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Operation Overlord (1944)

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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 08 Feb 1944 - 12 Nov 1944

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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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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/87-90
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and secret" regarding joint Anglo-American military operations: opposes "Sledgehammer" [Codename for plan to attack coast of France in 1942] on the grounds that it would delay a largescale operation in 1943; advocates "Gymnast" [Codename for operation in French North West Africa] as "by far the best chance for effecting relief to the Russian front in 1942." and comments on British role and Vichy French resistance; comments on...
Dates: 08 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/94
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt suggesting that General George Marshall [Chief of the United States Army] be asked to undertake command of "maximum Bolero" [Codename for preparations for main Allied invasion of France] in 1943.

Dates: 08 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/95
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt expressing his hope that the appointment of a United States Commander for "Bolero" [Codename for preparations for main Allied invasion of France] will not prejudice operations of immediate consequence such as "Gymnast" [Codename for operations in French North West Africa].

Dates: 08 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 09 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/101
Scope and Contents Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC regarding the clarification of code names for joint operations: states that "Bolero" will be used to designate the preparation for and movement of United States forces into the European theatre; that "Sledgehammer" will designate an offensive operation against the European continent in 1942 necessitated by internal German collapse or Russian military collapse; that "Roundup" will designate an offensive operation against German dominated Europe to be...
Dates: 09 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 12 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/119
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "personal" commenting on the problems of "Sledgehammer" [Codename for plan to attack coast of France in 1942] and advocating "Gymnast" [Codename for operation in French North West Africa] as "the sole means by which United States forces can strike at Hitler in 1942.": comments on the implications of both "Sledgehammer" and "Gymnast" on "Round Up" [Codename for...
Dates: 12 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 14 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/129
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "absolutely personal and secret" regarding joint operations: states that he has found no-one who regards "Sledgehammer" [Codename for plan to attack coast of France in 1942] as possible; states that he would like to do "Gymnast" [Codename for operations in French North West Africa] and to try for "Jupiter" [Codename for operation in Northern Norway]; believes that preparations for "Round-Up" [Codename for the liberation of Europe] should...
Dates: 14 Jul 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 07 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/84/95
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Telegram from Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "personal" proposing "to go slow in selling this idea to Americans" and stating that "When we can get them to regard Round-Up [Codename for the invasion of France] as a probability next summer, the rest should be easy.".

Dates: 07 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/84/115
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "personal and secret" asking him to privately inform General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] that they are thinking on the same lines and commenting on future joint military operations including "Brimstone" [Codename for Allied landings in Sardinia] and "Husky" [Codename for Allied landings in Sicily] which should only be undertaken if "we...
Dates: 11 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/6
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "most secret and personal" regarding the importance of holding Anglo-American discussions on the European Second Front in 1943 and stating that talks between the British, American and Soviet Staffs, whether at Moscow [Soviet Union] or Khartoum [Sudan] would not be useful.

Dates: 12 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 12 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/7
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Telegram from WSC to Premier Stalin marked "personal and most secret" explaining that he cannot answer Stalin's question about a second front in 1943 except jointly with President Roosevelt.

Dates: 12 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 14 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/13-14
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Telegram from Field Marshal sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to WSC marked "personal" reporting private remarks made by General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] regarding the possibility of undertaking a modified "Round-Up" [Codename for the invasion of France] before the summer, and opposing the idea of a high-power British and American conference in London [United Kingdom] at this time.

Dates: 14 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 24 Oct 1943 - 24 Oct 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/122/23
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to forward a message to General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Army] stating that he hopes that President Roosevelt has shown him his message regarding the meeting in Africa and commenting on his views concerning Overlord [Liberation of France] and informing him that he has made arrangements for a cover plan...
Dates: 24 Oct 1943 - 24 Oct 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 15 Aug 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/87/35
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Telegram from WSC [Moscow, Soviet Union] to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] reciting text of message from Averell Harriman [Special Representative of President Roosevelt with the rank of Minister] to Stalin replying to the Soviet memorandum of 13 Aug and reaffirming WSC's statement that no promise has been broken regarding the Second Front Annotated. Those annotations in red ink may have been added at the time of the writing of WSC's "The Second World War" in the period c1948-1954.

Dates: 15 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 01 Nov 1943 - 31 Dec 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/104/5
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, November and December 1943. Some written by WSC when in the Middle East [and Carthage, Tunisia, and Marrakesh, Morocco].Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chiefs of Staff; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's...
Dates: 01 Nov 1943 - 31 Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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(Untitled), 02 Jan 1944 - 31 Jan 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/1
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, January 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre]; Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant]; the Chiefs of Staff; senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the...
Dates: 02 Jan 1944 - 31 Jan 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Feb 1944 - 29 Feb 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/2
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, February 1944. Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chiefs of Staff; Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Thomas Dugdale [later 1st Lord Crathorne, Chairman of the Conservative Party];...
Dates: 01 Feb 1944 - 29 Feb 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Mar 1944 - 31 Mar 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/3
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, March 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; the Chiefs of Staff; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant...
Dates: 01 Mar 1944 - 31 Mar 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 May 1944 - 31 May 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/5
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, May 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: the Chiefs of Staff; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; Major-General Leslie Hollis [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the...
Dates: 01 May 1944 - 31 May 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jun 1944 - 30 Jun 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/6
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, June 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; the Chiefs of Staff; Major-General Leslie Hollis and Colonel Ian Jacob...
Dates: 01 Jun 1944 - 30 Jun 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jul 1944 - 30 Jul 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/153/1
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chiefs of Staff; "C" [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service]; Major General Robert Laycock [Chief...
Dates: 01 Jul 1944 - 30 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Jan 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/179/15-17
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Telegram from WSC [Marrakesh, Morocco] to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] giving his views on a summary of the cross-Channel invasion plans in light of comments from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army]. Marked: "From Sextant".

Dates: 02 Jan 1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 04 Jan 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/179/34
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC [Marrakesh, Morocco] to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] replying to his minute on security arrangements for Overlord [invasion of Normandy, France]: stating that it will not be possible to conceal large preparations along the English coastline from the Germans; that he is against very sweeping restrictions being imposed; but suggesting that strict injunctions are given to all newspapers against discussing Overlord. Marked: "From...
Dates: 04 Jan 1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/253/1
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Biennial report by the Chief of Staff of United States Army, General George Marshall, to the Secretary of War [Henry Stimson], 1 July 1943 to 30 June 1945, dated 1 September 1945, with sections on the victory in Europe, victory over Japan, occupied territories, weapons, troops, and a supplement "Atlas of the World Battle Fronts in semi-monthly phases" to 15 August 1945. In a presentation binding for WSC.

Dates: 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Jul [1947]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/242/65
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Note from "G R G A" [Commodore George Gordon Allen] to WSC commenting on an account of the assault phase of the Normandy [France] landings by Admiral [Sir Bertram] Ramsay [Allied Naval Commander-in-Chief, Expeditionary Force, CHAR 20/242/67-81], drawing WSC's attention to potentially controversial matters, and stating that there is no need for him to provide detailed comments. [initialled].

Dates: 31 Jul [1947]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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