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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), 17 Aug 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/180/15
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Telegram from WSC [Italy] to King George VI reporting on the landings [in the south of France]; hoping that General Sir Harold Alexander's [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander of the Allied Armies in Italy] forces will not be reduced by such numbers as to render them incapable of mounting an effective campaign; and touching on other matters relevant to his time in Italy.

Dates: 17 Aug 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), 22 Aug 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/180/37
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Telegram from WSC [Italy] to Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] giving details of plans for putting British troops into Athens [Greece]; indicating that the operation will be controlled by General Sir Henry Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre]; and that the Greek Government in exile have agreed to transfer themselves to Salerno [Italy] in waiting.

Dates: 22 Aug 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), 22 Aug 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/180/38
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Telegram from WSC [Italy] to Secretary of State for Air [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later Lord Thurso] objecting to proposals for bombing liquid oxygen targets as the first priority after battle needs and requesting the strongest representations to be made to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] on the matter.

Dates: 22 Aug 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), 22 Aug 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/180/48
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Telegram from WSC [Italy] to 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham] stating that naval reinforcements will be needed in the Mediterranean for Greece and possible action in the Adriatic.

Dates: 22 Aug 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), 10 Oct 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/181/24-25
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Telegram from WSC [Moscow, Soviet Union] to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] for General George Marshal [Chief of Staff United States Army] marked "Personal and Top Secret" repeating his message to President Roosevelt stating his opinions on the Italian Front [see CHAR 20/173/19-20]. Marked: "From Tolstoy".

Dates: 10 Oct 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), 27 Jun 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/189/48
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Copy of Government paper marked "Secret" entitled "Memorandum by Major Randolph Churchill: a note on the political situation in Yugoslavia" and containing a skeleton draft of a speech for King Peter of Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia].

Dates: 27 Jun 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), 27 Jun 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/189/49
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Copy of Government paper marked "Secret" entitled "Memorandum by Major Randolph Churchill: a note on the political situation in Yugoslavia" and containing a skeleton draft of a speech for King Peter of Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]. Annotated by WSC: "Foreign Secretary to see".

Dates: 27 Jun 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 Jun 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/189/52-56
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Letter from Gargantuan [Major John Henniker-Major, later 8th Lord Henniker, officer commanding the British submission in Serbia] reporting on the situation in Serbia and Bosnia [Bosnia and Herzegovina] [both Yugoslavia] and local opinion on the Monarchy.

Dates: 06 Jun 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), 08 Apr 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/193B/182
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Copy of a letter from WSC to [Sir Edward] Campbell [Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Ministry of Health] informing him that his suggested parliamentary question about the role of British forces in the Far East would not be helpful at present.Carbon typescript signed in pencil.

Dates: 08 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Apr 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/193B/195-196
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Letter from WSC to Prime Minister of the Netherlands [Professor Doctor Pieter S Gerbrandy] informing him that there is no chance of clearing Western Holland by 30 Apr [1945], commenting on the contents of his letter, and stating that he is endeavouring to have the matter put into the hands of General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] [carbon, with manuscript addition not in hand of WSC].

Dates: 19 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), 24 Apr 1945

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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), 25 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/194B/201
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Copy of letter from WSC to the President of the United States of America [Harry Truman] marked "most secret" returning the copy of the Proclamation to Japan by the Heads of Governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of China [not attached], stating that he is willing to sign it in its present form but suggesting one minor alteration.

Dates: 25 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195A/37-47
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A report entitled "The present situation in Poland", being a digest of information for the period 15 May to the 20 Jun [1945], and describing the activities of the Lublin administration and the Soviet authorities: Comments on mass purges; deportations, prisons and concentration camps; devastation of Polish industry; further call-up for the army; the situation east of the Curzon line; preparations for elections; attitude to the German population; reports by eye witnesses [typescript].

Dates: 22 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), 09 Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195A/48
Scope and Contents Letter from Katharine Marjory, Duchess of Atholl [Chairman of the British League for European Freedom] (79 Gloucester Road, SW7 [London]) to WSC marked "private" stating that John ?Stomton is writing to him regarding the terrible things that her committee has been hearing from British people in Poland and other countries under Russian occupation, and referring to a letter by a young officer in Germany which she is enclosing [not attached], and to a statement about the internal conditions in...
Dates: 09 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), 01 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195A/57-58
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Letter from Katharine Marjory, Duchess of Atholl (79 Gloucester Road, SW7) to WSC referring to an enclosed document about the serious situation in Poland [?probably CHAR 20/195A/37-47] and recounting observations of eye witnesses about mass deportations, the behaviour of the Russian Army, and the strengthening of the defences at Lublin [manuscript].

Dates: 01 Jul 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), [Jul] 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195A/59
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Letter from Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] to Katharine Marjory, Duchess of Atholl thanking her for her letter of 29 Jun [1945] and stating that the considerations which she raised were given due weight when the British Government decided to recognise the new provisional government of Poland [copy].

Dates: [Jul] 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), 02 Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195A/60
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Letter from Bernard Griffin [Catholic Archbishop of Westminster] (Archbishop's House, Westminster, London, SW1) to WSC writing in support of the letter sent by Katharine Marjory, Duchess of Atholl and expressing concern about what is happening in Poland and the Balkan States [typescript copy].

Dates: 02 Jul 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), 29 Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/195A/63-65
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Letter from Katharine Marjory, Duchess of Atholl [Chairman of the British League for European Freedom] (79 Gloucester Road, London, SW7) to WSC asking him not to recognise the new government of Poland unless the Russian secret police are withdrawn, commenting on reports of conditions within Poland, and asking that no pressure be sanctioned to make Poles return [Typescript copy].

Dates: 29 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), 10 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258B/154
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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