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First World War (1914-1918)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 244 Collections and/or Records:

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1939 Diary, 1939-01-21 - 1939-08-25

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HMTN 1/2
Scope and Contents Subjects include a holiday in St. Moritz, Switzerland with Louise de Rosales, with comments on sightseeing, sketching, and museums; BBC broadcasts; Mary Agnes Hamilton's speeches for Labour candidates in the Ripon and Hallam by-elections; her departure from the London County Council; Labour Book Service committee meetings; the growing prospect of war; reflections on propaganda; discussions with George Ridley over internal politics in the Labour Party; a party hosted by Sybil Colefax with Harold...
Dates: 1939-01-21 - 1939-08-25
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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1940 (ii) - 1941 (i) Diary, 1940-10-04 - 1941-02-16

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HMTN 1/5
Scope and Contents Subjects include Mary Agnes Hamilton's experiences of air-raids and bombing near her flat in Chelsea; reflections on the impact of the war in comparison with the First World War; comments on the marriage, personalities, and domestic life of Nancy and Wilfred Greene; the transfer of her section at the Ministry of Information to the Public Relations division; comments on her writing projects and working conditions at Senate House; a lunch with Clement Attlee at the House of Commons; taking up a...
Dates: 1940-10-04 - 1941-02-16
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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'Account of Action of Horns Reef HMS Yarmouth 3 LCS', 1916-05-31

Reference Code: GBR/0014/EDSN 2/2
Scope and Contents Edelsten's account of the Battle of Jutland.
Dates: 1916-05-31
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Admiral Sir David and Lady Beatty, First World War, c 1914-18

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HSBR 2/2
Scope and Contents Cuttings and photographs on Admiral Beatty and Ethel, Lady Beatty.
Dates: c 1914-18
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Album of advertisements issued in connection with the Great War Loan, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 11/10
Scope and Contents From the Series: Includes: family photographs; some official photographs, mainly from McKenna's time at the Admiralty; political cartoons of McKenna; press cuttings; commemorative albums.
Dates: 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Albums, 1863 - 1989

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 10/2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The papers include: correspondence; domestic and personal papers; early family correspondence, particularly among ELS's mother's relatives; diaries, including ELS's journals as a liaison officer with the French from the First World War and as Head of the British Mission to de Gaulle during the Second World War; some political papers and military maps; speeches and articles; manuscripts of books and short stories, with literary correspondence and original and copied source material from Spears's...
Dates: 1863 - 1989
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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'An Appeal to Truth', 1915-11-24

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/12/Lawrence/1
Scope and Contents A letter addressed by Cardinal Mercier, Archibishop of Malines, and the Bishops of Belgium, to the Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops of Germany, Bavaria and Austria-Hungary. Printed pamphlet.
Dates: Publication: 1915-11-24
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Annotated Map Centred on Voormezeele, Belgium, 1914

Reference Code: GBR/1058/CLE/2/1
Scope and Contents Annotated map, believed to have been owned by McCleland and used during his time fighting in Belgium in the First World War.
Dates: 1914
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Articles, 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/4
Scope and Contents Typescript texts and drafts on subjects including: the memoirs of Marshal Ferdinand Foch; whether generals were human; relations between Britain and France; ELS’s experiences with the French army in July 1914; spies in the First World War and the bombardment of Paris; the law on suicide pacts; Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg; French disarmament; various book reviews, including the memoirs of Raymond Poincare.
Dates: 1931
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Articles, 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/5
Scope and Contents Typescript texts and drafts on subjects including: Paul Painleve; ELS’s experiences with the French army in July 1914; Aristide Briand; Parliament and the public purse; towards an Anglo-French understanding; storm clouds in Europe, on relations between France and Germany; review of the memoirs of Marshal Joseph Joffre; review of "Escapers All" on the stories of escaped prisoners of war; the peace-keeping role of an international air force; Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg.
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Articles, 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/19
Scope and Contents Typescript and manuscript texts and drafts on subjects including: the mutinies of French soldiers in 1917; the career of Sir Winston Churchill; relations between Britain and France over Syria and Lebanon during the war; the Arab world today; Major-General Sir John Davidson’s book on 1st Lord Haig, "Haig Master of the Field"; the danger of politicians being over-swayed by public opinion.
Dates: 1953
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Autobiography: 'On the Brink of War: Observations upon dangers past and dangers present, with something of the Life and Labours of Sir Leo Chiozza Money' (xi + 925 pp., incomplete), 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9259/I
Scope and Contents Typescript draft with numerous MS corrections and printers' directions. Apparently accepted for publication by George Allen & Unwin, but never printed. According to the list of contents, the last four sections of the final chapter are either incomplete or missing. Occasionally, items of correspondence are used as scrap paper for the draft: (p. 909c): Sutton-on-Derwent, M. H. Pimm to Money, seeking an extract for the 1940 Calendar of Authors' Birthdays, ypescript, signed, 31 July 1939; (p....
Dates: 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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"Borden Ambulance", 1914 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 10/2/16
Scope and Contents Album of photographs of MS’s First World War hospital.
Dates: 1914 - 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Cabinet papers, 1915-05 - 1916-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 5/12
Scope and Contents Includes: memorandum by Herbert Asquith [Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on his decision to reconstruct the Government as a coalition; note by Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, on funding the war, with drafts of a note by McKenna on limiting the number of recruits due to the financial situation; comments by [?] 1st Lord Curzon on evidence from Walter Runciman, President of the Board of Trade, and McKenna in support of voluntary recruitment, rather...
Dates: 1915-05 - 1916-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Cabinet Papers on naval and general First World War subjects, 1910-10 - 1915-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 4/7
Scope and Contents Includes: memorandum by the First Lord of the Admiralty [Winston Churchill] on the formation of a naval War Staff; diary of a visit to Berlin by 1st Lord Haldane [Secretary of State for War] and his discussions with the German Chancellor [Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg], Kaiser Wilhelm II, Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] and with J Cambon [? French Ambassador to Germany] on the balance of power in Europe, the increase in the British and German fleets, territorial...
Dates: 1910-10 - 1915-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Cabinet papers on naval policy and naval statistics, 1917-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 7/1
Scope and Contents Includes: memorandum by Winston Churchill on naval war policy, particularly the ineffectiveness of the distant blockade and the Navy's defensive approach, while submarines were attacking commercial shipping, and the advantages of inshore offensives from an overseas base close to Germany, such as the Frisian Islands, Borkum or Sylt; comparative tables for the Anglo-American and German fleets, supplied by Churchill.
Dates: 1917-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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"Camblain L’Abbe [France], 1915", 1915-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/66
Scope and Contents WSC in soldier's uniform and metal helmet in a group of people including (3rd from left) Captain Edward Spears and (to WSC's left) General Emile Fayolle. Just seen behind the General is a German prisoner wearing a cap.
Dates: 1915-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available on cd, to protect the fragile original.
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"Camblain L’Abbe [France], 1915: With General Fayolle", 1915-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/67
Scope and Contents Photo shows WSC in soldier's uniform and metal helmet with General Emile Fayolle.
Dates: 1915-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available on cd, to protect the fragile original.
 Fonds

Captain Edward D. Ridley: diaries and letters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7065-7070
Scope and Contents Transcripts of diaries and letters, photgraphs, telegrams, postcards, cuttings and maps from the First World War.
Dates: 1914-1918
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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"Clementine Churchill": correspondence between CSC and Churchill, May-Nov 1915, 1970-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/1/45
Scope and Contents Transcripts, also including notes by Margot Levy on the Dardanelles Campaign.
Dates: 1970-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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"Clementine Churchill": Nellie Romilly, 1914-15, 1966 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/1/42
Scope and Contents Notes on CSC's younger sister Nellie Hozier, particularly on her marriage to Bertram Romilly in 1915 and her work with Angela Manners's nursing unit in Belgium in 1914. Includes a copy of Nellie Hozier's article for the English Review, 1915, on her adventures when the unit was taken prisoner during the retreat from Mons, Belgium, and copies of letters from a nurse with the unit.
Dates: 1966 - 1992
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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"Clementine Churchill": YMCA, 1915-16, 1964 - 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/1/47
Scope and Contents Notes and correspondence on CSC's work for the YMCA [Young Men's Christian Association] during the First World War, including a copy of a letter from CSC to David Lloyd George [Minister of Munitions] on the YMCA's work in the munitions factories and copies of letters and articles from YM magazine covering CSC's opening of the Munition Workers' Centres at Waltham Abbey [Essex] and Enfield Lock [London] and her work on the YMCA Canteens for Munition Workers.
Dates: 1964 - 1966
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
 Fonds

Col. Bertram Romilly: Letters from Sudan and France

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9656
Scope and Contents Letters written to Romilly's father describing his military experiences.
Dates: 1912-1915
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Copy of an unpublished memoir, 1865-1926, 1926 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CAVN 1/1
Scope and Contents Comprising: Home, Clevedon, Eton; Sandhurst and Examinations; The Grenadier Guards; Racing: a Story of the Inevitable; Ireland; Canada; South African War 1900-1902; Tennis, Hunting, Stalking, Golf, Fishing and Shooting; The First German War: France and Belgium; Italy; Some Notes on the Battle of Vittorio Veneto and After; From Aldershot to Washington; and War Office 1922-26.
With correspondence with Field Marshal Sir William Robertson, 1925 (2).
Dates: 1926 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Correspondence, 1913-01 - 1915-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/2
Scope and Contents Letters from LSA to: Major-General Charles Callwell [Director of Military Operations at the War Office] on the Dardanelles campaign, particularly effects on Bulgaria and Greece; Sir Edward Carson on policy towards Ulster [Northern Ireland]; Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada] on Andrew Bonar Law's threat to resign as leader of the Conservative Party over Imperial Preference.

Also includes: paper by LSA on Imperial Preference.

Dates: 1913-01 - 1915-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

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