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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), 16 Oct 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94B/200
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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), 16 Oct 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94B/201
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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), 08 Nov 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/95A/79
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Minute from Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC reporting on a meeting with Colonel [Jacques] Balsan and informing him that Balsan is undertaking the co-ordination of secret resistance work in France and planning the post-liberation feeding of children in France. Typescript signed with initials.

Dates: 08 Nov 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/87/8
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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), 07 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/91B/13
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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
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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), 01 Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/194A/73
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to 3rd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] marked "personal" thanking him for his letter containing suggested honours for certain officers of SOE [Special Operations Executive] and stating that these will be considered for the Victory List [carbon].

Dates: 01 Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/169/9
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and top secret" concerning cutting off Swedish exports to the enemy. He notes that there are economic warfare advantages, intelligence bases and bases for underground work in Sweden and that these should not be jeopardised.

Dates: 27 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Apr 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/214/110-111
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Washington [United States]) marked "Personal and Top Secret" enclosing the text of a "Personal and Top Secret" message from WSC to President Harry Truman informing him of his communications with Marshal Stalin over Crossword [negotiations with representatives of the German Army in Switzerland]; advocating the cessation of continued discussions between OSS [Office of Strategic Services] agents and the Germans; and...
Dates: 15 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 01 May 1945 - 31 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/209/5
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, May 1945.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chief Whip [James Stuart]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; the Chiefs of Staff; "C" [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence...
Dates: 01 May 1945 - 31 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for minutes M 497/5 and C 42/5, which are closed on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review 2021.
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(Untitled), 01 Jan 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/198A/48-49
Scope and Contents Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] to Foreign Office containing text of his weekly political summary, commenting on attitudes in the United States towards the military - political situation, criticisms of United States foreign policy, public anxiety and supplies for Europe. Subjects referred to include: the reverses on the Western Front caused by Rundstedt's offensive; the situation in Greece and WSC's visit to Athens;...
Dates: 01 Jan 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open, with the exception of folios 63 and 202 which have been closed on the instructions of the Cabinet Office under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act but are available in 'sanitised' form. Review 2021.
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(Untitled), 01 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/13-14
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Telegram from Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Guard" and "Personal" detailing the procedure for the announcement of the surrender of German forces in Italy, indicating how it will coincide with orders to the Germans to lay down their arms; and mentioning that the OSS [Office of Strategic Services] have infiltrated a man into Bolzano [Italy].

Dates: 01 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/15
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Through C [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service]" and "Personal and Top Secret" suggesting that they are "perhaps only a day or two from surrender on all fronts through [Heinrich] Himmler [Head of the SS]"; stating that he will be sorry if this overshadows "Italian events"; assuming that Alexander will...
Dates: 01 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/49
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" and "Through 'C' [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service]" and "Guard" agreeing to him publishing the terms of surrender of German forces in Italy if he has evidence that General Heinrich von Vietinghoff Gennant Scheel's [Commander in Chief of the German Army in Italy] agreement is...
Dates: 02 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Oct 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/201/71
Scope and Contents Letter from Major-General Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet] to Brigadier George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] marked "confidential" stating that he has studied the letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Wise [Conservative MP for Smethwick, Staffordshire] and has spoken to Colonel Capel Dunn [Secretary of the Joint Intelligence Committee] "an organisation which will be closely interested in the efficiency of counter intelligence in...
Dates: 06 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.
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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.
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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), 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), 08 Jan 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195A/16
Scope and Contents Typescript note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] (10 Downing Street, Whitehall) to General Leslie Hollis [Senior Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet] attaching a file of correspondence about Major Maurice Ashley, who assisted WSC with his biography of Marlborough and is now working in M.I.2(c), informing him that WSC wants Ashley to provide a short note on the Japanese Army and asking if Hollis can obtain this through the appropriate War Office...
Dates: 08 Jan 1945
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), 09 Jan 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195A/17
Scope and Contents Typescript note from General Leslie Hollis [Senior Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet] (Offices of the War Cabinet, Great George Street, SW1) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "confidential" referring to WSC's request for Major Maurice Ashley to supply him with a note on the Japanese army, stating that this approach should be made through the Director of Military Intelligence, and suggesting either an official approach through the DMI or a...
Dates: 09 Jan 1945
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.