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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 254 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: Articles., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/316
Scope and Contents Proofs and offprints of articles and short pieces by WSC including: a foreword to a book about Marthe Cnockaert-Roulers and the work of the secret service; "Prohibition"; "Britain must hear the truth" and "Tell England the truth" on the increasing military strengths of Germany and Japan, the likelihood of war in Europe and the importance of increasing the defences of the United Kingdom; an introduction to a reprinted edition of WSC's "The River War" on his experiences in the Sudan; and a reply...
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: articles: Evening Standard 2., 13 May 1937 - 03 Sep 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/570
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "Defending the Empire" on the issue of Commonwealth defence, especially air and naval power; "America looks at Europe" on the good relations between the United States, Britain and France, American neutrality, Britain's war debt, and the American role in keeping gold prices stable; "The Rome-Berlin Axis" on relations between Italy and Germany, and Italy and Britain; "Vive la France!" on the fall of Leon Blum's Government and...
Dates: 13 May 1937 - 03 Sep 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), A-B., Sep 1945 - Jun 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/18A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Deakin (9); [George Gordon] Allen (16); Sir John Slessor on information on the Coastal Command in 1943; Thomas Allen, publisher, on Canadian editions of the memoirs (5); 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] on Sir Edward Spears reviewing "Their Finest Hour" (volume 2); "Max", 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken]; Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (2); Ernest Passant, Director of Research, Librarian and Keeper of the Papers, Foreign Office...
Dates: Sep 1945 - Jun 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), J-Pownall., Jan 1946 - Apr 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/20A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: R V Jones on bombing science (4); Lieutenant-General Wladyslaw Anders [former Commander, Polish forces in Iran and Palestine] on the Katyn [Soviet Union] massacre; Denis Kelly [WSC's literary assistant] (7); William Deakin (10); Daniel Longwell [editor of Life Magazine]; Frank Rye on the Westminster by-election [1924]; "Bill", 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph]; 1st Lord Portal [of Hungerford, earlier Sir Charles Portal];...
Dates: Jan 1946 - Apr 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), M-Z., Jan 1942 - Mar 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/23A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Ian Fraser, Chairman of St Dunstan's; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor]; Sir Thomas Moore (2); Lord Mountbatten of Burma (3) including (2) on Canada and the Dieppe raid [France]; 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph]; Cecil Aspinall-Oglander on 1st Lord Keyes and King Leopold of Belgium; Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (3); William Deakin (2); Admiral William Leahy, Chief of Staff [to President...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Mar 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: miscellaneous correspondence., Dec 1885 - Feb 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/66
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major-General Sir Percy Hobart requesting WSC to write a foreword for his history of the Royal Tank Regiment; Walter Graebner [London representative of Time-Life International] on the painter Jacques Majorelle; Desmond Flower, director of Cassell and Company; John Wyndham [later 1st Lord Egremont and 6th Lord Leconfield] (Foreign Office) on a letter by ex-Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (5); Sir Ian Jacob...
Dates: Dec 1885 - Feb 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 3., Dec 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/649
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "The Most Thrilling Days I Have Ever Lived" on his experiences as First Lord of the Admiralty, on board the Enchantress, visiting the British Naval Fleet, his threat to resign, and the decision to order the Fleet to its war stations; "With the Kaiser on Parade" on his experiences as Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, viewing the manoeuvres of the German Army in 1906, WSC's impressions of its strength, and his meeting with Young Turks in...
Dates: Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 4., 01 Jun 1941 - 06 Jul 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/693
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "The Battle of Jutland", giving details of the battle and [Lord] Jellicoe's role; "Why we did not hang the Kaiser" on [David] Lloyd George's desire to put Kaiser Wilhelm II on trial in the aftermath of World War I, the ultimate responsibility for acts of war, and Wilhelm's refuge in the Netherlands; "'The Moonstone' by Wilkie Collins" [rewritten as a short story] (2 parts); "June 28" on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife,...
Dates: 01 Jun 1941 - 06 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: The Second World War., 1939 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/398A-F
Scope and Contents Material - Official: Air Ministry: Air Scientific Intelligence Reports by R V Jones, with covering notes by Jones File includes: ASI Report No 1, "The Hitler Waffe", 11 Nov 1939, giving the story behind Hitler's "Secret Weapon" speech of 19 Sep 1939 ASI Report No 10, "The X-Gerat", 12 Jan 1940, telling the intelligence story behind the X-apparatus ASI Report No 7, "The Edda Revived", 17 Jul 1940, giving account of how R V Jones concluded that the Germans had radar, and that "Wotan" was the...
Dates: 1939 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter 16 "The offensive in the Aether."., Jul 1948 - Nov 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/268
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 16 "The offensive in the Aether" annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, [George] Gordon Allen, 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier Frederick Lindemann], Sir Edward Marsh, Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], Professor R V Jones [former Director of Intelligence Research at the Air Ministry], and...
Dates: Jul 1948 - Nov 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter 17 "Malta and the Desert."., Jan 1949 - Nov 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/269A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 17 "Malta and the Desert" (provisionally entitled "Desert delays and Malta") annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, [George] Gordon Allen, Sir Edward Marsh, Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, and 1st Lord Ismay.Some source material is also...
Dates: Jan 1949 - Nov 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "Thoughts and Adventures."., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/319
Scope and Contents Proofs and offprints of WSC's articles which were collectively published as "Thoughts and Adventures" including: "Winston Churchill described the Battle of Sidney Street" on his actions as Home Secretary; "In the air" on WSC's personal experiences of flying and his encouragement of the development of military aviation while First Lord of the Admiralty; "My own spy story" on espionage during World War I and WSC's experiences on the Western Front; "Plugstreet" on his posting to Ploegsteert...
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Various correspondence., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/306
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Reeves Shaw of the Strand magazine on articles by WSC (4); Jonathan Cape asking WSC to write an introduction to a book on Napoleon; Arthur Bertie; Hugh Dent of J M Dent and Sons (2); Leonie, Lady Leslie giving information about Leonard Jerome [WSC's grandfather]; Ivor Nicholson; Edward Marsh on his work proof-reading WSC's articles (2); Frank Witts, Military Instructor at Sandhurst, on the use of "The World Crisis" as a text book (3); Shane Leslie on the Philippines...
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: notes and correspondence., 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/151
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] on relations with China and a budget prepared by WSC; [1st Lord] Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith, Secretary of State for India] on the threat to Afghanistan by the Soviet Union; [Sir Maurice] Hankey [Cabinet Secretary]; Sir Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary] on foreign policy; Sir Robert Lynn on the resignation of [1st] Lord Cecil [of Chelwood as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster]; and George [1st] Lord Lloyd [of Dolobran].Also...
Dates: 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 292 - 297., 12 Feb 1925 - 19 Mar 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/79
Scope and Contents Typescript reports on Communist organisations including the Communist Party in Britain; the National Minority Movement; the Young Communist League; the National Unemployed Workers' Committee Movement; Irish Revolutionary activities in Britain; the Communist International; Friends of Italian Freedom; the industrial activities of extremists; International Trade Union Unity.
Dates: 12 Feb 1925 - 19 Mar 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 298 - 303., 26 Mar 1925 - 07 May 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/80
Scope and Contents Typescript reports on Communist organisations including the Communist Party in Britain; the National Minority Movement; the Young Communist League; Irish Revolutionary activities in Britain; International Trade Union Unity; Workers' International relief.
Dates: 26 Mar 1925 - 07 May 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 304 - 314., 14 May 1925 - 23 Jul 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/81
Scope and Contents Typescript reports on Communist organisations including the Communist Party in Britain; International Trade Union Unity; the Young Communist League; Irish Revolutionary activities in Britain; International Red Aid; the Egyptian Communist Party; the Quadruple Alliance of British Trade Unions; the National Minority Movement; the proposed International Miners' delegation to the Soviet Union; the National Unemployed Workers' Committee Movement.Also includes: a copy of a letter from Ernest Bevin...
Dates: 14 May 1925 - 23 Jul 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 315 - 321., 20 Jul 1925 - 10 Sep 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/82
Scope and Contents Typescript reports on Communist organisations including industrial crisis; the industrial alliance between unions; the Communist Party in Britain; the National Minority Movement; the Young Communist League; Irish Revolutionary activities in Britain; National Fascisti; propaganda among the Armed Forces; International Class War Prisoners' Aid; Workers' International Relief; International Red Aid; the British delegation of Labour MPs to the Soviet Union; the unofficial seamen's strike; the Labour...
Dates: 20 Jul 1925 - 10 Sep 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open with the exception of folio 52 (3 pages) which has been closed on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review 2021.
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 322 - 328., 05 Sep 1925 - 29 Oct 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/83
Scope and Contents Typescript reports on Communist organisations including Communism at the Trades Union Congress; Communism and the seamen's strike; the Sunday Worker; the Workers' Defence Corps; the National Minority Movement; the Young Communist League; Irish Revolutionary activities in Britain; the industrial alliance between unions; the Miners'delegation to the Soviet Union; Communists and the Labour Party; International Trade Union Unity; the British delegation of Labour MPs to the Soviet Union; the...
Dates: 05 Sep 1925 - 29 Oct 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 329 - 339., 20 Jan 1926 - 08 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/147
Scope and Contents Typescript reports on Communist organisations, including: the Communist Party in Britain; the National Minority Movement; the Industrial Alliance; the Teachers' Labour League; the Workers' International League; Communists and the Labour Party; Communists and the National Union of Railwaymen.
Dates: 20 Jan 1926 - 08 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 340 - 350., 15 Apr 1926 - 12 Aug 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/148
Scope and Contents Typescript reports on Communist organisations, including: the Independent Labour Party; the National Minority Movement; Communist propaganda in the Armed Forces; the Young Communist League; the Communists and the General Strike; May Day demonstrations; Anglo-Soviet Trade Union unity.
Dates: 15 Apr 1926 - 12 Aug 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 351 - 361., 19 Aug 1926 - 28 Oct 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/149
Scope and Contents Typescript reports on Communist organisations, including: the Anglo-Soviet Joint Advisory Council; the National Minority Movement; Workers' International Relief; the Young Communist League; the National Left Wing Conference; Trade Union "Unity"; the Communist Party in Britain.
Dates: 19 Aug 1926 - 28 Oct 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 362 - 369., 04 Nov 1926 - 30 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/150
Scope and Contents Typescript reports on Communist organisations, including: the Communists and the coal dispute; the Communist Party in Britain; the Young Communist League; the National Minority Movement; Class War Prisoners' Aid.
Dates: 04 Nov 1926 - 30 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on the Communist Party., 20 Feb 1925 - 21 Dec 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/78
Scope and Contents Includes: the report on the Communist Movement in Britain, June 1924 - February 1925, on subjects including: the industrial activities of the Communist Party in Britain; the National Minority Movement; the campaign for a united Trade Union International; the Communists' attitude to the Labour Government and Labour Party; anti-militarist propaganda; contact with communists abroad; changes in party procedure; party membership, finance and press; propaganda in the Co-operative societies;...
Dates: 20 Feb 1925 - 21 Dec 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Munitions., 01 Apr 1917 - 31 Jul 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 15/50A-B
Scope and Contents A (Allies) - United States of America Various papers including report of Captain J A Leeming, as Trench Warfare representative with British Mission to the United States; photographs of tests of coal dust as an explosive; Foreign Office telegrams, mainly to and from Sir Cecil Spring Rice, British Ambassador to the United States, on munitions supply; Sir Ernest Moir on his resignation from the American Department; Telegrams from 1st Lord Northcliffe [earlier Alfred Harmsworth], head of British...
Dates: 01 Apr 1917 - 31 Jul 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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