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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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Naval messages, 1943-09 - 1952

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/EDSN 1/9
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Messages on subjects including: the surrender of the Italian Fleet; Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound's resignation as 1st Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff; Christmas greetings, 1943; the American Navy Day 1944; praise in the American press for the British Pacific Fleet; enemy casualties inflicted by the Mediterranean Fleet; Edelsten's departure from the Mediterranean.

Dates: 1943-09 - 1952
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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Notes and correspondence on Admiral Sir James Somerville and the Eastern Fleet, 1977 - 1990

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 75
Scope and Contents Correspondence and notes on Edwards's contribution to historical papers and publications relating to Admiral Somerville and the Eastern Fleet, with correspondents including: Vice-Admiral Sir [William] Kaye Edden, Staff Officer Plans to Somerville, 1942-44; Arthur Marder [Emeritus Professor of History, University of California]; John Somerville; John Horsfield; Philip Ziegler. Also includes: copies of letters from Somerville to Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser [Commander-in-Chief Eastern...
Dates: 1977 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.
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Notes and correspondence on the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit, 1940-06 - 1945-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/2/3
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Charles de Gaulle on complaints from MS on subjects including difficulties in running the unit and setting it up (7). Also includes: lists of the unit's movements and operations; accounts; proclamations by General Georges Catroux, Commander-in-Chief of the Free French in the Levant, promising Lebanese and Syrian independence; correspondence on the unit's vehicles; correspondence on a permanent hospital for the Free French forces in Camberley [Surrey];...
Dates: 1940-06 - 1945-05
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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Notes and correspondence on the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit, 1940-08 - 1945-07

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/2/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Charles de Gaulle on his order to close the unit, his thanks to the staff and good first impression of the unit (3); General Georges Catroux, Commander-in-Chief of the Free French in the Levant, on subjects including his attitude to the unit, and his view that a French one would be better, and her refusal to accept his authority (2); Marguerite Catroux (4). Also includes: lists of the unit's staff and equipment; a memorandum on the unit's history,...
Dates: 1940-08 - 1945-07
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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Notes and correspondence on the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit, 1940-08 - 1945-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/2/5
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Includes correspondence with General Charles de Gaulle on the dissolution of the unit (2, also copies of earlier letters found in SPRS 11/2/3-4), and movement orders and notes of service.

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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Notes for autobiography, 1959-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 3/1
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Rough notes, annotated drafts and transcripts of letters from Lady Diana to Conrad Russell and John Julius Cooper [later 2nd Lord Norwich]. Noted as being for Jeff Fisher.

Dates: 1959-11
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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Notes for autobiography: Algiers diary, Book III, 1959-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 3/6
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Mixture of typed copies of letters from Lady Diana, mainly to John Julius Cooper [later 2nd Lord Norwich] from Algiers and Paris [France] and rough ms notes and extracts from letters.

Dates: 1959-11
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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Notes for autobiography: IV, 1959-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 3/5
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Mixture of typed copies of letters from Lady Diana, to Conrad Russell and John Julius Cooper [later 2nd Lord Norwich] and rough ms notes and extracts from letters.

Dates: 1959-11
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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Notes for autobiography: Singapore I, 1959-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 3/2
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Transcript of letters to Conrad Russell and John Julius Cooper [later 2nd Lord Norwich] on the journey to Singapore, with ms notes.

Dates: 1959-11
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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Notes for autobiography: Singapore II, 1959-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 3/3
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Mixture of typed copies of letters from Lady Diana, to Conrad Russell and John Julius Cooper [later 2nd Lord Norwich] and rough ms notes and extracts from letters.

Dates: 1959-11
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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Notes for autobiography: Singapore III, 1959-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 3/4
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Mixture of typed copies of letters from Lady Diana, to Conrad Russell and John Julius Cooper [later 2nd Lord Norwich] and rough ms notes and extracts from letters.

Dates: 1959-11
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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Notes of Two Conversations with Lord Brimelow

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BIMO
Scope and Contents The topics of discussion follow a roughly chronological timetable of the events of 1945. Topics discussed during the first conversation were Poland, Yalta (February 1945), Lord Brimelow's first day at the Foreign Office, the Foreign Office and problems with Russia in 1945, the repatriation of Soviet citizens after the Second World War, Anglo-Soviet relations in 1945, the organization of the Foreign Office, Foreign Office personnel and individuals, Anglo-American co-operation, Communist...
Dates: 1982-04-20 - 1982-04-21
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Notes on France, 1955-08 - 1970-08

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/34
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Notes on events in May-September 1940, and draft texts [? for "Two men who saved France"] on General Charles de Gaulle following his arrival in Britain and events leading to the British attack on the French fleet at Oran [Algeria].

Dates: 1955-08 - 1970-08
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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O.B.E. (Military)

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BGND A.27
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Includes two drafts of Bagnold's autobiography, published by the University of Arizona Press in 1991. There is a sequence of Bagnold's childhood letters to his family from St Wilfrid's School, Bexhill-on-Sea, and Malvern College, and also a letter to Bagnold from T. E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia') dated 7 March 1928.

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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Official: Prime Minister: African, Mediterranean, and Middle East theatres, 1939-43: proofs of contemporary despatches and reports, to be published as supplements to the London Gazette, and a copy of a pamphlet on the New Zealand Division in Egypt and Libya in 1942, with accompanying correspondence. [some material probably used in the production of WSC's "Second World War"]., 1942 - 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/246
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: 1942 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Air Operations in Britain and North-West Europe, 1940-45: proofs of mainly contemporary despatches and reports for publication, with accompanying correspondence. [some material probably used in the production of WSC's "Second World War"]., Jun 1946 - Sep 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/245
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: Jun 1946 - Sep 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Charts etc., May 1945 - Jul 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/238
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Includes bar charts on the Battle of the Atlantic and merchant shipping and statistics on bombs dropped and ammunition.

Dates: May 1945 - Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: copies of reports of the Commanding General of the [United States] Army Air Forces, General [Henry] Arnold, January 1944 to November 1945., Jan 1944 - Nov 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/254
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: Jan 1944 - Nov 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: despatch by Field Marshal [1st] Lord Alexander [of Tunis], [formerly Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] entitled "The Conquest of Sicily [Italy], 10 July 1943 to 17 August 1943"., c 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/247
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: c 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Far East theatre, 1940-42: proofs of mainly contemporary despatches and reports for publication, with accompanying correspondence. [some material probably used in the production of WSC's "Second World War"]., 1946 - 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/250A-B
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: 1946 - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Far East theatre, 1941-42: proofs of mainly contemporary despatches and reports for publication, with accompanying correspondence. [some material probably used in the production of WSC's "Second World War"]., 1947 - 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/251
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: 1947 - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Far East theatre, 1942-46: proofs and copies of mainly contemporary despatches and reports for publication, with accompanying correspondence. [some material probably used in the production of WSC's "Second World War"]., 1946 - 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/252A-B
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: 1946 - 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Intelligence Reports., 06 Aug 1942 - 21 Nov 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/91A-B
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Telegrams and minutes relating to intelligence on German and Italian forces in North Africa.Contents originally removed on grounds of national security and deposited in Cabinet Office on 30 Jul 1963, but returned to file in February 2000.

Dates: 06 Aug 1942 - 21 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Land Operations in North-West Europe, 1940-45: copy of a published despatch and proofs of reports for publication, with accompanying correspondence. [some material probably used in the production of WSC's "Second World War"]., 1941 - 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/243
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: 1941 - 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Lewisham [London] Flying Bomb Incident: papers and correspondence., Jun 1944 - Aug 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/231
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class comprises correspondence and papers relating to Churchill's wartime premiership. It includes: private office correspondence; personal telegrams; printed copies of personal minutes, telegrams and reports; correspondence relating to appointments and patronage; some family correspondence (for which see also CHAR 1); and some engagements cards and diaries. No distinction has been attempted between the offices of Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The former title has been deemed...
Dates: Jun 1944 - Aug 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open