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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Bridgeman
BRIDGEMAN, Maj Gen Robert Clive, 2nd Viscount Bridgeman (1896-1982)
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)
Bridgeman, Robert Clive, 1896-1982, 2nd Viscount Bridgeman, Major General
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1896; educated at Eton; 2nd Lt, the Rifle Brigade, 1914; served in France, World War One, 1915-1918; Lt, 1916; Private Secretary to his father when Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Labour, 1918; Capt, 1921; Brevet Maj, 1932; Brigade Maj, 7 Infantry Brigade, 1932-1934; Brevet Lt Col, 1935; General Staff Officer Grade 2, War Office, 1935-1937; retired pay, 1937; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Deputy Director, Home Guard and acting Maj Gen, 1941; Director General, Home Guard and Territorial Army, 1941-1944; Col and temporary Maj Gen, 1942; Deputy Adjutant General, 1944-1945; President of West Midland Territorial Army and Volunteer Reserve Association, 1968-1969; died in 1982.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre in 1965 and in 1978 by Bridgeman.

Content & structure

Scope and content

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 of St Antony's College, Oxford including Franco-British military relations, 1939-1940; notes of conversation in 1975 with Dr A W J Houghton relating to the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940.

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
Finding aids

This detailed Catalogue, 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

The papers of Maj Gen George Mackintosh Lindsay are held as part of the papers of Capt Sir Basil Liddell Hart within the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives.



Decorations: KBE, CB, DSO, MC

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
  • Armoured forces
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Maps
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Operation Spartan (1943)
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Alexander, Martin, fl 1977-1978, historian
  • Bridgeman, Robert Clive, 1896-1982, 2nd Viscount Bridgeman, Major General
  • Houghton, A W J, fl 1975, historian
  • Lindsay, George Mackintosh, 1880-1956, Major General

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • British Expeditionary Force


  • Belgium
  • Dunkirk, France
  • Italy

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