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First World War (1914-1918)

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1448 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 14 Jul 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/90/11
Scope and Contents

Letter from David Davis (House of Commons) to WSC enclosing notes on war policy in the Balkans to be discussed by the Liberal War Committee [see CHAR 2/90/12-24]. Signed typescript.

Dates: 14 Jul 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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(Untitled), [Jul] [1917]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/90/12-16
Scope and Contents

Notes [to be discussed by the Liberal War Committee] on the measures necessary for the assumption by the Allies of the offensive on the Salonica front in the Balkans. Sent with CHAR 2/90/11.

Dates: [Jul] [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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(Untitled), [Jul] [1917]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/90/17-20
Scope and Contents

Notes [to be discussed by the Liberal War Committee] arguing that since Britain has the strongest interests among the Allies in supporting Serbia a British or a Serbian general should be placed in overall command on the Salonica front, and considering the disastrous increase in German power in the east which would result from the surrender of Serbia. Sent with CHAR 2/90/11.

Dates: [Jul] [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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(Untitled), 16 Jun 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/90/21
Scope and Contents

"Reasons for the appointment of a British general in command of the Salonika expedition." Written by D[avid] D[avis] for discussion by the Liberal War Committee. Sent with CHAR 2/90/11.

Dates: 16 Jun 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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(Untitled), 30 Mar 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/90/22-24
Scope and Contents

Notes [by David Davis for discussion by the Liberal War Committee] arguing for the appointment of the Serbian Field Marshall Misitch to the command of the Allied forces on the Salonica front and for the overhaul of the British means of obtaining intelligence from there. Sent with CHAR 2/90/11.

Dates: 30 Mar 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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(Untitled), [1918]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/92/21
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] (36 Berkeley Square, [London]) to WSC reporting that he has heard that WSC is to go to Scotland with David Lloyd George and is involved in a conference on a British military advance along the Belgian coast in conjunction with a naval action. Asserts that "success depends on smoke and gas from the sea." Typescript copy at CHAR 2/92/22.

Dates: [1918]
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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(Untitled), 15 Apr 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/92/36-39
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] to WSC on: the danger that WSC might hamper his "Great Resolve" [the plan for an offensive on the Belgian coast] by associating Fisher with it, even though Fisher himself feels very fit for his age; the aircraft, mine-laying facilities, submarines and other vessels required for the attack; the need for an immediate "Big Change" in Admiralty building policy. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/92/40-41.

Dates: 15 Apr 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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(Untitled), 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/92/53
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] (Ferne, Donhead, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to WSC stating that he will be glad to see him "at this tragic moment with the Germans only a few miles from Amiens [France] and so threatening the starvation of London by stopping the Channel traffic". Deplores the fact that the Royal Navy is still to be kept "in cotton wool" and announces his intention of speaking about it in the House of Lords.

Dates: 1918
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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(Untitled), [1915]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/92/55
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] to WSC explaining his role in the [Dardanelles campaign] and asserting that "the outside world is quite certain that I have pushed you and not you me" and that [Herbert Asquith, later Lord Oxford and Asquith] is the only one who knows that the opposite is true. Typescript copy incorrectly dated 12 April 1918.

Dates: [1915]
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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Vol. 1 Westminster Gazette and elsewhere, 1914-09-01 - 1915-06-25

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

Wartime articles kept by A.H.P.'s secretary.

Dates: 1914-09-01 - 1915-06-25
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the correspondence between Anthony Pollen and Jon Sumida, which remains closed until 2029, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Vol. 2 Westminster Gazette and elsewhere, 1914-08-08 - 1916-06-04

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

Wartime articles kept by A.H.P.'s secretary.

Dates: 1914-08-08 - 1916-06-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the correspondence between Anthony Pollen and Jon Sumida, which remains closed until 2029, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Vol. 3, 1915-04-18 - 1916-04-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLLN 3/3
Scope and Contents

Wartime articles kept by A.H.P.'s secretary.

Dates: 1915-04-18 - 1916-04-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the correspondence between Anthony Pollen and Jon Sumida, which remains closed until 2029, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Vol. 4. Battle of Jutland, 1916-05-27 - 1916-12-26

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLLN 3/4
Scope and Contents

Wartime articles kept by A.H.P.'s secretary.

Dates: 1916-05-27 - 1916-12-26
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the correspondence between Anthony Pollen and Jon Sumida, which remains closed until 2029, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Vol. 5, 1918-03-10 - 1920-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLLN 3/5
Scope and Contents

Wartime articles kept by A.H.P.'s secretary.

Dates: 1918-03-10 - 1920-10-31
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the correspondence between Anthony Pollen and Jon Sumida, which remains closed until 2029, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

Walter Neill: Correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9876
Scope and Contents

Letters written by WN to friends and family from the Far East, Germany and Holland whilst interned during the First World War; notes describing the riots in Hankow, 1927; photographs of China.

Dates: 1905-1927
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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War, 1914 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RBTN 3/4
Scope and Contents

Official papers on the First World War, including: telegram announcing the outbreak of war; proclamation by King George V on trading with the enemy; printed despatch on the rupture of relations with Germany; letter from the captain of HMS Glasgow to MAR on sailing south for the Battle of the Falkland Islands; letter from Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] to MAR officially passing on the thanks of the Admiralty to him for his help to the Navy.

Dates: 1914 - 1915
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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"Wearing soldier's shrapnel helmet", 1916-02-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/68
Scope and Contents

Photo shows WSC wearing a mackintosh and Sam Browne belt and metal helmet.

Dates: 1916-02-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
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"With Channel Cruiser Squadron", 1914 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS 7/11/1
Scope and Contents Written from Cowley House in Uxbridge, Admiralty House in Devonport, H.M.S. Charybdis, H.M.S. Euryalus and H.M.S. Diana. Subjects include German plans regarding territory, Italy's possible neutrality, Wemyss' own hopes for an end to the use of submarines, mines and military air ships in warfare, Wemyss' view of Sir Winston Churchill's abilities, the Dardanelles campaign, the repulsion of the Germans from Warsaw by the Russians and Wemyss' difficulty in feeling glad at German...
Dates: 1914 - 1915
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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"With Grenadiers in France, 1916", 1915-12-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 2/56
Scope and Contents Group photograph of WSC with officers of the French 33rd Corps, on the French front line near Arras during the First World War. WSC is standing in the centre of the group, in uniform, carrying a cane and wearing a steel "poilu" helmet [given to him by the French]; to his left, in the dark jacket, is General Emile Fayolle, commander of the 33rd Corps; third from the left of the group, wearing a cap, is Captain Edward Spiers [later Edward Spears, liaison officer with the French], and just...
Dates: 1915-12-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
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World War 1 and aftermath, 1912 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SLGF 3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The collection includes: letters collected by Leslie while working on the biography of Beatty, notes by him, and extracts from a diary, and his manuscript and typescript drafts; letters dealing both with the production of "The Epic of Jutland" and its reception; and letters from Beatty to Eugenie Godfrey Faussett.

Dates: 1912 - 1949
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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World War I, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TERY 1/1
Scope and Contents

Photographs of the entire captured German Fleet at Scapa Flow, taken by [Midshipman] Charles Terry on the day before the Fleet was scuttled.

Dates: 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Series

World War I, 1916 - 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FWCT 1
Scope and Contents

Photographs relating to the Battle of Jutland and correspondence on Fawcett's account of the battle.

Dates: 1916 - 1921
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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World War I, 1916 - 1968

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BLGN 1/2
Scope and Contents

Includes typescript of memoir of service in 2nd Battalion HAC in France and Italy 1916-18; correspondence with Chief Postal Censor about transmission of manuscript 1917; commission as 2nd Lieutenant, The Dorsetshire Regiment, 15 Aug 1918; Trench Map, sheet 57B North-East, near Le Cateau 29 Sep 1918; French Identity Card; demobilization papers 1919-20; envelope of French Ration Cards (undated); typescript of draft of HMS's contribution to "Promise of Greatness" (Cassell, 1968).

Dates: 1916 - 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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