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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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Literary: The World Crisis Volume 2., 1923

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/154
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Marked proofs of Chapter 22 "The Ruin of the Balkans.

Dates: 1923
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The World Crisis Volume 2., 1923

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/155
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Marked proofs of Chapter 23 "The Abandonment of the Dardanelles".

Dates: 1923
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The World Crisis, Volume 2., 1923

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/184
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Translations of German Sources: Dardanelles Typescript translations from "Funf Jahre Turkei" [Five Years in Turkey] by Liman von Sanders; The Official German History of the Great War; the despatches of Admiral von Usedon to the Kaiser.

Dates: 1923
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The World Crisis Volume 3., 1923

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/162
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Proofs of Appendix 1 "British French and German Official Casualty Returns" on the Western Front, 1914-1918.

Dates: 1923
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The World Crisis Volume 3., 1923

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/163
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Proofs of Chapter 12 "At the Ministry of Munitions", originally Chapters 13 "At the Ministry of Munitions" and 14 "The Mechanical Battle on Land".

Dates: 1923
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The World Crisis Volume 3., 1923

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/164
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Proofs of Chapter 13 The Munitions Budget.

Dates: 1923
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The World Crisis, Volume 3., 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/165
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Proofs of Chapter 14 "The Autumn Struggle".

Dates: 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The World Crisis, Volume 3., 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/166
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Proofs of Chapter 16 "The German Concentration in the West", with notes by Field Marshal Lord Haig.

Dates: 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The World Crisis, Volume 3., 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/167
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Proofs of Chapter 17 "The Twenty First of March [1918], annotated by Lord Haig.

Dates: 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The World Crisis, Volume 3., 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/168
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Proofs of Chapter 18 "The Climax", annotated by WSC and Lord Haig.

Dates: 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The World Crisis, Volume 3., 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/169
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Proofs of Chapter 19 "The Surprise of the Chemin des Dames".

Dates: 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "Thoughts and Adventures."., 1932

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/319
Scope and Contents Proofs and offprints of WSC's articles which were collectively published as "Thoughts and Adventures" including: "Winston Churchill described the Battle of Sidney Street" on his actions as Home Secretary; "In the air" on WSC's personal experiences of flying and his encouragement of the development of military aviation while First Lord of the Admiralty; "My own spy story" on espionage during World War I and WSC's experiences on the Western Front; "Plugstreet" on his posting to Ploegsteert...
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: various articles by WSC., Jan 1938 - Nov 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/609
Scope and Contents Includes: Press cutting for "1938 - World's Year of Fate", published in Answers (29 January 1938), briefly commenting on rearmament, the Spanish Civil War, the threat of Japan, Italy and Germany, and the role of Britain, France and the United States. Cuttings and proofs for "Women in War", published in the February edition of the Strand Magazine, looking at the subject from both an historical perspective, focusing on figures such as Joan of Arc, and examining the contemporary situation...
Dates: Jan 1938 - Nov 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: various articles by WSC., May 1941 - Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/689
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from Liberty for: "U-Boat Menace" on the war on the Western Front during World War I, the Dardanelles [Turkey] campaign, the German U-boat campaign, and the role of the Royal Navy in defeating it; "Tank Tactics" on the development of the tank, its initial rejection, WSC's intervention, and its use in action at the Battles of the Somme and Cambrai [France]; "Our Friendship with America" on misunderstandings with the United States, a history of Anglo-American conflicts,...
Dates: May 1941 - Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: various correspondence., 14 Sep 1937 - 31 Dec 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/594
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir John Marriott on the projected 1910 Coalition Government; Maurice Gamelin, Vice-Admiral Emile-Paul Guepratte and others thanking WSC for copies of ["My Early Life"]; Arthur Asquith praising "The River War"; Longmans, Green and Company (8) on subjects including WSC writing the foreword for "Alarms and Excursions" by General Sir Tom Bridges (6); General Sir Hubert Gough on a memorial to the 5th Army; Adam Marshall Diston (15) on subjects including the preparation of...
Dates: 14 Sep 1937 - 31 Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: various correspondence., 29 Dec 1934 - 31 Dec 1935

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/502A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of the Agence Litteraire Internationale on reproduction rights in WSC's articles (10); William Blackwood [Literary Director of the Amalgamated Press Limited] (2); Sir John Hammerton, Amalgamated Press Limited; Sir Eugen Millington-Drake (2); William Hadley [Editor of the Sunday Times] (2); representatives of the British General Press, asking WSC to write a series of articles on Ramsay Macdonald (8); Shane Leslie; G Bernard Hughes, Editor-in-Chief of...
Dates: 29 Dec 1934 - 31 Dec 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Various correspondence., 04 Jan 1928 - 28 May 1928

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/216
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence with: [1st Lord] Riddell asking WSC to write for Country Life; Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson on the possibility of publishing WSC's speeches (3); Sir William Tyrrell and [Brigadier General] James Edmonds of the Military Branch of the Historical Section.Other subjects include: interception by the Admiralty of German information; WSC's opinion of Bismarck and permission to quote from "The World Crisis".Also includes proofs of WSC's introduction to "The Secret Battle"...
Dates: 04 Jan 1928 - 28 May 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Various correspondence., 21 Oct 1922 - 31 Dec 1929

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/223
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Colonel Minnegerode of the New York Times about the serialisation of Volume 4 of "The World Crisis", "The Aftermath"; Sir James Henderson-Stewart; Lucy Wise on the visit of Sir Frederic Wise to Germany to report on the country's financial position to the Peace Conference; Professor Leslie Hearnshaw; Henry Forster (3); [Major] Desmond Morton; [Brigadier General James] Edmonds [of the Military Branch of the Historical Section] (6); Commander Taprell Dorling (4); Peter...
Dates: 21 Oct 1922 - 31 Dec 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Various correspondence about corrections to and research for WSC's book "The Aftermath" [Volume 4 of "The World Crisis"]., 01 Dec 1928 - 27 Dec 1928

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/218
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence with: Sir James [Cosgrave] (2); Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence]; on various subjects including the Peace Treaty after World War I, reparations, the roles of President [Woodrow] Wilson, [David] Lloyd George, [Vittorio] Orlando and [Georges] Clemenceau (6); James Headlam-Morley [Historical Advisor to the Foreign Office] on approving the book for the Foreign Office (2); Desmond Morton on WSC's treatment of General [Pierre] Janin and...
Dates: 01 Dec 1928 - 27 Dec 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Various correspondence about "The World Crisis"., Mar 1927 - May 1927

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/209
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: T E Shaw [T E Lawrence, "Lawrence of Arabia"] praising WSC as a writer and a historian (2); Sir Eugene Millington-Drake; [Joseph] Caillaux (2); Commandant Lanrezac (2); Peter Larkin [High Commissioner of Canada] on WSC's treatment of the Canadian troops (3); Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice including proofs of an article by him disputing facts cited by WSC.Includes 3 copies of a letter from WSC to [Geoffery Dawson] Editor of the Times defending the statistics...
Dates: Mar 1927 - May 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Various correspondence about WSC's book "The Aftermath", Volume 4 of "The World Crisis"., 01 Jan 1929 - 31 Jan 1929

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/222
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [James] Headlam-Morley [Historical Advisor to the Foreign Office] on subjects including the blockade and starvation of Germany after the armistice (4); David Lloyd George on his role in negotiations in Ireland, and on policy regarding Greece and [Eleutherios] Venizelos, Turkey and Russia [the Soviet Union]; Lord Cecil of Chelwood; Lionel Curtis; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence]; Hubert Carr-Gomm; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st...
Dates: 01 Jan 1929 - 31 Jan 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Various Correspondence relating to Volume 3 of "The World Crisis"., Jan 1917 - Mar 1927

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/208
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Jonathan Cape Limited on the possibility of WSC writing an introduction to Lord John Herbey's memoirs of the reign of King George II (2); Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice on the accuracy of WSC's citation of army statistics which were given to [David] Lloyd George (8); Brigadier General James Edmonds of the Military Branch of the Historical Section (3); General Debeney of the French Ministry of War; Professor F A Lindemann [later Lord Cherwell]; Admiral Sir Cecil...
Dates: Jan 1917 - Mar 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Log book of German submarine U121, 1918-09

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 5/14
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It is not known how this log book came to be in Somerville's possession.

Dates: 1918-09
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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Lord Wester Wemyss's correspondence and draft memoirs, 1915 - 1919

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS 11
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Copy of papers on the Dardanelles Operation and his service as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, Deputy 1st Sea Lord and 1st Sea Lord 1915-19.

Dates: 1915 - 1919
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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Louis Raymond Alston (1894-1969), 2014-12

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/1/Alston
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Material relating to those with a surname beginning 'A'.

Dates: 2014-12