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Second World War (1939-1945)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 2736 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 28 Apr 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/197B/165
Scope and Contents Letter from 2nd Lord Hamilton of Dalzell (Dalzell, Motherwell, Scotland) to WSC informing him that he is enclosing a letter from his nephew "Jack" [John d'Henin Hamilton, later 3rd Lord Hamilton of Dalzell], who is commanding a company in the 5th Battalion Coldstream Guards [see CHAR 20/197B/161-164]. He explains that he is sending it because of the statement in the letter about the harm that would be done to army morale by premature victory celebrations. He further explains that his nephew...
Dates: 28 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Jun 1941 - 12 Jun 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258B/219
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Minutes [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on forecast food imports, referring to "W.P.(R) (41) 39", and a chart showing sinkings [see ?CHAR 20/258B/217-218]. [Copies; given running numbers 315 and 316].

Dates: 11 Jun 1941 - 12 Jun 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jul 1941 - 09 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/245-247
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Minutes [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the idea of WSC writing a letter to the managing director of a particular firm, producing weapons which effectively deal with tanks and aircraft, countering radio beam bombing, and comparing RAF, and German and Italian air force strengths in the Middle East and Mediterranean. [Copies; given running numbers 334, 335, 336, and 337].

Dates: 08 Jul 1941 - 09 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Jul 1941 - 10 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/248-250
Scope and Contents Series of minutes [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on: 1. the "New Aircraft Programme" and a possible shortage in heavy bombers; 2. attaching a draft of a note to the Minister of Aircraft Production [John Moore-Brabazon, later 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara] on the lack of increase in aircraft output; 3. the size of the Army, referring to "W.P. (G) (41) 63"; 4. giving the Russians specifications for the sticky bomb; 5. increased imports...
Dates: 09 Jul 1941 - 10 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Jul 1941 - 23 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/257-262
Scope and Contents Series of minutes from [1st Lord] Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on: 1. a shortfall in production of Vickers 0.5 inch ammunition, attaching a draft minute to [1st] Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken, Minister of Supply] with WSC's annotation in typescript; 2. burning crops with "razzles" [?bombs]; 3. the number of German aircraft operating and their losses; 4. German oil stocks and synthetic plant; 5. attaching a draft minute on factories...
Dates: 16 Jul 1941 - 23 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Aug 1941 - 20 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258C/272-278
Scope and Contents Series of minutes [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on: 1. shipping from the United States to the Red Sea; 2. anti-tank bombs; 3. "Mutton" and "A.I." squadrons; 4. a paper by [1st] Lord Weir [Director-General of Explosives, Ministry of Supply] on controlling the requirements of the Services; 5. attaching a draft note to Secretary of State for Air [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] on equipping aerodromes with blind...
Dates: 15 Aug 1941 - 20 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/87
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Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] to WSC expressing his pleasure at hearing that "England" has been able to officially abolish "her defences against air raids"; and paying tribute to the "stamina, courage and determination" of the British population.

Dates: 04 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/88-89
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (San Francisco [United States]) marked "Top Secret" and "personal" reiterating his view that Marshal Stalin, President Harry Truman and he need to meet to prevent "a great catastrophe"; reporting on Marshal Tito's [Premier of Yugoslavia (later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia)] "breach of faith" over occupying disputed territories in north-east Italy; the Allied...
Dates: 05 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/95
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Telegram from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] thanking him on behalf of the "people of England, and particularly of London" for his message [concerning the removal of the threat of air raids from Germany].

Dates: 05 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/218/2
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Telegram from Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting that the situation in Denmark is calm; detailing troops and equipment he has sent there; and stating that he believes that Admiral Karl Doenitz [Head of the German Government] will very soon "surrender everything to the Allies".

Dates: 06 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 07 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/218/24
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Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" requesting the postponement of the announcement of the German surrender until 9 May because of continued German resistance on the Eastern front. Copy.

Dates: 07 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), [08] [May] [1945]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/218/27
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Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he will not be able to delay his announcement of the German surrender until 9 May, despite continued resistance by certain groups [on the Eastern front]. Copy.

Dates: [08] [May] [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 03 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195B/186
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Telegram from Chiang-Kai-shek [President of China] to WSC offering the heartiest congratulations of the Chinese Nation on the occasion of the triumphant entry of Allied troops into Berlin [Germany]: expresses conviction that the "heroic efforts of your armed forces will be attended with equally brilliant successes in the Far East in their struggle with the Japanese aggressors" [copy].

Dates: 03 May 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), 03 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195B/187
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Proposed text of telegram from WSC to Chiang-Kai-shek [President of China] to WSC thanking him for his telegram of congratulations on the occasion of the triumphant entry of Allied troops into Berlin [Germany], and confirming that: "our endeavours will not slacken until Tokio [Tokyo, Japan] has been entered as well as Berlin." [copy, see also CHAR 20/195B/189 & 193].

Dates: 03 May 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), 03 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195B/189
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Draft of telegram from WSC to Chiank-Kai-Shek [President of China] thanking him for his message of congratulations on the occasion of the entry of Allied troops into Berlin [Germany] and confirming that: "our endeavours in the joint cause will not slacken until Tokio [Tokyo, Japan] has been entered as well as Berlin." [typescript] Annotated and initialled by WSC in red [see CHAR 20/195B/193 for final version].

Dates: 03 May 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), 03 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195B/190
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Telegram from Chiank-Kai-Shek [President of China] to WSC conveying congratulations of the entire Chinese Nation on the occasion of the entry of Allied troops into Berlin [Germany] and expressing the conviction that: "the heroic efforts of your Armed Forces will be attended with equally brilliant successes in the Far East in their struggle with the Japanese aggressors".

Dates: 03 May 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), 04 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195B/193
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Telegram from WSC to Chiang-Kai-Shek [President of China] thanking him for his telegram of congratulations on the occasion of the entry of "our Soviet Allies" into Berlin [Germany]; commenting on the victory gained by Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theatre] in Italy; expressing conviction that "our endeavours in the joint cause will not slacken until the last enemy has been beaten down".

Dates: 04 May 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), 25 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/196/1
Scope and Contents Letter from A F Ewing [Private Secretary to the Minister of Works] to N W G Tucker [Assistant Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] commenting on the letter from Oswald Birley about Regent's Park: states that they are anxious to re-open the park but explains that much work needs to be done; states that they are too short of the necessary labour and machinery to undertake the work speedily but hopes that it will be completed by the spring of 1946, and that pedestrians will...
Dates: 25 May 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), 01 Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/196/2
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Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to A F Ewing [Private Secretary to the Minister of Works] stating that CSC has drawn his attention to an article by Oswald Birley in the Times of 29 May [1945] about the continued closure of Regent's Park and asking for clarification of the position [carbon].

Dates: 01 Jun 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), 08 Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/196/3
Scope and Contents Letter from A F Ewing [Private Secretary to the Minister of Works] (Lambeth Bridge House, London, SE1) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] replying to his letter of 1 Jun [1945] about the report in the Times of Oswald Birley's views on Regent's Park: states that Birley had already written to the Chancellor and encloses copy of letter that he (Ewing) had written to N W G Tucker [Assistant Private Secretary to the Treasury] on this subject [see CHAR 20/196/1];...
Dates: 08 Jun 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), [Mar] 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/198A/5
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Printed civil defence pamphlet entitled "A farewell message from the Regional Commissioner Sir Arthur W. Lambert to the personnel of the Northern (No.1) Region", containing a personal message of thanks from Sir Arthur Lambert, a cartoon by Bos of WSC and Sir Arthur Lambert during the Prime minister's visit to Tyneside in 1941, a review of civil defence work in the region during the war, a list of scheme making authorities, and statistics for air raids and casualties in the region.

Dates: [Mar] 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open, with the exception of folios 63 and 202 which have been closed on the instructions of the Cabinet Office under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act but are available in 'sanitised' form. Review 2021.
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(Untitled), 21 Dec 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/197A/89
Scope and Contents Letter from Captain Cyril Falls (Military Correspondent of the Times) to WSC expressing his "profound anxiety" about the conduct of operations in North-West Europe. He complains about the overall control of the Allied offensive, contrasts this with the success of the German offensive under Field Marshal Karl Von Rundstedt [battle of the Bulge], and comments critically on leading Allied commanders including General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force Western...
Dates: 21 Dec 1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Dec 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/197A/90-92
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to Captain Cyril Falls [Military Correspondent of the Times] marked "private and confidential" replying in detail to his letter expressing anxiety about the conduct of operations in North-West Europe. WSC comments on the likely result of the offensive conducted by Field Marshal Karl Von Rundstedt [battle of the Bulge], expresses astonishment at criticism of Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre]...
Dates: 31 Dec 1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open