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Intelligence

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 338 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), [Nov] [1911]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/4/19-20
Scope and Contents

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), [Nov] [1939]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2A/101
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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), [1927]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/152/60-65
Scope and Contents

Statement by Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] on the discovery by the Government of documents showing that the Russian trade delegation has been used as a cover for subversive activities in Britain by Soviet agents. Another copy at CHAR 2/152/66-71. Another version at CHAR 2/152/72-82.

Dates: [1927]
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 May 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/71-72
Scope and Contents

Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC] to CSC, on gossip in Westerham [Kent] about a proposed visit to Chartwell by WSC, undertaking to tell the Military Authorities to ensure that the Chartwell Guard were warned not to gossip, pointing out that the information must have come from the staff at Chartwell, and that the staff should not mention such visits, even to the Guard; also on an extractor for the kitchen at Chartwell.

Dates: 27 May 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 May 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/394/73
Scope and Contents

Note from CSC to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC], stating that the town of Westerham [Kent] was "seething" with the news that WSC would be spending the weekend at Chartwell, and that there was considerable disappointment when only she arrived; asking him to ensure that the Company Commander instructed his men not to discuss any proposed visit in the public houses and canteen in Westerham [initialled by CSC].

Dates: 27 May 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Sep 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397B/143
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Letter from WSC to Sir Ernley Blackwell, [Legal Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Home Office], on the cancellation of his United States lecture tour, because of the possibility of a General Election, [and the death threat from the Ghadr Indian Revolutionary Party], suggesting that the Home Office keep a close watch on the young Indians in London, as they would certainly be in a bad mood when the Round Table Conference reached its inevitable breakdown. [Carbon].

Dates: 03 Sep 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Aug 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397B/145
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir Ernley Blackwell [Legal Assistant Under- Secretary of State], Home Office, to WSC, with notification that the "Ghada" [Ghadr] Indian Revolutionary Party were making plans for an attempt on WSC's life during his autumn tour of the United States, and asking for details of his movements.

Dates: 27 Aug 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Nov 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/399A/50-54
Scope and Contents

Memorandum by the [? Indian Police] sent to Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Special Branch, Metropolitan Police, on the Ghadr Indian revolutionary party, active in California, which had threatened to kill WSC during his lecture tour of the United States. [Typescript].

Dates: 22 Nov 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Nov 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/126/58
Scope and Contents Circular letter from George Springfield, executive chairman of the Institute of Journalists and H M Richardson, General Secretary of the National Union of Journalists (The Institute of Journalists, Tudor Street, London) to WSC asking him, as a member of the executive of the English Speaking Union, to support the claim to compensation of Mrs Stan Harding, a journalist who was imprisoned for espionage by the Soviet government in Russia as a result of a false charge by Marguerite Harrison, a...
Dates: 06 Nov 1923
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
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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), 01 Jan 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/198A/48-49
Scope and Contents Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] to Foreign Office containing text of his weekly political summary, commenting on attitudes in the United States towards the military - political situation, criticisms of United States foreign policy, public anxiety and supplies for Europe. Subjects referred to include: the reverses on the Western Front caused by Rundstedt's offensive; the situation in Greece and WSC's visit to Athens;...
Dates: 01 Jan 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open, with the exception of folios 63 and 202 which have been closed on the instructions of the Cabinet Office under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act but are available in 'sanitised' form. Review 2021.
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(Untitled), 06 Oct 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/201/71
Scope and Contents Letter from Major-General Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet] to Brigadier George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] marked "confidential" stating that he has studied the letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Wise [Conservative MP for Smethwick, Staffordshire] and has spoken to Colonel Capel Dunn [Secretary of the Joint Intelligence Committee] "an organisation which will be closely interested in the efficiency of counter intelligence in...
Dates: 06 Oct 1944
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), 02 Oct 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/201/74-76
Scope and Contents Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Wise [Conservative MP for Smethwick, Staffordshire] (Headquarters, South Eastern Command, Reigate [Surrey]) to Brigadier George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] commenting on the occupation of Germany, which he assumes will last not less than twenty years, and on the difficult nature of the job because of the threat posed by an underground movement "which will make all those run by our friends look like amateur rehearsals"....
Dates: 02 Oct 1944
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 Apr 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/161/107-108
Scope and Contents Copy of a telegram from WSC to [Philip] Broad [1st Secretary, Foreign Secretary] marked "personal and most secret" in which he says that he intends to advise King Peter of Yugoslavia to dismiss the Puric government and to form a small administration of people "not particularly obnoxious to Tito", which will deprive [Draza] Mihailovich [leader of the Chetniks] of his position as War Minister. WSC says that King Peter will not come back immediately and that WSC will have a better chance of...
Dates: 12 Apr 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/169/9
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and top secret" concerning cutting off Swedish exports to the enemy. He notes that there are economic warfare advantages, intelligence bases and bases for underground work in Sweden and that these should not be jeopardised.

Dates: 27 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 May 1945 - 31 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/209/5
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, May 1945.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chief Whip [James Stuart]; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; the Chiefs of Staff; "C" [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence...
Dates: 01 May 1945 - 31 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for minutes M 497/5 and C 42/5, which are closed on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review 2021.
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(Untitled), 15 Apr 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/214/110-111
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Washington [United States]) marked "Personal and Top Secret" enclosing the text of a "Personal and Top Secret" message from WSC to President Harry Truman informing him of his communications with Marshal Stalin over Crossword [negotiations with representatives of the German Army in Switzerland]; advocating the cessation of continued discussions between OSS [Office of Strategic Services] agents and the Germans; and...
Dates: 15 Apr 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 01 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/13-14
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Telegram from Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Guard" and "Personal" detailing the procedure for the announcement of the surrender of German forces in Italy, indicating how it will coincide with orders to the Germans to lay down their arms; and mentioning that the OSS [Office of Strategic Services] have infiltrated a man into Bolzano [Italy].

Dates: 01 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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.