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Intelligence

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 338 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: Various correspondence., 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/306
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Reeves Shaw of the Strand magazine on articles by WSC (4); Jonathan Cape asking WSC to write an introduction to a book on Napoleon; Arthur Bertie; Hugh Dent of J M Dent and Sons (2); Leonie, Lady Leslie giving information about Leonard Jerome [WSC's grandfather]; Ivor Nicholson; Edward Marsh on his work proof-reading WSC's articles (2); Frank Witts, Military Instructor at Sandhurst, on the use of "The World Crisis" as a text book (3); Shane Leslie on the Philippines...
Dates: 1932
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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. 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.
 Series

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.
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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.
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Official: Cabinet: Irish Committee., 21 Mar 1921 - 30 Dec 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/8
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "F" [ Lord Chancellor, 1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith]; [? Edwin Montagu, Secretary of State for India]; Wilfrid Scawen Blunt with suggestions for an Irish settlement; Thomas Hill; Sir John Anderson [Joint Under-Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, later 1st Lord Waverley] on the Irish reception of the treaty.Also includes: a transcription of a speech made by the Lord Chancellor [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith] to a deputation on the Irish...
Dates: 21 Mar 1921 - 30 Dec 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Irish Committee: report on Irish Intelligence., May 1920-Jul 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/9
Scope and Contents "A report on the Intelligence Branch of the Chief of Police from May 1920 to July 1921". Includes observations about: the difficulties of obtaining and disseminating information about underground organisations in Ireland including the IRA, Sinn Fein and the Irish Republican Brotherhood; the differences between counter-espionage activities during wartime and the circumstances in Ireland; and difficulties for the police. Includes instances of the successful use of intelligence information in...
Dates: May 1920-Jul 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Two pages within this report (folios 42 and 43) are closed on Cabinet Office recommendations under section 23 of the Freedom of Information Act. 'Sanitised' versions of these folios plus a surrogate copy of the rest of the report are open for consultation.
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Official: Cabinet: notes and correspondence., 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/151
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] on relations with China and a budget prepared by WSC; [1st Lord] Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith, Secretary of State for India] on the threat to Afghanistan by the Soviet Union; [Sir Maurice] Hankey [Cabinet Secretary]; Sir Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary] on foreign policy; Sir Robert Lynn on the resignation of [1st] Lord Cecil [of Chelwood as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster]; and George [1st] Lord Lloyd [of Dolobran].Also...
Dates: 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Reports on Revolutionary Organisations Overseas., 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/4
Scope and Contents

File contains printed reports by the Directorate of Intelligence including a special report on the second congress of the Third International, an International Communist organisation; and two monthly reviews of revolutionary movements in the British dominions and foreign countries.

Dates: 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 292 - 297., 12 Feb 1925 - 19 Mar 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/79
Scope and Contents

Typescript reports on Communist organisations including the Communist Party in Britain; the National Minority Movement; the Young Communist League; the National Unemployed Workers' Committee Movement; Irish Revolutionary activities in Britain; the Communist International; Friends of Italian Freedom; the industrial activities of extremists; International Trade Union Unity.

Dates: 12 Feb 1925 - 19 Mar 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 298 - 303., 26 Mar 1925 - 07 May 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/80
Scope and Contents

Typescript reports on Communist organisations including the Communist Party in Britain; the National Minority Movement; the Young Communist League; Irish Revolutionary activities in Britain; International Trade Union Unity; Workers' International relief.

Dates: 26 Mar 1925 - 07 May 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 304 - 314., 14 May 1925 - 23 Jul 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/81
Scope and Contents Typescript reports on Communist organisations including the Communist Party in Britain; International Trade Union Unity; the Young Communist League; Irish Revolutionary activities in Britain; International Red Aid; the Egyptian Communist Party; the Quadruple Alliance of British Trade Unions; the National Minority Movement; the proposed International Miners' delegation to the Soviet Union; the National Unemployed Workers' Committee Movement.Also includes: a copy of a letter from Ernest Bevin...
Dates: 14 May 1925 - 23 Jul 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 315 - 321., 20 Jul 1925 - 10 Sep 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/82
Scope and Contents Typescript reports on Communist organisations including industrial crisis; the industrial alliance between unions; the Communist Party in Britain; the National Minority Movement; the Young Communist League; Irish Revolutionary activities in Britain; National Fascisti; propaganda among the Armed Forces; International Class War Prisoners' Aid; Workers' International Relief; International Red Aid; the British delegation of Labour MPs to the Soviet Union; the unofficial seamen's strike; the...
Dates: 20 Jul 1925 - 10 Sep 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open with the exception of folio 52 (3 pages) which has been closed on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review 2021.
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 322 - 328., 05 Sep 1925 - 29 Oct 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/83
Scope and Contents Typescript reports on Communist organisations including Communism at the Trades Union Congress; Communism and the seamen's strike; the Sunday Worker; the Workers' Defence Corps; the National Minority Movement; the Young Communist League; Irish Revolutionary activities in Britain; the industrial alliance between unions; the Miners'delegation to the Soviet Union; Communists and the Labour Party; International Trade Union Unity; the British delegation of Labour MPs to the Soviet Union; the...
Dates: 05 Sep 1925 - 29 Oct 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 329 - 339., 20 Jan 1926 - 08 Apr 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/147
Scope and Contents

Typescript reports on Communist organisations, including: the Communist Party in Britain; the National Minority Movement; the Industrial Alliance; the Teachers' Labour League; the Workers' International League; Communists and the Labour Party; Communists and the National Union of Railwaymen.

Dates: 20 Jan 1926 - 08 Apr 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 340 - 350., 15 Apr 1926 - 12 Aug 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/148
Scope and Contents

Typescript reports on Communist organisations, including: the Independent Labour Party; the National Minority Movement; Communist propaganda in the Armed Forces; the Young Communist League; the Communists and the General Strike; May Day demonstrations; Anglo-Soviet Trade Union unity.

Dates: 15 Apr 1926 - 12 Aug 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 351 - 361., 19 Aug 1926 - 28 Oct 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/149
Scope and Contents

Typescript reports on Communist organisations, including: the Anglo-Soviet Joint Advisory Council; the National Minority Movement; Workers' International Relief; the Young Communist League; the National Left Wing Conference; Trade Union "Unity"; the Communist Party in Britain.

Dates: 19 Aug 1926 - 28 Oct 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 362 - 369., 04 Nov 1926 - 30 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/150
Scope and Contents

Typescript reports on Communist organisations, including: the Communists and the coal dispute; the Communist Party in Britain; the Young Communist League; the National Minority Movement; Class War Prisoners' Aid.

Dates: 04 Nov 1926 - 30 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on the Communist Party., 20 Feb 1925 - 21 Dec 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/78
Scope and Contents Includes: the report on the Communist Movement in Britain, June 1924 - February 1925, on subjects including: the industrial activities of the Communist Party in Britain; the National Minority Movement; the campaign for a united Trade Union International; the Communists' attitude to the Labour Government and Labour Party; anti-militarist propaganda; contact with communists abroad; changes in party procedure; party membership, finance and press; propaganda in the Co-operative societies;...
Dates: 20 Feb 1925 - 21 Dec 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Munitions., 01 Apr 1917 - 31 Jul 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 15/50A-B
Scope and Contents A (Allies) - United States of America Various papers including report of Captain J A Leeming, as Trench Warfare representative with British Mission to the United States; photographs of tests of coal dust as an explosive; Foreign Office telegrams, mainly to and from Sir Cecil Spring Rice, British Ambassador to the United States, on munitions supply; Sir Ernest Moir on his resignation from the American Department; Telegrams from 1st Lord Northcliffe [earlier Alfred Harmsworth], head of British...
Dates: 01 Apr 1917 - 31 Jul 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Munitions., 12 Jul 1918 - 24 Aug 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 15/60
Scope and Contents

A (Air) Air Ministry Daily Summaries of Air Intelligence, 4th Series Nos, 11-27, 5th Series Nos. 19-21 [printed].

Dates: 12 Jul 1918 - 24 Aug 1918
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Munitions., Sep 1917 - 31 May 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 15/86A-B
Scope and Contents

E (Engineering) Mechanical Warfare Department - various papers, mainly on tanks including memo by Sir Tennyson d'Eyncourt; Intelligence reports on German tanks; papers on tank production; papers of Munitions Council Committee on Tanks, Sep 1917.

Dates: Sep 1917 - 31 May 1918
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Intelligence Reports., 06 Aug 1942 - 21 Nov 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/91A-B
Scope and Contents

Telegrams and minutes relating to intelligence on German and Italian forces in North Africa.Contents originally removed on grounds of national security and deposited in Cabinet Office on 30 Jul 1963, but returned to file in February 2000.

Dates: 06 Aug 1942 - 21 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: Military Intelligence Reports., Jul 1940 - Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/16
Scope and Contents

Volume of typed weekly intelligence reports from the General Staff at the War Office.

Dates: Jul 1940 - Sep 1940
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.

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