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Intelligence

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 338 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 24 Oct 1943 - 24 Oct 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/122/23
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] marked "Personal and Most Secret" asking him to forward a message to General George Marshall [Chief of Staff, United States Army] stating that he hopes that President Roosevelt has shown him his message regarding the meeting in Africa and commenting on his views concerning Overlord [Liberation of France] and informing him that he has made arrangements for a cover plan...
Dates: 24 Oct 1943 - 24 Oct 1943
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), 28 Mar 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/108/121
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery (General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army) congratulating him on his victory and informing him of the position of the other divisions [information learned from Enigma decrypts]. T391/3.

Dates: 28 Mar 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
 Unknown

(Untitled), 6 Apr 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/109/89-92
Scope and Contents Telegram from [Richard Casey] Minister of State [Middle East] to WSC marked 'personal and most secret' on subjects including: the satisfactory maintenance position of the Eighth Army; the need for petrol drums for Husky [codename for the capture of Sicily]; progress planning armed assistance to Turkey; co-ordination of military and civil supplies to Turkey and the limits of the transport in Turkey; SOE (MO4) [Special Operations Executive] activities sabotaging chrome output in Greece and...
Dates: 6 Apr 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Unknown

(Untitled), 11 Apr 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/109/114
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General [Sir Harold] Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations] marked 'most secret and personal' thanking him for his telegram, commenting that Alexander's combinations seem to be working well and that Boniface [Enigma decrypts] shows that the enemy is in a dire condition, especially in fuel. Typescript.

Dates: 11 Apr 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Oct 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94B/200
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Sir Wyndham Portal [1st Commissioner of Works and Public Buildings] marked "Personal and Confidential" informing him of his appreciation for the speed in which his department carried out some construction work at Bletchley Park [Buckinghamshire] Signed.

Dates: 16 Oct 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 16 Oct 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94B/201
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Harry Crookshank [Postmaster General] "Personal and Confidential" informing of his appreciation for the assistance of his department in supplying the communication needs of the establishment at Bletchley Park [Buckinghamshire] Initialled.

Dates: 16 Oct 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: 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), 03 Sep 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/397B/143
Scope and Contents

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), 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), 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), 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), 01 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/13-14
Scope and Contents

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
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(Untitled), 01 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/15
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Through C [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service]" and "Personal and Top Secret" suggesting that they are "perhaps only a day or two from surrender on all fronts through [Heinrich] Himmler [Head of the SS]"; stating that he will be sorry if this overshadows "Italian events"; assuming that Alexander will...
Dates: 01 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 May 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/217/49
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Personal and Top Secret" and "Through 'C' [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service]" and "Guard" agreeing to him publishing the terms of surrender of German forces in Italy if he has evidence that General Heinrich von Vietinghoff Gennant Scheel's [Commander in Chief of the German Army in Italy] agreement is...
Dates: 02 May 1945
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Sep 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/257/35
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC [Quebec, Canada] to General [Sir Henry] Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] and General [Sir Harold] Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] marked "Special Unnumbered Signal" and "Personal and Top Secret" stating that "Everything has opened here very well so far as your affairs are concerned", referring to "Boniface" information [Enigma decrypts, ULTRA] about German forces in Italy, LSTs [landing...
Dates: 13 Sep 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/252A/31-61
Scope and Contents

Page proofs for a supplement to the London Gazette entitled "Operations in the Indo-Burma theatre based on India from 21 June, 1943, to 15 November, 1943" reprinting a despatch by Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, India, dated 22 November 1945, on planning, land and air operations, intelligence, and organisation, training, and administration, with explanatory footnotes. [annotated].

Dates: 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Feb 1944 - 29 Feb 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/2
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, February 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chiefs of Staff; Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Thomas Dugdale [later 1st Lord Crathorne, Chairman of the Conservative Party];...
Dates: 01 Feb 1944 - 29 Feb 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1944 - 30 Apr 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/152/4
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, April 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers, particularly Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; the Chiefs of Staff; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army]; Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General Francis...
Dates: 01 Apr 1944 - 30 Apr 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Jul 1944 - 30 Jul 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/153/1
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; senior civil servants, including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; the Chiefs of Staff; "C" [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service]; Major General Robert Laycock [Chief...
Dates: 01 Jul 1944 - 30 Jul 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Sep 1944 - 30 Sep 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/153/3
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, September 1944.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; the Chiefs of Staff; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet]; Major-General Leslie Hollis and Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretaries to the War Cabinet]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]; "C" [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of...
Dates: 01 Sep 1944 - 30 Sep 1944
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.