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DETAILED CATALOGUEBAD TRIP TO EDGEWOOD - US ARMY DRUG TESTING, Television Documentary Archive (1993) ›

Bad trip to Edgewood consists of, interview transcripts, research files and videos for a television documentary on US Army testing of chemical and biological warfare agents on human 'guinea pigs' between 1955 - 1975, and includes files of mainly photocopied documents, reports, scientific articles, letters and newspapers articles, with some printed brochures, as well as videotapes.There is also a video…

BAINBRIDGE, Wg Cdr John E M (d 1993) ›

Photographs relating to his service in the UK, Middle East and Singapore, including photographs of civil and military aircraft, notably flying boats, 1928-1936.

BOX LISTBAKER, Maj Gen Ian Helstrip (1927-2005) ›

Papers of Maj Gen Ian Helstrip Baker, notably concerning armoured warfare, 1955-2003, including instructions, memoranda, reports and notes on training exercises including Exercise GAMEBIRD, Cyclops Sqn, 2 Royal Tank Regt, Libya, Jul 1964; Exercises OPEN GLOVE and TREBLE CHANCE, Cyclops Sqn, 2 Royal Tank Regt and 16 Parachute Bde Group, Sep 1964; Exercise DOUBLE STRETCH 72, 7 Armoured Bde, Germany,…

BAKER, Wing Commander Thomas Herbert (1913-2006) ›

Papers of Wing Commander Thomas Baker comprising: photocopy of POW log, 1942-1945, including 'The Diary of a Ranker', 1929-1945, detailing Baker's career in the RAF and movements as a POW; copy of letter of complaint at conditions in Stalag Luft III, photographs, sketches and cartoons, isometric diagram of cell; newspaper article showing his crashed plane, and farewell messages from fellow inmates;…

BALDWIN, Gp Capt Philip Harold (1917-2003) ›

'Low level Beaufighters over Burma: a review of the low level attacks carried out during September by 27 and 177 Beaufighter Squadrons', an official report including photographs and map, written by Baldwin in 1943.

BOX LISTBALFOUR, R Adm George Ian Mackintosh (b 1912) ›

Photocopies of reports relating to the role of HMS SCOURGE in Operations NEPTUNE and OVERLORD, Jun 1944, France.

BOX LISTBALLARD, Brig Gen Colin Robert (1868-1941) ›

Correspondence, [1874], 1900-1901, 1914-1916, principally comprising letters to his family describing his service with 6 Corps, Mounted Infantry, South Africa, 1900-1901, and with 1 Norfolk Regt and 7, 95 and 14 Infantry Bdes, France and Belgium, 1914-1916, notably at the Battle of Mons, Aug 1914.

BOX LISTBALSTON, Maj Thomas (1883-1967) ›

Papers relating to his service with 12 Gloucestershire Regt, 95 Infantry Div, 3 Div and 3 Corps, France, 1914-1918, dated 1915-1918 and 1938, principally comprising his official report of a visit to trenches near 3 Infantry Bde HQ at Novelles, 9-12 Aug 1915, written for 32 Div HQ, Aug 28 1915; 12th Service Battalion Gloucestershire Regt (Colston Publishing Co, Bristol, 1915) an illustrated souvenir…

BARBER, Lt Col Norman Alexander (1906-1994) ›

Typescript papers relating to Territorial Army annual training exercises, UK, 1935-1937. Papers relating to Barber's time as a Japanese POW in Changi POW Camp, Singapore, 1942-1945, including detailed manuscript diary, 25 Aug 1942-4 Sep 1945, with notes on diet, casualties, disease and nominal rolls of prisoners; eight manuscript letters home from Barber, written after the liberation of Singapore,…

BARKER, AVM John Lindsay (1910-2004) ›

Signal from Chiefs of Staff to Barker, 1945, outlining the role of Shield Force in the re-establishment of British administration in Hong Kong.

DETAILED CATALOGUEBARNARDISTON, Maj Gen Nathaniel Walter (1858-1919) ›

Papers relating to the Japanese and British capture of the German possession of Tsingtao, North China, during World War One, and a subsequent visit to Japan, 1914; papers created during command of 39 Div, 1915-1916; papers relating to post as Chief of British Military Mission to Portugal, including personal diaries, and correspondence relating to discussions held by Barnardiston on Belgian neutrality…

BARNETSON, Maj Gen James Craw (1907-1984) ›

'The medical services in an armoured division', a reprint of an article from the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, Jul 1950; 'The unexpected', an article on the surrender of the German Medical Base of the Army Group, South East in Austria in 1945, [1950]; medical instructions for the initial treatment of radiation injury,1958; a text of a speech on the current situation and plans for future…

BARNETT, Air Commandant Dame (Mary) Henrietta (1905-1985) ›

Photographs and press cuttings relating to her service with WAAF and WRAF, 1940-1960, notably her work as Director of WRAF, 1956-1960. Typescript account of her command of WRAF personnel at RAF Mediterranean Command, Caserta, Italy, [1945].

BARNETT, Maj Benjamin George (1912-1998) ›

Papers relating to his military service, 1944-1945, principally comprising war diary including maps and photographs, Sep 1944-Jul 1945; copy of report on the liberation of Belsen written for the Director of Military Government by Lt Col R I G Taylor, Officer Commanding, 63 Anti Tank Regt, [1945]; orders relating to the occupation and administration of Belsen, from Brig General Staff of 8 Corps, British…

DETAILED CATALOGUEBARTHOLOMEW, Gen Sir William Henry (1877-1962) ›

Papers relating to operations of 20 Corps in Palestine, 1917-1918, including third Battle of Gaza; correspondence including with Gen Sir Kenneth Wigram, 1935, and FM Sir Philip Chetwode, 1926-1936, with related papers, 1911-1950; Bartholomew Committee, Jun 1940 including operations in Flanders, organisation and training of troops; Northern Command and civil defence, 1940-1945.

BATTEN, Lt Col John Forbes (1893-1979) ›

Photographs relating to his service in India, 1933-1934, notably including two photographs of 11 Field Battery testing wireless equipment, 1934.

BATTLE OF ARNHEM, NETHERLANDS, 1944: Letter relating to ›

Manuscript letter from Henri L C Teswindt, Arnhem, Netherlands, to Yona Lugg, Barnes, London, 24 Dec 1945, relating to the Battle of Arnhem, Sep 1944, and the suffering experienced by the citizens of the city during the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War Two

BAYNHAM, Brig Derrick Hubert (1924-2006) ›

Memoir of Brig Derrick Baynham, 1939-1942, including descriptions of assisting in the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940; work in the Local Defence Volunteers, 1941; Special Operations Executive (SOE) training, including resisting interrogation and handling explosives; preparation for mission to support agents in occupied France and identify targets for sabotage; account of the mission including encounter…

BEARNE, AVM Guy (1908-2005) ›

Copy of detailed memoir, 'From air to chair', covering his RAF career, 1929-1961, including sections on his RAF training, bomber squadron service, 1930-1933, armament training and duties, 1933-1944 and service in Iraq, 1937-1939, Bomber Command, 1939-1940, the Air Ministry, 1940, 1947-1949 and 1954-1956, Malaya, 1946, Joint Services Staff College, 1947, Central Gunnery School, 1949-1951, Rhodesian…

DETAILED CATALOGUEBEAUFOY BROWN, Capt John Frederick, RN (1910-1979) ›

Papers relating to Beaufoy Brown's life and RN career, 1925-1979, including scrapbook with newspaper cuttings and fifty five photographs, Aug 1927-Jul 1929, including Atlantic Fleet exercises, 1927, the loss of HM Submarine H47, off St David's Head, Pembrokeshire, following collision with HM Submarine L12, 9 Jul 1929, and photographs of HMS REVENGE, HMS FORRES, HMS RODNEY, HMS HOOD, HMS NELSON and…

BEAUMONT, Gp Capt Stephen Gerald (1910-1997) ›

Typescript extract from unpublished memoir relating to Beaumont's RAF service in World War Two, 1939-1945, including Operation DYNAMO, the evacuation of the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) from Dunkirk, France, May-Jun 1940, visits to France by Prime Minister Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Jun 1940, the Battle of Britain, 1940, and Beaumont's involvement as Deputy Air Officer, Administration,…

BEAUMONT-NESBITT, Maj Gen Frederick George (1893-1971) ›

Memoir covering his life and career, 1893-[1918], notably his time at Eton College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and his service in the Grenadier Guards, 1912-[1918], including his experiences in France, 1914-[1918], written in [1950-1970]. Photographs, mainly of Grenadier Guardsmen and other army personnel, [1930-1945].

BOX LISTBEDDINGTON, Brig Sir Edward Henry Lionel (1884-1966) ›

'My life', unpublished memoirs describing his life and career, 1884-1960, notably his involvement in the Curragh Incident, Ireland, Mar 1914, and his staff appointments during World War One, 1914-1918, written in 1960.

BEEVOR, Anthony (b 1946) ›

Papers used by Beevor during the preparation of Inside the British Army (Chatto Windus, London, 1990), including papers on Defence estimates; officer education; Army Personnel Research Establishment, with Sandhurst reports relating to social conditions; officer and other rank recruitment, bullying; the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst; UK Land Forces; the Falklands Islands and BFFI (British Forces,…

BELL, Frank (1916-1989) ›

Undercover University, an illustrated account of the language lessons he organised and ran as a POW at Kuching, Borneo during the period 1943-1945, written in 1945-1946, privately published in 1990.

BENNETT / PINE-COFFIN ›

Copies of papers of Col Alexander Dumaresq Bennett, including photographs, papers and press cuttings relating to his service with Mohmand Field Force, North West Frontier Province, India, 1935-1936, including a report on a night ambush 28-29 Sep [1935] and Bennett's record of service.Papers of Edward Claude Pine-Coffin including portrait photograph; group photograph [of the 14 Punjabi Regiment] and…

BOX LISTBENSON, Lt Col Sir Reginald Lindsay (1889-1968) ›

Papers relating to his service in World War One, 1915-1918, principally comprising French and British casualty and strength figures, 1915-1918. Correspondence and associated papers relating to his work with Groupe des Armées du Nord and Grand Quartier Général, France, 1915, 1917-[1919], notably including correspondence between FM Sir Douglas Haig and Generals Robert Georges Nivelle and Henri-Philippe…

BENSON, Maj Gen Edward Riou (1903-1985) ›

Copies of typescript minutes of 21st meeting of Deputy Commandants of Allied Kommandatura Berlin, 4 Jun 1948; 'British Military Government Berlin, 1945-1950', pamphlet printed in 1950; typescript draft of 'Suez: the seven day war' by Arthur James Barker (Faber and Faber, London, 1964), [1964].

BERGER, Colonel Oliver Charles (1913-1998) ›

Papers, of Col Oliver Charles Berger, 1934-1983, comprising: Papers relating to Berger's education and early career, including: notes and essays on the history of political thought, 1934; Wilton Park Training Centre lecture notes and leaflets for German POWs 1946; correspondence relating to Berger's appointments and awards, 1946-1958; standing orders, memoranda and notes relating to A Sqn, Royal Scots…

BERGÈS, Jean Leon (b 1925) ›

Copies of papers in French relating to the shooting and wounding of Bergès by the Gestapo in an attempt to escape from France to Spain, Jun 1944, and documents to establish his status as a disabled and pensionable victim of the German occupation of France, 1985-1996, including ten testimonies from witnesses and contemporaries relating to the shooting, wounding and recuperation of Bergès, 1945, 1973…

DETAILED CATALOGUEBERLIN AIRLIFT, Television Documentary Archive (1997-1998) ›

Transcripts of 45 interviews recorded for The Berlin Airlift , a television documentary produced by 3BM Television for Channel 4's Secret History series and broadcast on 29 June 1998. Those interviewed include individuals and or relatives of individuals connected with the airlift operation which took place in response to the Berlin blockade, 24 June 1948 - October 1949, notably members of the armed…

BERLIN CRISIS, 1958-1962 ›

The collection presents an integrated record of US decision making during the 1958-1962 confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States over the situation of Berlin specifically, and Germany generally. The collection includes primarily records of Eisenhower's telephone conversations with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and Under Secretary of State Christian Archibald Herter and minutes…

BERNAL, Professor John Desmond (1901-1971) ›

Account of his work as Scientific Adviser, Combined Operations, in relation to D-Day, covering the period 5-8 June 1944, France.

BOX LISTBETHELL, Adm Hon Sir Alexander Edward (1855-1932) ›

Papers relating to early naval career, 1872-1907 including midshipman's log books; papers relating to service as Director of Naval Intelligence, 1909-1912, Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, 1911-1918, commander of Royal Naval War College, Portsmouth, 1913-1914, commander of 3 Battle Fleet and Channel Fleet, 1914-1915 and Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, 1916-1918; correspondence with Adm Sir Alexander…

BOX LISTBETHELL, Capt Edward Walter (1891-1918) ›

Papers relating to Bethell's life and career, [1898]-1927, and to his death in action, near Epehy, France, 21 Sep 1918, including letters and telegrams of condolence to Bethell's parents, notably from HM King George V, Brig Gen Charles Robert Graham Mayne, commanding 19 Infantry Bde, and Brevet Lt Col Percy Charles Esdaile, Commanding Officer, 1 Bn, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt), 1918; photograph…

BOX LISTBETHELL, Lt Maurice John, RN (1894-1916) ›

Papers relating to Bethell's life and career, 1894-1932, and to his death in action, as First Lt, HMS NESTOR, 13 Destroyer Flotilla, Battle of Jutland, North Sea, 31 May 1916, including Birth Certificate and Certificate of Baptism, 1894; RN record and certificates relating to Bethell's naval career, 1907-1915; one Christmas card, 1913, and three letters to his sister Agatha [Hilda] Bethell, 1915, and…

BETHUNE, Lt Gen Sir Edward Cecil (1855-1930) ›

Copies of 95 photographs and negatives relating to the Second Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902, including two photograph albums, 'Snap shots by Capt E A Williams Esq' and 'Snap shots in Natal and Transvaal taken by Capt E A Williams, KDG', and photographs of the Boer President of the Transvaal Stephanus Johannes Paulus (Paul) Kruger and of Col Edward Cecil Bethune. Microfilm copies of two bound order…

BIDDULPH, Gen Sir Robert (1835-1918) ›

Copy of single letter from Biddulph to a Mr Fanshawe, 13 Jun 1904, commenting on recent administrative changes at the War Office, in comparison with reforms to the British Army proposed by Edward Cardwell, Viscount Cardwell, Secretary of State for War, 1868-1874.

BINNEY, Adm Sir (Thomas) Hugh (1883-1953) ›

Printed 'Report of the Board of Enquiry appointed to enquire into the circumstances in which the German Battle Cruisers (SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU) and Prinz Eugen proceeded from Brest to Germany on 12th February, 1942, and on the operations undertaken to prevent this movement', Mar 1942, relating to Operation CERBERUS or the 'Channel dash', with typescript covering letter from Binney to AF Sir (Alfred)…

BIRD, Lt Col Aylmer Douglas Wilberforce (1908-1972) ›

Papers relating to his military career, 1937-1972, principally comprising recruitment poster for North Staffordshire Regt, 1937; unsigned account of operations of 2 Bn North Staffs Regt, France, 12 May-1 Jun 1940, written in [1940]; unsigned account of operations of 6 Bn North Staffordshire Regt, France, 1 Jul-31 Aug 1944, written in [1944]; The Battle of Flanders by Kenneth Adam (Hutchinson and Co,…

BISHOP, Maj Gen Sir (William Henry) Alexander (1897-1984) ›

'Look back with pleasure', typescript memoirs covering his life and career, 1897-1965, notably his service in Mesopotamia and Palestine, 1915-1918, India, 1919-1925 and 1957-1962, Africa, 1939-1944, Germany, 1945-1950, and Cyprus, 1964-1965, written in 1971.

BOX LISTBLACKLEY, Brig Travers Robert (1899-1982) ›

Texts of lectures and related letters on military government in Tripolitania, Eritrea and Ethiopia, given at the School of Military Government, University of Virginia, 1943; papers relating to the 50th Annual and 2nd War Conference, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Detroit, 9-11 Aug 1943, including lecture notes on military government in Tripolitania; lecture notes dated 1943 relating…

BLACKTON, Percy (1909-1990) ›

Two albums of black and white photographs relating to service in Iraq with No 1 Armoured Car Company, 1936, including images of sailing aboard the HMS DORSETSHIRE, Mar 1936; Port Said and the Suez Canal, Egypt, Apr 1936; No 1 Armoured Car Company on deployment in the desert near Salman Pak, Iraq; reconnaissance trip to Kurdistan, Aug 1936; landscapes and snapshots of local life, Iraq; the streets of…

BLAGROVE, Capt Peter (1889-1969) ›

Copies of papers relating to his service in France, 1917, principally comprising orders and summaries of operations for Royal Field Artillery, 12 Div, 1917, orders, maps and timetables relating to trench mortar batteries on the Somme front, Jul-Sep 1917, and General Staff publications on wiring, signalling, the employment of guns and trench mortars captured from the enemy, and 2 Army operations, 1917;…

BLAGROVE, Col Henry John (1854-1925) ›

Copies of papers relating to his service in the Boer War, 1899-1901, notably two letters from E A Wiggin, giving an account of operations around Greylingstad, July 1900, sketches and notes on scenes of action, [1900], including Spion Kop; notes by way of transcript of statements of witnesses, including Kriegler himself, in the trial of S G Kriegler, a Boer spy, [1899-1901], war news bulletins published…

BLAGROVE, Superintendant Edith Gordon, (Lady Brind) (1895-1979) ›

Copies of papers relating to her work as an WRNS administrator at Bletchley Park Decoding Centre, notably two drafts of a text on WRNS at Bletchley Park, [1945], an account of the employment of WRNS at Bletchley Park and outstations, [1945]; copy photograph of Blagrove and her assistant Doreen Scott, [1944], and photocopies of photographs of buildings and WRNS personnel at Walton Hall, Wavenden, Gayhurst…

BLAKISTON-HOUSTON, Lt Col John Matthew (1898-1984) ›

Detailed memoir, 'I'd live it again', covering his life and military career, 1898-1945, notably his service in France, 1918, Egypt, 1919-1921 and 1939-1941 and East Africa, 1941-1942, written in 1947 and privately published in pamphlet form.

BLOCK, Col Arthur Hugh (1859-1931) ›

Four copy photographs of 9 Western Div (Heavy Bde) and 72 Company (Heavy Bde), Royal Garrison Artillery, in India, showing elephant battery manoeuvres and parade, 1898-1900.

BLOCK, Maj Gen Adam Johnstone Cheyne (1908-1994) ›

Four copy photographs of Block's father's unit (Col Arthur Hugh Block), 72 Battery, 9 Western Div (Heavy Bde), Royal Garrison Artillery on parade and on the march, using elephants as draught animals, India, 1898-1900.

BLOUNT, Lt Col Hubert (1910-1979) ›

Copies of two reports on actions of 9 Armoured Bde Group during the second Battle of El Alamein, Egypt, Oct-Nov 1942.

BLOXHAM, Rev John Francis (1873-1928) ›

Two letters written to his sister describing action at Menin Road, third Battle of Ypres, Sep 1917, and battle of the Selle, Oct 1918; typescript copies of extracts from The Times relating to the award of his MC, 1917, and bar, 1918; card from Maj Gen Reginald John Pinney, Maj Gen Commanding 33 Div, BEF, commending Bloxham for his distinguished service, 1918; two obituaries cut from newspapers, 1928.

BOLITHO, Capt Richard John Bruce (1889-1965) ›

Proof copy of article on his military career, 1915-1944, notably concerning his experiments with the transmission and interception of wireless messages and radar, [1962].

BOLT, R Adm Arthur Seymour ('Ben') (1907-1994) ›

Copies of papers, 1909-1974, comprising typescript copy of the 'Interim Report of the Advisory Committee for Aeronautics', 1909; night order book, HMS THESEUS, Korea, 1950-1951; newspaper cuttings on HMS THESEUS' departure from UK to Korea and subsequent return, 1950-1951; typescript transcript of Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies lecture by Bolt, Oct 1951, entitled 'HMS THESEUS in…

BOMFORD, Col Guy (1899-1996) ›

Copy of account of the Survey Service of the Eastern and 14 Army in India and Burma during the period 1942-1945, written in 1945.

DETAILED CATALOGUEBONHAM-CARTER, Victor (1913-2007) ›

Papers relating to Soldier true, the life and times of FM Sir William Robertson, 1860-1933 (Frederick Muller, London, 1963), dated [1960-1963], principally comprising Bonham Carter's corrected proof of the book, together with his typescript and notes. Papers relating to BBC television series The Great War , broadcast in [1964], dated [1963-1964], principally comprising programme summaries, Bonham…

BOSANQUET, Lt Col Neville Richard Gustavus (1911-2003) ›

'Fusilier, memoir of life and service, 1930-1960', typescript memoir by Lieutenant Colonel Neville Bosanquet, including detailed description of living and working in the army in the interwar period, stationed in the United Kingdom, Gibraltar and Hong Kong, with analysis of the attitudes of soldiers in peace time; detailed descriptions of travelling in Communist Russia, 1935; living in Riga, Latvia,…

BOWEN, Ivor (1902-1984) ›

Papers of Ivor Bowen, 1926-1973, relating to his career in aeronautics, comprising manuscript volume entitled 'Bomb and Bombsight figures'; photographs, some captioned, relating to a long haul flight to Singapore, 1946, including exterior and interior details of plane and an aerial view of Singapore; Air Ministry Laboratory report, 'Bomb ballistics experiments, Orfordness, 1926', written by L C Bygrave…

BOWLBY, Surgeon Gen Sir Anthony Alfred, 1st Bt (1855-1929) ›

Report to the Director General of Medical Services, Surgeon Gen Sir Arthur Sloggett, on the introduction of steel helmets, 1916.

BOWRING, Maj Gen John Humphrey Stephen (1913-1998) ›

Photocopy of a report on role of engineers of Far East Land Forces in Borneo, 1963, following the Brunei rebellion, 1962; and photocopy of a directive relating to recruitment and training within the Engineering Corps, 1968.

BOYD, Maj Gen Ian Herbert Fitzgerald (1907-1978) ›

Photographs of landscape, towns and local Pathans, North West Frontier, India [1930-1936]; photographs of civilian engineering training, UK, 1934-1936; diary, 1939-1940, narrative of service as Engineer Staff Officer and Field Engineer, Rawalpindi and Staff Officer Royal Engineers 3, Delhi; diary, 1957-1959, narrative of service as Chief Engineer, Far East Land Forces. Photographs of official duties…

BOYLE, Lt Col Charles Leofric Boyle (1899-1999) ›

File of papers by Lt Col Charles Leofric Boyle on tensions between Hindu and Muslim troops on HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE, Oct 1947. Including report by Maj O A Mitchell, Officer Commanding 105 GPT Company, 10 Oct 1947, for Boyle as Officer Commanding Troops, HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE, on the morale of the Indian troops, both Muslim and Hindu (1 page); Seven telegrams between HM Troopship EMPIRE PRIDE…

BOYLE, Lt Col Robert Verelst (1907-1988) ›

Papers of Lt Col Robert Verelst Boyle, 1897-1943, including: Battalion standing orders of the 1st Battalion The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire) (Gale & Polden, Aldershot, 1930); notes and correspondence regarding the Combined Operations Training Centre, Comox, Vancouver Island, Canada, 1942-1943; papers relating to lectures given while GSO1, HQ Combined Chiefs of Staff, USA, including: text of lecture…

BOYS-SMITH, Capt Humphrey Gilbert (1904-1999) ›

Autobiography of Capt Humphrey Gilbert Boys-Smith From the Cradle to Within Sight of the Grave (1983). Including childhood and education; service in Merchant Navy, 1922-1934; account of Invergordon Mutiny, 1931; appointment to command of anti submarine corvette, HMS ANEMONE, 1940; evacuation from Dunkirk, making 6 crossings in requisitioned boats; service in HMS ANEMONE, Atlantic convoys, Jun 1940-…

BRADBURY, Lt Col George Charles (1906-95) ›

Correspondence of Lt Col George Charles Bradbury on the history of the 10th Baluch Regt, Indian Army, 1983-1991. Subjects include regimental history, uniform and regalia, battle honours, gallantry awards, the origin of the regimental warcry "Kai Kai", and the Officers' Dining Club.

BRAMWELL, Professor Anthony Robert Southey (1927-1981) ›

'MIL F 83300 Military specification of piloted V/STOL aircraft' issued by US Government Printing Office, 1970.

BRAY, Lt Col Eustace Arthur (1884-1973) ›

Copies of three letters to his family describing action at Gallipoli, Aug-Sep 1915.

BREGMAN, Ahron (b 1958) ›

Papers, 1998-2010, relating to the life and death of Ashraf Marwan (1944-2007), Egyptian businessman and alleged spy, including: copy letters from Ahron Bregman to Marwan, and notes on their conversations, 2002-2007 copies of Bregman’s witness statements and related correspondence, 2007-2008, detailing his contact with Marwan, 2002-2007 press reports, photocopy extracts from publications and other…

BRICE, Sqn Ldr Ronald (1912-1992) ›

'Reporting on the effectiveness of RAF officers', a paper on personnel assessment in the RAF, 1957, with covering letter to Senior Personnel Staff Officer, Far East Air Force HQ, 1957.

BRIDE, Maj George Frederic (1912-1987) ›

Papers of Major George Frederic Bride, 1912-[1945], comprising a copy of Bride's memoir, photograph album and Ministry of Information publications relating to his World War Two career, serving in Palestine, Sudan and Eritrea; map of Cairo and Suez area (scale 1:250,000, Geographical Section, General Staff, War Office, 1933), and map of Cairo and surrounding area (scale 1: 1,000,000, Geographical Section,…

DETAILED CATALOGUEBRIDGEMAN, Maj Gen Robert Clive, 2nd Viscount Bridgeman (1896-1982) ›

Papers including maps, relating to operations of British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium, 1940-1941; Staff College study of Italian campaign, 1915; papers including those by Maj Gen G M Lindsay relating to armoured support for 7 Infantry Brigade, 1933-1934; appendix, including maps of Britain annotated for exercises including SPARTAN, 1943; correspondence dated 1977-1978 with Martin Alexander…

BRIGHT, Brig Robert Henry (1912-1992) ›

Proceedings of Institution of Mechanical Engineers vol 157, containing three articles on developments in internal combustion engines and gas turbines including 'The Development of Gas Turbine Power Plants for Traction Purposes in Germany' by Bright, 1947.

BRIND, Adm Sir (Eric James) Patrick (1892-1963) ›

Copies of papers, 1916-1958, including account of the Battle of Jutland, witnessed by Brind from HMS MALAYA, 5 Battle Sqn, 1916; text of lecture 1919, relating to anti-submarine warfare, 1914-1918, and possible future development; notes, dated 1931, on the conduct of the Dardenelles campaign; report on night fighting by single ships, 1924; night order book, HMS BIRMINGHAM, South East Asia, 1929-1940;…

DETAILED CATALOGUEBRINK OF APOCALYPSE, Television Documentary Archive ›

The 1983: The Brink of Apocalypse documentary archive consists of transcripts of 31 interviews concerning events in Nov 1983 when a NATO command post exercise, code named ABLE ARCHER, caused the USSR to believe that NATO was planning a genuine nuclear attack. Interviews were conducted with eyewitnesses from Britain, US, USSR and East Germany, including NATO, intelligence and military personnel,…

BOX LISTBRITISH ARMY FIELD MANUALS & DOCTRINE PUBLICATIONS ›

British Army publications, 1963-2004. Volumes of the Army Field Manual including: 'The Armoured Division in Battle' (1990); 'Infantry Operations' (1990); 'Combat Service Support' (1992); 'Background to the Soviet Army' (1986); 'A Treatise on Soviet Operational Art' (1991); 'Soviet Tactics' (1991); 'Generic Enemy (Basic Forces): Operational Art' (1995); 'Operations in Specific Environments: Urban Operations'…

BRITISH ARMY SIGNALS: relating to the cessation of hostilities, 11 Nov 1918 ›

Two typescript copies of Operation Order General signals sent from the Chief Ordnance Officer, British Armies in France, relating to the cessation of hostilities ending World War One, 11 Nov 1918

BRITISH PUBLICATIONS Relating To The Allied War Effort & The Home Front ›

British publications relating to the Allied war effort and the Home Front, 1940-1954, including editions of His Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) pamphlets Frontline, 1940-41; The official story of the civil defence of Britain (HMSO, London, 1942), Combined Operations, 1940-1942 (HMSO, London, 1943), Target: Germany. The US Army Air Forces' official story of the VIII Bomber Command's first year over…

BRITISH WAY AND PURPOSE, 3: The Growth of Empire, the Dominions, India, the Colonial Empire, 1943 ›

Edition of The British Way and Purpose, 3: The Growth of Empire, the Dominions, India, the Colonial Empire (The Director of Army Education, London, 1943); photocopy of manuscript note from Rt Hon William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook of Beaverbrook, Minister of Aircraft Production, relating to aircraft production and storage, [1943].

BRIXMIS ASSOCIATION ›

The collection includes personal accounts written or recorded by Brixmis members beginning as far back as 1946, when Brixmis came into being at the end of World War Two following the division of Germany into 4 Military Zones of Occupation, till its dissolution in 1990 at the end of the Cold War; this archive also includes photographs, video, film and audio tape material relating to Brixmis. Following…

BROAD, Lt Gen Sir Charles (Noel Frank) (1882-1976) ›

Correspondence, dated 1968, 1970, 1974, principally comprising letters relating to his career, 1914-1942, the destruction of his military papers in 1942; a letter concerning the relationship between the retention of horsed cavalry and the quality and rate of development of armoured forces in the UK during the period 1914-1940, written in 1970.

BROOKE, Lt Col Kenneth Read (1907-1998) ›

One promotional videotape relating to The Scinde Horse (14th Prince of Wales's Own Cavalry), Indian Army, with items entitled 'The Scinde Horse sesquintennial', dated 16 Oct 1988, and 'Defenders of the dawn', dated 17 Nov 1988.

DETAILED CATALOGUEBROOKE-POPHAM, ACM Sir (Henry) Robert (Moore) (1878-1953) ›

Papers relating to early career, including material on early aviation, 1911-1913, and texts of lectures given at the RAF Staff College, Andover, 1922-1926. Material relating to post as Air Officer Commanding, British Forces in Iraq, 1928-1935, including correspondence, memoranda and telegrams relating to operations in Iraq and Kuwait, 1928-1930, and negotiations for the Anglo-Iraq Treaty, 1930; news…

BROOKS, Capt James Stewart (1921-1991) ›

Papers relating to his service in the RN, 1960-1976, dated 1960, 1964-1965, 1973 and 1981, principally comprising 'Management improvement in the Royal Navy', a report of the Fleet Management Technique Panel headed by Nigel C Willmott, Head of Fleet Work Study, Oct 1960, with related correspondence, 1964-1965; The Naval Electrical Review vol 17 no 1, Jul 1963, including 'A report on defective material…

BROWN, Col Francis David Millett (1837-1895) ›

'Colonel Francis David Millett Brown, VC, (1837-1895), 1st European Bengal Fusiliers (later 101st Royal Bengal Fusiliers), and Indian Staff Corps', an illustrated article by Maj A McKenzie Annand, extracted from The Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, vol 50, [1969].

BROWN, Lt Col Arthur Brian (1902-1985) ›

Papers relating to his military career, 1922, [1948], 1950, including letter from Maj Gen W Robb relating to Brown's retirement from King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, [1948]; two letters of thanks and congratulation from Gen Sir Allan Francis John Harding, Commander-in-Chief, Far East Land Forces, 1950; two photographs of Brown in Malaya during Operation NAWAB, [1947-1951], one with Harding, the…

DETAILED CATALOGUEBRYANT, Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan (1899-1985) ›

Papers, 1877-1985, of Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan Bryant and his family. Family papers include correspondence, private and official, and diaries of his parents, (Sir) Francis Morgan and Lady Bryant, 1877-1938, and other papers, 1899-1979, including Bryant's correspondence with his parents and brother Philip. Bryant's own papers include his extensive correspondence, 1919-1985, with over 170 correspondents,…

BRYCE, Lt Col Donald Pearson (1906-1980) ›

Photocopy of caricature of staff of HQ, second Chindit operation, Burma, 1944; photocopy of article by Brig Peter W Mead and Sir Robert Thompson on Maj Gen Orde Charles Wingate with related papers, 1978.

BUCHANAN-DUNLOP, Capt David Kennedy, RN (1911-1985) ›

Brief typescript history of 812 Naval Air Sqn, 1933-1948, ND. Correspondence with John Winton concerning life on HMS GLORIOUS during the period 1937-1939, written in 1983-1984.

BUCKLE, Maj Gen Denys Herbert Vintcent (1902-1994) ›

Various papers relating to his family, life and career, dated [1988 and 1991], notably including a brief draft memoir covering his life and career, 1902-1991, written in 1991 and a brief account of the life of his grandfather, Louis Anthony Vintcent, 1865-1891, a member of the Pioneer Corps who accompanied the British South Africa Company Police on their trek to occupy Mashonaland in 1890, sent to…

BURCH, Maj Gen Frederick Whitmore ('Eric') (1893-1977) ›

Copies of papers, 1914-1939, including account of service with York Troop, East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry, 1914, and 12 (Service) Bn (3 Hull), East Yorkshire Regiment, UK and Suez Canal, Egypt, 1914- 1916; narrative diary of voyage to India, 1939; diaries of Burch's father, Maj Frederick Burch, 1 Royal Dragoons, containing brief descriptive entries relating to service in the Second Boer War, South…

BURNABY, Col Frederick Gustavus (1842-1885) ›

Papers relating to his life and career, 1842-1885, dated 1856-1885, principally comprising press cuttings, 1856, 1877, 1882, [1884] and obituaries, 1885. A ride to Khiva (Cassell and Co, London, 1876); On horseback through Asia Minor (Sampson Low and Co, London, 1877).

BURNABY, Lt Col Hugo Beaumont (1876-1916) ›

Letters to his parents, 1900-1902, covering his service with 1 Bn, Wiltshire Imperial Yeomanry Field Force, South Africa, with testimonials, certificates of appointment and associated papers, 1901-1902, 1907, 1914, 1916. Correspondence with his family, 1915-1916, covering his service with 11 Bn, Queen's Regt (Royal West Surrey Regt), UK and Western Front, 1915-1916, with letters received by Burnaby's…

BURNETT, Rear Adm Philip Whitworth (1908-1996) ›

Papers of Rear Adm Philip Whitworth Burnett, relating to his life and career, 1922-1996, chiefly photographs, reports and press cuttings relating to Nanking, China, 1927 (where Chinese National Government troops attacked British and American residents: Burnett was a midshipman in HMS EMERALD, which bombarded city); photographs of Shanghai, Karachi and Diyatalawa, 1927; photographs of Abadan, Basra…

BURNETT-STUART, Gen Sir John Theodosius (1875-1958) ›

Copies of unpublished typescript memoirs, 1895-1945, by Burnett-Stuart, Chapter 1-12, 152pp, and Chapters 14-23, 191pp. Papers relating to Belgian military exercises, 1913, including typescript 'Report on the Belgian Grand Manoeuvres 1913' by Capt Harry Cecil Johnson, General Staff, with five printed maps of areas of Belgium, notably Namur, Dinant and Brussels [1913]. Copies of correspondence relating…

BOX LISTBURROWS, Cdr Edgar Allison (1889-1979) ›

Papers relating to his service in the RN, [1914-1920], [1939-1945], principally comprising carbon copies of letters to his family describing his service at Gallipoli, 1915-1916, and in Salonika, Greece, 1916-1918; typescript texts, written in [1918-1975], principally comprising descriptive sketches of life in Salonika, 1916-1918, in Belgrade after the retreat of German and Austrian forces, 1918-1919,…

DETAILED CATALOGUEBURTON, Capt John George (1921-1978) ›

Papers, photographs and maps relating to the invasions of Sicily and Italy, including the war diary of 41 Royal Marines Commando, 1943.

BUSH, Capt Eric Wheler (1899-1985) ›

Photographs relating to his naval career, 1912-1949, including photograph album containing photographs taken during his service on HMS BACCHANTE, 1914-1915, at Gallipoli, 1915, and in the North Sea, 1916-1918, Baltic Sea, 1918-1920, East Indies and East Africa, 1921-1924, China Station, 1932-1934, Mediterranean, 1941-1943; photographs of Allied landings at Sword Beach, Normandy, France, 1944. Two volumes…

BUTCHER, Sqn Ldr Francis Herbert (1914-1994) ›

Flying log books, 1935-1945, covering Butcher’s RAF training and his work as an instructor.  Copy papers, including a poem to mark his departure from the post of Magistrate, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1948; draft text of an unpublished book by Butcher, ‘Vital Command’, on the role of Flying Training in World War Two (subsequently used by John Golley in Aircrew Unlimited: Commonwealth Air Training Plan during…

BUXTON, Brig St John Dudley (1891-1981) ›

Various typescript texts written under the pen-name John Harley, namely 'Journeys in khaki', an illustrated memoir covering his life and career, 1914-1942, notably his service with the BEF in France, 1914-1915, and 1940 and with the Middle East Force, 1941-1942, written in 1975; 'A doctor went to the wars', an account of his experiences during 1914-1918 and 1939-1942, written in 1976; two texts entitled…

BYRNE, Flight Sgt S (fl 1930-1939) ›

Copy of text by Flight Sgt S Byrne on 'The Ferry Flight at Henlow and Cardington' during the period 1935-1939, ND.

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