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France

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Subject Source: Local sources

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(Untitled), 09 May 1945 - 10 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/227A/122
Scope and Contents

Telegram from [Alfred] Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich, British Ambassador to France] (Paris) to Foreign Office passing on a message from [Felix] Gouin, President of the French Assembly, to WSC congratulating him on behalf of the Assembly members on victory. [Carbon copy; despatched on 9 May; received on 10 May].

Dates: 09 May 1945 - 10 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [May] [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/227B/126-127
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General [Charles] de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] (Paris) thanking him for his message, commenting on de Gaulle's stature, and generally on France's role in the war and prospects for the future, ending "Vive la France!". [Carbon copy; annotated by D Mackay].

Dates: [May] [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/227B/129-130
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General [Charles] de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] thanking him for his message, commenting on de Gaulle's stature, and generally on France's role in the war and prospects for the future, ending "Vive la France!". [Carbon copy of text].

Dates: 09 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/227B/132-133
Scope and Contents

Telegram from General [Charles] de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] (Paris) to WSC paying tribute to WSC at the end of hostilities and hoping for close future co-operation between their countries.

Dates: 09 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/227B/134-135
Scope and Contents

Statement on 10 Downing Street paper containing the text of a telegram from WSC to General [Charles] de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] thanking him for his message, commenting on de Gaulle's stature, and generally on France's role in the war and prospects for the future, ending "Vive la France!". [annotated and initialled by WSC].

Dates: 09 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/227B/137
Scope and Contents

Telegram from the Foreign Office to Paris [France] passing on a message from WSC to [Felix] Gouin [President of the French Assembly] thanking him and the members of the Consultative Assembly for their "generous message". [Carbon copy].

Dates: 28 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Dec 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/176/83-84
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he has no objections to a Franco-Soviet Pact of Mutual Assistance and suggesting that a tripartite agreement is concluded with the United Kingdom; that the question of extending France's eastern frontier to the left bank of the Rhine should be decided at a post-war peace conference; hoping that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] will be invited to some sessions of...
Dates: 05 Dec 1944
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), 06 Dec 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/176/98-99
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" repeating the text of his telegram to Marshal Stalin on the questions of a Franco-Soviet Pact of Mutual Assistance and extending France's eastern frontier to the left bank of the Rhine [CHAR 20/176/83-84].

Dates: 06 Dec 1944
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), 06 Dec 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/176/105
Scope and Contents

Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" repeating a message to Marshal Stalin stating that he has no objection to a Franco-Soviet Pact of Mutual Assistance; and that the question of extending France's eastern frontier to the left bank of the Rhine should be left until after the defeat of Germany.

Dates: 06 Dec 1944
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), 06 Dec 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/176/107
Scope and Contents Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he still believes that General de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic] should not be included in the next triple meeting between Marshal Stalin, WSC and himself; that the the question of France's post-war frontier should not be put to the European Advisory Commission in London since this is already fully occupied; and that a tripartite agreement on mutual assistance...
Dates: 06 Dec 1944
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), 13 Sep 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/257/38
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC [Quebec, Canada] to Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] marked "From: Octagon" and "Gunfire No. 103" and "Personal and Top Secret" asking if he has read an article in the Observer on the French situation. [Copy].

Dates: 13 Sep 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Sub-Series

Various eye witness accounts of the Boer War and World War I, 1900 - 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAN I/9/1-3
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: 1900 - 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Visit to Paris [France], 1989-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 8/45
Scope and Contents

Includes: briefings on France and French ministers; notes of a meeting with Jacques Delors, President of the European Commission; briefing for a meeting with Jack Lang [French Minister of Culture and Communication]; copies of Hansard covering the Queen’s Speech and a debate on Europe.

Dates: 1989-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Visit to Paris [France], 1989-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 8/46
Scope and Contents Includes: programme; briefings on France and French ministers; briefing on arms control; letter from NK to Margaret Thatcher on Labour’s support for democratic change in Eastern Europe; note of issues to be discussed at the Strasbourg European summit, Dec 1989; report on Socialist International meeting in Milan on Eastern Europe; note on European Community sanctions against South Africa [possibly relating to a resolution on South Africa passed at Socialist International Council Meeting,...
Dates: 1989-11
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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Visits and meetings, 1990-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 19/2/109
Scope and Contents

Papers from a meeting with Francesco Cossiga, President of Italy, and with Gianni de Michelis, Foreign Minister, with briefing on de Michelis and Italy’s position on Europe, and notes of the meetings, particularly on Europe, the reunification of Germany, and the Gulf. Also includes material from an earlier meeting in July 1988, and timetables and briefing for a visit by Pierre Mauroy, First Secretary of the French Socialist Party.

Dates: 1990-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Unknown

"War cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: Weekly Resume (no.40) of the Naval, Military and Air Situation", 30 May- 6 Jun 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/5/1-14
Scope and Contents Detailed summary of the war situation including: the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk including the effect of weather conditions, numbers evacuated, naval losses and attacks by German bombers; attacks by U-boats on seaborne trade; anti-submarine operations; German trade; overview of the military and air situation covering Norway, Italy, the North Sea and coastal operations, the bombing of Great Britain, attacks on Germany by Bomber Command, French and German air...
Dates: 30 May- 6 Jun 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Unknown

"War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: Weekly Resume (no.56) of the naval, military and air situation from 12 noon September to 12 noon September 26th, 1940", 27 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/6/86-99
Scope and Contents Summary of events including: attempted landing at Dakar by General [Charles] de Gaulle; U boat activity in the North Atlantic and shipping losses; operations by German raiders; information about the disposition of German and Italian troops; events in Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, the Mediterranean and the Middle East; air attacks on Germany (including Berlin) and on invasion ports in France and the Netherlands(Boulogne, Dunkirk, Calais, Flushing, Ostend, Havre and Antwerp), and by Germany on...
Dates: 27 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Unknown

War Cabinet Paper, 08 Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/4/11
Scope and Contents Printed copy of a letter from WSC to President Roosevelt setting out the prospects for 1941 covering various subjects including: shared interests between Great Britain and the United States; the importance of sea and air power against Germany; reassurance about not requesting a large expeditionary army from the United States; the crucial importance of shipping to feed people and transport munitions and armies; shipping losses; battleship strength; the dangers posed by the Vichy French...
Dates: 08 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Sub-sub-sub class

War Office 1:100,000 maps of Belgium and northern France, 1910 - 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BGND D.117-D.130
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This section principally consists of the contents of Bagnold's large map cabinet and includes maps relating to his First World War service in France and Belgium, his explorations in North Africa and the Middle East (the 1932 expedition in particular) and the LRDG.

Dates: 1910 - 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Unknown

"Wars are not won by evacuations", 04 Jun 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/140A/9-28
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of notes for WSC's speech on the fall of Belgium and surrender of King [Leopold] of Belgium; the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk [France]; the successes of the RAF; losses of men and weaponry; military development and the possibility of German invasion. Speech includes the phrase "We shall fight on the beaches . . . We shall never surrender".Carbon typescript copy with some manuscript annotations in ink [not by WSC] laid out in "psalm style" apart...
Dates: 04 Jun 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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When I refer to Elie de B[eaumont] under tumuli - add / Much information is given on the subject by him, 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS DAR 63: 89
Scope and Contents

Note; by Charles Robert Darwin


(Note)

Dates: 1809-01-01 - 1882-04-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some material in the Darwin archive is not available because it is unfit for production and access to some very fragile material may only be possible with support from specialist conservation staff. Please see descriptions for further details.
 Fonds

William Pitt : correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6958-6959
Dates: 1773-1805 (Copies of originals made circa 1850)
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).
 Fonds

William Smith (1756-1835) and family correspondence, journals and other papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7621
Scope and Contents The larger part of the collection dates from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, chronicling William Smith's personal and political career, as well as illustrating the lives of his wife Frances and their children. The collection includes letters from Smith's friends, among them Charles James Fox, William Wilberforce and Sir Francis Burdett. The papers also chronicle Smith's time in Paris in 1790, where he witnessed and recorded his reactions to the 14th July celebrations. The...
Dates: 1678-1951
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).
 Series

World War Two Campaign maps; "Les grandes unites francaises, 1939-40" (published Paris, 1967), 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHPN 1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Second World War campaign maps; "Les grandes unites francaises", 1939-40 (published, 1967, 1 volume); and manuscript copy of "A passionate prodigality", 1930 (2 volumes)

Dates: 1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Writings on 17th Century Italy and France

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4440
Scope and Contents

'Relatione del modo col quale si gouernano in Francia gli Uganotti', 'Relatione della tenuta delli stati di Bearne' and 'Relatione dei successi seguiti in Bearne'.

Dates: 1650 (Circa)
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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