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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2843 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 09 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/46
Scope and Contents

Cutting from the Daily Telegraph reporting a speech by Herbert Morrison at a Labour rally in Greenock [Renfrewshire, Scotland] attacking WSC's electoral performance, accusing him of "dictatorial" tendencies, and commenting on the Lewisham [London] flying bomb incident.

Dates: 09 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/50-51
Scope and Contents

Minute from [General Sir Hastings] Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] to WSC giving background on the decision not to sound the sirens for single flying bomb incidents, sending on information on the "spread" of flying bombs [around London] in June and July 1944 [CHAR 20/231/52], and recommending that WSC does not make use of these statistics because of a ban on publishing such details. [signed].

Dates: 04 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Jul] [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/52
Scope and Contents

Note on the "spread" of V1 flying bombs around London in June and July 1944. [prepared by the Ministry of Defence and flagged "A"].

Dates: [Jul] [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/53-54
Scope and Contents

Minute from "J H P" [John Peck, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC on the background to the decision that a warning should not be sounded for single flying bombs. [initialled; annotated by Peck and WSC].

Dates: 29 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Jun] [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/56
Scope and Contents

Cutting [from the Kentish Mercury] on statements by Herbert Morrison at an election meeting in East Lewisham [London] on WSC and the decision not to sound warnings for single flying bombs.

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/57
Scope and Contents

Memorandum [from Henry Brooke, later Lord Brooke of Cumnor, MP for West Lewisham, London] attaching a report from the Kentish Mercury [CHAR 20/231/56] and commenting on the likely effect on local Conservative electoral fortunes of remarks by Herbert Morrison on the Lewisham flying bomb. [Carbon copy].

Dates: [Jun] [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/59
Scope and Contents

Cutting from the Times reporting a meeting in East Lewisham [London] at which Herbert Morrison, former Minister of Home Security, defended himself in connection with two bomb incidents in the constituency, claiming he countermanded WSC's order that sirens should not be sounded in single flying bomb incidents.

Dates: 27 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Aug 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/60-61
Scope and Contents

Cutting from Hansard of a statement by Herbert Morrison, Home Secretary, on warning signals for flying bomb attacks followed by a number of questions.

Dates: 01 Aug 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/62
Scope and Contents

Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs in relation to public transport, including contributions from the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] and the Minister of War Transport [1st Lord Leathers].

Dates: 31 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/63
Scope and Contents

Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC on revising a draft statement on the imminent danger warning [for flying bomb attacks] in relation to advice to the public and public transport. [initialled].

Dates: 28 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/64
Scope and Contents

Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC on the imminent danger warning system [for flying bomb attacks] in relation to bus drivers and advice given to people receiving the warning indoors. [initialled; annotated by Leslie Rowan, Prime Minister's Private Secretary].

Dates: 31 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/65
Scope and Contents

Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison], and for Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] to see, on the need to clarify a paragraph concerning buses in [Morrison's] draft statement on the imminent danger warning [for flying bomb attacks]. [Carbon copy; annotated by WSC's Secretary Patrick Kinna].

Dates: 29 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/66
Scope and Contents

Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, stating that the Civil Defence Committee have agreed that warning officers should be given the discretion to sound warnings for single flying bombs and reporting on a "nasty incident" at Lewisham [London]. [initialled; annotated by WSC on 29 July and also by Leslie Rowan, Prime Minister's Private Secretary; flagged "Y"].

Dates: 28 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/67
Scope and Contents

[?Home Office] Note stating that the new public warning system [for flying bomb attacks] will not affect factories [addition to CHAR 20/231/68-69]. [initialled by WSC and annotated by his Private Office].

Dates: 29 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Jul] [1944]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/68-69
Scope and Contents

Draft [House of Commons] statement [prepared by the Home Office] setting out the new warning system for flying bomb attacks. [annotated by WSC and his Private Office].

Dates: [Jul] [1944]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/70
Scope and Contents

Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] generally approving of [Morrison's] statement [on the new warning system for flying bomb attacks], suggesting further information is given, and commenting on the timing of the announcement [to the House of Commons]. [Carbon copy].

Dates: 26 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/71
Scope and Contents

Draft minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] generally approving of [Morrison's] statement [on the new warning system for flying bomb attacks], suggesting further information is given, and commenting on the timing of the announcement [to the House of Commons]. [annotated by WSC].

Dates: 26 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/72-73
Scope and Contents

Statement by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security] setting out the new warning system for flying bomb attacks, prepared as an answer to Edgar Granville MP. [Carbon copy].

Dates: 27 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/74-75
Scope and Contents

Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] giving views on a report [on a new warning system for flying bomb attacks] commenting on the universality of the system, instructions to bus drivers and the public, and the terms of the announcement. [Carbon copy].

Dates: 26 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/76
Scope and Contents

Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC marked "Secret" enclosing a note of a meeting to consider the institution of a system of imminent danger warnings [for flying bomb attacks, see CHAR 20/231/77-78] and stating that he would like to announce the decision in the House [of Commons] as soon as possible. [initialled].

Dates: 25 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/77-78
Scope and Contents

Note of a meeting held in the Home Office between the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison], the Minister of Aircraft Production [Sir Stafford Cripps], the Minister of War Transport [1st Lord Leathers], the Minister of Works [Lord Portal, earlier Sir Wyndham Portal], and others, on the institution of a system of imminent danger warnings for air raids, marked "Secret".

Dates: 25 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/79-80
Scope and Contents

Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on improving the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs, including contributions from the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison], the Minister of Aircraft Production [Sir Stafford Cripps], the Minister of War Transport [1st Lord Leathers], and the Minister of Production [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos].

Dates: 24 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Jul 1944 - 25 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/81
Scope and Contents

Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC suggesting that warnings for single flying bombs are instituted in "outer districts" of London, but that this will not greatly affect the number of warnings for the main part of London. [initialled] Annotated reply by WSC on 25 July doubting the value of this. [also annotated by WSC's Secretary Patrick Kinna and flagged "X"].

Dates: 20 Jul 1944 - 25 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/82
Scope and Contents

Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on whether to modify the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs, including contributions from the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] and WSC.

Dates: 10 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231/84
Scope and Contents

War Cabinet memorandum by the Minister of Labour and National Service [Ernest Bevin] marked "Secret" on public warnings for flying bombs suggesting "some warning of imminent danger should be given generally in the London Region".

Dates: 05 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.