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South Africa (nation)

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3607 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 02 Feb 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A/2
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Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] with text of a telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to Sidney Waterson [High Commissioner for South Africa in London]: Australia should have a representative on the War Cabinet to reward "magnificent war effort and present danger in Far East", although South Africa does not need a similar arrangement; Smuts adds his support for WSC.

Dates: 02 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Feb 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/70/91
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Telegram from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC commenting on Madagascar and public opinion in South Africa: refers to strong indications of alarm in coastal towns, especially Durban, and outlines supplies needed to put defences in order.

Dates: 20 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), Mar 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/95B/217-221
Scope and Contents Memorandum entitled "The Attitude of Members of the RAF Serving in South Africa" by John Colville stating how disappointed he was by the attitude of the RAF towards South Africa and the South Africans which he blames on ignorance, home sickness and boredom and suggesting that careful and intelligent preparation is given to all those drafted to South Africa. He adds that he has met a South African officer Captain Lennox Short, a former Information Officer, who is very keen to be consulted if...
Dates: Mar 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Oct 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/173/76
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Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] stating that he is sending on his message to President Roosevelt on the final stage of his and Marshal Stalin's Moscow talks [see CHAR 20/173/67-69]; passing on condolences at the death of Colonel Deneys Reitz [High Commissioner for the Union of South Africa].

Dates: 23 Oct 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), 27 Oct 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/173/114
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Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "Top Secret and Personal" thanking him for the provision of South African Air Force Squadrons for the Mediterranean, Middle East and South East Asia.

Dates: 27 Oct 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), 08 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/218/44
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Telegram from WSC to Acting Prime Minister of South Africa congratulating him on South Africa's role in the defeat of Germany; and anticipating victory over Japan.

Dates: 08 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 14 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/219/22
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Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] (San Francisco [United States]) marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that as a South African Division is in Italy he should see WSC's communications with President Harry Truman [on the dispute with Yugoslavia over territories in north-east Italy and southern Austria]; and expressing his enthusiasm for Truman's firm line on the matter even if it means a "showdown" with the Soviet Union.

Dates: 14 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 23 May 1945 - 24 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/219/118
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Telegram from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] (San Francisco [United States]) to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" agreeing to the use of the 6th South African Armoured Division [in the dispute with Yugoslavia over Venezia Guilia, Italy] if necessary. Received on 24 May. Carbon copy.

Dates: 23 May 1945 - 24 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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(Untitled), 29 Apr 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/216/137-138
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Telegram from Prime Minister, WSC, to the Prime Minister of South Africa [Field Marshal Jan Smuts] in which he says that he is pleased that [Smuts] approves proposals for the the award of campaign stars; discusses the issue of service in the South Atlantic and qualification for the Atlantic star, the award of the 1939-1945 star to selected officers, service qualifications, and the new Defence medal. Typescript.

Dates: 29 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open (opened on instructions of Cabinet Office, March 2001)
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(Untitled), 30 Apr 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/22
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Telegram from WSC to acting Prime Minister of South Africa marked "Top Secret and Personal" congratulating him on the conduct of South African troops [throughout the war].

Dates: 30 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/65
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Telegram from acting Prime Minister of South Africa to WSC thanking him for his telegram on the conduct of South African troops [throughout the war].

Dates: 03 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Oct 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/46/62-69
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Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (San Antonio Palace, Malta) to [Erskine] Childers commenting on Childers' book on the training and arming of the Cavalry [War and the Arme Blanche] and justifying his opinions by descriptions of actions in Afghanistan, 1879, the Boer War, 1900, and the Russo-Japanese War in Manchuria. Signed and annotated typescript.

Dates: 30 Oct 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Mar 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/3/91-92
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Letter from Major H .Young to WSC, on fraud in the Eastern Division, Cape Colony [later part of South Africa], [annotated by WSC, giving opinion that little good would come from scrutiny of the War Accounts].

Dates: 15 Mar 1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Mar 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/3/95-96
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Letter from Lord Rosebery to WSC, asking for information on the South African War.

Dates: 23 Mar 1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jun 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/8/41-42
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Letter from R. Malcolm, R. Sutherland, F.W. Cooper and J. Nelson to WSC, on complaining about the postponement of Boer War compensation payments to British subjects "our late enemy have been paid in full, so have the coolies and Kaffiers, why not us Britishers?".

Dates: 29 Jun 1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Feb 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/22/42
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Letter from Frank Lea (42 Whitworth Street, Manchester) to WSC on compensation claims in South Africa and the hatred of Alfred Milner felt by the Dutch there.

Dates: 05 Feb 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Feb 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/22/44
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Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to [G I Holmes] giving his views on reduction of spending on the Army and Navy and on the importation of Chinese labour into South Africa. Copy in WSC's hand Other copies at CHAR 2/22/47 and CHAR 2/22/53.

Dates: 07 Feb 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Feb 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/22/47
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Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to G I Holmes (Tower Chambers, London Wall, [London]) giving his views on reduction of spending on the Army and Navy and on the importation of Chinese labour into South Africa. Typescript copy annotated by WSC and Annette Anning Other copies at CHAR 2/22/44 and CHAR 2/22/53.

Dates: 08 Feb 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), Feb 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/22/49a
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Cuttings from South African newspapers: speeches by James Reid and leaders of "Het Volk" on the political situation.

Dates: Feb 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Feb 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/22/49-52
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Letter from Abe Bailey (Johannesburg, [South Africa]) to WSC on the political situation in South Africa.

Dates: 12 Feb 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Feb 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/22/53
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Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to G I Holmes (Tower Chambers, London Wall, [London]) giving his views on reduction of spending on the Army and Navy and on the importation of Chinese Labour into South Africa. Typescript copy annotated by WSC and Annette Anning Other copies at CHAR 2/22/44 and CHAR 2/22/47.

Dates: 21 Feb 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Sep 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/23/27-28
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Letter from Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] (Whittingehame, Prestonkirk, [East Lothian, Scotland]) to WSC on: WSC's declining to address a meeting; the forthcoming publication of the life of Lord Randolph Churchill; the apparent chirpiness of cabinet ministers "at the prospects of near release"; the Chinese labour question.

Dates: 24 Sep 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Oct 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/23/31
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Letter from Abe Bailey (Yewhurst, East Grinstead, Sussex) to WSC on Chinese labour in South Africa.

Dates: 06 Oct 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Apr 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/26/47
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Letter from William Clegg (Whirlow Green, Sheffield, [Yorkshire]) to WSC praising his performance as Under- Secretary of State for the Colonies, in particular his speech on [martial law in] Natal, [South Africa], but criticising the Lord Chancellor's policy on the appointment of JPs and the government's attitude to the Trades Disputes Bill.

Dates: 05 Apr 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Apr 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/26/48
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Letter from Sir Alfred Turner (Woodside, Hailsham, Sussex) to WSC praising his speech of the previous night [on the conciliation of South Africa].

Dates: 06 Apr 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

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