adventures when the unit was taken prisoner during the retreat from Mons, Belgium, and copies of letters from a nurse with the unit.

Dates: 1966 - 1992
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence, 1939 - 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/1/9
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Frances, Lady Hadfield (5); Jacob Epstein on including MS’s comments on his work in his autobiography; Hamish Hamilton. Other subjects include: the recruitment and training of women drivers for the Mechanised Transport Corps; plans for filming "Passport for a Girl"; the formation of the Hadfield-Spears field ambulance unit and supplies needed by the unit; MS’s decoration of the Legion d’Honneur; letters of sympathy to ELS on MS being reported...
Dates: 1939 - 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Series

Field ambulance units, 1915 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/2
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers on MS's First World War hospital work in France, and on the formation, administration and closure of the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit, of which she was Directrice, in France and the Levant during the Second World War.

Dates: 1915 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from Duff Cooper to his mother, Lady Agnes Cooper, 1918-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 14/15
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: training near Boulogne [France]; visiting the Duchess of Sutherland’s hospital [Longueness] and the Duchess of Westminster’s hospital [Le Touquet].

Dates: 1918-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters to ELS, 1913 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/1/1
Scope and Contents Love letters from MS to ELS, with other subjects including the work of her field hospital, being awarded a palm to her Croix de Guerre by Marshal Philippe Petain, having an operation, the production of her play "The Falconbridge Scandal" in London and arranging a divorce from her husband, [George] Douglas Turner. Also includes poems, letters of congratulation to ELS on becoming Brigadier-General from individuals including [?] General Sir Ian Hamilton, and a letter to...
Dates: 1913 - 1917
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters to ELS, 1940-05 - 1941-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/1/7
Scope and Contents

Letters from MS to ELS on subjects including: the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit; ELS finding the right war work; the departure of General Requin; her concern that their son "Peti" [Michael Spears] should not be left alone; her admiration for ELS’s work.

Includes a photograph of MS in her nursing uniform.

Dates: 1940-05 - 1941-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Manuscript diary, 1939-09 - 1945-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/3/1
Scope and Contents Subjects include: the outbreak of war; directing the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit in France and its evacuation; ELS's departure for Dakar [Senegal] with General Charles de Gaulle and her concern for his position with the Government; bombing raids in London; taking the ambulance unit to the Levant; accounts of torture by the Gestapo in southern France; her view of de Gaulle's hostility to Britain; the unit's part in the victory parade in Paris; de Gaulle's ingratitude to ELS; her own...
Dates: 1939-09 - 1945-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Manuscript diary, 1941-03 - 1942-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/3/2
Scope and Contents Diary kept during ELS's time as Head of the Spears Mission to Syria and the Lebanon and First Minister to the republics of Syria and the Lebanon. Subjects include: the journey of the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit to the Levant via South Africa and Egypt; difficulties in dealing with the Free French; her happiness at being with ELS; moving up to the front line in Syria; her poor view of General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]; life keeping house for ELS in...
Dates: 1941-03 - 1942-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Photographs of the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit in North Africa and Syria, 1941-08 - 1942-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 10/2/35
Scope and Contents

Includes a few photographs of MS.

Dates: 1941-08 - 1942-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Tin Hats and Silk Stockings", 1989

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/4/10
Scope and Contents

Script of the BBC documentary on the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit, 1940-45.

Dates: 1989
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Tin Hats and Silk Stockings: 1940, St Jean le Bassel and retreat", 1943 - 1989

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 10/2/36
Scope and Contents

Photographs used for the BBC documentary on the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit (including photographs of the unit in the Western Desert, 1942)..

Dates: 1943 - 1989
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Tin Hats and Silk Stockings: 1944-45, Paris and General", 1989

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 10/2/37
Scope and Contents

Photographs used for the BBC documentary on the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit.

Dates: 1989
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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