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Air warfare

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1039 Collections and/or Records:

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Air Defence of the UK, 1988

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GLAD 1/2/54
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The material at Churchill Archives Centre begins with Lord Gladwyn's school and college notebooks, and runs to his final articles, but with the exception of his personal and family correspondence, was chiefly created after Lord Gladwyn's retirement from the Diplomatic Service. A large proportion of the papers consists of notes, reports, articles, speeches and correspondence amassed from Lord Gladwyn's work as the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords and Liberal spokesman...
Dates: 1988
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Unknown

"Air Raids Committee: Minutes of First Meeting", 01 Oct 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/6/1-7
Scope and Contents

Minutes of ARC including: the committee's terms of reference to investigate replacement of guns used for home defence and to make recommendations on counter-attacks; shortage of ammunition; repairs to guns; the possibility of attacking enemy submarines at Bremen [Germany], or at Emden [Germany]; use of floating platforms and Handley-Page aircraft; and attacks on German munitions factories. Includes an appendix on offensive bombing operations from seaplane carriers.Typescript.

Dates: 01 Oct 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Fonds

Arthur Campbell Beevor: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7625
Dates: 1941-1963
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Articles, memoranda, reviews, 1947-04 - 1955-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/90
Scope and Contents Texts of articles by LSA on subjects including: the future of Cyprus, with a suggested draft constitution; LSA's review of "Government by Committee", by Kenneth Wheare [Gladstone Professor of Government and Public Administration, University of Oxford]; racism and the colour problem, particularly in South Africa; tributes to Sir Winston Churchill, including LSA's foreword to "The Young Winston Churchill" by John Marsh; the change in Conservative policy on Imperial economic...
Dates: 1947-04 - 1955-07
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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"Assignment to Catastrophe": source material, 1948 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 8/16
Scope and Contents

Notes on the Royal Air Force and French air force, September 1939-June 1940.

Dates: 1948 - 1950
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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Board of Inventions and Research: "Report of proceedings to Dec. 1918. Minutes of General meetings, Central Committee and panel, Section 1", 1915 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 7/2
Scope and Contents

Reports on aeronautics.

Dates: 1915 - 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds — DCPP/SHE

Bryant Thomas Shelley collection, 1926 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/SHE
Scope and Contents

Includes: 'English Task' notebook, 1926, compiled presumably during the early stages of RAF training or before leaving school, including large collection of dried four leaf clovers; three RAF log books covering the period January 1927 to March 1936; small wooden hinged box made by Fl. Lt. Shelley for his mother from an aircraft propeller (with brief biographical notes regarding his training at Cranwell, 1927-30, beneath).

Dates: 1926 - 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
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Committee of Imperial Defence and Cabinet Prints: white papers, 1908 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/46
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the military needs of the Empire; the employment of the army if Germany attacked France; the Imperial Conference on defence; investigations into the organisation of the Home Fleet, small craft and destroyers and war plans; responsibilities of the navy and army for defence of the Suez Canal [Egypt]; the progress of aeronautics in various countries.

Dates: 1908 - 1910
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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Committee of Imperial Defence and Cabinet Prints: white papers, 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/51
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: treatment of neutral and enemy merchant ships in time of war; airship policy; trading with the enemy; the Air Committee; armaments of defended ports; provision of long range guns; the strength of the infantry garrison at Hong Kong.

Dates: 1912
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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Committee of Imperial Defence and Cabinet Prints: white papers, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/53
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: control of aircraft; military conditions governing an attack on Hong Kong; treatment of neutral or enemy merchant ships during a time of war; the maintenance of overseas commerce in time of war; press and postal censorship in time of war.

Dates: 1913
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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Committee of Imperial Defence and Cabinet Prints: white papers, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/54
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the maintenance of overseas commerce in time of war; naval policy in the Pacific; airship navigation; control of aircraft; press and postal censorship in time of war; treatment of neutral vessels in British ports; an attack on Britain from overseas; the fixed defences of west coast ports; treatment of neutral and enemy merchant ships in time of war; preparation of defence schemes for Australia; representation of the dominions on the Committee of Imperial Defence.

Dates: 1913
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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Committee of Imperial Defence and Cabinet Prints: white papers, 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 8/59
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the Royal Flying Corps; coastal defences; defence of the Humber; the establishment of radiotelegraphic communication between inland stations; overseas attack; the Channel Tunnel scheme; support of customs and excise in the Orkneys, Shetlands and Scilly Islands in time of war; insurance of British shipping in time of war.

Dates: 1914
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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"Every man to his post", 11 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/144/61-68
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's broadcast (BBC) on subjects including: the night bombing of London; the Battle of Britain and the successes of British fighter squadrons; the possibility of invasion and German deployment of barges, ships and troops in readiness; a call for every man and woman to do his duty; and the strength of British fleets and flotillas, air power, fortification and the million and a half men of the Home Guard. Includes the phrase "This wicked man [Adolf Hitler]...this monstrous product...
Dates: 11 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Unknown

"Every man to his post", 11 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/176A/37-41
Scope and Contents Draft speaking notes for WSC's broadcast (BBC) on subjects including: the night bombing of London; the Battle of Britain and the successes of British fighter squadrons; the possibility of invasion and German deployment of barges, ships and troops in readiness; a call for every man and woman to do his duty; and the strength of British fleets and flotillas, air power, fortification and the million and a half men of the Home Guard. Includes the phrase "This wicked man [Adolf Hitler]...this...
Dates: 11 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Unknown

"Give us the tools", 9 Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/150A/52-75
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's broadcast (BBC) on the war situation including: the repulsion of the threat of German invasion, the Blitz and the bombing of Britain; the strength of British spirit; the Italian attack on Greece; successes in Libya and Egypt, including victory at Sidi Barrani under General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander in Chief Middle East] and General [Henry] Wilson; successes of the British Mediterranean Fleet against the Italian navy under Admiral [Sir Andrew] Cunningham...
Dates: 9 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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International Air Police Force, 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/6
Scope and Contents

Speaking notes for ELS's speech in Parliament on the low prestige of the League of Nations and the feasibility of an international air force controlled by the League.

Dates: 1933
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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Keyes correspondence, 1939-12 - 1943-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BOWR 1/2
Scope and Contents Letters from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes to Bower on subjects including: concerns expressed by Winston Churchill [First Lord of the Admiralty] about the lack of co-operation between the different Air Forces, Churchill's view on the Admiralty's use of aircraft and a memorandum on the subject by Bower; inaccurate broadcasts; Keyes's attempts to advise Churchill on getting what the Navy required; keeping the Fleet Air Arm free of interference from the RAF. Also includes a...
Dates: 1939-12 - 1943-12
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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Literary: Articles by WSC for the Daily Mail., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/317
Scope and Contents Proofs and newspaper cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "I was conscious through it all" and "My New York [United States] misadventure" on WSC's accident in which he was hit by a motor car; "The Academy reveals Britain's brave gaiety" on the Royal Academy exhibition (including a draft of the article by Edward Marsh); "My happy days in the Bahamas "; "Words on the Irish Treaty" on the announcement by [Eamon] De Valera of the abolition of the Oath of Allegiance; "Lord Oxford [and...
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Collier's magazine articles by WSC., Jan 1939 - Sep 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/653A-B
Scope and Contents Includes proofs and cuttings from Collier's for: "Let the Tyrant Criminals Bomb" (British title "The Balance of Air Power") on German and British air strength in the 1930s, the threat of air attacks on ships, and the use of bombing against civilians; "War - Now or Never" (British title "Will There Be War [in Europe - and When?]") on the nature of the Nazi and Italian regimes, their financial needs, the growth of the German army and munitions programme, and the state of the RAF (with some...
Dates: Jan 1939 - Sep 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: correspondence, mainly readers' comments, on volume 5 ("Closing the Ring") of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Oct 1951 - Feb 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/61
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: ?Robert Chapman; Michael Wilford and Frederick Leishman [Assistant Private Secretaries to Foreign Secretary]; Francis Fisher on confusion between Monte Camino and Monte Cassino [Italy]; Oswald Frewen on the role of "gooseberries" in artificial harbours; Ross Geddes on supplying petrol from Britain to France; Charles Wood [WSC's proof reader] on Admiral Sir Max Horton's role; Randolph Churchill (2) and 2nd Lord Jellicoe on the SAS' (Special Air Service) role; French...
Dates: Oct 1951 - Feb 1956
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence on the serialisation of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War") with representatives of the New York Times [United States], and correspondence on foreign editions of the memoirs and other miscellaneous matters, M-Z., Sep 1946 - Dec 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/17A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Chikao Honda, President of the Mainichi Newspapers, on the Japanese edition of the memoirs; Henry Laughlin, President of Houghton Mifflin Company [publishers] (6); representatives of the New York Times including Chief European Correspondent Raymond Daniell (5), Chief Correspondent Herbert Matthews (9), Gilbert Bailey (London Editor, Sunday Department) (4), and publisher Arthur Sulzberger (29); General George Marshall; Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (3); Lord...
Dates: Sep 1946 - Dec 1954
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), A-L., Sep 1946 - Mar 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/22
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [George Gordon] Allen (6); William Deakin (5); Prime Minister Clement Attlee on House of Commons' questions on German invasion plans in 1940; Eva, Lady Keyes, on 1st Lord Keyes and King Leopold of Belgium (2); Arthur Birse [one of WSC's wartime interpreters] on WSC's talks with Marshal Stalin in 1942; Alfred Bossom; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet until 1946] (4); Sir Philip Morris [later 1st Lord Morris of Kenwood]; Sir George Bull; Ronald Fraser,...
Dates: Sep 1946 - Mar 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), J-Pownall., Jan 1946 - Apr 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/20A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: R V Jones on bombing science (4); Lieutenant-General Wladyslaw Anders [former Commander, Polish forces in Iran and Palestine] on the Katyn [Soviet Union] massacre; Denis Kelly [WSC's literary assistant] (7); William Deakin (10); Daniel Longwell [editor of Life Magazine]; Frank Rye on the Westminster by-election [1924]; "Bill", 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph]; 1st Lord Portal [of Hungerford, earlier Sir Charles...
Dates: Jan 1946 - Apr 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), M-Z., Jan 1942 - Mar 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/23A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Ian Fraser, Chairman of St Dunstan's; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor]; Sir Thomas Moore (2); Lord Mountbatten of Burma (3) including (2) on Canada and the Dieppe raid [France]; 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph]; Cecil Aspinall-Oglander on 1st Lord Keyes and King Leopold of Belgium; Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (3); William Deakin (2); Admiral William Leahy, Chief of Staff [to...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Mar 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), Pr-Z., Jul 1947 - Jul 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/21
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin]; Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] on General Prioux's objections to his treatment in the memoirs; Sir Alexander Walker; Sir William Robieson, [editor] of the Glasgow Herald [Scotland]; Sir George Rendel [British Ambassador to Belgium] on Belgian troops in the Abyssinian [later Ethiopia] campaign (1941); Denis Richards; Eleanor Roosevelt on WSC publishing President Roosevelt's "Ship of State" letter; Lieutenant-General Sir Henry...
Dates: Jul 1947 - Jul 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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