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ADAM, Gen Sir Ronald, 2nd Bt (1885-1982)

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Reference code: GB99 KCLMA Adam
Title: ADAM, Gen Sir Ronald Forbes (1885-1982)
Dates of creation of material: 1914-1982
Level of description: collection level
Extent: 0.05 m3 or 5 boxes of papers


Presented to the Centre by Maj Gen Sir Ronald Adam and his family in 1973, 1976 and 1983.


Notebooks detailing Adam's service with The Royal Artillery in World War One in the Western and Italian Fronts; maps of France and Belgium used in World War One and of England from Adam's time as General Staff Officer at Staff College, Camberley, Hampshire, 1932-1935; note on the development of the Army rearmament programme, 1937-1939; notes for speeches in 1941 and 1943 by the Secretaries of State for War, Capt the Rt Hon David Margesson and the Rt Hon Sir James Grigg, including formation of new corps, Home Guard, Dominion troops and prisoners of war; official paper entitled 'The Use of Manpower in the Army', 1941; printed circular letters from Adjutant General to Corps District, Divisional and Area Commanders, Dec 1942-Dec 1943; papers on Army education for the Armistice and Post War Planning Committee, 1945; reports to Army Council on overseas tours by Adjutant General, 1942-1946; typescript narrative on administrative aspects of World War Two, 1960.


Arranged mainly chronologically in sections reflecting military service. Printed post-war material and maps are grouped separately. A concordance has been provided to references given in previous catalogues.


Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the College Archivist.


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