PREM 3 and PREM 4 from the Public Record Office, London
"I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour." -- Winston Churchill, May 10, 1940
In cooperation with the Public Record Office (PRO), Primary Source Media publishes the private Office Papers relating to the period of Britain's inspirational wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill's greatest triumph: sustaining British resistance to the German onslaught and the ultimate defeat of Mussolini and Hitler in World War II.
This collection of papers from Churchill's wartime premiership includes his annotated memoranda, discussion documents and telegrams. It constitutes a unique archive that offers a rare insight into national and international strategy and military tactics, as well as the vital part that Churchill played in them.
Formerly in Churchill's personal possession, these papers were subsequently identified as public records and transferred to the PRO. Other documents sent or received by Churchill in the course of his long career are now known as The Churchill Papers and are held at Churchill College, Cambridge.
Publication of Churchill's private office papers between 1940 and 1945 consists of two classes: operational papers (PREM 3) and confidential papers (PREM 4).
Operational Papers (PREM 3)
The Prime Minister's Operational Correspondence and Papers relate to the conduct of World War II, reflecting the activities of the Prime Minister in his role as Minister of Defence.
The Confidential Correspondence and Papers contain material relating to the work of the British civil departments during the war, which was kept at 10 Downing Street.
Complete Collection: 291 reels