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Nuclear warfare

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 145 Collections and/or Records:

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Statement by WSC on the atomic bomb, [01-07 Aug 1945]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/3/42-50
Scope and Contents Copy of a statement to be issued on WSC's behalf [by Clement Attlee, Prime Minister]. Includes covering note explaining that WSC had prepared the statement prior to the change in government. The statement covers issues including: scientific research in the United Kingdom on atomic fission; responsibilities of the committee under Sir George Thomson; exchange of scientific information with the United States; the key individuals including Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] and Lord...
Dates: [01-07 Aug 1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Talks for the BBC, 1961

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/GLAD 2/1/24
Scope and Contents

Subjects include culture and equality, Britain and the Common Market, the Congo and Soviet nuclear testing.

Dates: 1961
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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"The deterrent-nuclear warfare", 01 Mar 1955

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/57A/33-89
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (House of Commons) on subjects including: the unique division of the world into nuclear Communist and non-Communist sides; WSC's prediction of the power of nuclear energy in 1931; nuclear development in Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union; the lack of defence against the hydrogen bomb; difficulties in fair disarmament; defence through deterrents, including the ability to paralyse Soviet airfields, industrial targets and submarine bases; the power of...
Dates: 01 Mar 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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The Future of the British Nuclear Deterrent, by Ian Smart, 1978

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/GLAD 1/2/27
Scope and Contents

Includes a memorandum of comments by GJ.

Dates: 1978
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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"The International Situation", 30 Nov 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/39B/275-302
Scope and Contents Speech notes WSC's speech (House of Commons) on subjects including: the continuing threat from the Soviet Union since the disbanding of the Allied armies; hopes for a settlement while the United States still has a superior atomic stockpile, and the need to keep building up Western forces; Soviet proposals for a 4-Power conference; the advance into Korea by China, and its possible use in a Sino-Soviet conspiracy as a distraction from the danger to Europe; the burden borne by the United States...
Dates: 30 Nov 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"The International Situation", 14 Dec 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/39C/539-574
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (House of Commons) subjects including: the importance of keeping up relations with the United States, and the reluctance of the Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] to do so, particularly over Korea; the advantage of maintaining a fortified line in Korea; the need to censor the despatches of the United Nations war correspondents from Korea; appeasing from strength, not weakness; the lack of consultation with Britain by the United States over its atomic weapons; the...
Dates: 14 Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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The Papers of Michael Ashburner

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/ASHB
Scope and Contents

The papers relate to the activities of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and Committee of 100 and other non-violent disarmament and anti-nuclear pressure groups with whom Ashburner was involved in the 1960's.

Dates: 1955 - 1977
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Rear-Admiral Sir Anthony Wass Buzzard

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BZRD
Scope and Contents Buzzard's primary career was as a naval officer and a significant portion of this collection reflects this work. There are Second World War naval papers concerning HMS Glory, HMS Superb, HMS Formidable, HMS Theseus and HMS Implacable. Also included are conference papers on issues such as arms, deterrence and disarmament. But it was Buzzard's involvement with organisations such as the Institute for Strategic Studies, the Conference of Christian Approaches to Defence and Disarmament and the...
Dates: 1930 - 1972
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir John Cockcroft

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CKFT
Scope and Contents

Papers comprising laboratory notebooks, articles, lectures, correspondence and photographs.
Also includes records of the Kapitza Club, 1922-58 and 1966, and copy papers of the Maud Committee, 1940-1.
With offprints of papers by Ernest Rutherford, 1872-1913.

Dates: 1872 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"The Tragedy of Europe", 19 Sep 1946

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/8/145-162
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (19 September, University of Zurich [Switzerland]) entitled "The Tragedy of Europe" including: the need for a “United States of Europe” and the Council of Europe; reflection on the roles of the United Nations and the League of Nations; the need to act quickly to avoid another war and for faith on the part of the peoples of Europe; warnings about the spread of information about nuclear weapons; and the importance of Great Britain, the Commonwealth, the United...
Dates: 19 Sep 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Transcript of interview: David Summerhayes, 2003

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 78
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2003
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Transcript of interview: John Edmonds, 2009

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 121
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2009
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Transcript of interview: Sir Bryan Cartledge, 2007

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 115
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2007
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Transcript of interview: Sir David Logan, 2017

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 169
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2017
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Transcript of interview: Sir John Birch, 2004

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 87
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2004
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Transcript of interview: Sir John Thomson, 2016 - 2017

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 154
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2016 - 2017
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Transcript of interview: Sir Robert Wade-Gery, 2000

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 47
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2000
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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(Untitled), 11 Aug 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94A/95-96
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] marked "Most secret" stating: that as a result of discussions held with the Lord President of the Council in Washington it was decided that draft articles of an agreement to govern collaboration on the "Tube Alloys" [Atom Bomb Research] project should be recommended jointly to President Roosevelt and himself; that these draft articles established a Combined Policy Committee; that given the role Canada is playing in this project he...
Dates: 11 Aug 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 15 Aug 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94A/100-101
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "For you alone" stating: that he believes they should make a renewed final offer to U J [Marshal Stalin] to go to meet him at Fairbanks as soon as the military conference is over; that he is having a copy of the Tube Alloy Memorandum [Atom Bomb Research] made ready for their initials and that he hopes he is agreeable to Mr Howe joining them as a Canadian representative along with their two men, Field Marshal Sir John Dill and Colonel John...
Dates: 15 Aug 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 19 Aug 1943

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94A/102
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Letter from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] enclosing for his most secret information a copy of the signed Articles of Agreement governing collaboration between the authorities of the United States and Britain on the subject of Tube Alloys [Atom Bomb Research] and informing him that President Roosevelt has accepted his suggestion that Mr Howe joins them on the Combined Policy Committee as a representative of Canada Signature in typescript. Copy.

Dates: 19 Aug 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 14 Jan 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/210/104
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Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he would like Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] to succeed Field Marshal Sir John Dill on the Combined Policy Committee on "Tube Alloys" [codename for atomic research]. Photocopy.

Dates: 14 Jan 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 14 Jan 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/210/111
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Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he is delighted to have Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] on the Combined Policy Committee [on atomic research]. Photocopy.

Dates: 14 Jan 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 18 Apr 1945 - 19 Apr 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/215/27
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Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Washington [United States]) marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him of the latest plans for Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group] to take Lubeck [Germany]; the advance to Linz [Austria]; and for the Americans to take the region south of Stuttgart [Germany] where the main German "TA" [Tube Alloy, the atomic bomb] research is concentrated. Despatched on 19 April.

Dates: 18 Apr 1945 - 19 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 14 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/219/26
Scope and Contents Telegram from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (Washington [United States]) to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that he needs two days in Washington: to speak to Henry Stimson [Secretary of War, United States] on a "special subject" [the atomic bomb], General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] and Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington] on American withdrawals from Europe, Joseph Grew [Under...
Dates: 14 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 14 May 1945

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/219/41-43
Scope and Contents Telegram from Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Washington [United States]) reporting a talk with Henry Stimson [Secretary of War, United States] on a "special subject" [the atomic bomb]; and with Stimson, General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] and John McCloy [Assistant Secretary of War] on the withdrawal of United States forces from Europe, Marshall emphasising the limited nature of such withdrawal in the next few months; the retreat of Anglo-American...
Dates: 14 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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