Official: War Cabinet

Reference code: CHAR 27

Part of: CHAR
Next record: CHAR 28
Previous record: CHAR 26

Date: 1917 - 1919

Scope/content:

The War Cabinet papers contain mainly of printed material, and some notes and correspondence. Although WSC did not become a member of the War Cabinet, he was present at some of its meetings and served on some of its committees. The papers in this class consist of papers produced or acquired by WSC which do not arise directly out of his functions as Minister of Munitions and Secretary of State for War and Air. There is, however, some overlap with the papers in CHAR 15 (Official: Munitions) and CHAR 16 (Official: War and Air).

The papers consist mainly of War Cabinet papers on various subjects relating to the progress and conduct of the war. Subjects covered include: military production, summaries of the war situation, recruitment and the situation in the Soviet Union. There are also papers relating to the War Cabinet committees such as the Air Raids Committee, the Restriction of Imports Committee and the War Priorities Committee plus a series of "Foreign Office cables" (copies of telegrams from representatives of the Foreign Office) and weekly intelligence reports.

Keywords

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Contained records

Reference Record Date
CHAR 27/1 Official: War Cabinet: various papers. 18 Feb 1917 - 22 Jul 1917
CHAR 27/2 Official: War Cabinet: various papers. 03 Apr 1917 - 27 Sep 1917
CHAR 27/3 Official: War Cabinet: various papers. 06 Nov 1917 - 28 Nov 1917
CHAR 27/4 Official: War Cabinet: various papers. 01 Dec 1917 - 29 Dec 1917
CHAR 27/5 Official: Aerial Operations Committee. 26 Sep 1917 - 06 Oct 1917
CHAR 27/6 Official: Air Raids Committee. 01 Oct 1917 - 01 Nov 1917
CHAR 27/7 Official: War Priorities Committee: Minutes and memoranda. 26 Sep 1917 - 28 Dec 1917
CHAR 27/8 Official: War Priorities Committee: Miscellaneous papers. 09 Oct 1917 - 28 Nov 1917
CHAR 27/9 Official: War Cabinet: Committee for the allocation of guns. 14 Nov 1917 - 12 Jan 1918
CHAR 27/10 Official: War Cabinet: Restriction of imports committee: minutes. 14 Nov 1917 - 20 Dec 1917
CHAR 27/11 Official: War Cabinet: Restriction of Imports Committee: miscellaneous papers. 1917
CHAR 27/12 Official: War Cabinet: Committee on Manpower: report and minutes of the War cabinet. 15 Dec 1917 - 20 Dec 1917
CHAR 27/13 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office reports on the economic situation in Germany and Austria-Hungary. 23 Jul 1917 - 22 Nov 1917
CHAR 27/14A-B Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 08 Aug 1917 - 14 Aug 1917
CHAR 27/15A-B Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 15 Aug 1917 - 17 Aug 1917
CHAR 27/16 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 17 Aug 1917 - 20 Aug 1917
CHAR 27/17 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 21 Aug 1917 - 23 Aug 1917
CHAR 27/18 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 25 Aug 1917 - 27 Aug 1917
CHAR 27/19 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 28 Aug 1917 - 31 Aug 1917
CHAR 27/20 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 03 Sep 1917 - 05 Sep 1917
CHAR 27/21 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 06 Sep 1917 - 12 Sep 1917
CHAR 27/22 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 12 Sep 1917 - 14 Sep 1917
CHAR 27/23 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 15 Sep 1917 - 16 Sep 1917
CHAR 27/24 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 15 Sep 1917 - 18 Sep 1917
CHAR 27/25 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 19 Sep 1917 - 28 Sep 1917
CHAR 27/26 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 02 Oct 1917 - 05 Oct 1917
CHAR 27/27 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office cables. 06 Oct 1917 - 03 Dec 1917
CHAR 27/28 Official: War Cabinet: Weekly Intelligence Reports: Western and General. 18 Jul 1917 - 26 Sep 1917
CHAR 27/29 Official: War Cabinet: Weekly Intelligence Reports: Western and General. 03 Oct 1917 - 27 Dec 1917
CHAR 27/30 Official: War Cabinet: Weekly Intelligence Reports: Eastern. 19 Sep 1917 - 26 Sep 1917
CHAR 27/31 Official: War Cabinet: Weekly Intelligence Reports: Eastern. 04 Oct 1917 - 27 Dec 1917
CHAR 27/32 Official: War Cabinet: Correspondence. 18 Jan 1918 - 03 Oct 1918
CHAR 27/33 Official: War Cabinet: various papers. 03 Jan 1918 - 18 Feb 1918
CHAR 27/34 Official: War Cabinet: various papers. 08 Mar 1918 - 31 Mar 1918
CHAR 27/35 Official: War Cabinet: various papers. 02 Apr 1918 - 26 Apr 1918
CHAR 27/36 Official: War Cabinet: Irish Convention and Irish conscription. 08 Mar 1918 - 11 Apr 1918
CHAR 27/37 Official: War Cabinet: various papers. 07 May 1918 - 30 May 1918
CHAR 27/38 Official: War Cabinet: various papers. 07 Jul 1918 - 25 Jul 1918
CHAR 27/39A-B Official: War Cabinet: various papers. 01 Aug 1918 - 03 Dec 1918
CHAR 27/40 Official: War Priorities Committee: minutes. 04 Jan 1918 - 06 Sep 1918
CHAR 27/41 Official: War Priorities Committee: memoranda (WP 32 to WP 67). 03 Jan 1918 - 05 Mar 1918
CHAR 27/42 Official: War Cabinet: War Priorities Committee: memoranda 71 to 141. 06 Apr 1918 - 31 Oct 1918
CHAR 27/43 Official: War Cabinet: War Priorities Committee: Permanent Sub-Committee minutes. 09 Aug 1918 - 08 Nov 1918
CHAR 27/44 Official: War Cabinet: War Priorities Committee: Miscellaneous papers. 01 Jan 1918 - 25 Oct 1918
CHAR 27/45 Official: War Cabinet: Restriction of Imports Committee: Minutes and memoranda. 29 Jan 1918 - 02 Mar 1918
CHAR 27/46 Official: War Cabinet: Restrictions of Imports Committee: Miscellaneous papers. 25 Jan 1918 - 14 Feb 1918
CHAR 27/47 Official: War Cabinet: Economic Development Committee: minutes and memoranda. 18 Jun 1918 - 05 Nov 1918
CHAR 27/48 Official: War Cabinet: Home Affairs Committee: Minutes. 25 Sep 1918 - 18 Dec 1918
CHAR 27/49 Official: War Cabinet: Demobilisation Committee: minutes. 31 Oct 1918 - 20 Dec 1918
CHAR 27/50 Official: War Cabinet: Demobilisation Committee: memoranda. 02 Nov 1918 - 26 Nov 1918
CHAR 27/51 Official: War Cabinet: Government Surplus Disposal Committee; Minutes. 22 Oct 1918 - 05 Nov 1918
CHAR 27/52 Official: War Cabinet: Government Surplus Disposal Committee: Memoranda. 20 Oct 1918 - 05 Nov 1918
CHAR 27/53 Official: War Cabinet: Supreme War Council and Allied Conversations. 01 Dec 1917 - 03 Dec 1918
CHAR 27/54 Official: War Cabinet: Imperial War Cabinet and Imperial Conference. 19 Jun 1918 - 24 Jul 1918
CHAR 27/55 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office prints. 03 Jun 1918 - 23 Dec 1918
CHAR 27/56 Official: War Cabinet: Foreign Office reports on the economic situation in Germany and Austria-Hungary. 26 Jan 1918 - 26 Oct 1918
CHAR 27/57 Official: War Cabinet: Correspondence and papers. 31 Dec 1918 - 31 Aug 1919
CHAR 27/58 Official: War Cabinet: Correspondence and papers, mainly on the Russian campaign. 01 Oct 1919 - 31 Dec 1919