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Battle of El Alamein (1942)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: correspondence, mainly readers' comments on volume 4 ("The Hinge of Fate") of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Oct 1950 - Aug 1961

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/57A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Kenneth Anderson on 1st Army in north Africa; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (6); Lieutenant-Colonel L V S Blacker (6); Captain John Broome on convoy PQ17; Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning on the raid on Bruneval [France]; ?Robert Chapman; Admiral John Godfrey; R G Gregory (4) and Josiah Francis, Australian Minister for the Army, on Australian troops and the Burma campaign; R V Jones on German use of "Window" [the code name...
Dates: Oct 1950 - Aug 1961
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

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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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Official: Second World War, 1939 - 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/ELMT 2
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Includes: Air Ministry papers from the German Intelligence Department; papers on negotiations with Turkey; battle summaries for the Western Desert; correspondence and memoranda from the 2nd Tactical Air Force; daily orders; notebooks.

Dates: 1939 - 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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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence with Field-Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery., 15 Feb 1943 - 18 Nov 1957

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/143
Scope and Contents Subjects include: Alamein dinners and reunions; Montgomery's book ["El Alamein to the River Sangro"]; pamphlets by Montgomery on military matters; bringing Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel to battle (February 1943); Montgomery's book "Ten Chapters"; political and military problems in post-war Egypt; mis-statements in Alan Moorehead's biography of Montgomery on WSC's part in the dismissal of Field-Marshal Archibald Wavell and in the D-Day landings; the mutual respect between WSC and Stalin;...
Dates: 15 Feb 1943 - 18 Nov 1957
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"Scottish Soldier": the Autobiography of Major-General Douglas Wimberley

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/WIMB
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Churchill Archives Centre holds excerpts from volume one and a complete copy of volume two of the autobiography. Subjects covered include Wimberley's service in the First World War, between the wars and during the Second World War.

Dates: 1973
Conditions Governing Access: The autobiography is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 12 Oct 1942 - 06 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/189
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (12 October, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland) on receiving the freedom of the city entitled "Our greatest glory" on: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth; the death of George, Duke of Kent; his visit to inspect the fleet; his links with Scotland; speeches made by Hitler, [Joachim von] Ribbentrop and [Hermann] Goering; events and operations in the Soviet Union and the Battle of the Atlantic. Also includes correspondence from Captain Ronald Brockman [Admiral's...
Dates: 12 Oct 1942 - 06 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Speech notes., 04 Oct 1946 - 28 Oct 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/9A-E
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech of thanks (4 October 1946, Blackpool [Lancashire]) on receiving the freedom of Blackpool.Speech notes and galley proofs of WSC's speech (5 October 1946, Conservative Party conference, Blackpool) entitled "Every Dog His Day" on subjects including: criticism of the Labour government; the need for a concerted opposition to Communism; foreign policy; the deterioration of relations with the Soviet Union; post war reconstruction; the electoral system; taxation;...
Dates: 04 Oct 1946 - 28 Oct 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Nov 1942 - 07 Nov 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/59/126-130
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Letter from King George VI to WSC congratulating him on the success of the 8th Army in Egypt [at El Alamein]; with WSC's reply on the value of the King's support and the progress of "Torch" [codename for the Allied invasion of North West Africa] and notes by John Martin and Francis Brown [Private Secretaries to WSC] ascertaining that the King's letter will not be published.

Dates: 05 Nov 1942 - 07 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Nov 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54B/200
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Letter from WSC to General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] on Allied success in the battle in the Western desert [El Alamein, Egypt].

Dates: 05 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Nov 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/52/92-95
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Letter from King George VI to WSC congratulating him on the 8th Army's victory in Egypt [at El Alamein]; with reply and envelope.

Dates: 05 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/124
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Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC, and repeated to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] warning of the dangers that would arise from the enemy fortifying the gap between El Alamein and the Qattara depression [Egypt].

Dates: 13 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), 28 Jun 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/34-36
Scope and Contents Telegram from the Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] to WSC marked "personal and most secret" reporting on the battle in North Africa: States that General Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East] is telegraphing him directly and regularly from Eighth Army Headquarters; comments on Auchinleck's plan of campaign ; states that the battle will be a mobile one fought between Matruh [Egypt] and El Alamein [Egypt] and southwards to the Qattara depression [Egypt];...
Dates: 28 Jun 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), 02 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/52
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Telegram from Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] to WSC marked "personal and most secret" regarding the French fleet in Alexandria [Egypt] and arguing that there would be no point in denouncing the agreement with the French Admiral as this might lead to a battle between the British and French fleets at the same time as the battle is proceeding at El Alamein [Egypt].

Dates: 02 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), 23 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/87
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Telegram from Commander in Chief Middle East [General Harold Alexander, later Lord Alexander of Tunis] to WSC and Chief of the Imperial General Staff [General Sir Alan Brooke, later Lord Alanbrooke] marked "personal" informing them that "Zip" [code name for beginning of second battle of El Alamein] was 2200 hours local time today.

Dates: 23 Oct 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), 23 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/88
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" informing him that the battle in Egypt [2nd battle of El Alamein] began tonight at 8 pm London time and that: "All the Shermans and 105 S.B.'s which you gave me on that dark Tobruk morning will play their part.".

Dates: 23 Oct 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), 31 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/82/7
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Telegram from General [Harold] Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC marked "personal" thanking him for his encouraging message and commenting "Enemy is fighting desperately but we are hitting him hard and continuously and boring into him without mercy [a reference to the Second Battle of El Alamein, Egypt]." Typescript.

Dates: 31 Oct 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Nov 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/82/13
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Telegram from [General Harold Alexander, later Lord Alexander of Tunis] Commander in Chief Middle East to WSC marked "personal" reporting casualties [in the Second Battle of El Alamein, Egypt] including 695 officers and 9,435 soldiers of other ranks killed, wounded or missing and reporting that 213 wounded tanks have also been recovered. Typescript.

Dates: 01 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Nov 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/82/18
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" in which he says that reports from Egypt confirm his confidence in a decisive victory [a reference to the Second Battle of El Alamein, Egypt] and that it will be difficult for [Field Marshal Erwin] Rommel to disengage his army to the south. He also expresses pleasure at news from the Solomon Islands and New Guineau. Carbon typescript signed with initials.

Dates: 03 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Oct 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/29
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Telegram from General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Middle East] to WSC marked "personal" replying to WSC's telegram of 05 Oct [see CHAR 20/80/125, regarding brigade action around Munassib] and explaining why the operation was staged and what lessons were learnt for "Lightfoot" [codename for plan for second battle of El Alamein].

Dates: 09 Oct 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

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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), Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/246/166
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Pamphlet entitled "The New Zealand Division in Egypt and Libya, operations 'Lightfoot' and 'Supercharge' [code names for plans for the second battle of El Alamein, Egypt]. Part I Narrative and Lessons" with foreword by General [Bernard] Montgomery, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, 8th Army, and introduction by Lieutenant-General [Bernard] Freyberg, General Officer Commanding, 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force. [annotated on cover by Freyberg; for part II, see CHAR 20/246/191-207].

Dates: Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/246/191-207
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Pamphlet entitled "The New Zealand Division in Egypt and Libya, operations 'Lightfoot' and 'Supercharge' [code names for plans for the second battle of El Alamein, Egypt]. Part II Maps and Diagrams" with an index. [for Part I, see CHAR 20/246/166].

Dates: Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open