Second World War (1939-1945)
Found in 2725 Collections and/or Records:
Documents relating to the visit to the Maginot Line in France by Winston Churchill with ELS, including correspondence between Churchill, General Alphonse Georges, General Maurice Gamelin and ELS.
Correspondence with Winston Churchill on subjects including: ELS’s liaison role; the French view that defeat was inevitable; Churchill’s own memoirs and the accuracy of Charles de Gaulle’s account of events as a source.
Rough notes on "The Opposition", mainly comparisons between the French and German forces.
Photographs of the meeting between WSC and Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States [at Placentia Bay] off the coast of Newfoundland [Canada].
Lecture by N. A Prichard [?], Director of Anti-Submarine Warfare on the Battle of the Atlantic.
Analyses of foreign broadcast propaganda and miscellaneous papers relating to Mark Abrams's work for the BBC Overseas Research Unit during World War II.
Photocopy of an article from The Times reagrding Beck's recent death and a collection of Mussolini's papers he had gathered at the end of the Second World War whilst flying in and out of Villa Carpena.
The collection includes: McLachlan's papers for "Room 39"; Beesly's papers for "Very Special Intelligence" and for "Very Special Admiral"; and papers of Commander Lloyd Hirst, an intelligence officer.
This series contains correspondence, photographs, cuttings, and reports about the parliamentary delegation in 1945. Members of the group included Colonel Walter Elliott (Conservative MP), Mr Wilfred Roberts (Liberal MP), Lord Farrington, Mr Tom Fraser (Socialist MP), Mr PW Jewson (MP), Major RE Manningham Buller (Conservative MP), Mr John Parker (Socialist MP), Colonel CE Posonby (Conservative MP), and Commander Stephen King-Hall (Independent MP).
The collection, though small, is interesting as no other papers appear to have been left by Hore-Belisha. It comprises letters, diaries, some photographs and documents (mainly copies) covering most of Hore-Belisha's career but concentrating on his most important position as War Minister from 1937-1939 and particularly the events surrounding his dismissal by Neville Chamberlain.
Autobiography, short stories, poems, personal recollections of working at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Duckworth Laboratory of Physical Anthropology in Cambridge, press cuttings and printed material on the experiences of former prisoners of war held by the Japanese.
Original documents deposited in the Churchill Archives Centre in 1980 from Chartwell [Kent] where they had been on display since Sir Winston's death.
Gramophone record collection (plus other sound recordings) owned by Sir Winston Churchill. Includes large metal deed box marked 'The Rt Hon Winston Spencer Churchill' on the outside, containing the following items 12/1-3.
Correspondence written by Christopher Hassall to his friend George Benson, together with related items including a diary volume with entries by Hassall, literary texts by Hassall, notes by Benson, letters between other correspondents, and printed items.