Second World War (1939-1945)
Found in 2725 Collections and/or Records:
Subjects include: MS's decision to join the ATS [the Auxiliary Territorial Service], Jul-Aug 1941; reaction to the Atlantic Charter, Aug 1941; life in the ATS, Sept-Oct 1941.
Subjects include: concerns for Winston Churchill's health, Feb 1942; rows between Churchill and Randolph Churchill, Mar 1942 and MS's view of Randolph.
Subjects include: MS's homesickness for Chartwell [Kent].
Subjects include: looking back over the war years; a vote of censure against Churchill, Jul 1942; MS's battery going into action; Churchill's departure for Egypt; the end of Randolph Churchill's marriage to Pamela Digby [later Pamela Hayward and Pamela Harriman].
Subjects include: leaving 469 Battery to go on an officer training course; MS's crush on Edwin Conklin; news of the battle of El Alamein and the invasion of North Africa; a Thanksgiving Day party for American officers at Buckingham Palace, Nov 1942; concerns about Winston Churchill's health, Jan 1943; MS's dislike of Randolph Churchill, Jan 1943.
Subjects include: General de Gaulle's view of England, Feb 1943; Winston Churchill's attack of pneumonia, Feb 1943; MS's posting to Whitby [Yorkshire]; MS's view of Randolph Churchill, Mar 1943; MS's posting to Newport [Wales].
Subjects include: anxieties about Winston Churchill's health following the Teheran Conference, Dec 1943; Churchill's fears for the future, Feb 1944; D Day.
Covers MS's visit to the Quebec Conference and in Washington [United States] as an aide to Winston Churchill.
Subjects include: news of D-Day; V1 bombing raids; 481 battery moving from Hyde Park [London] to Kent; distress caused by Randolph Churchill; Randolph being in a plane crash (copy of his letter describing it enclosed); Churchill's pleasure in the exploits of MS's guns (telegram enclosed, Aug 1944); the 5th anniversary of the outbreak of war.
Also includes photographs of Churchill visiting MS's battery.
Subjects include: visiting France with Churchill for Armistice Day; Churchill's seventieth birthday.
Chapter entitled 'Defence against major warships, British dispositions and initial moves', never published.
Papers comprising diaries, correspondence, official papers, lectures, articles, broadcasts and photographs
Also including papers of Commander John Somerville about his father, 1950-91
Papers relating to the Ministry of Production in World War II; the Board of Trade and HM Treasury, Marshall Aid, and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Comprising a typescript of diary entries, comments, conversations, cuttings and letters mostly about the war. Also includes 'The events of the day' typescripts, and letters from Maurice Hankey about the proposal for a war cabinet, including a circular by LS Amery, 1940; and letter of thanks from Neville Chamberlain, 1938.