Second World War

Churchill Archives Centre looks after many collections relating to all aspects of the Second World War. Highlighted here are notes on War Cabinet and Supreme War Council Meetings and private diaries from the papers of Ian Jacob (Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet), and Admiral Somerville’s account of a trip to Calais in 1940.
Diary covering Operation "Symbol", Casablanca
Reference Code:
JACB 1/21
Date:
1943-01-1943-02 (creation)
Description:
With annotations for publication by Charles Richardson.
Collection:
The Papers of Sir Ian Jacob


Diary covering Operation "Symbol", Casablanca
Reference Code:
JACB 1/19
Date:
1943-01-1943-02 (creation)
Description:
Manuscript.
Collection:
The Papers of Sir Ian Jacob


Diary of Operation "Bracelet", the Middle East & Moscow
Reference Code:
JACB 1/15
Date:
1942-08 (creation)
Description:
Manuscript diary.
Collection:
The Papers of Sir Ian Jacob


Diary of Operation "Bracelet", the Middle East & Moscow
Reference Code:
JACB 1/17
Date:
1942-08 (creation)
Description:
With annotations for publication by Charles Richardson.
Collection:
The Papers of Sir Ian Jacob


Notebook about the preliminary reconnaissance of "Operation "Symbol"
Reference Code:
JACB 1/18
Date:
1942-12 (creation)
Description:
Typescript and manuscript contents.
Collection:
The Papers of Sir Ian Jacob


Diary of Operation "Bracelet", the Middle East & Moscow
Reference Code:
JACB 1/16
Date:
1942-08 (creation)
Description:
Typescript and illustrated.
Collection:
The Papers of Sir Ian Jacob


Manuscript diary
Reference Code:
JACB 1/11
Date:
1941-12 (creation)
Description:
Operation "Arcadia", the Washington Conference
Collection:
The Papers of Sir Ian Jacob


War Cabinet and Supreme War Council Meetings
Reference Code:
JACB II 6/1
Date:
1939-1940 (creation)
Description:
Original notes on meetings
Collection:
The Papers of Sir Ian Jacob