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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 254 Collections and/or Records:

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Public and Political: General: Germany: Economic intelligence - Sir Henry Strakosch., 27 Mar 1936 - 30 Nov 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/277
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sir Henry Strakosch [Member of the League of Nations Financial Committee] and WSC on subjects including: Strakosch's 1935 estimate of German armaments spending; explaining his figures to 1st Lord Rennell [earlier Sir James Rennell Rodd]; a misleading article by Sir Arnold Wilson [Chairman, Home Office Committee on Structural Precautions Against Air Attack] criticizing WSC's information; criticism from Francis Hirst [a Governor of the London School of Economics] on...
Dates: 27 Mar 1936 - 30 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany: Military and Economic Intelligence., 22 Feb 1939 - 15 Jun 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/374
Scope and Contents Correspondents on Germany include: Sir Henry Strakosch on Germany's spending on armaments, 1938 - 9, comparative British spending, petrol and oil consumption by German aircraft, the German oil supply and the case for destroying the Romanian oil wells on the outbreak of war (4); Anthony de Rothschild; "Edward" [Lord Halifax, Foreign Secretary, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin]; Sir Keith Price [former Council Member, Ministry of Munitions] on the capacity of explosive production during the...
Dates: 22 Feb 1939 - 15 Jun 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany: Military Intelligence., 10 Jan 1937 - 02 Sep 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/341
Scope and Contents Correspondents on military intelligence include: Ian Colvin on the impending German occupation of Czechoslovakia; John Morgan on German rearmament and his projected book on the subject; Desmond Morton [Director, Industrial Intelligence Centre] on French estimates of German air strength (2); Edouard Daladier [French Prime Minister] on his agreement with WSC about German military strength.Other subjects include: a visit by William Deakin to Prague; Czech military strength, German mobilization...
Dates: 10 Jan 1937 - 02 Sep 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany: Political intelligence., 24 Jan 1936 - 24 Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/275
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Horace Seymour [Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on German influence in the Netherlands (2); Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, on subjects including Hitler's views on the Locarno Treaty, the appointment of Sir Thomas Inskip [later 1st Lord Caldecote, as Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence], notes by Sir Arthur McWatters on the report by Sir Otto Niemeyer on [the Financial Mission to India, see also CHAR 2/263], the German Peace Plan and information from...
Dates: 24 Jan 1936 - 24 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany: Political Intelligence and Rearmament., 08 Jan 1937 - 09 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/307
Scope and Contents Correspondents on Germany include: Desmond Morton [Director of the Industrial Intelligence Centre] on subjects including the "Black Front" against Hitler, Czechoslovakia's internal policy on Nazism and intelligence received by WSC (6); Bernhard Reichenbach; Harcourt Johnstone; Prince Hubertus Loewenstein; Pierre Cot, French Minister for Air; [?] Sir Frederick Butler [Assistant Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Heinrich Bruning [former Chancellor of Germany] on articles by WSC on...
Dates: 08 Jan 1937 - 09 Dec 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany: Rearmament intelligence., 07 Mar 1936 - 16 Nov 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/274
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Brigadier-General John Morgan; 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on claims by Air Chief Marshal Hermann Goering for German air strength and the attitude of Yugoslavia, Poland and Italy to war, and on French air strength; Eleanor Rathbone on pro-German sympathy among her constituents, and WSC's attitude to France's insistence on continuing sanctions against Italy; Frank Hillier, Foreign Editor, Daily Mail; Pierre Flandin, French Minister for Foreign...
Dates: 07 Mar 1936 - 16 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Minister for Co-ordination of Defence: Correspondence with., 14 May 1936 - 23 Nov 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/269
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sir Thomas Inskip [later 1st Lord Caldecote], Minister for Co-ordination of Defence and WSC on subjects including: the Fleet Air Arm; progress in the 1922 Committee on realizing the inadequacy of air defences and general delays in the committee; the possibility of an airborne invasion; the usefulness of WSC's advice; the role of a Minister of Supply; the visit and report of Allen Clark, Joint Managing Director of Plessey Company Limited, to German munitions works;...
Dates: 14 May 1936 - 23 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Pamphlets., Feb 1936 - Jul 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/293
Scope and Contents Pamphlets, mainly on Germany, including: Friends of Europe monthly survey of German publications, and pamphlet on "The Racial Conception of the World", from Hitler's "Mein Kampf"; report from the Anglo-German Information Service on hygiene and the community in Germany; extract from the Contemporary Review with an article on the financial crisis in Germany by Bernhard Reichenbach ("Herman Hermes"); Trustees for Freedom (also Hands off Britain) pamphlets, including "Hitler's Claim for...
Dates: Feb 1936 - Jul 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence, D-H., Aug 1955 - Dec 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/508A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Clement Davies on the world association of parliamentarians for world government; Sir Henry d'Avigdor-Goldsmid; Robin Johnstone [later 5th Lord Derwent] with notes on General Dejussieu-Pontavral; General Dejussieu-Pontavral, Commander of the Land Forces of Central Europe; [Kenneth] Michael Wilford, Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary; Desmond Donnelly, MP; and Alexander Douglas Home [later Lord Home of the Hirsel] and Anthony [Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]...
Dates: Aug 1955 - Dec 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political; Correspondence S., Jan 1950 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/101A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Walter Matthews, Dean of St Paul's, on a pre-election service; "Bobbety", 5th Lord Salisbury [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil and Lord Cranborne] on Conservative policy towards the Soviet Union; Sir Arthur Salter; Duncan Sandys; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (2); Prime Minister Clement Attlee; Harold MacMillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (3); Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos]; 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame...
Dates: Jan 1950 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T-Z., Nov 1947 - Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/72A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Iain MacLeod, Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat, on the position of graduate teachers (2); Emanuel Shinwell, Secretary of State for War, (2) and Arthur Henderson [later Lord Rowley], Secretary of State for Air, (2) on recruitment for service auxiliaries and reserves; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice- Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (2); Colin Thornton-Kemsley (2); Reginald Maudling; 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley [earlier William Sidney,...
Dates: Nov 1947 - Dec 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Defence - correspondence with Prime Minister Clement Attlee., Mar 1946 - Aug 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/29A-B
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos]; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (2); A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] on Czechoslovak railways; Francis Graham-Harrison, Laurence Pumphrey (2), and Paul Osmond, Private Secretaries to the Prime Minister; Laurence Helsby [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Antony Head (2); 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann]; Clement Davies [Leader of the Liberal Party]. Also includes notes...
Dates: Mar 1946 - Aug 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Defence: miscellaneous correspondence and papers., Feb 1947 - Sep 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/36
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough], Minister of Defence [until February 1950] (3); George Ward; Antony Head (3); Arthur Henderson [later Lord Rowley, Secretary of State for Air]; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] (2); Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; David Hunt [Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee] (2); Captain Alan Hillgarth [earlier Alan Evans] on Soviet forces in Europe and Soviet affairs (7); James Thomas [later 1st Lord...
Dates: Feb 1947 - Sep 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence C., 02 Apr 1946 - 19 Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/147
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "Bill" [1st Lord Camrose, earlier Sir William Berry] (4); Lionel Berry [later 2nd Lord Kemsley]; Hewlett Johnson, Dean of Canterbury, on a mis-reported story concerning WSC's speech ["Wars are not won by evacuations", 4 June 1940]; Leslie Rowan [former Principal Private Secretary to WSC] on the speech; Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart on his memoirs (6); Sir Robert Cary; Richard Casey, President, Australian-American Association and Federal President, Liberal Party of...
Dates: 02 Apr 1946 - 19 Dec 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence C - D., 25 Dec 1946 - 22 Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/168A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Hughes [former Prime Minister of Australia] introducing Archibald Cameron, Speaker of the Australian Parliament; "Bill", 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, owner of the Daily Telegraph] on racing, and Daily Telegraph criticism of Conservative taxation pledges (7); Tilly Losch-Carnarvon [Ottilie, Lady Carnarvon]; Admiral Robert Carney, Commander- in-Chief, Allied Forces in Southern Europe (2); Sir Robert Cary (2); Richard Casey, Australian Minister...
Dates: 25 Dec 1946 - 22 Oct 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Rearmament: Plessey Company Limited., 05 May 1936 - 30 Oct 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/280
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Herbert Williams on Allen Clark, [Joint Managing Director] of Plessey Company Limited (2); Allen Clark on his report of a visit to munitions works abroad, and Plessey's plans for a similar mortar- shell plant (7); Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Hugh Elles [Master General of Ordnance] on Clark's report and armour-piercing bullet tests (2).Also includes: copy of Clark's report on his visit to munitions works in Germany, Switzerland and France; copies of correspondence by WSC...
Dates: 05 May 1936 - 30 Oct 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm., 11 Feb 1936 - 21 Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/272
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Lloyd [of Dolobran, President of the Navy League] on WSC speaking to the League (2); Sir John Thornycroft [President and Director, J I Thornycroft and Company Limited] on his firm's designs for an aircraft carrier and anti-submarine craft and cuts in the shipbuilding industry (with a description of the anti-submarine craft); Maitland Boucher [former member of the Naval Air Division] on meeting WSC about the Fleet Air Arm (3); Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald...
Dates: 11 Feb 1936 - 21 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Various: Public Correspondence., 1908 - May 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/501A-C
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Richard Greville, Sir Stephen Pierssene, General Director, and Gerald O'Brien, Press Officer, of the Conservative and Unionist Central Office; John MacLeod, M P for Ross and Cromarty [Scotland]; Evelyn Campbell (10); Willy Sax [supplier of paints to WSC]; Mrs Roy McCaughey of the Social Committee of the New South Wales [Australia] Society for Crippled Children (3); Terence Grady [Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; [Rodney] Graham Page, M P for Crosby...
Dates: 1908 - May 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trading in Arms., 07 Nov 1935 - 25 Feb 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/281
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Desmond Morton, Director, Industrial Intelligence Centre; Charles Tennyson [Secretary, Dunlop Rubber Company Limited].Also includes: copies of papers on a reported German move to capture the world armaments trade, and France's armaments programme and plans for industrial mobilisation, including a translated report on the reorganization of the departments in the French War Ministry dealing with armaments; copy of minutes from the Royal Commission of evidence given by...
Dates: 07 Nov 1935 - 25 Feb 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Speech notes., Jan 1949 - 01 Apr 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/24A-E
Scope and Contents Includes speech notes for WSC's speech (31 March, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston [United States]) entitled "The twentieth century - its promises and its realisation" on subjects including: the teaching of engineering and science in the United Kingdom contrasted with the situation in the United States; the role of science and the use made of scientific discoveries for military purposes; Great Britain's hopes for the twentieth century; WSC's early political career and...
Dates: Jan 1949 - 01 Apr 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"The grit and stamina of London", 14 Jul 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/152A/1-16
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Notes for WSC's speech (County Hall, London) on: civil defence forces in London and Civil Defence Review [in Hyde Park]; conditions in London; the German bombing of London; the prospects for the future; improvements to defence and shelters; and British bombing of Germany.Typescript laid out in "psalm style" with manuscript annotations in black ink and red crayon by WSC, and with pencil notes of changes suggested by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary].

Dates: 14 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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The Papers of Sir Winston Churchill

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR and CHUR
Scope and Contents The papers consist of original documents accumulated by Sir Winston Churchill throughout his life (1874-1965). They have been divided into two sections: the Chartwell Papers (CHAR) and the Churchill Papers (CHUR). Together, the two sets of papers cover the following major areas: Personal (CHAR 1 and CHUR 1), 1884-1965 The papers of Churchill as a private person. They include correspondence with or about his family and friends on non-public topics and papers relating to...
Dates: The majority of files date from the 1870s to 1965.
Conditions Governing Access: 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), 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/252A/31-61
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Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "Operations in the Indo-Burma theatre based on India from 21 June, 1943, to 15 November, 1943" reprinting a despatch by Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, India, dated 22 November 1945, on planning, land and air operations, intelligence, and organisation, training, and administration, with explanatory footnotes. [annotated].

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Sep 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/257/35
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC [Quebec, Canada] to General [Sir Henry] Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and General [Sir Harold] Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] marked "Special Unnumbered Signal" and "Personal and Top Secret" stating that "Everything has opened here very well so far as your affairs are concerned", referring to "Boniface" information [Enigma decrypts, ULTRA] about German forces in Italy, LSTs [landing...
Dates: 13 Sep 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Oct 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/201/74-76
Scope and Contents Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Wise [Conservative MP for Smethwick, Staffordshire] (Headquarters, South Eastern Command, Reigate [Surrey]) to Brigadier George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] commenting on the occupation of Germany, which he assumes will last not less than twenty years, and on the difficult nature of the job because of the threat posed by an underground movement "which will make all those run by our friends look like amateur rehearsals"....
Dates: 02 Oct 1944
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.