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First World War (1914-1918)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1501 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 02 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/46/2
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Letter from Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War, to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], asking if he had seen a telegram from Sir George Buchanan [British Ambassador to Russia], on the Russians and the Turks. Kitchener asks if any naval actions would be possible to prevent the Turks sending more men into the Caucasus.

Dates: 02 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/46/3-4
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Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord, on naval support for the army off the Belgian coast and also in the Dardanelles. Includes covering note from WSC, asking for Fisher's remarks, and adding that they never seemed to settle anything. [Hand-written copy, signed by WSC].

Dates: 04 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Dec 1914

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/46/18-23
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Letter from George Trevelyan (Rome [Italy]) to Francis Acland [Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] on Italy and the Balkans, including the views of Sir [James] Rennell Rodd [British Ambassador to Italy] on the chances of Italy going to war, the advantages of bringing in Italy and Romania as allies, the harshness of Austro-Hungarian rule in the Balkans and the necessity of keeping Serbia supplied with ammunition. Includes forwarding note from WSC. [Typescript copy].

Dates: 20 Dec 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Jan 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/46/44
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Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War], on the naval attack on the Dardanelles. WSC states that it would be desirable for an attack on Alexandretta [Iskenderun, Turkey] to be simultaneous, so that if the attack on the Dardanelles was a failure it could be presented as a mere demonstration to cover the seizure of Alexandretta. [Hand-written copy].

Dates: 20 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Feb 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/25
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Letter from Anthony Quilter, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, to Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC] on the state of his brigade, including problems with snipers, and suggesting that the Drake Battalion be added to the Hood, to make a 5 Battalion Brigade, adding that they would have a "really useful lot" in about a month.

Dates: 08 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Feb 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/28-30
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Letter from Victor Augagneur, French Minister of Marine to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, approving WSC's plans for joint naval operations in the Mediterranean, and detailing the French fleet, including aircraft sent to the Suez Canal [Egypt], and explaining that they had no light cruisers available. Includes hand-written copy and note by WSC marking the letter as satisfactory.

Dates: 09 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Feb 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/31
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Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Herbert Asquith, Prime Minister [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], on the importance of Serbia, asking why nothing had been done, and warning that Britain would soon be facing a disastrous situation in the Balkans. WSC states that Britain should be prepared to "play a stake" in the Balkan situation, and also mentions hiding the loss of HMS Audacious, explaining that the Admiralty would not be printing any more Navy Lists during the war.

Dates: 07 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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World War I, 1918

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/TERY 1/1
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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.
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World War I, 1916 - 1921

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FWCT 1
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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BLGN 1/2
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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.