The papers focus on the period 1941-1944 when Wareing was special correspondent for French affairs. They largely comprise typescript reports and statements written by Wareing, at least some of which were communicated to the Editor of the Daily Telegraph . They include accounts of interviews and conversations and records of information obtained from a variety of sources. A number of the documents are marked as "confidential" or "top secret". The papers focus particularly on the power struggles in the Free French movement and offer a valuable insight into the conflicts between the important figures of de Gaulle, Muselier, Giraud and Darlon and also into the tensions between de Gaulle and the British and American officials and governments.
The documents reveal some intelligence information about military operations, and also provide some information about resistance operations and about the political and civil situation in occupied France. Records and notes of other interviews which Wareing conducted include notes of a lunch time conversation at the Connaught Hotel in London attended by de Gaulle whom he describes as "very affable and at moments almost witty for the professor of a single track mind"; a summary of a private talk with Sir Samuel Hoare at the Foreign Office, in September 1942 about the Franco regime in Spain; and, the latest document in the collection, dated October 1944, a report of a conversation with King Peter of Yugoslavia "who proved to be by no means the lightweight I had been led to expect."