Admiralty, Inter-service Topographical Department, and Ministry of Defence, Joint Intelligence Bureau Library: Surveys, Maps and Reports
|Title:||Admiralty, Inter-service Topographical Department, and Ministry of Defence, Joint Intelligence Bureau Library: Surveys, Maps and Reports|
This series comprises reports, surveys, maps, plans, and photographs of places and areas in theatres of war in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Atlantic, and the Pacific. The reports were compiled for use in strategic and tactical planning, and comprise information on climate, health and medical resources, communications and transport facilities, and power supplies, including a series of oilfields investigation reports prepared for the British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee.
The records of the Inter-service Topographical Department were transferred to the library of the Joint Intelligence Bureau in 1945, and records created for or collected by the Bureau were then added to these to form this series.
For records of the Naval Intelligence Division see ADM 223
For other material produced by the Joint Intelligence Bureau see ADM 234
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Admiralty, Inter-service Topographical Department, 1941-1945
Ministry of Defence, Joint Intelligence Bureau, 1945-1964
|Physical description:||1486 files and volumes|
|Access conditions:||Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
from 1977 Ministry of Defence
|Accruals:||Series is accruing.|
|Unpublished finding aids:||
There is, in the reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew, a list of the sub-series found in the series.
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The Inter-service Topographical Department was operative from 1941 to 1945, and administered by the Admiralty, for the production of topographical information for the use of the service departments.
The Joint Intelligence Bureau was constituted in 1945, under the Ministry of Defence from 1947, to provide information for defence purposes. It was operative until 1964.
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- WO - Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies
- Division within WO - Records of the Chief of the (Imperial) General Staff and its directorates
- WO 252 - Admiralty, Inter-service Topographical Department, and Ministry of Defence, Joint Intelligence Bureau Library: Surveys, Maps and Reports