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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Goering
GOERING, Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm (1893-1946)
Created 1919
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in Germany in 1893; commissioned into army as infantry officer, 1912; served in air force, 1914-1918,then worked as an air adviser in Denmark and as a director of Svenska Lufttrafik; joined Nazi party and given command of SA, 1922;exiled for his part in Munich Putsch, 1923; elected to Reischstag, 1928; President of Reichstag, 1932; joined Hitler's Government, 1933and appointed to offices of Prussian Minister President, Reich Minister of Aviation, Commander-in-Chief of Luftwaffe, President ofReichstag and and Prussian State Council, head of German forestry administration and (until 1934) Prussian Minister of the Interior;founded Gestapo and set up first concentration camps for political, racial and religious suspects; Gen, 1933; put in charge of economicpreparations for war as head of four year plan, 1936; Col Gen, 1936; FM, 1938; named as Hitler's successor designate and head of WarCabinet, 1939; given unique title of Reichsmarschall, 1940; captured by US troops, 1945; tried and sentenced to death by InternationalMilitary Tribunal at Nuremburg, but took poison on the eve of his execution and died on 15 Oct 1946.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by AVM Lord Cameron, Principal of King's College, London in 1984.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photocopies of letter from Goering to Antony Fokker, Dutch aircraft engineer, concerning Goering's workpromoting Fokker aircraft in Denmark and his financial arrangements with Fokker, 12 July 1919, and photograph of Fokker aeroplane, [1919].

System of arrangement

1 file.

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 originalmaterial should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre forMilitary Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
German, with English translation.
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives


Compiled Feb 1997

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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  • Aircraft
  • Chemical actions and uses
  • Military aircraft
  • Pharmaceutic aids
  • Specialty uses of chemicals
  • Vehicles

Personal names

  • Fokker, Antony Herman Gerard, 1890-1939, Dutch aircraft engineer


  • Denmark, Northern Europe

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