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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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"The Maurice Case": biographical material, 1918 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/61
Scope and Contents

Cuttings etc on the life and career of Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice and the Maurice case, including copies of cabinet papers on the military situation, December 1917- January 1918.

Dates: 1918 - 1968
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 Maurice Case": copies from John Terraine, 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/59
Scope and Contents

Includes draft of chapter 3, "The Story of the Crisis of May, 1918", and the foreword, corrected by Terraine, with copies of source material.

Dates: 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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"The Maurice Case": correspondence with the Dictionary of National Biography, 1967 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/57
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, mainly between Nancy Maurice [later Nancy, Lady Spears], Edgar Williams, Editor of the Dictionary and Major-General Sir John Kennedy, author of the entry for Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice. Other correspondents include: Roy Jenkins; Sir Colin Coote (3).

Dates: 1967 - 1968
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 Maurice Case": Frances Stevenson, 1956 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/60
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Nancy Maurice [later Nancy, Lady Spears] and Frances, Lady Lloyd George [earlier Frances Stevenson], on her chapter on the Maurice case in her autobiography, "The Years that are Past". Other correspondents include: Sir Harry Verney; George Hutchinson, Managing Director of the Spectator.

Also includes letters from Nancy Maurice published in the Spectator on the destruction of War Office papers prior to the Maurice case.

Dates: 1956 - 1968
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 Maurice Case": Papa, 1951 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/56
Scope and Contents Correspondence, mainly between Nancy Maurice [later Nancy, Lady Spears] and Victor Bonham-Carter on his chapter on Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice in his book "Soldier True". Other correspondents include: Joel Hurstfield [Professor of Modern History, University College London] on finding a biographer for Maurice (5); Julian Amery, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for War, on finding correspondence between Maurice and David Lloyd George in 1918; Sir [Benjamin] Ifor Evans, Provost...
Dates: 1951 - 1964
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 Memoirs of Oliver Woodward

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WOWD
Scope and Contents

"My Story of the Great War 1916-18" is an early collection of memoirs about Woodward's experiences in the Australian army during the First World War.

Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The original Charter of Room 40, 1914-11-08 - 1914-11-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CLKE 2
Scope and Contents

Draft minute drawn up by [Edward Marsh, Private Secretary to Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty] and annotated by Churchill and [?] Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord] drawing up the system for continuous monitoring and analysis of de-coded German signals, with memorandum from the director of naval intelligence, Captain [William] Reginald Hall, to Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver, Chief of Admiralty War Staff, adding his proposals.

Dates: 1914-11-08 - 1914-11-09
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 Papers of 1st Lord Fisher of Kilverstone

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR
Scope and Contents The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre includes: official and family correspondence; correspondence about Fisher and his biography collected by Nina, Duchess of Hamilton; papers on naval subjects; material relating to the Oil Commission; material relating to the Board of Invention and Research; printed material: Admiralty, Committee of Imperial Defence, Cabinet and White Papers; material intended for Fisher's printed works, personal notes, papers and albums; letters to newspapers,...
Dates: 1696 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral John Henry Godfrey

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GDFY
Scope and Contents Admiral Godfrey began to write his 'Naval Memoirs' in May 1961 ''as heaps of constructional material for which some builder-historian may one day find a use". They were duplicated at Hailsham near his home in Sussex in ten volumes. The 'Naval Memoirs' are written partly from Admiral Godfrey’s own papers and memory, but also incorporate lengthy extracts from other diaries and reminiscences. There are extracts from Admiral Godfrey's diaries and from official papers written by...
Dates: 1964-08 - 1967-08
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir Charles Daniel

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DANL
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of Daniel's diaries while serving with HMS Orion, 1914-16, and orders and signals on the surrender of the German Fleet in 1918.

Dates: 1914-07 - 1918-12
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir Henry Ralph Crooke

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CRKE
Scope and Contents

Admiral Crooke's papers chiefly consist of a long series of pocket diaries belonging to himself and his wife, and photograph albums which cover most of Crooke's naval career, also including assorted items of memorabilia.

Dates: 1875 - 1954
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir John de Robeck

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DRBK
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of De Robeck's naval, official and personal papers. The naval and official papers include Midshipman's Logs, correspondence and Fleet orders. The personal papers include correspondence and diaries.

Dates: 1887 - 1930
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir Reginald Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DRAX
Scope and Contents

The Drax Papers mainly consist of naval files. These date mostly from the First World War and before, and also include a large number of intelligence reports, some from the First World War, but the majority dating from the Second World War. The papers also include articles and lectures by Plunkett on naval themes, with some publications.

Dates: 1901 - 1966
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir (William) Reginald Hall

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HALL
Scope and Contents

Memoirs and papers, 1915-42, additional papers, 1851-1911, and correspondence, 1939-1943.

Dates: 1851 - 1943
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Adrian Grant Duff

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AGDF
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, 1905-14.
With photocopies of diaries, 1910-13, and photocopies of correspondence, 1912-14.
Also with photocopies of letters to Ursula Grant Duff, 1914, 1919, 1922 and 1930.

Dates: 1905 - 1930
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Air Vice-Marshal Stanley Vincent

Reference Code: GBR/0014/VNCT
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of drafts for Vincent's autobiography, Flying Fever, with correspondence on its publication.

Dates: 1970-08 - 1972-08
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Alexander Guthrie Denniston

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DENN
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters and accounts of Denniston's code-breaking work in Naval Intelligence in both World Wars and of the setting up of Room 40. There are several photographs of Denniston in Naval uniform and some of the Royal Naval College at Osborne.

Dates: 1908 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Archibald Sinclair, 1st Viscount Thurso

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THRS
Scope and Contents The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre includes correspondence (including general, official, political, constituency, parliamentary and family correspondence); speeches; Liberal Organisation and Scottish Liberal organisation and Federation material; press cuttings; business papers; and Scottish Office, Scottish Board of Health and Secretary of State for Scotland material. For the most part, the collection is made up of constituency, parliamentary and Liberal party...
Dates: 1814 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: With the exception of the fire-damaged material in section VI, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Individual closures of files are indicated in the catalogue.
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The Papers of Captain Arthur Clarke

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AWCL
Scope and Contents This collection includes the official and private log books he compiled during the period while he was a midshipman, with fine plans and sketches, perhaps the most interesting of which are those relating to the Dardanelles campaign. The collection also contains a number of photograph albums showing the life of these very young officers - Clarke and his contemporaries - during this period. The collection is completed with Captain Clarke's two-volume biography which describes, as well as his...
Dates: 1898 - 1974
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Captain William Richmond Fell

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FELL
Scope and Contents

Papers comprising diaries, log books, correspondence, official papers and photographs
Including papers about the Second World War, 1939-45; post-war salvage operations, 1952-5; and salvage operations during the Suez Crisis, 1956-7
With diaries of Captain Fell's father, Dr Walter Fell, 1915

Dates: 1915 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Commander Colin Buist

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BUIS
Scope and Contents The small collection of papers held at Churchill Archives Centre relate to naval operations in the First World Wart, Buist's service on HMS Princess Royal and to the 1916 Battle of Jutland. Jutland was the main naval battle of World War, between the British Grand Fleet under Admiral Jellicoe and the German High Seas Fleet under Admiral Scheer. British losses were heavier than German: the British lost three battle cruisers, three cruisers and eight destroyers; the Germans lost one battleship,...
Dates: 1913 - 1947
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of General Lord (Henry S) Rawlinson

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RWLN
Scope and Contents

War journals and related papers. Includes reports, maps, letters to Rawlinson, lists of casualties and details of ammunition used

Dates: 1914 - 1919
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of General Sir Charles Bonham-Carter

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BHCT
Scope and Contents

The papers include Bonham-Carter's diaries, correspondence, photographs and speeches particularly from his time as Governor and Commander in chief of Malta.

Dates: 1896 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Group Captain Hugh Williamson

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WLMN
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises unpublished memoirs, articles and other papers relating to Group Captain Williamson’s service in both World Wars and the inter-war period.

Dates: 1912 - 1974
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Jack Oughtred

Reference Code: GBR/0014/OTRD
Scope and Contents

Papers mainly comprising letters to his fiancée, Phyllis Bentham.

Dates: 1914 - 1923
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.