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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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Official: War Cabinet: Weekly Intelligence Reports: Eastern., 04 Oct 1917 - 27 Dec 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/31
Scope and Contents

Includes printed summaries of affairs in various countries including Russia, Egypt and Armenia with notes by William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech, Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet].Subjects covered include: the arrest of Bolo Pasha; British diplomacy in Turkey; unrest in Russia; the blockade of the Red Sea and Zionism.

Dates: 04 Oct 1917 - 27 Dec 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Weekly Intelligence Reports: Western and General., 18 Jul 1917 - 26 Sep 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/28
Scope and Contents

Includes printed summaries of affairs throughout the British empire and Africa and other parts of the world with notes by Leo Amery [Secretary of State for the Colonies and for the Dominions].Subjects covered include: financial negotiations with the United States; opinions among Labour movements in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa of conscription and war; peace discussions with Germany; shipping; and inter-imperial exchange.

Dates: 18 Jul 1917 - 26 Sep 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Weekly Intelligence Reports: Western and General., 03 Oct 1917 - 27 Dec 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/29
Scope and Contents

Includes printed summaries of affairs throughout the British empire and Africa and other parts of the world with notes by Leo Amery [Secretary of State for the Colonies and for the Dominions].Subjects covered include: shipping; peace discussions; Germany's attitude towards a post-war trade war; the Allied war conference; enemy agents in Italy; and affairs in Germany.

Dates: 03 Oct 1917 - 27 Dec 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency, Woodford [Essex] Election: correspondence and material., 25 May 1945 - 23 Aug 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/105
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Charles Eade [Editor of the Sunday Dispatch]; Sir James Hawkey [Chairman of Epping [Essex] Division Conservative Association and Mayor of Wanstead and Woodford] (4).Subjects include: campaign details such as colours to be worn, election expenses etc.; editing WSC's election addresses; restrictions on information on local rocket attacks for post war security; a reference to a photograph of WSC taken at the Albert Hall (1944); the views of WSC's opponent, Alexander...
Dates: 25 May 1945 - 23 Aug 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Group Captain Maclean., 04 Feb 1938 - 22 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/339
Scope and Contents Includes notes, memoranda and correspondence by and from Group Captain Lachlan Maclean, including: Maclean on subjects including his decision to resign from the RAF, and a memorandum by Maclean on the parity of Air Forces; Bomber Command training report, 1937, by Air Chief Marshal Sir Edgar Ludlow-Hewitt, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Bomber Command; notes on Air Estimates; diagram of the peace time organization of the RAF; Sir Kingsley Wood, Secretary of State for Air, on Maclean's...
Dates: 04 Feb 1938 - 22 Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Wing-Commander Anderson., 20 May 1936 - 24 Nov 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/271
Scope and Contents Correspondence and notes from Wing-Commander Charles Anderson, Director of Training, Air Ministry, later commander of RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, including: RAF personnel statistics; notes on training Air Observers; a memorandum on RAF training policy in general, including morale, the RAF's function, its readiness for war, reserves, funding, the dangers of over-specialization, the problems of rapid expansion, the shortage and increase in training schools, and specialised training;...
Dates: 20 May 1936 - 24 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Wing Commander Anderson., 27 Jan 1937 - 07 Jul 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/303
Scope and Contents Includes notes, memoranda and correspondence by and from Wing Commander Charles Anderson [former Director of Training, Air Ministry] and commander of RAF Hucknall [Nottinghamshire], including: Anderson on RAF intake, obsolete armaments and aircraft, poor facilities, the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Sir John Steel, the difficulties arising from expansion of the RAF, a mass flight over London, German war economics, and building up the RAF Reserve; correspondence and notes by Group Captain...
Dates: 27 Jan 1937 - 07 Jul 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Wing Commander Anderson., 22 Oct 1935 - 23 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/304
Scope and Contents Includes notes, memoranda and correspondence from and by Wing Commander Charles Anderson [former Director of Training, Air Ministry] and commander of RAF Hucknall [Nottinghamshire] and Group Captain Lachlan MacLean, including: Anderson on the RAF's lack of inspiration and poor morale, new Home Commands organization and levels of debt among RAF officers; MacLean on subjects including the shortcomings of aircraft, aircraft production and maintenance, officer levels, air defence exercises,...
Dates: 22 Oct 1935 - 23 Dec 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Wing Commander Anderson., 13 Dec 1937 - 17 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/338
Scope and Contents Includes notes, memoranda and correspondence by and from Wing Commander Charles Anderson, Commander of No 1 Armaments Training Camp, including: notes on the employment of RAF officers; summaries and analyses of flying accidents, 1937; map of RAF stations and air commands in Britain; Air Ministry press summary; group orders on inquiries into damage to aircraft; RAF intelligence summaries, 1938; Squadron Leader Richard Atcherley, Senior Air Staff Officer, RAF Training Command, on training;...
Dates: 13 Dec 1937 - 17 Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Wing-Commander Anderson., 01 Mar 1939 - 13 Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/372
Scope and Contents Notes, memoranda and correspondence by and from Wing-Commander Charles Anderson [Commander No 1 Armament Training, Catfoss, Yorkshire], including: copy of Air Ministry Orders on short service commissions; notes on the strength of various squadrons; report by Air Commodore Hugh Champion de Crespigny, Air Officer Commanding No 25 (Armament) Group, on the armament training of No 144 (Bomber) Squadron, in bombing, gunnery and equipment; account of aircraft conditions for a bombing raid over...
Dates: 01 Mar 1939 - 13 Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., Jun 1936 - 30 Mar 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/295
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Ormsby-Gore [Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 4th Lord Harlech] on the Peel Commission [into Britain's Palestine Mandate]; "Harold R" [1st Lord Rothermere, earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on Randolph Churchill's interview with General Franco for the Daily Mail, and Franco's sensible policies; Oliver Locker-Lampson; 4th Lord Camden, President, Kent Council of Social Service; Philip Guedalla [Honorary Director, Ibero- American Institute of Great...
Dates: Jun 1936 - 30 Mar 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 10 Jan 1935 - 30 Jun 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/296A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Carl Bechhofer Roberts on subjects including his biography of WSC, and particularly the Abdication Crisis [of King Edward VIII, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor] (2); Ivy, Lady Chamberlain; Cosmo Lang [Archbishop of Canterbury]; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Foreign Secretary, on a speech by WSC in a foreign affairs debate, and his tribute to the Foreign Office; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [President, League of Nations Union, earlier Lord...
Dates: 10 Jan 1935 - 30 Jun 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 01 Aug 1938 - 30 Sep 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/331
Scope and Contents Correspondents, mainly on Czechoslovakia and the Munich Crisis, include: Lord Halifax ("E") [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin], Foreign Secretary (4); Admiral Sir William Goodenough on WSC's part in raising naval morale; Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister]; Sir John Haslam; Robert Boothby on subjects including announcing negotiations with France and the Soviet Union to deter Hitler from invading Czechoslovakia, the leak of his and WSC's idea to use a message from King George VI as a way...
Dates: 01 Aug 1938 - 30 Sep 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 16 Oct 1938 - 31 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/334
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Thomas Magnay; Robert Boothby; "Eddie" [6th Lord Winterton, earlier Lord Turnour]; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (? 2); Lewis Namier; Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister]; [Henry] Wickham Steed on a proposition for an international union by Clarence Streit; Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton]; Roy Harrod on the faults of national government; [Lauchlan] MacNeill Weir; Edward Heath, President, Oxford Union Society; Sir Roger Keyes (2); Josiah Wedgwood;...
Dates: 16 Oct 1938 - 31 Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 12 Dec 1938 - 27 Feb 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/357A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Laura, Lady Lovat (3); Bernard Baruch (3); Ian Roy, Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Home Affairs; 1st Lord Hailey [former Director of the African Research Survey]; "Edward" [Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, Foreign Secretary] on a meeting of the Focus in Defence of Freedom and Peace (2); Sir Henry Fildes; Vice-Amiral Paul Guepratte; Hugh Fraser; Vice-Admiral Kenneth Dewar on his book "The Navy from Within" (5);...
Dates: 12 Dec 1938 - 27 Feb 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: correspondence with or about Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz]., Sep 1939 - Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/386
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: Major-General Sir Vernon Kell [MI5] (3); Monsieur Berthoin, Secretary General of the French Ministry of the Interior; Lord MacMillan [of Aberfeldy, Minister of Information] (3) and [1st] Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Principal Adviser to Ministry of Information] on WSC's recommendation to make use of Reves' services; Paul Reynaud, French Minister of Finance.Subjects covered by the file include: Reves distributing articles and Allied propaganda in the...
Dates: Sep 1939 - Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence., 08 Jan 1938 - [1940]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/336
Scope and Contents Correspondents on defence issues include: 5th Lord Munster [earlier Geoffry FitzClarence] (2); Robert Cary on developments in Japanese naval armaments and the implications for Singapore; Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, on WSC's notes on aircraft types (2); Sir Henry Strakosch (3); F A Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell] on Strakosch's figures for the air raids on Barcelona [Spain]; [Eric] John Hodsoll [Inspector-General], Home Office ARP Department, on the state of the ARP programme,...
Dates: 08 Jan 1938 - [1940]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence., 06 Nov 1936 - 20 Jan 1942

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: Correspondence and papers., 09 Jan 1937 - 23 Feb 1938

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

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 in unsanitised form in Sep 2022, previously available as a 'sanitised' photocopy).
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Correspondence etc., 09 Feb 1920 - 28 Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/267
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Frederick Beaumont-Nesbitt [Military Attache, Paris, France] on WSC's visit to see French military manoeuvres at Aix-en-Provence and the Maginot Line (2); "George L" [1st Lord Lloyd of Dolobran]; Alan Herbert, introducing Major-General Sir Percy Hobart [Inspector, Royal Tank Corps, and Commander, Tank Brigade] (2); Desmond Morton on subjects including meeting the representative of the Spanish Nationalists, the Marques del Moral, Communist atrocities in Spain, the...
Dates: 09 Feb 1920 - 28 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Inventions and Suggestions., 22 Dec 1936 - 28 Dec 1937

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: Memoranda etc., 14 Feb 1936 - 26 Oct 1936

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: Germany and the European Situation: Memoranda., 19 Aug 1937 - 23 Nov 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/340A-B
Scope and Contents Notes and memoranda on Germany, Czechoslovakia and Europe, including: memoranda by Sir Henry Strakosch on the German economic threat to Eastern and South Eastern Europe; memorandum by [Henry] Wickham Steed on the expansion of German influence in Central and South Eastern Europe and the effects of British and French foreign policy; copy of a report by Guy, Comte de Baillet-Latour, head of the Banque Lambert, on Czechoslovakia; note of a meeting between WSC, Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st...
Dates: 19 Aug 1937 - 23 Nov 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany: Economic intelligence - Ernest Meyer and Bernhard Reichenbach., 05 May 1936 - 07 Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/276
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence from Ernest Meyer, Doctor of Economic Science (9), and Bernhard Reichenbach (3), on supporting WSC's figures for German rearmament, particularly against criticism by Professor William Bone and Sir Arnold Wilson [Chairman, Home Office Committee on Structural Precautions against Air Attack] and on fees for their work.Also includes: Meyer's and Reichenbach's summaries and refutations of Bone's argument on German rearmament spending, on subjects including German public...
Dates: 05 May 1936 - 07 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open