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Operation Overlord (1944)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence with Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery, 1943 - 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PJGG 9/8
Scope and Contents From the Series:

PJGG 9/1-9/4 consist of letters and telegrams of congratulation sent to Sir James and Lady Grigg in late February and early March 1942. Sir James was appointed Secretary of State for War on 23 February 1942, having been Permanent Under-Secretary in the War Office since 1939.

Dates: 1943 - 1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Individual closures of files are indicated in the catalogue.
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"Force G's assault on Normandy", 1942-04 - 1944-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 80
Scope and Contents

An account of the Normandy landings by [George Cecil] Hans Hamilton, at the time a naval liaison officer.

Dates: 1942-04 - 1944-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.
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Literary: correspondence, mainly readers' comments on volume 6 ("Triumph and Tragedy") of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Oct 1953 - Dec 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/64A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: representatives of Houghton Mifflin Company of Boston [United States] including President Henry Laughlin and Austin Olney (13) on subjects including a request to publish WSC's speech on hearing of his Nobel Prize award; representatives of Time-Life International including Daniel Longwell [former editor of Life Magazine] (10); representatives of the New York Times [United States] including Assistant Managing Editor Theodore Bernstein (8); Ernest Passant [Director of...
Dates: Oct 1953 - Dec 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), C-I., Jun 1946 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/19A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] on the atomic bomb; R V Jones; Sir Laurence Collier [British Ambassador to Norway]; William Deakin (12); Ian Colvin (4) including (2) on his book on [General Paul] von Kleist; Robert Sherwood; Sir Alfred Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] (2); Sir Stafford Cripps sending on extracts from his diary for summer 1939; [George Gordon] Allen (2); Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (3) including (2) on sending draft chapters to...
Dates: Jun 1946 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter 45 "Italy the Goal"., May 1943 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/295
Scope and Contents Typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 45 "Italy the goal" (provisionally entitled "Decisions in North Africa") annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, 1st Lord Ismay, Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], [George] Gordon Allen and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall.Some source material also present in the file including: notes from...
Dates: May 1943 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter entitled "Second Russian Winter"., Feb 1949 - Sep 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/296
Scope and Contents

Typescript and galley proofs of a chapter entitled "Second Russian Winter" (not used) annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, and "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow].

Dates: Feb 1949 - Sep 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Miscellanea., Jun 1942 - Jan 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/300A-D
Scope and Contents Includes notes and correspondence from individuals including: Charles Wood (5); Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall on various subjects including the Japanese assault on the Philippines and on tanks (20); Renee Harmer of Time Life International (3); Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook], Secretary to the Cabinet on the publication of official documents and suggesting amendments to the text (7); William Deakin (23); 1st Lord Ismay with notes on the text (8); George Mallaby, Under...
Dates: Jun 1942 - Jan 1952
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: two copies of a report by the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force [in Western Europe, United States Army], General Dwight Eisenhower, to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the operations in Europe of the Allied Expeditionary Force, 8 June 1944 to 8 May 1945., [1945] - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/244
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: [1945] - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Operation Overlord: papers on anti-submarine aspects, 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FWCT 2/8
Scope and Contents

Plans by Fawcett for anti-submarine measures on D-Day.

Dates: 1944
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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Overlord: bombardments, 1950-08 - 1960-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK 5/119
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Papers used in the official naval history of the Second World War. Many files contain later transcripts of wartime documents

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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Overlord: execution, 1950-08 - 1960-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK 5/120
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Papers used in the official naval history of the Second World War. Many files contain later transcripts of wartime documents

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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Overlord: Mulberry-Pluto plans and execution, 1950-08 - 1960-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK 5/121
Scope and Contents

Monograph by Susan Passant.

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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Overlord, Neptune: Home Command preparations, 1950-08 - 1960-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK 5/122
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Papers used in the official naval history of the Second World War. Many files contain later transcripts of wartime documents

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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Overlord, Neptune: naval orders, 1950-08 - 1960-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK 5/123
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Papers used in the official naval history of the Second World War. Many files contain later transcripts of wartime documents

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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Overlord: prelude and planning, 1950-08 - 1960-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK 5/118
Scope and Contents

Includes Julian Spiro's article and correspondence on the use of Thames barges and the Utah landings.

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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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence H - O., 30 Jul 1951 - 22 Sep 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/129A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Stephen King-Hall, Chairman, the Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government, asking WSC to be the society's president (2); Roy Harrod on not standing as a Conservative candidate (2); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis], Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, on subjects including a vote of confidence in Lord Hinchingbrooke [later 10th Lord Sandwich and Victor Montagu] as MP for South Dorset, local election strategy and WSC's General...
Dates: 30 Jul 1951 - 22 Sep 1961
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence B., 13 Nov 1945 - 27 Oct 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/146A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Hugo Baring; 2nd Lord Baldwin of Bewdley; Consuelo Balsan [earlier Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough] (2); Don Domingo de las Barcenas, Spanish Ambassador to Britain, on the attitude of the United Nations to Spain, and worsening relations with Britain; Gunilla, Lady Barnes, on the death of Sir Reginald Barnes; "Reggie" [Sir Reginald Barnes] (3); Herman Baruch, United States Ambassador to the Netherlands; Beverley Baxter; Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands; 10th Duke...
Dates: 13 Nov 1945 - 27 Oct 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence O - R., 01 Nov 1945 - 22 Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/164
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Ridley Pakenham-Walsh [former literary assistant to WSC] on General Douglas MacArthur's view of WSC's achievement in holding back the Allied invasion of Europe; 5th Duke of Palmella, Portuguese Ambassador to Britain; George Paynter (3); 1st Lord Portal of Hungerford, President, Ex-Services Welfare Society; CSC on Portal; 1st Lord Portal of Laverstoke; 11th Lord Queensberry [earlier Lord Drumlanrig] on correspondence between WSC and Lord Alfred Douglas in his book...
Dates: 01 Nov 1945 - 22 Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence with and on General George Marshall., 06 Nov 1943 - 03 Dec 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/144
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General George Marshall, United States Secretary of State, on subjects including enemy tapping of telephone calls between WSC and Franklin Roosevelt [former President of the United States], the difficulties of his office, China, gifts from WSC, references to himself in ["The Second World War"] and tributes to WSC on his retirement (16); John Winant, United States Ambassador to Britain, on telephone tapping; "Pug", 1st Lord Ismay, [former Chief of Staff to WSC] on the...
Dates: 06 Nov 1943 - 03 Dec 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence with Field-Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery., 15 Feb 1943 - 18 Nov 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/143
Scope and Contents Subjects include: Alamein dinners and reunions; Montgomery's book ["El Alamein to the River Sangro"]; pamphlets by Montgomery on military matters; bringing Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel to battle (February 1943); Montgomery's book "Ten Chapters"; political and military problems in post-war Egypt; mis-statements in Alan Moorehead's biography of Montgomery on WSC's part in the dismissal of Field-Marshal Archibald Wavell and in the D-Day landings; the mutual respect between WSC and Stalin;...
Dates: 15 Feb 1943 - 18 Nov 1957
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Various: "I guarded Winston" by Ex-Inspector Walter Thompson: typescript., 1939 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/494A-B
Scope and Contents Includes a typescript of Ex-Inspector Walter Thompson's book about his experiences working for WSC between 1939 and 1945 covering subjects and events including: WSC as First Lord of the Admiralty and as Prime Minister; WSC's visits to Chequers [Buckinghamshire]; WSC's habits including methods of working and writing speeches; WSC's illnesses during the war; wartime events including the Battle of Britain, the Atlantic Charter, WSC's visits to Washington [United States] and Moscow [Soviet...
Dates: 1939 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Second World War, 1944 - 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0014/OLVR 4
Scope and Contents

Mainly comprises material relating to Operation Neptune, the code name for the naval part of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of northwest Europe. Also includes material relating to operations by 21st Aircraft Carrier Squadron.

Dates: 1944 - 1975
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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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 03 May 1944 - 06 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/199A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (24 May) on the foreign affairs debate entitled "The world situation" including: a meeting of the Dominion Prime Ministers; the unity of empire; discontinuation of arms to Turkey; the fall of Mussolini and the position of Italy; relations with and events in Spain, Greece, Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union and Poland. Also includes correspondence from: Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (4): Count Edward Reventlow [Danish Minister at the Court of St...
Dates: 03 May 1944 - 06 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 19 Jul 1944 - 08 Aug 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/200A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's statement (2 August) on the war situation including: successes against Germany and Japan world-wide including the Far East; decisions made at the Quebec [Canada] conference; the Normandy landings; RAF losses; the tanks supplied by the United States and praise for the Sherman and Churchill tanks; the progress of General Sir Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy]; his hopes of victory; flying bombs and the evacuation of London; improved...
Dates: 19 Jul 1944 - 08 Aug 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 08 Feb 1944 - 12 Nov 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/204A-C
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (2 March, Royal College of Physicians, London) on advances in medicine and science and the importance of a National Health Service. Also includes correspondence and source material from: 1st Lord Moran [earlier Charles Wilson] President of the Royal College of Physicians (2); Michael Reed [Private Secretary to Minister of Health]; notes and copies of correspondence from Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] and John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC];...
Dates: 08 Feb 1944 - 12 Nov 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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