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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 254 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: Munitions., 12 Jul 1918 - 24 Aug 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 15/60
Scope and Contents

A (Air) Air Ministry Daily Summaries of Air Intelligence, 4th Series Nos, 11-27, 5th Series Nos. 19-21 [printed].

Dates: 12 Jul 1918 - 24 Aug 1918
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Munitions., Sep 1917 - 31 May 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 15/86A-B
Scope and Contents

E (Engineering) Mechanical Warfare Department - various papers, mainly on tanks including memo by Sir Tennyson d'Eyncourt; Intelligence reports on German tanks; papers on tank production; papers of Munitions Council Committee on Tanks, Sep 1917.

Dates: Sep 1917 - 31 May 1918
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Intelligence Reports., 06 Aug 1942 - 21 Nov 1942

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

Telegrams and minutes relating to intelligence on German and Italian forces in North Africa.Contents originally removed on grounds of national security and deposited in Cabinet Office on 30 Jul 1963, but returned to file in February 2000.

Dates: 06 Aug 1942 - 21 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Military Intelligence Reports., Jul 1940 - Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16
Scope and Contents

Volume of typed weekly intelligence reports from the General Staff at the War Office.

Dates: Jul 1940 - Sep 1940
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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Official: War and Air: Cabinet papers., 06 Jan 1920 - 18 Dec 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/54
Scope and Contents Includes papers and memoranda prepared by: WSC; Rear-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes; Brigadier-General Arthur Turner, British Baltic Military Mission; Harold Williams; Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe, Director of Military Operations; Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Harington, Commander of the Army of the Black Sea; and other War and Air officials.Also includes notes and minutes by WSC, Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War],...
Dates: 06 Jan 1920 - 18 Dec 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 17 which has been removed on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review date 1 January 2021.
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, 22 Feb 1919 - 31 Mar 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Rear-Admiral Richard Webb [Assistant High Commissioner to Turkey]; David Lloyd George; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] on matters discussed at the Paris [France] Peace Conference, including his assessment of figures such as [Georges] Clemenceau [Prime Minister of France] (11); Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard offering to resign as Chief of Air Staff on health grounds...
Dates: 22 Feb 1919 - 31 Mar 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Feb 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/45
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] (3); "Reggie" [Brigadier-General Reginald Barnes] (2); 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary] (4); 1st Lord Islington [earlier John Dickson-Poynder] (2); Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; David Lloyd George; Herbert Fisher [President of the Board of Education]; P Sabline (4), G Wolkov, A Soldatenkov, and Lieutenant-General N Yermolov (2) [Russian Embassy]; Colonel Walter Kirke [Deputy Director...
Dates: 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Feb 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 02 Sep 1920 - 31 Oct 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/49
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Tomkinson; 1st Lord Inverforth [earlier Andrew Weir, Minister of Munitions] (2); 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge, Private Secretary to King George V] (3); Major-General Sir Charles Harington [Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff]; Harold Williams; Lieutenant-General 10th Lord Cavan; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] (3); P Sabline [Russian Embassy]; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff]; General...
Dates: 02 Sep 1920 - 31 Oct 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folio 64 which is only available in 'sanitised' form under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review date 1 January 2032.
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Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Brigadier-General Edward Spears, Major Gerald Geiger and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] and War Office officials., 01 Feb 1920 - 11 Feb 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/64
Scope and Contents Also includes copies of correspondence from Major-General Tom Bridges on war memorials in Belgium; copy letters from Sinclair to some of those mentioned above and to General Edward Buat, Chief of French General Staff; copy of a report from General Janin, Head of the French Military Mission in Siberia [Russia]; cutting from French newspaper; soft-bound collection of documents on Russia.Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning Russia and Poland, including the role of various...
Dates: 01 Feb 1920 - 11 Feb 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Brigadier-General Edward Spears, Major Gerald Geiger and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War], WSC and War Office officials., 12 Feb 1920 - 28 Feb 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/65
Scope and Contents Also includes copies of correspondence from Frank Rattigan [Charge d'Affaires in Romania]; Major-General Sir William Thwaites [Director of Military Intelligence, War Office] (2).Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning Russia and Poland, including the role of various anti-Bolsheviks in Paris, such as Boris Savinkov, the position of General Anton Denikin and the Ukraine, and the impact of the conflict on the Baltic states, Romania, and Japan; French public opinion of Alexandre...
Dates: 12 Feb 1920 - 28 Feb 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folio 2 which is only available in 'sanitised' form under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review date 1 January 2032.
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Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Brigadier-General Edward Spears, Major Gerald Geiger and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to WSC, Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe [Director of Military Operations] and War Office officials., 01 Mar 1920 - 30 Apr 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/66
Scope and Contents Also includes correspondence from Boris Savinkov (3); General Yevgenii Miller; Nikolai Tchaikovsky; Neill Malcolm of the British Military Mission in Berlin [Germany], and copies of messages from other Russian figures, such as P Sabline and Anton Denikin, and French Generals Maurice Pelle and Nollet; a biography of Lenin; a French pamphlet on the Red Army, notes of a meeting of the Russo-German society in paris.Subjects include: French foreign policy concerning Russia and Turkey, particularly...
Dates: 01 Mar 1920 - 30 Apr 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Major Gerald Geiger [Head] of the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] and War Office officials., 03 Jan 1921 - 14 Jan 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/75
Scope and Contents Also includes notes and minutes between WSC and Sinclair; correspondence from: Sophia Kolchak on her financial situation; Sir Herbert Creedy [Secretary, War Office]; Lieutenant-General Sir Alexander Godley [Military Secretary]; cutting from a French newspaper.Subjects include: Geiger's impressions of Raiberti [French Minister of War]; arrangements for WSC's visit to Paris; the activities of various Russians in Paris; the role of the Mission; French political changes; Geiger's position and...
Dates: 03 Jan 1921 - 14 Jan 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on demobilisation and the reorganisation of the Air Ministry., 01 Feb 1919 - 28 Feb 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: King Manuel II on the "future of Portugal"; General Sir William Robertson [General Officer Commanding-in-Chief the Forces in Great Britain] (3); 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on appointing neither Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard or General Sir John Cowans as Governor of Nigeria (2); Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal] passing on a copy of a letter from Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Lawson on a decline in his pay and position; Philip Kerr [later...
Dates: 01 Feb 1919 - 28 Feb 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, minutes, notes, and other papers., 31 Dec 1920 - 31 Jan 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/71
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Colonel Walter Kirke [Deputy Director Military Operations]; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (4); Secretary to the Cabinet [Sir Maurice Hankey].Also includes minutes and notes from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; a map of Persia [later Iran]; WSC's notes on a visit to Paris [France] and talks with Alexandre Millerand...
Dates: 31 Dec 1920 - 31 Jan 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign., 01 Apr 1919 - 30 Apr 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/6
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Ian Hamilton refuting press allegations; Walter Roch on the Dardanelles [Turkey] Inquiry; Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig [Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders] (2); General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] on matters discussed at the Paris [France] Peace Conference (7); 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Colonel James Blair [Chief, British Military Mission in Siberia]; 1st Lord Haldane...
Dates: 01 Apr 1919 - 30 Apr 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: intelligence reports., 28 Mar-23 Dec 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/61
Scope and Contents Includes secret intelligence reports, intercepted documents and notes of interviews on various subjects including: a copy of the constitution of the Irish Republication Brotherhood; affairs in Poland including opposition to Bolshevism; Savinkoff [Boris Savinkov], [Pyotr] Wrangel, Balahovitch and counter-revolutionaries; the People's Voluntary Army and Russian Political Committee; an approach by [Vladimir] Lenin to [Guglielmo] Marconi to assist with the reorganisation of Russian wireless;...
Dates: 28 Mar-23 Dec 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Opened June 2013 except for folios 76-89 which are available in sanitised form on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review date 1 January 2032.
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Official: War and Air: memoranda, notes, and other correspondence on Russia., 02 Sep 1919 - 22 Sep 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/25
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (7); Gregori Alexinsky; Lieutenant-General Sir Hubert Gough [Chief, Allied Mission Baltic]; General Nikolai Youdenitch; Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Kisch (2); Major-General Neill Malcolm [British Military Mission, Berlin, Germany]; Brigadier-General Edward Spears [Head of the British Military Mission to Paris, France]; local government officials from north...
Dates: 02 Sep 1919 - 22 Sep 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: memoranda, notes, and other correspondence on Russia, mainly between WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 31 Dec 1919 - 23 Nov 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/56
Scope and Contents Also includes correspondence from Boris Savinkov and Arthur Balfour [Lord President of Council], and from Sinclair to the Director of Military Operations [Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe] and Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; notes of interviews with Ukrainian political figures; a comparison of the views of WSC and David Lloyd George.Subjects include: support for Generals Anton Denikin and Peter Wrangel; Galician Ukrainians; the general military...
Dates: 31 Dec 1919 - 23 Nov 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: memoranda, notes, and other correspondence on Russian economic affairs., 18 Jun 1919 - 30 Sep 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/27
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Oliver Locker-Lampson; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (18); Vladimir Litvinov-Falynsky (2); Sir Picton Bagge (6); George Young (2); 1st Lord Curzon [Lord President of Council] (2); Frederick Butler (Department of Overseas Trade) (2); Colonel Richard Steel; Piotr Rutenberg; and Sidney Reilly on intelligence reports about Rutenberg.Subjects covered by the file include: economic assistance for...
Dates: 18 Jun 1919 - 30 Sep 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: various papers., 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/2
Scope and Contents Includes minutes of a meeting of the Committee on the Limitation of Armaments; a War Office memorandum on WSC's and other appointments; copy of Army Orders for 1919; copies of telegrams from the Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh] on potential police strikes; RAF demobilisation form; precis on the Roger Casement letters; outline of scheme of army reorganisation; notes from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso], Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary...
Dates: 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Apr 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/51A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes (and telegrams) from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade]; 1st Lord Peel [Under-Secretary of State for War]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Sir Herbert Creedy; Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Chief of the Air Staff [Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Major-General Fabian Ware; [David Lloyd George]; Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal]; Director of...
Dates: 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Apr 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Sep 1920 - 24 Dec 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/53A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Herbert Creedy]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; 10th Lord Scarbrough [Director General Territorial and Volunteer Forces]; Chief of the Air Staff [Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Director of Military Operations [Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Finance Member [Sir Archibald Williamson,...
Dates: 01 Sep 1920 - 24 Dec 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: weekly resumes., 01 Aug 1940 - 03 Oct 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/6
Scope and Contents

Printed reviews of the naval, military and air situation, including: home waters; the Mediterranean; attacks on shipping; enemy shipping; minelaying; minesweeping; Germany; the Middle East; Africa; air defence; air attacks on Germany and Italy; enemy intelligence; the Balkans; home security; economic warfare; Italy; the North Sea; the United States; the Soviet Union.

Dates: 01 Aug 1940 - 03 Oct 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: weekly resumes., 14 Nov 1940 - 26 Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/8
Scope and Contents

Printed reviews of the naval, military and air situation, including: home waters; the Mediterranean; enemy intelligence; shipping losses; enemy shipping; minelaying and minesweeping; Germany; the Balkans; the Middle East; air attacks on enemy territory; air attacks on Britain; Italy; Africa; air intelligence; home security.

Dates: 14 Nov 1940 - 26 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Weekly Intelligence Reports: Eastern., 19 Sep 1917 - 26 Sep 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/30
Scope and Contents Includes printed summaries of affairs in various countries including Russia and Egypt with notes by William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech, Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet].Subjects covered include: T E Lawrence [later T E Shaw, also known as "Lawrence of Arabia"] and the Arab movement in Syria; affairs in Russia including [Alexander] Kerensky's ministerial crisis and the surrender of General Korniloff; the political and religious situation in Sudan and East Africa; and enemy...
Dates: 19 Sep 1917 - 26 Sep 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open