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Intelligence

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 338 Collections and/or Records:

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Public and Political: General: Defence., 06 Nov 1936 - 20 Jan 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/371A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents on defence issues include: Sir Thomas Inskip [Minister for Co-ordination of Defence, later 1st Lord Caldecote]; Harry Sellar, Private Secretary to Inskip (2); Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War, on subjects including the arming of the Guards Battalions; Sir Kingsley Wood, Secretary of State for Air, on showing WSC [air construction graphs]; 1st Lord Swinton [former Secretary of State for Air, earlier Philip Cunliffe-Lister and Philip Lloyd-Greame] on the formation...
Dates: 06 Nov 1936 - 20 Jan 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Correspondence and papers., 09 Jan 1937 - 23 Feb 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/302
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Philip Gibbs on the inefficiency of the RAF; Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt [former Vice-President of the Tank Board] (2); Sir William Beveridge [Director of London School of Economics and Political Science]; Oswald Frewen on working with German and Italian sailors, German fanaticism, Italian aid to Franco and how the policies of Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister] encourage Germany and Italy; Leo Amery; Basil Liddell Hart; Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson...
Dates: 09 Jan 1937 - 23 Feb 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Correspondence etc., 12 Jan 1936 - 27 Nov 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/266A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Basil Liddell Hart [Military Correspondent to the Times] on the troop system used in India; "Harold R" [1st Lord Rothermere, earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on subjects including 1st Lord Weir's position in defence [as Adviser to the Air Ministry], the likely stop to any battleship programme, pilot training, the likelihood of a quick German victory against Britain and France, German contempt for the British Government, and the Government's refusal to discuss the...
Dates: 12 Jan 1936 - 27 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folio 93, closed on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act ('sanitised' photocopy available). Review date 1 January 2021.
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Correspondence etc., 09 Feb 1920 - 28 Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/267
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Frederick Beaumont-Nesbitt [Military Attache, Paris, France] on WSC's visit to see French military manoeuvres at Aix-en-Provence and the Maginot Line (2); "George L" [1st Lord Lloyd of Dolobran]; Alan Herbert, introducing Major-General Sir Percy Hobart [Inspector, Royal Tank Corps, and Commander, Tank Brigade] (2); Desmond Morton on subjects including meeting the representative of the Spanish Nationalists, the Marques del Moral, Communist atrocities in Spain, the...
Dates: 09 Feb 1920 - 28 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Inventions and Suggestions., 22 Dec 1936 - 28 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/310
Scope and Contents Correspondents on defence inventions and suggestions from the general public include: Laurence Boutwood, Secretary to the 3rd Sea Lord and Controller of the Navy; Brigadier-General Sir Henry Page Croft on the [installation of a munitions plant by the Plessey Company Limited]; Allen Clark [Joint Managing Director, Plessey Company Limited] on the installation; Richard Powell [Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty]; Rear-Admiral Bertram Ramsay [Chief of Staff, Home Fleet] on...
Dates: 22 Dec 1936 - 28 Dec 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Defence: Memoranda etc., 14 Feb 1936 - 26 Oct 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/268
Scope and Contents Includes: memorandum by Desmond Morton on subjects including German propaganda on French military aviation and the Soviet army, and notes [added to file in January 1996] on a speech by the Minister for Co-ordination of Defence [Sir Thomas Inskip, later 1st Lord Caldecote], rebutting Inskip's claims for military production; memorandum by Sir Philip Gibbs on the inefficient state of the RAF, and its need for expansion; press cuttings from the Figaro, with an article on the Anglo-French crisis...
Dates: 14 Feb 1936 - 26 Oct 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany and the European Situation: Memoranda., 19 Aug 1937 - 23 Nov 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/340A-B
Scope and Contents Notes and memoranda on Germany, Czechoslovakia and Europe, including: memoranda by Sir Henry Strakosch on the German economic threat to Eastern and South Eastern Europe; memorandum by [Henry] Wickham Steed on the expansion of German influence in Central and South Eastern Europe and the effects of British and French foreign policy; copy of a report by Guy, Comte de Baillet-Latour, head of the Banque Lambert, on Czechoslovakia; note of a meeting between WSC, Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st...
Dates: 19 Aug 1937 - 23 Nov 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany: Economic intelligence - Ernest Meyer and Bernhard Reichenbach., 05 May 1936 - 07 Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/276
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence from Ernest Meyer, Doctor of Economic Science (9), and Bernhard Reichenbach (3), on supporting WSC's figures for German rearmament, particularly against criticism by Professor William Bone and Sir Arnold Wilson [Chairman, Home Office Committee on Structural Precautions against Air Attack] and on fees for their work.Also includes: Meyer's and Reichenbach's summaries and refutations of Bone's argument on German rearmament spending, on subjects including German public...
Dates: 05 May 1936 - 07 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany: Economic intelligence - Sir Henry Strakosch., 27 Mar 1936 - 30 Nov 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/277
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sir Henry Strakosch [Member of the League of Nations Financial Committee] and WSC on subjects including: Strakosch's 1935 estimate of German armaments spending; explaining his figures to 1st Lord Rennell [earlier Sir James Rennell Rodd]; a misleading article by Sir Arnold Wilson [Chairman, Home Office Committee on Structural Precautions Against Air Attack] criticizing WSC's information; criticism from Francis Hirst [a Governor of the London School of Economics] on...
Dates: 27 Mar 1936 - 30 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany: Military and Economic Intelligence., 22 Feb 1939 - 15 Jun 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/374
Scope and Contents Correspondents on Germany include: Sir Henry Strakosch on Germany's spending on armaments, 1938 - 9, comparative British spending, petrol and oil consumption by German aircraft, the German oil supply and the case for destroying the Romanian oil wells on the outbreak of war (4); Anthony de Rothschild; "Edward" [Lord Halifax, Foreign Secretary, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin]; Sir Keith Price [former Council Member, Ministry of Munitions] on the capacity of explosive production during the...
Dates: 22 Feb 1939 - 15 Jun 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany: Military Intelligence., 10 Jan 1937 - 02 Sep 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/341
Scope and Contents Correspondents on military intelligence include: Ian Colvin on the impending German occupation of Czechoslovakia; John Morgan on German rearmament and his projected book on the subject; Desmond Morton [Director, Industrial Intelligence Centre] on French estimates of German air strength (2); Edouard Daladier [French Prime Minister] on his agreement with WSC about German military strength.Other subjects include: a visit by William Deakin to Prague; Czech military strength, German mobilization...
Dates: 10 Jan 1937 - 02 Sep 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany: Political intelligence., 24 Jan 1936 - 24 Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/275
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Horace Seymour [Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on German influence in the Netherlands (2); Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, on subjects including Hitler's views on the Locarno Treaty, the appointment of Sir Thomas Inskip [later 1st Lord Caldecote, as Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence], notes by Sir Arthur McWatters on the report by Sir Otto Niemeyer on [the Financial Mission to India, see also CHAR 2/263], the German Peace Plan and information from...
Dates: 24 Jan 1936 - 24 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany: Political Intelligence and Rearmament., 08 Jan 1937 - 09 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/307
Scope and Contents Correspondents on Germany include: Desmond Morton [Director of the Industrial Intelligence Centre] on subjects including the "Black Front" against Hitler, Czechoslovakia's internal policy on Nazism and intelligence received by WSC (6); Bernhard Reichenbach; Harcourt Johnstone; Prince Hubertus Loewenstein; Pierre Cot, French Minister for Air; [?] Sir Frederick Butler [Assistant Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Heinrich Bruning [former Chancellor of Germany] on articles by WSC on...
Dates: 08 Jan 1937 - 09 Dec 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Germany: Rearmament intelligence., 07 Mar 1936 - 16 Nov 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/274
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Brigadier-General John Morgan; 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on claims by Air Chief Marshal Hermann Goering for German air strength and the attitude of Yugoslavia, Poland and Italy to war, and on French air strength; Eleanor Rathbone on pro-German sympathy among her constituents, and WSC's attitude to France's insistence on continuing sanctions against Italy; Frank Hillier, Foreign Editor, Daily Mail; Pierre Flandin, French Minister for Foreign...
Dates: 07 Mar 1936 - 16 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Minister for Co-ordination of Defence: Correspondence with., 14 May 1936 - 23 Nov 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/269
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Sir Thomas Inskip [later 1st Lord Caldecote], Minister for Co-ordination of Defence and WSC on subjects including: the Fleet Air Arm; progress in the 1922 Committee on realizing the inadequacy of air defences and general delays in the committee; the possibility of an airborne invasion; the usefulness of WSC's advice; the role of a Minister of Supply; the visit and report of Allen Clark, Joint Managing Director of Plessey Company Limited, to German munitions works;...
Dates: 14 May 1936 - 23 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Pamphlets., Feb 1936 - Jul 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/293
Scope and Contents Pamphlets, mainly on Germany, including: Friends of Europe monthly survey of German publications, and pamphlet on "The Racial Conception of the World", from Hitler's "Mein Kampf"; report from the Anglo-German Information Service on hygiene and the community in Germany; extract from the Contemporary Review with an article on the financial crisis in Germany by Bernhard Reichenbach ("Herman Hermes"); Trustees for Freedom (also Hands off Britain) pamphlets, including "Hitler's Claim for...
Dates: Feb 1936 - Jul 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence, D-H., Aug 1955 - Dec 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/508A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Clement Davies on the world association of parliamentarians for world government; Sir Henry d'Avigdor-Goldsmid; Robin Johnstone [later 5th Lord Derwent] with notes on General Dejussieu-Pontavral; General Dejussieu-Pontavral, Commander of the Land Forces of Central Europe; [Kenneth] Michael Wilford, Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary; Desmond Donnelly, MP; and Alexander Douglas Home [later Lord Home of the Hirsel] and Anthony [Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]...
Dates: Aug 1955 - Dec 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political; Correspondence S., Jan 1950 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/101A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Walter Matthews, Dean of St Paul's, on a pre-election service; "Bobbety", 5th Lord Salisbury [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil and Lord Cranborne] on Conservative policy towards the Soviet Union; Sir Arthur Salter; Duncan Sandys; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (2); Prime Minister Clement Attlee; Harold MacMillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (3); Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos]; 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame...
Dates: Jan 1950 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T-Z., Nov 1947 - Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/72A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Iain MacLeod, Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat, on the position of graduate teachers (2); Emanuel Shinwell, Secretary of State for War, (2) and Arthur Henderson [later Lord Rowley], Secretary of State for Air, (2) on recruitment for service auxiliaries and reserves; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice- Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (2); Colin Thornton-Kemsley (2); Reginald Maudling; 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley [earlier William Sidney,...
Dates: Nov 1947 - Dec 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Defence - correspondence with Prime Minister Clement Attlee., Mar 1946 - Aug 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/29A-B
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos]; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (2); A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] on Czechoslovak railways; Francis Graham-Harrison, Laurence Pumphrey (2), and Paul Osmond, Private Secretaries to the Prime Minister; Laurence Helsby [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Antony Head (2); 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann]; Clement Davies [Leader of the Liberal Party]. Also includes notes...
Dates: Mar 1946 - Aug 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Defence: miscellaneous correspondence and papers., Feb 1947 - Sep 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/36
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough], Minister of Defence [until February 1950] (3); George Ward; Antony Head (3); Arthur Henderson [later Lord Rowley, Secretary of State for Air]; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] (2); Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; David Hunt [Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee] (2); Captain Alan Hillgarth [earlier Alan Evans] on Soviet forces in Europe and Soviet affairs (7); James Thomas [later 1st Lord...
Dates: Feb 1947 - Sep 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence C., 02 Apr 1946 - 19 Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/147
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "Bill" [1st Lord Camrose, earlier Sir William Berry] (4); Lionel Berry [later 2nd Lord Kemsley]; Hewlett Johnson, Dean of Canterbury, on a mis-reported story concerning WSC's speech ["Wars are not won by evacuations", 4 June 1940]; Leslie Rowan [former Principal Private Secretary to WSC] on the speech; Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart on his memoirs (6); Sir Robert Cary; Richard Casey, President, Australian-American Association and Federal President, Liberal Party of...
Dates: 02 Apr 1946 - 19 Dec 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence C - D., 25 Dec 1946 - 22 Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/168A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Hughes [former Prime Minister of Australia] introducing Archibald Cameron, Speaker of the Australian Parliament; "Bill", 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, owner of the Daily Telegraph] on racing, and Daily Telegraph criticism of Conservative taxation pledges (7); Tilly Losch-Carnarvon [Ottilie, Lady Carnarvon]; Admiral Robert Carney, Commander- in-Chief, Allied Forces in Southern Europe (2); Sir Robert Cary (2); Richard Casey, Australian Minister...
Dates: 25 Dec 1946 - 22 Oct 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Rearmament: Plessey Company Limited., 05 May 1936 - 30 Oct 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/280
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Herbert Williams on Allen Clark, [Joint Managing Director] of Plessey Company Limited (2); Allen Clark on his report of a visit to munitions works abroad, and Plessey's plans for a similar mortar- shell plant (7); Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Hugh Elles [Master General of Ordnance] on Clark's report and armour-piercing bullet tests (2).Also includes: copy of Clark's report on his visit to munitions works in Germany, Switzerland and France; copies of correspondence by WSC...
Dates: 05 May 1936 - 30 Oct 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm., 11 Feb 1936 - 21 Dec 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/272
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Lloyd [of Dolobran, President of the Navy League] on WSC speaking to the League (2); Sir John Thornycroft [President and Director, J I Thornycroft and Company Limited] on his firm's designs for an aircraft carrier and anti-submarine craft and cuts in the shipbuilding industry (with a description of the anti-submarine craft); Maitland Boucher [former member of the Naval Air Division] on meeting WSC about the Fleet Air Arm (3); Vice-Admiral Sir Reginald...
Dates: 11 Feb 1936 - 21 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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