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Second World War (1939-1945)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 2726 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter 23 "The vote of Censure."., Sep 1950 - Nov 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/275
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Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 23 "The vote of censure" annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, 1st Lord Ismay, Sir Edward Marsh, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], [George] Gordon Allen and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall.

Dates: Sep 1950 - Nov 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter 26 "My Journey to Cairo [Egypt]. Changes in Command."., Aug 1942 - Oct 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/278A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 26 "My Journey to Cairo. Changes in Command" annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, 1st Lord Ismay, Sir Edward Marsh, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall.Also includes some source material including: copies of telegrams from WSC on subjects...
Dates: Aug 1942 - Oct 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter 33 "The Battle of [El] Alamein [Egypt]."., Jan 1942 - Dec 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/284
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 33 "The battle of Alamein" annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, Sir Edward Marsh, Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall.Some source material also present in the file including: 4 notes from Pownall on the battle of El Alamein with hand drawn maps of the battle and of Singapore and the Malay peninsula and outline notes...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter 34 "The Torch is lit."., Dec 1949 - Dec 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/285A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 34 "The Torch is lit" ['Torch' was the codename of the Allied invasion of North West Africa] annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, [George] Gordon Allen, Sir Edward Marsh, Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], 1st Lord Ismay and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall.Some source material...
Dates: Dec 1949 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The hinge of fate", Chapter 39 "Adana and Tripoli"., Feb 1949 - Jun 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/289
Scope and Contents Typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 39 "Adana and Tripoli" [on the Adana meeting between WSC and Sukru Saracoglu, the Turkish Prime Minister in Turkey and on the occupation of Tripoli, Libya] annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, 1st Lord Ismay, Sir Edward Marsh, Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] and Lieutenant-General Sir...
Dates: Feb 1949 - Jun 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4, "The Hinge of Fate": Chapter 42 "Victory at Tunis."., Jan 1943 - Dec 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/292
Scope and Contents Typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 42 "Victory at Tunis [Tunisia]" (provisionally entitled "Alexander's victory at Tunis" on the successes of General Harold Alexander, then Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre) annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, 1st Lord Ismay, Sir Edward Marsh, Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the...
Dates: Jan 1943 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter 43 "My Third Visit to Washington [United States]."., Aug 1948 - Nov 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/293
Scope and Contents Typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 43 "My third visit to Washington" (provisionally entitled "My Third Visit to the White House") annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, 1st Lord Ismay, Sir Edward Marsh, Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall.Some source material also present in the file...
Dates: Aug 1948 - Nov 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter 45 "Italy the Goal"., May 1943 - Dec 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/295
Scope and Contents Typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 45 "Italy the goal" (provisionally entitled "Decisions in North Africa") annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, 1st Lord Ismay, Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], [George] Gordon Allen and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall.Some source material also present in the file including: notes from...
Dates: May 1943 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter entitled "Second Russian Winter"., Feb 1949 - Sep 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/296
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Typescript and galley proofs of a chapter entitled "Second Russian Winter" (not used) annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, and "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow].

Dates: Feb 1949 - Sep 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Miscellanea., Jun 1942 - Jan 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/300A-D
Scope and Contents Includes notes and correspondence from individuals including: Charles Wood (5); Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall on various subjects including the Japanese assault on the Philippines and on tanks (20); Renee Harmer of Time Life International (3); Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook], Secretary to the Cabinet on the publication of official documents and suggesting amendments to the text (7); William Deakin (23); 1st Lord Ismay with notes on the text (8); George Mallaby, Under...
Dates: Jun 1942 - Jan 1952
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Various material., Feb 1942 - Oct 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/298
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence on corrections to be made to Volume 4 of "The Second World War" from individuals including: Denis Kelly (5); Charles Wood; WSC on a reference to [?Reginald] Dorman Smith; Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet]; 1st Lord Ismay on the need to amend a reference to Gandhi taking glucose during his fast; the Visconde de Meirelles on the use of 'neutral' planes during the war; [George] Gordon Allen; Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (2);...
Dates: Feb 1942 - Oct 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 5 "Closing the Ring", Chapter 2 "The conquest of Sicily"., Dec 1949 - Aug 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/303A-B
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Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 2 "The conquest of Sicily" annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including: WSC, William Deakin, Denis Kelly, Charles Wood, 1st Lord Ismay, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, [George] Gordon Allen, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] and Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz].

Dates: Dec 1949 - Aug 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 5 "Closing the Ring", Chapter 3 "The fall of [Benito] Mussolini."., Jul 1943 - Aug 1951

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/304A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 3 "The fall of Mussolini" (provisionally entitled "The broken axis") annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including: WSC, William Deakin, Denis Kelly, Charles Wood, 1st Lord Ismay, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] and Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz].Also includes notes from Kelly and a telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt (dating...
Dates: Jul 1943 - Aug 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War: Volume 6 "Triumph and Tragedy" Book 2 "The Iron Curtain", Chapter 37 "The Defeat of Japan"., Jan 1951 - Jul 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/377
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Typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 37 "The Defeat of Japan"", annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including WSC, Denis Kelly, Lt-General Sir Henry Pownall, Commodore [George] Gordon Allen and Charles Wood.With cutting from "The Times", 12 Jan 1945, obituary of Lt-General Herbert Lumsden, WSC's Special Representative with General Douglas MacArthur.

Dates: Jan 1951 - Jul 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War: Volume 6 "Triumph and Tragedy" Book 2 "The Iron Curtain", Chapter 38 "Potsdam: The Atomic Bomb"., Jun 1951 - Sep 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/378A-B
Scope and Contents Typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 38 "Potsdam: The Atomic Bomb", annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, Commodore [George] Gordon Allen, 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann], Sir Norman Brook [later Lord Normanbrook] and Charles Wood.With notes by Kelly, on the operational use of the atomic bomb and on warnings to Japanese cities before the dropping of the atomic bomb...
Dates: Jun 1951 - Sep 1953
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: typescript proofs and draft copies of the "Secret Session Speeches" containing WSC's speeches: "Britain Fights Alone" (20 June 1940), "Parliament in the Air Raids" (17 September 1940), "The Battle of the Atlantic" (25 June 1941), "The Fall of Singapore" (23 April 1942), and "Admiral [Jean] Darlan and the North African landings" (10 December 1942), with minor annotations by individuals including WSC and ?Charles Eade., Jan 1946 - Sep 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/70A-B
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Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretary Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow].Other subjects include: Dutch serialisation rights.Also includes: a note from Martin Gilbert (1963); details of word counts for speeches; cuttings from Life magazine serialisation; copies of Ons Vrije Nederland [Dutch magazine] containing the speeches.WSC's notes and source material for these speeches can be found in files CHAR 9/140-1, 147, 156, 174, 179, 184 and 187.

Dates: Jan 1946 - Sep 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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London Civil Defence Region (Intelligence Branch) regular reports, 1941-01-01 - 1942-03-25

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/PRKR 1
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The reports cover the blitz and the bombing of London and include sections on the general character of the raids; the direct effect of the raids (casualties, homeless, damage, and transport restrictions); general effects of war conditions; and policy and administration. The first report includes a retrospective section on the general character of the raids since August 1940.

Dates: 1941-01-01 - 1942-03-25
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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"London Notes", 1933 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/PRKR 3
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Home Office papers including: statistics of ARP recruitment; guidance about the Official Secrets Act; ARP department annual report for 1936 (apparently unpublished); statement by Sir Ernest Gowers about the Battle of Britain to MPs; and casualty figures.

Dates: 1933 - 1949
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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London Press Exchange: Questionnaire, 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/ABMS 2/2/1
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Two copies of a blank interviewer's questionnaire produced by the London Press Exchange for the Ministry of Food's 'Investigation of Food Consumption'.

Dates: 1940
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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Long Range Desert Group (LRDG), 1939 - 1990

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BGND C
Scope and Contents This section presents documentation of the history and activities of the LRDG. Bagnold intended to write a history of the LRDG from an early date and assembled material likely to be of interest. This includes original instructions for and reports of many LRDG operations and draft chapters of a 'war diary and narrative'. A lecture by Bagnold on 'Early Days of the Long Range Desert Group' was published in The Geographical Journal 105. nos. 1 and 2 (1945), but the contemporary history of the...
Dates: 1939 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Manuscript diary, 1939-09 - 1945-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/3/1
Scope and Contents Subjects include: the outbreak of war; directing the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit in France and its evacuation; ELS's departure for Dakar [Senegal] with General Charles de Gaulle and her concern for his position with the Government; bombing raids in London; taking the ambulance unit to the Levant; accounts of torture by the Gestapo in southern France; her view of de Gaulle's hostility to Britain; the unit's part in the victory parade in Paris; de Gaulle's ingratitude to ELS; her own...
Dates: 1939-09 - 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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Manuscript diary, 1941-03 - 1942-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/3/2
Scope and Contents Diary kept during ELS's time as Head of the Spears Mission to Syria and the Lebanon and First Minister to the republics of Syria and the Lebanon. Subjects include: the journey of the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit to the Levant via South Africa and Egypt; difficulties in dealing with the Free French; her happiness at being with ELS; moving up to the front line in Syria; her poor view of General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]; life keeping house for ELS in...
Dates: 1941-03 - 1942-03
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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Manuscript diary, 1943-02 - 1944-01

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/3/3
Scope and Contents Diary kept during ELS's time as First Minister to the republics of Syria and the Lebanon. Subjects include: meeting Winston Churchill [Prime Minister] in February 1943; returning to Tobruk [Libya]; the promise of free elections in Syria; tensions between ELS and the French; a war council in Cairo [Egypt] called by Richard Casey [Minister of State Resident in the Middle East], May 1943; tensions between followers of General Charles de Gaulle and General Henri Giraud; ELS's work towards...
Dates: 1943-02 - 1944-01
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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Map of Cambridge, annotated for HL’s use with the Home Guard, 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/LAUT 5/3
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Includes notations of road blocks, pill boxes, tank traps, wire, special guards, petrol pumps, military [?] report centres, first aid posts, decontamination centres and police phone boxes.

Dates: 1941
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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Material on war damage, 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/634
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A manuscript regarding the bombing of London during 1940-1944, detailing the number of houses destroyed, people killed, bombs dropped, etc., and stating when the Royal Observatory was bombed. There is also a photograph of the damage incurred by the Observatory.

Dates: 1945
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).