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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 254 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 14 Jun 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195A/20
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Typescript note from J McGregor (War Office, Whitehall, SW1 [London]) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] about the proposed wording of the testimonial for Major Maurice Ashley and suggesting that the phrase be amended to "done good work in the Intelligence Corps during the War" Signed and annotated.

Dates: 14 Jun 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), 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), 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), 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), 04 Jan 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/46/7-8
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] on the need to rest the fleets and flotillas to conserve strength, and stressing the great importance of capturing the island of Borkum [Germany] to provide an overseas base for British submarines. WSC also comments on using "priceless information" [intercepted and decoded German naval signals; these comments were deleted before the letter was sent]. [Hand-written copy, with typed...
Dates: 04 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Oct 1914 - 10 Feb 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/34-35
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Letter from Lewis Harcourt [Secretary of State for the Colonies], to WSC, on Admiralty allegations of laxity regarding the supervision of enemy subjects in Ceylon [later Sri Lanka]. Includes copy of a minute from Sir [William] Graham Greene [Secretary to the Admiralty] to the Colonial Office on the original allegations (1914).

Dates: 19 Oct 1914 - 10 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Dec 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/37/5
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Telegram from Captain MacIlwaine, fitting out ships at Harland and Wolff, Belfast [Northern Ireland] to Admiralty, reporting that Sir Otto Jaffe, a prominent German Jew, was a suspected spy. MacIlwaine alleges that Jaffe had made an exhaustive report to the German Government on Belfast, and that he had been seen spying on ships fitting out "from an unusual place of observation". [Carbon].

Dates: 04 Dec 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Nov 1914 - 18 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/39/65
Scope and Contents Telegram from the Intelligence Department, Cairo War Office [Egypt], to Admiralty, reporting an interview with a Greek doctor, who had served as a Turkish officer in the Mosul Army Corps, giving the views of German officers as imparted to Turkish officers, on the British bombardment of the Dardanelles, a possible Turkish attack on Egypt, and fears of a British attack at Alexandretta [Iraq]. Includes telegrams between Admiral Sir Henry Jackson, Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver, Chief of Staff, and...
Dates: 13 Nov 1914 - 18 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Oct 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/40/51
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Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], to Admiralty, reporting that the presence of the Dutch fishing fleet on the Dogger Bank could be used by the Germans. He suggests that the Dutch Government be asked to prevent wireless being carried, and to send patrol vessels to enforce this. [Carbon].

Dates: 22 Oct 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Oct 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/40/55
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Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], to Admiralty, regretting that he could not spare ships for a patrol north of the Faroe Islands, and asking for one or two additional armed liners. Includes note that this was in reply to an Admiralty telegram stating that an attempt might be made to bring military supplies to Germany via Scandinavia and the Faroes. [Carbon].

Dates: 22 Oct 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Oct 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/40/26
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Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on a report from [Sir Henry Lowther], British Minister at Copenhagen [Denmark], on enemy ships and news that the Germans intended to conduct a long and strenuous submarine campaign in the North Sea.

Dates: 14 Oct 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Oct 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/40/45
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Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] to Admiralty, stating that the Grand Fleet may use an anchorage in the Hebrides [Scotland], giving "grave suspicions" of a German base in Hebrides or Skye, requesting a thorough search, and the establishment of censorship of telegrams and letters. [Carbon].

Dates: 19 Oct 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Sep 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/41/92
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Telegram from British Naval Attache (Petrograd), to Admiralty, reporting that the Russian Admiralty had acquired several German signal books and cyphers: he suggests that a British cruiser or destroyer be sent to Russia to collect copies; includes Admiralty responses. [Carbon].

Dates: 06 Sep 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Sep 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/41/106
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Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] to Admiralty, reporting that the Grand Fleet's sweep on 10 September was probably reported to the Germans by a complete cordon of apparently neutral fishing boats established about 150 miles from Heligoland [Germany]: Jellicoe suggests that the Dogger Bank Patrol take some of them into harbour for a strict search for wireless gear, and proposes a similar sweep further south to search for mines. [Carbon].

Dates: 14 Sep 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Oct 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/41/8
Scope and Contents Minute by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to the Secretary of the Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, earlier Lord Milford Haven], Chief of Staff [Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee] and Admiral Sir Edmond Slade on a cutting from the New York Evening World, which expressed resentment that a British cruiser was hovering off the port. WSC gives instructions that patrolling cruisers should normally keep 8 to 10 miles away from New York...
Dates: 26 Oct 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/16
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Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], passing on a report from the Intelligence Officer at St John's, Newfoundland [Canada], that the British Consul-General in New York [United States] had been informed confidentially by Herman Rusder, that a German Cruiser Squadron intended to strike somewhere in the North Atlantic within a few days. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon].

Dates: 03 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/3
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Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] to Admiralty, on banning British and neutral trawlers from fishing in the North Sea. [Carbon].

Dates: 01 Dec 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/102
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Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], reporting intelligence from a very trustworthy source in Denmark, on indications of a sortie by the German Fleet, or a part of it, with the object of enabling a fleet of fast cruisers to get into the Atlantic. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon].

Dates: 15 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/160
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Telegram from the French Ministry of Marine to the French Naval Attache, (London), reporting that they had sent agents to Spain, to obtain information about possible operations of minelayers and trawlers. [Carbon].

Dates: 26 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/162
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Telegram from the French Naval Attache, (London) to the French Ministry of Marine, on reports that the Germans intended to make use of the Spanish coasts for sowing mines in the Strait of Gibraltar and along the south coast of Spain; the Attache suggests that a French ship should visit the Spanish ports to help Spanish destroyers keep a lookout. [Carbon].

Dates: 26 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/163
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Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on the desirability of using Kirkwall [Orkney Islands, Scotland] rather than Lerwick [Shetland Islands] for the examination of neutral ships, as it facilitated negotiations with neutral powers. The telegram also details precautions for preventing neutral ships at Kirkwall from acquiring information. Initialled by Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon].

Dates: 27 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open