First World War (1914-1918)
Found in 1452 Collections and/or Records:
Edelsten's account of the Battle of Jutland.
Includes a typed diary belonging to John S Churchill covering his experiences of the Dardanelles campaign and miscellaneous correspondence.
Acquired Papers: Letters and telegrams from WSC to Lady Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., 1915 - 1919
Acquired Papers: Letters from various correspondents to Lady Randolph Churchill. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., 1880 - 1954
Cuttings and photographs on Admiral Beatty and Ethel, Lady Beatty.
Minutes of the AOC on subjects including: the committee's terms of reference to investigate the output of aircraft; discussion of existing air programmes; shipping output; Ministry of Munitions and increased demand.Typescript.
Minutes of ARC including: the committee's terms of reference to investigate replacement of guns used for home defence and to make recommendations on counter-attacks; shortage of ammunition; repairs to guns; the possibility of attacking enemy submarines at Bremen [Germany], or at Emden [Germany]; use of floating platforms and Handley-Page aircraft; and attacks on German munitions factories. Includes an appendix on offensive bombing operations from seaplane carriers.Typescript.
Includes: family photographs; some official photographs, mainly from McKenna's time at the Admiralty; political cartoons of McKenna; press cuttings; commemorative albums.
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.
Annotated map, believed to have been owned by McCleland and used during his time fighting in Belgium in the First World War.
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.
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.
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.
Annotated articles, including: "The German Emperor: the responsibility of William II"; "Prince Bülow on Peace"; "Der deutsche Kanzler und der Kriegsausbruch" (The German Chancellor and the outbreak of war); review of "Turkey and the War"; "The Frankfurter Zeitung on Herr von Bethmann Hollweg".
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
Album of photographs of MS’s First World War hospital.
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.
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.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.