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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Griffith
Title
GRIFFITH, Lt Col Samuel (1905-1985)
Date(s)
Created [1939-1945], 1948, 1965, 1966
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1905; 2nd Lt, Welch Regt, 1925; Lt, 1927; Capt, 1936; served in Palestine, 1936-1939, and Crete, 1941; captured by Germans in Crete, 1941, and held as POW in Salonika and Germany, 1941-1945; Maj, 1942; Lt Col, 1947; died in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988 and 1989.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his military service during World War Two, dated [1939-1945], 1948, 1965-1966, notably including account of the service of 1 Welch Regt in Crete, May 1941, written in 1966; silk map of North Africa and the southern Mediterranean, [1939-1945]; account of his imprisonment in Salonika in 1941 and his subsequent transportation to Germany, [1945]; typescript copy of 'Per anum ad astra', an account by Alexis Casdigli of the smuggling of maps from Oflag IX A-H to Oflag XII B in 1944 by a group of POWs, including Casdigli and Griffith, written in 1948, copied in 1965.

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 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
Mainly English, but some German.
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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

Notes

Note
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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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Maps
  • Memoirs
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Seas
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • War prisoners
  • War victims
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Casdigli, Alexis, fl 1944, Allied prisoner of war

Corporate names

  • British Army

Places

  • Crete, Greece
  • Germany
  • Mediterranean Sea, Seas
  • North Africa
  • Salonika, Greece

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