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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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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1942

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), 24 Oct 1943 - 24 Oct 1943

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), 14 Jul 1942

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), 02 Jan 1944

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

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), 06 Jan 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/179/48
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Telegram from WSC [Marrakesh, Morocco] to Secretary of State for Air [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later Lord Thurso] and Chiefs of Staff giving permission to announce Air Marshal Sir John Slessor as Commander in Chief RAF Mediterranean and Middle East and Air Marshal Sir Sholto Douglas as Air Officer Commanding Coastal Command; conveying worries about the air operations for Overlord [invasion of Normandy, France]. Marked: "From Sextant".

Dates: 06 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), 09 Jan 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/179/80
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Telegram from WSC [Marrakesh, Morocco] to Chiefs of Staff giving his views on proposed appointments for Overlord [invasion of Normandy, France], suggesting that Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Deputy Supreme Commander under General Eisenhower] should be given air command ahead of Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory [Allied Air Commander for Overlord]. Marked: "From Sextant".

Dates: 09 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), 24 Apr 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/193B/198
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Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel Steer-Webster thanking him for the excellent coloured reproduction of "Mulberry B" [codename for type of artificial harbour used on D-Day], asking him to thank Corporal Jobson who was responsible for the painting, and thanking him and his staff for the various models and the relief map of the Mulberry which they have sent to WSC's Map Room [carbon].

Dates: 24 Apr 1945
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

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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