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First World War (1914-1918)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1448 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: various articles by WSC., May 1941 - Dec 1941

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., 29 Dec 1934 - 31 Dec 1935

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., 14 Sep 1937 - 31 Dec 1938

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., 04 Jan 1928 - 28 May 1928

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 5/14
Scope and Contents

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

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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Map of Gallipoli

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 5/2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Papers comprising diaries, correspondence, official papers, lectures, articles, broadcasts and photographs
Also including papers of Commander John Somerville about his father, 1950-91

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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Memoranda and letters by Dreyer on aspects of gunnery and other tactics during the First World War, circa 1914-15, 1914 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DRYR 1/5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Papers comprising correspondence, a diary, articles, lectures, broadcasts and press cuttings
Including letters from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Jellicoe, 1906-34 (168), with other letters and papers about Jellicoe; papers about the Battle of Jutland, 1916-55; and papers about the Invergordon Mutiny, 1931-7.

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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Memoranda submitted to 1st Lord Milner, 1917

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

Memoranda on manpower, co-operation of aircraft during the offensive and the tactical use of tanks.

Dates: 1917
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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Miscellaneous correspondence, 1915-07 - 1916-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 5/10
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Northcliffe [earlier Alfred Harmsworth] on running a lottery in the Evening News to encourage sales of War Loan vouchers and the Government's waste of money in building airships (2); [Alexander] Filson Young apologizing for inaccuracies in his book "New Leaves", relating to McKenna and Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty; Sir Alfred Mond [later 1st Lord Melchett] advising McKenna not to alienate supporters of Free Trade any further, but to withdraw his...
Dates: 1915-07 - 1916-12
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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Miscellaneous letters, pamphlets and papers, 1909-12 - 1975-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 6/3/153
Scope and Contents Includes: cards (including one card from Clementine Churchill); postcards; menus and programmes; letters from Henry de Satge [Ceremonial Secretary, Colonial Office] and LSA on the presentation of women from the Dominions at Court, with Dominions Office memoranda and lists of presentations for 1927; print of Winston Churchill's broadcast on the death of King George VI; account of a journey from Germany to London in August 1914; text of a speech by Count Wladimir d'Ormesson on awarding the...
Dates: 1909-12 - 1975-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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MS diary, 1918-03 - 1918-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 15/1/8
Scope and Contents

Includes some loose papers: a note of Cooper’s will; loose notes for 22 Aug -2 Sep.

Dates: 1918-03 - 1918-08
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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MS diary, 1918-09 - 1918-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 15/1/9
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Manuscript and typescript diaries kept by Cooper, including some typescript copies of the manuscript diaries.

Dates: 1918-09 - 1918-12
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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"My family saga", 1955 - 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GALN 2
Scope and Contents Autobiographical account by George Allen written for his family covering his life and naval career, highlighting key events and turning points and analysing his response to them. Also includes details of people, colleagues and family members. Subjects, issues and people covered include: childhood and education; his mother, Beatrice Allen (née Wilkinson, known as Betty) and her circumstances and career; joining the Royal Navy aged 12, naval traditions, reforms to the navy by [Sir...
Dates: 1955 - 1976
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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"My Political Life": correspondence and notes for Volume II, "War and Peace", 1923-11 - 1953-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 8/74
Scope and Contents Correspondence, notes and source material, with correspondents including: Sir Stephen Tallents [former Secretary to the Empire Marketing Board]; Violet, Lady Milner [earlier Lady Edward Cecil]; Sir Hugh Thornton [former Private Secretary to 1st Lord Milner] on subjects including Milner's suggestion that Marshal Ferdinand Foch should replace Marshal Philippe Petain as General-in-Chief in 1918 and details of Milner's staff (6); 9th Lord Bessborough [earlier Lord Duncannon] on the War Cabinet's...
Dates: 1923-11 - 1953-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"My Political Life": notes for Volume II, "War and Peace", 1914-12 - 1952-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 8/75
Scope and Contents Notes and correspondence, with correspondents including: Sir Leslie Wilson on the break-up of the Liberal-Conservative coalition in 1922; 2nd Lord Astor. Also includes: copies of letters from LSA to Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, 1927-28, on safeguarding of industry, economic policy and reform of the House of Lords; copies of letters from LSA to Major-General Charles Callwell on preserving the alliance with Romania in 1915 and to General Sir Henry Rawlinson on the inadequacy of...
Dates: 1914-12 - 1952-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Naval interlude", memoirs of a RNVR midshipman, 1918/9, including photographs of various naval vessels Adam served on

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ADAM
Scope and Contents

An account of Adam's early life and education, and particularly his service during 1918/9 on HMS "Victory VI", "Excellent", "P20", "Vehement", "Sandfly" and "Venturous", including an account of the surrender of the German Fleet, November 1918, and his demobilisation, January 1919. The memoir ends after his arrival at Queens' College, Cambridge.

Dates: 1952
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Negative of a group photograph with Winston Churchill in France, 1915-12-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 10/2/18
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Group photograph of Churchill with officers of the French 33rd Corps, on the French front line near Arras during the First World War. Others in the group include General Emile Fayolle, commander of the 33rd Corps and ELS [liaison officer with the French].

Dates: 1915-12-05
Conditions Governing Access: Please notify staff at least 5 working days in advance if you would like to consult this material as it will need to be removed from freezer storage
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Note to Rivers from Stanley Bousfield with thanks for the reprinted 'Lancet' paper, 1917-07-12

Reference Code: GBR/3377/WHRivers/3/4
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Bousfield comments on how certain patients under Rivers's care at Craiglockhart have improved.

Dates: 1917-07-12
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Note to Rivers from W H Stoddart thanking him for a reprinted research paper, 1917-07-10

Reference Code: GBR/3377/WHRivers/3/3
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Stoddart wonders why some individuals succumb to war-shock while others, subjected to similar experiences, do not and suggests that Rivers should have gone further with his patients in order to try to answer that question.

Dates: 1917-07-10

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