THE INDEPENDENT: Huge Churchill Archive to Go Online

Sir Winston Churchill’s vast written archive is to be put online. The publisher Bloomsbury is to digitise 1 million documents, held in 2,500 boxes in purpose-built vaults at Churchill College in Cambridge, by 2012.

They range from the notes Sir Winston used in the House of Commons when delivering his “Finest Hour” speech on 18 June 1940 to private letters to noted figures such as George Bernard Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia and Vivien Leigh.

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