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Intelligence

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 75 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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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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 includes...
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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required. 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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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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 Chief...
Dates: 1933-03 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some individual files have been closed under the 30-year rule, or where they contain sensitive information on living people. 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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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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 the...
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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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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 the...
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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Memoir: Warwick Morris, 2009 - 2020

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 194
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.
Dates: 2009 - 2020
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
 Fonds

Metals Society

Reference Code: GBR/0014/METL
Scope and Contents British Intelligence Objectives Sub-committee and Combined Intelligence Objectives
Sub-committee reports on German and Japanese war industry.
Dates: 1939 - 1952
 Fonds

Microfilm copies of "ULTRA" signals

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ULTR
Scope and Contents Consisting of intelligence from intercepted enemy communications, forwarded from the Admiralty to Allied Commands, "Cairo Series", June 1942-September 1943.

Generally being decrypts from the Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, using the Enigma machine. The Enigma signals were given a special security classification, "MSS" (Most Secret Source) or "ULTRA".

Dates: 1942-06 - 1943-09
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Naval: intelligence reports, 1915 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DRAX 5
Scope and Contents Reports, including some from the First World War, but chiefly from the Second World War.
Dates: 1915 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Notebook, 1916-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/14
Scope and Contents Includes: note of a conversation with Georges Clemenceau on subjects including the disadvantages of diverting French troops to Salonika [Thessaloniki, Greece], avoiding premature attacks on the Western front, France's requirement of further financial help, and the effects of the battle of Verdun; note of a conversation with 2nd Lord Esher [earlier Reginald Brett] on French views of Salonika, on likely requests for a British offensive to relieve pressure on French troops at Verdun and the...
Dates: 1916-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Official Secrets Bill, 1988-06 - 1989-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/10/68
Scope and Contents Correspondence on the bill to reform the Official Secrets Act, mainly relating to the question of authorisation for memoirs by former members of the security services, with correspondents including: Richard Shepherd (3); George Young; Douglas Hurd, Home Secretary (4); David Waddington, Chief Whip; Lord Paget of Northampton; 1st Lord Gladwyn [earlier Hubert Gladwyn Jebb]; 4th Lord Bethell; Lord Greenhill of Harrow; Lord Chalfont [earlier Alun Gwynne Jones]; Lord Rawlinson of Ewell; Lord Fanshawe...
Dates: 1988-06 - 1989-03
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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Papers on naval subjects, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 5/27
Scope and Contents Subjects include: the Dardanelles Campaign; completing orders with private shipbuilders; the possibility of the war ending in a naval stalemate; keeping clear of the Heligoland Bight; naval intelligence on German shipping, submarine construction, zeppelin movements and a planned raid for 7 May; Fisher's resignation as 1st Sea Lord.
Dates: 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Papers relating to German ship building in the run up to the First World War, 1909-01 - 1911-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 3/31
Scope and Contents Includes: originals of reports by Commander Sir [Arthur] Trevor Dawson to McKenna while he was First Lord of the Admiralty, 1909-11; Cabinet memoranda by McKenna and Winston Churchill [President of the Board of Trade] on naval matters, particularly requirements for a naval war staff, naval estimates and European battleship building programmes; paper from the Sea Lords supporting McKenna's view that Germany might have 21 dreadnoughts (or at least 17) by 1912; memorandum by McKenna in tribute to...
Dates: 1909-01 - 1911-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Papers relating to German ship building in the run up to the First World War, 1910-07 - 1910-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 3/32
Scope and Contents Includes: Cabinet memorandum by Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] on German naval spending; collected references in the German Parliament and official press to British proposals on arms limitation, with reports of speeches by Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] on the German battleship programme and also alleged cases of acceleration in the programme; translations of German articles and speeches on naval spending and the building programme; Admiralty Intelligence...
Dates: 1910-07 - 1910-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Papers relating to Lewin's books on 'Ultra' and 'Magic', 1924 - 1983

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RLEW 5
Scope and Contents Includes notes from interviews, correspondence, copies of a number of 'Ultra' signals and reviews.
Dates: 1924 - 1983
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is mostly open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Papers relating to the history of the Battle of Jutland, and decyphered German signals, 1916 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DRYR 6/4
Scope and Contents Includes letters from W.F. [William Francis] Clarke (Member of "Room 40" - First World War Naval Intelligence code-breaking unit) to Dryer, 1955; and schedules of decyphers produced by Room 40 OB on 31 May 1916.
Dates: 1916 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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Peter Wright, 1986-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/6
Scope and Contents Rough notes and text of a statement to Parliament by NK on the ‘Spycatcher’ case [the Government’s attempt to ban memoirs written by Peter Wright, a former MI5 officer].
Dates: 1986-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.
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