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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Harbottle
Title
HARBOTTLE, Brig Michael Neale (1917-1997)
Date(s)
Created 1966-[1995]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
21 boxes or 0.21 cubic metres

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1917; educated at Marlborough College, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and the Open International University for Complementary Medicine, Sri Lanka; commissioned into the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1937; service with 1 Bn, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Colchester, Essex, 1937-1939; served in World War Two in the UKand Italy, 1939-1945; Lt, 1940; temporary Capt, 1940-1942; War Substantive Capt, 1942; temporary Maj, 1942-1945; Capt, 1945; temporary Maj, 1945-1949; service in Greece, Egypt and Cyprus, 1948-1958; Maj, 1950; served with 1 Bn, Royal Green Jackets on its formation, 1958; Lt Col, 1959; awarded OBE, 1959; Commanding Officer, 1 Bn, Royal Green Jackets, 1959-1962; Security Commander, Aden, 1962-1964; commanded 129 Infantry Bde, Territorial Army, 1964-1966; Brig, 1966; Chief of Staff, UN Peacekeeping Force, Cyprus, 1966-1968; retired, 1968; Chief Security Officer, Sierra Leone Selection Trust Limited, 1969-1970; Vice President, International PeaceAcademy, 1971-1973; Consultant, 1973-1997; Visiting Senior Lecturer in Peace Studies, Bradford University, 1974-1979; Consultant, United World College of Atlantic, 1974-1981; Vice President, UN Association (UK), 1974-1997; Member, Management Committee,Council for Education in World Citizenship, 1978-1989; Education Planning Director, British Council for Aid to Refugees (Vietnamese Section), 1979-1980; General Secretary, World Disarmament Campaign, 1980-1982; Member of Generals (retired) for Peace and Disarmament, 1981-1990; Director, Centre for International Peacebuilding, 1983-1997; Co-ordinator, Worldwide Consultative Association of Retired Generals and Admirals, 1991-1997; Member, International Council, Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, USA, 1992-1997; Consultant/Adviser, International Institute for Peaceful Change; died 1997.Publications: The impartial soldier (Oxford University Press, under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, 1970); The blue berets (Leo Cooper, London, 1971); The thin blue line. International peacekeeping and its future , with Indar Jit Rikhye and Bjørn Egge (Yale University Press, London, 1974); The knaves of diamonds (Seeley Service, London, 1976); Waging war on war:the need for new concepts of common security for Europe (Project for Peace Studies, Oxford, 1988); Investing charity funds (Jordans, Bristol, 1995).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The impartial soldier (Oxford University Press, under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, 1970); The blue berets (Leo Cooper, London, 1971); The thin blue line. International peacekeeping and its future, with Indar Jit Rikkye and Bjørn Egge (Yale University Press, London, 1974); The knaves of diamonds (Seeley Service, London, 1976); Waging war on war: the need for new concepts of common security for Europe (Project for Peace Studies, Oxford, 1988); Investing charity funds (Jordans, Bristol, 1995).

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1998.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers, chiefly correspondence, conference reports, articles and press cuttings relating to the organisation Generals for Peace and Disarmament, 1981-[1992]. Typescript reports and press cuttings relating to service with the UN Peacekeeping Force, Cyprus, 1966-1968. Editions of Harbottle's publications, 1970-1995, including The impartial soldier (Oxford University Press,under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, 1970), The blue berets (Leo Cooper, London, 1971), The thin blue line. International peacekeeping and its future , with Indar Jit Rikhye and Bjørn Egge (Yale University Press, London, 1974), and Waging war on war: the need for new concepts of common security for Europe (Project for Peace Studies, Oxford, 1988). Typescript copies of UN Security Council Resolutions, with correspondence, draft articles and newspaper cuttings, dated 1976-1980, relating topeace keeping operations in the Middle East, 1971; typescript UN General Assembly papers and press releases relating to peace keeping, 1972-1980; typescript UN General Assembly papers on disarmament, 1981-1982.

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged in sections as outlined above.

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
English
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

Papers relating to UN peacekeeping duties in Cyprus, 1966-1968, are held by the Department of WesternManuscripts, Bodleian Library, Oxford University (Ref: MS Eng c 4731).

Publication note
Papers relating to UN peacekeeping duties in Cyprus, 1966-1968, are held by the Department of Western Manuscripts, Bodleian Library, Oxford University (Ref: MS Eng c 4731).

Notes

Note
Compiled Jun 1999

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
  • Disarmament
  • International organizations
  • International politics
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Nuclear disarmament
  • Organizations
  • Peace
  • Peacekeeping
  • State security

Personal names

  • Egge, Bjørn, fl 1974, author
  • Rikhye, Indar Jit, fl 1974, United Nations military advisor

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • UN, United Nations

Places

  • Cyprus
  • Middle East

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