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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Armstrong
ARMSTRONG, Engineer Cdr Sidney John (fl 1921-1941)
Created [1925-1945]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)
Armstrong, Sidney John, fl 1921-1941, Engineer Commander
Administrative / Biographical history

Engineer, RN, 1921; Engineer Lt Cdr, 1931; Engineer Cdr, 1935; served in the Far East 1937, and in the Mediterranean, 1941.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1986.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers principally comprising text of lecture on the outbreak of hostilities between Japan and China in 1937, including a detailed account of the Battle of Shanghai as witnessed from HMS DANAE, 1937; draft of lecture recounting his experiences on board HMS DIDO during the evacuation of Crete, Apr-Jun 1941, [1945].

System of arrangement

1 file.

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 provided 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
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


Compiled Mar 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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  • Armed forces
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Maritime warfare
  • Military engineering
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Ships
  • Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • State security
  • Vehicles
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Armstrong, Sidney John, fl 1921-1941, Engineer Commander
  • Armstrong, Sidney John, fl 1921-1941, Engineer Commander

Corporate names

  • HMS Danae
  • HMS Dido
  • RN, Royal Navy


  • Crete, Greece
  • Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China, East Asia

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