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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Amery
Title
AMERY, (Harold) Julian, Baron Amery of Lustleigh (1919-1996)
Date(s)
Created 1954-1957, 1965-1966
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 metres cubed

Context

Name of creator(s)

Amery, Harold Julian, 1919-1996, Baron Amery of Lustleigh

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1919; educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford; war correspondent in Spanish Civil War, 1938-1939; Attaché, HM Legation, Belgrade, and on special missions in Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania and Middle East, 1939-1940; Sgt, RAF, 1940-1941; commissioned and transferred to Army, 1941; served in Egypt, Palestine and the Adriatic, 1941-1942; liaison officer to Albanian resistance movement, 1944; served on staff of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, special military representative with Gen Chiang Kai-shek, 1945; contested Preston in Conservative interest, Jul 1945; Conservative MP for Preston North, 1950-1966, and Brighton Pavilion, 1969-1992; delegate to Consultative Assembly of Council of Europe, 1950-1953 and 1956; member of Round Table Conference on Malta, 1955; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Financial Secretary, War Office, 1957-1958; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Colonial Office, 1958-1960; Secretary of State for Air, 1960-1962; Minister of Aviation, 1962-1964; Minister of Public Building and Works, 1970; Minister for Housing and Construction, Department of the Environment, 1970-1972; Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1972-1974; died 1997. Publications: Sons of the eagle (Macmillan and Co, London, 1948); vols 4, 5 and 6 of James Louis Garvin's The life of Joseph Chamberlain (Macmillan and Co, London, 1932-1969); Approach march: a venture in autobiography (Hutchinson, London, 1973); died 3 Sep 1996.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Sons of the eagle (Macmillan and Co, London, 1948); vols 4, 5 and 6 of James Louis Garvin's The life of Joseph Chamberlain (Macmillan and Co, London, 1932-1969); Approach march: a venture in autobiography (Hutchinson, London, 1973).

Presented to the Centre by Amery in 1973.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Correspondence with Capt Basil Liddell Hart, 1954-1957, notably relating to Liddell Hart's papers for the Army League on army manpower requirements and divisional organisation. Papers relating to the Army League, 1955, 1965-1966, principally comprising draft and final copies of 'British defence policy in South East Asia', a report produced and published by the Army League, 1965; 'The Reserve Army and national security' by Maj Gen Robert Burrell Frederick Kingslake Goldsmith, published by the Army League, 1966; 'The Army in the nuclear age: report of the Army League Sub-Committee', published by the Army League, 1955.

System of arrangement

Arranged in sections as above.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

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 Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

House of Lords Record Office: correspondence with William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook of Beaverbrook, New Brunswick, and Cherkley, Surrey, 1947-1964 (Ref: BBK). Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge University: correspondence with P G Buchan-Dunlop, 1959 (Ref: HAIS), and with Maj Gen Sir Edward (Louis) Spears, 1st Bt, 1956-1973 (Ref: SPRS). Rhodes House Library, Oxford University: correspondence with Rt Hon Sir Roland Welensky.

Publication note

House of Lords Record Office: correspondence with William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook of Beaverbrook, New Brunswick, and Cherkley, Surrey, 1947-1964 (Ref: BBK). Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge University: correspondence with P G Buchan-Dunlop, 1959 (Ref: HAIS), and with Maj Gen Sir Edward (Louis) Spears, 1st Bt, 1956-1973 (Ref: SPRS). Rhodes House Library, Oxford University: correspondence with Rt Hon Sir Roland Welensky.

Notes

Note

Compiled Jun 1997

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • International relations
  • Labour market
  • Manpower
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security

Personal names

  • Amery, Harold Julian, 1919-1996, Baron Amery of Lustleigh, politician
  • Goldsmith, Robert Frederick Kinglake, 1907-1995, Major General
  • Liddell Hart, Sir, Basil Henry, 1895-1970, Knight, Captain, military historian

Corporate names

  • Army League
  • British Army

Places

  • South East Asia

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