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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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Letter from Searle to an Unknown Recipient, 1941-04-03

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/19/SearleCS/1
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1 pencil manuscript letter signed from Searle to 'Sir' [likely a member of Pembroke College] detailing Searle's new posting as Regimental Medical Officer. He notes his pleasure at receiving the Pembroke College Magazine.

Dates: 1941-04-03
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Letters from Adeline to Maurice and Henry Hankey and Ursula Benn, 1939-01-12 - 1939-10-26

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AHKY 1/1/54
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Subjects covered include: arrival at the British Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, travels to the pyramids and staying with the British Ambassador, Sir Miles Lampson; Adeline being nominated to launch HMS Nigeria; the difficulties of driving during the blackout; and Adeline's work in the communal kitchen.

Dates: 1939-01-12 - 1939-10-26
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. One item within the collection (AHKY 3/1/6) is currently closed for conservation reasons.
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Letters from constituents against outbreak of war, 1939-10

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/HAIS 1/11
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of Lord Hailes as Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Federation of the West Indies, 1958-1962, showing, in fascinating detail, the working out of this experiment in federation. There are numerous papers relating to Lord Hailes's long tenure of office as Assistant, Deputy Chief, and finally Chief, Whip and these include many letters from his fellow Conservatives showing the high esteem in which they held him.Amongst the...
Dates: 1939-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Individual closures of files are indicated in the catalogue.
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Letters from Duff Cooper to his son John Julius Cooper [later 2nd Lord Norwich], 1940-02 - 1941-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 14/35
Scope and Contents Subjects include: living in London during the Blitz; the broadcast by the Prime Minister [Winston Churchill] to the people of France ["Dieu protège la France"], Oct 1940; staying at Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire, while Churchill was there; the difficulty of working with other Government departments in producing propaganda; being replaced as Minister of Information by Brendan Bracken; Cooper’s posting to Singapore; visiting Burma [later Myanmar], India, Australia and New Zealand, Oct-Nov 1941. ...
Dates: 1940-02 - 1941-11
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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Letters from ELS to Nancy Maurice (later Nancy, Lady Spears), 1930-08 - 1941-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 4/2/10
Scope and Contents Subjects include: a visit to Scotland; ELS’s distress for Nancy during the bombing of London; his relations with General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French]; the failure of the landings at Dakar [Senegal]; difficulties at the Syrian conference in Cairo [Egypt]; personal tensions with General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]; ELS's frustration at his situation; MS being confined to hospital; de Gaulle’s reaction to the British terms for the armistice with the Vichy...
Dates: 1930-08 - 1941-11
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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Letters from JA to Leo Amery, 1941-05 - 1941-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 3/1/7
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the military and political situation in the Middle East, particularly Syria; contacts with Yugoslav Government refugees; the need for improved command structure in Cairo [Egypt] to oversee the different services; future tensions between the Arabs and Jews; escorting a party of Yugoslavs back to Montenegro; the need to provide more support for the Yugoslavs [Yugoslavia, later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia].

Dates: 1941-05 - 1941-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Letters from JA to Leo Amery, 1942-01 - 1948-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 3/1/8
Scope and Contents Subjects include: JA's idea for Balkan Federation; JA's frustration with his health and trying to find a new posting; the Cairo Conference, Nov 1943; trying to find a Parliamentary seat in partnership with Randolph Churchill; a visit to King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia; the situation in Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; joining the British mission in Albania; serving on the staff of General Carton de Wiart, Winston...
Dates: 1942-01 - 1948-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Letters from Lady Diana Cooper to Conrad Russell, 1939-12 - 1941-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/1/15
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Mainly on Cooper’s lecture tour of the United States, with other subjects including the outbreak of war, bombing raids, rationing, the illness of 11th Lord Lothian [earlier Philip Kerr] and who would succeed him as British Ambassador to the United States.

Dates: 1939-12 - 1941-03
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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Letters from Lady Diana Cooper to Conrad Russell, 1944-01 - 1944-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/1/23
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Letters from Algiers and Paris [France] on subjects including: life in Algeria; Winston Churchill’s visit to Marrakesh [Morocco], Jan 1944 and Clementine Churchill’s view that he would die after the war; a visit by Mary, Lady Spears [earlier Mary Borden], Feb 1944; a visit from Martha Hemingway [Martha Gellhorn], Mar 1944; Charles de Gaulle ("Charlie Wormwood"); Randolph Churchill’s plane crashing, July 1944 and stay, Aug 1944; going to Italy, Aug 1944; life in Paris.

Dates: 1944-01 - 1944-12
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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Letters from Lady Diana Cooper to Conrad Russell: transcripts, 1941-08 - 1941-10

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/1/20
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Letters on subjects including: the journey to Singapore; settling in; visiting Java (Dutch East Indies [later Indonesia]), Malaya [later Malaysia], Rangoon and Mandalay [Burma, later Myanmar].

Dates: 1941-08 - 1941-10
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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Letters from Lady Diana Cooper to Conrad Russell: transcripts, 1941-10 - 1941-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/1/21
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Letters on subjects including: visiting India, Australia and New Zealand; the Japanese advance; the sinking of HMSS Prince of Wales and Repulse.

Dates: 1941-10 - 1941-12
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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Letters from Lady Diana Cooper to Conrad Russell: transcripts, 1941-12 - 1942-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/1/22
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Letters on subjects including: the Japanese advance; the end of Cooper’s mission to Singapore and the journey home via Egypt.

Dates: 1941-12 - 1942-02
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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Letters from Lady Diana to John Julius, 1940-07-05 - 1941-07-18

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/6/1/4
Scope and Contents Letters written after John Julius had been evacuated to the United States and Canada, on subjects including: living in London during the Blitz; interned Germans; press hostility against Duff Cooper; reaction to John Julius being sent to the United States; dinner with Rex Whistler; air raids; a broadcast by Lady Diana, Aug 1940; the effect of the war on Bognor [Sussex]; a weekend at Ditchley Park [Oxfordshire] with Winston Churchill, Prime Minister, Feb 1941; keeping livestock at Bognor. ...
Dates: 1940-07-05 - 1941-07-18
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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Letters from Lady Diana to John Julius, 1941-08-23 - 1942-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/6/1/6
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Letters sent mainly from Singapore while Duff Cooper had responsibility for Far Eastern affairs. Subjects include: the journey from the United States to Singapore via Hawaii; visiting Batavia [later Jakarta, Indonesia], India, Bali, Australia and New Zealand; the state of Singapore; the journey home.

Dates: 1941-08-23 - 1942-12
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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Letters from Lady Diana to John Julius, 1944-01-04 - 1945-06-25

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/6/1/8
Scope and Contents Letters sent from Algiers and France, while Duff Cooper was the British representative to the French Committee of National Liberation, and then Ambassador to France, on subjects including: life in Algiers; French resentment at being ignored by the Allies; having Randolph Churchill, Eve Curie and 3rd Lord Rothschild in the house, July 1944; the death of Rex Whistler; visiting Italy, Aug 1944; arriving in Paris; Winston Churchill's official visit, Nov 1944; visiting the front line with General...
Dates: 1944-01-04 - 1945-06-25
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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Letters from Lady Diana to John Julius: transcripts, 1940-07-05 - 1941-07-18

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/6/1/5
Scope and Contents From the Sub-sub-class:

Letters from Lady Diana to her son during and before the war, from France while Duff Cooper was British Ambassador to Paris, and from Chantilly after his retirement and subsequent death.

Dates: 1940-07-05 - 1941-07-18
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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Letters from Leo Amery to JA, 1939-07 - 1944-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 3/1/2
Scope and Contents Subjects include: finding a post for JA as an Honorary Attaché in Yugoslavia on the outbreak of war; the build-up to war, particularly in the Balkans; Leslie Hore-Belisha's removal as Secretary of State for War; the fall of France; tussles with Winston Churchill [Prime Minister] over India; the India debate, Aug 1941; the Atlantic Charter; John Amery's internment in France; the progress of the war; events in Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North...
Dates: 1939-07 - 1944-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Letters of [Clarence] Terry Dawson relating to his time as an RAF Cadet at Downing College, 1941-09 - 1943-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/DAW
Scope and Contents Copies of original letters from Terry to his "very, very dearest" Cynthia, which are often incredibly romantic but contain much information and details about life as an RAF cadet in Cambridge and (social) life more generally at Downing College during the Second World War. His first letters from Downing in November 1942 describe a dance with girls from Homerton College, rowing with the Downing College Boat Club, military training and exams (on a Sunday as the 'Varsity sports' were on the...
Dates: 1941-09 - 1943-05
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Letters to ELS, 1940-05 - 1941-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/1/7
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Letters from MS to ELS on subjects including: the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit; ELS finding the right war work; the departure of General Requin; her concern that their son "Peti" [Michael Spears] should not be left alone; her admiration for ELS’s work.

Includes a photograph of MS in her nursing uniform.

Dates: 1940-05 - 1941-03
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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Letters to his father, 1939 - 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 3/17
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: 1939 - 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Fonds: Closed. Items in section 3 may only be consulted with Commander John Somerville's prior consent.
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Letters to his wife, 1940-05 - 1940-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 3/21
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Written from Dover.
With an account of the Dunkirk evacuation (Operation Dynamo).

Dates: 1940-05 - 1940-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Fonds: Closed. Items in section 3 may only be consulted with Commander John Somerville's prior consent.
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Letters to his wife, 1940-07 - 1941-01

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 3/22
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Written from Force H.

Dates: 1940-07 - 1941-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Fonds: Closed. Items in section 3 may only be consulted with Commander John Somerville's prior consent.
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Letters to his wife, 1941-01 - 1941-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 3/23
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Written from Force H.

Dates: 1941-01 - 1941-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Fonds: Closed. Items in section 3 may only be consulted with Commander John Somerville's prior consent.
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Letters to his wife, 1941-04 - 1941-05

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 3/24
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Written from Force H.

Dates: 1941-04 - 1941-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Fonds: Closed. Items in section 3 may only be consulted with Commander John Somerville's prior consent.
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Letters to his wife, 1941-05 - 1941-08

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 3/25
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Written from Force H.

Dates: 1941-05 - 1941-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Fonds: Closed. Items in section 3 may only be consulted with Commander John Somerville's prior consent.