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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Langlands
LANGLANDS, Brig Eric Wilfrid (1897-1995)
Created [1957-1977], 1984, [1985], 1988
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1897; 2nd Lt, North Staffordshire Regt, 1916; Lt, Indian Army, 1918; Capt, 1919; General Staff Officer Grade 3, India, 1924-1927; General Staff Officer Grade 2, India, 1927-1928; Maj, 1933; Lt Col, 1939; died in 1995.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1996.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of papers relating to his service in the Indian Army, 1918-1947, dated [1957-1977], 1984, [1985], 1988, principally comprising typescript notes for a talk on the Pakistani-Afghan border, 1957; a typescript account of his service with the Gurkha Rifles, North West Frontier, India, 1921-1923, written in [1957-1977]; 'A Gurkha in Rajputana', a typescript account of his servicein the Indian Army, 1930-1935, written in [1977]; 'Last days of the Raj', a typescript account of his experiences in India in 1947, written in [1985]; 'Mutiny in the Himalaya', a typescript text concerning the attempted mutiny of the state army of Chamba, India in 1926, [1926].

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 Nov 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.

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  • Armed forces
  • Colonial conflicts
  • Colonial countries
  • Colonial forces
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International relations
  • Memoirs
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Political systems
  • State security

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Indian Army


  • Afghanistan, Middle East
  • Chamba, India, South Asia
  • Pakistan, South Asia
  • Rajasthan, India, South Asia
  • Rajputana

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