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Second World War (1939-1945)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 2730 Collections and/or Records:

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Churchill, Movietone footage, 1940 - 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 12/1/5
Scope and Contents Footage of Winston Churchill, including: Clementine Churchill launching the Aid to Russia Fund, c 1941; Bob Hope's visit to Britain, Aug 1943; Churchill and the Chiefs of Staff, Downing Street garden, and VE Day celebrations in London, (no audio) May 1945; honouring the crews of HMSS Exeter and Ajax, Feb 1940, following the Battle of the River Plate, including Churchill's speech at a dinner for the crews; Churchill at Woodford [Essex] during the General Election campaign, 1945; receiving...
Dates: 1940 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Access copies must be requested in advance.
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Churchill Pathé material, 1939 - 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCHL 12/1/7
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Film reels and uncut footage, with and without audio, including: Winston Churchill touring the bomb damaged East End of London, c 1940; speech at Bristol, Apr 1945; American and Soviet troops meeting in Germany, Apr 1945; outbreak of war, 1939.

Dates: 1939 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Access copies must be requested in advance.
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Civil Defence: Second World War, 1936 - 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/HDSL 5
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Hodsoll played a major role in the development of air raid precautions [ARP]/ civil defence and this is reflected in the collection held at Churchill Archives Centre which he described as representing "a unique history of Civil Defence and its allied problems" (letter to Stephen Roskill, 27 August 1967). Until 1935 Sir John seems to have kept very few papers, but from then onwards very little of importance is missing. The printed material is particularly important because it consists of...
Dates: 1936 - 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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Copies of letters from Hall to his sister, 1939-02-05 - 1943-07-22

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/HALL 7
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Memoirs and papers, 1915-42, additional papers, 1851-1911, and correspondence, 1939-1943.

Dates: 1939-02-05 - 1943-07-22
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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Copies of "March of Time" and "Work of Eastern Fleet", 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 12/3
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: 1944
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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Copies of "War Commentary" and "Weekly Review", 1940-03 - 1940-04

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 12/2
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: 1940-03 - 1940-04
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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Copy of an unpublished autobiography, 1901-45

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/STRS 1/1
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Comprises: Preface; Chapter 1, Early Memories; Chapter 2, Into Parliament; Chapter 3, The House of Commons; Chapter 4, The Soviet Union; Chapter 5, Henry Moore, By-Election Songs, and Waterloo Bridge; Chapter 6, The Spanish Civil War; Chapter 7, Collapse of MacDonald's Government; and Chapter 8, Wartime.

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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Correspondence, 1939-09 - 1954-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/7
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Ashley Brown; Winston Churchill [First Lord of the Admiralty]. Also includes copies of letters from LSA to: Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] on the outbreak of war; Sir Samuel Hoare [Lord Privy Seal, later 1st Lord Templewood] on the structure of a War Cabinet and war organization in general; Winston Churchill on his becoming First Lord of the Admiralty, LSA offering his own services, inter-Allied co-operation with the French and the possible threat...
Dates: 1939-09 - 1954-02
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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Correspondence, 1940-09 - 1955-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/11
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Samuel Hammersley [former Ministry of Supply expert on tanks] recalling his work on tank production for LSA's memoirs; Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] on subjects including the Indian Trades Union movement, recruiting troops from the Empire, family allowances, industrial conscription, establishing Dominion status for India (5); John Ehrman on LSA's help with his [? Official Military Histories of the Second World War]; General Sir Claude...
Dates: 1940-09 - 1955-02
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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Correspondence, 1940-09 - 1955-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/14
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, India, on the expansion of the Army in India; Francis Turnbull [former Principal Private Secretary to LSA as Secretary of State for India]; James Butler [Chief Historian for the Official Military Histories of War of 1939-1945] on the use of troops from India during the war; Winston Churchill [Prime Minister] on his disappointment at the slow progress of troops coming from India, Australia and Palestine, LSA's...
Dates: 1940-09 - 1955-02
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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Correspondence, 1939 - 1966

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/STKH 1/4
Scope and Contents Comprising correspondence with George Bernard Shaw about the war and a 'United Europe', 1939-1947 (7); Juliet Rhys Williams, 1940 (2); Neville Chamberlain about the war, 1940; Geoffrey Dawson [editor of the Times] 1940 (2); John Hanbury Martin [Labour MP] 1940 (2); Lord Rothermere, 1941; Ernest Bevin, including a report from the Industrial publicity committee, 1941-1942 (5); Sir Winston Churchill about making industry battle-conscious, and resignation from Labour party, 1941 (5); Earl De La...
Dates: 1939 - 1966
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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Correspondence, 1933-03 - 1956

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/6/12
Scope and Contents Personal, academic and military correspondence, with correspondents including: Norman Baynes; A E Housman [Professor of Latin, University of Cambridge]; Andrew Burn; Captain Ronald Buck, on subjects including his experiences in the Norwegian Campaign, and publishing JEP's Dancers End in the United States (3); Brigadier Frank Brayne (8); Harry Champion, Professor of Forestry, University of Oxford; R H Hide, Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Forestry (3); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [Government...
Dates: 1933-03 - 1956
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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Correspondence, 1939 - 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/1/9
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Frances, Lady Hadfield (5); Jacob Epstein on including MS’s comments on his work in his autobiography; Hamish Hamilton. Other subjects include: the recruitment and training of women drivers for the Mechanised Transport Corps; plans for filming "Passport for a Girl"; the formation of the Hadfield-Spears field ambulance unit and supplies needed by the unit; MS’s decoration of the Legion d’Honneur; letters of sympathy to ELS on MS being reported...
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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Correspondence A - F, 1941-01 - 1941-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/32
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: A V Alexander [First Lord of the Admiralty] on criticism of convoy commodores and of the Senior Naval Officer in the Persian Gulf (3); the Viceroy of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun] on concerns about the Senior Naval Officer in the Persian Gulf (2); Sir Walford Selby [former Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in Vienna] on uniting the anti-Nazi elements in Austria (2); 1st Lord Sankey; Sir John Anderson [Lord President of the Council,...
Dates: 1941-01 - 1941-12
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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Correspondence A - J, 1906-03 - 1942-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/34
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: A V Alexander [First Lord of the Admiralty], explaining that there were no submarines available to help the Yugoslavs and on efforts to persuade the French fleet at Alexandria [Egypt] to join the Allies (3); Sir John Anderson [Lord President of the Council, later 1st Lord Waverley] on the Canadian wage control scheme, and whether similar measures could be used in Britain (2); Harold Armstrong (2); Lord Athlone [Governor-General of Canada] commenting on Indian affairs,...
Dates: 1906-03 - 1942-12
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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Correspondence A - K, 1944-01 - 1945-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/37
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Joseph Agius (3); Sir Mohamed Akbar Khan on the Indian Comforts Fund and American criticism of the Indian Army; 9th Lord Albemarle [earlier Lord Bury]; Princess Alexandra of Greece (2); Herve Alphand [Director of Economic Affairs for the French National Committee in London] on a proposal for financial arrangements between France and Britain; Sir John Anderson, Chancellor of the Exchequer [later 1st Lord Waverley] on subjects including a paper by LSA on the sterling...
Dates: 1944-01 - 1945-05
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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Correspondence A - Z, 1939-01 - 1939-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/29
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams on LSA's being included in the new Cabinet; Harold Armstrong on LSA's advice to delay publishing his unfavourable biography of Winston Churchill or revise it (6); Sir Abe Bailey (3); Stanley Baldwin on a poem by LSA; Jacques Bardoux; Robert Bower, RAF Coastal Command; Sir Frank Fox (2); [Edward] Leslie Burgin [Minister of Supply] on buying policy; [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister] on subjects including a proposal to give a copy of the...
Dates: 1939-01 - 1939-12
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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Correspondence A - Z, 1911-09 - 1954-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/30
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Stanley Baldwin; Princess Marthe Bibesco; Sir John Boyd Orr, Director of the Rowett Research Institute, on army rations and LSA's ideas for milk distribution; Sir Edward Grigg [Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Information, later 1st Lord Altrincham]; [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister; Winston Churchill [First Lord of the Admiralty] (2); Geoffrey Dawson [Editor of the Times, earlier Geoffrey Robinson] commenting on the debate over aid sent to Finland;...
Dates: 1911-09 - 1954-06
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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Correspondence A - Z, 1940-04 - 1940-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/31
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: A V Alexander [First Lord of the Admiralty] (2); Bernard Sendall, Admiralty; representatives of the Society of Friends Germany Emergency Committee (3); [Charles] Vernon Bartlett; [Henry] Montague Bell; 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] on a broadcast by LSA; Robert Boothby on subjects including getting a rebuke from Winston Churchill (2); Robert Bower (2); Doreen, Lady Brabourne; Henry Brailsford on a war cry for Europe; Alexander Lindsay on the attitude...
Dates: 1940-04 - 1940-12
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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Correspondence A - Z, 1943-01 - 1943-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/36
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] on a recommendation by the British Commonwealth Science Committee for English-speaking countries to maintain scientific representation in London; Clement Attlee [Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs] on subjects including self-government for Newfoundland [Canada] (4); General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief in India, on the new South East Asia Command, thanking LSA for his help and giving the Military Medal to...
Dates: 1943-01 - 1943-12
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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Correspondence A - Z, 1944-12 - 1946-01

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/39
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Ian Henderson, Foreign Office; Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theatre] on subjects including his Indian divisions (4); 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood (2); Victor Altmann (3); [Robert] Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon]; 3rd Lord Selborne [Minister of Economic Warfare, earlier Lord Wolmer]; Sir William Croft [Chief Civil Assistant to Minister of State in Cairo, Egypt]; Walter Amstutz on republishing Winston...
Dates: 1944-12 - 1946-01
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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Correspondence about official war histories, 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 10/5
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: 1947
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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Correspondence and memoranda, 1940-05 - 1955-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/8
Scope and Contents Includes: copies of letter and memoranda from LSA to Winston Churchill, Prime Minister on making use of refugees, particularly as intelligence agents and on Scotland as a target for invasion; articles on Churchill and the leadership of the Conservative Party; memorandum by Churchill on the importance of Government ministers and officials maintaining morale; notes for LSA's memoirs; memoranda and declarations on Anglo-French unity by Sir [James] Arthur Salter, LSA and Sir Robert Vansittart...
Dates: 1940-05 - 1955-02
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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Correspondence and papers covering the period when Munby was held as a German prisoner of war, 1940-1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8229
Scope and Contents

The camps which Munby was imprisoned were Laufen (1940-1941), Warburg (1941-1942) and Eichstätt, (1942-1945), following his capture in Calais in May 1940 while serving as an officer in the Territorial Army.

Dates: 1940-1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Correspondence and source material for book on the origins of the Free French, 1941 - 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/32
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Thomas, First Lord of the Admiralty [later 1st Lord Cilcennin] on using papers [on the British attack on the French Navy in 1940]; Sir Norman Brook [Secretary to the Cabinet, later 1st Lord Normanbrook] on using the papers of the War Cabinet Committee on the Resistance; John Colville, Joint Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. Source material includes: telegrams on action to be taken against hostile French ships; correspondence on liaison...
Dates: 1941 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.