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Military science

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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Material relating to the Board of Invention and Research, 1869 - 1918

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

Subjects include: aeronautics; submarine detection; torpedo design; the use of selenium cells for directing torpedoes.

Dates: 1869 - 1918
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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Minutes and papers of the Board of Military Studies and its successor body, the Military Education Committee, 1911 - 2014

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.V.61-3 etc
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Management Group:

Minutes of Boards of Studies, from 1926 known as Faculty Boards, may cover governance, appointments, budgets, curriculum development, examining and accommodation.

Dates: 1911 - 2014
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Official correspondence, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 1/20
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: establishment of the Board of Invention; torpedo attacks from airships; anti-submarine measures; development of a giant torpedo; the use of selenium cells and a system for directing objects at long range.

Dates: 1915
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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Official correspondence, 1915 - 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 1/21
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the possibility of a General Election, and Fisher's return to the Admiralty; the position in Salonika [Thessaloniki, Greece], Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War] and his wish to leave Salonika and try the Dardanelles again, and his bad relations with David Lloyd George [Minister of Munitions]; selenium cell research; Fisher's role in increasing the size of naval guns and justification of the big gun policy.

Dates: 1915 - 1916
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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Official correspondence, 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 1/22
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the state of scientific research; progress of photophone and selenium cell experiments, and the transmission of sound; a scheme for dropping bombs from balloons; the Government's undertaking to publish papers about the Dardanelles Campaign; an account of the Battle of Jutland from Admiral Sir John Jellicoe [Commander of the Grand Fleet].

Dates: 1916
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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Official correspondence, 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 1/23
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: photophone experiments and tests on direction-finding apparatus; the use of selenium cells for directing unmanned boats to clear mines; Fisher's evidence and Winston Churchill's evidence before the Dardanelles Commission.

Dates: 1916
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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Official correspondence, 1917 - 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 1/25
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: torpedo design; the use of Danube boats against submarines; offering awards for sighting enemy submarines; numbers of British submarines; a suggestion for sinking a dredger in the Kiel Canal [Germany]; the use of 550 motor launches obtained from the United States; the reorganisation and proposed dissolution of the Board of Invention and Research; scientific research for naval purposes after the war.

Dates: 1917 - 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

"The Early Days of Radar in Great Britain"

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AWLK
Scope and Contents

A typescript personal account by Wilkins of the origins of radar, the work of Sir Robert Watson-Watt, the Tizard Committee, and the setting up of a coastal chain of radar stations which were important during the Second World War Battle of Britain. Wilkins was asked to write his account by John Ashworth Ratcliffe as a counter to the official account by Watson-Watt "Three steps to victory; a personal account by radar's greatest pioneer" (Odhams, London, c 1957).

Dates: 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 Air Commodore Francis Banks

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FROB
Scope and Contents

Papers and photographs mainly relating to Bank's career in aviation.

Dates: 1908 - 1988
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Arthur Woodward-Nutt

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WONU
Scope and Contents

The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre covers Woodward-Nutt's early career at the Royal Aircraft Establishment and the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment, and his post-war career in the Ministry of Aviation.

Dates: 1926 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of John Seddon

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDDN
Scope and Contents

This collection includes copies of Seddon's scientific publications; technical drawings and plans of aircraft; and papers relating to his work at the Royal Aircraft Establishment and notes for the lectures on aerodynamics and design he delivered at Bristol University.

Dates: 1950 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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