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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: 15/4/267-343


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/267-270 Treatment of Prisoners of War, 1939-1945. Papers dated 1939-1964


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/267

1939-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to POWs, 1939-1945, including failure of proposed exchange of wounded British and German POWs, 6 Oct 1941; British and German POWs chained during dispute over treatment of prisoners, Oct 1942-Jan 1943; exchange of German and Imperial POWs in Gothenburg, Sweden, 19 Oct 1943; escape of seventy-six Allied POWs from Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany, 24-25 Mar 1944. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/268

1943-1952

Publications and papers relating to POWs, 1939-1945, including article by Cdr W L M Brown, RN, entitled 'Inside an Italian prison camp' from The Listener, 13 May 1943; article by Edward Roscoe Murrow entitled 'What I saw at Buchenwald' from The Listener, 19 Apr 1945; typescript memorandum by Maj Victor David Graham Campbell, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, entitled 'German treatment of prisoners of war, 1940-1945', an account of conditions in POW camps, including Oflag IV C, Colditz Castle, [1946]; typescript petition entitled 'Memorial to the Prime Minister' for the swift repatriation of German POWs, presented on 21 Aug 1946; article by Capt Cyril Bentham Falls entitled 'Aftermath of war: the German prisoners in Great Britain' from The Illustrated London News, 31 Aug 1946; article by Brig George Clifton entitled 'The happy hunted' from John Bull, 24 May 1952. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/269

1944-1949

Newspaper cuttings relating to German concentration camps and atrocities, 1939-1945, including conditions at the liberated camps of Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Belsen, Jan-Apr 1945; trial of former Belsen commandant, SS Hauptsturmfuehrer Josef Kramer, Luneburg, Germany, Sep 1945. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/270

1945-1964

Newspaper cuttings relating to German, Soviet and Italian POWs and post-war repatriation policies, 1945-1954, including repatriation of Soviet POWs in Germany, released by British forces, Jun 1945; conditions experienced by FM (Karl Rudolf) Gerd von Rundstedt, and other high ranking German prisoners, at Grizedale Hall, Cumbria, Nov 1945; repatriation of Germans from UK POW camps, Jul 1946-Apr 1948; repatriation of German POWs from USSR, 1946-1954. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/271-343 UK Home Front, 1939-1945. Papers dated 1939-1965


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/271

1939 Oct-1940 Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to wartime Parliamentary affairs, Jan-Dec 1940, including resignation of Rt Hon (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister, 10 May 1940; appointment of Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill as Prime Minister, 10 May 1940; announcement of new members of War Cabinet, 11 May 1940; debates on the Norway campaign, May-Jun 1940; reshuffle of War Cabinet, 3 Oct 1940; State opening of Parliament and King's speech, 21 Nov 1940. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/272

1939-1940

Newspaper cuttings relating to retrospective articles on the progress of the war and war policy, 1939-1940. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/273

1939-1943

Newspaper cuttings relating to use of Defence Regulations 2D, concerning the suppression of newspapers that publish articles detrimental to the war effort, and 18B, concerning the imprisonment of individuals considered a threat to the war effort, 1939-1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/274

1939-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to man power and war production, 1942-1944, including announcement of changes to the 'Schedule of Reserved Occupations', 7 Jun 1940; announcement by Rt Hon Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour, of conscription for workers into war-related industry, 21 Jan 1941; speech by Rt Hon Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour, on the need for more women workers in munition factories, 9 Mar 1941; introduction of conscription for the Civil Defence services, 27 Mar 1941; appointment of Capt Rt Hon Oliver Lyttelton as Minister of Production, 12 Mar 1942. 3 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/275

1939-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to the evacuation of children, education and increased youth delinquency, 1939-1944, including evacuation of children from cities to rural areas, 1939-1940; evacuation of children to USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, 1940-1941; increase in recorded juvenile and youth crime, Mar 1941; publication of Education Bill, by Rt Hon Richard Austen Butler, Minister of Education, 10 Dec 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/276

1939-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to wartime motoring and petrol rationing, 1939-1944, including introduction of petrol rationing, 22 Sep 1939; increase in road accident casualty statistics, 1939-1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/277

1939-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to the BBC, 1941-1944, including evacuation of many BBC departments to the West Country for the duration of the war, 30 Sep 1939; introduction of direct censorship of news and propaganda by Rt Hon (Alfred) Duff Cooper, Minister of Information, Jul 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/278

1939-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to war finance, economic warfare and war budgets, 1939-1944, including introduction of purchase tax, on luxury and non-essential goods, in Rt Hon Sir John Allsebrook Simon, Chancellor of the Exchequer's budget, 23 Apr 1940; statistics, for financial year 1941-1942, showing UK total revenue and expenditure, 1 Apr 1942; purchase tax doubled in Rt Hon Sir Kingsley Wood, Chancellor of the Exchequer's budget, 14 Apr 1942; introduction of 'pay as you earn' (PAYE) system for the deduction of tax from weekly wage earners, 6 Apr 1944; speculation on UK balance of payments by the end of the war, 2 Oct 1944. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/279

1939-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to defence area regulations, 1939-1945, including removal of road signs and milestones throughout UK, May-Jun 1940; declaration of the whole of Great Britain as a 'defence area' under Defence Regulation 16A, 19 Aug 1940; creation of a coastal public exclusion zone, ten miles deep, from Land's End, Cornwall, to the Wash, Lincolnshire, 1 Apr 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/280

1939-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to speculation on the end of the war and forecasts on Allied progress, 1939-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/281

1939-1946

Newspaper cuttings relating to food rationing and food shortages, 1940-1946, including introduction of food rationing on butter, bacon and sugar, 8 Jan 1940; extension of food rationing to include other meat, 11 Mar 1940; appointment of Rt Hon Frederick James Marquis, 1st Baron Woolton of Liverpool, as Minister of Food, 3 Apr 1940; extension of food rationing to include cheese, 5 May 1941; introduction of rationing on sweets and chocolate, 26 Jul 1942. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/282

1939-1946

Newspaper cuttings relating to defence regulations and restrictions on personal freedom, 1939-1946, including introduction of National Registration identity cards, Sep-Oct 1939; convictions of Maj Gen Sir Percy Robert Laurie, Nancy Witcher Astor, 2nd Viscountess Astor of Hever Castle, and Noel Coward, for failing to comply with wartime defence regulations, 1941-1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/283

1939-1946

Newspaper cuttings and papers relating to Ministry of Information, propaganda and censorship, 1939-1946, including wartime careers of Sir Walter Turner Monckton, Director-General of the Press and Censorship Bureau and Rt Hon Sir John Charles Walsham Reith, Minister of Information, 1940; replacement of Rt Hon (Alfred) Duff Cooper as Minister of Information by Rt Hon Brendan Bracken, 19 Jul 1941; typescript letter to LIDDELL HART and article entitled 'Counter propaganda' by Maj A H Stuart-Menteth, 5 Feb 1943. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/284

1939-1949

Newspaper cuttings relating to housing policy, wartime shortage of rented accomodation, financial burdens of small shop-keepers and Government requisitioning of private property, 1939-1949, including appointment of Duncan Sandys MP as Minister of Works, 21 Nov 1944; appointment of Gen Sir Frederick Pile as Director-General Ministry of Works, 23 Mar 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/285

1939-1951

Newspaper cuttings and papers relating to wartime treatment of foreign nationals, refugees and political prisoners, 1939-1944, including sinking, by U-boat, of SS ARANDORA STAR, containing German and Italian internees, 2 Jul 1940; typescript account of the experiences of an internee entitled 'Seven weeks of internment in England', author unknown, [1941]; court martial of Maj William P Scott, Pioneer Corps, for allowing his troops, from Jul-Sep 1940, to mistreat German and Italian internees embarked on HM Transport DUNERA, en route to Australia, May 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/286

1940-1942

Newspaper cuttings relating to The Daily Worker, 1940-1942, including warning to the Daily Worker, by Rt Hon Sir John Anderson, Secretary of State for Home Affairs, to cease the publication of anti-war sentiments or face closure under Defence Regulation 2D, 13 Jul 1940; closure of The Daily Worker, by Rt Hon Herbert Stanley Morrison, Secretary of State for Home Affairs and Minister of Home Security, for publishing anti-war material, 21 Jan 1941; House of Commons vote in favour of the suppression of the The Daily Worker, 28 Jan 1941; ban on The Daily Worker lifted, 25 Aug 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/287

1940-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to criminal justice system, 1940-1944, including police treatment of arrested prisoners during air raids, Nov 1940. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/288

1940-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to the Independent Labour Party, 1940-1945, including speeches by James Maxton MP, leader of the Independent Labour Party, 1940-1945; peace initiatives by the Independent Labour Party, Dec 1940; refusal by Home Office to allow John McGovern MP, of the Independent Labour Party, to visit Northern Ireland and Eire, Oct 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/289

1940-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to conscription of women and employment of women in industry, 1940-1945, including introduction of compulsory conscription for women into the services and industry, National Service Bill, 4 Dec 1941; announcement by Rt Hon Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour, on mobilisation of ninety percent of UK's single women, 27 Mar 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/290

1940-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to war damage compensation and repairs to bomb damaged property, 1940-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/291

1940 Jan 1-1946 Jan 2

The Times Review of the Year 1939-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/292

1940-1946

Newspaper cuttings and journal articles relating to public health, 1940-1946, including report by Ministry of Health and Ministry of Home Security Committee, chaired by Thomas Jeeves Horder, 1st Baron Horder of Ashford, on public health and conditions in air-raid shelters, Nov 1940; article by John Bostock MB entitled 'The psychology of war' from Reveille, 1 Sep 1941; statistics on increase in cases of tuberculosis, Dec 1941; development and use of penicillin, Aug 1942; announcement of improvement in nation's diet since the introduction of food rationing, Jul 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/293

1940-1948

Newspaper cuttings relating to the coal industry and domestic fuel rationing, 1940-1948, including introduction of domestic coal rationing, 4 Jul 1941; extension of rationing to all domestic fuels, 17 Mar 1942; appointment of Maj Rt Hon Gwilym Lloyd-George as Minister of Fuel and Power, 3 Jun 1942; announcement by Rt Hon Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service, of the extension of conscription to provide manpower for the coal industry ('Bevin boy' scheme), 2 Dec 1943; appointment of Emanuel Shinwell MP as Minister of Fuel and Power, 3 Aug 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/294

1941 Jan-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to wartime Parliamentary affairs, Jan-Dec 1941, including formation of the War Production Executive to control output of munitions, Jan 1941; debate on current war situation, 7-8 May 1941; debate on Crete campaign, 10 Jun 1941; appointment of Rt Hon William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, as Minister of Supply and Rt Hon Sir Andrew Rae Duncan as President of the Board of Trade, 29 Jun 1941; appointment of Rt Hon Brendan Bracken as Minister of Information, 20 Jul 1941; Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill's review of the war speech to the House of Commons, 12 Dec 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/295

1941-1942

Newspaper cuttings relating to retrospective articles on the progress of the war and war policy, 1941-1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/296

1941-1943

Newspaper cuttings relating to Forward, the Communist Party of Great Britain and the Trades Union Congress, 1941-1943, including Communist Party leaflet entitled 'For the defeat of Fascism: an appeal to our party', 8 Jul 1941; vote of Trades Union Congress to continue the ban on Communist Party members as union delegates or officials, 8 Sep 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/297

1941-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to public transport, 1941-1944, including problems for bus, train and London Underground services due to black-out regulations, air raids and holiday crowds, 1941-1944; increase in demand on the rail network, 1942-1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/298

1941-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to the Labour Party and the Trades Union Congress, 1941-1945, including Labour Party conference, May 1942; Associated Engineering Unions conference, Jun 1943; speech by Prime Minister Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee to Trades Union Congress conference, Blackpool, Lancashire, 13 Sep 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/299

1941-1948

Newspaper cuttings relating to agriculture and domestic food production, 1941-1948, including introduction of government control over the production and distribution of eggs, Jul 1941; announcement of huge increase in domestic food production, Mar 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/300

1941-1949

Newspaper cuttings and publications relating to clothes rationing and wartime fashions, 1941-1949, including introduction of rationing on clothes and footwear, 1 Jun 1941; extension of rationing to include baby clothes, 12 Aug 1941; introduction of austerity 'utility clothing' in shops, Dec 1941; appointment of Rt Hon (Edward) Hugh (John Neale) Dalton as President of the Board of Trade, 22 Feb 1942; Board of Trade booklet entitled The 1944-45 clothing quiz (HMSO, London, 16 Nov 1944); relaxation of clothes rationing regulations, 1 Feb 1949. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/301

1941-1954

Papers and publications relating to rationing, 1941-1954, including Board of Trade booklet entitled Clothing coupon quiz. Answers to questions on the rationing of clothing, footwear, cloth and knitting yarn (HMSO, London, Sep 1941); examples of LIDDELL HART family National Registration identity cards, ration books, clothing cards and books, clothing coupons, motor fuel ration book and LDV (Local Defence Volunteer) armband, 1941-1954. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/302

1942 Jan-May

Newspaper cuttings relating to wartime Parliamentary affairs, Jan-May 1942, including return of Churchill to UK following the first Washington Conference, 17 Jan 1942; debate on current war situation, 27-29 Jan 1942; appointment of Rt Hon William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, as Minister of War Production, Rt Hon Sir Andrew Duncan as Minister of Supply and Rt Hon Col John Jestyn Llewellin as President of the Board of Trade, 4 Feb 1942; debate on the 'Channel dash' from Brest, France, to Germany, by German battlecruisers SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU and cruiser PRINZ EUGEN, Feb 1942; reshuffle of War Cabinet, 19 Feb 1942; debate on current war strategy and demand for an inquiry into the surrender of Singapore, 20 May 1942; announcement, by Rt Hon Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps, Leader of House of Commons, of Allied intention to invade occupied Europe, 20 May 1942. 3 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/303

1942 Jun-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to wartime Parliamentary affairs, Jun-Dec 1942, including RT Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill's discussions with US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Washington, 18-26 Jun 1942; debate on Libyan campaign, 24 Jun 1942; debates on the central direction of the war and vote of confidence in Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill's leadership, 1-2 Jul 1942; review of the war by Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill in House of Commons, 8 Sep 1942; debate on post-war reconstruction, 2-3 Dec 1942; appointment of Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan MP as Minister Resident at Allied HQ, North-West Africa, 30 Dec 1942. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/304

1942-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to UK political groups, 1942-1944, including Liberal National Party, Radical Action, Liberal Liberty League, Sir Richard Thomas Dyke Acland, 15th Bt, MP and Common Wealth (sic), British National Party, Tory Reform Committee. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/305

1942-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to wartime by-elections, 1942-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/306

1942-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to shortages of essential, non-essential and luxury goods, 1942-1945, including cigarettes, toys, soap, crockery, linen, batteries, saucepans, beer and razor blades. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/307

1943 Jan-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to wartime Parliamentary affairs, Jan-Dec 1943, including Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill's report to Parliament on the Casablanca Conference, 11 Feb 1943; Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill's review of the current war situation and decisions made at the first Quebec Conference, 22 Sep 1943; appointment of Rt Hon Frederick James Marquis, 1st Baron Woolton of Liverpool, as Minister of Reconstruction, 11 Nov 1943; debate on foreign policy, 14 Dec 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/308

1943-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to retrospective articles on the progress of the war and war policy, 1943-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/309

1944 Jan-Nov

Newspaper cuttings relating to wartime Parliamentary affairs, Jan-Dec 1944, including review of the war by Churchill in House of Commons, 22 Feb 1944; speech by Rt Hon (Robert) Anthony Eden, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, on British policy in Europe, 23 Feb 1944; debate on the future of the British Commonwealth and Empire, 21 Apr 1944; review of foreign policy speech by Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, 24 May 1944; debate on post-war proposals for a world organisation to preserve peace, 25 May 1944; visit to Normandy by King George VI and Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, 16 Jun 1944; review of the current war situation by Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, 2 Aug 1944; speech by Churchill on Allied war progress, 28 Sep 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/310

1944 Mar-Apr

Newspaper cuttings relating to defeat of Government in House of Commons vote on equal pay for women teachers, 28 Mar 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/311

1944-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to the Liberal Party, 1944-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/312

1945 Apr-Aug

Newspaper cuttings relating to general election, 5 Jul 1945, including general election campaign, Jun-Jul 1945; announcement of first general election results, 26 Jul 1945; resignation of Churchill as Prime Minister, 26 Jul 1945; invitation from King George VI to Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, leader of the Labour Party, to form new Government; 26 Jul 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/313

1945 Sep

Newspaper cuttings relating to Gestapo list of prominent Britons, to be arrested by German forces following the successful invasion of the UK, compiled 1940 and captured by Allies in 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/314

1945-1946

Newspapers and newspaper cuttings relating to Victory in Europe (VE) Day, 1945, and the London victory parade, 1946, including The Observer and Sunday Pictorial, 9 Jun 1946. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/315-328 Wartime Social Survey reports, 1941-1944. Papers dated 1941-1944


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/315

1941 Dec

Typescript Ministry of Information Wartime Social Survey report (No 6, New Series, for the Board of Trade) entitled 'Foundation garments. A survey of 8 occupation groups'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/316

1942 Mar

Typescript Ministry of Information Wartime Social Survey report (No 12, New Series, for the Directorate of Salvage Recovery) entitled 'Salvage. An inquiry into the salvage habits of 3078 housewives'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/317

1942 Mar-Apr

Typescript Ministry of Information Wartime Social Survey report (No 14, New Series, for the Board of Trade) entitled 'Clothing needs in 15 occupational groups. An enquiry into the clothing needs of 4,700 workers in 15 occupational groups'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/318

1942 Mar 19-1942 Apr 25

Typescript Ministry of Information Wartime Social Survey report (No 15, New Series, for the Ministry of Labour and National Service) entitled 'Women's registration and call-up. An inquiry among 2798 women'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/319

1942 May

Typescript Ministry of Information Wartime Social Survey report (No 13, New Series, for the War Cabinet Office) entitled 'Fuel rationing. A survey of public attitudes'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/320

1942 May-Oct

Typescript Wartime Social Survey report entitled 'Workers and the war. A collection of short reports on inquiries made by the Regional Organisation of the Wartime Social Survey'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/321

1942 May-1943 Jan

Typescript Wartime Social Survey report entitled 'Retail services and shortages. A collection of reports on inquiries carried out by the Regional Organisation of the Wartime Social Survey'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/322

1942 May-1943 Mar

Typescript Wartime Social Survey report entitled 'Food. III Shopping and shortages. A collection of short reports on inquiries made by the Regional Organisation of the Wartime Social Survey'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/323

1942 Jul-Aug

Typescript Ministry of Information Wartime Social Survey report (No 21, New Series, Part 2), for the Ministry of Health, entitled 'Public attitudes to health and to the autumn health campaign. An enquiry based on interviews with 1795 persons selected at random'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/324

1942 Sep-1943 Feb

Typescript Ministry of Information Wartime Social Survey report (No 29, New Series, for the Ministry of Fuel and Power) entitled 'The battle for fuel. A report on three inquiries carried out either directly or indirectly for the Ministry of Fuel and Power and involving interviews with 11,131 housewives'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/325

1943 Jan

Typescript Ministry of Information Wartime Social Survey report (No 31, New Series, for the Ministry of War Transport) entitled 'Getting to work. An inquiry into the methods of travelling to work and their opinions on the subject of 4158 working people'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/326

1943 Aug

Typescript Wartime Social Survey report (No 35, New Series, for the Directorate of Salvage Recovery) entitled 'Salvage'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/327

1943 Sep-Oct

Typescript Wartime Social Survey report by Kathleen Box entitled 'Getting to work. An inquiry made by the Wartime Social Survey for the Ministry of War Transport'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/328

1944 Jun

Typescript Wartime Social Survey report by Geoffrey Thomas entitled 'Women at work. The attitudes of working women toward post-war employment and some related problems. An inquiry made for the Office of the Minister of Reconstruction'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/329-334 Clothes Rationing Research reports, Board of Trade, 1942-1944. Papers dated 1942-1944


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/329

1942 Apr

Board of Trade typescript Clothes Rationing Research report entitled 'Report on wardrobe check among members of the clothing consumer panel'. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/330

1943 Mar-May

Board of Trade typescript Clothes Rationing Research report entitled 'Report on clothing obtained by members of consumer panel'. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/331

1943 Apr

Board of Trade typescript Clothes Rationing Research report entitled 'Survey of types of corsets used'. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/332

1943 Jun-Aug

Board of Trade typescript Clothes Rationing Research report entitled 'Report on clothing obtained by members of consumer panel'. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/333

1944 Mar-May

Board of Trade typescript Clothes Rationing Research report entitled 'Report on clothing obtained by members of consumer panel'. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/334

1944 Apr

Board of Trade typescript Clothes Rationing Research report entitled 'Report on third wardrobe check among members of the clothing consumer panel'. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/335-339 Local Defence Volunteers and Home Guard, 1940-1945. Papers dated 1940-1957


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/335

1940-1941

Publications relating to the LDV (Local Defence Volunteers) and Home Guard, 1940-1941, including 'Local Defence Volunteers training instruction' (Nos 1-9, War Office restricted publications, 1940); booklet by Col G A Wade entitled The Gale and Polden Training Series. House to House Fighting (Gale and Polden, Aldershot, 1941). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/336

1940-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to the LDV (Local Defence Volunteers) and the Home Guard, 1940-1945, including formation of the Local Defence Volunteers, 14 May 1940; Local Defence Volunteers officially renamed as the Home Guard, 23 Jul 1940; status of Home Guard raised to be part of the Army, 6 Nov 1940; Home Guard ordered to stand down, 3 Dec 1944; Home Guard disbanded, 13 Dec 1945. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/337

1941 Jun-Oct

Papers relating to Lt Col W J M Hill, Commanding Officer, 13 County of London Bn, Home Guard, Jun-Oct 1941, including manuscript letter of resignation to Lt Col W J M Hill from Maj Edward Hughes, second in command, 13 Bn, Home Guard, 21 Jun 1941; typescript copy letter of resignation to Col G C Buxton, L Zone Commander, Home Guard, from Maj Edward Hughes, second in command, 13 Bn, 1 Jul 1941; typescript Battalion Orders following a ceremonial parade, 13 Oct 1941; memoranda and correspondence on defence zones in the SELSA (South-East London Sub Area), Oct 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/338

1942-1951

Papers relating to Home Guard, 1942-1951, including typescript memorandum on Home Guard Intelligence by Capt John Swire, HQ, Lancashire and Border District, Jan 1942; typescript memorandum entitled 'Home defence' by Col De Greef, [1942]; typescript memoranda and related papers on Home Guard Intelligence courses, Cumberland, Jun-Aug 1942; typescript memorandum entitled 'Comparison between the position of firewatchers and Home Guard', author unknown, [1942]; typescript letter to LIDDELL HART from John Swire on reforming of Home Guard and Home Guard Intelligence memorandum, 7 Dec 1950. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/339

1950-1957

Newspaper cuttings, publications and papers relating to reconstitution of the Home Guard, 1950-1957, including announcement by Rt Hon Emanuel Shinwell, Secretary of State for War, that the Home Guard would reform in any future emergency, 16 Nov 1950; beginning of Home Guard recruitment, Jan 1952; article by Kenneth Allsop entitled 'Do we need a Home Guard?' from Picture Post, 2 Oct 1954; disbandment of Home Guard, 31 Jul 1957. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/340-343 Defence of UK from threat of invasion, 1939-1945. Papers dated 1939-1965


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/340

1939-1965

Publications and papers relating to UK home front, 1939-1945, including four Civil Defence Public information leaflets Nos 1-4. entitled Some things you should know if war should come, Your gas mask, how to keep it and how to use it, Evacuation, why and how? and Your food in wartime (Lord Privy Seal's Office, Jul 1939); Ministry of Information booklet entitled Assurance of victory (HMSO, London, 1939); booklet entitled Catalogue of books for the services (National Book Council, London, 1939); booklet of poetry by Alan Patrick Herbert entitled Let us be gay (Methuen Limited, London, 1941); printed programme entitled Thanksgiving for victory. Order of Service, 1945 (Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1945); The Sunday Times magazine, 2 May 1965 dedicated to 'the civilian war, 1940'. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/341

1940-1942

Papers relating to co-ordination between military units, Civil Defence organisations and Local Defence Volunteer/Home Guard for anti-invasion exercises, 1940-1942, including typescript memorandum by Christopher Cadogan entitled 'Co-ordination of military forces with LDV organisation in Gloucestershire area', 25 Jun 1940; printed memorandum entitled 'Civil Defence: Office of the Regional Commissioner. Information bulletin No 4. Civilian Welfare Committees and Defence Committees'(31 Aug 1941); booklet entitled 'Southern Command. Notes for military representatives on Defence Committees' (restricted publication, Salisbury, Wiltshire, Aug 1941). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/342

1940-1964

Newspaper cuttings relating to UK preparations for a German invasion, speculation on methods and timing of invasion, 1940-1945, including removal of signposts from UK crossroads, 31 May 1940; RAF attack on alleged German invasion force, 16 Sep 1940; defence against paratroops, 1940-1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/343

1945-1962

Post war newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to wartime press censorship, propaganda and economic warfare, 1939-1945. 3 files

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