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First World War (1914-1918)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1479 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 21 Apr 1918

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/68
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Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Australian Corps Headquarters [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he anticipates renewed fighting on the Western Front as Marshal Foch inspires confidence among his troops, comments on the political situation in Britain and family affairs, and says that he is unlikely to be given leave.

Dates: 21 Apr 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 May 1918

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/70
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Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] ([Australian Corps Headquarters, France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he reports successes on the Western Front which have been achieved by the Australian forces, comments on the noise of overhead fighting and on WSC's popularity with the army [as Minister of Munitions] due to the good supply of munitions.

Dates: 21 May 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Jun 1918

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/73
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Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Headquarters, 5th Army, British Expeditionary Force, France) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that WSC has given him a full account of her wedding [to Montagu Porch]; describes a visit to Paris and anticipates victory with the arrival of American troops; reports that he has been awarded the Companion of the Distinguished Service Order and comments that John [G Churchill] has settled down at school.

Dates: 11 Jun 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Jul 1918

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/75-76
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Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Headquarters, 5th Army, British Expeditionary Force, France) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses fighting on the Western Front, asks about her plans to visit Nigeria and gives instructions for a leather book cover which he would like to be made. Envelope present.

Dates: 17 Jul 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Oct 1918

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/81
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Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Headquarters, 5th Army, British Expeditionary Force, France) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses the progress of the war and request for armistice, gives news of the people he has met and asks whether [Montagu] Porch is to return.

Dates: 08 Oct 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Mar 1919

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/121/82-83
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Letter from "Jack" [John S Churchill] (Headquarters, 5th Army, British Expeditionary Force, France) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he hopes to return home as his job has finished and he wishes to return to the City [of London], discusses Leonie [Lady Leslie's] visit to the grave of Norman [Leslie], and describes the cheerful conditions in Brussels [Belgium] and the uncertainty among the troops about their futures. Envelope present.

Dates: 06 Mar 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Dec 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120/3-4
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Letter from WSC ([France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he thanks her for money, discusses his relationship with the Grenadiers, conditions [on the Western Front], the return of "K" [Lord Kitchener] and his opinion of the Government. Envelope present.

Dates: 01 Dec 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Dec 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120/5-6
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Letter from WSC (General Headquarters, British Army in the Field [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he describes his time with the army as "pleasant & peaceful", reports that he has inspected trenches at Nieuwpoort and Ostende [Belgium] and visited the battlefield at Carency [France] and that he is relieved that he is not associated with the present actions of the Government. Envelope present.

Dates: 08 Dec 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Jan 1916 [23 Feb 1916]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120/9-10
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Letter from WSC (6th Royal Scots Fusiliers in the Field [France]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he is looking forward to returning home and discusses the effect of the cold weather on fighting in the trenches. Envelope present. Note that although the letter is dated 23 January 1916, context suggests it is 23 February 1916.

Dates: 23 Jan 1916 [23 Feb 1916]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Apr 1916

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/120/11-12
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Letter from WSC (6th Royal Scots Fusiliers in the Field [France]) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he discusses his decision to return from France, says that he enjoys being in the trenches and intends to speak to Arthur Balfour. Envelope present.

Dates: 04 Apr 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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Untitled (Thessaly and Macedonia, British School at Athens), 1913-1917

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Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/3/27
Scope and Contents Labelled prints, personal and trips. Includes a number of photos featuring the Droppers family (the American ambassador to Greece). Includes Thessaly and Macedonia (1913), Chalcis - Karystos, Kyllene and Corinth (1915), Parnes (1915), Pendeli, Parnassus, Dinyso (1916), Sounion, BSA Garden (Easter Day 1916) with Droppers and Caskey and also in May, digging at Corinth 1916 with Charles William Blegen, Poros (1915), Pendeli (1916), Abbassieh December 1916 - March 1917 (with identification list...
Dates: 1913-1917
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Various correspondence, 1912 - 1914

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 3/15
Scope and Contents Letters to Clementine from: Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on her health and thanking her for her hospitality (2); [Emma] Margot Asquith, congratulating her on her letter to the Times ["Ought not women to be abolished?" in answer to Sir Almroth Wright's article "Should women have votes?"]; Sir Edward Grey complimenting her on her hunting, on his pleasure at staying in the Churchills' house in Eccleston Square [London], 1913, on the birth of Sarah Churchill [later Sarah...
Dates: 1912 - 1914
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the staff wages books in CSCT 9/1, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Vol. 1 Westminster Gazette and elsewhere, 1914-09-01 - 1915-06-25

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLLN 3/1
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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLLN 3/5
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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.
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Walter Neill: Correspondence and papers

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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/RBTN 3/4
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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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War Service, 1917 - 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/590/WBRK/02
Dates: 1917 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The Collections Research Centre [West Cambridge] is open from Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00. A prior appointment made at least two weeks in advance, and one form of identification is required.
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"Wearing soldier's shrapnel helmet", 1916-02-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/68
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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

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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

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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

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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.