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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Misc 83
Title
HMSO & MINISTRY OF INFORMATION PUBLICATIONS, World War Two
Date(s)
1939-1956
Level of description
Collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01m3

Context

Name of creator(s)

His Majesty's Stationery Office and the Ministry of Information

Administrative / Biographical history

No additional information was available at time of compilation.

Archival history

The publications were held by the Reuters Library.Immediate source of acquisition:Presented to the Centre by John Entwhistle, Archivist at Reuters, Sept 2004.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Publications, 1939-1956 relating to World War Two, comprising: 'Final report by the Rt Hon Sir Neville Henderson, GCMG, on the circumstances leading to the termination of his mission to Berlin, September 20 1939' (HMSO, 1939); 'The outbreak of war, 22 August-3 September 1939' (Ministry of Information, 1939); 'Documents concerning German-Polish relations and the outbreak of hostilities between Great Britain and Germany on September 3, 1939' (HMSO, 1939); 'The battle of Egypt' (Ministry of Information, 1943); 'The Army at war: Tunisia' (Ministry of Information, 1944); 'Nations at war' (Ministry of Information, 1945); 'German, Italian and Japanese U-Boat casualties during the war' (HMSO, 1946); 'Report by the Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the operations in Southern France, August 1944' (HMSO, 1946); 'Strength and casualties of the Armed Forces and Auxiliary Services of the United Kingdom, 1939-1945' (HMSO, 1946); 'Ships of the Royal Navy statement of losses during the Second World War' (HMSO, 1947); 'British merchant vessels lost or damaged by enemy action during Second World War' (HMSO, 1947); 'Report by the Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the Italian Campaign: Part 2, 10 May 1944 to 12 August 1944: Part 3, 13 August 1944 to 12 December 1944' (HMSO, 1948); 'The Second World War, 1939-1945: a list of British naval anniversaries' (produced by Department of Naval Information [1949]); 'Report to the combined chiefs of staff by the Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia, 1943-1945' (HMSO, 1951); 'The Italian campaign, 12 December 1944 to 2 May 1945: a report to the Combined Chiefs of Staff by the Supreme Commander Mediterranean Field Marshal The Viscount Alexander of Tunis' (HMSO, 1951); and 'The official names of the battles, actions and engagements fought by the Land Forces of the Commonwealth during the Second World War, 1939-1945' (HMSO, 1956).

System of arrangement

As set out in Scope and Content.

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 Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material

English.

Finding aids

No additional finding aids.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Katharine Higgon.

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

November 2007

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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • Diplomacy
  • Documents
  • Foreign relations
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Official publications
  • Official statistics
  • State security
  • War
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • Ministry of Information
  • RN
  • Royal Navy x Royal Navy

Places

  • Berlin
  • Germany
  • UK
  • Western Europe
  • Western Europe

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