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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 254 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/53
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "private and most secret" inquiring about the battle in Egypt: Comments on the special information [ULTRA intelligence] about enemy intentions and asks whether Auchinleck is getting "these priceless messages (which have never erred) in good time?"; asks about 8 Armoured Division and 9 Australian Division; asks for Auchinleck's opinion on how enemy tanks would get on among the canals of the Nile Delta;...
Dates: 03 Jul 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), 03 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/61
Scope and Contents

Telegram from Lieutenant-General Thomas Corbett [Chief of General Staff Middle East] to WSC marked "private and most secret" answering his inquiries regarding the battle in Egypt and commenting on the use of special source messages [ULTRA intelligence], the movements of 8 Armoured Division and 9 Australian Division, restricted tank movement in Nile Delta and the progress of inundations.

Dates: 03 Jul 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 Oct 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/120/41
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he is sending him a copy of a message which he is sending to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre, United States Army] regarding the importance of Rhodes and the Aegean and adding that Boniface [Enigma Decypher machine] indicates that the enemy is retreating into the North...
Dates: 07 Oct 1943
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), 24 Oct 1943 - 24 Oct 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/122/23
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to forward a message to General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Army] stating that he hopes that President Roosevelt has shown him his message regarding the meeting in Africa and commenting on his views concerning Overlord [Liberation of France] and informing him that he has made arrangements for a cover plan...
Dates: 24 Oct 1943 - 24 Oct 1943
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), 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), [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), 01 Aug 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/1-3
Scope and Contents

"Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 50" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 25 July to 1 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) information on invasion of the United Kingdom; b) possible use of gas; c) "Bundle charge" hand grenades; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. The Balkan States and Turkey: a) Bulgaria; b) Romania; c) Yugoslavia; 4. Middle East (Egypt and Sudan): a) political; b) military; 5. Far East.

Dates: 01 Aug 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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(Untitled), 08 Aug 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/4-5
Scope and Contents

"Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 51" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 1 to 8 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany (distribution of German divisions); 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Romania; b) Turkey; 4. Finland; 5. Far East.

Dates: 08 Aug 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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(Untitled), 15 Aug 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/6-9
Scope and Contents

"Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 52" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 8 to 15 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) information on the invasion of the United Kingdom; b) Cap Gris Nez area [France]; c) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Spain; 4. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Romania; b) Bulgaria; c) Greece; d) Yugoslavia; e) Hungary; 5. USSR (political commissars); 6. Far East.

Dates: 15 Aug 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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(Untitled), 22 Aug 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/10-13
Scope and Contents "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 53" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 15 to 22 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) German intentions; b) prospects of famine in Europe; c) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Romania; b) Greece; c) Yugoslavia; d) Turkey; 4. Middle East: Egypt, Palestine, Iraq [earlier Mesopotamia], Syria, and Iran [Persia]; 5. India; 6. Far East; Annex on the morale of the German...
Dates: 22 Aug 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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(Untitled), 29 Aug 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/14-15
Scope and Contents

"Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 54" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 22 to 29 August 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) German intentions; b) 18 mm Infantry Mortar; c) distribution of German divisions. 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States: a) Romania; b) Hungary; c) Greece.

Dates: 29 Aug 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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(Untitled), 05 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/16-17
Scope and Contents

"Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 55" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 29 August to 5 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) possible use of gliders; b) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Turkey; b) Greece; c) Yugoslavia; d) Hungary; e) Bulgaria; f) Romania; 4. Americas (expansion of the US army); 5. Far East.

Dates: 05 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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(Untitled), 12 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/18-19
Scope and Contents

"Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 56" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 5 to 12 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany a) information on invasion of the United Kingdom; b) motorization in the German Army; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan States and Turkey: a) Yugoslavia; b) Greece; c) Rumania, Bulgaria and Hungary; 4. Aden and the Aden Protectorate [later Yemen] on reaction to the British withdrawal from Somaliland [later Somalia].

Dates: 12 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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(Untitled), 19 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/20-24
Scope and Contents "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 57" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 12 to 19 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) invasion of the United Kingdom; b) re-organisation of the German Army; c) artificial smoke screen in invasion; d) the attack on Waalhaven, Rotterdam [Netherlands] (from a German Air Force Journal); e) mobile troops in the Battle of France (from the German press); f) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and Italian possessions; 3. Balkan...
Dates: 19 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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(Untitled), 26 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16/25-31
Scope and Contents "Weekly Intelligence Commentary no. 58" from the War Office General Staff. Covers 19 to 26 September 1940 and divided into sections on: 1. Germany: a) invasion of the United Kingdom; b) activities in South-East Europe; c) "German sentiments towards this country"; d) "Changes in the art of war" (from the German press); e) fortifications 696, 678 and 699 (from the German press), "A Report on how the Engineers broke through the Maginot Line"; f) distribution of German divisions; 2. Italy and...
Dates: 26 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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(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), 10 Oct 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/7/86-87
Scope and Contents

Letter from J M B Butt [War Cabinet Office] to John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] on inventions sent to WSC by an E Yeoman Robinson; refers to letter [carbon enclosed] from F A Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell] to Brigadier [?] Arthur Harker of MI5 asking him to look into Robinson's activities as "he describes in considerable detail methods of the highest secrecy which have been used or are about to be used".

Dates: 10 Oct 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Oct 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/8/67
Scope and Contents Letter from "Van" [Sir Robert Vansittart, Chief Diplomatic Adviser to Foreign Secretary] (Foreign Office [London]) to Brendan Bracken [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] marked "private and confidential" concerning access to WSC by Freeman and Fockeu. He asks Bracken to "head off" any future contact with WSC as the 2 individuals are associated with "certain necessary but not to be mentioned organisations" which must not have any traceable connection with the Prime Minister. Signed...
Dates: 23 Oct 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Apr 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/37/21
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] (Moscow), for personal delivery to Marshal Stalin, informing Stalin that Germany had been transferring Panzer Divisions from Romania to Southern Poland, but has stopped due to the Serbian revolt [information learned from Enigma decrypts].

Dates: 03 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Nov 1941 - 21 Nov 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/25/44-46
Scope and Contents

Letters from Field-Marshal Sir John Dill [Chief of General Staff] to WSC explaining that Lieutenant-Colonel Dudley Clarke was attempting to disseminate false information amongst German-controlled elements in Spain.

Dates: 18 Nov 1941 - 21 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/25/47-52
Scope and Contents

Letter from Alan Hillgarth [Naval Attache at Madrid, Spain] to Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC] with photographs of Lieutenant-Colonel Dudley Clarke dressed as a woman and after he was allowed to change.

Dates: 04 Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 May 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/27/2
Scope and Contents

Note from Desmond Morton [Personal Assistant to WSC] (War Office, Whitehall [London]) to WSC informing him that Lieutenant J M Langley is employed as a liaison officer between MI6 and the War Office and co-ordinates escapes by prisoners of war. Typescript signed with initials.

Dates: 22 May 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open