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Intelligence

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 338 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 27 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/42/165
Scope and Contents

Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] to Admiralty, suggesting that if any of the three battle cruisers [? in the South Atlantic] took part in an action, their name and class should be suppressed, so that the enemy would not be aware of the depletion of the Battle Cruiser Squadron in the North Sea. [Carbon].

Dates: 27 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Aug 1914 - 01 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/43/145-148
Scope and Contents

Letter from Admiral Lord Charles Beresford (Great Cumberland Place, London) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on rumours that the Germans had taken a monastery close to Point de Galle in Ceylon [later Sri Lanka], disguising themselves as Buddhist priests. Includes covering note from Edward Heaton-Ellis [Assistant Director of Intelligence Division, Admiralty War Staff] stating that action had been taken.

Dates: 29 Aug 1914 - 01 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Aug 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/44/2
Scope and Contents

Letter from Friedrich von Bulow, representative of the Krupp Works, to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on his arrest on a charge of espionage, asking to be released from his parole, and to be allowed to return to Germany.

Dates: 16 Aug 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Aug 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/44/56-57
Scope and Contents Minute from Rear-Admiral Henry Oliver, Director of the Intelligence Division, Admiralty, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the case of Friedrich von Bulow, representative of the Krupp Works in Britain, who had been arrested on a charge of espionage and had appealed to WSC to be allowed to return to Germany [see CHAR 13/44/2]. Oliver states that Krupps maintained a system of espionage and that von Bulow was implicated in it, or knew about it; also that he had consulted Major Vernon Kell...
Dates: 18 Aug 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jan 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/46/7-8
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] on the need to rest the fleets and flotillas to conserve strength, and stressing the great importance of capturing the island of Borkum [Germany] to provide an overseas base for British submarines. WSC also comments on using "priceless information" [intercepted and decoded German naval signals; these comments were deleted before the letter was sent]. [Hand-written copy, with typed...
Dates: 04 Jan 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Oct 1914 - 10 Feb 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/34-35
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lewis Harcourt [Secretary of State for the Colonies], to WSC, on Admiralty allegations of laxity regarding the supervision of enemy subjects in Ceylon [later Sri Lanka]. Includes copy of a minute from Sir [William] Graham Greene [Secretary to the Admiralty] to the Colonial Office on the original allegations (1914).

Dates: 19 Oct 1914 - 10 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Jun 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/39/127
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt: hopes for publicity for United States marines "taking over that cold place" [?Iceland]; refers to Vichy resistance in Syria; comments on effect of operations "Tiger" and "Jaguar" [codenames for operations to supply reinforcements to Middle East]; comments on imminent German onslaught on Soviet Union [information learned from Enigma decrypts].

Dates: 15 Jun 1941
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 Jun 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/2-3
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa]: comments on how defeat at Agedabia almost destroyed General Sir Archibald Wavell's [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] tank force, and details measures that were taken to reinforce Wavell; comments on battle in desert; refers to intelligence regarding the German advance on the Soviet Union.

Dates: 18 Jun 1941
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), 09 Jul 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/137
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos, Minister of State in the Middle East] on liaison with Vichy France over Syria. He recites text of message of 5 Jul from Vichy agent, and proposed text of British reply.

Dates: 09 Jul 1941
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), 30 Oct 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/169/41
Scope and Contents

Letter from Stuart Atherley (London General Press, 6 Bouverie Street, London) to WSC enclosing a photograph of a document once belonging to Captain Sidney Reilly of the British Intelligence Service [not present] and asking for advice on whether it should appear in Reilly's published memoirs.

Dates: 30 Oct 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Nov 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/169/43
Scope and Contents Letter from Desmond Morton (3 Beaufort Gardens [London]) to WSC thanking him for informing him that [Captain Sidney] Reilly's memoirs may be published. He suggests that WSC should write to Stuart Atherley asking to see a copy of the manuscript before it is published and discusses the possibility of using the Official Secrets Act ("but an unscrupulous publisher with legal advice can, I fear, drive a coach and horses through that"). He expresses regret that he had not been able to visit...
Dates: 03 Nov 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Nov 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/169/44
Scope and Contents

Letter from Desmond Morton (3 Beaufort Gardens [London]) to WSC [discussing the publication of Captain Sidney Reilly's memoirs]. He reports that the London General Press is a "hole and corner establishment" and that "no one reputable" has heard of Stuart Atherley; recommends that WSC should write to Stuart Atherley to see a copy of the manuscript; and expresses concern at the possibility that Atherley may posses secret information. Signed typescript with manuscript additions.

Dates: 04 Nov 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Nov 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/169/45
Scope and Contents

Letter to [Stuart Atherley] indicating WSC's willingness to see a copy of the manuscript [of Captain Sidney Reilly's memoirs]. Carbon typescript copy.

Dates: 05 Nov 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Nov] [1939]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2A/101
Scope and Contents

Copy of first page of a letter from WSC to Maurice [?Hankey] reporting on an interview with [Sir Stewart] Menzies [Head of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6] and discussing an enquiry into the Secret Service. Unsigned carbon.

Dates: [Nov] [1939]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 19 Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2A/102-107
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] on replacing Sir Hugh Sinclair as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service with Captain [Gerald] Muirhead-Gould RN; also the need to improve Admiralty intelligence services, with note to Private Secretary on distribution. [carbon and draft].

Dates: 19 Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 09 Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2B/112-113
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] to Sir Archibald Carter [Permanent Secretary of Admiralty] asking for nominations from WSC and [Admiral of the Fleet Sir] Dudley Pound [1st Sea Lord] for Admiral [Sir Hugh] Sinclair's replacement as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service.

Dates: 09 Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 21 Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2B/120-124
Scope and Contents

Letter from [1st] Lord Vansittart [Chief Diplomatic Adviser to Foreign Secretary] to WSC, enclosing copy of letter to Sir Kingsley Wood, Secretary of State for Air, containing information from a private source on German air and naval capabilities; with letter of thanks from WSC to Vansittart.

Dates: 21 Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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), 26 Oct 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/41/8
Scope and Contents Minute by WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to the Secretary of the Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, earlier Lord Milford Haven], Chief of Staff [Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee] and Admiral Sir Edmond Slade on a cutting from the New York Evening World, which expressed resentment that a British cruiser was hovering off the port. WSC gives instructions that patrolling cruisers should normally keep 8 to 10 miles away from New York...
Dates: 26 Oct 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Dec 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/37/5
Scope and Contents

Telegram from Captain MacIlwaine, fitting out ships at Harland and Wolff, Belfast [Northern Ireland] to Admiralty, reporting that Sir Otto Jaffe, a prominent German Jew, was a suspected spy. MacIlwaine alleges that Jaffe had made an exhaustive report to the German Government on Belfast, and that he had been seen spying on ships fitting out "from an unusual place of observation". [Carbon].

Dates: 04 Dec 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Oct 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/40/26
Scope and Contents

Telegram from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe], on a report from [Sir Henry Lowther], British Minister at Copenhagen [Denmark], on enemy ships and news that the Germans intended to conduct a long and strenuous submarine campaign in the North Sea.

Dates: 14 Oct 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Dec 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/28/64-67
Scope and Contents

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on his meeting with an Italian officer, recently in Berlin [Germany], who reported that the Germans were planning a series of raids on the coast, similar to the raid on Scarborough [Yorkshire]. Fisher also comments on the escape of the German cruiser Dresden following the Battle of the Falkland Islands. [Hand-written, with typescript copy].

Dates: 19 Dec 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Oct 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/39/2
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Telegram from Admiralty to Various Intelligence Officers, reporting that experience of the first two months of war showed that no increase in loss of merchant shipping was incurred by keeping trade routes open, and stressing the importance of keeping trade going. Initialled by Edward Heaton-Ellis [Assistant Director of Intelligence Division], Richard Webb [Director of Trade Division] and Vice- Admiral Sir [Frederick] Doveton Sturdee [Chief of Staff]. [Carbon].

Dates: 16 Oct 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Nov 1914 - 18 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/39/65
Scope and Contents Telegram from the Intelligence Department, Cairo War Office [Egypt], to Admiralty, reporting an interview with a Greek doctor, who had served as a Turkish officer in the Mosul Army Corps, giving the views of German officers as imparted to Turkish officers, on the British bombardment of the Dardanelles, a possible Turkish attack on Egypt, and fears of a British attack at Alexandretta [Iraq]. Includes telegrams between Admiral Sir Henry Jackson, Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver, Chief of Staff, and...
Dates: 13 Nov 1914 - 18 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Oct 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/40/45
Scope and Contents

Telegram from the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] to Admiralty, stating that the Grand Fleet may use an anchorage in the Hebrides [Scotland], giving "grave suspicions" of a German base in Hebrides or Skye, requesting a thorough search, and the establishment of censorship of telegrams and letters. [Carbon].

Dates: 19 Oct 1914
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.