Second World War (1939-1945)
Found in 2714 Collections and/or Records:
Bethune-Baker sends seasons greetings and talks about the wartime situation in Cambridge.
Mainly source material for MS's memoirs, particularly family correspondence, also including the first draft copy and correspondence with MS's publishers.
Annotated typescript by [?] Ian Pirie.
Papers on overseas propaganda.
Includes notes for speeches at the following events: launching the motor tanker 'British Influence'; opening a fete at Limpsfield; address to the Women's Institute at Limpsfield on food rationing, nutrition and methods of food preparation, urging them to 'help to win the war in our kitchens'; Red Cross events; and at the presentation of prizes to osteopathy students.
Papers relating to Duff Cooper's time as the British representative to the French Committee of National Liberation in Algiers, and then as British Ambassador to France.
Photographs of WSC's visits to Casablanca [Morocco], Egypt, Turkey, Cyprus, Libya and Algeria.
The collection includes notes and drafts of published writings, texts of speeches given to the House of Lords and to other institutions, reference notes, subject files, engagement diaries, and personal papers.
Includes: "Your wartime cooking" in the Nursery World on nutrition and cooking methods; correspondence about wartime food and recipes from individuals including Anne Chamberlain [wife of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain] on the Hay diet and Mary, Lady Gore-Booth; and text of article on osteopathy.
Includes: copy of a letter from [ELS] to [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, protesting at the partition of Czechoslovakia; rough notes; notes on the Cabinet of Paul Reynaud; extracts from ELS’s diaries, September 1939-June 1940.
Documents relating to events in France, including: ELS’s diary entries; account of a meeting between Winston Churchill, Prime Minister and Paul Reynaud, Prime Minister of France at Tours (13 June); later letters from Sir Ronald Campbell [former British Ambassador to France] and Sir [William] Henry Mack [former Head of French Department, Foreign Office] commenting on ELS’s text and contemporary events.
Documents relating to events in France, including: notes of meetings between the British and the French Supreme War Council, May-June; copies of telegrams from ELS and Paul Reynaud, Prime Minister of France; press cuttings on the memoirs of Winston Churchill and General Maxime Weygand.
Rough manuscript notes on France, including: the Vichy war trials at Riom on responsibility for the events of 1940; the use of tanks; morale; organization of command; authority of military chiefs; the air force; a biography of Marshal Philippe Petain.
Notes on the Royal Air Force and French air force, September 1939-June 1940.
Documents relating to events in France, including: notes on events as seen by Major Archdale [British liaison officer with French northern command]; account of the fighting by the 4th Armoured Division, May-June 1940.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.