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Second World War (1939-1945)

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 448 Collections and/or Records:

 Item

1 manuscript letter signed from Bethune-Baker to James Rendel Harris, 1940-12-27

Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/2/Baker/7
Scope and Contents Bethune-Baker sends seasons greetings and talks about the wartime situation in Cambridge.
Dates: 1940-12-27
 Sub-Series

"A Daughter's Tale", 1921 - 2010

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 5/7
Scope and Contents Mainly source material for MS's memoirs, particularly family correspondence, also including the first draft copy and correspondence with MS's publishers.
Dates: 1921 - 2010
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
 File

A history of SOE [Special Operations Executive] activities in Greece, 1940-42, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 8/6/16
Scope and Contents Annotated typescript by [?] Ian Pirie.
Dates: 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Closed for Cabinet Office review.
 Sub-Series

Abroad, 1939 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FICA 1/1
Scope and Contents Papers on overseas propaganda.
Dates: 1939 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Adeline, Lady Hankey's speech notes, 1939-03 - 1951-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AHKY 5/2
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1939-03 - 1951-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required. One item within the collection (AHKY 3/1/6) is currently closed for conservation reasons.
 Series

Algiers and Paris, 1944-47, 1938 - 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 4
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1938 - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
 File

Algiers diary, 1944-01 - 1944-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 15/1/30
Scope and Contents Annotated typescript.
Dates: 1944-01 - 1944-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Algiers diary, 1944-07 - 1944-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 15/1/31
Scope and Contents Annotated typescript.
Dates: 1944-07 - 1944-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Anfa, Cairo, Adana, Cyprus, Tripoli, Algiers, 1943-01 - 1943-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 6
Scope and Contents Photographs of WSC's visits to Casablanca [Morocco], Egypt, Turkey, Cyprus, Libya and Algeria.
Dates: 1943-01 - 1943-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
 Fonds — NGA

Annan: The Papers of Noel Gilroy Annan

Reference Code: GBR/0272/NGA
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1889 - 2001
Conditions Governing Access: Some files are closed because they contain personal information. Most files which are marked as restricted access can be read with the written permission of the author. All other files may be consulted in the Archive Centre following the standard registration procedures.
 Sub-Series

"Approach March", 1919 - 1997

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 8/3
Scope and Contents This section of the archive includes some source material, notes, drafts, typescripts and proofs of JA's autobiography. It was written in the 1960s (though not published until 1973), after JA lost first his ministerial office and then his Parliamentary seat after the General Elections of 1964 and 1966. Asked by the publishers Hutchinson Limited to write his political memoirs, JA preferred instead to write about his earlier career (being unable to write about sensitive recent events, and not...
Dates: 1919 - 1997
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
 Fonds

Arthur Campbell Beevor: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7625
Dates: 1941-1963
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Articles, 1933 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/7
Scope and Contents Typescript texts and drafts of articles and some broadcasts on subjects including: General Maxime Weygand; the Local Defence Volunteers; co-operation between the Army and Royal Air Force, particularly relating to operations in France; the need for strong leadership and a small War Cabinet in the direction of the war effort; whether the Royal Air Force should retain its own authority; General Alphonse Georges; France as Britain’s ally; the war of nerves with Germany; Adolf Hitler’s tactics;...
Dates: 1933 - 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
 File

Articles, 1943 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/YUNG 2/1/1
Scope and Contents Comprising: with Henry Bunbury, "Will the War Make Us Poorer?", 1943; "Scientific Policy Committee. The Social Sciences", 1948; "Small Man: Big World", 1949; "Fifty Million Unemployed", 1952; "For Richer For Poorer", 1952; and "Distribution of Income within the Family", 1952.
Dates: 1943 - 1952
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Articles by Adeline, Lady Hankey, 1939-10 - 1944-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AHKY 5/1
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1939-10 - 1944-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required. One item within the collection (AHKY 3/1/6) is currently closed for conservation reasons.
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Articles collected for an anthology, 1938-70

Reference Code: GBR/0014/YUNG 2/2/1
Scope and Contents Comprising: "Manpower in War", 1938; "Social Services in the Blitz" also known as "London Under Bombing", 1941; with Henry Bunbury, "Financial Mysticism", 1943; "Distribution of Income within the Family", 1952; with Ed Shils, "The Meaning of the Coronation", 1953; "The Role of the Extended Family in a Disaster", 1954; with Peter Willmott, "Social Grading by Manual Workers", undated; with John Gibson, "In Search of Explanation of Social Mobility", 1963; with Bernard Benjamin and Chris Wallis,...
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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1938 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/9
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1938 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
 File

"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-05-24 - 1940-05-31

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/10
Scope and Contents Minutes of meetings and telegrams on the situation in France, including: telegrams between ELS, Winston Churchill and Major-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary (Military) to War Cabinet]; notes of a meeting on the military situation, between Marshal Philippe Petain [Minister of State], ELS and Major Archdale [British liaison officer with French northern command]; notes of meetings with Paul Reynaud; Prime Minister of France; notes of conversations with Petain, General Louis Colson,...
Dates: 1940-05-24 - 1940-05-31
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
 File

"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-06-01 - 1940-06-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/11
Scope and Contents Documents relating to events in France, including: notes on use of the Royal Air Force; messages on the military situation; telegrams, letters and accounts of telephone calls between ELS, Winston Churchill [Prime Minister] and Major-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary (Military) to War Cabinet] on subjects including the evacuation of British forces from Dunkirk and anti-tank weapons; messages between Paul Reynaud; Prime Minister of France and Churchill; telegram from General Joseph...
Dates: 1940-06-01 - 1940-06-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-06-11 - 1940-06-14

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/12
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1940-06-11 - 1940-06-14
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1940-05-31 - 1940-06-16

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/14
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1940-05-31 - 1940-06-16
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1948-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/15
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1948-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1948 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/16
Scope and Contents Notes on the Royal Air Force and French air force, September 1939-June 1940.
Dates: 1948 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1941 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/17
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1941 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1937 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/18
Scope and Contents Documents relating to events in France, including: note by Major-General Harold Redman, former member of the War Cabinet Secretariat, on the Paris Secretariat in 1939-40; letters from Armando da Gama Ochoa, from the Portuguese Legation in Paris, to Arnold Inman, on the situation in Paris and reasons for the fall of France (1937-41); press cartoons; information from Maurice Dejean on German sympathisers in the cabinet of Paul Reynaud [Prime Minister of France]; press cuttings with letters from...
Dates: 1937 - 1952
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.