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Intelligence

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 338 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: War Cabinet: Weekly Intelligence Reports: Eastern., 04 Oct 1917 - 27 Dec 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/31
Scope and Contents

Includes printed summaries of affairs in various countries including Russia, Egypt and Armenia with notes by William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech, Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet].Subjects covered include: the arrest of Bolo Pasha; British diplomacy in Turkey; unrest in Russia; the blockade of the Red Sea and Zionism.

Dates: 04 Oct 1917 - 27 Dec 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Weekly Intelligence Reports: Western and General., 18 Jul 1917 - 26 Sep 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/28
Scope and Contents

Includes printed summaries of affairs throughout the British empire and Africa and other parts of the world with notes by Leo Amery [Secretary of State for the Colonies and for the Dominions].Subjects covered include: financial negotiations with the United States; opinions among Labour movements in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa of conscription and war; peace discussions with Germany; shipping; and inter-imperial exchange.

Dates: 18 Jul 1917 - 26 Sep 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War Cabinet: Weekly Intelligence Reports: Western and General., 03 Oct 1917 - 27 Dec 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/29
Scope and Contents

Includes printed summaries of affairs throughout the British empire and Africa and other parts of the world with notes by Leo Amery [Secretary of State for the Colonies and for the Dominions].Subjects covered include: shipping; peace discussions; Germany's attitude towards a post-war trade war; the Allied war conference; enemy agents in Italy; and affairs in Germany.

Dates: 03 Oct 1917 - 27 Dec 1917
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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.
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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...
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.
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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...
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.
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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.
 Series

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.
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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.
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Peter Wright, 1987-02 - 1987-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/7
Scope and Contents Notes, press statements and correspondence on the accountability of the security services, during the ‘Spycatcher’ case [the Government’s attempt to ban memoirs written by Peter Wright, a former MI5 officer]. Includes: notes for Prime Minister’s Questions; briefing for a meeting with James Callaghan, former Prime Minister, on his own inquiry into the security services in 1977; copies of correspondence between Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, and John Morris [legal affairs spokesman];...
Dates: 1987-02 - 1987-03
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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Political and Normanton, 1940-06 - 1948-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/1/1
Scope and Contents Material on JEP's campaign in the Normanton by-election [South Yorkshire] (February 1947), including: correspondence with representatives of the Normanton and Castleford [South Yorkshire] Conservative and Unionist Association, and representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office (including Yorkshire Area); campaign posters; reports of JEP's pre-election speeches; lists of staff and expenses; post-election report by JEP; letters of good will and sympathy from individuals including...
Dates: 1940-06 - 1948-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Political: Constituency, Woodford [Essex] Election: correspondence and material., 25 May 1945 - 23 Aug 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/105
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Charles Eade [Editor of the Sunday Dispatch]; Sir James Hawkey [Chairman of Epping [Essex] Division Conservative Association and Mayor of Wanstead and Woodford] (4).Subjects include: campaign details such as colours to be worn, election expenses etc.; editing WSC's election addresses; restrictions on information on local rocket attacks for post war security; a reference to a photograph of WSC taken at the Albert Hall (1944); the views of WSC's opponent, Alexander...
Dates: 25 May 1945 - 23 Aug 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Group Captain Maclean., 04 Feb 1938 - 22 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/339
Scope and Contents Includes notes, memoranda and correspondence by and from Group Captain Lachlan Maclean, including: Maclean on subjects including his decision to resign from the RAF, and a memorandum by Maclean on the parity of Air Forces; Bomber Command training report, 1937, by Air Chief Marshal Sir Edgar Ludlow-Hewitt, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Bomber Command; notes on Air Estimates; diagram of the peace time organization of the RAF; Sir Kingsley Wood, Secretary of State for Air, on Maclean's...
Dates: 04 Feb 1938 - 22 Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Wing Commander Anderson., 27 Jan 1937 - 07 Jul 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/303
Scope and Contents Includes notes, memoranda and correspondence by and from Wing Commander Charles Anderson [former Director of Training, Air Ministry] and commander of RAF Hucknall [Nottinghamshire], including: Anderson on RAF intake, obsolete armaments and aircraft, poor facilities, the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Sir John Steel, the difficulties arising from expansion of the RAF, a mass flight over London, German war economics, and building up the RAF Reserve; correspondence and notes by Group Captain...
Dates: 27 Jan 1937 - 07 Jul 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Wing Commander Anderson., 22 Oct 1935 - 23 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/304
Scope and Contents Includes notes, memoranda and correspondence from and by Wing Commander Charles Anderson [former Director of Training, Air Ministry] and commander of RAF Hucknall [Nottinghamshire] and Group Captain Lachlan MacLean, including: Anderson on the RAF's lack of inspiration and poor morale, new Home Commands organization and levels of debt among RAF officers; MacLean on subjects including the shortcomings of aircraft, aircraft production and maintenance, officer levels, air defence exercises,...
Dates: 22 Oct 1935 - 23 Dec 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Wing-Commander Anderson., 20 May 1936 - 24 Nov 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/271
Scope and Contents Correspondence and notes from Wing-Commander Charles Anderson, Director of Training, Air Ministry, later commander of RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, including: RAF personnel statistics; notes on training Air Observers; a memorandum on RAF training policy in general, including morale, the RAF's function, its readiness for war, reserves, funding, the dangers of over-specialization, the problems of rapid expansion, the shortage and increase in training schools, and specialised training;...
Dates: 20 May 1936 - 24 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Wing Commander Anderson., 13 Dec 1937 - 17 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/338
Scope and Contents Includes notes, memoranda and correspondence by and from Wing Commander Charles Anderson, Commander of No 1 Armaments Training Camp, including: notes on the employment of RAF officers; summaries and analyses of flying accidents, 1937; map of RAF stations and air commands in Britain; Air Ministry press summary; group orders on inquiries into damage to aircraft; RAF intelligence summaries, 1938; Squadron Leader Richard Atcherley, Senior Air Staff Officer, RAF Training Command, on training;...
Dates: 13 Dec 1937 - 17 Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Wing-Commander Anderson., 01 Mar 1939 - 13 Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/372
Scope and Contents Notes, memoranda and correspondence by and from Wing-Commander Charles Anderson [Commander No 1 Armament Training, Catfoss, Yorkshire], including: copy of Air Ministry Orders on short service commissions; notes on the strength of various squadrons; report by Air Commodore Hugh Champion de Crespigny, Air Officer Commanding No 25 (Armament) Group, on the armament training of No 144 (Bomber) Squadron, in bombing, gunnery and equipment; account of aircraft conditions for a bombing raid over...
Dates: 01 Mar 1939 - 13 Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., Jun 1936 - 30 Mar 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/295
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Ormsby-Gore [Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 4th Lord Harlech] on the Peel Commission [into Britain's Palestine Mandate]; "Harold R" [1st Lord Rothermere, earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on Randolph Churchill's interview with General Franco for the Daily Mail, and Franco's sensible policies; Oliver Locker-Lampson; 4th Lord Camden, President, Kent Council of Social Service; Philip Guedalla [Honorary Director, Ibero- American Institute of Great...
Dates: Jun 1936 - 30 Mar 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 10 Jan 1935 - 30 Jun 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/296A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Carl Bechhofer Roberts on subjects including his biography of WSC, and particularly the Abdication Crisis [of King Edward VIII, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor] (2); Ivy, Lady Chamberlain; Cosmo Lang [Archbishop of Canterbury]; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Foreign Secretary, on a speech by WSC in a foreign affairs debate, and his tribute to the Foreign Office; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [President, League of Nations Union, earlier Lord...
Dates: 10 Jan 1935 - 30 Jun 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 01 Aug 1938 - 30 Sep 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/331
Scope and Contents Correspondents, mainly on Czechoslovakia and the Munich Crisis, include: Lord Halifax ("E") [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin], Foreign Secretary (4); Admiral Sir William Goodenough on WSC's part in raising naval morale; Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister]; Sir John Haslam; Robert Boothby on subjects including announcing negotiations with France and the Soviet Union to deter Hitler from invading Czechoslovakia, the leak of his and WSC's idea to use a message from King George VI as a way...
Dates: 01 Aug 1938 - 30 Sep 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 16 Oct 1938 - 31 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/334
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Thomas Magnay; Robert Boothby; "Eddie" [6th Lord Winterton, earlier Lord Turnour]; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (? 2); Lewis Namier; Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister]; [Henry] Wickham Steed on a proposition for an international union by Clarence Streit; Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton]; Roy Harrod on the faults of national government; [Lauchlan] MacNeill Weir; Edward Heath, President, Oxford Union Society; Sir Roger Keyes (2); Josiah Wedgwood;...
Dates: 16 Oct 1938 - 31 Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 12 Dec 1938 - 27 Feb 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/357A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Laura, Lady Lovat (3); Bernard Baruch (3); Ian Roy, Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Home Affairs; 1st Lord Hailey [former Director of the African Research Survey]; "Edward" [Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, Foreign Secretary] on a meeting of the Focus in Defence of Freedom and Peace (2); Sir Henry Fildes; Vice-Amiral Paul Guepratte; Hugh Fraser; Vice-Admiral Kenneth Dewar on his book "The Navy from Within" (5);...
Dates: 12 Dec 1938 - 27 Feb 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: correspondence with or about Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz]., Sep 1939 - Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/386
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: Major-General Sir Vernon Kell [MI5] (3); Monsieur Berthoin, Secretary General of the French Ministry of the Interior; Lord MacMillan [of Aberfeldy, Minister of Information] (3) and [1st] Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Principal Adviser to Ministry of Information] on WSC's recommendation to make use of Reves' services; Paul Reynaud, French Minister of Finance.Subjects covered by the file include: Reves distributing articles and Allied propaganda in the...
Dates: Sep 1939 - Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence., 08 Jan 1938 - [1940]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/336
Scope and Contents Correspondents on defence issues include: 5th Lord Munster [earlier Geoffry FitzClarence] (2); Robert Cary on developments in Japanese naval armaments and the implications for Singapore; Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, on WSC's notes on aircraft types (2); Sir Henry Strakosch (3); F A Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell] on Strakosch's figures for the air raids on Barcelona [Spain]; [Eric] John Hodsoll [Inspector-General], Home Office ARP Department, on the state of the ARP programme,...
Dates: 08 Jan 1938 - [1940]
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.