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State security

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 254 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 30 Oct 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/169/41
Scope and Contents

Letter from Stuart Atherley (London General Press, 6 Bouverie Street, London) to WSC enclosing a photograph of a document once belonging to Captain Sidney Reilly of the British Intelligence Service [not present] and asking for advice on whether it should appear in Reilly's published memoirs.

Dates: 30 Oct 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Nov 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/169/43
Scope and Contents Letter from Desmond Morton (3 Beaufort Gardens [London]) to WSC thanking him for informing him that [Captain Sidney] Reilly's memoirs may be published. He suggests that WSC should write to Stuart Atherley asking to see a copy of the manuscript before it is published and discusses the possibility of using the Official Secrets Act ("but an unscrupulous publisher with legal advice can, I fear, drive a coach and horses through that"). He expresses regret that he had not been able to visit...
Dates: 03 Nov 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Nov 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/169/44
Scope and Contents

Letter from Desmond Morton (3 Beaufort Gardens [London]) to WSC [discussing the publication of Captain Sidney Reilly's memoirs]. He reports that the London General Press is a "hole and corner establishment" and that "no one reputable" has heard of Stuart Atherley; recommends that WSC should write to Stuart Atherley to see a copy of the manuscript; and expresses concern at the possibility that Atherley may posses secret information. Signed typescript with manuscript additions.

Dates: 04 Nov 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Nov 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/169/45
Scope and Contents

Letter to [Stuart Atherley] indicating WSC's willingness to see a copy of the manuscript [of Captain Sidney Reilly's memoirs]. Carbon typescript copy.

Dates: 05 Nov 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/45
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "most secret and private" informing Alexander that he is arranging for more exactly textual M.K.'s [Enigma decrypts] to be sent from now on.Annotated by Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant]: "Defence Registry. This telegram is not to be distributed. Will you please return this copy to me.".

Dates: 12 Oct 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), 07 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/91B/13
Scope and Contents

Copy of a telegram from [?] Captain R F Gore Browne forwarded to Commodore Horace Norman, Brigadier Francis de Guingand [Chief of Staff to 8th Army], Group Captain A J Rankin and Director CBME, giving [an Enigma decrypt] of a German situation report for the day, including bomber attacks in the Alamein area [Egypt], information on a Long Range Desert Group unit on the northern edge of the Qattara depression, and German and Italian serviceable tank strengths.

Dates: 07 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 [Aug] 1942 - 07 [Aug] 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/91B/14-17
Scope and Contents Copy of a telegram from [?] Captain R F Gore Browne forwarded to Commodore Horace Norman, Brigadier Francis de Guingand [Chief of Staff to 8th Army], Group Captain A J Rankin and Director CBME, giving [an Enigma decrypt] of a German report on German and Italian supply routes, details of goods already transported, supply difficulties arising from shipping losses and local conditions, congestion in the harbours, and the priority given to troop movements, and an earlier enquiry into the...
Dates: 06 [Aug] 1942 - 07 [Aug] 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Nov 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/91B/19-20
Scope and Contents Minute from [WSC] to "C" [General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6] on reducing the circulation of "Boniface" [codename for Enigma decrypts] in Britain, the Middle East and "Torch" [codename for the Allied invasion of North West Africa] Headquarters, to a new restricted circle, and also to the present circle, which would be gradually phased out. [WSC] also asks that Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] should be kept fully informed with a...
Dates: 21 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Nov 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/91B/21-22
Scope and Contents

Copy of CHAR 20/91B/19 - 20. Carbon copy.

Dates: 21 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/91B/6-7
Scope and Contents Telegram from the Air Ministry to Commander-in-Chief Middle East [General Sir Harold Alexander], marked "Most Immediate", passing on a message from "Boniface" [codename for Enigma decrypts] on subjects including: the numbers of serviceable tanks possessed by the German and Italian forces; Italian infantry and artillery losses and reinforcements since the beginning of July; the German belief in an operation to convey supplies to Malta, and various supporting operations; a search by the German...
Dates: 06 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/91B/8-12
Scope and Contents Copy of a telegram from [?] Captain R F Gore Browne forwarded to Commodore Horace Norman, Brigadier Francis de Guingand [Chief of Staff to 8th Army], Group Captain A J Rankin and Director CBME, giving [an Enigma decrypt] of a report on the battle strength of the German Army in North Africa by divisions, showing personnel, tank strengths, guns and transports, with the same information also given in an attached table (originally separated and given to Lieutenant-General Sir Wilfrid Lindsell...
Dates: 06 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Feb 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/92/24-28
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to King George VI about the situation in North Africa stating that: he is not seriously worried by the events in North Africa and does not doubt the loyalty of Robert Murphy [United States political representative in North Africa]; that the divisions between the French are due to General de Gaulle's hostility to Britain and that his refusal to make a friendly settlement at Casablanca [Morocco] angered the United States; that Husky [capture of Sicily] is due to commence in...
Dates: 22 Feb 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/87/8
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC [Cairo, Egypt] to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] marked "most secret and personal" informing him that false rumours about WSC's movements are being spread through special channels to confuse the enemy.

Dates: 05 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), 16 Oct 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94B/201
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Harry Crookshank [Postmaster General] "Personal and Confidential" informing of his appreciation for the assistance of his department in supplying the communication needs of the establishment at Bletchley Park [Buckinghamshire] Initialled.

Dates: 16 Oct 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 16 Oct 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94B/200
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Sir Wyndham Portal [1st Commissioner of Works and Public Buildings] marked "Personal and Confidential" informing him of his appreciation for the speed in which his department carried out some construction work at Bletchley Park [Buckinghamshire] Signed.

Dates: 16 Oct 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), [1927]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/152/60-65
Scope and Contents

Statement by Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] on the discovery by the Government of documents showing that the Russian trade delegation has been used as a cover for subversive activities in Britain by Soviet agents. Another copy at CHAR 2/152/66-71. Another version at CHAR 2/152/72-82.

Dates: [1927]
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), 06 Nov 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/126/58
Scope and Contents Circular letter from George Springfield, executive chairman of the Institute of Journalists and H M Richardson, General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists (The Institute of Journalists, Tudor Street, London) to WSC asking him, as a member of the executive of the English Speaking Union, to support the claim to compensation of Mrs Stan Harding, a journalist who was imprisoned for espionage by the Soviet government in Russia as a result of a false charge by Marguerite Harrison, a...
Dates: 06 Nov 1923
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), 10 Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/22B/112-113
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of Norway [Johan Nygaardsvold] asking him to reconsider a decision to withdraw Captain Rocher-Lund from Stockholm [Sweden] since he is very useful to the British Intelligence Services.

Dates: 10 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Nov 1939 - 30 Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/3/3
Scope and Contents First Lord of the Admiralty's printed minutes, November 1939.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (sometimes annotated with additional printed information) to: Deputy Chief of Naval Staff [Rear-Admiral Tom Phillips]; [Permanent] Secretary [Sir Archibald Carter]; the Sea Lords, particularly [3rd Sea Lord and] Controller [Rear-Admiral Bruce Fraser] and 1st Sea Lord [Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound]; various naval directors; Professor [F A] Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell] and Major...
Dates: 01 Nov 1939 - 30 Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/3
Scope and Contents

Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] to Admiralty, on banning British and neutral trawlers from fishing in the North Sea. [Carbon].

Dates: 01 Dec 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Dec 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/37/5
Scope and Contents

Telegram from Captain MacIlwaine, fitting out ships at Harland and Wolff, Belfast [Northern Ireland] to Admiralty, reporting that Sir Otto Jaffe, a prominent German Jew, was a suspected spy. MacIlwaine alleges that Jaffe had made an exhaustive report to the German Government on Belfast, and that he had been seen spying on ships fitting out "from an unusual place of observation". [Carbon].

Dates: 04 Dec 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Nov] [1939]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2A/101
Scope and Contents

Copy of first page of a letter from WSC to Maurice [?Hankey] reporting on an interview with [Sir Stewart] Menzies [Head of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6] and discussing an enquiry into the Secret Service. Unsigned carbon.

Dates: [Nov] [1939]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 19 Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2A/102-107
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] on replacing Sir Hugh Sinclair as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service with Captain [Gerald] Muirhead-Gould RN; also the need to improve Admiralty intelligence services, with note to Private Secretary on distribution. [carbon and draft].

Dates: 19 Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 09 Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2B/112-113
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] to Sir Archibald Carter [Permanent Secretary of Admiralty] asking for nominations from WSC and [Admiral of the Fleet Sir] Dudley Pound [1st Sea Lord] for Admiral [Sir Hugh] Sinclair's replacement as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service.

Dates: 09 Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 21 Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2B/120-124
Scope and Contents

Letter from [1st] Lord Vansittart [Chief Diplomatic Adviser to Foreign Secretary] to WSC, enclosing copy of letter to Sir Kingsley Wood, Secretary of State for Air, containing information from a private source on German air and naval capabilities; with letter of thanks from WSC to Vansittart.

Dates: 21 Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.