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Operation Dynamo (1940)

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Account of a trip to Calais, 1940-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 7/1
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

Dates: 1940-05
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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Dunkirk, 1950-08 - 1960-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK 4/34
Scope and Contents

Notes on Operation Dynamo.

Dates: 1950-08 - 1960-08
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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Evacuations 1940, 1950-08 - 1960-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK 4/36
Scope and Contents

Notes on the evacuations of forces from Le Havre, St Valery, St Malo etc [France].

Dates: 1950-08 - 1960-08
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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Letters to his wife, 1940-05 - 1940-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 3/21
Scope and Contents

Written from Dover.
With an account of the Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo).

Dates: 1940-05 - 1940-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Fonds: Closed. Items in section 3 may only be consulted with Commander John Somerville's prior consent.
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Maps of the German attack and breakthrough in Normandy [France] and Belgium, 1940-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 6/5
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Papers on ELS's political, military and public activities, including: files on his Parliamentary work; military maps, telegrams and correspondence, particularly relating to the Dakar landings and ELS's work with the Free French as First Minister to Syria and the Lebanon; a file on his re-election campaign in the 1945 General Election.

Dates: 1940-05
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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Pocket diary, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 1/31
Scope and Contents

Including Second World War service, in particular the evacuation from Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) and the attack on the French Fleet at Mers el-Kebir, in Algeria (Operation Catapult), by Force H.

Dates: 1940
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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Report of Admiral Ramsay on Operation Dynamo, 1940-06-18

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 7/2
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

Dates: 1940-06-18
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RMSY
Scope and Contents The collection spans Admiral Ramsay's career from life as a midshipman to the D-Day landings. Included is his draft manuscript giving a full account of the reasons for his resignation as Chief of Staff of the Home Fleet in 1935, and his subsequent temporary retirement. Operation Dynamo is also well covered with three bound volumes of naval despatches but there is relatively little on the Normandy landings of 1944. This is due to many papers being destroyed in France by Admiral Ramsay's...
Dates: 1885 - 2006
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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