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First World War (1914-1918)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1454 Collections and/or Records:

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Public and political: part II of the final report of the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry., 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/101
Scope and Contents From the Series: The papers in this class relate to WSC's activities as a person in public life other than those as MP for a particular constituency or as a Minister, and the class inevitably forms a miscellany of papers of widely differing kinds and value. They include notes and correspondence with colleagues, acquaintances, and the general public, on topics of contemporary general interest, on party political matters, and on appointments to various positions, together with invitations to speak at meetings...
Dates: 1917
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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Public and political: press cuttings mainly relating to the first report of the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry., 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/96A-B
Scope and Contents From the Series: The papers in this class relate to WSC's activities as a person in public life other than those as MP for a particular constituency or as a Minister, and the class inevitably forms a miscellany of papers of widely differing kinds and value. They include notes and correspondence with colleagues, acquaintances, and the general public, on topics of contemporary general interest, on party political matters, and on appointments to various positions, together with invitations to speak at meetings...
Dates: 1917
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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Public and political: printed copies of documents appended to WSC' statements to the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry., 1914 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/99
Scope and Contents From the Series: The papers in this class relate to WSC's activities as a person in public life other than those as MP for a particular constituency or as a Minister, and the class inevitably forms a miscellany of papers of widely differing kinds and value. They include notes and correspondence with colleagues, acquaintances, and the general public, on topics of contemporary general interest, on party political matters, and on appointments to various positions, together with invitations to speak at meetings...
Dates: 1914 - 1917
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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Public and political: six copies of a letter from WSC to Sir William Pickford [later Lord Sterndale], chairman of the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry., 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/102
Scope and Contents From the Series: The papers in this class relate to WSC's activities as a person in public life other than those as MP for a particular constituency or as a Minister, and the class inevitably forms a miscellany of papers of widely differing kinds and value. They include notes and correspondence with colleagues, acquaintances, and the general public, on topics of contemporary general interest, on party political matters, and on appointments to various positions, together with invitations to speak at meetings...
Dates: 1917
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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Public and political: Statements by WSC to the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry on the second and third phases of the operation., 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/98
Scope and Contents From the Series: The papers in this class relate to WSC's activities as a person in public life other than those as MP for a particular constituency or as a Minister, and the class inevitably forms a miscellany of papers of widely differing kinds and value. They include notes and correspondence with colleagues, acquaintances, and the general public, on topics of contemporary general interest, on party political matters, and on appointments to various positions, together with invitations to speak at meetings...
Dates: 1917
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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Remarks on the question of supplying fuller information to the Commander-in-Chief, 1916-11-08 - 1916-11-14

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CLKE 1
Scope and Contents Draft memorandum by Vice-Admiral Sir Henry Oliver [Chief of Admiralty War Staff] on the importance of keeping Britain's possession of the German naval codes secret, suggesting that a daily summary of information from German intercepts be given to the Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] in person, rather than risk using the telegraph. Also includes: a covering note from Oliver to the First Lord of the Admiralty, Arthur Balfour, suggesting that a letter from him on the...
Dates: 1916-11-08 - 1916-11-14
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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Report of the Emergency Relief Committee, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HDLM 2/1/12
Scope and Contents

Sixth report of the Emergency Committee for the assistance of Germans, Austrians and Hungarians in distress. May possibly relate to Else Headlam rather than JWHM.

Dates: 1918
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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'Royal Society and international organisations', 1917-1918

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/G.19
Scope and Contents

Contents of an envelope so inscribed. Includes: a printed note on membership of German Academies and Scientific Societies (1917); a printed memorandum, notices and reports concerning the Inter-Allied Conference on Scientific Organisations held at the Royal Society in Oct. 1918, together with a related letter to Bateson from David Prain; and a press cutting on the death of Admiral Sir A.H. Markham (Oct. 1918).

Dates: 1917-1918
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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Royal Society: Special General Meeting re expelling foreign enemy members, July - Aug. 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/G.18
Scope and Contents

A Special General Meeting was held on 31 July 1918 to consider the advisability of expelling enemy foreign members from the Society. The file includes a printed notice of the meeting; two letters from Thomas R.R. Stebbing to Bateson re a note in Nature which appeared to ignore the fact that the proposal was rejected at the meeting; and related notes in Bateson's hand.

Dates: July - Aug. 1918
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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Ruth Darwin: correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9790
Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of letters from Ruth Darwin to members of her family but predominantly to her sister (Emma) Nora Darwin, and correspondence and papers arising out of Ruth's work with the British Committee of the French Red Cross in France in 1917-1919.

Dates: 1890-1944
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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"Scottish Soldier": the Autobiography of Major-General Douglas Wimberley

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WIMB
Scope and Contents

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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"Shall we all commit suicide?", Sep 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/200B/202-206
Scope and Contents Press cutting of article by WSC published in Nash's Pall Mall Magazine, illustrated with a portrait photograph of WSC. Covers progress and developments in knowledge, technology and science and their use in World War I; the potential for extermination of the human race; possibility of another war in Europe; speculation on the development of explosive weapons "Might not a bomb no bigger than an orange be found to possess a secret power", and of pilot-less aircraft, chemical and biological...
Dates: Sep 1924
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Sister E. B. Tayloe: Album Amicorum

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10331
Scope and Contents

Album Amicorum compiled by Sister E. B. Tayloe during the First World War, while serving at the First General Hospital, Cambridge, and at the 16th General Hospital, Le Treport.

Dates: 1915-1917
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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Special correspondence: Jan Smuts, 1903-09 - 1950-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/2/24
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Smuts on subjects including: accounts of military operations on the Tugela River [South Africa]; the Irish Convention (1917); the Palestine Campaign; the need for a separate Air Staff; costs of the separate war fronts; peace negotiations following the First World War; migration to South Africa; the Locarno Pact; the Imperial Conference (1926); LSA's Empire Tour; the proposal that Smuts should become High Commissioner of Palestine; the South African flag; the League of...
Dates: 1903-09 - 1950-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Speeches, 1953-04 - 1955-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/20
Scope and Contents

Manuscript and typescript speech notes on subjects including: Roger Bannister; the success of the Institute of Directors; ELS’s own writing work; the mistake of being bound too closely to France; has France a future?; Winston Churchill, including a review of the final volume of his war memoirs; a review of Major-General Gerald Verney’s history of the Seventh Armoured Division, the 'Desert Rats'; Marshal Philippe Petain and the 1917 mutinies in the French army.

Dates: 1953-04 - 1955-11
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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Speeches, 1918-12-15 - 1922-12-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 21 A
Scope and Contents

Cuttings of articles on WSC’s speeches on Britain’s peace terms, Female Suffrage, Russia and Socialism, Irish Question; photos of WSC at polo matches with CSC.

Dates: 1918-12-15 - 1922-12-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Staff College lectures, 1931 - 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CRES 3/1
Scope and Contents

Comprimising: "The Operations of 19th August 1916", 17 June 1931; "The Grand Fleet, 1917-1918", 26 June 1931; "The Battle of Heligoland Bight, 28 August 1914", 2 May 1932; and "The Scarborough Raid", 9 May 1932.

Dates: 1931 - 1932
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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Staff College lectures, 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CRES 3/2
Scope and Contents

Including: "The Battle of the Dogger Bank", 13 May 1932; "Mediterranean 1914 I", 8 February 1932; "Mediterranean 1914 II", 15 February 1932; "Mediterranean 1914 III", 18 February 1932; "The Battle of the Dogger Bank", for the Junior Officers' War Course, 11 July 1932.

Dates: 1932
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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"The artillery at Passchendaele: (From Artillery Accounts)", [1926]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/190/2
Scope and Contents Transcript account of conditions at the [3rd Battle of Ypres, Flanders, Belgium] and the effect of wet weather and terrible mud causing great difficulties moving artillery and supplies of ammunition and locating guns; the use of tin baths to keep men dry while asleep; attacks by enemy guns on British gunners by day and by night on roads and tracks. Concludes "It was put tersely by one artillery general that if the battle was continued there would be 'no artillery for the spring offensive'"....
Dates: [1926]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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The Bickersteth War Diaries and the Papers of John Burgon Bickersteth

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BICK
Scope and Contents

The 17 volumes cover both World Wars and comprise letters home from the front, accounts of particular events by individual family members, photographs and postcards as well as newspaper clippings and telegrams. They provide a unique perspective on the war years both from those who fought abroad and those who remained at home in Canterbury.

The papers of John Bickersteth are photocopies of correspondence and reports to Maurice Hankey on Canadian affairs (1932 - 1940).

Dates: 1914 - 1972
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The General's Stories, 1925-08 - 1970

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/45
Scope and Contents Texts of stories, some included in "The Picnic Basket" and many relating to the First World War: "A Dream"; "Prayer"; "With de Gaulle from Bordeaux to Dakar"; "La Fete a Jean le Bon" on the Battle of Poitiers; "Nery"; "A Perfect Thing Apart"; an account of 1st Lord Bertie of Thame, British Ambassador to France, in 1917-18; "The Marquis de Castellane"; "This is the story of a little watch", on General...
Dates: 1925-08 - 1970
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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"The German Chancellor and the Outbreak of War", 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HDLM 3/92
Scope and Contents From the Series: Includes: JWHM's early work as a student, lecturer, classicist and historian; numerous articles and book reviews; several works on Bismarck and 19th century Germany; JWHM's writing on South Africa in association with 1st Lord Loch; entries for the Encyclopaedia Britannica; articles on Germany in the First World War and the Versailles Treaty; material on the posthumous publication of JWHM's "Studies in Diplomatic History"; some articles by Kenneth Headlam-Morley, mainly relating to the Saar...
Dates: 1917
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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'The Great War and How it arose', 1915

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/12/Lawrence/2
Scope and Contents

Pamphlet produced by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee.

Dates: Publication: 1915
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The Killing Ground: The British Army, the Western Front and the Emergence of Modern Warfare, 1900-18.

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TRAV
Scope and Contents

Annotated typescript.

Dates: 1986-08
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"The Maurice Case": A J P Taylor and Sir Dingle Foot, 1964 - 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/58
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Nancy Maurice [later Nancy, Lady Spears], Taylor and Foot, with cuttings of letters to the press by Taylor and Foot on the Maurice case. Other correspondents include John Junor, Editor of the Sunday Express.

Dates: 1964 - 1967
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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