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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Hart
HART, Lt Cdr Leonard George Richard (1903-1987)
Created 1940-1941, 1945-1947, 1966
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1903; served in World War Two on HMS FISHGUARD, 44 Escort Group, Western Approaches; served with Fleet Air Arm, [1943-1945]; Educational Officer, HMS ROYAL RUPERT, Germany, 1945-1947; Recreational Libraries Officer, 1952-[1966]; died in 1987.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1987.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service in Germany, 1945-1947, principally comprising British Zone Review vol 1 no 7, published by the Control Commission for Germany, (British Element), Dec 1945; Royal Rupert Times and Garrison News, edited by Hart, Feb 1947; photographs of Belsen concentration camp, 1945. Papers relating to Hart's work as Recreational Libraries Officer, 1966, notably an article on Hart and the RN Library Service cut from Navy News no 141, Mar 1966. Beating the invader and If the invader comes, two printed leaflets advising civilians how they should behave in the event of a German invasion, issued by Ministry of Information, 1940-1941.

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
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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  • Armed forces
  • Civil defence
  • Concentration camps
  • Defence
  • East West relations
  • Europe
  • Humanitarian law
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Occupied territories
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • War crimes
  • Wars (events)
  • Western Europe
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • Allied Control Commission
  • RN, Royal Navy


  • Belsen, Germany

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