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Second World War (1939-1945)

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 2726 Collections and/or Records:

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"War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: Weekly Resume (no.56) of the naval, military and air situation from 12 noon September to 12 noon September 26th, 1940", 27 Sep 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/6/86-99
Scope and Contents Summary of events including: attempted landing at Dakar by General [Charles] de Gaulle; U boat activity in the North Atlantic and shipping losses; operations by German raiders; information about the disposition of German and Italian troops; events in Greece, Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia], Bulgaria, the Mediterranean and the Middle East; air attacks on Germany (including Berlin) and on invasion ports in France and...
Dates: 27 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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War Cabinet Paper, 08 Dec 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 23/4/11
Scope and Contents Printed copy of a letter from WSC to President Roosevelt setting out the prospects for 1941 covering various subjects including: shared interests between Great Britain and the United States; the importance of sea and air power against Germany; reassurance about not requesting a large expeditionary army from the United States; the crucial importance of shipping to feed people and transport munitions and armies; shipping losses; battleship strength; the dangers posed by the Vichy French...
Dates: 08 Dec 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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War Office photographs, 1943-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW V 3/6
Scope and Contents

Album of official War Office photographs from Yugoslavia [now Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia], particularly relating to the National Council of Yugoslavia and the inauguration of the Yugoslav National Liberation Constitutional Assembly.

Dates: 1943-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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War Service, 1939 - 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/KLMR 6/3
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with the War Office.

Dates: 1939 - 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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War time, 1934 - 1967

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/NBKR 3/226-253
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The papers cover every aspect of Lord Noel-Baker's very full and varied career and include constituency papers, Labour Party material, extensive sections on domestic and international affairs, peace and disarmament, sport, books and articles, speeches and correspondence.

Dates: 1934 - 1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of two files which are still closed, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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War time, 1917 - 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/NBKR 3X/31-40
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The papers cover every aspect of Lord Noel-Baker's very full and varied career and include constituency papers, Labour Party material, extensive sections on domestic and international affairs, peace and disarmament, sport, books and articles, speeches and correspondence.

Dates: 1917 - 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of two files which are still closed, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Wars are not won by evacuations", 04 Jun 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/140A/9-28
Scope and Contents Typescript copy of notes for WSC's speech on the fall of Belgium and surrender of King [Leopold] of Belgium; the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk [France]; the successes of the RAF; losses of men and weaponry; military development and the possibility of German invasion. Speech includes the phrase "We shall fight on the beaches . . . We shall never surrender".Carbon typescript copy with some manuscript annotations in ink [not by WSC] laid out in "psalm style" apart...
Dates: 04 Jun 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Wartime letters from CS to his mother, Hope Rhys, from Egypt, North Africa and Italy, 1940-08 - 1945-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SOAM 9/2
Scope and Contents

Also includes a photograph of CS at [?] Sandhurst.

Dates: 1940-08 - 1945-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Wartime regulations and notes, 1940 - 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 40/5
Scope and Contents

Regulations and notes covering the conduct and activities of staff at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, during the Second World War, including aspects of war duty. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and begin with an address list. There are a number of loose items. The volume is initialled H.W.N. on the cover, probably referring to H.W. Newton, who was in charge of the Observatory at this time, and who is mentioned in a note on the inside cover.

Dates: 1940 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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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Wartime work, 1925 - 1978

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/LDBA 1
Scope and Contents

Includes: Ministry of Home Security papers on design of air raid shelters; Home Office Civil Defence Research Committee minutes; Department of Scientific and Industrial Research papers on alternative construction methods; papers on bombing trials for shelters and on protection for factories and offices; road research reports; data on damage to reinforced concrete and steel framed buildings; report on damage at Hiroshima and Nagasaki [Japan].

Dates: 1925 - 1978
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of a few files, which are still closed (details are available in the catalogue), the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Washington, 1943 - 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 9
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Papers comprising diaries, correspondence, official papers, lectures, articles, broadcasts and photographs
Also including papers of Commander John Somerville about his father, 1950-91

Dates: 1943 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Washington [United States], Gibraltar, North Africa, 1943-05 - 1943-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 7
Scope and Contents

Photographs of WSC's visits.

Dates: 1943-05 - 1943-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Westward, look, the land is bright", 27 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/150B/124-142
Scope and Contents Speaking notes for WSC's broadcast (27 April, BBC) on the war situation including: public morale; his tours of bomb-damaged cities; General Sir Archibald Wavell's [Commander in Chief Middle East] successes in Libya; German successes in the Balkans and British support for Greece; admiration in the United States for Great Britain; praise for troops from Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC); condemnation of [Benito] Mussolini "This whipped jackal"; the Battle of the Atlantic and praise...
Dates: 27 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Wickenden and Other Letters, 1936-01 - 1951-08

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/6/13
Scope and Contents Personal correspondence, with correspondents including (Henry) James Wickenden, on subjects including his posting to India (20); Major-General Ross McCay [Military Secretary, India]; Colin Hardie [Tutor in Classics, Magdalen College, University of Oxford] on post-war degree courses at Oxford that Wickenden might apply for; Denys Winstanley [Vice-Master of Trinity College, University of Cambridge] on places Wickenden might apply for; Patrick Duff, Senior Tutor, Trinity College (5); ...
Dates: 1936-01 - 1951-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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William Batters: 'Harry Tate's Navy

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7980
Scope and Contents

Memoir of Batter's time in the Royal Naval Patrol Service.

Dates: 1969 (Circa)
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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Winston S Churchill: Photographs "Album no. 2", 1925-01 - 1941-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW V 3/3
Scope and Contents

Album of private and press photographs of Churchill.

Dates: 1925-01 - 1941-06
Conditions Governing Access: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original
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Winston S Churchill: Photographs "Album no. 3", 1940-09 - 1942-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW V 3/4
Scope and Contents

Album of private and press photographs of Churchill.

Dates: 1940-09 - 1942-11
Conditions Governing Access: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original
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Winston S Churchill: Photographs "Album no. 4", 1941-04 - 1945-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW V 3/5
Scope and Contents

Album of private and press photographs of Churchill.

Dates: 1941-04 - 1945-05
Conditions Governing Access: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original
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"With 'my better half'", 1940-09-25

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Photo 1/324
Scope and Contents

Photo shows WSC and CSC sitting on board a naval auxiliary patrol vessel on the Thames, travelling towards the East London docks. WSC is wearing an overcoat and hat and has his arm around CSC. CSC sits close to him wearing a fur coat and head scarf.

Dates: 1940-09-25
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
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World War II, 1940 - 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/COWL G
Scope and Contents Includes: 6 x photos of flying bombs and damage 7 x photos of bomb damage in London Photo of painting/illustration showing Battle of Britain 2 x photo of children watching a show in Battersea Park Photo of female civil servant dispatch riders, 31st Jan 1944 Photo of Sir William Brown inspecting female dispatch riders 4 x photos of General Montgomery holding a press conference in Normandy, 1944 Lieutenant General Allfrey with General Montgomery in Italy,...
Dates: 1940 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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World War II, 1939 - 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FWCT 2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The papers consist of: photographs and later correspondence relating to the Battle of Jutland; papers on Fawcett's work in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Division during the Second World War; a personal journal from Fawcett's early days in the Navy, including his time in the Persian Gulf; biographical material.

Dates: 1939 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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World War II Papers, 1941 - 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DSND 2
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The material covers much of Lord Duncan-Sandys public life. Papers, reports and correspondence document the ministries in which he served and there are also constituency correspondence, speeches, publications, press cuttings and photographs. A number of papers exist relating to his involvement in the campaign to restore Capital Punishment, the European Movement and the Civic Trust.

Dates: 1941 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open to researchers. Information about closures can be obtained from Churchill Archives Centre.
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World War Two Campaign maps; "Les grandes unites francaises, 1939-40" (published Paris, 1967), 1967

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHPN 1
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Second World War campaign maps; "Les grandes unites francaises", 1939-40 (published, 1967, 1 volume); and manuscript copy of "A passionate prodigality", 1930 (2 volumes)

Dates: 1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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WSC as Prime Minister, 1941 - 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHPH 1A/F3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Photographs of WSC throughout his career.

Dates: 1941 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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WSC during the Second World War, 1939 - 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHPH 12
Scope and Contents

Includes: studies of WSC at Chartwell [Kent]; WSC as Honorary Air Commodore of No. 615 squadron; the British War Cabinet; WSC inspecting the defences of Southern Command; WSC inspecting bomb damage at Dover and Ramsgate; bomb damage at Buckingham Palace [London]; WSC and Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States; WSC's visit to the Western Desert, North Africa.

Dates: 1939 - 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.