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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Drake
DRAKE, Col Francis ([1896]-1993)
Created [1944]
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in [1896]; Deputy Provost Marshal, 2 Army, UK and Normandy, 1943-1944; died in 1993.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre in 1994.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photocopy of account of the planning and execution of the invasion of Normandy in 1944 from the point of view of the Deputy Provost Marshal, 2 Army, covering the period 1943-1944, with particular reference to the role of the military police.

System of arrangement
single item

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 forresearch use only. Requests to publish original material should besubmitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for MilitaryArchives, 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



Decorations: OBE, 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.

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.

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  • Armed forces
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Military police
  • Operation Overlord (1944)
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Normandy, France

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