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

Papers relating to The decisive wars of history (G. Bell & Sons, London, 1929)

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LIDDELL HART: 9/6 Papers relating to The decisive wars of history (G. Bell & Sons, London, 1929), enlarged and published as The strategy of indirect approach (Faber and Faber, 1941), reprinted as The way to win wars (1942),


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/1

[1928-1929]

Typescript entitled, 'Thesis of The strategy of indirect approach' by LIDDELL HART, containing an incomplete preliminary draft of The decisive wars of history, with corrections. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/2

1928

Manuscript of The decisive wars of history by LIDDELL HART. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/3

[1929]

Typescript of The decisive wars of history by LIDDELL HART, incomplete, later than LH9/6/1. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/4

1929

Page proof of The decisive wars of history by LIDDELL HART, with corrections. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/5-6

[1930]

Typed extracts taken by LIDDELL HART from his book The decisive wars of history. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/7

1929 Jul 9

Letter from John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort to LIDDELL HART commenting on a proof copy of The decisive wars of history by LIDDELL HART. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/8

1929-1931

Typed extracts from press reviews of The decisive wars of history by LIDDELL HART, including letter from Brig Gen William Denman Croft to LIDDELL HART, 31 May 1931 concerning the book; press reviews, including from the USA and overseas. See also LH9/32/14, pp 1-26. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/9

1935

Typescript notes on historical topics made by LIDDELL HART entitled, 'The indirect approach'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/10

1941

Typescript of 1941 edition of The strategy of indirect approach by LIDDELL HART. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/11-12

1941

Galley proofs of 1941 edition of The strategy of indirect approach by LIDDELL HART. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/13

1941

Page proof of 1941 edition of The strategy of indirect approach by LIDDELL HART. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/14

1941

Notes by LIDDELL HART containing additions to the 1941 edition of The strategy of indirect approach by LIDDELL HART. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/15

1941

Correspondence of LIDDELL HART relating to production of 1941 edition of his book The strategy of indirect approach including Geoffrey Cust Faber, Richard H I de la Mare, Constance B Sheldon, J T Oliver, all of Faber and Faber; M B Browne of Western Printing; including 'index of personalities' for the book in typescript and galley proof and proof of dust jacket. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/16

1941

Press reviews of The strategy of indirect approach by LIDDELL HART including correspondence with H W Matthews, Charles D Miller, 'Mr Standfast' of the Manchester Evening News, 16 Jul 1942 and H W W, literary editor of the Manchester Guardian, 19 Aug 1941; including typescript article, 'British books in wartime' by John Brophy, 28 May 1943, entitled, 'Literatura I Iskustvo, no. 34'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/17

[1942]

Disassembled copy of The strategy of indirect approach by LIDDELL HART, with manuscript copy of titlepage showing revision of title to The way to win wars and typescript note detailing publication history. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/18

1942

Untitled, paperbound copy of The way to win wars by LIDDELL HART. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/19

1945

Manuscript of new chapters for The strategy of indirect approach by LIDDELL HART, including correspondence between LIDDELL HART and Geoffrey Cust Faber, J Mathieson and Joyce Maughan of Faber and Faber, publishers. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/20

[1945]

Typescript entitled, 'New chapters for 1945-46 edition' of The strategy of indirect approach by LIDDELL HART. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/21

1943-1944

Drafts of a foreword by Brig Eric Edward Dorman-Smith The strategy of indirect approach by LIDDELL HART, including correspondence between LIDDELL HART and Dorman-Smith, also Morley Kennerley, Geoffrey Cust Faber and Richard H I de la Mare of Faber and Faber, publishers. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/22-23

1945

Two bound proof copies of The strategy of indirect approach by LIDDELL HART, with manuscript corrections. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/24

1941-1946

Press reviews of The strategy of indirect approach by LIDDELL HART, including letter to Herbert Charles O'Neill, 'Strategicus' of The Spectator, 22 Aug 1946, commenting upon his reviews of The revolution in warfare and The strategy of indirect approach by LIDDELL HART, the latter review included, 9 Aug 1946; typescript article, 'British books in wartime' by John Brophy, 28 May 1943, entitled, 'Literatura i Iskustvo, no. 34', with manuscript corrections. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/25

1954

Manuscript and typescript material including new sections relating to production of the 1954 edition of Strategy: the indirect approach by LIDDELL HART; including correspondence between LIDDELL HART and Kathleen A Ash, Richard H I de la Mare, Mary D Glenside, Patricia Robinson and Violet W Glenn, all of Faber and Faber, publishers. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/26

1953

Typescript of new chapters for the 1954 edition of Strategy: the indirect approach by LIDDELL HART. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/27-28

1954

Galley proofs for the 1954 edition of Strategy: the indirect approach by LIDDELL HART with manuscript corrections. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/29

1954

Page proof for the Strategy: the indirect approach by LIDDELL HART, with manuscript corrections and manuscript and typescript insertions. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/30-31

1954

Page proofs for the 1954 edition of Strategy: the indirect approach by LIDDELL HART, including reprint of chapters 19 and 22 from his book Strategy (Frederic A Praeger, New York, 1954), issued by the National War College, Washington DC. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/32

1953-1954

Press reviews of the Strategy: the indirect approach by LIDDELL HART from, including correspondence with Brig Sir John Hunt concerning a review (included) of Hunt' book The ascent of Everest (London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1953), also correspondence with Ann Faber and Morley Kennerley and Peter du Sautoy of Faber and Faber, publishers of the book, and Gen Sir Richard Nelson Gale. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/33

1954-1957

Material, mainly reviews, relating to foreign editions of Strategy: the indirect approach by LIDDELL HART, including correspondence between LIDDELL HART and Dr Horst W Jordan, German translator and US Adm Charles 'Cat' Randall Brown, including material in German, French and Hebrew. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/6/34

1966-1968

Preface and other material for 1967 enlarged edition of Strategy: the indirect approach by LIDDELL HART, including reviews with note identifying Maj Gen Eric Keir Gilborne Sixsmith as the author of an unsigned review in the Royal United Service Institution Journal, May 1968; correspondence, mostly copies, between LIDDELL HART and FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein; Maj Gen Hubert Essame; Dr Fritz Reiter of Schweizer Monatshefte; Maj Gen Mervyn Andrew Haldane Butler; and Maj Gen James Louis Moulton. 1 file

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