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Civil defence

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 261 Collections and/or Records:

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Public and Political: General: Defence., 06 Nov 1936 - 20 Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/371A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents on defence issues include: Sir Thomas Inskip [Minister for Co-ordination of Defence, later 1st Lord Caldecote]; Harry Sellar, Private Secretary to Inskip (2); Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War, on subjects including the arming of the Guards Battalions; Sir Kingsley Wood, Secretary of State for Air, on showing WSC [air construction graphs]; 1st Lord Swinton [former Secretary of State for Air, earlier Philip Cunliffe-Lister and Philip Lloyd-Greame] on the formation...
Dates: 06 Nov 1936 - 20 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Public and Political: General: Defence., 01 Jan 1935 - 30 Jun 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/243
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Correspondence and papers on Defence.

Dates: 01 Jan 1935 - 30 Jun 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Correspondence and papers., 09 Jan 1937 - 23 Feb 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/302
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Philip Gibbs on the inefficiency of the RAF; Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt [former Vice-President of the Tank Board] (2); Sir William Beveridge [Director of London School of Economics and Political Science]; Oswald Frewen on working with German and Italian sailors, German fanaticism, Italian aid to Franco and how the policies of Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister] encourage Germany and Italy; Leo Amery; Basil Liddell Hart; Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson...
Dates: 09 Jan 1937 - 23 Feb 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Correspondence etc., 12 Jan 1936 - 27 Nov 1936

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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, (folio 93 opened as a 'sanitised' photocopy, original closed on advice of Cabinet Office).
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Inventions and suggestions., Nov 1935 - 31 Jul 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/278
Scope and Contents Correspondents on defence inventions and suggestions from the general public include: Richard Powell [Assistant Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty] (3); Desmond Morton [Director, Industrial Intelligence Centre]; Sir Christopher Bullock [Permanent Secretary], Air Ministry; Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe]; Colonel George Turner [former Superintendent, Design Department, Royal Arsenal]; Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Thoroton on the advantages of Admiralty control of the...
Dates: Nov 1935 - 31 Jul 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Inventions and suggestions., 09 Mar 1936 - 31 Dec 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/279
Scope and Contents Correspondents on defence inventions and suggestions from the general public include: K N Coates [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence] (4); Vernon Bovenizer, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War (2); [Edward] Jerome Dyer; Harry Sellar [Private Secretary to the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence] (2); P Warburton, [Assistant Secretary], Committee of Imperial Defence (4); Lieutenant-General Sir Hugh Elles, Master General of the...
Dates: 09 Mar 1936 - 31 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Inventions and Suggestions., 22 Dec 1936 - 28 Dec 1937

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/310
Scope and Contents Correspondents on defence inventions and suggestions from the general public include: Laurence Boutwood, Secretary to the 3rd Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy; Brigadier-General Sir Henry Page Croft on the [installation of a munitions plant by the Plessey Company Limited]; Allen Clark [Joint Managing Director, Plessey Company Limited] on the installation; Richard Powell [Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty]; Rear-Admiral Bertram Ramsay [Chief of Staff, Home Fleet] on...
Dates: 22 Dec 1936 - 28 Dec 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Inventions and suggestions., 27 Mar 1939 - 01 Sep 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/375
Scope and Contents Correspondents on defence inventions and suggestions from the general public include: Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos] on the mobilization of the Territorial Army anti-aircraft units; Norman Meeres [Assistant Principal, Air Ministry]; Harold Balfour [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Air] on subjects including the risks of establishing an air base in the Netherlands (2); Sir Edward Marsh; Lawrence Burgis, Committee of Imperial Defence (2); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier...
Dates: 27 Mar 1939 - 01 Sep 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Memoranda etc., 14 Feb 1936 - 26 Oct 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/268
Scope and Contents Includes: memorandum by Desmond Morton on subjects including German propaganda on French military aviation and the Soviet army, and notes [added to file in January 1996] on a speech by the Minister for Co-ordination of Defence [Sir Thomas Inskip, later 1st Lord Caldecote], rebutting Inskip's claims for military production; memorandum by Sir Philip Gibbs on the inefficient state of the RAF, and its need for expansion; press cuttings from the Figaro, with an article on the Anglo-French crisis...
Dates: 14 Feb 1936 - 26 Oct 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence Organization., 24 Mar 1938 - 11 Nov 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/337
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence on defence organization, including: memoranda by Major Peter Thomas, former Organizing Secretary, Yorkshire Area, Ministry of Munitions, on the co-ordination of munitions supply; Harry Sellar, Private Secretary to the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence, on the receipt of WSC's memorandum on supply; copy of a memorandum by WSC on Supply Organization (July 1936); Desmond Morton, Director, Industrial Intelligence Centre, on lectures at the Imperial Defence...
Dates: 24 Mar 1938 - 11 Nov 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: General public correspondence., Jan 1940 - Aug 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/400
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Arthur Bateman criticising the government; Alfred Bergman, ?director of Remington Typewriter Company, on his campaign to persuade the United States to enter the war (14); Edward Hulton, Managing Director of Picture Post, requesting an interview with WSC. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries [Kathleen] Hill and [Gwen] Davies, [Admiralty] Private Secretary [Bernard] Sendall, [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] "J H P" [John Peck],...
Dates: Jan 1940 - Aug 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Minister for Co-ordination of Defence: Correspondence with., 14 May 1936 - 23 Nov 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/269
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sir Thomas Inskip [later 1st Lord Caldecote], Minister for Co-ordination of Defence and WSC on subjects including: the Fleet Air Arm; progress in the 1922 Committee on realizing the inadequacy of air defences and general delays in the committee; the possibility of an airborne invasion; the usefulness of WSC's advice; the role of a Minister of Supply; the visit and report of Allen Clark, Joint Managing Director of Plessey Company Limited, to German munitions works;...
Dates: 14 May 1936 - 23 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office: Correspondence C - D., 11 Sep 1914 - 29 Dec 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/364
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Richard Casey [Australian Minister for Supply and Development]; John Boland, General Secretary, Catholic Truth Society, on allegations in the United States press on WSC's opposition to the entry of the United States into the First World War (3); Sir Charles Petrie on using letters by WSC in his biography of Sir Austen Chamberlain (2); Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, on speaking in the House of Commons; Sir Evan Charteris on WSC's broadcast (1 October ["The First...
Dates: 11 Sep 1914 - 29 Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office: Correspondence T - Y., 11 Apr 1939 - 20 Dec 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/368
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Colin Thornton-Kemsley, apologizing for his former opposition to WSC; representatives of Barclays Bank Limited, Thornton Heath [Surrey] on WSC standing as guarantor for Walter Thompson [WSC's former detective] (4); Benjamin Tillett, congratulating WSC on his appointment as First Lord of the Admiralty, and offering his services; Josiah Wedgwood on subjects including the policy of building aircraft carriers and battleships after [the sinking of the Royal Oak], WSC's...
Dates: 11 Apr 1939 - 20 Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, T-Z., Jan 1940 - Dec 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/399
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Archbishop of York William Temple, [Sir] Hugh Tudor, Alice, Lady Wimborne (2), 2nd Lord Wimborne [earlier Ivor Guest and Lord Ashby St Ledgers], and Edward, Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and Edward VIII], congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister; Captain William Tennant on Dunkirk [France]; Benjamin Tillett praising the "gallantry of the Sea Titans"; Ronald Tree and Sir Ralph Wedgwood, [Chairman] Railway Executive Committee, thanking WSC for...
Dates: Jan 1940 - Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on the movement towards a United Europe, H-Z., Aug 1948 - Sep 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/27
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [William] Stephen King-Hall, Chairman, the Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government (2); (administrative) representatives of the United Europe Movement (8); Dr Robert Borel, Director-General of the International Committee for the Study of European Questions (4); Barbara Blamey (14) and Freda Smith (4) [Duncan Sandy's secretaries]; Duncan Sandys (2); Don Salvador de Madariaga on Spain; Stanislaw Mikolajczyk [former Prime Minister of Poland] on Polish reporting of...
Dates: Aug 1948 - Sep 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence H-M., Mar 1950 - Nov 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/115A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Samuel Hammersley; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (8); Roy Harrod (3); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (5); [Arthur] Vere Harvey [later Lord Harvey of Prestbury] on the supply of aircraft and equipment to Egypt; Sir George Harvie Watt and his wife Bettie; James Henderson-Stewart; Michael Higgs on his daughter; Captain Alan Hillgarth [earlier Alan Evans] on Spain; "Bill",...
Dates: Mar 1950 - Nov 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 334-6 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a living individual until 1 January 2027.
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence, N-P., Dec 1953 - Sep 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/511A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Dr Zakir Husain, Vice-President of India about the commemoration of Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday; Baron Adolph Bentinck, Netherlands Ambassador to Great Britain; [J de Quay], Prime Minister of the Netherlands, on the anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands (3); Edward Tomkins of the Foreign Office on a message from WSC to cities in the Netherlands (3); Guy Millard of the Foreign Office on a letter from [Dwight] Eisenhower in the New York Tribune; Anthony Moir...
Dates: Dec 1953 - Sep 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Press cuttings etc., 03 Feb 1938 - 20 Dec 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/355
Scope and Contents Press cuttings from British and American newspapers, with reports of statements, speeches and letters by individuals including: Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood], Home Secretary, on the need for ARP training; Sir Thomas Inskip [later 1st Lord Caldecote], Minister for Co-ordination of Defence, on aircraft production, particularly by "shadow" car factories; Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister] on progress in rearmament and a call for national unity, including a transcript of his...
Dates: 03 Feb 1938 - 20 Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: press cuttings of articles, letters, and leader comments, on the international situation and British politics, mainly from national and local British newspapers and magazines, such as the Times, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, the Manchester Guardian, the Illustrated London News, and Picture Post, as well as United States and German articles., Dec 1938 - Oct 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/389A-B
Scope and Contents Includes: articles by John Morgan, [William] Stephen King-Hall, Sir Abe Bailey, A G Gardiner, Hannen Swaffer, Ellen Wilkinson, Richard Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine], and "Scrutator" [Robert Ensor]; letters to papers by Francis Pakenham [later 7th Lord Longford], [Edward] Mozley, James Bridie, Sir Reginald St Johnston, Sir Francis Anderton, [John] Chamier, and Eleanor Rathbone. Subjects covered by the cuttings include: the threat posed by the Axis powers; Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic...
Dates: Dec 1938 - Oct 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Ca - Col., 22 Oct 1951 - 29 Nov 1959

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/182A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "Jock", John Colville [Joint Principal Private Secretary to WSC] on subjects including WSC's income, reaction in the United States to President Dwight Eisenhower's illness and the possible marriage of Princess Margaret, Averell Harriman and democratic policies and anti-Americanism in Britain (17); Sir Alexander Cadogan; Alice, Lady Cahill; Louis St Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada; Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury; H A Cape on playing polo with WSC (4); Lord...
Dates: 22 Oct 1951 - 29 Nov 1959
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Q - Roo., 09 Dec 1940 - 18 Mar 1958

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/196
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Quickswood [earlier Lord Hugh Cecil] on subjects including WSC's career, chances of war with the Soviet Union, and WSC's speeches (6); Admiral Arthur Radford; Prince Rainier of Monaco (2); Raja Sir Maharaj Singh; Habib Rahimtoola, Governor of Sind, Pakistan; J Arthur Rank, Chairman, Rank Organisation Limited, on a film about Douglas Bader; Helen Reid [Chairman], New York Herald Tribune, on the Herald Tribune Forum; 1st Lord Reith, former Chairman, Imperial...
Dates: 09 Dec 1940 - 18 Mar 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches, 1943 - 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 3/44
Scope and Contents Annotated texts of speeches and broadcasts by Clementine, with related correspondence, including: speech to the Nottingham Women's Voluntary Services for Civil Defence (with some annotations by Churchill), March 1943; speech on the opening of the English-Speaking Union's new canteen for American and Dominion visitors, October 1943; presentation to the Hospital Savings Association, June 1944; broadcast with Eleanor Roosevelt and Elinor Morgenthau to the United States on the Fifth War Loan...
Dates: 1943 - 1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the staff wages books in CSCT 9/1, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes., 05 Mar 1952 - 26 Jun 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/47A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes, typescript and galley proofs for WSC's speech (5 March, House of Commons) entitled "Defence" on subjects including: WSC's resignation as Minister of Defence; the Conservatives' voting on defence while in Opposition; the short-fall of defence spending; aid from the United States; the scarcity of home defence, and the training of new forces, including the registration of the Home Guard and forming of new battalions; the extension of National Service; armoured forces and new...
Dates: 05 Mar 1952 - 26 Jun 1952
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and Hansard., 17 Jan 1953 - 25 Mar 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/50A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (17 January, Kingston, Jamaica) on his presentation with the key to the city, the island's recovery from a hurricane and the re-forming of the West India Regiment.Speech notes for WSC's speech (30 January, Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey [London]) entitled "Westminster Abbey Appeal" on the abbey's role as a focus for Britain's faith and history, its part in the beginnings of Government and the work needed to preserve it. Published: Complete...
Dates: 17 Jan 1953 - 25 Mar 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open