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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
1981 (refers to 1939-1940)
Level of description
Collection (Fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file (0.01 cubic metres)


Name of creator(s)

Trythall, Anthony John, b.1927, Major General

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1927; educated Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby; St Edmund Hall, Oxford (BA Hons Modern History, 1947, Dip Ed 1951); Institute of Education, London Univ. (Academic Dip Ed 1962); King's College, London (MA in War Studies, 1969); National Service as RAEC Officer, UK, Egypt and Akaba, 1947-1949; teaching, 1951-1953; Regular RAEC Officer, 1953; seconded to Malay Regt, 1953-1956; War Office, 1957-1962; British Army of the Rhine, 1962-1966; Inspector, 1967-1968; Education Adviser, Regular Commissions Board, 1969-1971; Head of Officer Education Bridge, 1971-1973; Chief Inspector of Army Education, 1973-1974; MoD, 1974-1976; Chief Education Officer, UKLF, 1976-1980; Col Commandant, RAEC, 1986-1989; Member: Council, Royal United Services Institution for Defence Studies, 1978-1984; Director of Army Education, 1980-84; Chairman, Gallipoli Memorial Lecture Trust, 1986-1989 (Trustee, 1984-); Director: Brassey's (UK) Ltd (formerly Brassey's Defence Publishers Ltd), since 1984 (Managing Director, 1984-1987; Executive Deputy Chairman, 1988-1995); Brassey's (US) Inc., 1984-1995. Pubications Boney Fuller: the intellectual general 1977; contributed to The Downfall of Leslie Hore-Belisha in the Second World War 1982; Fuller and the Tanks in Home Fires and Foreign Fields 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Given by John Lee 2000

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photocopy of article 'The Downfall of Leslie Hore-Belisha' by Major General Anthony John Trythall, published in the Journal of Contemporary British History Vol 16 (1981), pp.391-411, on the dismissal of (Isaac) Leslie Hore-Belisha (later Baron Hore-Belisha) as Secretary of State for War, Jan 1940

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 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


Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Publication note

Published in Journal of Contemporary British History Vol 16 (1981), pp.391-411

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project. Source: Who's Who.

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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Date(s) of descriptions

Aug 2001

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