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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Kiralfy
KIRALFY, Professor Albert Kenneth Roland (b 1915)
Created 1949
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)
Maj Kenneth William Hechler, US Army.
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in Toronto, Canada, 1915; educated at Streatham Grammar School and King's College, LondonUniversity; Bachelor of Laws, 1935; Master of Laws, 1936; Assistant Lecturer, King's College London, 1937-1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Master Sgt, Historical Branch G-2, US Army, 1945; interpreter and clerical assistant to Shuster Commission (named afterthe Commission's leader, Dr George N Shuster) during interrogations of German commanders, Mondorf, Luxembourg, 1945; called to the Bar, Gray's Inn, 1947; Assistant Lecturer, King's College London, 1947-1948; Lecturer, King's College London, 1948-1951; Doctor ofPhilosophy, 1949; Reader, King's College London, 1951-1964; Member of Editorial Board, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 1956-1986; Visiting Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada, 1961-1962; Exchange Scholar, Leningrad LawSchool, USSR, 1964; Professor of Law, King's College London, 1964-1981; Director, Comparative Law Course,, Luxembourg, 1968; Exchange Scholar, Moscow Law School, 1970; Chairman, Council of Hughes Parry Hall, London University, 1970-1982; Fellow of King's College London, 1971; Chairman, Board of Studies in Laws, London University, 1971-1974; Dean of College Law Faculty, King's College London, 1974-1977; Exchange Scholar, Prague Academy of Sciences, Czechoslovakia, 1975; Dean of University Law Faculty, 1980-1981; Editor, Journal of Legal History, 1980-1990; Reviser, English translation of Polish Civil Code, 1981; Emeritus Professor of Law, King'sCollege London, since 1981.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Goodeve's modern law of personal property by Louis Arthur Goodeve, eighth edition, revised and partly re-written by Kiralfy and Harold Potter (Sweet and Maxwell, London, 1937); The action on the case. An historical survey of the development of the action up to the year 1700, in the light of the original plea rolls and other unpublished sources. With an excursus on the doctrine of consideration and a note on case in inferior courts (Sweet and Maxwell, London, 1951); The English legal system (Sweet and Maxwell, London, 1954); A source book of English law (Sweet and Maxwell, London, 1957); Potter's historical introduction to English law and its institutions, fourth edition by Kiralfy (Sweet and Maxwell, London, 1958); Potter's outlines of English legal history, fifth edition by Kiralfy (Sweet and Maxwell, London, 1958); Selden Society. General guide to the Society's publications. A detailed and indexed summary of the contents of the introductions, volumes 1-79, compiled by Kiralfy and Gareth H Jones (Bernard Quaritch, London, 1960); The Civil Code and the Code of Civil Procedure of the RSFSR [Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic], translated by Kiralfy (A W Sijthoff, Leyden, 1966); Guide to Additional MSS at Gray's Inn Library [1971]; Comparative law of matrimonial property. A symposium at the International Faculty of Comparative Law at Luxembourg on the laws of Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, edited by Kiralfy (A W Sijthoff, Leiden, 1972); New perspectives in Scottish legal history, with Hector L Macqueen (Cass, London, 1983); Custom, courts and counsel: selected papers of the 6th British Legal History Conference, Norwich 1983 (Cass, London, 1984); The burden of proof, edited by Kiralfy (Professional, Abingdon, 1987).

Presented to the Centre by Kiralfy in 1990.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photocopy of report entitled 'The enemy side of the hill: the 1945 background on interrogation of German commanders' by Maj Kenneth William Hechler, Historical Section, US Army, including accounts of interrogations of captured senior German officers including Col Gen Johannes Blaskowitz, Grand Adm Karl Dönitz, Reichsmarschall Hermann William Göring, Gen ofArtillery Alfred Josef Jodl, FM Wilhelm Keitel, FM Albert von Kesselring and Gen of Artillery Walter Warlimont, Jul 1945.

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
Publication note
Legal history and comparative law: essays in honour of Albert Kiralfy, edited by Richard Plender (Cass, London, 1990).


Compiled Jan 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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  • Armed forces
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military engineering
  • Military intelligence
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • War prisoners
  • War victims
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Balskowitz, Johannes, fl 1939-1945, German Colonel General
  • Donitz, Karl, 1891-1980, German Admiral
  • Goering, Hermann Wilhelm, 1893-1946, Nazi politico-miltary leader and Reichsmarshall
  • Hechler, Kenneth William, b 1914, Major, US military historian and politician
  • Jodl, Alfred Josef, 1890-1946, German Colonel General and Chief of OKW Operations
  • Keitel, Wilhelm, 1883-1946, German Field Marshal and Chief of the OKW
  • Kesselring, Albert, 1885-1960, German Field Marshal
  • Warlimont, Walter, 1894-1976, German General of Artillery

Corporate names

  • German Army
  • US Army

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