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LIDDELL HART, Capt Sir Basil Henry (1895-1970)

Diaries, diary notes and memoranda, 1936-1938

References on this page: LIDDELL HART: 11/1936-1938


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936-1938 Diaries, diary notes and memoranda, 1936-1938


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/1

1936

Pocket-sized appointments diary kept by LIDDELL HART. With a manuscript index matching personalities from the diary with the dates of LIDDELL HART's appointments with them


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/2-26

1936 Feb-Dec

Thoughts by LIDDELL HART on philosophy, politics and military matters, including the confidence of soldiers in discussing technical matters, and their contrasting ignorance of strategic history, the value placed on freedom and the criticism of authority in the Greek tradition, and LIDDELL HART's understanding of possible threats to the maintenance of that tradition, on the necessity for British rearmament, on the opposition of Fascism to the British tradition, and other matters of current import


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/27

1936 Jan 1

Note by LIDDELL HART listing his most urgent work priorities


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/28

1936 Jan 18

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Alfred Duff Cooper, Secretary of State for War, concerning coordination of defence, mechanisation, the BEF, and World War One, especially the career of Gen Sir Hubert Gough


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/29

1936 Jan 22

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 3rd Viscount Halifax, about Thomas Edward Lawrence, and on the use of an expeditionary force in the next war


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/30

1936 Jan 24

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Grp Capt Richard Hallam Peck concerning rearmament with bombers, testing of engines, the air force in India, and of the need to avoid over-secrecy in defence matters


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/31

1936 Jan 27

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with the former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Lloyd George, and Gen Sir Hubert Gough, concerning World War One personalities such as Lt Gen Sir Richard Harte Keatinge Butler and Lt Gen Sir Launcelot Edward Kiggell


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/32-35

1936 Jan 30-1936 Dec 15

Notes by LIDDELL HART on Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, King Edward VIII and the Abdication Crisis


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/36

1936 Jan 30

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on life including the need to take the long-term view, defending ideals, and charitability


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/37

1936 Feb 6

Note by LIDDELL HART from Maj Gen Sir Henry Karslake on the refusal of a French request in 1918 for the British to send tanks to assist the Americans


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/38

1936 Feb 7

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Geoffrey Dawson, editor of The Times, about George Frederick Ernest Albert, King George V and the Abyssinian War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/39

1936 Feb 7

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with MRAF Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard of Wolfeton, on defence organisation, the Royal Navy, the funeral of King George V, Thomas Edward Lawrence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/40

1936 Feb 14

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion hosted by Alfred Duff Cooper involving the Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Maj Gen John Frederick Charles Fuller, and MRAF Hugh Montague Trenchard. Concerning the Abyssinian War, mechanisation, the German threat and the need to reinforce the French Army


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/41

1936 Feb 19

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Gen Sir David (Graham Muschet) Campbell about Malta, and various army personalities including Gen Sir Cyril John Deverell


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/42

1936 Feb 21

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Capt Graeme Chamley Wynne on the the Official History of the Great War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/43

1936 Feb

Notes by B F Ewart on the Royal Military College and the Guards' Depot


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/44

1936 Mar 6

Note by LIDDELL HART on a Mr Denys Rogers' problems in trying to join an Air Defence unit in West London


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/45-46

1936 Mar 7

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the reoccupation of the Rhineland Demilitarised Zone by Germany


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/47

1936 Mar 10

Note by LIDDELL HART on the idea of David Davies, 1st Baron Davies of Llandinam, for constituting a new demilitarised zone by utilising the French frontier fortifications


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/48

1936 Mar 10

Criticisms by LIDDELL HART on the latest defence white paper


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/49a

1936 Mar 20

Brief notes by LIDDELL HART on talk with Maj Gen John Kennedy, army matters


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/49b

1936 Mar 25

Notes by LIDDELL HART on talk with Gen Sir Hubert (de la Poer) Gough, Commander, 3 Cavalry Bd, 1914, 2 Cav Div and 7 Div, 1915, 1 Army Corps 1916 and 5 Army, 1916-1918, on World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/49c

1936 Mar 26

Notes by LIDDELL HART on talk with Sir Samuel John Gurney Hoare, Secretary of State for India, and MRAF Hugh Montague Trenchard, on the RAF and British Army personalities


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/50

1936 Apr 1-2

Information collected by LIDDELL HART from Col Bernard (Charles Tolver) Paget and Maj William Maurice Broomhall on the use by Italy of poison gas in the Italo-Abyssinian war


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/51

1936 Apr 3

Notes by LIDDELL HART on talks with Henri Bouché concerning secrecy over air armaments


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/52

1936 Apr 8

Note by LIDDELL HART on Marshal Petain's opinion on Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres, 31 Jul-10 Nov 1917)


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/53

1936 Apr 27

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Adm Sir William Wordsworth Fisher (former Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean) on the Mediterranean situation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/54

1936 Apr 27

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with the former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Lloyd George, about various statesmen including the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Stanley Baldwin, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/55

1936 May 2

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on the book by Richard Bartlett Gregg entitled The Power of Non-Violence (J B Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, London, 1934. Reissue G Routledge and Sons, London, 1935, 36)


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/56

1936 May 7

Note by LIDDELL HART on pacifism in the UK


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/57

1936 May 7

Notes by LIDDELL HART on Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres, 31 Jul-10 Nov 1917) and the role in it of FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/58

1936 May 8

Notes by LIDDELL HART on FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig and the former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Lloyd George, and a philosophy of commonsense in war and politics


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/59

1936 May 11

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Gen Sir William Edmund Ironside criticising the absence of adequate liason between army departments


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/60

1936 May 13

Note by LIDDELL HART on the comments of Col Desmond (Francis) Anderson regarding liaison officers in World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/61

1936 May 14

Note by LIDDELL HART on the comments of Maj Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, concerning liaison officers in World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/62

1936 May 15

Note by LIDDELL HART on the comments of Maj Gen Charles Clement Armitage, Commandant, Staff College, Camberley, 1934-36 and Commander, 1 Div, 1936-38, regarding liaison officers in World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/63

1936 May 15

Note by LIDDELL HART on the comments of Sir Edward William Macleay Grigg, MP, concerning liaison officers in World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/64

1936 May 15

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Col Bernard (Charles Tolver) Paget of the War Office and Lt Gen Ronald Forbes Adam, Deputy Director of Military Operations, War Office, 1936 and Commander, Royal Artillery, 1 Div, 1936-37, on the German threat and the problem of co-ordination between the services


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/65

1936 May 19

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Reginald Henry Dalrymple Tompson, commanding the 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, on anti-aircraft defence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/66

1936 Jun 2

Note by LIDDELL HART on British and French offensives in 1917


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/67

1936 Jun 10

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Col Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, Canal Brigade, Egypt 1932-36, on recruiting problems, and the Italo-Abyssinian War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/68

1936 Jun 12

Note by LIDDELL HART on British strategy in World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/69

1936 Jun 19

Note by LIDDELL HART on failures in personal communication and the dangers of misinterpretation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/70

1936 Jun 21

Various philosophical reflections by LIDDELL HART on pacifism, imperialism and freedom


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/71

1936 Jul 8-11

Comments by LIDDELL HART on letters to the The Daily Telegraph by MRAF Hugh Montague Trenchard and Brig Gen Edward (Louis) Spears on World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/72

1936 Jul 30

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Reginald Henry Dalrymple Tompson, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, on air defence requirements including searchlights


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/73

1936 Aug 13

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on the importance of choosing words carefully


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/74

1936 Aug 20

Typescript diary extract by LIDDELL HART on discussion with the former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Lloyd George about the Spanish Civil War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/75

1936 Sep 3

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Edward Turnour, 6th Earl Winterton, concerning recruiting problems, and army exercises


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/76

1936 Sep 8

Note by LIDDELL HART assessing Lt Gen John Greer Dill, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Aldershot Command, and Maj Gen Charles Clement Armitage, Commander, 1 Div


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/77

1936 Sep 8-9

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Gen Sir William Edmund Ironside, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command,on army problems including training and the expeditionary force and personalities including Lt Gen John Greer Dill, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Aldershot Command


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/78

1936 Sep 9

Notes by LIDDELL HART on a talk by Gen William Edmund Ironside, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, mainly general observations and suggestions concerning tactical exercises without troops


LIDDELL HART: 11//1936/79

1936 Sep

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on war as a 'monstrous fraud'


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/80

1936 Oct 2

Note by LIDDELL HART on the opinions of Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell, Principal of Hertford College, Oxford, on various personalities including FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/81

1936 Oct 5

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, and others at staff college, on army education


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/82

1936 Oct 6

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Lt Col Gifford le Quense Martel, Assistant Director of Mechanisation, War Office, 1936-38, about his recent visit to the Soviet Union as a member of the British Military Delegation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/83

1936 Oct 11

Reflections by LIDDELL HART on the need for men to develop the capacity for self-criticism


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/84

1936 Oct 12

Some suggestions by LIDDELL HART on army training and organisation drawn up for, and sent to, the new Chief of the Imperial General Staff, FM Sir Cyril John Deverell


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/85

1936 Oct 16

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with the military historian Maj Gen John Frederick Charles Fuller concerning his relationship with LIDDELL HART, and on German manoeuvres


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/86

1936 Oct 17

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on reactions to his writings


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/87

1936 Oct 22

Note by LIDDELL HART on lunch with Sir Ronald Storrs, former Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Cyprus, 1926-32 and Northern Rhodesia, 1932-34, and Abbas Hilmi Pasha, former Khedive, the Turkish Viceroy of Egypt, on the latter's removal from power in Egypt by the British, and his promise to relate the story of his escape from Istanbul after World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/88

1936 Oct 23

Notes by LIDDELL HART on 5 Army command in Mar 1918. Compiled for Gen Sir Hubert Gough, Commander, 5 Army, 1916-18


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/89

1936 Oct 26

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Sir Donald Banks (successor to Sir Christopher (Llewellyn) Bullock as Permanent Secretary of the Air Ministry), notably on faulty organisation of the Air Ministry, and the need for a Ministry of Supply


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/90

1936 Oct 28

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the 'Nuffield Air Ministry Affair' concerning the relationship of vehicle manufacturer, William Richard Morris, later 1st Viscount Nuffield, with the War Office


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/91

1936 Oct 30

Notes by LIDDELL HART on an address by the Adjutant General,Gen Sir Harry (Hugh Sidney) Knox, in which Knox attacked recent calls for reform of recruitment, with LIDDELL HART's criticism of what he saw as a complacent attitude towards the need for change, and Knox's failure to answer basic questions about the Territorial Army at the meeting


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/92

1936 Oct 31

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Brig Henry Noel Alexander Hunter, Commander, 11th Infantry Bd, on a wide range of army matters including mechanisation, supply and pay


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/93

1936 Oct

Note by LIDDELL HART on the statistics of mechanisation in India, and on the continued use of mule and camel companies in the sub-continent


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/94

1936 Nov 1

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Brig Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Inspector Royal Tank Corps, 1933-1936, on the problem of the discouragement of recruitment into the Tank Corps, the need for co-ordination of defence policy across the services, and on Col Hastings Lionel Ismay as Deputy Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/95

1936 Nov 5

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Harold Graham Vincent, Principal Assistant Secretary, Committee of Imperial Defence, 1936-39, on the report of a sub-committee of the Committee of Imperial Defence which investigated the question of the vulnerability of capital ships to air attack


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/96

1936 Nov 6

Notes by LIDDELL HART of comments to artillery officer Lt Col Alfred Higgins Burne on the dangers of unlimited expansion in the size of armies


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/97

1936 Nov 10

Notes by LIDDELL HART on talks at the RAF (Middle East) Dinner Club on the respective strengths of German, French and Russian airforces


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/98

1936 Nov 11

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen John Kennedy, Mar 1918, on the perceived poor quality of British Major Generals


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/99

1936 Nov 13

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Chief of the Imperial General Staff, FM Sir Cyril John Deverell, concerning French defences


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/100

1936 Nov 13

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Gen John Kennedy on recruiting problems


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/101-103

1936 Nov 14

Paper by LIDDELL HART entitled 'The end and the means' on the necessity of the subordination of the military to belief in the freedom of the individual and the dangers of the State sacrificing freedoms in time of war


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/104

1936 Nov 14

Paper by LIDDELL HART entitled 'The purpose of defence' which LIDDELL HART argued should constitute the defence of freedom


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/105

1936 Nov 15

Note by LIDDELL HART on comments by Col Bernard (Charles Tolver) Paget, of the War Office (1934-36) and Commander, Quetta Bd and Baluchistan District, India, 1936-37, on liaison officers in World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/106

1936 Nov 16

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Reginald Henry Dalrymple Tompson-commanding 1 Anti-Aircraft Div. The shortage of buildings to house the division's units, and the development of searchlights


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/107

1936 Nov 20

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Lt Gen Henry Karslake, Commander, Baluchistan District, India, 1933-35, about various personalities including Lt Gen Sir Hugh Jamieson Elles, Master General of Ordnance, War Office


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/108

1936 Nov 21

Note by LIDDELL HART on the comments of Lt Gen Sir Hugh Jamieson Elles, Master General of Ordnance, War Office, and Brig Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Inspector, Royal Tank Corps, 1933-1936, at a Royal Tank Corps old comrades dinner


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/109

1936 Nov 23

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Lt Col John Alan Lyde Caunter, Commander, 1 Bn (Light) Royal Tank Corps, on problems with tanks in Egypt


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/110

1936 Nov 23

Observation by LIDDELL HART on reluctance to adopt new ideas among army command


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/111

1936 Nov 26

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Lt Gen Sir Henry Karslake, Commander, Baluchistan District, India, 1933-35, on World War One, and on various personalities including Lt Gen John Greer Dill


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/112

1936 Nov 28

Paper by LIDDELL HART entitled 'The prospects of defence' comparing alternative policies of isolationism, pacifism, and collective security


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/113

1936 Nov 29

Paper by LIDDELL HART entitled 'Explanation by Avoirdupois' on LIDDELL HART's changing attitude to the High Command in World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/114

1936 Nov

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discipline in the ranks. With a paper by LIDDELL HART entitled, 'A possible clue to why the RAF has become more attractive to recruits than the Army'


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/115

1936 Dec 3

Note by LIDDELL HART on unconscious bias in a Times' leader on Spain


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/116

1936 Dec 3

Note by LIDDELL HART on comments by AM Philip Bennet Joubert de la Ferte, Commanding Coastal Area, at the Imperial College of Science, on the danger of German air attack


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/117

1936 Dec 4

Note by LIDDELL HART on lunch with M Roland Jacquin de Margerie (Counsellor to the French Embassy) on French defence policy


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/118

1936 Dec 6

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, FM Sir Cyril John Deverell, on mechanisation, recruitment, and an alleged over-emphasis on anti-aircraft defence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/119

1936 Dec 31

Comment by LIDDELL HART on Lt Gen Maxime Weygand's parentage


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/120

1936

Note by LIDDELL HART on small section organisation under tactical relay systems


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/121

1936

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the odds faced by the British Army during World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/122

[1936]

Note by LIDDELL HART on the 'Western' theory, relating to the French in World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/123

[1936]

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the Italian battle of Caporetto, 24 Oct 1917


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/124

1936

List of the books LIDDELL HART planned to purchase in the near future


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/125

[1936]

LIDDELL HART's reply to the charge that he took the side of the politician against the solider


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/126

1936

Notes by LIDDELL HART on 1 Tank Bd


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/127

1936

Note by LIDDELL HART on Russian manoeuvres and parachute attacks


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/128-130

[1936]

Notes by LIDDELL HART on Swiss defence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/131-134

1936

LIDDELL HART notes on his ideas, proposals and contributions to military thought


LIDDELL HART: 11/1936/135

[1936]

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the Capital Ship Inquiry into battlefleet deployment, and on the question of sending a Field Force to the continent


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/1

1937

Pocket-sized appointments diary kept by LIDDELL HART. With additional note book listing engagements


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/2

1937

Reflections by LIDDELL HART on Rudyard Kipling, and on the relations between soldiers and politicians


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/3

1937 Feb 3

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with William Henry Dudley Boyle, 12th Earl of Cork and Orrery, concerning the editorial policy of the Royal United Services Institute Journal, and on the need for a combined staff


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/4

1937 Feb 5

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Brig Gen Sir James Edward Edmonds, Officer in Charge of Military Branch, Historical section, Committee of Imperial Defence, on possible reasons for the Allied failure at the Somme (24 June-13 Nov 1916)


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/5

1937 Feb 8

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Col J Dunlop on anti-aircraft equipment


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/6

1937 Feb 15

Notes by LIDDELL HART on Brig Gen Percy Robert Clifford Groves' article in The Observer concerning French air strength


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/7

1937 Feb 23

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Sir Francis William Crewe Fetherston-Godley, Chairman of the British Legion, on Germany and Italy, and on British Legion affairs


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/8

1937 Feb 24

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Sir Thomas Walker Hobart Inskip, Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence, about the financial requirements of the armed forces


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/9

1937 Feb 26

Note by LIDDELL HART on the new 3.5 howitzer


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/10

1937 Mar 2

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Major Horace Leslie Birks, of the General Staff, Western Command and War Office, 1930-37, and Instructor, Staff College, Quetta, 1937-39, predicting that the re-equipment of the army would not be complete until 1940, especially the provision of medium tanks, the lack of an adequate anti-tank machine gun, the new French heavy tanks, and on expeditionary forces


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/11

1937 Mar 3

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on calculating the optimum timing for launching counter-attacks


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/12

1937 Mar 11

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with the author and playwright, Frederick Britten Austin, and Col W Wilberforce about reform of drill, and on the Spanish situation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/13

1937 Mar 19

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the reporting of the Army Estimates' debate in Parliament by The Times and The Daily Telegraph, and reviewing History Through 'The Times', a collection of leaders from The Times, 1800-1937, edited by Sir James Marchant (Cassell, 1937)


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/14

1937 Mar 20-28

Reflections by LIDDELL HART criticising alleged inconsistencies of current conservative opinion


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/15

1937 Mar 23

Note by LIDDELL HART on mobilisation schemes


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/16

1937 Mar 24

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on Gen Sir William Edmund Ironside's 'schoolboy intelligence'


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/17

1937 Mar 29

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on the use of mechanised forces, notably the mis-use by even experienced soldiers, of new inventions, and criticisms of an article in today's Daily Telegraph by Pembroke Stephens on the lessons of the attack from Siguenza on Guadaljara in Spain


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/18

1937 Apr 1

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on the close relations of The Times and the Conservative Party


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/19

1937 Apr 3

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on soldiers as a class


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/20

1937 Apr 4

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on the value of history


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/21

1937 Apr 14

Note by LIDDELL HART entitled 'Example of dishonesty: Arnold Wilson's review of Emilio De Bono's book-'Anno XIIII. The Conquest of an Empire' (Cresset Press, London, 1937). With copy of Wilson's article from The Observer, 11 April 1937


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/22

1937 Apr 17

Note by LIDDELL HART on the convoy system in World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/23

1937 Apr 18

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Cecil Scott Forester, on Forester's return from a tour of the army of Gen Don Francisco Franco Bahamonde in Spain


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/24-28

1937 Apr 19-1937 Nov

Notes by LIDDELL HART on Sandhurst military academy, with related correspondence and newspaper cuttings


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/29

1937 Apr 20

Note by LIDDELL HART on 'constructive' writing in which ideas are communicated with concision and economy


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/30

1937 Apr 23

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Brig Gen Sir James Edward Edmonds, Officer in Charge of Military Branch, Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence, on general army matters from the South African War to present, and on the Spanish situation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/31

1937 Apr 26

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on fascist sympathisers


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/32

1937 May 1

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on truth, and on the test of freedom being whether one can express a truth without fear of the consequences


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/33

1937 May 6

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Gen Sir William Edmund Ironside, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, concerning RAF training, on army personalities including Maj Gen John Frederick Charles Fuller and Gen Sir Robert Hadden Haining, and on France in 1914


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/34

1937 May 6

Note by LIDDELL HART on lunch with Sir Donald Banks, Permanent Secretary, Air Ministry. Danger of bombing offensive against England and the role of the army in dealing with expected casualties


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/35

1937 May 6

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with MP and author, Lt Col Sir Arnold (Talbot) Wilson about recruiting problems, and army reform


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/36

1937 May 7

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the Spanish Civil War entitled 'Basic conclusions from the balance of evidence'


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/37-38

1937 May 8

Notes by LIDDELL HART entitled 'The Protective Power of Credible Rumours'on LIDDELL HART's disinformation plan to propagate the rumour that England possessed a secret new defence against air attacks. With related correspondence. See also LH 11/1937/95


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/39

1937 May 9

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on power and freedom, in particular, the observation that power tends to corrupt, of government only as a necessary evil, and the importance of constitutional checks and balances provided by the Opposition, Courts and the Press


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/40

1937 May 12

Note by LIDDELL HART entitled 'The universal pattern of history' on examples of despotism across history


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/41

1937 May 19

Note by LIDDELL HART on anti-tank weapons


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/42

1937 May 26

Note by LIDDELL HART on British royalty correlating levels of recruitment with prevailing patriotic sentiment


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/43

1937 May 27

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Ladislaus Herbert Richard Pope Hennessy on World War One, including the comments of FM Ferdinand Foch on FM Douglas Haig,1st Earl Haig, and on the official history of the war edited by Brig Gen Sir James Edward Edmonds


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/44

1937 May 28

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Gen Lelong (now French Military Attaché in London) on mutinies in France during 1917


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/45

1937 May 28

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with FM Sir Philip Walhouse Chetwode, Commander in Chief of the Army in India, 1930-35, on recruiting problems, and on FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/46

1937 May 29

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Sir Wilfrid Arthur Greene, Lord Justice of Appeal, 1935-37 and Master of the Rolls, 1937-49, on the Rt Hon Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl of Bewdley, and recognition for the role in World War One of Gen Sir Hubert Gough (Commander, 3 Cavalry Bd, 1914, 2 Cavalry Div and 7 Div 1915, 1 Army Corps, 1916 and 5 Army 1916-18)


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/47

1937 May 30

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Dr A Hilger Van Scherpenberg concerning Anglo-German relations, the Nazi Party, and the Spanish situation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/48

1937 May 31

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the organisation and role of the army including a proposal to reduce the garrison in India, improvements to the mobile division and the anti-aircraft defences of the UK


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/49

1937 Jun 3

Note by LIDDELL HART on the departure from the War Office of Alfred Duff Cooper, Secretary of State for War, and on LIDDELL HART's influence on the Rt Hon Neville Chamberlain, the new Prime Minister


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/50

1937 Jun 6

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on training the mind to recognise the truth


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/51

1937 Jun 14

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Philip Furneaux Jordan, News Chronicle journalist, on the Spanish Civil War and the Basque war effort


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/52

1937 Jun 16

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Louis Bolin (on the staff of Gen Don Francisco Franco Bahamonde) at a dinner given by Douglas Jerrold, concerning the Spanish Civil War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/53

1937 Jun 23

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Brig Gen Sir James Edward Edmonds, Officer in Charge of Military Branch, Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence, on Germany, finance in World War One, and German intervention in the Spanish Civil War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/54

1937 Jun 25

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Sir Christopher (Llewellyn) Bullock, Permanent Secretary, Air Ministry, and Member of Air Council, 1931-1936, concerning the civil service


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/55

1937 Jun 28

Note by LIDDELL HART on an article by the historian Arthur Bryant entitled 'The Spanish Situation. The Real Facts' published in The Observer, 27 June 1937


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/56

1937 Jun 29

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with FM Sir Cyril John Deverell, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, concerning the Spanish Civil War, Palestine, and proposals for army reorganisation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/57

1937 Jul 17

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on truth, English Roman Catholicism, and the Press


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/58

1937 Jul 23

Notes by LIDDELL HART on FM Sir George Francis Milne, 1st Baron Milne of Salonika and Rubislaw, and FM Sir Philip Walhouse Chetwode, Commander-in-Chief of the Army in India, 1930-1935


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/59

1937 Jul 24

Reflections by LIDDELL HART on army education and on the use of labels like 'armchair theorist'


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/60

1937 Jul 25-27

Reflections by LIDDELL HART on discipline, army secrecy, and the honesty and dishonesty of soldiers


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/61

1937 Jul 26

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on the balance between offensive and defensive capabilities in armies


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/62

1937 Jul

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on modern war


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/63

1937 Aug 15

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on the response by nations to aggression


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/64

1937 Aug 15

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on the power of 'last impressions', and on the sayings of Gilbert Keith Chesterton


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/65

1937 Aug 15

Note by LIDDELL HART on need for a new tank gunnery school at Tenby


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/66

1937 Aug 16

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Lt Gen Sir Henry Karslake, Commander of the Baluchistan District, India, 1933-1935, about various army personalities including FM Sir John Greer Dill and Lt Gen Sir Charles Noel Frank Broad


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/67

1937 Aug 17

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Deputy Director of Staff Duties, War Office, concerning army reorganisation and training, and the German army


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/68

1937 Aug 18

Notes by LIDDELL HART from a Daily Telegraph article on Japan's lack of economic independence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/69

1937 Aug 19

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Col Cecil John Lyons Allanson, commanding 6 Gurkhas, Gallipoli, 1915 and GSO1 France and War Office, 1916-19, on World War One, especially the former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Lloyd George, weakness in the army, and the first use of poison gas


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/70

1937 Aug

Note by LIDDELL HART on senior officers with mechanised warfare experience


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/71

1937 Sep 1

Notes by LIDDELL HART on various army personalities including Maj Gen Algernon Philip Yorke Langhorne, Inspector of Royal Artillery at the War Office


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/72

1937 Sep 6

Reflections by LIDDELL HART on pacifism, and on the relative merits of attack and defence in war


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/73

1937 Sep 12

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Gen Charles Clement Armitage, Commander 1st Div, concerning army manoeuvres


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/74

1937 Sep 14

Notes by LIDDELL HART on FM Sir Cyril John Deverell, Chief of the Imperial General Staff


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/75

1937 Sep 23

Notes by LIDDELL HART on current British strategic objectives


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/76

1937 Sep 25

Notes by LIDDELL HART on mutual deterrence from air attack, and on the relative merits of attack and defence in war


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/77

1937 Sep

Odd jottings by LIDDELL HART on the Spanish Civil War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/78

1937 Oct 22

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, concerning various army appointments, especially Lt Gen Sir Alan Francis Brooke as commander of the Mobile Div


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/79

1937 Oct 25

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Ronald Forbes Adam, Commandant, Staff College, Camberley, on army education, and comments on various personalities including Maj Gen Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Deputy Director of Staff Duties, War Office


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/80

1937 Oct 25

Note by LIDDELL HART on Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart's conception of the next war


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/81

1937 Oct 26

Short note by LIDDELL HART entitled 'index of prohibited books', with a list of authors, including Goethe. The context of this note is unclear


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/82

1937 Nov 1

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Charles Clement Armitage, Commander, 1 Div, including the alleged poor quality of Intelligence at the War Office, the reorganisation of artillery into 12 gun batteries, and resistance to mechanisation from within the army


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/83

1937 Nov 2

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile about Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Deputy Director of Staff Duties, War Office, and the Mobile Div


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/84

1937 Nov 3

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on the problems of army reform, obstructionism and inertia


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/85

1937 Nov 4

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Alfred Duff Cooper on the Mediterranean, Spain, delays over equipment delivery, and on Lt Gen Sir Hugh Jamieson Elles, Master General of Ordnance, War Office


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/86

1937 Nov 8

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Deputy Director of Staff Duties, War Office, about the age of generals, and on Gen Sir Harry (Hugh Sidney) Knox, Adjutant General to the Forces, 1935-37, and Lt Gen Sir Hugh Jamieson Elles, Master General of Ordnance, War Office, 1934-37


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/87

1937 Nov 11

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Col Edward Devereux Hamilton Tollemache, Commander 128 (Hampshire) Infantry Bd, Territorial Army, concerning personalities and promotions


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/88

1937 Nov 11

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Brig Gen Sir James Edward Edmonds, Officer in Charge, Military Branch, Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence, about army promotions and personalities, contributors to the Official History of World War One, the German rearmament programme, and Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/89

1937 Nov 12

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile about his promotion to Commander, 1st Anti-Aircraft Territorial Army Div, and comments on Brig Henry Royds Pownall, Commandant of the School of Artillery, Larkhill, Salisbury Plain


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/90

1937 Nov 19

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1st Ant-Aircraft Div Territorial Army, relating to army manpower


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/91

1937 Nov 22

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Col Sidney J Rogerson concerning support for Gen Don Fransisco Franco Bahamonde in the Spanish Civil War, LIDDELL HART's 'Defence or Attack' articles, Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/92

1937 Nov 16

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Lt Gen Bertie Drew Fisher, Commandant, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, concerning army education, and the cavalry


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/93

1937 Nov 17

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871)


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/94

1937 Nov 18

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with FM Sir Cyril John Deverell, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, concerning army appointments; LIDDELL HART's 'Defence or Attack' articles; organisation and role of the army; French and German forces, and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/95

1937 Nov 19

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Col Claude Francis Liardet on Liardet's appointment to a divisional command


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/96

1937 Nov 22

Notes by LIDDELL HART on dinner with Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, on army organisation, with critical comments on the senior British command


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/97

1937 Nov 23

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Michael George Henry Barker, Director of Recruiting and Organization, War Office, on recruitment, and India


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/98

1937 Nov 23

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Robert Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary, on foreign affairs


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/99

1937 Nov 25

Notes by LIDDELL HART on lunch with AM Sir Wilfrid Freeman, a member of the Air Council for Research, Development and Production, and Gp Capt John Cotesworth Slessor, Director of Plans, Air Ministry, 1937-41, about RAF views on air control being censored at Camberley, with reference to LIDDELL HART's suggestion for a disinformation campaign designed to mislead potential adversaries into thinking the UK possessed a secret new air defence weapon


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/100

1937 Nov 26

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Sir John Kennedy concerning various army personalities including Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Director of Military Training, War Office, and Gen John Standish Surtees Predergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/101

1937 Nov 26

Note by LIDDELL HART on the value of defensive war


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/102

1937 Dec 3

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Gen Sir William Edmund Ironside, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, concerning army appointments


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/103

1937 Dec 13

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with AVM Richard Hallam Peck on the air defence of London, and the Indian airforce


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/104

Dec 14

Notes by LIDDELL HART on dinner with Sir Wilfrid Arthur Greene, Master of the Rolls, on spiritualism


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/105

1937 Dec 20-22

Talks with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander 1st Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Director of Military Training, War Office, and Maj Gen Sir John Brown, on various army personalities including Gen John Standish Surtees Predergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, the new Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and the delivery of Swedish anti-aircraft guns designed to deal with low-flying aircraft


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/106

1937 Dec 30

Talks with Maj Gen Sir John Brown, Deputy Director-General of the Territorial Army, and Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Director of Military Training, War Office, on air defence, the future role of army, and on various personalities including Lt Gen Sir Charles Noel Frank Broad, of Aldershot Command


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/107

1937 Dec 30

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1st Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, on the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War, the Territorial Army, and the poor state of anti-aircraft defences


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/108

1937 Dec 31

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Clive LIDDELL HART, Adjutant-General to the Forces, on army organisation, manpower problems, appointments and personalities


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/109

1937 Dec

Note by LIDDELL HART on anti-aircraft defence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/110

1937 Dec

Note by LIDDELL HART on the composition and distribution of the RAF


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/111

1937

Note by LIDDELL HART on barrage, brigade covering forces, and the mobile divisional force


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/112

1937

List by LIDDELL HART on contributors to the planned 'Decline and Fall of the British Empire'


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/113

1937

Note by LIDDELL HART on attack and defence, and the danger of a repetition of World War One


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/114-115

[1937]

Notes by LIDDELL HART on deficiencies in the army


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/116

[1937]

Notes by LIDDELL HART on Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Dec 1937


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/117-118

[1937]

Various jottings by LIDDELL HART on the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/119

[1937]

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on the acquisition of knowledge from the examination of facts


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/120-123

[1937]

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the field force problem


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/124-125

[1937]

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the Spanish situation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/126

1937

Note by LIDDELL HART on 'The War Office at war' by Sir Sam Fay (Hutchinson and Co, London, 1937)


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/127

1937

Note by LIDDELL HART on the Civil List


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/128

1937-1938

Note by LIDDELL HART on the cost of tanks, with a cutting from The Daily Telegraph, 23 Sep 1937, on naval losses in the Spanish Civil War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/129

1937-1938

Notes by LIDDELL HART on various appointments to British Army commands


LIDDELL HART: 11/1937/130

1937

Selection of individuals by LIDDELL HART, drawn from the history of warfare, which he believed would constitute his ideal corps command, and which was prompted by an article in the US Infantry Journal, Jul-Aug 1937, entitled 'An All-Time Command Team' by Lt Col George L Simpson


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/1

1938

Pocket-sized appointments diary kept by LIDDELL HART


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/2

1938 Jan 4-5

Reflections by LIDDELL HART on human failings


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/3

1938 Jan 4

Note by LIDDELL HART on the treatment of the Army Educational Corps compared with other departmental corps


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/4

1938 Jan 4-5

Notes by LIDDELL HART on talks with Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Director of Military Training, War Office, on army appointments


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/5

1938 Jan 5

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, concerning air defence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/6

1938 Jan 5

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Brig Gen Sir James Edward Edmonds, Officer in Charge of Military Branch, Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence, about Brig Gen Reginald Edward Harry Dyer, of the Indian Army, Staff College, and Gen Sir John (Theodosius) Burnett-Stuart of Dens and Crichie, ADC General to the King


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/7

1938 Jan 9

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on Gen Ronald Forbes Adam's refusal to consult with LIDDELL HART


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/8

1938 Jan 11

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Brig Edward Devereux Hamilton Tollemache, Commander, 128 (Hampshire) Infantry Brigade, Territorial Army, concerning army appointments


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/9

1938 Jan 12

Notes by LIDDELL HART on talks with Maj Gen Sir John Brown, Deputy Director of the Territorial Army and Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Director of Military Training, War Office, on air defence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/10

1938 Jan 13

Note by LIDDELL HART on the performance of a new anti-tank rifle


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/11

1938 Jan 14

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, concerning the role of LIDDELL HART in army reform, and on air defence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/12

1938 Jan 21

Notes by LIDDELL HART on lunch with Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Chief of the Imperial General Staff. Their discussion concerned army education and army reorganisation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/13

1938 Jan 24

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Andrew Rice and Rice's first-hand observations of the Spanish Civil War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/14

1938 Jan 26

Note by LIDDELL HART on the need for better coordination of anti-aircraft defences


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/15

1938 Jan 27

Notes by LIDDELL HART on talks with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, Col Roderick Macleod, Lt Col John Alan Lyde Caunter and AVM Richard Hallam Peck on tank performance and budgets, and on Imperial Airways


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/16

1938 Jan 29

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the Sandhurst military academy


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/17

1938 Jan 31

Note by LIDDELL HART on the merits of collective security over isolationism


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/18

1938 Jan

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Sir John Brown, Deputy Director General of the Territorial Army, about the Territorial Army


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/19

1938 Jan

Note by LIDDELL HART on the description of LIDDELL HART as the 'unofficial Chief of Imperial General Staff'


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/20

1938 Feb 5

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Sir John Brown, Deputy Director General of the Territorial Army, about army reform, and on Gen Sir Walter Mervyn St George Kirke, Director General of the Territorial Army


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/21

1938 Feb 7

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence, 1912-38, concerning Germany, air defence, combined staff and the marines


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/22

1938 Feb 7

Reflections by LIDDELL HART on the Spanish Civil War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/23

1938 Feb 8

Reflections by LIDDELL HART on the defence of the British Empire


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/24

1938 Feb 10

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Will Spens, Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, about army pay and recruitment


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/25

1938 Feb

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Sir John Brown, Deputy Director General of the Territorial Army, on the Territorial Army, and on brigade commands


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/26

1938 Feb-1939 Mar

Extracts by LIDDELL HART from the speeches of the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Neville Chamberlain


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/27

1938 Mar 3

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Michael George Henry Barker, Director of Recruiting and Organisation, War Office, 1936-1938, concerning the personnel involved in army reform


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/28

1938 Mar 4

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on the growth of authoritarianism in the UK


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/29

1938 Mar 12-13

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1st Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, about gaps in London air defence provision, inadequacy of London defences in comparison with Paris, and the problem of key items of equipment only being available from German suppliers


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/30

1938 Mar 13-17

Note by LIDDELL HART on the current military and diplomatic situation in Europe


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/31

1938 Mar 14

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1st Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, concerning air defence, especially on an excess of specifications for equipment reducing supply efficiency


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/32

1938 Mar 15

Note by LIDDELL HART on how the second Great War of the twentieth century really began in July 1936


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/33

1938 Mar 17

Reflections by LIDDELL HART on the importance of accuracy in diplomatic and military negotiation and planning, and the importance for individuals to learn habits of decency


LIDDELL HART: 1/1938/34

1938 Mar 19

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with the historian, Dr George Peabody Gooch, on the origins of World War One and the relevance of this to the current European situation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/35

1938 Mar 20

Memorandum by LIDDELL HART entitled 'The Western Mediterranean:vital problems'


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/36

1938 Mar 21

Memorandum by LIDDELL HART on the neutrality issue in 1914


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/37

1938 Mar 24

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Lt Gen Robert Hadden Haining, General Officer Commanding British Forces in Palestine and Trans-Jordan, on the international situation, Palestine, and the deficiencies of the Royal Navy


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/38

1938 Mar 24

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander 1 Ant-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, on the search for a suitable disused Underground station for use as an anti-aircraft HQ


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/39

1938 Mar 24

Note by LIDDELL HART expressing reservations about the UK negotiators in talks with Italy


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/40

1938 Mar 26

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, on the siting of anti-aircraft guns in London parks, and problems with the anti-aircraft defence programme


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/41

1938 Mar 27

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Director of Military Training, War Office, concerning mechanisation, especially on a possible civilian chairman for the committee set up to consider a fusion of cavalry and tank corps


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/42-43

1938 Mar 30

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Sidney Rogerson, Publicity Controller, Imperial Chemical Industries Limited, regarding the attitude to propaganda of Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Secretary, Committee of Imperial Defence, 1912-38, with Rogerson's notes on his interview with Hankey and related correspondence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/44

1938 Mar 31

Note by LIDDELL HART from an unnamed British officer who watched the German advance into Austria


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/45

1938 Mar 31-1939 Feb

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the Spanish Civil War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/46

1938 Apr 5

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, concerning air defence and mechanisation, especially training apparatus, London defence, and the possible merger of cavalry and tank corps


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/47-51

1938 Apr

Notes by LIDDELL HART on visit to Belgian forces and defences. With related correspondence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/52

1938 Apr 27-1938 May 7

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, on various army personalities including Maj Gen George Guy Waterhouse


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/53

1938 May 12

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Harry Willans, commanded the Artists Rifles, 1933-38 and the 2 (London) Infantry Bd, Territorial Army, on a conference at the War Office on various reorganisation proposals, and on the Officer Producing Group


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/54

1938 May 16

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Sir John Brown, Deputy Director General of the Territorial Army, concerning air defence personnel


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/55

1938 May 18

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, about appointments to the air defence command


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/56

1938 May 20

Notes by LIDDELL HART on lunch with Maj Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and discussion about Staff College, army reorganisation, air force problems, and the progress of reforms


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/57

1938 May 23

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, about air defence, especially on emergency arrangements, and supply problems of anti-aircraft equipment


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/58

1938 May 24

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Director of Military Training, War Office, on proposals to merge the cavalry and tank corps


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/59

1938 May 26

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Brig Gen Sir James Edward Edmonds, Officer in Charge of the Military Branch, Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence, regarding Sir Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence, 1912-38, and France in 1917


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/60

1938 May 26

Note by LIDDELL HART entitled 'Offensive v Defensive in the Air', from talks with Sir Donald Banks, Permanent Secretary to the Air Ministry, 1936-1938, and Col Kalla, the Czech Air Attaché


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/61

1938 May

Notes by LIDDELL HART on air defences, including the distribution of batteries across England, production of the 3.7 A.A. gun, and on the rate of fire of the 3 inch gun


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/62

1938 Jun 1

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with the Rt Hon Robert Anthony Eden, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, on Spain and Czechoslovakia


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/63

1938 Jun 2

Note by LIDDELL HART on Alexander Korda's projected film on Thomas Edward Lawrence, and on the attitude towards LIDDELL HART of the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/64

1938 Jun 3

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Monsieur Roland Jacquin De Margérie (Counsellor of the French Embassy). French and German forces, international relations, British cooperation with France, and on the Spanish situation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/65

1938 Jun 15

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Herr Hilger Van Scherpenberg, son-in-law of Dr Hjalmar Horace Greely Schacht, on German trade and the Czech problem


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/66-68

1938 Jun 20

Note by LIDDELL HART on the bombing of merchant ships in Spanish ports, with two related cuttings from The Sunday Times


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/69

1938 Jun 21

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Lt Col Giffard le Quesne Martel, Deputy Director of Mechanisation, War Office, concerning various army and navy personalities including Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Director of Military Training, War Office, and Gen John Standish Surtees Predergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and a progress-report on tank production with specifications


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/70

1938 Jun 22

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Director of Military Training, War Office, on mechanisation, and the objection of Gen Sir John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, to the influence of LIDDELL HART at the War Office


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/71

1938 Jun 24

Notes by LIDDELL HART for comment on the new anti-aircraft organisation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/72

1938 Jun 24

Notes by LIDDELL HART criticising the organisation of the War Office


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/73

1938 Jun 24

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with R Adm Henry George Thursfield concerning the bombing of British ships in Spanish ports


LIDDELL HART: 11.1938/74-80

1938 Jun 28-1938 Jul 13

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, and notes on the case of the Rt Hon Duncan Sandys


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/81

1938 Jul 2

Extract from letter from James Malony Spaight on the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/82

1938 Jul 4

Note by LIDDELL HART on the proposal for British troop reinforcements in France


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/83

1938 Jul 4

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Archibald Rowlands, Financial Adviser, Government of India, on forces in India and imperial defence


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/84

1938 Jul 5

List compiled by LIDDELL HART of those present at a lunch with the former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Lloyd George


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/85

1938 Jul 6

LIDDELL HART's work timetable, 1-6 Jul


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/86

1938 Jul 7

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Erskine Caldwell, the American writer, on the Czech crisis of 21 May 1938


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/87

1938 Jul 10

Notes by LIDDELL HART on lunch with the former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Lloyd George. Lloyd George discussing the former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Herbert Henry Asquith,1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, LIDDELL HART and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/88

1938 Jul 17-18

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Lt Gen Clive LIDDELL HART, Adjutant-General to the Forces, on army reorganisation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/89

1938 Jul 30

Note by LIDDELL HART on opposition to the development of an anti-aircraft defence of the UK


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/90

1938 Aug 13

Reflection by LIDDELL HART comparing the loyalties of British soldiers and Roman Catholics, to the state


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/91

1938 Sep 1

Notes by LIDDELL HART on dinner with the former Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Lloyd George. Lloyd George's comments on LIDDELL HART, and various politicians including the Rt Hon William Ewart Gladstone and the Rt Hon (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/92

1938 Sep 9

Note by LIDDELL HART on the military aspect of the Czech crisis


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/93

1938 Sep 9-23

Diary notes kept by LIDDELL HART, including comments on Lt Gen Sir John Greer Dill, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Aldershot Command, and Maj Gen Sir Edward Maxwell Perceval on the air defence situation and consultation with leaders of the Labour Party


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/94

1938 Sep 10

Note by LIDDELL HART on precautionary measures against air attack, and the danger of a pre-emptive strike by Germany on the UK


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/95

1938 Sep 12

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with the Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, on the international situation and government policy


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/96

1938 Sep 14

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, about air defence, principally on searchlights and training


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/97

1938 Sep 15

Note by LIDDELL HART assessing how far air defence improvements had been implemented


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/98

1938 Sep 20

Reflection by LIDDELL HART on the alleged failure of British foreign policy over Manchuria, Abyssinia, Spain and Czechoslovakia


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/99

1938 Sep 20

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with the Rt Hon (Edward) Hugh John Neale Dalton on the current international situation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/100

1938 Sep 25-27

Typescript diary notes by LIDDELL HART during the height of the Munich Crisis


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/101

1938 Sep 26

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Gen A Lelong, French Embassy, on Anglo-French responses to German moves against Czechoslovakia


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/102

1938 Sep 26

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army on air defence, the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War, and the case of the Rt Hon Duncan Edwin Sandys


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/103

1938 Sep 28

Memorandum by LIDDELL HART entitled 'Appreciation of the war which now threatens' on the Czech crisis and French military weakness


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/104

1938 Sep 29

List of attendees at a luncheon conference at the Savoy on an unspecified subject


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/105

1938 Sep 30

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, concerning the danger from German bombing with statistics of potential casualties


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/106-107

1938 Sep

Notes by LIDDELL HART on anti-aircraft mobilisation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/108

1938 [Sep]

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the unpreparedness of the RAF in the light of the international situation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/109

1938 Sep

Note by LIDDELL HART on German aircraft production


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/110

1938 Sep

Note by LIDDELL HART on the field force


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/111

1938 Sep

Note by LIDDELL HART on the new composition of the London Division


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/112

1938 Oct 3

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, about the demobilisation of anti-aircraft personnel


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/113

1938 Oct 12

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Claude Liardet, Commander, Royal Artillery, 47 Div, and the London Div, 1934-38, and the London Div, Territorial Army, 1938, and also with the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War, on the use of the Territorial Army for policing and internal security


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/114

1938 Oct 12

Reflections by LIDDELL HART on the Czech crisis, the possibility of breaking up the Axis, and the importance of applying economic pressure on Germany


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/115

1938 Oct 22

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Maj Gen Frederick Alfred Pile, Commander, 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, Territorial Army, concerning air defence improvements, especially on the numbers of men needed to equip London anti-aircraft batteries


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/116

1938 Oct

Notes by LIDDELL HART on lessons from the Spanish Civil War drawn from a new chapter added to 2nd edition of 'Europe in Arms' (Faber and Faber, London, 1937)


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/117

1938 Nov 1

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Ivan Mikhailovich Maisky, the Soviet Ambassador to the UK, about Soviet cooperation with France and the UK over the Munich crisis


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/118

1938 Nov 2

Note by LIDDELL HART on the future of the League of Nations Union


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/119

1938 Nov 4

Note by LIDDELL HART on the case against conscription


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/120

1938 Nov 9

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Matthew Halton of the Toronto Star about Nancy, Viscountess Astor


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/121

1938 Nov 12

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Gp Capt L L Maclean on the deficiencies of the RAF in equipment, training and organisation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/122

1938 Nov 28

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Brig Giffard le Quesne Martel, Deputy Director of Mechanisation, War Office, about tank development, Spain, and the Mediterranean


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/123

1938 Nov 28-1938 ec 1

Typescript diary notes kept by LIDDELL HART, on meeting with German Military Attaché, Baron von Bechtolsheim, the Queen's Hall Meeting of the Liberal National Union, a meeting of 'Focus', and meeting to form a committee of bodies interested in preservation of democracy and liberty


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/124

1938 Dec 2

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Anthony Crommelin Crossley, MP, about the production of anti-aircraft guns


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/125

1938 Dec 8

Note by LIDDELL HART on discussion with Gp Capt L L Maclean comparing German and British air forces


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/126

1938 Dec 11

Note by LIDDELL HART on the incompatibility of conscription with freedom


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/127

1938 Dec

Notes by LIDDELL HART on army reform, 1937-1938


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/128

1938 Dec

Note by LIDDELL HART on fighter defence, including squadron strength and methods of patrol


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/129

1938 [Dec]

Note by LIDDELL HART on the damaging effect of totalitarianism on intelligence in the German army


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/130

1938 [Dec]

Note by LIDDELL HART on his relationship with The Times


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/131

[1938]

Notes by LIDDELL HART on discussion with John Burdon Sanderson Haldane, Professor of Biometry, London University, concerning air raid precautions


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/132

[1938]

Note by LIDDELL HART on the Czech situation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/133

[1938]

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the recent build-up of British air defences


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/134

[1938]

Note by LIDDELL HART comparing offensive and defensive strategies in war


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/135

[1938]

Comparison by LIDDELL HART of service estimates 1913-1914 and 1938-1939


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/136

1938

Note by LIDDELL HART on the scale of vehicles in the British, German and Italian armies


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/137

1938

Notes by LIDDELL HART on the Territorial Army


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/138

1938

Note by LIDDELL HART on lessons of 2 Div training


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/139-146

1938-1939

Notes by LIDDELL HART on Allied and German casualties in World War One, especially the Battle of the Somme (24 Jun-13 Nov 1916)


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/147

1938

Comment by LIDDELL HART on Randolph Hearst's proposal to outlaw the air bombardment of non-combatants


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/148

[1938]

Note by LIDDELL HART entitled 'Nonsense from the semi-official booklet 'The Territorial Army Today''containing abstracts of passages by Maj-Gen John Hay Beith and Col J K Dunlop, with which LIDDELL HART disagreed


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/149

[1938]

Note by LIDDELL HART on War Office organisation


LIDDELL HART: 11/1938/150

[1938]

Note by LIDDELL HART on a discussion with Gen Sir John Greer Dill, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Aldershot Command, chiefly concerning potential allies of the UK as seen from the perspective of the mid-1930s, and on Palestine, 1936-1937


LH HB 11/ LIDDELL HART correspondence with the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War (1937-1940), 1937-1957


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1937/1-143

1937

Correspondence with and memoranda prepared for the Secretary of State for War, the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, on changes in the composition and function of the modern army and plans for reform of the British Army, with a list on the principal commanding officers in the British Army with assessments on their performance


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1938/1-153

1938

Correspondence with and memoranda prepared for the Secretary of State for War, the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, in particular on the defence of British territories including Malta, Singapore and India, on anti-aircraft defence, and comments on various personalities including Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and Maj Gen Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, Director of Military Training, War Office and Div Commander, 7 Armoured Div, Egypt


LIDDELL HART: HB/1/1939/1-17

1939

Correspondence with and memoranda prepared for the Secretary of State for War, the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, on various personalities including the Rt Hon (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, and Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Chief of the Imperial General Staff until Sep 1939. Also a list of current British commanders viewed by LIDDELL HART as outstanding


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1940/1-51

1940

Correspondence with and memoranda prepared for the Secretary of State for War, the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, on the defence of France, on various personalities including Gen William Edmund Ironside, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and concerning Hore-Belisha's removal as Secretary of State for War and his future career plans


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1941/1-28

1941

Correspondence with and memoranda prepared for the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha including Hore-Belisha's comments on some of LIDDELL HART's most recent articles, the notes of a speech by Hore-Belisha at the annual general meeting of the Scottish Liberal National Association held in the Roxburgh Hotel, Edinburgh, 6 June 1941, on the effects of war, and memoranda on the dangers of the degredation of civilization following an unnecessarily protracted war


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1942/1-44

1942

Correspondence with and memoranda prepared for the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha on the Libyan campaign, mechanised warfare, and the text of a talk between LIDDELL HART and Hore-Belisha on the War Office before World War Two and during World War Two


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1943/1-29

1943

Correspondence with and memoranda prepared for the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha principally on mechanised warfare and on various personalities including FM Archibald Percival Wavell


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1944/1-28

1944

Correspondence with and memoranda prepared for the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha principally on German secret weapons, and on the Second Front


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1945/1-5

1945

Correspondence with the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha on Adrian LIDDELL HART's campaign as a Liberal candidate in the 1945 General Election


LIDDELL HART: HB/1/1946/1-12

1946

Correspondence between LIDDELL HART and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha on Imperial defence policy


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1947/1-7

1947

Correspondence between LIDDELL HART and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha on various pre-World War Two service appointments, and including a cutting of an article by Hore-Belisha from The Evening Standard, 6 Jan 1947, entitled 'The Territorial Army is being Sabotaged'


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1948/1-24

1948

Correspondence between LIDDELL HART and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha on Hore-Belisha's criticisms of post-1945 defence policy, the perceived threat from the Soviet Union, and the Russian response to the acquisition by the United States of nuclear weapons


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1949/1-26

1949

Correspondence between LIDDELL HART and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, including memoranda by Hore-Belisha relating to his conversations with Hadj Thami Elglaoui, Pacha of Marrakech, 25 Dec 1948, and the Spanish High Commissioner, Gen Varela at Tetuan, 13 Jan 1949


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1950/1-23

1950

Correspondence between LIDDELL HART and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha relating to LIDDELL HART's Defence of the West (Cassell, 1950), on LIDDELL HART articles in The Tank, and on pre-World War Two attempts at the reformation of the British Army (16 missing)


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1951/1-14

1951

Correspondence between LIDDELL HART and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha on various publications about World War Two


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1952/1-8

1952

Correspondence between LIDDELL HART and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, mostly party invitations and postcards, but with some discussion of NATO divisional stength


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1953/1-17

1953

Correspondence between LIDDELL HART and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha on pre-World War Two army reorganisation, on NATO, and on strategy in the atomic age


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1954/1-37

1954

Correspondence between LIDDELL HART and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha relating to an article by Hore-Belisha entitled 'The Fall of a Minister', in Truth, 29 Oct 1954


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1955/1-30

1955

Correspondence between LIDDELL HART and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha on the Rt Hon (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain and Hore-Belisha's role in the pre-World War Two War Office, and on atomic weapons


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1956/1-7

1956

Correspondence between LIDDELL HART and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha on the latest Army Estimates, and on current British Army commitments


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/1957/1-9

1957

Correspondence between LIDDELL HART and the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha on army modernisation


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/MISC/1-29

1937-1938

Notes by LIDDELL HART, with commentaries and extracts from notes on the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha period at the War Office, including a paper by LIDDELL HART entitled 'A short outline of my association with the Rt Hon Hore-Belisha during his first year of office as Secretary of State for War', progress reports on the progress of army reform, and suggestions on possible army promotions and appointments


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/MISC/30-65

1937-1965

Miscellaneous material kept by LIDDELL HART including cuttings and letters on Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha's career. Predominantly press cuttings


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/MISC/66-104

1957

Obituaries of the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, including those for The Times and Dictionary of National Biography written by LIDDELL HART, cuttings on his memorial service and will


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/MISC/105-229

1941-1964

Correspondence with Rubeigh James Minney, author of The Private Papers of Hore-Belisha (Collins, London, 1960)


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/MISC/230-234

1960

Extracts from The Private Papers of Hore-Belisha (Collins, London, 1960) serialised in The Sunday Times. With readers' correspondence commenting on the serialisation


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/MISC/235-246

1960 Apr 29-1960 Jun 9

Correspondence in The Daily Telegraph, relating to Henry Brian Boyne's review of The Private Papers of Hore-Belisha (Collins, London, 1960), including letter from LIDDELL HART


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/MISC/247-257

1960 Jun 23-1960 Oct 7

Correspondence in The Listener, arising out of Robert Norman William Blake's review of The Private Papers of Hore-Belisha (Collins, London, 1960), LIDDELL HART's letters to The Listener and to Robert Norman William Blake


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/MICS/258-261

1960 May 13-1960 Aug 21

Roger (Thomas Baldwin) Fulford's review in The Guardian of The Private Papers of Hore-Belisha (Collins, London, 1960), and LIDDELL HART's correspondence with Fulford


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/MISC/262-275

1960 Apr 24-1960 Aug 13

Copy of The Private Papers of Hore-Belisha (Collins, London, 1960), and various reviews of the book from The Economist, The Sunday Express, and other papers


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/MISC/276-351

1937, 1957-1969

Correspondence with Miss Hilde Sloane, who was secretary to the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha, including copies of letters from 1937 between the Rt Hon (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, and Hore-Belisha


LIDDELL HART: HB/11/MISC/352

1938-1945

Files of newspaper cuttings about, and by, the Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha

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