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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Hanning
HANNING, Hugh Peter James (1925-2000)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
22 boxes or 0.22 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

Hanning, Hugh Peter James, 1925-2000, defence and disaster relief expert

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1925; educated University College, Oxford, 1949; leader-writer, Westminster Press, 1951-1960; defence correspondent, ITN, 1961; consultant, International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1964-1970; defence correspondent, Observer , 1963; defence correspondent, Guardian , 1967-1969; advisor to Ministry of Defence, NATO and US Government; Deputy Director of the Royal United Services Institute, 1967-1970; Director of the British Atlantic Committee, 1975-1982; founder member of the Intermediate Technology Development Group, 1967; founder member of the International Peace Academy, New York, 1970; mission to Biafra with Leonard Cheshire, 1969; International Secretary, Church of England, 1972-1980; died, 2000.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from the family in 2 accessions, 2004.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Hugh Hanning, 1964-2000, including correspondence relating to Hanning's work with the Fontmell Group, Pathfinders and International Peace Academy concerning international disaster relief and peace/security studies, [1980-2000]; publications by Hanning including pamphlet, 'Britain and the United Nations: proposals for peacekeeping including a Commonwealth Force' (Bow Group Publications Ltd, London, 1964); 'Nigeria: a lesson of the arms race', in The World Today , Vol 23 No 11, Nov 1967, (Royal Institute of International Affairs, London); 'Defence and development' (Royal United Service Institution, London, 1970); NATO: our guarantee of peace (Brassey's Defence Publishers Ltd, London, 1986); Peace: the plain man's guide to war prevention (Cecil Woolf, London, 1988); leaflet, 'United Nations peacekeeping: 40 years on - and the way ahead' (International Peace Academy, New York, USA (1988); Five wars, one cause: why we need peace crimes tribunals (Parapress Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, 1996); Bulletin of The Council For Arms Control , No 24, Jan 1986, including article, 'Disarmament - the wrong target?' by Hanning.

Publications and conference reports by groups with which Hanning was closely involved, 1968-1998, including pamphlet produced by the Ministry of Defence, 1968; pamphlets produced by the International Peace Academy, New York, USA, 1978-1986; pamphlets produced by the Royal United Service Institution, 1969; pamphlet produced by the Church Information Office, 1972; series of pamphlets issued as Bicentenary Papers by the English-Speaking Union and British Atlantic Committee, 1975-1976; pamphlets and leaflets produced by the British Atlantic Committee, 1981-1984 and pamphlets and conference material produced by the Fontmell Group on Disaster Relief, 1989-1998. Copies of obituaries for Hanning from the Daily Telegraph , 11 May 2000, Guardian , 27 May 2000 and Times , 30 May 2000 and list of Hanning's books and articles held by the Joint Services Command and Staff College Library, Watchfield.

System of arrangement

Original order

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open. Visitors are required to provide proof of ID and sign an undertaking form.

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 Archive Services and Information Management, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

No additional finding aids.

Allied materials

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

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

Feb 2008

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  • Administration of justice
  • Arms race
  • Defence
  • Disaster relief
  • Legal procedure
  • Peace
  • Peacekeeping
  • State security
  • Trials
  • War crime trials

Personal names

  • Hanning, Hugh Peter James, 1925-2000, defence and disaster relief expert
  • Hanning, Hugh Peter James, 1925-2000, defence and disaster relief expert

Corporate names

  • British Atlantic Committee
  • Church Information Office
  • English-Speaking Union
  • International Peace Academy
  • Ministry of Defence
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Royal United Services Institute
  • United Nations

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