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HUTTON, Lt Gen Sir Thomas Jacomb (1890-1981)

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HUTTON: 1 Papers relating to Hutton's service in World War One, 1914-1918


HUTTON: 1/1

1914 Oct 4-1919 Apr 11

Manuscript correspondence between Hutton and various members of his family during his service in France in World War One, discussing in particular the political and social aspects of the war. With letters concerning the death of his brother, Lt Gen G A Hutton, killed in action, Sep1915. 32pp.


HUTTON: 1/2

1914-1918

Typescripts of a memoir by Hutton about his service on the Western Front in World War One, including descriptions of the Battle of the Marne, France, the first Battle of the Aisne, the truce between Allied and German forces, Christmas Day, 1914; Allied operations near Steenwerck, Belgium, 11 Dec 1914 to 2 Feb 1915; Allied operations at Ypres, Belgium, Feb to May 1915; Battle of the Somme, France, Jul 1916; Allied operations around Bucquoy and Arras, France, Dec 1916 to 20 Apr 1917; Allied operations at Messines, Belgium, May to Jul 1917; Allied operations around Paschendale, Belgium, Jul 1917. Also including post-war memoir entitled, 'A Cruise in the Aegean in a 35 Ton Yawl'. 427pp.


HUTTON: 2 Papers relating to Hutton's service in the First Burma Campaign, Dec 1941-May 1942, as Chief of General Staff, India, Jan 1939-Jan 1944


HUTTON: 2/1

1939

Hutton's manuscript appointment diary for 1939 containing social and official appointments. 1 volume.


HUTTON: 2/2

1940

Survey of India map, 'Burma', (Survey of India offices, Calcutta, no 1751). Scale 1:5,149,901. 1 map.


HUTTON: 2/3

[1940]

Printed portion of a map of Burma showing area around Pegu and Hlegu, Burma. 1 map.


HUTTON: 2/4

1941 Sep 17

Typescript telegram to Maj Gen William Corson Holden, Military Member of the Eastern Group Supply Council, from Army Headquarters India concerning understaffing of military in Burma, with attached note from Maj Gen William Corson Holden forwarding telegram to Hutton. 3pp.


HUTTON: 2/5

1941 Dec 15

Typescript note by Col P D MacFeat, Royal Engineers Railway Branch, on the construction of the Indo-Burma Road, Kalewa-Palel route, describing the problems of building on each section of the route. 4pp.


HUTTON: 2/6

1941 Dec 23

Extract from 'Weekly Intelligence Summary', number 60, commenting upon the strength of the Japanese infantry battalion in comparison to that of the British. 1p.


HUTTON: 2/7

1941 Dec 26-1942 Mar 20

Typescript chronological list of Hutton's postings from Calcutta, India to Maymo, Burma, 26 Dec 1941-20 Mar 1942. 2pp.


HUTTON: 2/8

[1941]

Typescript plan by Hutton of operations to be conducted by British and Chinese troops in the event of the loss of Mandalay, Burma to Japanese forces. 3pp.


HUTTON: 2/9

[1941]

Typescript notes by Hutton discussing the impact of the Japanese invasion of Burma on British military staff and Chinese troops, and particularly the efforts of Gen Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, to establish a common front with Chinese against Japanese forces. 2pp.


HUTTON: 2/10

[1941]

Manuscript notes by Hutton on the plan by Gen Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Southern Command, for the British defence of Prome, Burma, against attack by Japanese forces. 2pp.


HUTTON: 2/11

1941 Jan 10

Typescript appraisal by Hutton of the consolidation and of the Allied position in Burma against Japanese attack, including a forecast of British troops available in Burma by Apr 1942, an estimate of Japanese forces and tactics, discussion of lines of communication in Burma and cooperation with Thai and Chinese troops. 3 copies, 42pp.


HUTTON: 2/12

1942 Jan 21-1942 Feb

Typescript notes to Hutton relating to the coordination of British operations with 6 Chinese Army in the areas of Wanting, Burma and Lashio, Burma, including a letter concerning the offer of troops to Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, by the Chinese. 18pp.


HUTTON: 2/13

1942 Jan 23-1942 Mar 5

File containing typescript telegrams between Hutton and Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, relating to Allied operations on the Bilin and Sittang rivers, Burma, offensives from Japanese forces on Moulmein, Burma and the defence of Rangoon, Burma, from Japanese forces, including details of military staffing levels in Burma, evacuation schemes, and Allied moves to keep open supply routes through Burma to China. With an index and summary of the file, compiled by Hutton. 101pp.


HUTTON: 2/14

1942 Feb 2

Typescript report by Hutton on the crash landing of his plane due to engine failure, to the east of Lashio, Burma, in Feb 1942. 3pp.


HUTTON: 2/15

[1942] Feb 7

Manuscript letter from Donald Mald, RAF Headquarters Burma, concerning the crash landing of Hutton's plane to the east of Lashio, Burma and the rescue of Hutton's pilot, Fl Lt Tate. 2pp.


HUTTON: 2/16

1942 Feb 4-1942 Feb26

Typescript reports made to Brig Henry Lawrie Davies, Deputy Chief of General Staff, India Headquarters, by Maj Gen Joseph George Smyth, Commander 17 Indian Div, relating to the advance of Japanese forces through Burma, and Allied operations on the Bilin and Sittang Rivers, Burma. 16pp.


HUTTON: 2/17

1942 Feb 7

Typescript report by Maj Gen Joseph George Smyth, Commander 17 Indian Div on the withdrawal by 17 Indian Div from Moulmein, Burma. 3pp.


HUTTON: 2/18

1942 Feb 9

Typescript plan by Brig Henry Lawrie Davies, Deputy Chief of General Staff, India for Operation JULIUS CAESAR (the military and civil evacuation of Rangoon, Burma), stressing the importance of maintaining supply lines to India and China. 6pp.


HUTTON: 2/19

1942 Feb 18

Telegram from Rt Hon Leopold Amery, Secretary for India and Burma, to Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, questioning Hutton's qualities as a 'fighting leader'. 1p.


HUTTON: 2/20

1942 Feb 22

Typescript letter from Maj Gen Joseph George Smyth, Commander 17 Indian Div, to Hutton, concerning the undermining of his position at his new Headquarters following the arrival of a new civil officer. 1p.


HUTTON: 2/21

1942 Feb 25-1942 Feb 27

Typescript letters from Maj Gen Joseph George Smyth, Commander 17 Indian Div, to Hutton, concerning General Staff Officer appointments, 17 Indian Div. 2pp


HUTTON: 2/22

1942 Feb-1942 Apr 28

Typescript and manuscript notes on the strength of the infantry of 17 Indian Div, including a note on the destruction of Japanese aircraft over Burma by Allied forces from Dec 1941 to Mar 1942. 5pp.


HUTTON: 2/23

1942 Mar 31-1942 Apr 4

Manuscript report made to Hutton concerning the delay of a message sent from Lashio, Burma, on 31 Mar 1942, due to cipher difficulties at the RAF. 3pp.


HUTTON: 2/24

1942 Mar

Typescript note by Maj Antony Archibald Mains, General Staff Officer second grade 18 Indian Corps, on the police system in Rangoon, Burma, after Feb 1942, with attached manuscript note forwarding document by Pugh. 3pp.


HUTTON: 2/25

1942 Apr 14

Typescript note by Hutton on the availability of Allied petrol and ammunition supplies in Burma. 2pp.


HUTTON: 2/26

1942 Apr 23

Typescript narrative by Brig Roger Gillies Ekin, Commander 48 Indian Infantry Bde, on the withdrawal of Allied forces across the Sittang river and the blowing up of the Sittang bridge, Burma, 22-23 Feb 1942. 3pp.


HUTTON: 2/27

1942 Apr

Manuscript notes by Lt Gen N Hugh Jones on the operations of 48 Indian Infantry Bde against Japanese forces around the Bilin and Sittang rivers, Burma, 16 Feb 1942 to 9 Mar 1942. 10pp.


HUTTON: 2/28

1942 May 22

Manuscript and typescript Notes by Hutton for Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India concerning the formation of the Burma Army and the establishment of its Headquarters. 7pp.


HUTTON: 2/29

1942 Jun

Manuscript and typescript notes by Hutton and Maj S Christen on the possible use of Thai troops in Southern Burma by the Japanese. 4pp.


HUTTON: 2/30

1942 Jul

Manuscript letters from Brig Henry Lawrie Davies, Deputy Chief of the General Staff India, concerning the circumstances under which orders were issued for Operation JULIUS CAESAR (the military and civil evacuation of Rangoon, Burma). 4pp.


HUTTON: 2/31

1942 Aug-1942 Nov

Typescript letters from Maj Allan Dunn MacConachie, Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Burma Army, to Mrs Christine Upton, West Burgholt, Essex, UK, forwarded to Hutton by Lt Col R H Columbine, Deputy Military Secretary, Burma Army, concerning the death by fever of Brig Norman Upton, 9 Bn Burma Rifles, on 29 Jun 1942 at Patao, Burma. 11p.


HUTTON: 2/32

1942 Sep 6

Manuscript letter from Lt Gen Thomas Corbett detailing the reversals suffered by 8 Army at Cyrenaica, Western Desert, North Africa, against German forces commanded by German FM Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel and relating to the relief of Lt Gen Thomas Corbett's position as Chief of the General Staff, Middle East. 3pp.


HUTTON: 2/33

1942

Typescript reports by Brig Charles Copley Swift on the demolition by Royal Engineers and Marines of oil refineries at Syriam, Seikkyi and Thilawa, Burma, under the supervision of W L Forster, Production Manager of Shell-Mex Ltd. 9pp.


HUTTON: 2/34

[1942]

Manuscript notes by Hutton listing the major events of the First Burma Campaign, 28 Dec 1941 to 30 Mar 1942, with emphasis on the advancement of Japanese forces through Burma. 5pp.


HUTTON: 2/35

[1942]

Typescript and manuscript notes by Hutton and Upton as General Staff Officers, second grade, Burma Army concerning military preparations for the defence of Burma against Japanese forces and the events of the First Burma Campaign. 14pp.


HUTTON: 2/36

[1942]

Manuscript notes by Hutton concerning the withdrawal to the Sittang river, Burma, by 17 Indian Infantry Div, Feb 1942. 5pp.


HUTTON: 2/37

[1942]

Manuscript notes by Hutton on the future of the Allied army and civil government in Burma, following Japanese invasion. 6pp.


HUTTON: 2/38

[1942]

Typescript report giving summaries of information on communications, economy and the numbers of Japanese troops in Burma. 14pp.


HUTTON: 2/39

[1942]

Typescript draft report containing manuscript additions by Maj Gen Eric Norman Goddard, Chief Administrative Officer, to Hutton concerning difficulties and shortcomings of the Allied military administration in Burma, including sections on Army supplies and transport, Dec 1941-Mar 1942. 11p.


HUTTON: 2/40

[1942]

Typescript intelligence notes on the deployment and strength of the Japanese troops during the Japanese invasion of Burma, Dec 1941-May 1942. 3pp.


HUTTON: 2/41

[1942]

Manuscript notes by Hutton for Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, on plans for the reconquest and reoccupation of Burma by Allied forces. 3pp.


HUTTON: 2/42

1944 Jan 7

Typescript extract from South East Asia Command, Weekly Intelligence Summary no. 114, 7 Jan 1944, detailing Japanese army strength and Japanese air activity in Burma, 30 Dec 1941-5 Jan 1942. 1p.


HUTTON: 2/43

1945

Ordinance Survey map, 'Rangoon', (War Office, GS/GS, no 2555). Scale 1:1,000,000. 1 map.


HUTTON: 2/44

[1940s]

Survey of India map of Burma, 'Toungoo-Rangoon', (no 13). Scale 1: 250,000. 1 map.


HUTTON: 3 Papers relating to Hutton's service in the First Burma Campaign, Dec 1941-May 1942, as Chief of General Staff, India, with details on the fall of Rangoon, Burma, to Japanese forces, Dec 1941-Jan 1944


HUTTON: 3/1/1

1941 Dec31-1942 Mar 3

Typescript photocopies of correspondence between Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, and Hutton, used for the compilation of the official history of the Burma Campaign in 1958, including correspondence relating to Hutton's role as General Officer Commanding, Burma, during the operations leading to the fall to Japanese forces of Rangoon, Burma, and correspondence between Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, and Gen Alan Francis Brooke, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, concerning the replacement of Hutton as Commander in Chief, Burma, by Gen Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander. 16pp.


HUTTON: 3/1/2

1942 Feb 4-1942 Feb 25

Typescript photocopies of letters and reports certified as true copies by Hutton, 10 Jan 1955, from Maj Gen John George Smyth, General Officer Commanding 17 Indian Div, to Hutton and Brig Henry Lowrie Davies, Brig General Staff, Burma Army, relating to Maj Gen John George Smyth's role as General Officer Commanding 17 Indian Div in the operations leading to the fall of Rangoon, Burma. 13pp.


HUTTON: 3/1/3

1942 Mar 8-1942 Apr 29

Typescript photocopies of correspondence between Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, and Gen Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, General Officer Commanding, Burma, relating to the loss of Rangoon, and Prome, Burma, to Japanese forces; withdrawal of Allied troops from Burma via Assam, India; and the establishment of friendly relations with Chinese Generals, with the intention of Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell using Col Orde Charles Wingate to liase with the Chinese. 14pp.


HUTTON: 3/1/4

1942 Mar 19

Certified photocopy of telegram from Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill MP, Prime Minister, concerning the defence of North-East India from Japanese forces and the withdrawal from Upper Burma of Allied troops. 1p.


HUTTON: 3/1/5

1942 May 2-1942 Jul 13

Typescript photocopies of correspondence between Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, and Hutton, relating to the handling of operations leading to the fall of Rangoon, Burma, particularly the orders for demolitions made at Rangoon, Burma, and Hutton's military reputation after the evacuation. 15pp.


HUTTON: 3/1/6

[1942]

Typescript photocopy of report by Hutton on his actions in the Burma Campaign up to the fall of Rangoon, Burma to Japanese forces, in particular Hutton's decision to evacuate Rangoon, Burma, and his explanation of the failure to secure Sittang Bridge, Burma. 5pp.


HUTTON: 3/1/7

[1942]

Typescript photocopy of note by Hutton for Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, concerning the transfer of Indian troops from 9 Indian Div and 11 Indian Div from Malaya to the army in Burma and the quality of these troops. 1p.


HUTTON: 3/1/8

1955 Oct 7-1955 Dec 1

Typescript photocopies of letters to Maj Gen Stanley Woodburn Kirby, Historical Section Cabinet Office, from Maj Gen David Tennant Cowan and Maj Gen Henry Lowrie Davies, relating to Hutton's role in events leading to the fall of Rangoon, Burma, to Japanese forces; also typescript photocopy of notes of an interview between Gen Kirby and Colonel Ogrill, 1 Dec 1955, discussing the demolition of the Sittang Bridge, Burma, by 17 Indian Div, 23 Feb 1942. 5pp.


HUTTON: 3/1/9

1973 Jun 12-1973 Jun 26

Manuscript and typescript correspondence between Hutton and Clifton Child, Historical Section Cabinet Office, concerning the later retrieval by Hutton of FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell's, correspondence file. Including an index to the file. 7pp.


HUTTON: 3/2

1942 Jan 14-1943 Mar 11

File containing manuscript and typescript correspondence relating to Hutton's role as General Officer Commanding, Burma and to his replacement and departure from Burma in Feb 1942, including comments on Hutton's despatch on the First Burma Campaign written in 1942, by Sir Reginald Hugh Dorman-Smith, Governor of Burma, and typescript letters from Hutton on his departure from Burma in Apr 1942, to Maj Gen David Tennat Cowan, General Officer Commanding 17 Indian Div; Brig Henry Lowrie Davies, Brigadier General Staff, Burma Army; Colonel T Hirst, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Burma Army; Maj Gen James Bruce Scott, General Officer Commanding 1 Burma Div; Gen Hon Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, General Officer Commanding, Burma; and Lt Gen Edwin Logie Morris, Chief of the General Staff, India. 83pp.


HUTTON: 3/3

[1942 Mar]

Typescript narrative by Maj Gen John George Smyth, General Officer Commanding 17 Indian Div on the military aspects of the start of the war in Burma, 1941 Dec-1942 Feb, including details on the Japanese capture of Moulmein, Burma, and the Allied detonation of the Sittang Bridge, Burma. 4pp.


HUTTON: 3/4

1942 Apr 22

Typescript notes on a despatch made by Hutton concerning fighting methods which Hutton believed should have been employed by Allied troops against Japanese forces in the First Burma Campaign, Dec 1941-May 1942. 3pp.


HUTTON: 3/5

1942 Apr 23

Manuscript letter from Lt Col Geoffrey Wheeler, General Staff Army Headquarters India, to Hutton, commenting on Hutton's despatch on the capture of Rangoon, Burma, by Japanese forces, particularly on the loss of fighting power of 17 Indian Div, following the withdrawal from Moulmein, Burma and the Japanese capture of Rangoon, Burma, and criticising Sir Reginald Hugh Dorman-Smith, Governor of Burma, and AVM Donald Fasken Stevenson, for their roles during the First Burma Campaign, Dec 1941-May 1942. 2pp.


HUTTON: 3/6

1942 May 2

Typescript despatch by Hutton on the operations of the Burma Army against Japanese forces in the First Burma Campaign, 7 Dec 1941-7 Mar 1942, including sections on Allied preparations for war with Japan; Japanese air raids on Rangoon, Burma; co-operations between UK and Chinese armies; Air and naval support for Allied army; the civil administration of Burma; Allied withdrawal from Moulmein, and Rangoon, Burma; the situation around the Sittang Bridge, Burma, and the organisation of the Japanese army. With covering letter by Hutton forwarding despatch to Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India. 75pp.


HUTTON: 3/7

1942 Jun 28-1942 Jul 14

File containing manuscript and typescript correspondence between Hutton and Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, including notes made by Hutton on despatch by Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell on the Burma Campaign up to the fall of Rangoon, Burma, in particular responsibility for demolitions ordered at Rangoon, Burma, and disagreements over underestimating the speed of Japanese advance through Burma. 47pp.


HUTTON: 3/8

1942 Jul 11-1958 Dec 18

File containing manuscript and typescript correspondence between Hutton and former colleagues in Burma, including Sir Reginald Hugh Dorman-Smith, Governor of Burma, Col Emile Charles Victor Foucar, General Staff, India, concerning aspects of the campaign initiated by the publication of various histories and articles (particularly those in the Evening Standard, Nov 1958, supporting the retreat from Burma in 1942), including the transcript of an interview with Hutton by Maj Hunt, in Jul 1946, relating to Hutton's part in the First Burma Campaign, Dec 1941-May 1942. 90pp.


HUTTON: 3/9

1942

Typescript notes entitled, 'Note by Lt Gen Thomas Jacomb Hutton on the Burma Campaign up to the fall of Rangoon, Burma', describing aspects of the First Burma Campaign, Dec 1941-May 1942, including the need for reinforcements to have been diverted to Burma to aid in the defence of Rangoon, Burma, the planning of an Allied counter-attack against Japanese forces, and the Japanese capture of Moulmein and Rangoon, Burma. 7pp.


HUTTON: 3/10

1942-1958

Newspaper articles relating to the Burma Campaign, including contemporary reports and later discussions about the command and decisions of Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, Lt Gen William Jospeh Slim, General Officer Commanding 1 Burma Corps, Maj Gen Orde Charles Wingate, and Hutton, which were initiated by the publication of the official history of the Burma Campaign in 1958. 27pp.


HUTTON: 3/11

[1942]

Typescript note on the loss of Burma by Allied troops to Japanese forces, stating that Allied troops were not adequately trained for the kind of fighting they had to undertake. 1p.


HUTTON: 3/12

1943 Mar 24

Draft typescript letter from Hutton concerning the offer of Chinese troops made to Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, Commander in Chief, India, in Dec 1941. 2pp.


HUTTON: 3/13

1942 May 20

Letter from Maj Gen Jospeh George Smyth, Commander 17 Indian Div, to Hutton concerning the demolition of Sittang Bridge, Burma, in particular Maj Gen Jospeh George Smyth admitting responsibility for the demolition of Sittang Bridge, Burma. 1p.


HUTTON: 3/14

1943 May 21

Typescript note by Reginald Dorman-Smith, Governor of Burma, forwarded to Penney by the Secretary of the Governor of Burma, claiming that no order was ever an order given for civilians to evacuate Rangoon, Burma, during the first Burma Campaign, Dec 1941-May 1942. 2pp.


HUTTON: 3/15

1943 Dec 31-1944 Jul 8

Manuscript and typescript correspondence between Hutton and Sir John Wise, Counsellor to the Governor of Burma, relating to a despatch by Gen Archibald Percival Wavell on Allied operations in Burma, Dec 1941-May 1942. 34pp.


HUTTON: 3/16

[1943]

Manuscript notes by Hutton on the civil government in Burma during the First Burma Campaign, Dec 1941-May 1942. 2pp.


HUTTON: 3/17/1

[1940s]

Typescript article from untitled journal entitled, The Start of the War in Burma by Maj Gen Joseph George Smyth, General Officer Commanding 17 Indian Div, concerning the opening phase of the Burma Campaign. 11pp.


HUTTON: 3/17/2

[1940s]

Typescript article from untitled journal entitled, Some Personal Experiences in Burma by Maj James Vivian Davidson-Houston, Col General Staff with British Mission to China, concerning his experiences with the United States Military Mission during the Burma operations of 1942 connected with the co-operation of the Chinese 5 and 6 Armies with Allied troops after the fall of Rangoon, Burma, to Japanese forces, May 1942. 5pp.


HUTTON: 3/17/3

[1940s]

Typescript article from untitled journal entitled, Civil Government under Invasion Conditions by Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith, Governor of Burma, concerning the civil administration of Burma during the Japanese invasion. 7pp.


HUTTON: 3/17/4

[1940s]

Typescript article from untitled journal entitled, The First Burma Campaign, parts I and II by Col Emile Charles Victor Foucar, describing the fighting during the campaign, including a military appreciation of the situation and the military strength of British forces in Burma at the outbreak of hostilities with Japan. 14pp.


HUTTON: 3/17/5

[1940s]

Typescript article from untitled journal entitled, Intelligence in the 1941-42 Burma Campaign by Lt Col Philip Eustace Congreve Jeremy Gwyn, giving an account of the structure of military intelligence in Burma. 4pp.


HUTTON: 3/18

1942 Jun

Typescript report entitled, Report on the Evacuation from Burma, by Robert Howell Hutchings, Agent of the Government of India in Burma, describing the effects of the Japanese invasion of Burma on Indian residents and outlining procedures for their evacuation to India. 1 vol.


HUTTON: 3/19

1942 Oct 1

Report on the Evacuation of Refugees from Burma to India, Jan-Jul 1942 (Government of India Press, 1942), by Maj Gen Ernest Wood, Administrator General of Eastern Frontier Communications, summarizing rescue activities conducted by the Indian Refugee Organization via Ledo, Assam, India. 1 vol.


HUTTON: 3/20

1943 Nov

Typescript draft of the official Report on the Burma Campaign, 1941-1942 (Government of India Press, 1942), by Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith, Governor of Burma, detailing the civil administration of Burma during the First Burma Campaign, Dec 1941 to May 1942, and including a list of amendments dated Oct 1944. 201pp.


HUTTON: 3/21

1943

Report on Operations of 77 Indian Infantry Brigade in burma, Feb-Jun 1943 (Government of India Press, 1943), by Brig Orde Charles Wingate, Commander 77 Indian Infantry Bde detailing operations demonstrating the theory of 'Long Range Penetration', and the disruption of the Shurebo-Myitkyina line of communications. 1 vol.


HUTTON: 3/22

1944 Fe24-1944 Dec 8

Typescript draft copy of memorandum entitled, Modernisation and Mechanisation of the Armed Forces of India, 1939-1944, by Col Emile Charles Victor Foucar, Historical Section Cabinet Office, including correspondence with Hutton concerning amendments to the memorandum. 106pp.


HUTTON: 4 Papers relating to Hutton's service in the writing of histories of the First Burma Campaign, Dec 1941-May 1942, including Hutton's war memoirs, Apr 1942-Apr 1978


HUTTON: 4/1

1942 Apr 11-1943 Feb 13

Typescript correspondence between Hutton and Lt Col Emile Charles Victor Foucar concerning material for the history of the First Burma Campaign, Dec 1941-May 1942. 6pp.


HUTTON: 4/2

1943 May 19-1943 Dec 24

Manuscript and typescript correspondence between Hutton and Lt Col Emile Charles Victor Foucar concerning the writing of the history of the First Burma Campaign, including letters relating to Hutton's ammendments to draft chapters of Lt Col Emile Charles Victor Foucar's history of the First Burma Campaign. Dec1941-May 1942. 14pp.


HUTTON: 4/3

1943 Jul 8-1943 Aug 26

Typescript correspondence between Lt Col Emile Charles Victor Foucar and Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith, Governor of Burma, Simla, India, and T E Hughes, Secretary to the Governor of Burma, Simla, India, concerning drafts of Lt Col Emile Charles Victor Foucar's narrative of the First Burma Campaign, Dec1941-May 1942, in particular the attitude of the Burmese people towards the campaign. 2 copies, 19pp.


HUTTON: 4/4

1943 Oct

Typescript notes and amendments made by Sir John Wise, Counsellor to the Governor of Burma, to the draft history of the First Burma Campaign, Dec1941-May 1942, by Lt Col Emile Charles Victor Foucar. 26pp.


HUTTON: 4/5

1944 Jan 14-1944 Feb 14

Typescript notes and amendments made by Hutton to the draft history by Lt Col Emile Charles Victor Foucar on the First Burma Campaign, Dec1941-May 1942, with letter to Hutton from Maj Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, Chief of the General Staff, India stating that Lt Col Emile Charles Victor Foucar's narrative is more a report than an official history. 26pp.


HUTTON: 4/6

[1948]

Pamphlet entitled, 'Field-Marshal The Lord Milne', by Hutton on the death of FM George Francis Milne, Col Commandant Royal Artillery and Royal Pioneer Corps. 1 pamphlet.


HUTTON: 4/7

1950 Sep 2-1953 Feb 15

Unpublished typescript narrative entitled, 'Chaos and Confusion', by Col John Stuart Vorley, an autobiographical narrative of the evacuation of Allied forces from Burma 1941-1942, including the foreword of the narrative, written by Hutton, and manuscript and typescript correspondence between Hutton and Col John Stuart Vorley relating to the foreword. 350pp.


HUTTON: 4/8

1953 Jan 9

Typescript and manuscript correspondence between Hutton and Brig Jeffrey A Blood, Historical Section Cabinet Office, concerning Hutton's opinions on the nomenclature and classification of operations from the First Burma Campaign, Dec 1941-May 1942, to be placed before the Battle Nomenclature Committee, with regard to battle honours. 8pp.


HUTTON: 4/9

1954 Aug 30-1955 Jul 27

Typescript and manuscript correspondecne between Hutton and Maurice Collis concerning Hutton's ammendments to Maurice Collis' book Last and First in Burma (Faber and Faber, 1956), examining the administration of Burma by its Governor, Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith, during the First Burma Campaign, Dec 1941-May 1942. 26pp.


HUTTON: 4/10

1956 Feb 21-1956 Mar 3

Manuscript letters to Hutton from Jeremy Wint, Manchester Guardian, concerning the publication of Last and First in Burma by Maurice Collis (Faber and Faber, 1956), examining the administration of Burma by its Governor, Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith, during the First Burma Campaign, Dec 1941-May 1942, including review of Last and First in Burma by The Times. 5pp.


HUTTON: 4/11

1954 Oct 18-1956 Mar

Typescript and manuscript correspondence between Hutton and Maj Gen Stanley Woodburn Kirby, Cabinet Office Historical Section, and other colleagues, discussing material to be used in the official history of World War Two in the Far East, including drafts of ammendments to the history, copies of accompanying maps of Moulmein and Sittang Bridge, Burma, a list of Hutton's locations Dec 1941-Mar 1942, and examinations into the responsibility laid upon Maj Gen John George Smyth for the detonation of the Sittang Bridge, Burma. 54pp, 9 maps.


HUTTON: 4/12

1957 Aug 6

Typescript letter from Maj Gen Stanley Woodburn Kirby, Cabinet Office Historical Section, to Hutton, forwarding two letters concerning the health of Maj Gen John George Smyth in Feb 1942, and the possible effect his health may have had on his decision to detonate Sittang Bridge, Burma, 23 Feb 1942. 3pp.


HUTTON: 4/13

[1957]

Typescript draft copy of the official history of the Burma Campaign by Maj Gen Stanley Woodburn Kirby, The War Against Japan: Volume II, India's Most Dangerous Hour (HMSO, 1958), chapters 1-12, including manuscript notes of amendments by Hutton. 352pp.


HUTTON: 4/14

1958

Typescript proof copy of The War Against Japan: Volume II, India's Most Dangerous Hour by Maj Gen Stanley Woodburn Kirby. (Incomplete). 1 vol.


HUTTON: 4/15

[1958]

Appendices to the proof copy of The War Against Japan: Volume II, India's Most Dangerous Hour by Maj Gen Stanley Woodburn Kirby. 81pp.


HUTTON: 4/16

1965 Jun 23-1975 Apr 11

Correspondence between Hutton and his solicitors and the publishers, Collins, relating to a statement referring to Hutton and the detonation of the Sittang Brisge, Burma, in Feb 1942, in Wavell-Supreme Commander by John Connell (Collins, 1975). 49pp.


HUTTON: 4/17

1969 Sep 11-1978 Apr 25

Correspondence concerning the completion of Hutton's unpublished memoir 'Rangoon 1941-1942', including amendments, notes on sources used and for use in the memoir, and negotiations with King's College archives for its deposit. 100pp.


HUTTON: 4/18

[1974]

Typescript copy of 'Rangoon 1941-1942: A Personal Record', by Lt Gen Sir Thomas Hutton, his memoirs of the First Burma Campaign, including an additional postscript written in 1976. 35pp.


HUTTON: 5 Correspondence between Hutton and the Imperial War Museum, Jan-Jun 1977


HUTTON: 5/1

1977 Jan 17-1977 Jun 29

Transcript of an interview made by Hutton for the Imperial War Museum Department of Sound Recordings entitled 'Mechanisation of the British Army 1919-1939', including correspondence concerning the recording. 35pp.


HUTTON: 5/2

1977 Mar 25-1977 Apr 7

Correspondence between Hutton and the Museum concerning their exhibition 'Women at War 1914-1918', Mar 1977, in particular Hutton's information on his wife, Lady Isabel Esmile Hutton, and her war work with the Scottish Women's Hospitals. 7pp.

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