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France

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 948 Collections and/or Records:

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1939 Diary, 1939-01-21 - 1939-08-25

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HMTN 1/2
Scope and Contents Subjects include a holiday in St. Moritz, Switzerland with Louise de Rosales, with comments on sightseeing, sketching, and museums; BBC broadcasts; Mary Agnes Hamilton's speeches for Labour candidates in the Ripon and Hallam by-elections; her departure from the London County Council; Labour Book Service committee meetings; the growing prospect of war; reflections on propaganda; discussions with George Ridley over internal politics in the Labour Party; a party hosted by Sybil Colefax with Harold...
Dates: 1939-01-21 - 1939-08-25
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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"A Daughter's Tale": family correspondence, 1968, 1968-01 - 2000-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/7/63
Scope and Contents Letters (copies and originals) between Clementine, Lady Churchill and MS on subjects including: MS's and CS's stays with the Royal Family at Sandringham, Norfolk, Jan 1968, and Balmoral [Scotland], Sept 1968; Clementine's view of Charles de Gaulle as an "old monster"; MS and CS moving into the British Embassy in Paris [France]; MS's duties as hostess; dining with [William] Averell Harriman [American Ambassador-at-Large] and his troubles over Vietnam. Also includes: MS's diary...
Dates: 1968-01 - 2000-08
Conditions Governing Access: Letters from the Queen and Prince Charles closed.
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Abstract of expenses incurred in the trigonometrical operations for uniting the coasts of France and England, 1821

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/21: 3-6
Scope and Contents From the Series: The first part of collection is comprised of papers concerning the internal affairs of the Board of Longitude, including the granting of awards, accounts, minutes, committee papers, petitions and memorials, the loan of instruments, publications and the payment of staff. These are followed by a wide range of papers relating to the Board's work, concerning clocks, chronometers and other instruments; longitude and latitude; magnetic variation; schemes and inventions; tables; pendulum experiments;...
Dates: 1821
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Account of a journey to France, 1884

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAN I/6/2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Political and personal correspondence and other papers.

CHAN 1, contains mainly papers of Hon Alfred Lyttelton and Dame Edith Lyttelton, with a smaller quantity of material of Oliver Lyttelton
CHAN II, consist mainly of papers of Oliver Lyttelton, with a smaller quantity of papers of Alfred and Edith Lyttelton


Dates: 1884
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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Account of a trip to Calais, 1940-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 7/1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Papers comprising diaries, correspondence, official papers, lectures, articles, broadcasts and photographs
Also including papers of Commander John Somerville about his father, 1950-91
Dates: 1940-05
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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Account of visit to France, particularly Lourdes, and Spain with Katharine [Asquith], 1933-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 2/1/1
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Lady Diana's detailed travel diaries, many of which consist of copies of letters to her friend Conrad Russell and her son, John Julius, later arranged in diary form. Several of the diaries have both manuscript versions, and typed transcripts with additional material.
Dates: 1933-06
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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Admiralty printed papers: uncovered prints, 1905 - 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/15
Scope and Contents Subjects include: renewal of the Anglo-Japanese alliance; the balance of naval power in the Far East; the transfer of Gibraltar from the War Office to the Admiralty; defence of naval and commercial harbours; strategic aspects of the naval building programme; engineer officers; officering in the Royal Marines; designs for new ships built 1906-7, and the employment of armed mercantile cruisers; French Navy Estimates.
Dates: 1905 - 1906
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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Album, 1937 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 10/2/33
Scope and Contents Includes: ELS visiting Paris, 1937, as leader of the Parliamentary Delegation to the Chambre des Deputies; sailing holiday in France, 1938, with Michael Spears ("Peti") and MS; visit to the Maginot Line with Winston Churchill, General Maurice Gamelin, head of the French army and his deputy General Alphonse Georges, 1939; with General Edouard-Jean Réquin, commander of the 4th Army, with MS and the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit, Feb 1940; ELS with General Charles de Gaulle in Dakar...
Dates: 1937 - 1946
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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Alexander William Kinglake: Letters and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7633
Scope and Contents The collection sheds light on the Kinglakes's family life, including the lavish amounts spent by William Kinglake on his children's education, and the support he gave his eldest son through his earliest and unsuccessful years as a barrister. They also show A.W. Kinglake developing a taste for the best society and its attendant expense (letters 1/38, 81 and 96) Kinglake's love of travel is seen in letters written on journeys in Wales, 1833 (1/76-9); France, 1834 (1/81-2); North Africa and Spain,...
Dates: 1819-1891
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Algiers and Paris, 1944-47, 1938 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 4
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Duff Cooper's time as the British representative to the French Committee of National Liberation in Algiers, and then as British Ambassador to France.
Dates: 1938 - 1948
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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Anglo French Committee, 1969-11 - 1970-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/7/47
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence on forming a committee to promote Franco-British co-operation, and meeting General Pierre Billotte, former French Minister of Defence, with correspondents including: [John] Selwyn Lloyd (4); General Billotte (8); Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, President of the Paneuropean Union (2); Maurice Druon; Eldon Griffiths (5); Raymond Gunter; [Alastair] Brian Walden; Charles Longbottom, Chairman of the Ariel Foundation; John Biggs-Davison; Sir Alexander Douglas-Home [later...
Dates: 1969-11 - 1970-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Annotated extracts from draft texts by Martin Meredith, and copies and lists of CS's official despatches and telegrams, 1984-08 - 1985-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SOAM 10/15
Scope and Contents Subjects include: negotiations with Charles de Gaulle and Georges Pompidou, Presidents of France, over Britain's entry into Europe, 1969-71; the Soames Affair, 1969.
Dates: 1984-08 - 1985-08
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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Anonymous journal of a tour from Lyons to Paris, 17 Oct. 1772-30 Nov. 1772

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2744.20
Scope and Contents Inside front cover: sketch map of a part of Lyons. Inside back cover: notes in English and French of names and addresses.
Dates: 17 Oct. 1772-30 Nov. 1772
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Articles, 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/4
Scope and Contents Typescript texts and drafts on subjects including: the memoirs of Marshal Ferdinand Foch; whether generals were human; relations between Britain and France; ELS’s experiences with the French army in July 1914; spies in the First World War and the bombardment of Paris; the law on suicide pacts; Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg; French disarmament; various book reviews, including the memoirs of Raymond Poincare.
Dates: 1931
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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Articles, 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/5
Scope and Contents Typescript texts and drafts on subjects including: Paul Painleve; ELS’s experiences with the French army in July 1914; Aristide Briand; Parliament and the public purse; towards an Anglo-French understanding; storm clouds in Europe, on relations between France and Germany; review of the memoirs of Marshal Joseph Joffre; review of "Escapers All" on the stories of escaped prisoners of war; the peace-keeping role of an international air force; Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg.
Dates: 1932
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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Articles, 1933 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/7
Scope and Contents Typescript texts and drafts of articles and some broadcasts on subjects including: General Maxime Weygand; the Local Defence Volunteers; co-operation between the Army and Royal Air Force, particularly relating to operations in France; the need for strong leadership and a small War Cabinet in the direction of the war effort; whether the Royal Air Force should retain its own authority; General Alphonse Georges; France as Britain’s ally; the war of nerves with Germany; Adolf Hitler’s tactics;...
Dates: 1933 - 1940
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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Articles, 1955-12 - 1957-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/21
Scope and Contents Typescript texts, proofs and press cuttings on subjects including: a tribute to 1st Lord Ismay; General Charles de Gaulle; the Arab world and the West; Winston Churchill; a review of A W Kinglake’s "Eothen"; the nuclear deterrent; the French parliamentary crisis; a review of "A Soldier with the Arabs" by Sir John Glubb [former Officer Commanding Arab Legion, Transjordan]; increased pay for MPs; a review of Pierre Mendes-France’s book [? "Sept mois, dix-sept jours"]; the propaganda war in the...
Dates: 1955-12 - 1957-09
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1938 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/9
Scope and Contents Includes: copy of a letter from [ELS] to [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, protesting at the partition of Czechoslovakia; rough notes; notes on the Cabinet of Paul Reynaud; extracts from ELS’s diaries, September 1939-June 1940.
Dates: 1938 - 1950
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-05-24 - 1940-05-31

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/10
Scope and Contents Minutes of meetings and telegrams on the situation in France, including: telegrams between ELS, Winston Churchill and Major-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary (Military) to War Cabinet]; notes of a meeting on the military situation, between Marshal Philippe Petain [Minister of State], ELS and Major Archdale [British liaison officer with French northern command]; notes of meetings with Paul Reynaud; Prime Minister of France; notes of conversations with Petain, General Louis Colson,...
Dates: 1940-05-24 - 1940-05-31
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-06-01 - 1940-06-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/11
Scope and Contents Documents relating to events in France, including: notes on use of the Royal Air Force; messages on the military situation; telegrams, letters and accounts of telephone calls between ELS, Winston Churchill [Prime Minister] and Major-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary (Military) to War Cabinet] on subjects including the evacuation of British forces from Dunkirk and anti-tank weapons; messages between Paul Reynaud; Prime Minister of France and Churchill; telegram from General Joseph...
Dates: 1940-06-01 - 1940-06-07
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-06-11 - 1940-06-14

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/12
Scope and Contents Documents relating to events in France, including: ELS’s diary entries; account of a meeting between Winston Churchill, Prime Minister and Paul Reynaud, Prime Minister of France at Tours (13 June); later letters from Sir Ronald Campbell [former British Ambassador to France] and Sir [William] Henry Mack [former Head of French Department, Foreign Office] commenting on ELS’s text and contemporary events.
Dates: 1940-06-11 - 1940-06-14
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-05-31 - 1940-06-16

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/14
Scope and Contents Documents relating to events in France, including: notes of meetings between the British and the French Supreme War Council, May-June; copies of telegrams from ELS and Paul Reynaud, Prime Minister of France; press cuttings on the memoirs of Winston Churchill and General Maxime Weygand.
Dates: 1940-05-31 - 1940-06-16
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1948-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/15
Scope and Contents Rough manuscript notes on France, including: the Vichy war trials at Riom on responsibility for the events of 1940; the use of tanks; morale; organization of command; authority of military chiefs; the air force; a biography of Marshal Philippe Petain.
Dates: 1948-08
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1948 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/16
Scope and Contents Notes on the Royal Air Force and French air force, September 1939-June 1940.
Dates: 1948 - 1950
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1941 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/17
Scope and Contents Documents relating to events in France, including: notes on events as seen by Major Archdale [British liaison officer with French northern command]; account of the fighting by the 4th Armoured Division, May-June 1940.
Dates: 1941 - 1950
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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