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Battle of France (1940)

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-05-24 - 1940-05-31

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/10
Scope and Contents Minutes of meetings and telegrams on the situation in France, including: telegrams between ELS, Winston Churchill and Major-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary (Military) to War Cabinet]; notes of a meeting on the military situation, between Marshal Philippe Petain [Minister of State], ELS and Major Archdale [British liaison officer with French northern command]; notes of meetings with Paul Reynaud; Prime Minister of France; notes of conversations with Petain, General Louis Colson,...
Dates: 1940-05-24 - 1940-05-31
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-06-11 - 1940-06-14

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/12
Scope and Contents

Documents relating to events in France, including: ELS’s diary entries; account of a meeting between Winston Churchill, Prime Minister and Paul Reynaud, Prime Minister of France at Tours (13 June); later letters from Sir Ronald Campbell [former British Ambassador to France] and Sir [William] Henry Mack [former Head of French Department, Foreign Office] commenting on ELS’s text and contemporary events.

Dates: 1940-06-11 - 1940-06-14
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-05-31 - 1940-06-16

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/14
Scope and Contents

Documents relating to events in France, including: notes of meetings between the British and the French Supreme War Council, May-June; copies of telegrams from ELS and Paul Reynaud, Prime Minister of France; press cuttings on the memoirs of Winston Churchill and General Maxime Weygand.

Dates: 1940-05-31 - 1940-06-16
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1938 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/9
Scope and Contents

Includes: copy of a letter from [ELS] to [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, protesting at the partition of Czechoslovakia; rough notes; notes on the Cabinet of Paul Reynaud; extracts from ELS’s diaries, September 1939-June 1940.

Dates: 1938 - 1950
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-06-01 - 1940-06-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/11
Scope and Contents Documents relating to events in France, including: notes on use of the Royal Air Force; messages on the military situation; telegrams, letters and accounts of telephone calls between ELS, Winston Churchill [Prime Minister] and Major-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary (Military) to War Cabinet] on subjects including the evacuation of British forces from Dunkirk and anti-tank weapons; messages between Paul Reynaud; Prime Minister of France and Churchill; telegram from General Joseph...
Dates: 1940-06-01 - 1940-06-07
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1948-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/15
Scope and Contents

Rough manuscript notes on France, including: the Vichy war trials at Riom on responsibility for the events of 1940; the use of tanks; morale; organization of command; authority of military chiefs; the air force; a biography of Marshal Philippe Petain.

Dates: 1948-08
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1948 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/16
Scope and Contents

Notes on the Royal Air Force and French air force, September 1939-June 1940.

Dates: 1948 - 1950
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1941 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/17
Scope and Contents

Documents relating to events in France, including: notes on events as seen by Major Archdale [British liaison officer with French northern command]; account of the fighting by the 4th Armoured Division, May-June 1940.

Dates: 1941 - 1950
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1937 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/18
Scope and Contents Documents relating to events in France, including: note by Major-General Harold Redman, former member of the War Cabinet Secretariat, on the Paris Secretariat in 1939-40; letters from Armando da Gama Ochoa, from the Portuguese Legation in Paris, to Arnold Inman, on the situation in Paris and reasons for the fall of France (1937-41); press cartoons; information from Maurice Dejean on German sympathisers in the cabinet of Paul Reynaud [Prime Minister of France]; press cuttings with letters...
Dates: 1937 - 1952
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/19
Scope and Contents

Documents relating to the visit to the Maginot Line in France by Winston Churchill with ELS, including correspondence between Churchill, General Alphonse Georges, General Maurice Gamelin and ELS.

Dates: 1939
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1939 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/20
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Winston Churchill on subjects including: ELS’s liaison role; the French view that defeat was inevitable; Churchill’s own memoirs and the accuracy of Charles de Gaulle’s account of events as a source.

Dates: 1939 - 1948
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1939 - 1952-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/21
Scope and Contents

Rough notes on "The Opposition", mainly comparisons between the French and German forces.

Dates: 1939 - 1952-08
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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Correspondence and source material for book on the origins of the Free French, 1941 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/32
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Thomas, First Lord of the Admiralty [later 1st Lord Cilcennin] on using papers [on the British attack on the French Navy in 1940]; Sir Norman Brook [Secretary to the Cabinet, later 1st Lord Normanbrook] on using the papers of the War Cabinet Committee on the Resistance; John Colville, Joint Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. Source material includes: telegrams on action to be taken against hostile French ships; correspondence on liaison...
Dates: 1941 - 1955
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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Notes on France, 1955-08 - 1970-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/34
Scope and Contents

Notes on events in May-September 1940, and draft texts [? for "Two men who saved France"] on General Charles de Gaulle following his arrival in Britain and events leading to the British attack on the French fleet at Oran [Algeria].

Dates: 1955-08 - 1970-08
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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"Two men who saved France": texts, 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/38
Scope and Contents

Texts of "General Petain in 1917" [incomplete] and "General de Gaulle in 1940".

Dates: 1966
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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