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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
BRITISH PUBLICATIONS Relating To The Allied War Effort & The Home Front
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
6 items


Name of creator(s)
  • His Majesty's Stationery Office
  • Faber and Faber
  • Crystal Publications Ltd, London
Administrative / Biographical history


Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by J M Keith, Deputy Librarian, Religious Society of Friends in Great Britain, 2001

Content & structure

Scope and content

British publications relating to the Allied war effort and the Home Front, 1940-1954, including editions of His Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) pamphlets Frontline, 1940-41; The official story of the civil defence of Britain (HMSO, London, 1942), Combined Operations, 1940-1942 (HMSO, London, 1943), Target: Germany. The US Army Air Forces' official story of the VIII Bomber Command's first year over Europe (HMSO, London, 1944), Among those present: the official story of the Pacific Islands at war (HMSO, London, 1946). Also pamphlet, 'The battle of South London', by Arthur L Woolf (Crystal Publications Ltd, London, c 1945), with photographs and accounts of bombing in South London, Second World War, and Westminster at War by William Sansom (Faber and Faber, London, 1947).

System of arrangement

As outlined in 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 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 Archives and Information Management, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

No additional finding aids.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

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

Jun 2008

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  • Aerial bombardment
  • Air warfare
  • Civil defence x Defence
  • Combined operations
  • Defence
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • Military engineering
  • Official publications
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)


  • England
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • London
  • Oceania
  • UK
  • Western Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Westminster
  • World

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