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Intelligence

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 338 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 25 Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/19
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] on secrecy: "I am sure you realise that no-one in Russia ... must know about our special sources of information".

Dates: 25 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/30
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Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC promising not to reveal secrets; hopeful of reaching agreement; sailing under two flags "a vast success".

Dates: 29 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Nov 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54C/235
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Letter from WSC to 3rd Lord Selborne [Minister of Economic Warfare, earlier Lord Wolmer] on reprisals against SOE [Special Operations Executive] to be discussed with the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon].

Dates: 23 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Nov 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/45/71-72
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Telegrams from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] sharing confidence in outcome of battle; message of encouragement for troops; warning about letting secret information fall into enemy hands.

Dates: 23 Nov 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Dec 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/1/48
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] (Foreign Office) to WSC on the Admiralty's wish to make a draft of 1,000 pounds on the Secret Service Fund; he adds that Rear-Admiral Alexander Bethell [Director of Naval Intelligence] has been told of the limited amount of the Fund and that further expenditure has to be agreed with the Foreign Office. Grey asks WSC not to commit them to any further expenditure until Bethell has arranged matters, and in a postscript, explains that he does not...
Dates: 12 Dec 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Jan 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/1/65
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Letter from WSC (Admiralty), to 1st Lord Haldane [Secretary of State for War], on evidence collected by Captain Vernon Kell, [of MO5, later MI5] of German espionage in Britain, suggesting that it should be submitted to the legal authorities, as he might be required to make public statements about it, and about the arming of merchant ships. [Hand-written copy, in pencil, initialled by WSC].

Dates: 15 Jan 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Oct 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/4/2
Scope and Contents

Minute from WSC, to [Rear-Admiral Alexander Bethell], Director of Naval Intelligence, asking for his views on the establishment of a wireless station in the Shetland Islands; also asking if it would be worth putting a small torpedo base there and about German influence in the islands. [Hand-written, initialled by WSC].

Dates: 31 Oct 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Nov 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/4/3-6
Scope and Contents Minute from Rear-Admiral Alexander Bethell, Director of Naval Intelligence, to WSC stating that there was no real necessity for a wireless station in the Shetland Islands, as it would be the wartime base of the 7th Cruiser Squadron, which was equipped with wireless; also stating that a base would cost around 9,000 pounds and require a force of 25 men to defend it. Bethell adds that German influence was not very marked in the islands, and that very few German ships had visited there since...
Dates: 02 Nov 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Nov] [1911]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/4/12-15
Scope and Contents

Admiralty memorandum on movements of the German High Seas Fleet, July - November 1911. [Typescript].

Dates: [Nov] [1911]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Nov] [1911]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/4/19-20
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Admiralty memorandum on the movements of the German High Seas Fleet during the Moroccan negotiations, September - November 1911 [over Agadir]. [unsigned manuscript].

Dates: [Nov] [1911]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Nov] [1911]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/4/21-24
Scope and Contents

Admiralty memorandum on German naval construction, particularly the new Navy Law, allowing for three capital ships, 15,000 men and 13,000,000 pounds spending. [Typescript, with ms annotations].

Dates: [Nov] [1911]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Jan [1914]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/6A/78
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Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Director of the Intelligence Division, Admiralty [Captain (William) Reginald Hall], asking for a comparison of expenditure on the first instalments of the British and German 1914-15 naval programmes. [Carbon].

Dates: 07 Jan [1914]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 May [1914]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/6A/246
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Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Director of the Intelligence Division, Admiralty [Captain (William) Reginald Hall], correcting a paper on the strengths of the British [? and German] fleets. [Carbon].

Dates: 21 May [1914]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [1914]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/6B/252-258
Scope and Contents Letter from Rear-Admiral David Beatty [Commander, 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron], on the situation in the North Sea and defences for the naval bases, suggesting that Rear- Admiral John de Robeck [Admiral of Patrols] should be put in charge of countering the submarine and mine menace, with more disciplined forces; he also suggests that if the Scapa Flow [Orkney, Scotland] anchorage were to be used again, steps should be taken to deal with the spies there, with the introduction of martial law....
Dates: [1914]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Nov 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/1/25
Scope and Contents Minute from WSC (Admiralty) to Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary], on a bundle of reports sent to him by Captain Vernon Kell of the War Office Secret Service [MO5 later MI5], showing that Britain was the subject of a minute and scientific study by the German military and naval authorities and that "no other nation in the world pays us such attention"; WSC asks Grey to show the reports to David Lloyd George [Chancellor of the Exchequer], concluding that Kell is "thoroughly trustworthy and...
Dates: 22 Nov 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Nov 1939 - 30 Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/3/3
Scope and Contents First Lord of the Admiralty's printed minutes, November 1939.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (sometimes annotated with additional printed information) to: Deputy Chief of Naval Staff [Rear-Admiral Tom Phillips]; [Permanent] Secretary [Sir Archibald Carter]; the Sea Lords, particularly [3rd Sea Lord and] Controller [Rear-Admiral Bruce Fraser] and 1st Sea Lord [Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound]; various naval directors; Professor [F A] Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell] and Major...
Dates: 01 Nov 1939 - 30 Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Sep 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/80/109-110
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Premier Stalin marked "most secret and personal" warning him of information he has obtained regarding an impending German naval operation in the Caspian Sea, referring to the plan for a joint Anglo-American air force in the Caspian and Caucasus theatre, and explaining the unloading of 154 Aerocobras from PQ 19 [northern convoy to Soviet Union] for use in "Torch" [Codename for operation in French North West Africa] With annotation dated 4 Nov 1942 by Patrick Kinna...
Dates: 30 Sep 1942
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), 08 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/17
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Telegram from WSC to Premier Stalin marked "personal and secret" informing him that his "later information" [? Enigma decrypts] shows that German plans for sending shipping to the Caspian by rail have been suspended.

Dates: 08 Oct 1942
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), 10 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/36
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Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "private" thanking him for his recent communication, commenting on the raid of the Sussex, referring to recent "M.K." [Enigma decrypts] about enemy shortages and sickness, and expressing hope that Alexander will see something of Duncan Sandys [later Lord Duncan-Sandys, Financial Secretary to the War Office].

Dates: 10 Oct 1942
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), 12 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/45
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Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Middle East] marked "most secret and private" informing Alexander that he is arranging for more exactly textual M.K.'s [Enigma decrypts] to be sent from now on.Annotated by Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant]: "Defence Registry. This telegram is not to be distributed. Will you please return this copy to me.".

Dates: 12 Oct 1942
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), 29 Oct 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/81/124-125
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis] (Commander in Chief Middle East) marked "private" conveying congratulations of the Defence Committee of the War Cabinet for the resolute and successful manner in which he and General Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding Eighth Army] have opened the battle. He refers to Boniface information [Enigma decrypts] regarding strain and anxiety behind the enemy's front. He comments on the progress of "Torch"...
Dates: 29 Oct 1942
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), 16 Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/16-17
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to General Dwight D Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "personal and secret": Expresses his "heartfelt satisfaction" at Eisenhower's resolve to come to grips with the enemy and refers to "Boniface" information [Enigma decrypts,ULTRA] about the toll take on enemy supplies; informs him of decision to send an additional Brigade Group of the 46th Division; expresses concern that Eisenhower should be so much occupied with political matters and...
Dates: 16 Dec 1942
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), 27 Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/85/70
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis] (Commander in Chief Middle East) marked "personal and most secret" commenting on "Boniface" information [Enigma decrypts, ULTRA] showing the enemy in great anxiety and disarray at Buerat [Libya] and hoping that Alexander will be able to bring forward his strike.

Dates: 27 Dec 1942
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), 05 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/87/8
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Telegram from WSC [Cairo, Egypt] to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] marked "most secret and personal" informing him that false rumours about WSC's movements are being spread through special channels to confuse the enemy.

Dates: 05 Aug 1942
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), 07 Aug 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/91B/13
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Copy of a telegram from [?] Captain R F Gore Browne forwarded to Commodore Horace Norman, Brigadier Francis de Guingand [Chief of Staff to 8th Army], Group Captain A J Rankin and Director CBME, giving [an Enigma decrypt] of a German situation report for the day, including bomber attacks in the Alamein area [Egypt], information on a Long Range Desert Group unit on the northern edge of the Qattara depression, and German and Italian serviceable tank strengths.

Dates: 07 Aug 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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