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(Untitled), 12 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/6
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "most secret and personal" regarding the importance of holding Anglo-American discussions on the European Second Front in 1943 and stating that talks between the British, American and Soviet Staffs, whether at Moscow [Soviet Union] or Khartoum [Sudan] would not be useful.

Dates: 12 Dec 1942
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), 12 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/7
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Telegram from WSC to Premier Stalin marked "personal and most secret" explaining that he cannot answer Stalin's question about a second front in 1943 except jointly with President Roosevelt.

Dates: 12 Dec 1942
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), 14 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/13-14
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Telegram from Field Marshal sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "personal" reporting private remarks made by General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] regarding the possibility of undertaking a modified "Round-Up" [Codename for the invasion of France] before the summer, and opposing the idea of a high-power British and American conference in London [United Kingdom] at this time.

Dates: 14 Dec 1942
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), 17 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/33
Scope and Contents Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "personal and most secret" reciting the text of a message from Stalin to Roosevelt in which the Soviet leader regrets that it is impossible for him to leave the Soviet Union, suggests that problems could be discussed by post, expresses confidence that Great Britain and the United States will open a Second Front in Europe in the Spring of 1943, and comments on the policy of General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean...
Dates: 17 Dec 1942
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), 19 Aug 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/87/63
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Telegram from WSC [Cairo, Egypt] to General Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] marked "most secret and personal" suggesting that it would be wise to describe "Jubilee" [Codename for raid on Dieppe, France] as a "Reconnaissance in force." Annotated, probably during writing of WSC's "The Second World War" c1948-1954.

Dates: 19 Aug 1942
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), 15 Aug 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/87/33
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Telegram from WSC [Moscow, Soviet Union] to General Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] asking about the position with regard to the renewal of "Rutter" [Codename for original plan for raid on Dieppe, France].

Dates: 15 Aug 1942
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), 15 Aug 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/87/35
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Telegram from WSC [Moscow, Soviet Union] to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] reciting text of message from Averell Harriman [Special Representative of President Roosevelt with the rank of Minister] to Stalin replying to the Soviet memorandum of 13 Aug and reaffirming WSC's statement that no promise has been broken regarding the Second Front Annotated. Those annotations in red ink may have been added at the time of the writing of WSC's "The Second World War" in the period c1948-1954.

Dates: 15 Aug 1942
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), 17 Aug 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/87/46
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Telegram from WSC [Cairo, Egypt] to General Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] asking him to report if and when "Jubilee" [Codename for raid on Dieppe, France] takes place.

Dates: 17 Aug 1942
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), 20 Jun 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/113/65-67
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Telegram from WSC to Marshal Joseph Stalin explaining the risks of attempting an invasion of Western Europe too soon, and pointing out how Allied success in Tunisia has affected Axis forces in the whole of the Mediterranean, therefore diverting German supplies from the Russian Front. WSC also asks for Stalin's view of the situation on the Russian Front and urges a meeting with himself and [Franklin Roosevelt], President of the United States.

Dates: 20 Jun 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Jan 1944 - 31 Jan 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/1
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, January 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre]; Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant]; the Chiefs of Staff; senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the...
Dates: 02 Jan 1944 - 31 Jan 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Mar 1944 - 31 Mar 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/3
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, March 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; the Chiefs of Staff; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant...
Dates: 01 Mar 1944 - 31 Mar 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1944 - 30 Apr 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/4
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, April 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army]; Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General Francis...
Dates: 01 Apr 1944 - 30 Apr 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 May 1944 - 31 May 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/5
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, May 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: the Chiefs of Staff; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the...
Dates: 01 May 1944 - 31 May 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jun 1944 - 30 Jun 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/6
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, June 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; the Chiefs of Staff; Major-General Leslie Hollis and Colonel Ian Jacob...
Dates: 01 Jun 1944 - 30 Jun 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jul 1944 - 30 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/153/1
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chiefs of Staff; "C" [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service]; Major General Robert Laycock [Chief...
Dates: 01 Jul 1944 - 30 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Aug 1944 - 31 Aug 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/153/2
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, August 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet].Subjects covered by the minutes include: British naval activity in Western Europe;...
Dates: 01 Aug 1944 - 31 Aug 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Sep 1944 - 30 Sep 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/153/3
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, September 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Major-General Leslie Hollis and Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretaries to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; "C" [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of...
Dates: 01 Sep 1944 - 30 Sep 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Dec 1944 - 31 Dec 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/153/6
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, December 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Major-General Leslie Hollis and Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretaries to the War Cabinet]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; the Chief Whip [James Stuart].Subjects covered by...
Dates: 02 Dec 1944 - 31 Dec 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Feb 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/235/13-17
Scope and Contents Minute from [General Sir Hastings] Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] to WSC marked "Top Secret" reporting the Tripartite military meetings held on 5 and 6 February 1945 [at the Yalta Conference, Soviet Union] at which the following were discussed: the co-ordination of operations on the Western, Eastern and Italian fronts, the war against Japan, co-operation between the Allies and Soviets including over bombing, and the assumed date for the end of the war with Germany....
Dates: 07 Feb 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1945]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/3
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Maps and pie-charts setting out relative strengths of Allied "divisions in the West by theatres" [North-West Europe and the Mediterranean].

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/4
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"Table 2" of "divisions in the West by theatres" at approximately 31 May and 28 June 1945, setting out totals for North-West Europe and the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/5
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"Table 2A" of "independent brigades in the West by theatres" at approximately 31 May and 28 June 1945, setting out totals for North-West Europe and the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237/9
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"Table 4" giving numbers of "army battle casualties" for Western Europe, Italy, the Balkans, and Greece of Imperial, United States and other Allied troops from September 1943 to May 1945.

Dates: May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Sep 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/239/1
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Colour map of the Western Front marked "Top Secret" showing an ?estimate of the total number of German divisions.

Dates: Sep 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Sep 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/239/5
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Colour map of the Western Front in France and Germany marked "Secret" showing the front line and Allied forces as of 10 September.

Dates: 12 Sep 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open