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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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Official: Prime Minister: Maps., Sep 1944 - Jan 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/239
Scope and Contents

Includes maps of the Western and Italian fronts and a map of Southern Greece.

Dates: Sep 1944 - Jan 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Mediterranean and Middle East theatres, 1943-45: 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"]., 1946 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/249A-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 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: papers relating to operations in and around Norway and Sweden., 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/17
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: 1940
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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Official: Prime Minister: Personal telegrams., Dec 1941 - Jan 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/68A-B
Scope and Contents

The majority of material in this file dates to January 1942.

Dates: Dec 1941 - Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Personal telegrams., Jan 1942 - Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/69A-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: Jan 1942 - Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Personal telegrams., Feb 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/70
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: Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Personal telegrams., Feb 1942 - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/71A-B
Scope and Contents

The majority of material in this file dates to February - March 1942.

Dates: Feb 1942 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams., 1943 (one item from 1949)

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/109
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: 1943 (one item from 1949)
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams (copies)., Jun 1941 - Sep 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/41
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 1941 - Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams (copies)., Aug 1941 - Sep 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/42A-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: Aug 1941 - Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams (copies)., Sep 1941 - Oct 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43
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: Sep 1941 - Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams (copies)., Oct 1941 - Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/44
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: Oct 1941 - Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams (copies)., Nov 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45
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: Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams (copies)., Nov 1941 - Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/46
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: Nov 1941 - Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: "Personnel - Orders of Battle"., May 1945 - Jun 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/237
Scope and Contents

Includes tables, charts, and maps, setting out the strengths of imperial and allied armed forces and the level of army battle casualties in North-West Europe, the Mediterranean, and the East, and the estimated distribution of Japanese forces in the East.

Dates: May 1945 - Jun 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: photographic record of the fronts in Europe and Burma [later Myanmar], March-May 1945, as plotted in the Defence Map Room., Mar 1945 - May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/256
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: Mar 1945 - May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: photographs of bomb strikes by the Northwest African Strategic Air Force in Italy, 1943, and the bombardment of Cassino [Italy], 1944, with accompanying reports., 1943 - 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/248
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: 1943 - 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: printed copies of Personal Telegrams from WSC bound ususally in chronological order, with alphabetical name index at the back., May 1940 - Dec 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/14
Scope and Contents Includes texts of telegrams from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: Vice-Admiral [John] Cunningham [Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron]; [Anthony] Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War]; [Peter] Fraser, Prime Minister of New Zealand; Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood, Ambassador to Spain on Special Mission]; Sir Roger Keyes [Special Liaison Officer to King Leopold of Belgium]; Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada; 11th Lord Lothian [earlier...
Dates: May 1940 - Dec 1940
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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Official: Prime Minister: Printed personal telegrams exchanged between WSC and General Claude Auchinleck [Commander in Chief Middle East]., 08 May 1942 - 31 Jul 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/89
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: 08 May 1942 - 31 Jul 1942
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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Official: Prime Minister: Printed personal telegrams exchanged between WSC and President Roosevelt regarding Operation "Torch" [Codename for operation in French North West Africa]., 26 Aug 1942 - 06 Sep 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/90
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: 26 Aug 1942 - 06 Sep 1942
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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Official: Prime Minister: Strategy against Japan (Culverin)., 23 Dec 1943 - 29 Apr 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/188A-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: 23 Dec 1943 - 29 Apr 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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Official Prime Minister: Strategy against Japan (Culverin)., 29 Feb 1944 - 27 Apr 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/188B
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: 29 Feb 1944 - 27 Apr 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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Official: Prime Minister: two copies of a report by the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force [in Western Europe, United States Army], General Dwight Eisenhower, to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the operations in Europe of the Allied Expeditionary Force, 8 June 1944 to 8 May 1945., [1945] - 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/244
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: [1945] - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official Prime Minister: Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia] (Major Randolph Churchill)., Mar 1944 - 29 Jun 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/189
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: Mar 1944 - 29 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.
 Series

Official: Second World War, 1939 - 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/ELMT 2
Scope and Contents

Includes: Air Ministry papers from the German Intelligence Department; papers on negotiations with Turkey; battle summaries for the Western Desert; correspondence and memoranda from the 2nd Tactical Air Force; daily orders; notebooks.

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