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War devastated countries

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 207 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

"After the Blitz", 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/141
Scope and Contents

WSC is shown walking out of a bomb-damaged building. A sign behind him reads "Bed & Breakfast 5/".

Dates: 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
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"Amidst the ruins of the House of Commons", 1941-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/140
Scope and Contents

WSC in silhouette in the bomb-damaged House of Commons.

Dates: 1941-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
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"Caen [France] is liberated", 1944-07-22

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/209
Scope and Contents

Photo shows WSC standing in the back of an army jeep (wearing an overcoat and peaked cap with a cigar in his mouth) in conversation with General Bernard Montgomery (wearing a beret and facing away from the camera). In the background are the ruins of Caen plus many army vehicles and military personnel.

Dates: 1944-07-22
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
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"Conditions of armistice with Austria-Hungary", 31 Oct 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/53/37-40
Scope and Contents Paper discussed by the Supreme War Council at Versailles, France setting out the terms of an armistice with Austria-Hungary. Includes military clauses about the ending of hostilities, the demobilisation of Austro-Hungarian forces, evacuation of territories occupied by Austro-Hungarian forces; rights for Allied troops to make use of transport links; evacuation of German troops from Italian and Balkan fronts and all Austro-Hungarian territory; and repatriation of Allied prisoners....
Dates: 31 Oct 1918
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Letters from Maurice and Adeline Hankey to Robin Hankey and Ursula Hankey [later Benn], 1919-02-17 - 1919-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AHKY 1/1/26
Scope and Contents

Subjects covered include: a trip to France including visits to St Germain and the battlefield at Chemin des Dames and [Georges] Clemenceau's shooting.

Dates: 1919-02-17 - 1919-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. One item within the collection (AHKY 3/1/6) is currently closed for conservation reasons.
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Literary: correspondence on the publication of WSC's "Secret Session Speeches"., Oct 1945 - Apr 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/5A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Time-Life International, including [London representative] Walter Graebner and Henry Luce [owner and editor of Time Magazine] (28); Charles Eade, [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch (30); David Walker, [Foreign correspondent] of the Daily Mirror; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] on the official implications of publishing the speeches (3); representatives of Simon and Schuster, Incorporated (6); representatives of Cassell and Company Limited...
Dates: Oct 1945 - Apr 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), J-Pownall., Jan 1946 - Apr 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/20A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: R V Jones on bombing science (4); Lieutenant-General Wladyslaw Anders [former Commander, Polish forces in Iran and Palestine] on the Katyn [Soviet Union] massacre; Denis Kelly [WSC's literary assistant] (7); William Deakin (10); Daniel Longwell [editor of Life Magazine]; Frank Rye on the Westminster by-election [1924]; "Bill", 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph]; 1st Lord Portal [of Hungerford, earlier Sir Charles...
Dates: Jan 1946 - Apr 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: lists of recordings by WSC and cuttings from "Into Battle" and "The Unrelenting Struggle"., [1941] - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/3
Scope and Contents Includes lists of recordings from the above books, "The Gathering Storm" [volume 1 of "The Second World War"], and "The World Crisis"; pages cut from: "Into Battle" featuring WSC's speeches (13 May, 28 May, 4 June, 18 June, and 20 August 1940) on becoming Prime Minister, the fall of Belgium, the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk [France], and the role of the RAF in the Battle of Britain; and "The Unrelenting Struggle" featuring WSC's joint messages with President...
Dates: [1941] - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Appendices: Copy and provisional proofs., 20 May 1938 - 20 Feb 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/112
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of the appendices to Volume 1 including: Appendix A "A Conversation with Count [Dino] Grandi" [Italian Ambassador to Britain]; Appendix B "A Note on the Fleet Air Arm"; Appendix D "My Statement on the Occasion of the Deputation of Conservative Members of Both Houses to the Prime Minister, July 28 1936"; Appendix F "Tables of Naval Strength, September 3 1939"; Appendix G "Minute of September 12 1939, Plan 'Catherine'"; Appendix H "New Construction and...
Dates: 20 May 1938 - 20 Feb 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": "Behind the Fronts" (discarded chapter)., 03 Mar 1948 - 17 Mar 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/178
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of an unpublished chapter entitled "Behind the Fronts. December 1940", annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various individuals including: WSC, William Deakin, and 1st Lord Ismay. Includes typescript and galley proofs from Chapter 28 "Lend-Lease", Appendix A "Prime Minister's Personal Minutes and Telegrams. May - December 1940", Appendix D "Correspondence Relating to Dakar [Senegal] Between Mr Churchill and Mr Menzies" [Robert Menzies,...
Dates: 03 Mar 1948 - 17 Mar 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Chapter 17 "The Blitz"., 08 Mar 1948 - 13 Apr 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/163
Scope and Contents

Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 17 entitled "The Blitz" (provisionally entitled "The Blitz Continues" and "'London Can Take It'"), annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various individuals including: WSC, William Deakin, Denis Kelly, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann], 1st Lord Ismay, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] and CSC.

Dates: 08 Mar 1948 - 13 Apr 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Chapter 18 "'London Can Take It'"., 11 Jan 1947 - 04 Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/164
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 18 entitled "'London Can Take It'" (provisionally entitled "Some Personal Notes on the Blitz"), annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various individuals including: WSC, William Deakin, Denis Kelly, Lieutenant- General Sir Henry Pownall, 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann], 1st Lord Ismay, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] and CSC.Also includes: galley proofs from Chapter 17 "The...
Dates: 11 Jan 1947 - 04 Dec 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance": Chapter 3 "Blitz and Anti-Blitz. Hess"., 08 Jul 1947 - 30 Jun 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/205A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 3 entitled "Blitz and Anti-Blitz. [Rudolf] Hess" (provisionally entitled "Blitz and Radar. 1941", "The Blitz and Radio War. 1941" and "The Air and the U-boats"), annotated with notes and comments from various individuals including: WSC, Denis Kelly, Charles Wood, 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann], Professor R V Jones, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, Jay Gold, CSC, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the...
Dates: 08 Jul 1947 - 30 Jun 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: typescript proofs and draft copies of the "Secret Session Speeches" containing WSC's speeches: "Britain Fights Alone" (20 June 1940), "Parliament in the Air Raids" (17 September 1940), "The Battle of the Atlantic" (25 June 1941), "The Fall of Singapore" (23 April 1942), and "Admiral [Jean] Darlan and the North African landings" (10 December 1942), with minor annotations by individuals including WSC and ?Charles Eade., Jan 1946 - Sep 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/70A-B
Scope and Contents

Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretary Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow].Other subjects include: Dutch serialisation rights.Also includes: a note from Martin Gilbert (1963); details of word counts for speeches; cuttings from Life magazine serialisation; copies of Ons Vrije Nederland [Dutch magazine] containing the speeches.WSC's notes and source material for these speeches can be found in files CHAR 9/140-1, 147, 156, 174, 179, 184 and 187.

Dates: Jan 1946 - Sep 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Air Operations in Britain and North-West Europe, 1940-45: proofs of mainly contemporary despatches and reports for publication, with accompanying correspondence. [some material probably used in the production of WSC's "Second World War"]., Jun 1946 - Sep 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/245
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: Jun 1946 - Sep 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Lewisham [London] Flying Bomb Incident: papers and correspondence., Jun 1944 - Aug 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: Jun 1944 - Aug 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Panoramic photographs of bomb damage in Germany, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CNDN 14
Scope and Contents

Possibly at the military site near Cuxhaven.

Dates: 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Personal: Clementine S Churchill: Correspondence., Dec 1915 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/118A-B
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from CSC to WSC written while he served on the Western Front. Part A comprises original letters: part B comprises typescript transcripts prepared circa 1945.

Dates: Dec 1915 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Photographs of buildings, people and bomb damage in Germany, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CNDN 15
Scope and Contents

Possibly Frankfurt.
Including photographs of refugees.

Dates: 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Series

Political: Constituency: Epping [Essex], 1924 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7
Scope and Contents This class of papers covers that part of WSC's time as Conservative MP for Epping contained in the Chartwell papers (up to 26 July 1945). The remainder of his time as MP (for Woodford) can be found in the post-1945 Churchill papers at CHUR 3.The papers contain correspondence between WSC's office and local officials, particularly the Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association, Sir James Hawkey, discussing standard constituency business (such as WSC's support for various local...
Dates: 1924 - 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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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence A., 15 Jun 1942 - 25 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/61A-B
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Edward Allen (6); Hyacinth Morgan; Thomas Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to WSC]; Sir James Hawkey [Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association and Mayor of Wanstead and Woodford] (7); Reginald Maudling; F D Atkinson (7).Subjects include: release from Auxiliary Territorial Service; repair of bomb-damaged houses; scientists' Income Tax rebate; War Crimes Commission.

Dates: 15 Jun 1942 - 25 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence A-B., 02 Jan 1939 - 25 Jul 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/53
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Rowland Arnison (4); Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (5); H Reginald Beck (4); A M Bex (4); C S Ketchen (4).Subjects include: a conscription query from a constituent; the local Canning & Food Industries Club and Dairy & Ice Cream Equipment Club; local sewerage rates; the marking of imports from Axis countries; criticism by local Conservatives of WSC's "Neglect of Constituency"; protests about London transport fares;...
Dates: 02 Jan 1939 - 25 Jul 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Br-By., 20 Oct 1941 - 24 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/64A-C
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Leonard Buckner (4); Sir James Hawkey [Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association and Mayor of Wanstead and Woodford] (11).Subjects include: conscientious objectors; reconditioning of surplus army vehicles; National Health Service; bomb damage repairs; service register of electors; fight against tuberculosis; repossession of requisitioned property; naturalisation of aliens; food rationing.

Dates: 20 Oct 1941 - 24 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence C-D., 03 Jan 1939 - 27 Jul 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/54
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Clifford Heyworth, Town Clerk of Chingford, [Essex] on Chingford's neutral evacuation status and air raid shelters (12); Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (4).Subjects include: local concerns over allowances to servicemen's dependants; local health report; vivisection; the Clubs Bill; pension enquiries; safeguarding the jobs of National Servicemen; car tax; Women's Voluntary Service.

Dates: 03 Jan 1939 - 27 Jul 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ch., 05 Sep 1940 - 02 Sep 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/66A-C
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Chapman (6); Sir James Hawkey [Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association and Mayor of Wanstead and Woodford] (12); Mrs W L Jessop (8); Jennie Jones, Secretary of Chingford [Essex] Famine Relief Committee (4).Subjects include: release from reserved occupations; evacuation; de-requisitioning of houses; control of the BBC; bomb damage repair; cuts to London Civil Defence personnel.Also includes: the Chingford War Weapon, a newspaper on the loan of...
Dates: 05 Sep 1940 - 02 Sep 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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