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

Reference material, World War Two, 1939-1945

References on this page: LIDDELL HART: 15/4/182-184


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/102-127 War against Japan in the Far East, 1941-1945. Papers dated 1938-1968



LIDDELL HART: 15/4/102-104 Origins of war with Japan, 1938-1941; Sino-Japanese War, 1938-1945. Papers dated 1938-1946


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/102

1938-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to Sino-Japanese War and routes for Japanese expansion, 1938-1941, including guerilla warfare in China, 1938-1940; Japanese aims in Pacific and south-east Asia, 1940-1941; the security and defence of Singapore and Hong Kong against Japanese expansionism, 1940-1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/103

1939-1941

Newspaper cuttings relating to origins of war with Japan, 1939-1941, including agreement, by British Government, to Japanese demands for a three month closure of the Burma road for the transport of military supplies to China, 17 Jul 1940; Japan signs tripartite pact with Germany and Italy, 27 Sep 1940; Burma road re-opened, 8 Oct 1940; Vichy Government agrees to temporary Japanese occupation of French Indo-China, 23 Jul 1941; Japanese troops land in French Indo-China, 28 Jul 1941; appointment of Gen Hideki Tojo as Japanese Prime Minister, 18 Oct 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/104

1942-1946

Newspaper cuttings relating to Allied aid for China's war effort, 1942-1945, including use of the 'Hump' air supply route by US Air Transport Command, Jul 1942-Jul 1945; US and British Government's extraterritorial rights in China relinquished, 11 Jan 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/105-127 War with Japan, 1941-1945. Papers dated 1941-1968


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/105

1941 Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to war with Japan, 1941-1945, including Japanese attack on US bases at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941; Japanese invasion of Thailand and Malaya, 7-8 Dec 1941; Anglo-American declaration of war on Japan, 8 Dec 1941; Japanese launch attack on Hong Kong, 8 Dec 1941; Japanese forces land on Luzon, Philippines, 9 Dec 1941; HMS PRINCE OF WALES and HMS REPULSE, sunk by Japanese aircraft, east of Malaya, 10 Dec 1941; withdrawal of Imperial forces from Kowloon, Hong Kong, 15 Dec 1941; Japanese invasion of Burma from Thailand, 15 Dec 1941; Japanese invasion of North Borneo and Brunei, 16 Dec 1941; Japanese forces land on Hong Kong, 18-19 Dec 1941; Japanese launch major attack at Gulf of Lingayen, Philippines, 22 Dec 1941; Japanese land in Sarawak, Borneo, 23 Dec 1941; surrender of Hong Kong, 25 Dec 1941; replacement of ACM Sir (Henry) Robert Brooke-Popham as Commander-in-Chief, Far East, by Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall, 26 Dec 1941. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/106

1941-1945

Publications relating to war with Japan, 1941-1945, including article by Hanson Weightman Baldwin entitled 'Our Gibraltar in the Pacific' from New York Times Magazine (16 Feb 1941); articles on the war in the Far East from The Listener, (1941-1945); map entitled Map of the China front, Jan 1944 (Chinese Ministry of Information, London, 1944), showing areas under Japanese occupation, scale 1: 3,000,000. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/107

1941-1968

Papers relating to the war with Japan, 1941-1945, including typescript copy of report by Brig John Alan Lyde Caunter, Deputy Director of Staff Duties, armoured troops, India, 1941-1943, on the defence of the North-West frontier, Jul 1941; typescript copy of notes by Brig Ivan Simson, Chief Engineer and Director General, Civil Defence, Malaya Command, 1941-1942, on the Malayan campaign; typescript memorandum by Col Ian Stewart, Chief Instructor, School of Infantry, entitled 'Fanatical enthusiasm, a necessity for war efficiency', [1942]; typescript translated account by Japanese R Adm Tchudo entitled 'The cause of Japan's defeat', Dec 1945; script for BBC radio programme, by David Woodward and (Reginald William Winchester) Chester Wilmot, entitled 'The battle that beat Japan', produced by Laurence Duval Gilliam and transmitted on 26 Jun 1949; typescript of book by Capt Shankarrao Chaphekar entitled 'A study of the Burma campaign', [1954]; typescript lecture notes by US R Adm Samuel Eliot Morison entitled 'American strategy in the Pacific', Oxford, Jun 1957. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/108

1942 Jan

Newspaper cuttings relating to war with Japan, 1941-1945, including signing, by twenty-six countries, of United Nations Declaration against Axis powers, in Washington DC, 1 Jan 1942; capture of Manila, Philippines by Japanese forces, 2 Jan 1942; appointment of Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell as Supreme Allied Commander, South-West Pacific, 3 Jan 1942; Japanese invasion of Celebes, Dutch East Indies, 10-11 Jan 1942; capture of Kuala Lumpur by Japanese troops, 12 Jan 1942; Japanese invasion of New Guinea, 25 Jan 1942; withdrawal of Imperial forces from Malaya to Singapore island, 30-31 Jan 1942; capture of Moulmein, southern Burma by Japanese forces, 31 Jan 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/109

1942 Feb

Newspaper cuttings relating to war with Japan, 1941-1945, including Japanese invasion of north-west coast of Singapore island, 8-9 Feb 1942; Japanese landing in southern Sumatra, Dutch East Indies, 14-15 Feb 1942; surrender of Singapore to Japanese, 15 Feb 1942; Japanese invasion of Bali, Dutch East Indies, 19 Feb 1942; Japanese invasion of Portuguese Timor, 20 Feb 1942; Japanese aircraft attack Darwin, Australia, 20 Feb 1942; withdrawal of Imperial forces in Burma across Sittang river, 21-22 Feb 1942; Battle of Java Sea, 27 Feb 1942; Japanese invasion of Java, Dutch East Indies, 28 Feb 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/110

1942 Mar-Apr

Newspaper cuttings relating to war with Japan, 1941-1945, including sinking of HMS EXETER off Java, 1 Mar 1942; evacuation of Batavia, Java, by Dutch forces, 5 Mar 1942; appointment of Lt Gen Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander as General Officer Commanding Burma, 5 Mar 1942; evacuation of Rangoon, Burma by Imperial forces, 7 Mar 1942; Japanese invasion of Solomon Islands, 10 Mar 1942; evacuation of US Gen Douglas MacArthur from Bataan peninsula, Philippines, 11 Mar 1942; Japanese occupation of Andaman Islands, 23 Mar 1942; surrender of US forces on Bataan peninsula, 9 Apr 1942; USAAF bombers from USS HORNET, commanded by US Brig Gen James H Doolittle, bomb Tokyo, 18 Apr 1942. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/111

1942 May-Jun

Newspaper cuttings relating to war with Japan, 1941-1945, including evacuation of Mandalay, Burma, by Imperial forces, 1 May 1942; Battle of the Coral Sea, off Solomon Islands, 4-7 May 1942; Japanese landing on Corregidor island, Philippines, 4 May 1942; surrender of US Corregidor garrison, commanded by Lt Gen Jonathan Wainwright, 6 May 1942; Japanese invasion of China from Burma, 5 May 1942; retreat of Imperial forces from Burma to Indian frontier, 15 May 1942; arrival of Chinese force from Burma at Dimapur, India, commanded by US Lt Gen Joseph Warren Stilwell, 23 May 1942; Battle of Midway Island, 4-7 Jun 1942; Japanese invasion of Attu, Aleutian Islands, 13 Jun 1942. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/112

1942 Jul-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to war with Japan, 1941-1945, including Japanese invasion of Gona, Papua New Guinea, 21 Jul 1942; Japanese advance along Kokoda Trail towards Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 22 Jul 1942; invasion of Tulagi and Guadalcanal by US Marines, 7 Aug 1942; US troops land at Port Moresby, 15 Sep 1942; launch of counter-offensive in the Arakan, Burma, by Imperial forces, 21 Sep 1942; capture of Kokoda by Australian forces, 2 Nov 1942; capture of Buthidaung, Burma, by 14 Indian Div, 17 Dec 1942. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/113

1943 Jan-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to war with Japan, 1941-1945, including occupation of Buna, Papua New Guinea, by US 32 Div, 2 Jan 1943; Japanese evacuation of Guadalcanal, 9 Feb 1943; US invasion of Attu, Aleutian Islands, 11 May 1943; US invasion of Rendova Island, New Georgia group, Solomon Islands, 30 Jun 1943; US and Canadian forces land on Kiska, Aleutian Islands, 15 Aug 1943; appointment of Adm Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten as Supreme Allied Commander, South-East Asia, 25 Aug 1943; US forces land on Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands, 1 Nov 1943; US invasion of Makin, Tarawa and Apamama atolls, Gilbert Islands, 20-22 Nov 1943; US 6 Army land on New Britain, 15 Dec 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/114

1943

Newspaper cuttings relating to campaign in Burma, 1943, including Operation LONGCLOTH, Brig Orde C Wingate's 77 Indian Bde, the Chindits, long range penetration operations in Burma, 8 Feb 1943; Chindits begin withdrawal from Burma, 26 Mar 1943; withdrawal of Imperial troops from Buthidaung and Maungdaw, Burma, 8-11 May 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/115

1943-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to ideological, political and diplomatic events concerning Japan and the Far East, 1941-1945, including career of Gen Hideki Tojo, 1943; Japanese policies in occupied China, 1943-1944; character and military qualities of Japanese troops, 1943-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/116

1943-1946

Newspaper cuttings relating to Japanese prison camps and war crimes, 1941-1945, including reports of conditions in POW camps and of atrocities committed by Japanese troops. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/117

1943-1968

Newspaper cuttings and book reviews relating to the war with Japan, 1941-1945, including British defeat in Malaya and the loss of Singapore, 1942; construction of Burma-Siam railway by Allied POWs, 1943; use of atom bombs against Japan, 1945; Australian inquiry of Oct 1945 into Lt Gen (Henry) Gordon Bennett's escape from Singapore in Feb 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/118

1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to campaign in Burma, 1944, including appointment of Lt Gen William Joseph Slim as commander 14 Army, 24 Jan 1944; Operation THURSDAY, the landing of Chindit forces, commanded by Maj Gen Orde Charles Wingate, behind Japanese lines near Indaw, 9 Mar 1944; launch of 14 Army attack across Chindwin river, 14 Mar 1944; crossing of Chindwin river and advance towards Indian frontier by Japanese 15 Army, 18 Mar 1944; Japanese forces cross Indian border, 22 Mar 1944; Maj Gen Orde Charles Wingate killed in air crash, 24 Mar 1944; Japanese troops isolate defenders of Imphal, India, by crossing Imphal-Kohima road, 2 Apr 1944; Japanese advance crosses Kohima-Dimapur road, isolating defenders of Kohima, India, 11 Apr 1944; Allied troops from Dimapur link up with defenders of Kohima, 19 Apr 1944; US and Chinese forces capture Myitkyina, 4 Aug 1944; Assam, India, cleared of Japanese troops, 20 Aug 1944; US Gen Joseph Warren Stilwell, Commander-in-Chief, US ground forces South-East Asia, relieved of command, 28 Oct 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/119

1944 Jan-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to war with Japan, 1941-1945, including US invasion of Roi and Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 31 Jan 1944; US occupation of all islands in Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 8 Feb 1944; US naval forces attack Truk in Caroline Islands, 16 Feb 1944; US forces land on Admiralty Islands, 29 Feb 1944; US invasion of Saipan Island, Marianas, 15 Jun 1944; US forces land on Guam, 20 Jul 1944; US invasion of Tinian Island, Marianas, 23 Jul 1944; US cruiser, USS INDIANAPOLIS, sunk by Japanese submarine in Philippine Sea, 30 Jul 1944; US invasion of Leyte Island, Philippines, 20 Oct 1944; Battle of Leyte Gulf, 24 Oct 1944; US campaign on Leyte and Samar Islands, Philippines, successfully concluded, 26 Dec 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/120

1944-1949

US Office of War Information, US Interim International Information Service and US Information Service typescript leaflets, 1944-1949, including 'The Pacific war', Oct 1944; 'Treatment of Japan after her defeat', 16 Jan 1945; 'Allied air power in Burma', 8 Feb 1945; 'US Navy release on three years of war against Japan', 15 Aug 1945; 'US report on Japanese war atrocities', 6 Sep 1945; 'Summary report of US strategic bombing survey in the Pacific', 14 Aug 1946; 'War crimes trials at an end in Japan', 17 Mar 1949. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/121

1945 Jan-Jul

Newspaper cuttings relating to war with Japan, 1941-1945, including landing of US forces at Luzon, Philippines, 9 Jan 1945; US occupation of Bataan peninsula, Philippines, 17 Feb 1945; occupation of Manila by US forces, 24 Feb 1945; invasion of Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, by US Marines, 19 Feb 1945; Corregidor, Philippines, cleared of Japanese troops, 28 Feb 1945; US landing on Mindanao, Philippines, 8 Mar 1945; invasion of Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands by US 10 Army, 1 Apr 1945; appointment of US Gen Douglas MacArthur to command all Pacific army forces, appointment of US Adm Chester W Nimitz to command naval forces, 5 Apr 1945; capture of Wewak peninsula, New Guinea, by Australian forces, 14 May 1945; US and Australian troops enter Brunei town, 13 Jun 1945; cessation of organised resistance to US forces on Okinawa, 21 Jun 1945; liberation of whole of the Philippines announced by US Gen Douglas MacArthur, 5 Jul 1945. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/122

1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to campaign in Burma, 1944-1945, including capture of Akyab by Imperial forces, 5 Jan 1945; troops of 14 Army enter Shwebo, 7 Jan 1945; Ledo road, across Burma to China, cleared of Japanese forces and re-opened to traffic, 22 Jan 1945; Imperial forces cross Irrawaddy river, 19-21 Feb 1945; Meiktila captured by 14 Army, 28 Feb 1945; US Lt Gen Daniel Sultan's US and Chinese forces link up with Imperial troops at Kyaukme, 24 Mar 1945; Mandalay captured by 19 Indian Div, 20 Mar 1945; Rangoon captured by 14 Army, 3 May 1945; organised Japanese resistance in Burma ends, 3 Aug 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/123

1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to war with Japan, Aug-Sep 1945, Japanese-Soviet War, Aug 1945 and surrender of Japan, 2 Sep 1945, including Soviet declaration of war on Japan, 9 Aug 1945; invasion of Manchukuo, Korea, southern Sakhalin and Kurile Islands by Soviet forces, 9-14 Aug 1945; signing of formal surrender of Japan, by Mamoru Shigemitsu, Japanese foreign minister, on board USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay, 2 Sep 1945; arrival of US troops in Tokyo, 8 Sep 1945; formal signing, in Singapore, of the surrender of all Japanese forces in South-East Asia, accepted by Adm (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, supreme commander, South-East Asia Command, 12 Sep 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/124

1945-1947

Newspaper cuttings relating to Allied terms for peace with Japan and the Allied occupation, 1945-1947, including summary of peace terms, as agreed by Allies at TERMINAL, the Potsdam Conference, 17 Jul-2 Aug 1945; arrest of nine Japanese cabinet ministers, including Gen Hideki Tojo, Matsuoka Yosuke and Teiichi Suzuki, 12 Sep 1945; exemption, by US Gen Douglas MacArthur, of Japanese Emperor Hirohito, from war crimes charges, 27 Sep 1945; announced by Emperor Hirohito that his divinity is repudiated, 1 Jan 1946; Allied approval of draft Japanese constitution, 6 Mar 1946. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/125

1945-1952

Newspaper cuttings relating to the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, the Tokyo war crimes trial for class A war criminals, 3 May 1946-4 Nov 1948, and the regional trials for class B and C war criminals, 1945-1951, including trial and execution of Japanese Gen Tomoyuki Yamashita, Oct 1945; numbers of class B Japanese war crimes suspects tried by Australia, France, the Netherlands, UK and USA by 24 Mar 1947; findings of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, Nov 1948; execution of Gen Hideki Tojo, 23 Dec 1948. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/126

1945-1968

Publications relating to war with Japan, 1941-1945, including article by Serge Fliegers entitled 'Japanese asked for peace after VE day', from Worldover Press, 30 May 1945; articles by Capt Cyril Bentham Falls entitled 'Aftermath of war: a record of the 19 Indian Division' and 'Aftermath of war: a record of the 10 Indian Division', from The Illustrated London News, May, Aug 1946; Supplement to the London Gazette, 18 Sep 1946 with despatch on operations in Eastern theatre, based on India, Mar 1942-31 Dec 1942, by FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and Winchester; article by Japanese Naval Capt Mitsuo Fuchida entitled 'I led the air attack on Pearl Harbor', from Irish defence journal An Cosantóir (Nov 1952); article by Lt Gen Sir Brian (Gwynne) Horrocks entitled 'General MacArthur: hero or prima donna?', from The Listener, 7 Apr 1960; articles by Maj Gen Leslie Ellis Beavis, Master General of the Ordnance, HQ, Australian Military Forces, 1942-1946, entitled 'The defences of Singapore' and 'The final campaigns', from Stand to, Mar-Apr 1963, Jan-Feb 1964; article by Louis Allen entitled 'The surrender of Singapore: the official Japanese version', from The Durham University Journal, Dec 1967; published transcript of lecture by Gen Sir Frank Walter Messervy entitled 'Deception: Meiktila operations, Jan-Feb 1945', from Proceedings of the Royal Artillery Historical Society, 7 Apr 1967. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/127

1951

Report to the combined Chiefs of Staff by the supreme Allied Commander South-East Asia, 1943-1945, V Adm the Earl Mountbatten of Burma, (HMSO, London, 1951), including maps, tables, gazeteer of Burma, list of senior officers of South-East Asia Command and narrative of operations. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/128-165 Air warfare, 1939-1945. Papers dated 1937-1970


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/128

1937-1969

Papers relating to air warfare 1939-1945, including statistics, collected by LIDDELL HART, on RAF and Luftwaffe aircraft, air operations, combat losses and bombing raids, 1940-1945; typescript 'Memorandum on the distribution of air raids over Germany' by Gibbs Blackstock, 18 Mar 1942; correspondence between LIDDELL HART and Maj H J Muir, Royal Artillery (Retired) on aerial mines, May-Jun 1944; US Information Service leaflets entitled 'US report on how enemy radar was countered', Dec 1945, and 'US strategic bombing survey report on atomic bombing in Japan', Jul 1946; correspondence between LIDDELL HART and Dankwart Belling, Apr 1951, on Soviet use of airborne forces near Kanev, Ukraine, Sep 1943; precis of lecture on bomber operations, 1939-1945, by ACM Sir Ralph (Alexander) Cochrane at RAF Staff College, Andover, Hampshire, 18 Nov 1953, with nine graphs illustrating German economic output and the effects of Allied bombing, 1939-1945; essay by Professor Donald Schurman entitled 'Invitation to retaliation. Why the British initiated indiscriminate bombing, May 15th 1940', Apr 1969. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/129

1939-1940

Newspaper cuttings relating to air warfare, policy and strategy, 1939-1940, including problems replacing losses in personnel and aircraft, 1939-1940; analysis of effectiveness of RAF raid on German seaplane base on Sylt island, Germany, 19 Mar 1940; analysis of air supremacy and the effect of bombing on civilian morale, 1940; potential RAF targets in Germany and occupied Europe, 1940. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/130

1939-1940 May

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF and Luftwaffe operations, Oct 1939-May 1940, including first RAF leaflet-dropping reconnaissance raid on Berlin, 2 Oct 1939; HMS IRON DUKE damaged in German air raid on Scapa Flow, Orkney islands, 17 Oct 1939; appointment of AM Arthur Sheridan Barratt as Air Officer Commander-in-Chief, RAF in France, 9 Jan 1940; RAF aircraft cover evacuation of British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk, 30 May 1940. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/131

1939-1942

Newspaper cuttings relating to Luftwaffe tactics, combat losses in aircraft and personnel and the effectiveness of Allied air raids, 1939-1942, including reports comparing performance of German and Allied aircraft, 1939-1940; accounts of German losses in action, changes in bombing tactics and new aircraft production, 1940-1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/132

1939-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to Parliamentary debates on air warfare, 1939-1944, including defence of London from air attack, 9 Oct 1940; Allied aircraft production, 1940-1944; Allied strategic air offensive, 1943-1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/133

1939-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to wartime career of and speeches made by Rt Hon Sir Archibald Henry Macdonald Sinclair, 4th Bt, Secretary of State for Air, 1940-1945, and MRAF Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard of Wolfeton. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/134

1940 Jun-Aug

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF and Luftwaffe operations during Battle of Britain, Jun-Aug 1940, including German raids on convoys off south coast of England, on Portsmouth and south London, Jun-Aug 1940; numbers of German aircraft shot down by RAF, Jun-Aug 1940; Luftwaffe raids on military installations in southern England, Aug 1940; first German air attack on central London, 24 Aug 1940; first RAF air attack on Berlin, 25 Aug 1940. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/135

1940 Sep-Oct

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF and Luftwaffe operations during Battle of Britain and the 'Blitz' on British cities, Sep-Oct 1940, including heavy German air raids on London, 1-8 Sep 1940; Merseyside, South Wales and the Midlands targetted for raids by the Luftwaffe, Sep 1940; retaliatory RAF raids on Berlin, Munich and Hamburg, Sep-Oct 1940. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/136

1940 Nov-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF and Luftwaffe operations, Nov-Dec 1940, including Luftwaffe and Italian air raids on London, Nov-Dec 1940; German raids on Bristol, Liverpool, Southampton and Birmingham, Nov-Dec 1940; first RAF raid on Naples, Italy, 1 Nov 1940; interruption of Hitler's Munich Putsch anniversary speech by RAF air raid, 8 Nov 1940; launch of Operation MOONLIGHT SONATA, the Luftwaffe raid on Coventry, Warwickshire, 14 Nov 1940. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/137

1940-1942

Newspaper cuttings relating to supply of US manufactured aircraft to RAF, Allied aircraft development and the deployment of USAAF to UK bases, 1940-1942, including reported purchase of US aircraft by UK Government, May-Nov 1940; effectiveness in service of the Short Stirling, Avro Manchester, Handley Page Halifax and Boeing B17 Flying Fortress, May 1941; arrival of first USAAF units in UK, Feb-Jun 1942; USAAF begin daylight raids against German occupied Europe, Jul-Aug 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/138

1940-1943

Newspaper cuttings relating to leader articles on the RAF, air warfare and Allied air policy, 1940-1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/139

1940-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to production of new aircraft and development of new weaponry and equipment, 1940-1944, including evolution of Allied and German jet and rocket technology, 1943-1944; origins of military gliders and helicopters, 1942-1944; vulnerability of dive-bombers in action, 1942-1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/140

1940-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to Allied strategic bombing of Germany and Italy, 1940-1945, including controversy on bombing historic cities, 1942-1944; USAAF daylight bombing tactics, 1942-1945; RAF night bombing tactics, 1941-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/141

1940-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF organisation and appointments of senior officers, 1940-1945, including AM Sir Cyril Louis Norton Newall replaced as Chief of the Air Staff by AM Sir Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, Oct 1940; ACM Sir Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding replaced as Commander-in-Chief, Fighter Command by AVM (William) Sholto Douglas, 18 Nov 1940; ACM Sir Philip Joubert de la Ferté appointed Commander-in-Chief, Coastal Command, 13 Jun 1941; AM Sir Richard Edmund Charles Peirse replaced as Commander-in-Chief Bomber Command by AM Arthur Travers Harris, 20 Feb 1942; ACM Sir Arthur William Tedder appointed as Vice-Chief of the Air Staff, 28 Nov 1942; appointment of ACM Sir Arthur William Tedder as Deputy Supreme Commander, SHAEF, Dec 1943; death of ACM Sir Trafford Leigh Leigh-Mallory, Air Commander-in-Chief, South East Asia, 14 Nov 1944; retirement of ACM Sir Arthur Travers Harris from RAF Bomber Command, Aug 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/142

1940-1963

Publications relating to air warfare 1939-1945, including Supplement to the London Gazette (11 Sep 1946) with despatch on the Battle of Britain, Jun-Oct 1940, by ACM Sir Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding; Britain's air power by Edwin Colston Shepherd (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1940); booklet by Hilary Saunders entitled The Battle of Britain, August-October 1940: an Air Ministry account (HMSO, London, 1941); book, for private circulation, by ACM Sir Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding entitled Twelve legions of angels (Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1941); booklet by US Joint Board on Scientific Information Policy entitled Radar, a report on science at war (HMSO, London, 1945); two aircraft recognition booklets entitled The Aeroplane. Recognition tests (Temple Press, London, 1940) and British aircraft. How to spot them (Hutchinson, London, 1940); article by Commandant P Ferguson, US Signal Corps, entitled 'The development of Radar', from Irish defence journal An Cosantóir, Jul 1955. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/143

1941 Jan-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to air warfare, policy and strategy, 1941, including analysis of effectiveness of RAF bombing offensive in Germany and occupied Europe, 1941; comparison of RAF and Luftwaffe in tactics, equipment and operations, 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/144

1941 Jan-Mar

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF and Luftwaffe operations, Jan-Mar 1941, including RAF raids on shipyards and Focke-Wulf aircraft factory at Bremen, Germany, Jan 1941; German raids on London, Portsmouth, Swansea, Plymouth, Bristol and Clydeside, Jan-Mar 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/145

1941 Apr-Jun

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF and Luftwaffe operations, Apr-Jun 1941, including German raids on London, Bristol, Birmingham, Belfast, Plymouth and Liverpool, Apr-May 1941; RAF raids on Berlin, Kiel, Hamburg and cities in the Ruhr, Apr-Jun 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/146

1941 Jul-Sep

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF and Luftwaffe operations, Jul-Sep 1941, including RAF raids on occupied France and Germany, Jul-Sep 1941; account of careers of RAF night fighter 'aces' Sqn Ldr John Cunningham, 604 Sqn and FO Richard Playne Stevens, 151 Sqn, Jul 1941; RAF raid on German battle-cruisers SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU, at anchor near Brest, France, 23 Jul 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/147

1941 Oct-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF and Luftwaffe operations, Oct-Dec 1941, including RAF raids on occupied France, Germany and Italy, Oct-Dec 1941; heavy RAF raids on Essen and Hamburg, Nov-Dec 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/148

1941-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to aspects of RAF and WAAF wartime service, 1941-1944, including training of aircrew, 1942-1943; increase in number of UK air bases, 1941-1944; delivery of US manufactured aircraft to UK, 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/149

1942 Jan-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to air warfare, policy and strategy, 1942, including choice of targets for Allied strategic bombing, 1942; RAF aircraft requirements, 1942; comparison of USAAF daylight raids and RAF night attacks, Oct 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/150

1942 Jan-Apr

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF and Luftwaffe operations, Jan-Apr 1942, including RAF raids on occupied France, Germany and Italy, Jan-Apr 1942; RAF bombers raid Augsburg, Rostock and Lübeck, Apr 1942; Luftwaffe 'Baedeker' raids, on Bath and York, in retaliation for RAF raids on Rostock and Lübeck, Apr 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/151

1942 May-Aug

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF, USAAF and Luftwaffe operations, May-Aug 1942, including German 'Baedeker' raids against Bath, Canterbury, Exeter, Norwich and York, May-Jun 1942; RAF raids on occupied France and Germany, May-Aug 1942; RAF launch first one thousand bomber raid on Cologne, 31 May 1942; RAF one thousand bomber raids on Essen and the Ruhr, 1 Jun 1942; German airfields in the Netherlands bombed by RAF and USAAF aircraft, 4 Jul 1942; first USAAF daylight raid on Rouen, occupied France, 17 Aug 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/152

1942 Sep-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF, USAAF and Luftwaffe operations, Sep-Dec 1942, including Allied raids on occupied France, Germany and Italy, Sep-Dec 1942; USAAF raid on Lille, occupied France, 9 Oct 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/153

1942-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to wartime career of Rt Hon Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps, Minister of Aircraft Production, 1942-1945. 1file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/154

1943 Jan-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to air warfare, policy and strategy, 1943, including assessment of effectiveness of Allied strategic bombing, May-Aug 1943; requirements for fighters and bombers for RAF operations, Jul-Sep 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/155

1943 Jan-Mar

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF, USAAF and Luftwaffe operations, Jan-Mar 1943, including Allied raids on occupied France, Germany and Italy, Jan-Mar 1943; introduction of Hawker Typhoon and de Haviland Mosquito aircraft to RAF service, Jan 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/156

1943 Apr-Jun

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF, USAAF and Luftwaffe operations, Apr-Jun 1943, including Allied raids on occupied France, Germany and Italy, Apr-Jun 1943; 'Dambuster raid', by 617 Sqn RAF, on the Ruhr's Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams, 17 May 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/157

1943 Jul-Sep

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF, USAAF and Luftwaffe operations, Jul-Sep 1943, including Allied raids on occupied France, Germany and Italy, Jul-Sep 1943; RAF launch Operation GOMORRAH, a series of raids on Hamburg, resulting in firestorms, 26-31 Jul 1943; USAAF raid on Ploesti oilfields, Romania, 2 Aug 1943; RAF raid on Peenemünde rocket development centre, Germany, 17 Aug 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/158

1943 Oct-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF, USAAF and Luftwaffe operations, Oct-Dec 1943, including Allied raids on occupied France and Germany, Oct-Dec 1943; RAF raids concentrated on 'Battle of Berlin', Nov-Dec 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/159

1943-1970

Newspaper cuttings and book reviews relating to air warfare 1939-1945, including the Battle of Britain, 1940; career of ACM Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding of Bentley Priory, 1940-1945; Operation SEALION, the proposed German invasion of the UK, 1940; development of radar, 1939-1945; Allied bombing campaign on Germany, 1939-1945; Germany's V-weapons, 1942-1945; Allied raid on Dresden, Feb 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/160

1944 Jan-Nov

Newspaper cuttings relating to air warfare, policy and strategy, 1944, including development of jet aircraft, Jan 1944; comparative strength of the Luftwaffe with the RAF and USAAF, Jan-Oct 1944; assessment of effectiveness of Allied strategic bombing, Jan-Nov 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/161

1944 Jan-Mar

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF, USAAF and Luftwaffe operations, Jan-Mar 1944, including Allied raids on occupied France and Germany, Jan-Mar 1944; launch of heaviest RAF raid in 'Battle of Berlin', 21 Jan 1944; Luftwaffe raid London and south-east England, 22 Jan 1944; US P51 Mustang fighters escort USAAF raids on Germany, Feb 1944; USAAF begin daylight raids on Berlin, 4 Mar 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/162

1944 Apr-Jun

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF, USAAF and Luftwaffe operations, Apr-Jun 1944, including Allied raids on occupied France, the Low Countries and Germany, Apr-Jun 1944; Allied aircraft concentrate raids on pre-invasion targets in northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, Apr-Jun 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/163

1944 Jul-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF, USAAF and Luftwaffe operations, Jul-Dec 1944, including Allied raids on occupied France and Germany, Jul-Dec 1944; Luftwaffe deployment of Messerschmitt Me 163 rocket fighters against USAAF raids on Germany, 16 Aug 1944; RAF raid on the protective sea wall at Walcheren, the Netherlands, 3 Oct 1944; RAF attack on German battleship TIRPITZ, Altenfjord, Norway, 15 Sep 1944; RAF sink TIRPITZ with 'Tallboy' bombs, Tromsö fjord, Norway, 12 Nov 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/164

1945 Jan-Apr

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF, USAAF and Luftwaffe operations, Jan-Apr 1945, including Allied raids on Germany, Jan-Apr 1945; increased use of jet aircraft by Luftwaffe, Jan-Feb 1945; reported use of Gloster Meteor jet fighters by RAF, Feb 1945; bombing of Dresden by RAF and USAAF, 14 Feb 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/165

1945 Oct

Report entitled 'War in the ether, Europe 1942-1945, radio countermeasures in Bomber Command, an historical note', issued by Signals Branch, HQ Bomber Command, RAF, Oct 1945, including narrative of the development and use of radio countermeasures, 1942-1945; technical details and deployment of radio countermeasures systems in Operations, such as MANDREL, TINSELL and WINDOW, 1943-1944; graphs, maps, statistical tables, and captioned photographs. 1 file, 6 photographs


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/166-176 UK Anti-Aircraft Defences and ARP (Air Raid Precautions), 1938-1945. Papers dated 1938-1945


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/166

1938-1939

Papers relating to the Air Raid Defence League, 1938-1939, including membership information, notably list of founding members, typescript copy letters from Rt Hon Sir John Anderson, Lord Privy Seal, 15 Nov 1938; typescript proposed objects and functions of the Air Raid Defence League [1939]; booklet entitled Air raid defence, No 2 (Air Raid Defence League, London, Apr 1939); typescript memorandum by L P Thompson entitled 'Combatants memorandum' on UK as air raid target, May 1939; typescript memorandum by Guy Hunter entitled 'The civil defence of a nation' [1939]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/167

1938-1940

Newspaper cuttings relating to Air Raid Precautions (ARP), 1938-1940, including availability and construction of air raid shelters, 1938-1940; provision of gas masks to the public, 1938-1939; evacuation of children from London, 1938-1939; comparisons of UK ARP and continental policies, 1939. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/168

1938-1940

Publications relating to Air Raid Precautions, 1938-1940, including Home Office booklet entitled The protection of your home against air raids (HMSO, London, 1938); booklet by William Deedes entitled ARP. A complete guide to civil defence measures (Daily Telegraph, London, 1939); printed Metropolitan Police leaflet on masking and dimming car headlights (Metropolitan Police, London, Dec 1939); booklet by the British Medical Association entitled How to stock your ARP larder (British Medical Association, London, 1939); Home Office booklet entitled Your home as an air raid shelter (HMSO, London, 1940). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/169

1939-1940

Papers relating to Anti-Aircraft Command, 1939-1940, including cropped OS map of London and home counties, annotated with dispositions of 1 Anti-Aircraft Div, 13 Jul 1939; twenty eight manuscript maps, drawn on graph paper, of England, Scotland and Wales, annotated with presumed objectives of German raids, major towns and cities, military installations and industrial targets, Jun-Jul 1940; correspondence between LIDDELL HART and Lt Gen Sir Frederick Alfred Pile, General Officer Commander-in-Chief, Anti-Aircraft Command, discussing Luftwaffe raids on UK, Jul 1940. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/170

1939-1941

Papers relating to ARP and UK air defences, 1939-1941, including typescript memorandum by Maj J McEwan Martin, Royal Engineers, Territorial Army, entitled 'Air raid protection' on ARP, defence against air attack and protection against high explosives, incendiary bombs and poison gas [1939]; typescript notes, probably by LIDDELL HART, entitled 'Defence against low-flying attacks' [1940]; Civil Defence, South West Region printed Information bulletin, No. 3 entitled 'Some notes on the experience gained in the recent raids on Bristol', Nov 1940-Feb 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/171

1939-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to RAF and Luftwaffe aircraft losses in combat and UK air raid casualty statistics, 1939-1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/172

1939-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to UK anti-aircraft defence, 1939-1945, including operational effectiveness of anti aircraft guns, searchlights and barrage balloons, 1939-1945; wartime career of Gen Sir Frederick Alfred Pile, General Officer Commander-in-Chief, Anti Aircraft Command, 1939-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/173

1940-1942

Newspaper cuttings relating to German air raids on UK cities, the 'Blitz', 1940-1942, including provision of public air raid shelters and use of London Underground stations as shelters, 1940-1941; civilian reactions to raids on London, Coventry, Plymouth, Swansea, Southampton and Exeter, 1940-1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/174

1940-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to black-out regulations, 1940-1944, including discussion of the effectiveness of black-out regulations, 1941-1944; statistics on increase in road traffic accident fatalities, since introduction of the black-out, Aug 1943; relaxation of black-out regulations, 6 Sep 1944; introduction of 'dim-out' regulations, 17 Sep 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/175

1940-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to Air Raid Precautions (ARP), civilian fire watching duty and National Fire Service, 1940-1945, including introduction of compulsory fire watching duties for all business premises, 20 Jan 1941; creation of National Fire Service, 13 May 1941; Bethnal Green tube station disaster causes 178 fatalities by suffocation, 3 Mar 1943; reduction in Civil Defence services, Sep 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/176

1941-1942

Newspaper cuttings relating to defence of aerodromes, 1941-1942, including formation of RAF Regiment, commanded by Maj Gen Claude Francis Liardet, 8 Jan 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/177-180 German V-weapons, development of 'secret' weapons and Allied deception plans and propaganda, 1944-1945. Papers dated 1943-1968


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/177

1943-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to German V-weapons, 1943-1945, including V-1 flying bombs launched against London, 13 Jun 1944; V-1 lands on Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London, 18 Jun 1944; V-2 rocket lands in Chiswick, London, 8 Sep 1944; V-3 gun sites captured by Allied forces in France, Sep 1944; end of V-1 flying bomb and V2 rocket campaign on UK targets, 27 Mar 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/178

1943-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to technical developments in 'secret' weapons, 1943-1945, including German use of acoustic torpedoes, glider bombs and rocket-assisted bombs, 1943-1944; history of German development of V-1 flying bomb, V-2 rocket and V-3 long-range gun, 1943-1945; Allied speculation on future German secret weapons, 1944-1945; Allied tactics for countering V-1 flying bombs, 1944-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/179

1944-1958

Publications and papers relating to German V-weapons, 1944-1949, including Supplement to the London Gazette, 19 Oct 1948 with despatch on the air defence of Great Britain against the German flying bomb and rocket offensives, 1944-1945, by ACM Sir Roderic Maxwell Hill; article by German Col 'X', Guided missile Regiment, entitled 'Problems of V-2 development, 1944-1945', from Irish defence journal An Cosantóir, Oct 1949; article by Raymond Gram Swing entitled 'America and the flying bomb', from The Listener, 13 Jul 1944; typescript extracts from the diary of Wg Cdr Nigel Tangye, RAF Volunteer Reserve, on the German flying bomb offensive, Jul-Oct 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/180

1948-1968

Newspaper cuttings and book reviews relating to German V-weapons, Allied 'secret' weapons and deception plans, 1940-1945, including accounts of Allied methods to counter V-1 flying bombs, 1944-1945; Operation HABBAKUK, projected use of Pykrete (reinforced ice), to build a huge, unsinkable aircraft-carrier to serve in the Atlantic and English Channel, 1943; development and operational use of V-2 rocket, 1944-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/181 'V' for Victory campaign, 1941-1942. Papers dated 1941-1942


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/181

1941-1942

Newspaper cuttings relating to the 'V for Victory' propaganda campaign in occupied Europe, 1941, including accounts of 'V' for victory' being used by inhabitants of occupied Europe to adorn walls, deface German posters and to interrupt radio broadcasts. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/182-184 Development and use of Atomic bomb, 1943-1945. Papers dated 1941-1970


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/182

1941-1970

Publications relating to development of the atomic bomb and its use on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, 6 and 9 Aug 1945, including article by J G Crowther entitled 'Is atomic power near?' from Fortnightly, Jan 1941; US Information Service leaflet entitled 'US Manhattan engineer district report on atomic bombings in Japan', 26 Jul 1946; article by Dr Louis Morton entitled 'The atomic bomb and the Japanese surrender' from Irish defence journal An Cosantóir, Feb 1959; article by Gp Capt (Geoffrey) Leonard Cheshire entitled 'The bomb in the yellow box' from Spectator, 6 Aug 1965; article by Ira Nelson Morris entitled 'Hiroshima: 20 years after' from New Statesman, 6 Aug 1965; article by L St Clare Grondona entitled 'Sidelights on Wilton Park' from the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute, Dec 1970. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/183

1945 Aug-Sep

Newspaper cuttings relating to use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, 6 and 9 Aug 1945, including atom bomb development, 1945; effects of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Aug-Sep 1945; speculation on German and Soviet progress in atomic bomb development, Aug-Sep 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/184

1945-1967

Newspaper cuttings and book reviews relating to use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, 6 and 9 Aug 1945, including Allied decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan, 1945; the German atomic programme, 1943-1945; long term effects of the atomic bomb on the inhabitants of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945-1967. 1 file

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