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India (nation)

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:


Literary: correspondence, mainly readers' comments on volume 4 ("The Hinge of Fate") of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Oct 1950 - Aug 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/57A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Kenneth Anderson on 1st Army in north Africa; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (6); Lieutenant-Colonel L V S Blacker (6); Captain John Broome on convoy PQ17; Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning on the raid on Bruneval [France]; ?Robert Chapman; Admiral John Godfrey; R G Gregory (4) and Josiah Francis, Australian Minister for the Army, on Australian troops and the Burma campaign; R V Jones on German use of "Window" [the code name...
Dates: Oct 1950 - Aug 1961
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Official: Cabinet: papers 317 to 327., Dec 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/166
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: a report on public expenditure; a committee report on compensation claims by Irish loyalists; a committee report on the "indianisation" of the Indian army; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the trade outlook and improved economic situation including details of various industries, exports and colonial trade; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer,...
Dates: Dec 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC and James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (carbon copies)., 12 Jul 1927 - 21 Dec 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/44
Scope and Contents Recipients include: the Lord Chancellor, 1st Lord Cave, on civil service disciplinary regulations; King George V on House of Commons business (3); John Gretton MP; Edwin Konstam, Sir Frederick Liddell [1st Parliamentary Counsel], Reginald Hills [Junior Counsel to Inland Revenue], and Sir John Shaw [Solicitor of Inland Revenue] on serving on a committee on income tax law; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War] (2); Joseph Kenworthy MP [later 10th Lord Strabolgi]; 7th Lord...
Dates: 12 Jul 1927 - 21 Dec 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign., 01 Apr 1919 - 30 Apr 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/6
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Ian Hamilton refuting press allegations; Walter Roch on the Dardanelles [Turkey] Inquiry; Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig [Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders] (2); General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] on matters discussed at the Paris [France] Peace Conference (7); 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Colonel James Blair [Chief, British Military Mission in Siberia]; 1st Lord Haldane...
Dates: 01 Apr 1919 - 30 Apr 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Public and Political: General: Defence: Correspondence etc., 12 Jan 1936 - 27 Nov 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/266A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Basil Liddell Hart [Military Correspondent to the Times] on the troop system used in India; "Harold R" [1st Lord Rothermere, earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on subjects including 1st Lord Weir's position in defence [as Adviser to the Air Ministry], the likely stop to any battleship programme, pilot training, the likelihood of a quick German victory against Britain and France, German contempt for the British Government, and the Government's refusal to discuss the...
Dates: 12 Jan 1936 - 27 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folio 93, closed on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act ('sanitised' photocopy available). Review date 1 January 2021.

Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, A-B, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and praising his leadership and speeches. [please note that almost the whole file dates from 1940]., Jun 1903 - Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/392A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Vyvyan Adams (4) including (2) on his attending a meeting addressed by WSC; [John] Sandeman Allen on [David Lloyd George]; [1st] Lord Alness [earlier Robert Munro]; Julian Amery [Attache HM Legation, Belgrade] on articles by WSC for publication in Yugoslavia (4); Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] sending on a 1903 letter from WSC to him on the British Army; Group Captain [Charles] Anderson on the Ministry of Aircraft Production taking over the...
Dates: Jun 1903 - Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence F - G., 09 Jul 1945 - 21 Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/149A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Douglas Fairbanks [junior]; James Farley, Chairman, Coca-Cola Export Corporation (9); King Farouk of Egypt; Keith Feiling; [?] Frederick Fenning; 4th Lord Fermoy [earlier Edmund Roche]; Sir Aylmer Firebrace, former Chief of Fire Staff, asking WSC to write a foreword for his ["Fire Service Memories"] (3); Wilfred Fish [Dean, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons] (2); Marguerite Flandin, on the imprisonment of her husband, Pierre Flandin [former French...
Dates: 09 Jul 1945 - 21 Dec 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open

(Untitled), 03 Jul 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/57/1
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lord Nicholson [earlier Sir William Nicholson] (The Mythe, Simla, [India]) to WSC thanking him for his congratulations [on his ennoblement] and describing his work as chairman of the Commission on Indian Army Expenditure. Thinks WSC will need to revise the existing naval arrangements in the Mediterranean.

Dates: 03 Jul 1912
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

(Untitled), 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/252A/6-14
Scope and Contents

Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "Operations in Eastern Theatre, based on India from March 1942 to December 31, 1942" reprinting a contemporary despatch by Field Marshal [1st] Lord Wavell, [then] Commander-in-Chief, India, dated 27 September 1943, covering Burma, the defence of India, internal Indian matters, air matters and naval operations. [annotated; flagged "B"].

Dates: 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open

(Untitled), [1946]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/252A/15-29
Scope and Contents Long galley proofs of a despatch by Field Marshal [1st] Lord Wavell, [then] Commander-in-Chief, India, dated 27 June 1944, entitled "Operations in the India Command, covering period 1st January, 1943, to 20th June, 1943" including operations in Burma and air operations, with appendices of orders of battle, and communications from Major-General [Aubertin] Mallaby [then Director of Military Operations, GHQ India] (1 April 1943), Air Vice-Marshal [George] Baker, Senior Air Staff Officer (1...
Dates: [1946]
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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