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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Harrison F
Created [1991]
Level of description
collection level (one item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 cubic metre


Administrative / Biographical history

Joined the Royal Corps of Signals in 1939; served as wireless operator to successive brigadiers in theTobruk Tank Brigade, 3 Armoured Brigade, 2 Armoured Division; left the Army in 1946.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by Frank Harrison in 1991

Content & structure

Scope and content

'Tobruk: Siege, Breakout, Victory', typescript memoir covering operations at Tobruk, 1941-1942, written in [1991] and later published as Tobruk: the great siege reassessed (Arms and Armour Press, London, 1996)

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 Archve Services.

Language/scripts of material


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



Compiled Jun 1996

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.

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.

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  • Armed forces
  • Desert warfare
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Memoirs
  • Military engineering
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Libya
  • Tobruk, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, North Africa

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