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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Bride
BRIDE, Maj George Frederic (1912-1987)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box


Name of creator(s)

BRIDE, Maj George Frederic (1912-1987)

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1912; educated, King Edwards Grammar School, Birmingham, 1924; journalist at Birmingham Mail; entered the Prison Service, 1938; Territorial Army; 6 Cavalry Brigade, 1939; Palestine, 1940; Western Desert Force, 1940; attached to the Sudan Government, survey of overland routes from Uganda to Sudan; Inspector of Prisons, Eritrea, 1941-1944; British Army on the Rhine, 1945; Prison Service; died, 1987.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Centre, Jan 2008.

Content & structure

Scope and content

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, General Staff, War Office, 1934).

System of arrangement

As outlined in the Scope and Content.

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 Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

No additional finding aids.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Original memoir returned to the depositor.

Existence and location of copies

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Oct 2008

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  • International conflicts
  • War
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • BRIDE, Maj George Frederic (1912-1987)


  • Cairo
  • East Africa
  • East Africa
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Palestine
  • Sudan
  • Urban

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