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Intelligence

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 341 Collections and/or Records:

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A history of SOE [Special Operations Executive] activities in Greece, 1940-42, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 8/6/16
Scope and Contents

Annotated typescript by [?] Ian Pirie.

Dates: 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Closed for Cabinet Office review.
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Army and Preparation for War, 1911-07 - 1914-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/2
Scope and Contents Speeches, articles and reports, including: copy of a "Message to the Nation" by Field Marshal 1st Lord Roberts, consisting of a speech by Roberts, with supplementary material and other speeches by Roberts, advocating National Service and warning of Britain's unpreparedness for war; copy of a paper by LSA on the state of the armed forces, written for an informal committee on military affairs; texts and notes for speeches by LSA on defence, the Army estimates and National Service; issue of The...
Dates: 1911-07 - 1914-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

British Naval Intelligence Papers, mainly of Donald McLachlan and Patrick Beesly.

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MLBE
Scope and Contents

The collection includes: McLachlan's papers for "Room 39"; Beesly's papers for "Very Special Intelligence" and for "Very Special Admiral"; and papers of Commander Lloyd Hirst, an intelligence officer.

Dates: 1926 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Censorship and Security in Gibraltar and the Western Hemisphere in World War II, 1939 - 1982

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HYDE 3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The held at Churchill Archives Centre chiefly consist of the papers and letters Montgomery Hyde collected and generated in the course of writing three of his books: "The Quiet Canadian" (a biography of Sir William Stephenson, Director of British Security Co-ordination in the Western Hemisphere, 1940-46); "Cynthia" (a biography of the British agent Elizabeth (Pack) Brousse); and "Secret Intelligence Agent" (which included descriptions of his own wartime experiences). The collection also...
Dates: 1939 - 1982
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless otherwise indicated in the catalogue, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Closures are indicated in the catalogue. "Some closures" means that some documents within the file are closed (although there may be a sanitised version of the document(s) available in the file). "Closed" indicates that the entire file is closed.
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Channel 4, 20/20 Vision: M15’s Official Secrets, 1985-02 - 1985-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 26/1/41
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Includes: recordings of television interviews with NK and other members of the Shadow Cabinet; recordings of news bulletins featuring NK and Labour; recordings of speeches from Conference; party political broadcasts and election broadcasts; political documentaries; recordings of Prime Minister’s Questions, from the House of Commons.

Dates: 1985-02 - 1985-03
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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Colin Wallace, 1986-10 - 1990-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/61
Scope and Contents Press cuttings, papers and correspondence on the sacking of Wallace, former Army information officer in Northern Ireland, over an alleged Intelligence conspiracy to destablise the Wilson Government, including: press cuttings; extracts from the memoirs of a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer on clandestine warfare, with notes of psychological warfare sponsored by the CIA in Britain during the 1970's; letters from Colin Wallace (2) and representatives of Thomas Eggar and Son, Solicitors...
Dates: 1986-10 - 1990-01
Conditions Governing Access: Closed for review.
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Copy of an unpublished autobiography, 1945-90

Reference Code: GBR/0014/STRS 1/2
Scope and Contents

Comprises: Chapter 9, Post-War; Chapter 10, Dalton and Gaitskell; Chapter 11, The Steel Industry Battle; Chapter 12, The Atomic Bomb and Soviet Spies; Chapter 13, Slaugham; Chapter 14, Bevan's Resignation; Chapter 15, Theatre Censorship; Chapter 16, Museum Charges and Clay Cross; Chapter 17, Miscreants; and Chapter 18, The Lords.

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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Correspondence, 1933-03 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/6/12
Scope and Contents Personal, academic and military correspondence, with correspondents including: Norman Baynes; A E Housman [Professor of Latin, University of Cambridge]; Andrew Burn; Captain Ronald Buck, on subjects including his experiences in the Norwegian Campaign, and publishing JEP's Dancers End in the United States (3); Brigadier Frank Brayne (8); Harry Champion, Professor of Forestry, University of Oxford; R H Hide, Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Forestry (3); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [Government...
Dates: 1933-03 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Correspondence with Margaret Thatcher, 1984-04 - 1984-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 1/1/3
Scope and Contents Subjects include: the famine in Ethiopia; the miners’ strike; the bombing of the Grand Hotel, Brighton [Sussex]; the prosecution of the Ministry of Defence official Clive Ponting under the Official Secrets Act after he sent documents on the sinking of the Argentine warship General Belgrano during the Falklands War; South African opposition leaders seeking sanctuary in the British consulate, Durban; the banning of Martin Galvin, Publicity Director of NORAID [Irish Northern Aid Committee] from...
Dates: 1984-04 - 1984-12
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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Correspondence with Margaret Thatcher, 1984-09 - 1985-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 1/1/4
Scope and Contents Subjects include: South Africa; the independence of the BBC (following a decision not to broadcast a film on Northern Ireland); changes in supplementary benefit; Nicaragua; human rights in Indonesia; publication of an official history of nuclear testing; an inquiry chaired by Lord Bridge on interception of postal and telephone communications by the security services; the prosecution of the Ministry of Defence official Clive Ponting under the Official Secrets Act after he sent documents on...
Dates: 1984-09 - 1985-10
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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Intelligence, British and cryptography, 1980-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK 4/52A
Scope and Contents

Dr Christopher Andrew's broadcast, 1980, and his paper on the mobilisation of British Intelligence.

Dates: 1980-08
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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Italian politics, 1916-12 - 1917-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/48
Scope and Contents Correspondence between C A Mills, head of British propaganda in Italy, and [Arthur] Basil Williams, forwarded to LSA, on subjects including: attacks on shipping in the Adriatic; political opinion in Italy on the war and ways of countering anti-British feeling, particularly on interest charged on loans to Italy, prices charged for British coal exports and rates of exchange; pro-German feeling and spy scandals in the Vatican; propaganda methods; the English Red Cross in Rome; friction between...
Dates: 1916-12 - 1917-07
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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Letters to Duff Cooper on "Operation Heartbreak", 1950-04 - 1953-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 5/21
Scope and Contents Correspondents commenting on the book or thanking Duff Cooper for copies, include: Sir Robert Witt; Sir John Wheeler-Bennett; Thomas Bouch; 2nd Lord Cromer [earlier Lord Errington]; 1st Lord Soulbury [earlier Herwald Ramsbotham]; Herbert Agar; Winston Churchill (jr); "Kakoo" [Kathleen, Dowager Duchess of Rutland] (2); 2nd Lord Michelham [earlier Herman Stern]; Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart; Ava, Lady Anderson [earlier Ava Wigram, later Ava, Lady Waverley]; Percy Colson; Philip Jordan; Humphrey...
Dates: 1950-04 - 1953-09
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., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/316
Scope and Contents Proofs and offprints of articles and short pieces by WSC including: a foreword to a book about Marthe Cnockaert-Roulers and the work of the secret service; "Prohibition"; "Britain must hear the truth" and "Tell England the truth" on the increasing military strengths of Germany and Japan, the likelihood of war in Europe and the importance of increasing the defences of the United Kingdom; an introduction to a reprinted edition of WSC's "The River War" on his experiences in the Sudan; and a...
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: articles: Evening Standard 2., 13 May 1937 - 03 Sep 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/570
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "Defending the Empire" on the issue of Commonwealth defence, especially air and naval power; "America looks at Europe" on the good relations between the United States, Britain and France, American neutrality, Britain's war debt, and the American role in keeping gold prices stable; "The Rome-Berlin Axis" on relations between Italy and Germany, and Italy and Britain; "Vive la France!" on the fall of Leon Blum's Government...
Dates: 13 May 1937 - 03 Sep 1937
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-B., Sep 1945 - Jun 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/18A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Deakin (9); [George Gordon] Allen (16); Sir John Slessor on information on the Coastal Command in 1943; Thomas Allen, publisher, on Canadian editions of the memoirs (5); 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] on Sir Edward Spears reviewing "Their Finest Hour" (volume 2); "Max", 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken]; Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (2); Ernest Passant, Director of Research, Librarian and Keeper of the Papers, Foreign Office...
Dates: Sep 1945 - Jun 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), 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: miscellaneous correspondence., Dec 1885 - Feb 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/66
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major-General Sir Percy Hobart requesting WSC to write a foreword for his history of the Royal Tank Regiment; Walter Graebner [London representative of Time-Life International] on the painter Jacques Majorelle; Desmond Flower, director of Cassell and Company; John Wyndham [later 1st Lord Egremont and 6th Lord Leconfield] (Foreign Office) on a letter by ex-Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (5); Sir Ian Jacob...
Dates: Dec 1885 - Feb 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 3., Dec 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/649
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "The Most Thrilling Days I Have Ever Lived" on his experiences as First Lord of the Admiralty, on board the Enchantress, visiting the British Naval Fleet, his threat to resign, and the decision to order the Fleet to its war stations; "With the Kaiser on Parade" on his experiences as Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, viewing the manoeuvres of the German Army in 1906, WSC's impressions of its strength, and his meeting with Young Turks in...
Dates: Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 4., 01 Jun 1941 - 06 Jul 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/693
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "The Battle of Jutland", giving details of the battle and [Lord] Jellicoe's role; "Why we did not hang the Kaiser" on [David] Lloyd George's desire to put Kaiser Wilhelm II on trial in the aftermath of World War I, the ultimate responsibility for acts of war, and Wilhelm's refuge in the Netherlands; "'The Moonstone' by Wilkie Collins" [rewritten as a short story] (2 parts); "June 28" on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his...
Dates: 01 Jun 1941 - 06 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: The Second World War., 1939 - 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/398A-F
Scope and Contents Material - Official: Air Ministry: Air Scientific Intelligence Reports by R V Jones, with covering notes by Jones File includes: ASI Report No 1, "The Hitler Waffe", 11 Nov 1939, giving the story behind Hitler's "Secret Weapon" speech of 19 Sep 1939 ASI Report No 10, "The X-Gerat", 12 Jan 1940, telling the intelligence story behind the X-apparatus ASI Report No 7, "The Edda Revived", 17 Jul 1940, giving account of how R V Jones concluded that the Germans had radar, and that "Wotan" was the...
Dates: 1939 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter 16 "The offensive in the Aether."., Jul 1948 - Nov 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/268
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 16 "The offensive in the Aether" annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, [George] Gordon Allen, 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier Frederick Lindemann], Sir Edward Marsh, Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], Professor R V Jones [former Director of Intelligence Research at the Air Ministry], and...
Dates: Jul 1948 - Nov 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter 17 "Malta and the Desert."., Jan 1949 - Nov 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/269A-B
Scope and Contents Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 17 "Malta and the Desert" (provisionally entitled "Desert delays and Malta") annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, [George] Gordon Allen, Sir Edward Marsh, Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, and 1st Lord Ismay.Some source material is also...
Dates: Jan 1949 - Nov 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "Thoughts and Adventures."., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/319
Scope and Contents Proofs and offprints of WSC's articles which were collectively published as "Thoughts and Adventures" including: "Winston Churchill described the Battle of Sidney Street" on his actions as Home Secretary; "In the air" on WSC's personal experiences of flying and his encouragement of the development of military aviation while First Lord of the Admiralty; "My own spy story" on espionage during World War I and WSC's experiences on the Western Front; "Plugstreet" on his posting to Ploegsteert...
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.