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

Reference material, World War Two, 1939-1945

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LIDDELL HART: 15/4/344-360 British Army, 1939-1945. Papers dated 1924-1970


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/344

1924-1960

Papers and publications relating to Army training and organisation, 1924-1960, including typescript memorandum by Home Forces HQ entitled 'Organisation of armoured forces', 15 May 1941; Home Forces HQ printed diagram entitled 'Organisation of Armoured Division 1942'; typescript memorandum by Lt Col (Richard) Michael (Power) Carver, commanding 1 Royal Tank Regiment, entitled '1st Royal Tank Regiment-lessons', 22 Oct 1943; typescript memorandum entitled 'Sleep blockade' on the effects of sleep deprivation on troops, author unknown, 19 Jun 1943; article by US Cpl Richard Paul entitled 'The ground forces get streamlined' from Yank, the Army Weekly, 14 Nov 1943; typescript replies by academics, British and US Army officers to questionnaire entitled 'Tactical comparisons and odds', from M J Williams, Jesus College, Oxford, Mar-Aug 1960. Including replies from FM Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis; Gen Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey; Gen Sir John Tredinnick Crocker; Gen Sir (Alfred) Dudley Ward; Lt Gen Sir Brian Gwynne Horrocks; Maj Gen Hubert Essame; US Gen Matthew B Ridgway; US Lt Gen Troy H Middleton; US Gen Maxwell Davenport Taylor; US Gen Joseph L Collins. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/345

1937-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to service pay, pensions, grants and allowances, 1937-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/346

1939-1942

Newspaper cuttings relating to the British Army, Nov 1939-Dec 1942, including deployment of Royal Engineers, Pioneer Corps and Royal Army Service Corps personnel to clear bomb damage in London, Nov 1940; approval by King George VI of designs for the George Cross and George Medal, Nov 1940; deployment of Reconnaissance Corps to Libya, Jul 1942; use of newly developed Bailey bridges by Royal Engineers, Jul 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/347

1939-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to Army equipment, 1939-1944, including introduction of the Lee Enfield No 4 service rifle, Jan 1942; announcement of mass production of the Sten sub-machine gun, Jun 1942; specification of the 5.5 inch gun, Aug 1943; issue of new pattern steel helmet, Nov 1943; announcement of the re-introduction, in the near future, of full dress uniform for the Household Cavalry and Brigade of Guards, Nov 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/348

1939-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to Army recruitment, training and training exercises, 1939-1945, including Northern Command anti-invasion exercise, Apr 1941; conscription of skilled men into the Army, Aug 1941; publication of the Beveridge Committee report on the most effective use of skilled men in the armed forces, Feb 1942; extension of realistic 'battle drill' to all infantry units, Apr 1942; announcement of the formation of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers for trained mechanics and technical personnel, Jun 1942; formation of the General Service Corps to test recruits prior to posting to units, Jul 1942; large scale Southern Command exercise involving British and Canadian troops, Mar 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/349

1939-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to Parliamentary business concerning the Army and the award of war service stars and medals, 1939-1945, including announcement of Army Estimates by Rt Hon Oliver Frederick George Stanley, Secretary of State for War, 13 Mar 1940; increased production of tanks, 28 Jun 1940; announcement by King George VI of the award of the 1939-1943 Star and the Africa Star, Jun 1943; introduction of wound stripes and war service chevrons, Feb 1944; announcement, by Prime Minister Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, of the award of six new campaign stars and two medals for war service, May 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/350

1939-1970

Newspaper cuttings and publications relating to inter-service rivalry and speculation on the benefits of a Combined General Staff, 1939-1946, including Army demands for the formation of separate air arm, 1939-1941; RN arguments for the retention of a separate Fleet Air Arm, Dec 1941; article by Lt Col Charles Edmund Carrington entitled 'Army/air co-operation, 1939-1943' from Journal of the Royal United Services Institute, Dec 1970. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/351

1940-1943

Papers relating to Home Forces exercise 'GOLIATH II', Oct 1943, including letter, inviting LIDDELL HART to observe the exercise, from Maj Gen Neil Methuen Ritchie, HQ 52 Lowland Div, 9 Oct 1943; typescript orders of battle of 52 Lowland Div for Exercise GOLIATH II, Oct 1943; OS map entitled The Forth, Clyde and Tay. Military edition annotated with imaginary frontiers for Exercise GOLIATH II (GSGS 3958, 4th edition, Scotland sheet 3, 1940), scale 1: 253440). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/352

1940-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to Army appointments and standards of 'generalship', 1940-1945, including replacement of Gen Sir (William) Edmund Ironside as Chief of the Imperial General Staff by Gen Sir John (Greer) Dill, 26 May 1940; appointment of Lt Gen Sir Henry Royds Pownall as Vice Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 19 May 1941; appointment of Gen Sir Alan Francis Brooke as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 25 Dec 1941; award of the Victoria Cross to Brig John (Jock) Charles Campbell, Feb 1942; announcement of the replacement of MRAF Sir Cyril Louis Norton Newall as Governor-General of New Zealand by Lt Gen Sir Bernard Freyberg, 5 Sep 1945; appointment of Lt Gen Sir Sidney Chevalier Kirkman as Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Sep 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/353

1940-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to the improved health and diet of Army personnel, 1940-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/354

1941-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to careers of wartime Secretaries of State of War, 1941-1945, including Rt Hon Capt Henry David Reginald Margesson, Secetary of State for War, 1940-1942; Rt Hon Sir (Percy) James Grigg, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War, 1939-1942, and Secretary of State for War, 1942-1945; Rt Hon John James Lawson, Secretary of State for War, 1945-1946. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/355

1941-1946

Newspaper cuttings relating to Army discipline, military detention camps and court martials, 1941-1946. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/356

1941-1948

Newspaper cuttings relating to the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service), 1941-1945, including statement by Brig Gen Henry Page Croft, 1st Baron Croft of Bournemouth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for War, that ATS personnel will not be compelled into combatant duties, Nov 1941; Parliamentary approval for ATS service overseas, Jan 1945; announcement of new title for ATS, the Women's Royal Army Corps, Feb 1948. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/357

1941-1949

Newspaper cuttings and publications relating to military parachuting and airborne forces, 1941-1949, including article by an unknown RAF officer entitled 'Troops from the sky' from The Listener, 10 Apr 1941; training of volunteer paratroops, Feb-Aug 1941; issue of Parachute Regiment cap badge, May 1943; airborne operations in Sicily, Oct 1943; announcement of retention of 6 Airborne Div in post war Army, Jun 1946; introduction of 'paratechnicon' heavy equipment container in UK airborne exercise, Oct 1949. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/358

1943-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to the British Army, 1943-1945, including account of war service of 50 Northumbrian Div, Aug 1943; announcement, in House of Commons, of mutiny, in Sep 1943, amongst 50 Northumbrian Div and 51 Highland Div troops, ordered to join 46 Div at Salerno, Italy, 21 Apr 1945; account of war service of 56 London Div, 7 Aug 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/359

1943-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to demobilisation, 1943-1945, including announcement of demobilisation plans based on servicemen's age and length of service, Apr 1944; riot by Canadian troops in Aldershot, Hampshire, whilst awaiting repatriation, Jul 1945; statistics of numbers of demobilised troops, Sep-Dec 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/360

1943-1960

Papers relating to military parachuting and airborne forces, 1943-1960, including typescript report by Lt (Charles) Anthony (Raven) Crosland, 6 Bn Parachute Regiment, entitled 'The use and misuse of Airborne Forces', Nov 1942, with two letters from Crosland to LIDDELL HART, asking for the return of the report, 17 Jan and 22 Feb 1943; typescript article, annotated by LIDDELL HART, entitled 'Hoist on the bootstraps-the helicopter and the new look', author unknown [1960]; typescript bibliography, of books relating to airborne warfare, compiled by Charles W Murray, Junior, ex-US paratrooper, Feb 1953. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/361-388 USA, 1939-1945. Papers dated 1938-1967


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/361

1938-1941

Newspaper cuttings and publications relating to US armed forces, 1938-1941, including article by US Lt Col Raymond Marsh entitled 'Ordnance in the new Division. A discussion of the proposed organisation of functions' from Army Ordnance, Jan-Feb 1938; article by US Col Ralph McT Pennell entitled 'Our heavy field weapon. The new standard piece for long range targets' from Army Ordnance, Jul-Aug 1939; article by US Lt Col Percy G Black entitled 'The Armored Force' from The Reserve Officer, Oct 1940; article by Hanson Weightman Baldwin entitled 'The new American Army' from Foreign Affairs, Oct 1940; article by William Fielding Ogburn, Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago, entitled 'Effects of the Draft on the rest of us' from The New York Times Magazine, 23 Feb 1941; article by US Col Russell F Albert entitled 'Command and General Staff School' from The Reserve Officer, Oct 1941; article by US Lt Col C A Edson entitled 'Evolution of the Motorized Division' from The Reserve Officer, Dec 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/362

1939-1941

Newspaper cuttings relating to the USA, 1940-1941, including US declaration of neutrality, Sep 1939; introduction of embargo on the export of aviation fuel, Jul 1940; US acceptance of UK order for four thousand tanks, Aug 1940; meeting of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Rt Hon Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 3rd Viscount Halifax, Ambassador to the USA, at Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, 24 Jan 1941; agreement for US naval and air bases to be established in Greenland, Apr 1941; revision of Neutrality Act, 13 Nov 1941. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/363

1940

Newspaper cuttings relating to fact-finding mission, to Germany, France, Italy and the UK, by Sumner Welles, US Under-Secretary of State, to assess conditions for peace in Europe, Feb-Mar 1940. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/364

1940-1941,1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to US Presidential elections, 1940 and 1944, including election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt for fourth term as US President, Nov 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/365

1940-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to US war at sea and US and UK 'destroyers for bases' deal, 1940-1944, including transfer of fifty destroyers to RN in return for the free use of British bases in the North and South Atlantic, 3 Sep 1940; announcement by Col Frank Knox, US Secretary of the Navy, of the formation of three fleets, Atlantic, Pacific and Asiatic, Jan 1941; sinking by German U-boat of US merchant ship ROBIN MOOR, 21 May 1941; introduction of US Navy escorts for UK bound convoys, Sep 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/366

1940-1945

Newspaper cuttings and publications relating to US manpower resources and military strength, 1942-1945, including US Department of Labor printed leaflet entitled Pay of enlisted personnel in the United States Army and Navy (US Government Printing Office, 1940); estimate of projected US Army to number seven million men, Aug 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/367

1940-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to wartime career and speeches made by US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1940-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/368

1940-1946

Newspaper cuttings relating to US Lend-Lease programme, 1940-1946, including introduction of Lend-Lease Bill to Congress, 10 Jan 1941; Lend-Lease Bill signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 11 Mar 1941; transfer of merchant ships to UK, Mar 1941; statistics of aid received from Lend-Lease programme, 1941-1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/369

1941-1943

Newspaper cuttings and publications relating to US home affairs and participation in the war, 1941-1943, including article by Pearl Sydenstricker Buck entitled 'Can England trust us?' from The New York Times Magazine, 18 Apr 1943; article by Ernest K Lindley entitled 'USA and the Italian people' from The Listener, 12 Aug 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/370

1941-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to articles by US journalists, 1941-1944, including Hanson Weightman Baldwin, Ralph McAllister Ingersoll, Quentin James Reynolds, William Lawrence Shirer, Clarence K Street, Raymond Gram Swing, Dorothy Thompson. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/371

1941-1961

Papers relating to the USA and US armed forces, 1941-1961, including typescript extract of article entitled 'This is what the soldiers complain about' on morale in the US Army, from LIFE, 18 Aug 1941; typescript extracts from 'Report of conditions noted in armoured units and ordnance establishments by the US Army Tank Training Detachment' 11 Nov 1942; printed US Department of State press release entitled 'Statement of the Honorable Dean Acheson, Assistant Secretary of State, before the Sub-committee on Foreign Trade and Shipping of the Special Committee of the House of Representatives on Postwar Economic Policy and Planning', 30 Nov 1944; typescript article by Edward C Moore entitled 'Strategic crossroads' on the US Navy's shortage of escort carriers in 1941-1942, with letter to LIDDELL HART, 14 Mar 1956; typescript book manuscript by Samuel Eliot Morison, annotated by LIDDELL HART, entitled American contributions to the strategy of World War II (Oxford University Press, London, 1958); 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/372

1942-1943

Newspaper cuttings relating to the USA, 1942-1943, including placement of US economy on war footing by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Apr 1942; formation of joint Canadian-US Chiefs of Staff Committee, Jul 1942; appointment of industrialist Henry J Kaiser to oversee US armament production, Jul 1942; announcement of US election results, Nov 1942; introduction of meat rationing, Mar 1943; construction of 'Alaska highway' to create air bases in range of Japan, Apr 1943. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/373

1942-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to US air strength, 1942-1944, including completion of 100,000th aircraft in war production programme, 1 Jun 1943; increase in USAAF daylight bombing raids on Germany, Jan 1944; announcement of increased production of the Boeing B29 Superfortress, Oct 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/374

1942-1944

Newspaper cuttings relating to US military discipline and casualties statistics, 1942-1944, including fourteen US soldiers charged with mutiny at a camp in Cornwall, Sep 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/375

1942-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to the arrival of US forces in the UK and Ireland, 1942-1945, including arrival of first US troops in Northern Ireland, 26 Jan 1942; construction of bases for US forces, Aug 1942; racial segregation of US forces, May 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/376

1942-1964

Publications relating to the USA and US armed forces, 1942-1964, including printed recruitment leaflet for the US Civilian Technical Corps [1942]; article by US Gen James M Gavin entitled 'Two fighting Generals: Patton and MacArthur' from Atlantic Monthly [1955]; Select bibliography of revisionist books, dealing with the two World Wars and their aftermath (Oxnard Press, California, 1956); booklet by Maurice Matloff, Senior Historical Advisor, US Army, entitled Mr Roosevelt's three wars: FDR as war leader (United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, 1964). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/377

1943-1944

Articles from The Chicago Daily News, entitled 'A week of the war', 9 Apr 1943-5 Aug 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/378

1943-1945

Publications relating to US armed forces in the UK, 1943-1945, including Ministry of Information booklet entitled Meet the US Army (HMSO, London, 1943); Second report of the Commanding General of the US Army Air Forces to the Secretary of War by US Gen Henry H Arnold (Reprinted by HMSO, London, 1945); Biennial report of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army to the Secretary of War, July 1, 1943 to June 30, 1945 by US Gen George Catlett Marshall (Reprinted by HMSO, London, 1945). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/379

1944 Jan-Nov

Newspaper cuttings relating to US plans for post-war world, 1944, including occupation of Germany and Japan, Aug 1944; announcement of the post-war prosecution of Axis war criminals by Cordell Hull, US Secretary of State, 28 Sep 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/380

1944-1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to US demobilisation and plans for post-war armed forces, 1944-1945, including announcement by US Gen George Catlett Marshall of the post-war retention of conscription, 16 Jun 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/381

1944-1946

Newspaper cuttings relating to the USA, 1944-1946, including announcement by Cordell Hull, Secretary of State, of US foreign policy aims, Mar 1944; US monetary and material aid to the USSR, Apr 1944; achievements of US war industry, Apr 1944; speculation on US industrial conversion to peacetime production, Sep 1944; US disassociation from British policy in Greece, Dec 1944; inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt for a fourth term as US President, 20 Jan 1945; announcement of the end of US food rationing, 23 Nov 1945. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/382

1945 Jan-Feb

US Office of War Information typescript leaflets, Jan-Feb 1945, including 'Text of Roosevelt message to Congress', 7 Jan 1945; 'Dumbarton Oaks and world security', 24 Jan 1945; 'New York Tribune comment on cartels', 8 Feb 1945; 'US production of farm machinery', 13 Feb 1945; 'US War Production Board has new aircraft division', 13 Feb 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/383

1945 Apr-Sep

Newspaper cuttings relating to wartime career and speeches made by US President Harry S Truman, Apr-Sep 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/384

1945-1949

Publications and papers relating to the projected unification of the US armed forces, 1945-1949, including, US Information Service telex message on the evidence of V Adm Charles M Cooke, against unification of the US armed forces, to the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs, 8 Nov 1945; typescript 'Statement on a single department of armed forces, by General George C Kenney, US Army, before the Senate Military Affairs Committee', 2 Nov 1945; article entitled 'Inner unification', author unknown, from United States Infantry Journal, Jun 1949. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/385

1947-1963

Postwar newspaper cuttings, publications and book reviews relating to memoirs of leading US politicians, 1947-1963, including US Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S Truman; Edward R Stettinius, Secretary of State, 1944-1945; Cordell Hull, Secretary of State, 1933-1944; Harry L Hopkins, US Presidential envoy, 1941-1945; John Gilbert Winant, US Ambassador in London, 1941-1946. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/386

1946-1967

Postwar newspaper cuttings, publications and book reviews relating to US wartime foreign policy, 1946-1967, including edition of Harper's magazine with article by Fletcher Pratt entitled 'How the censors rigged the news' (Feb 1946); article by Cabell Phillips entitled 'Ten years ago this Friday' on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, from The New York Times Magazine (2 Dec 1951). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/387

1950-1958

Five booklets by Harry Elmer Barnes entitled Was Roosevelt pushed into war by popular demand in 1941? Discussion of paper read by Professor Dexter Perkins before the American Historical Association, Stevens Hotel, Chicago, December 29, 1950 (No publication details, 1950); Rauch on Roosevelt. A study in appearances and realities (No publication details, [1950]); The chickens of the interventionist liberals have come home to roost (American Renaissance Book Club, Chicago, [1950]); The court historians versus revisionism (American Renaissance Book Club, Chicago,[1950]); Revisionism and the promotion of peace (The Libertarian Press, New Jersey, 1958). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/388

1966

Photocopy typescript report by René de Chambrun, French Military Attaché to the USA, entitled 'Notes and remembrances about my mission in the United States, June, July, August 1940', Jun 1966. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/389-406 France, Vichy France and Brig Gen Charles de Gaulle, 1940-1946. Papers dated 1940-1972


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/389

1940 Jun-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to Vichy French government, Jun-Dec 1940, including severance of diplomatic relations with UK, 5 Jul 1940; resignation of French President Albert Lebrun, 11 Jul 1940; appointment of Marshal (Henri) Philippe Pétain as Chef d'Etat of the Vichy government, 11 Jul 1940; appointment of Pierre Laval as Foreign Minister and Vice-Premier, 14 Jul 1940; imposition of restrictions on Jews from holding public posts, 19 Oct 1940; meeting between Hitler, Marshal (Henri) Philippe Pétain and Pierre Laval, 21-24 Oct 1940; resignation of Pierre Laval, 14 Dec 1940. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/390

1940-1941

Newspaper cuttings relating to Brig Gen Charles (André Joseph Marie) de Gaulle and the Free French, 1940-1941, including formation of a Provisional French National Committee, based in London and led by Brig Gen Charles (André Joseph Marie) de Gaulle, Jun 1940; declaration by French Equatorial Africa and French Cameroons to join the Free French/Allied alliance, Aug 1940; landing of Free French troops at Dakar, Senegal, 23 Sep 1940; announcement of members of the Free French National Committee, Sep 1941; landing of Free French forces on the Vichy controlled islands of St Pierre, Grand Miquelons and Petit Miquelons, off Newfoundland, 25 Dec 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/391

1940-1967

Papers relating to France, 1939-1945, including typescript notes, probably by LIDDELL HART, entitled 'Points from the report on the operation against Dakar (by Maj Gen Noel Mackintosh Stuart Irwin)', 1940; typescript letter in French entitled 'Lettre Ouverte du Général Eon de l'Armée Française au Général de Gaulle', 28 Mar 1943; typescript copy of article by 'a British subject lately in France' entitled 'What Vichy has done for France' from Fortnightly, Mar 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/392

1941

Newspaper cuttings relating to Vichy French government, 1941, including reconciliation between Marshal (Henri) Philippe Pétain and Pierre Laval, 18 Jan 1941; appointment of Adm (Jean) François Darlan as Vichy Vice-Premier, 9 Feb 1941; resignation of Pierre-Etienne Flandin as Vichy Foreign Minister, 9 Feb 1941; acceptance by Vichy government of German terms for future collaboration, particularly in the Middle East, May 1941; attempted assassination of Pierre Laval, 27 Aug 1941; assassination of German Lt Col Karl Holz in Nantes, France, 20 Oct 1941. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/393

1942 Feb-Apr

Newspaper cuttings relating to the 'Riom trials', Feb-Apr 1942, of French ministers and service chiefs blamed by the Vichy government for the French defeat in Jun 1940, including the indictment of former Prime Ministers Léon Blum and Edouard Daladier, former Allied Commander-in-Chief, Gen Maurice-Gustave Gamelin, and former Minister of Air, Guy La Chambre, 19 Feb 1942; refusal by Gen Maurice-Gustave Gamelin to answer any questions put by the court, 3 Mar 1942; adjournment of trials, 3 Apr 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/394

1942 Apr-Dec

Newspaper cuttings relating to the British capture of Vichy controlled French colony of Madagascar, Apr-Dec 1942, including British assault on Diego Suarez, 5 May 1942; surrender of Vichy French forces at Diego Suarez and Antsirane, 7 May 1942; capture of Antananarivo, 23 Sep 1942; arrangement of armistice, 5 Nov 1942; appointment of Gen Paul Louis Legentilhomme as Free French High Commissioner of Madagascar, Dec 1942. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/395

1942-1943

Newspaper cuttings relating to Vichy French government and North Africa, 1942-1943, including announcement by Sumner Welles, US Acting Secretary of State, that Vichy has assured its neutrality, 27 Feb 1942; appointment of Pierre Laval as head of the Vichy government, 14 Apr 1942; Vichy government sever diplomatic relations with USA, 9 Nov 1942; occupation of Vichy France by German forces, 11 Nov 1942; French fleet scuttled at Toulon, 27 Nov 1942; assassination of Adm François Darlan, 24 Dec 1942; meeting of Gen Henri-Honoré Giraud, commander of French troops in North Africa and Brig Gen Charles de Gaulle, President, French National Committee, Jan 1943. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/396

1942-1965

Papers relating to published biographies of Gen Charles (André Joseph Marie) de Gaulle and the background to his military reputation as an expert in armoured warfare, 1942-1965, including typescript extract from letter entitled 'General Guderian on General de Gaulle-and on the latter's unsuccessful efforts to get the concept on armoured warfare accepted by the French High Command' [1960]; critical typescript notes by LIDDELL HART on Brig Stanley Frederick Clark's book The Man who is France-the story of Charles de Gaulle (George C Harrap, London, 1960), on Duncan William Grinnell Milne's book The Triumph of Integrity-a portrait of Charles de Gaulle (Bodley Head, London, 1961), typescript copy letter from LIDDELL HART to Sir John (Wheeler) Wheeler-Bennett criticising his book The Nemesis of Power. The German Army in politics, 1918-1945 (Macmillan, London, 1953); typescript extract from a letter on Gen de Gaulle by Dr Edward Körner, 10 Mar 1962; correspondence between LIDDELL HART and Edward Ashcroft, dated May 1960-Jun 1963, on Ashcroft's book De Gaulle (Odhams Press, London, 1962). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/397

1942-1967

Publications relating to France, 1939-1945, including booklet in French by Pierre Comert entitled Le complot Laval-Pétain (No publication details) on Pierre Laval and Marshal (Henri) Phillipe Pétain, later translated into English by Michael T Sadler and published as Pétain-Laval. The conspiracy (Constable, London, 1942); booklet by Harry Elmer Barnes entitled Crucifying the Savior of France. France's New Dreyfus case in reverse [1945]; article by Commandant E D Doyle entitled 'Price of surrender' from Irish defence journal An Cosantóir, Oct 1962; edition of Paris Match in French sub-titled 'De Toulon a Strasbourg. L'epopée Francaise', 27 Jun 1964; article by Montgomery Belgion entitled 'The case for rehabilitating Marshal Pétain' from Quarterly Review, Apr 1967. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/398

1943-1944

Newspaper cuttings and publications relating to France and French North Africa, 1943-1944, including article by Harvey Arthur De Weerd entitled 'De Gaulle as a soldier' on Gen Charles (André Joseph Marie) de Gaulle from Yale Review, Summer 1943; appointment of Rt Hon (Alfred) Duff Cooper as British Ambassador to the French Committee of National Liberation, 23 Nov 1943; trial for treason of Pierre Pucheau, former Vichy Minister of the Interior, in Algiers, Algeria, Mar 1944; execution of Pierre Pucheau, 21 Mar 1944; resignation of Gen Henri-Honoré Giraud as Commander-in-Chief of French troops in North Africa, Apr 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/399

1943-1945

Typescript articles, in French, by Henri Rollin relating to France, 1943-1945, including 'Notes pour la compréhension de la France lors de la libération', Mar 1943; 'Pouvoir civil ou Pouvoir militaire', Apr 1943; 'Les conditions et les perspectives d'un Accord Franco-Russe', Dec 1944; 'Les Etats Généraux de la Résistance se réuniront à Paris en juillet', 8 Jun 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/400

1944-1946

Newspaper cuttings relating to French political events, 1944-1946, including signing of Treaty of Alliance between France and the USSR, 10 Dec 1944; resignation of Gen Charles (André Joseph Marie) de Gaulle as President of France, 21 Jan 1946. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/401

1945

Newspaper cuttings relating to postwar trials for treason of Marshal (Henri) Philippe Pétain and Pierre Laval, 1945, including postponement of Pétain's trial, 25 Jun 1945; indictment of Pétain for treason, 22 Jul 1945; Marshal Philippe Pétain sentenced to death but sentence commuted to life imprisonment, 15 Aug 1945; indictment of Laval for treason, 5 Oct 1945; refusal of Laval to attend court, 7 Oct 1945; Pierre Laval sentenced to death in his absence, 9 Oct 1945; execution of Laval, 15 Oct 1945; Daily Mail articles on Pétain, Laval and the Vichy regime by former French Prime Minister Paul Reynaud, 19-27 Jul 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/402

1945-1946

Newspaper cuttings relating to the 'Levant crisis', 1945-1946, including suspension of negotiations between the governments of France, Syria and Lebanon due to the arrival of French troops in Lebanon, 22 May 1945; shelling of Damascus by French forces, 30 May 1945; intervention of British forces to administer ceasefire, 31 May 1945; withdrawal of Anglo-French forces from Syria, Mar 1946. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/403

1945-1946

Newspaper cuttings relating to postwar conditions in France, 1945-1946, including speculation on the restoration of boat-train links to the UK from Le Havre and Dieppe, Jan 1945; reconstruction of bomb damaged road and rail facilities, Aug 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/404

1947-1968

Postwar newspaper cuttings and book reviews relating to France, 1947-1968, including career of Gen Charles (André Joseph Marie) de Gaulle, 1940-1968; death of Marshal (Henri) Philippe Pétain, 23 Jul 1951. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/405

1953-1966

Postwar newspaper cuttings and book reviews relating to Gen Charles (André Joseph Marie) de Gaulle, Maj Gen Sir Edward (Louis) Spears, Head of British Mission to Gen de Gaulle, Jul 1940, and Marshal Jean-Marie de Lattre de Tassigny, 1953-1966. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 15/4/406

1959-1972

Postwar newspaper cuttings and book reviews relating to career of Gen Charles (André Joseph Marie) de Gaulle, 1959-1972, including 'De Gaulle memoirs' from Daily Telegraph, 2-12 Nov 1959. 1 file

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