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Defence

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 154 Collections and/or Records:

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American meetings, 1988-01 - 1989-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 19/2/60
Scope and Contents Includes: rough notes of NK’s meeting with Senator Joseph Biden, Jan 1988, particularly on the economic situation, a "new Bretton Woods" agreement and the INF treaty [Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces] and arms control; briefing for a meeting with the American Ambassador to Britain [? Charles Price] on arms control; correspondence with Biden (2), Price and Ronald Brown, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee; briefings for meetings with Paul Warnke and Henry Catto, American Ambassador to...
Dates: 1988-01 - 1989-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League, 1948-12 - 1951-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/34
Scope and Contents Memoranda and comments on defence, particularly writing a pamphlet on Cold War defence, but also on Army requirements, German attitudes to rearmament and mountain warfare, from contributors including: Leo Amery; Lieutenant General Sir Wilfrid Lindsell; Reginald Paget; Major-General H L Davis; Basil Liddell Hart; Lieutenant General Sir Francis Tuker; Major John Fuller.
Dates: 1948-12 - 1951-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League, 1951-01 - 1951-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/36
Scope and Contents Notes from meetings, cuttings and memoranda on Cold War defence, including papers and comments by Leo Amery, Basil Liddell Hart and Lieutenant-General Sir Wilfrid Lindsell on subjects including: a general policy for the Army; rearmament; a meeting with the Templer Committee on cuts to peace time establishments; the rearmament of Germany and Japan.
Dates: 1951-01 - 1951-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League, 1951-01 - 1954-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/37
Scope and Contents Papers and cuttings on Cold War defence, including: notes from League meetings; notes from Basil Liddell Hart on subjects including Soviet forces in Europe and impressions from a tour of Europe; letter from Leo Amery to the Times on the unprepared state of Western Europe; Conservative Research Department memoranda on defence, particularly on Defence White Papers.
Dates: 1951-01 - 1954-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League, 1952-02 - 1952-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/38
Scope and Contents Notes from meetings, cuttings and memoranda on defence, including papers and comments by Leo Amery, Basil Liddell Hart and Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Tuker on subjects including:
new tactics for NATO; lessons from the Normandy campaign of 1944; a European Army; battles in North Africa.
Dates: 1952-02 - 1952-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League, 1953-03 - 1953-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/40
Scope and Contents Minutes of meetings and papers, including: paper by JA on the Suez Canal Zone [Egypt], with notes from a discussion on the paper; comments by Sir Desmond Morton on an article by Basil Liddell Hart about Soviet military thinking; comments by Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Tuker on the defence estimates; an African Army; the balance between arms and numbers of troops.
Dates: 1953-03 - 1953-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League, 1954-11 - 1955-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/44
Scope and Contents Papers and cuttings on Cold War defence, including: papers on atomic warfare; defence estimates; rough notes by Leo Amery; draft by JA for the League report, "Do we still need an Army?"; notes and correspondence on the draft report, with correspondents including Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck, Basil Liddell Hart, Reginald Paget, Major-General Laurence Grand, Lord Balfour of Inchrye, 1st Lord Hore-Belisha, Lieutenant-General Sir Wilfrid Lindsell, Major-General Horace Birks,...
Dates: 1954-11 - 1955-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League: correspondence, 1950-02 - 1955-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/48
Scope and Contents General correspondence with JA as secretary of the League, mainly on distribution and writing of the League report ["The Army in the Nuclear Age"], and membership of the League, with correspondents including: Edward Beddington-Behrens (4); Fitzroy Maclean, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for War (2); Lieutenant-General Sir Wilfrid Lindsell (11); Woodrow Wyatt (2); Norman Gibbs [Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford]; Reginald Paget (5); Lord Balfour of Inchrye...
Dates: 1950-02 - 1955-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League: cuttings, pamphlets, 1944-12 - 1952-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/84
Scope and Contents Includes: press cuttings on defence matters, including a Times supplement on the Territorial Army; memoranda by LSA on the most efficient economic method of warfare and the task of the British Army; review of the first year of NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), by General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Forces in Europe]; copy of the Army Estimates, 1952-53, with a related memorandum and statement by Antony Head, Secretary of State for...
Dates: 1944-12 - 1952-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League: minutes, correspondence, reports, 1948-12 - 1953-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/83
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence, mainly between LSA (as Chairman) and other representatives of the Army League, including Edward Beddington-Behrens (4) and 1st Lord Iliffe, President, with other correspondents including: General Sir Montagu Stopford, Chairman of the Army Cadet Force Association (2); Major-General John Latter, Chairman of the Combined Cadet Force Association, on mountaineering courses (2); Major-General 2nd Lord Bridgeman, Deputy President of the Army Cadet Force Association, on...
Dates: 1948-12 - 1953-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League: press cuttings, 1954-05 - 1955-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/43
Scope and Contents Press cuttings on defence in the nuclear era, including letters and articles from Basil Liddell Hart.
Dates: 1954-05 - 1955-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League: printed papers and pamphlets, 1946-07 - 1954-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/35
Scope and Contents Defence estimates, Parliamentary publications and other published material on defence issues.
Dates: 1946-07 - 1954-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League: report, 1952-01 - 1952-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/39
Scope and Contents Drafts of the report, "The Task of the British Army" [later entitled "The Army in the Nuclear Age"], with comments and minutes of a meeting on the report.
Dates: 1952-01 - 1952-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League: report, 1953-04 - 1954-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/41
Scope and Contents Drafts of the League report on defence [later entitled "The Army in the Nuclear Age"].
Dates: 1953-04 - 1954-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League: report, 1954-06 - 1954-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/42
Scope and Contents Drafts of the League report on defence [later entitled "The Army in the Nuclear Age"].
Dates: 1954-06 - 1954-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League: report, 1955-07 - 1955-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/45
Scope and Contents Drafts and proofs of the League report , including correspondence on the printing and publication of the report, galley proofs and the final corrected copy.
Dates: 1955-07 - 1955-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Army League: reports, 1937-07 - 1955-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/46
Scope and Contents Draft League report with slight annotations, also including copies of the original League report "A Policy for the Army" (1937) with associated press cuttings, "The Army in the Nuclear Age" (1955) and an issue of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s report on foreign affairs (1951).
Dates: 1937-07 - 1955-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Articles, 1933 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/7
Scope and Contents Typescript texts and drafts of articles and some broadcasts on subjects including: General Maxime Weygand; the Local Defence Volunteers; co-operation between the Army and Royal Air Force, particularly relating to operations in France; the need for strong leadership and a small War Cabinet in the direction of the war effort; whether the Royal Air Force should retain its own authority; General Alphonse Georges; France as Britain’s ally; the war of nerves with Germany; Adolf Hitler’s tactics;...
Dates: 1933 - 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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BBC Panorama: Labour Defence, 1987-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/44
Scope and Contents NK interview rushes nos 28 and 29 on Labour’s position on defence, particularly nuclear weapons.
Dates: 1987-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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BBC Panorama: Labour Defence, 1987-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/45
Scope and Contents NK interview rush no 30 on Labour’s position on defence, particularly nuclear weapons.
Dates: 1987-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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BBC Radio 4, Today Programme: NK interview with John Humphries, 1987-10-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/51
Scope and Contents Interview on the Party Conference, mainly on Labour's defence policy following arms reduction talks between the United States and Soviet Union, and also on issues with the extreme Left and a shareholding economy.
Dates: 1987-10-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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Books and journalism aborted, 1990-03 - 1995-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/4/9
Scope and Contents Correspondence on cancelled articles, books and media interviews by JEP, with correspondents including: John Coldstream, Literary Editor of the Daily Telegraph (2); Andrew Painter (6); representatives of Brook Productions Limited (4); James Hanning, Features Desk, the Evening Standard (3); Patrick Cormack (3); Sir Peter Tapsell; Simon Heffer, Deputy Editor of the Spectator; Ian Buruma, Foreign Editor of the Spectator (3). Also includes: texts of a review by JEP of a book on heraldry,...
Dates: 1990-03 - 1995-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some individual files have been closed under the 30-year rule, or where they contain sensitive information on living people. Please see individual files for details.
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Bootle interviews, 1990-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/2/148
Scope and Contents Interview on NATO and European defence issues.
Dates: 1990-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Access copies available.
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Broadcasts, 1955-10 - 1970-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 4/1/27
Scope and Contents Annotated transcripts of television and radio interviews and broadcasts by JEP on subjects including: immigration; defence, particularly cuts in the Middle East, British withdrawal from Singapore (in interviews with Denis Healey, Secretary of State for Defence, 1967), and retaining use of nuclear weapons; floating exchange rates; JEP's book on the relationship between the Ministry of Health and the National Health Service, A New Look at Medicine and Politics; Parliamentary privilege and private...
Dates: 1955-10 - 1970-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some individual files have been closed under the 30-year rule, or where they contain sensitive information on living people. Please see individual files for details.
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Campaign Directorate, 1984-07 - 1986-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 2/1/66
Scope and Contents Memoranda and minutes on strategy for campaigns, mainly by Peter Mandelson, Director of Campaigns and Communications, and also Patricia Hewitt [Press and Broadcasting Secretary] and Philip Gould, including: communications; women’s seminars; the Defence Campaign; the Caring Community and Personal Freedom campaign; the Jobs and Industry Campaign. Also includes: minutes of the Campaign Strategy Committee; correspondence including a letter from Robin Cook, Campaigns Co-ordinator, on his...
Dates: 1984-07 - 1986-02
Conditions Governing Access: Applications for the position of Director of Campaigns and Communications have been closed for data protection reasons.

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