King's College London
Archive Catalogues

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

Reference material: postwar, 1945-1970, Papers, 1927-1972

References on this page: LIDDELL HART: 15/5/205-268


Liddell Hart: 15/5/205-268 Nuclear research and weapons, 1939-1970


Liddell Hart: 15/5/205

1939-1965

Publications and papers relating to international laws of warfare and the ethics of nuclear war, including article by Robert Gillon entitled 'The laws of war: illusions and realities' from Message: Belgian Review, Aug 1944; article by Elmer Fred Davis entitled 'What are wars for? Or, how not to do it next time' from Harper's Magazine, Jan 1949; typescript 'Report on work in progress' from the Diplomatic Conference of Geneva Information Service, 6 Jul 1949; article from Soviet News entitled 'International conventions for protection of war victims. Discussion of Soviet proposal to outlaw use of weapons of mass annihilation of human beings' (Press Department of the Soviet Embassy, London, 12 Aug 1949); edition of The Yale Review, Winter 1956, with article by Arnold Wolfers entitled 'Could a war in Europe be limited'; two typescript articles by Dr Theodore Ropp entitled 'Attacks on population in the 19th century', 31 May 1965, and 'Political and other considerations in the infliction of mass casualties', 16 Jul 1965. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/206

1944-1962

Papers relating to the development of new weapon systems, including typescript article by Dr Gustav Victor Lachmann entitled 'The aircraft designer's dilemma', 13 Nov 1957; typescript fact sheet entitled 'US Army Juno II and Pioneer IV satellite and space launching vehicle', 8 May 1959. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/207

1945 Aug

Five US Office of War Information typescript leaflets entitled 'Mr Stimson on atomic bomb', 7 Aug 1945; 'Japanese told quickly about atomic bomb', 7 Aug 1945; 'President Truman's statement on the atomic bomb', 8 Aug 1945; 'US Navy review and statement on atomic bomb', 9 Aug 1945; 'Mr Stimson's statement on atomic bomb', 10 Aug 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/208

1945-1946

Newspaper cuttings relating to scientific insights gained from the development and use of the atomic bomb, including series of three articles by James Cameron entitled 'Must the world begin again?' from the Daily Express, 23-27 Sep 1946. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/209

1945-1947

Newspaper cuttings and book reviews relating to warfare in the post-atomic era, including development of biological warfare weapons, May 1946; strategic importance of nations with uranium deposits, May 1947; development of guided missiles, Jun 1947. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/210

1945-1948

Newspaper cuttings relating to the development, use, testing and proliferation of the atomic bomb, Aug 1945-1948, including damage reports from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, Aug-Sep 1945; casualty reports from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Aug-Sep 1945; appointment of Professor John (Douglas) Cockcroft as Director of Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, Oxfordshire, Nov 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/211

1945-1948

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, including volume entitled Atomic energy. A general account of the development of methods of using atomic energy for military purposes under the auspices of the United States Government (reprinted by HMSO, London, 1945); volume entitled Scientific and technical aspects of the control of atomic energy (United Nations Department of Public Information, Lake Success, New York, 1946); booklet in French by Col André Beaufré entitled Étude sur les conditions futures de la guerre (Ministère des Armées, Paris, 1946); lecture text by Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall entitled The price of peace (Stockdale Foundation Lecture, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, 16 Apr 1948). 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/212

1945-1950

Newspaper cuttings relating to attempted international controls on the use, production and proliferation of the atomic bomb, including first reading of Atomic Energy Bill, 2 May 1946; inaugural meeting of the UN Atomic Energy Commission, 14 Jun 1946. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/213

1945-1951

Publications relating to the development, use, testing and proliferation of the atomic bomb, including booklet entitled Statements relating to the atomic bomb (HMSO, London, 1945); article by Professor Archibald Vivian Hill, MP, entitled 'Science and secrecy' from The Spectator, 17 Aug 1945; article by Kenneth MacFarlane Walker entitled 'The biological risks of atomic energy' from The New Statesman and Nation, 23 Mar 1946; article by Raymond Gram Swing entitled 'The atomic era and world government' from The Listener, 29 Aug 1946; article by Walter Lippmann entitled 'Why we are disarming ourselves' from Redbook Magazine, Sep 1946; edition of The Listener, sub-titled 'Atomic energy: a symposium by experts', 13 Mar 1947; article by Cyril Lionel Robert James entitled 'Two years of the atom' from John Bull, 2 Aug 1947; article by Professor Edward A Shils entitled 'Russia and the atom' from The New Commonwealth, Dec 1948; article by Isidor Isaac Rabi entitled 'Playing down the bomb' from Atlantic Monthly, Apr 1949; edition of Life, sub-titled 'The atom, a primer for laymen', 1 Aug 1949; booklet entitled 'We are not helpless. How we can defend ourselves against atomic weapons', The New York Times, 1950; article by Jim Berryman entitled 'How the atom bomb is dropped' from Illustrated, 11 Aug 1951; edition of Soviet News (Press Department of the Soviet Embassy, London, 4 Dec 1951) with speech by Andrey Yanuaryevich Vyshinsky, Soviet Foreign Minister, to the United Nations Political Committee entitled 'On the reduction of armaments, on prohibition of the atomic weapon and on international control', 24 Nov 1951. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/214

1945-1951

Newspaper cuttings, articles and book reviews relating to plans for atomic warfare and military developments in nuclear weapons and defence, including speculation on development of inter-continental ballistic missiles, 1946-1949; announcement by Rt Hon Sir John Anderson on methods of civilian protection against atomic bombs, 22 Mar 1948; speech on nuclear deterrence by Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, to the Convocation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA, 31 Mar 1949; announcement of US development of tactical atom bombs, to be used in support of ground forces, Nov 1949; US missile tests, Mojave desert, California, Feb 1950; UK development of nuclear powered warship engines, Feb 1951. 2 files


Liddell Hart: 15/5/215

1945-1958

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to international laws of warfare and the ethics of nuclear war, including Soviet attempt to ban nuclear and chemical weapons at the Red Cross Diplomatic Conference for the Protection of War Victims, Geneva, Switzerland, Aug 1949. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/216

1946 Jul-Aug

Two US Information Service typescript leaflets entitled 'President's Evaluation Commission submits preliminary report on first atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll', 29 Jul 1946; 'Two reports on second atomic bomb test at Bikini made by President Truman', 6 Aug 1946. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/217

1946-1948

Newspaper cuttings relating to Operation CROSSROADS, the nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean, Jul 1946, including sinking of ex-Japanese cruiser SAKAWA in airburst atomic bomb test, 1 Jul 1946; detonation of first underwater atomic bomb, 25 Jul 1946; sinking of US aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA and battleship USS ARKANSAS in underwater atomic bomb test, 25 Jul 1946; persistent radioactive contamination of surviving ships of the Bikini Atoll test fleet, 1946-1948. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/218

1946-1949

Newspaper cuttings relating to speculation on Soviet development and testing of the atomic bomb and guided missiles, 1946-1949, including reports of rocket tests over Norway, Sweden, East Germany and Greece, 1946. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/219

1947-1948

Four editions of Soviet News (Press Department of the Soviet Embassy, London, Mar 1947-Nov 1948) on atomic energy control, including statement by Andrei Andreevich Gromyko, Soviet delegate to UN Security Council, to the UN Atomic Energy Commission entitled 'Soviet proposals on international convention for atomic energy control', 11 Jun 1947. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/220

1947-1949

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to Soviet development of the atomic bomb, 1947-1949, including speculation on Soviet atom bomb development, 1947-1949; announcement by US President Harry S Truman of the detonation [on 29 Aug 1949] of first Soviet atomic bomb, probably at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, 24 Sep 1949. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/221

1948-1949

Photocopy article by Joseph Wright Alsop and Stewart Johonnot Oliver Alsop entitled 'If war comes-' from The Saturday Evening Post, 11 Sep 1948, with forwarding letter from Geoffrey Henry Cecil Bing, MP, 29 Apr 1949. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/222

1948-1952

Newspaper cuttings relating to US and British nuclear tests and the US development and use of napalm, 1948-1952, including Operation SANDSTONE, US nuclear tests at Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean, Apr-May 1948; Operation RANGER, US nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site, Nevada, USA, Jan-Feb 1951; Operation GREENHOUSE, US nuclear tests at Eniwetok Atoll, Apr-May 1951; Operation BUSTER-JANGLE, US nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site, Oct-Nov 1951; operational use of napalm in Korea, Mar-Oct 1952; Operation TUMBLER-SNAPPER, US nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site, Apr 1952; Operation HURRICANE, British shipborne nuclear test off Trimouille Island, Monte Bello Islands, Western Australia, Oct 1952; Operation IVY, US thermonuclear 'hydrogen bomb' test at Eniwetok Atoll, Nov 1952. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/223

1949-1952

Newspaper cuttings relating to the development, testing and proliferation of atomic weapons, 1949-1952, including testing of first Soviet atomic bomb, probably at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, Aug 1949; appointment of Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgworth Morgan as Controller of Atomic Energy, 26 Aug 1951; US Operation BUSTER-JANGLE, the testing of US atomic bombs in conjunction with ground forces, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, USA, Nov 1951. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/224

1949-1961

Publications and papers relating to the development of new weapon systems, 1949-1961, including article by US Capt Nels A Parson, Jr, entitled 'Artillery's latest weapon' from Irish defence journal An Cosantóir, Sep 1949; article by Lt Earle J Townsend entitled 'Napalm' from An Cosantóir, Jun 1951; article by Charles John Vincent Murphy entitled 'The US as a bombing target' from Fortune, Nov 1953; two articles from An Cosantóir, Jan 1954 entitled 'New air defence weapons' by Capt M Harrison and 'Revolution in arms' by Thomas Knight Finletter; article by John McDonald entitled 'General LeMay's management problem' from Fortune, May 1954; two articles from Ordnance, Nov-Dec 1954 entitled 'The lightweight fighter' by Joseph Goodyear and 'Aerial marksmanship' by US Col Philip Schwartz; article by US Maj B G Cass entitled 'The monster' on the T 97 155mm self-propelled gun, from the Marine Corps Gazette, Jan 1956; article by US Maj Nels August Parson, Jr entitled 'Guided missiles in war and peace' from US News and World Report, 20 Jan 1956; article by US Maj Charles M Jones, Jr, entitled 'Dangerous birds' on anti-tank guided missiles, from Armor, Mar-Apr 1957; article by US Maj John C Burney, Jr, entitled 'Is the Sea Mistress feasible?' on the development of water-based transport aircraft, from Armor, May-Jun 1959; article by US Capt Jonathan L Holman entitled 'Missiles of other nations of the free world' from Army, Nov 1959; article by Mark Skinner Watson entitled 'Guns in the atomic age' from Ordnance, Nov-Dec 1959. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/225

1950-1951

Newspaper cuttings relating to development of the hydrogen bomb, 1950-1951, including hydrogen bomb development and production ordered by US President Harry S Truman, 1950-1951. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/226

1950-1951

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1950-1951, including booklet by Emrys Hughes MP entitled Arms and Mr Bevan (Blackfriars Press, London, 1951); booklet by Rt Hon Brig Anthony Henry Head, Secretary of State for War, entitled Pattern of peace (Conservative Political Centre, London, 1951); edition of Collier's Magazine entitled 'Russia's defeat and occupation 1952-1960. Preview of the war we do not want', 27 Oct 1951; edition of 'US Naval War College information service for officers' with article by Dr Henry Merritt Wriston entitled 'The validity of limited objectives' Nov 1951. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/227

1950-1954

Publications relating to development of the hydrogen bomb and controversy on nuclear proliferation, 1950-1954, including booklet entitled The University of Chicago round table: the facts about the hydrogen bomb by Hans Albrecht Bethe, Harrison Scott Brown, Frederick Seitz and Leo Szilard, 26 Feb 1950; four articles by Charles John Vincent Murphy entitled 'The hidden struggle for the H-bomb', 'The atom and the balance of power', 'What Dr Fuchs couldn't deliver', 'Is the H-bomb enough?' from Fortune, May 1953-Jun 1954. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/228

1950-1965

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to nuclear weapons, defence policy and the Soviet and NATO arms race, 1955-1965, including article by John Cowburn Beavan entitled 'Morality, expediency and the hydrogen bomb' from The Twentieth Century, Apr 1955; article by Hector Hawton entitled 'The escalation of terror' from The Humanist, May 1965. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/229

1952-1957

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to the arms race between the USSR and the USA and UK, the development of inter-continental ballistic missiles, air defence, atomic artillery and short range tactical nuclear weapons, 1952-1957, including article by Gen Sir Frederick Alfred Pile, 2nd Bt, entitled 'This rocket can't miss' from Everybody's magazine, 6 Sep 1952; article by Col George Cooper Reinhardt entitled 'Atomic weapons and tactics' from Irish defence journal An Cosantóir, May 1953; article by Maurice Goldsmith entitled 'Robot rockets track down their targets' from Illustrated, 7 Nov 1953; Soviet development of inter-continental ballistic missile, Jan 1957; NATO speculation on capability of newly developed Soviet missiles, Jan-Aug 1957; formation of 47 Guided Weapons Regiment (Field), Royal Artillery, Mar 1957; article by James H Straubel entitled 'The great missile hoax' from Air Force Magazine, Jun 1957; introduction into RAF service of the Bristol BLOODHOUND surface to air missile, Aug 1957. 5 files


Liddell Hart: 15/5/230

1953

Newspaper cuttings relating to US, British and Soviet nuclear tests and military exercises, 1953, including Exercise JUNGLE KING, RAF Bomber Command exercise on strategic atomic bombing of targets in Europe, Mar 1953; introduction of the Boeing B52 Stratofortress into service with US Strategic Air Command, Jul 1953; Soviet JOE 4 nuclear test, a prototype thermonuclear device, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, Aug 1953; Operation TOTEM, British nuclear test at Emu Field, Woomera, South Australia, Oct 1953; speculation on Soviet development of the 'cobalt bomb', Dec 1953. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/231

1953-1954

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1953-1954, including booklet by Reginald William Winchester (Chester) Wilmot entitled Rocket warfare (The Observer, London, 1953); booklet by Reginald William Thompson entitled 9A B. The challenge (Spalding and Levy, London, 1953); booklet by Emrys Hughes, MP entitled Bomb over Britain (Civic Press Ltd, Glasgow, 1954); pamphlet by Professor Kathleen Lonsdale, Professor of Chemistry, University College, London, entitled Christian pacifism and the hydrogen bomb (Friends Peace Committee, London, 1954); article by Professor Kathleen Lonsdale entitled 'Atomic energy and moral issues' reprinted from Atomic energy. A survey, Apr 1954; edition of Contemporary issues, Oct-Nov 1954, entitled 'The hydrogen bomb'; article by Professor Kathleen Lonsdale entitled 'A chronology of the negotiations for the international control of atomic energy' reprinted from Atomic Scientists' Journal, Nov 1954. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/232

1953-1965

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1953-1965, including volume entitled Background information on continental nuclear tests, Nevada Proving Grounds and Military Installations. The Spring 1953 series [Operation UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE] (US Atomic Energy Commission-Department of Defense, Test Information Office, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1953); edition of the Congressional Record on the 'Testimony of Senator Flanders before the Senate Subcommittee on Disarmament of the Committee on Foreign Relations' (US Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 8 Mar 1956); volume by Thornton Read entitled A proposal to neutralize nuclear weapons (Center of International Studies, Princeton University, New Jersey,15 Dec 1960); edition of Quotes for Commanders on 'Statement by Secretary of Defense Robert Strange McNamara before the House Committee on Armed Services, 24 Jan 1962' (North American Air Defense Command Office of Information, 1 May 1962); article by Walter F Hahn and Alvin James Cottrell entitled 'Fashions in strategy' from Army, Feb 1963. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/233

1954

Newspaper cuttings relating to US and Soviet nuclear tests and development of nuclear weapons, 1954, including announcement by US President Dwight David Eisenhower of amendments to the Atomic Energy Act, 1946, to allow co-operation with Allied nations on nuclear development programmes, 17 Feb 1954; Operation CASTLE, US thermonuclear tests at Bikini and Eniwetok Atolls, Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean, Mar-May 1954; radioactive contamination of Japanese fishing vessel FUKURYU MARU [LUCKY DRAGON] from US thermonuclear tests, Mar 1954; speculation on Soviet hydrogen bomb development, May-Jun 1954. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/234

1954

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1954, including four articles by MRAF Sir John Cotesworth Slessor entitled 'The revolution in strategy', 'The case for a new Locarno', 'Asia and Britain's strategic problem' and 'The hydrogen bomb as a deterrent' from The Listener, Feb-Jun 1954; article by ACM Sir Philip Bennet Joubert de la Ferte entitled 'The hydrogen bomb-the impact on military strategy' from The Listener, 3 Jun 1954; article by Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee entitled 'The hydrogen bomb-the political problem' from The Listener, 17 Jun 1954; article by US Lt Col Harvey Arthur De Weerd entitled 'Time of atomic plenty' from Combat Forces Journal, Jul 1954; two articles by Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, entitled 'The hydrogen bomb and world government' and 'Man's peril from the hydrogen bomb' from The Listener, Jul-Dec 1954; series of three articles by Professor Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Professor of Physics, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, entitled 'British policy and the H-bomb' from The New Statesman and Nation, 14-28 Aug 1954; edition of Soviet News (Press Department of the Soviet Embassy, London, 8 Oct 1954) on 'Negotiations between Governments of the USSR and the United States on the atomic problem', reprinted from Pravda, 26 Sep 1954. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/235

1954

Two typescript reports on discussion meetings of the Royal Institute of International Affairs entitled 'The atomic age. Military uses of atomic energy', 15 Jun 1954, and 'The atomic age. The peaceful uses of atomic energy', 29 Jun 1954. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/236

1954-1956

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1954-1956, including article by R Adm Sir Anthony Wass Buzzard, 2nd Bt, entitled 'Graduated deterrence-the next step' from the Spectator, 9 Mar 1956; article by US Gen W G Wyman entitled 'Impact of missiles on tactical doctrine' from Irish defence journal An Cosantóir, Dec 1956. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/237

1954-1958

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to the consequences of atmospheric nuclear tests and speculation on climatic changes, 1955, including article by Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, entitled 'The world in 2000 AD. What will happen to liberty?' from Everybody's magazine (1 Jan 1955); series of articles entitled 'In the shadow of the bomb' by Rt Hon Quintin McGarel Hogg, 2nd Viscount Hailsham, Rt Hon Aneurin Bevan and Rev Dr Donald Oliver Soper, from the News Chronicle, Mar 1955. 2 files


Liddell Hart: 15/5/238

1954-1958

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to atomic energy and the use of nuclear power in industry, 1954-1958, including article from The Economist entitled 'Atomic energy and industry', author unknown (31 Jul 1954); announcement of the planned construction of twelve nuclear power stations in the UK, Feb 1958. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/239

1954-1958

Publications relating to limiting nuclear war and graduated deterrence, 1954-1958, including article by Bernard Brodie entitled 'Unlimited weapons and limited war' from The Reporter, 18 Nov 1954; edition of US News and World Report with article by US Col Richard S Leghorn entitled 'No need to bomb cities to win war', 28 Jan 1955; facsimile of article by Alastair Francis Buchan entitled 'Toward a new strategy of graduated deterrence' from The Reporter, 1 Dec 1955; article by Mark Skinner Watson entitled 'Can we limit an A-war?' from The Nation, 24 Dec 1955; article from Life magazine entitled 'New tactics for limited warfare', author unknown [1955]; two editions of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May-Jun 1956; article entitled 'Bertrand Russell challenges the great powers' from Everybody's magazine, 21 Jan 1957; article by (George) (George) Bernard Brodie entitled 'More about limited war' from World Politics, Oct 1957; article from Irish defence journal An Cosantóir entitled 'The Soviet army in the nuclear era', author unknown, Dec 1958. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/240

1954-1959

Papers relating to nuclear weapons, 1954-1969, including typescript statement by Richard S Leghorn entitled 'The defense mobilisation base and foreign economic policy' before the Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy of the Joint Committee on the Economic Report, 14 Nov 1955; typescript article by Professor Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett entitled 'Nuclear weapons and defence: comments on Kissinger, Kennan and King-Hall', Apr 1956; typescript article by Raymond Leonard Garthoff entitled 'American strategy at the crossroads', 26 Apr 1957; typescript lecture text by Lt Gen Sir John (Guise) Cowley, Controller of Munitions, Ministry of Supply, entitled 'Future trends in warfare', given at the Royal United Service Institute, 4 Nov 1959. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/241

1954-1968

Publications and papers relating to Professor Albert Wohlstetter, University of Chicago, 1954-1968, including report, co-authored with Frederick John Hoffman, for the Rand Corporation entitled 'Defending a strategic force after 1960', 1 Feb 1954; volume by Professor Albert Wohlstetter, Frederick John Hoffman and Henry Rowen entitled US Air Force Project Rand. Staff Report. Protecting US power to strike back in the 1950s and 1960s (Rand Corporation, California, 1 Sep 1956); article entitled 'Illusions of distance' reprinted from Foreign Affairs, Jan 1968; article entitled 'Perspective on nuclear energy' from Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Apr 1968; article entitled 'Theory and opposed-systems design' reprinted from The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Sep 1968. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/242

1955

Newspaper cuttings relating to nuclear weapon development, nuclear deterrence and the nuclear arms race, 1955, including announcement by US Atomic Energy Commission on the potential hazard of radioactive fallout, Feb 1955; US invitation to NATO military observers to attend Operation TEAPOT nuclear tests, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, USA, Mar 1955; announcement by French Prime Minister Edgar Jean Faure on French thermonuclear development programme, 16 Mar 1955; deployment of US McDonnell Douglas Honest John missiles in British Army of the Rhine exercise FULL HOUSE, Sep 1955. 2 files


Liddell Hart: 15/5/243

1955

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to the 'graduated deterrence' theory of nuclear defence strategy, 1955, including article by Richard Howard Stafford Crossman, MP and George Edward Cecil Wigg, MP entitled 'The dilemma of the H-bomb' from The New Statesman and Nation, 26 Feb 1955. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/244

1955

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1955, including article by MRAF Sir John Cotesworth Slessor entitled 'Can we avoid a third world war?' from The Listener, 3 Feb 1955; series of articles from The Economist, authors unknown, entitled 'From defence to deterrence' (26 Feb 1955); article by John Freeman entitled 'Labour and the H-bomb' from The New Statesman and Nation, 12 Mar 1955; article by Professor Joseph Rotblat entitled 'The H-bomb and man's future' from Truth, 1 Apr 1955. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/245

1955

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1955, including booklet by Herbert Arthur Smith entitled Modern weapons and modern war (The London Institute of World Affairs, London, 1955); booklet by Professor John Eric Roberts, Professor of Physics, University of London and Rt Rev George Kennedy Allen Bell, Bishop of Chichester, entitled Nuclear war and peace. The facts and the challenge (National Peace Council, London, 1955); article by T F Walkowicz entitled 'Counter force strategy. How we can exploit America's atomic advantage' from Air Force magazine, Feb 1955. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/246

1955-1956

Newspaper cuttings relating to Soviet development of nuclear weapons, 1955-1956, including test of first Soviet air dropped thermonuclear weapon, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, 22 Nov 1955; speculation on Soviet development of inter-continental ballistic missiles, Dec 1955; Soviet hydrogen bomb test series, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, Aug-Sep 1956. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/247

1955-1957

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to the development and testing of missile systems and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, 1956-1957, including US and British research on TABUN nerve gas, Dec 1955; US development of inter-continental ballistic missiles, 1956-1957; RAF testing of Fairey FIREFLASH air-to-air missile, Feb 1956. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/248

1955-1961

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to a limited nuclear war, 1955-1961, including article on the difference between strategic and tactical nuclear weapons, author unknown, from The Economist, 11 Jan 1958. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/249

1955-1965

Papers relating to limiting nuclear war and graduated deterrence, 1955-1965, including four typescript articles by Richard S Leghorn entitled 'Our future defense policy in relation to the four power talks' 28 Jun 1955, 'Geneva and graduated deterrence' 17 Nov 1955, 'The needed revisions in our security concepts' 28 Nov 1955 and 'Controlling the nuclear threat in the second atomic decade' 28 Apr 1956; seven typescript articles by R Adm Sir Anthony Wass Buzzard, 2nd Bt, entitled 'From the H-bomb to disarmament' 6 Dec 1955, 'Mass destruction' Apr 1955, 'Must we mass destroy cities?' [1955], 'Defence policy reviewed' 8 Aug 1956, 'Rational nuclear armament' published in Ordnance-Land-Sea-Air, Sep-Oct 1956, 'Limited atomic deterrence and war' 15 Feb 1957 and 'The distinction between tactical atomic and total war' 25 Nov 1958; typescript article by Paul H Nitze entitled 'Atoms, strategy and policy', published in Foreign Affairs, 18 Nov 1955; typescript article by Adelbert Weinstein entitled 'Security without suicide. The courage to face military reality', published in the Spectator, 9 Mar 1956; typescript article by US R Adm Henry Effingham Eccles entitled 'Notes on the limitation of war and weapons', 15 Nov 1957; typescript proposal for research at the Stanford Research Institute, California, by Carl H Amme, Jr, entitled 'Arms control and limited war', 5 Nov 1965. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/250

1956

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1956, including booklet by R Adm Sir Anthony Wass Buzzard, 2nd Bt, Professor Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Professor of Physics, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, Denis Winston Healey MP and Richard Goold-Adams entitled On limiting atomic war (Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, 1956); article by Maj W Bate, Royal Army Service Corps, entitled 'Maintenance in nuclear war' from The British Army Review, Sep 1956; article entitled 'A Navy medical team studies fallout effects', author unknown, from The British Army Review, Sep 1956; article in French by Camille Rougeron entitled 'La bombe, l'engin et la guerre inconcevable' from Forces aériennes Françaises, Oct 1956; edition of Army Information Digest entitled 'The Army's missiles', Dec 1956; edition of Flight magazine with article entitled 'Guided missiles 1956', author unknown, 7 Dec 1956. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/251

1956-1958

Newspaper cuttings relating to nuclear weapons and research on the dangers of radioactivity, 1956-1958, including announcement by Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, first Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, on willingness to agree with the USA to ban nuclear tests, Feb 1956; speculation on development of tactical nuclear weapons, Feb 1956; Operation MOSAIC, British nuclear test series at Trimouille and Alpha Islands, Monte Bello Islands, Western Australia, May-Jun 1956; Operation REDWING, US nuclear tests at Bikini and Eniwetok Atolls, Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean, May-Jul 1956; announcement on the radioactive hazards associated with the release of strontium 90 during nuclear tests, Jun 1956; Operation BUFFALO, British nuclear test series at the Maralinga Test Range, South Australia, Sep-Oct 1956; announcement on quantity of radioactivity released in reactor accident of Oct 1957, at Windscale, Cumberland, Mar 1958. 2 files


Liddell Hart: 15/5/252

1957 Jan-Jun

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to nuclear weapons, 1957, including article by Angus Edmund Upton Maude, MP entitled 'The supreme deterrent' from The Spectator, 11 Jan 1957; article by Lt Col David Lanyon Lloyd Owen, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), entitled 'The Maralinga atomic weapon trials, 1956' from The Infantryman, Feb 1957; Operation GRAPPLE 1-3, British thermonuclear test series at Malden Island, Line Islands, Pacific Ocean, May-Jun 1957; Operation PLUMBOB, US nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site, Nevada, USA, May-Dec 1957; article by Professor Conrad Hal Waddington, Buchanan Professor of Animal Genetics, University of Edinburgh, entitled 'The biological effects of bomb tests' from The New Statesman and Nation, 8 Jun 1957. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/253

1957 Nov-Dec

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to nuclear weapons and the Soviet and NATO arms race, 1957, including article entitled 'Keeping up with the Khrushchevs', author unknown, from The Economist, 2 Nov 1957; introduction into RAF service of 'V force' strategic bombers, Nov 1957; construction of US missile bases in western Europe, Nov-Dec 1957; US test of ATLAS inter-continental ballistic missile, Dec 1957. 2 files


Liddell Hart: 15/5/254

1957

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1957, including booklet in French by Paul (Vicomte) van Zeeland entitled Réflexions sur les fondements de la paix (Brussels, 1957); article by Dr Charles Langdon White, Professor of Geography, Stanford University, California, entitled 'Vigilance-yes; fear-no!' from Military Review, Mar 1957; article by US Lt Col J F Donahoe, Jr, entitled 'US ideals vs. Nuclear concepts' from Marine Corps Gazette, Jul 1957; article entitled 'Fateful faces in charge of the H-bomb and A-bomb', author unknown, from The Twelfth Air Force Magazine, Jul 1957; article by Gen Lionel Max Chassin entitled 'The inter-continental ballistic missile, the decisive arm?' from East and West, Dec 1957. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/255

1958

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to nuclear weapons, defence policy and the Soviet and NATO arms race, 1958, including announcement by US President Dwight David Eisenhower on willingness to meet Soviet Prime Minister Nikolay Alexandrovich Bulganin to discuss a ban on nuclear tests, Jan 1958; article by Nigel Nicolson, MP entitled 'Should Britain abandon nuclear arms?' from The Listener, 16 Jan 1958; announcement by Robert Alexander Allan MP, Financial Secretary to the Admiralty of decision to equip the Royal Navy with nuclear submarines and Polaris ballistic missiles, Mar 1958; article by Paul Johnson entitled 'The fallacy of the deterrent' from New Statesman, 8 Mar 1958. 2 files


Liddell Hart: 15/5/256

1958

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to nuclear weapons, defence policy and the Soviet and NATO arms race, 1958, including edition of Soviet News (Press Department of the Soviet Embassy, London, 21 Apr 1958) with statement by Andrei Andreevich Gromyko, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, entitled 'Flights by US aircraft with H-bombs towards Soviet frontiers', 18 Apr 1958; Operation GRAPPLE Y, British thermonuclear test at Christmas Island, Line Islands, Pacific Ocean, Apr 1958; speculation on USAF accidents involving aircraft carrying nuclear weapons, 1958; poll of Oxford and Cambridge University students on attitudes towards nuclear weapons, Mar 1958. 3 files


Liddell Hart: 15/5/257

1958

Newspaper cuttings, articles and book reviews relating to nuclear weapons and nuclear disarmament demonstrations, 1958, including Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament march on the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston, Berkshire, Apr 1958; Labour Party and Trades Union Congress nuclear disarmament demonstration, Trafalgar Square, London, 13 Apr 1958; article by Irving Kristol entitled 'The question of the bomb' from The Spectator, 18 Apr 1958; article by Professor Hugh Christopher Longuet-Higgins, John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Cambridge, entitled 'The human story behind atomic science' from The Listener, 26 Jun 1958; article by Professor Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Professor of Physics, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, entitled 'Limited nuclear war' from New Statesman, 17 May 1958; article by Edita Morris entitled 'The survivors of the bombs' from New Statesman, 2 Aug 1958. 2 files


Liddell Hart: 15/5/258

1958-1959

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1958-1959, including pamphlet by 'A R H' entitled Thermonuclear stalemate! Impasse and the way out (Frank Donald Ltd, Redditch, 1958); booklet by Cdr Sir Stephen King-Hall RN entitled Common sense in defence (K H Services, London, 1959); booklet in French by Col Ernest Léderrey entitled Importance stratégique de la Suisse des origines à l'ère atomique (Imprimeries Réunies, Lausanne, 1959); article by Albert Wohlstetter entitled 'The delicate balance of terror' from Foreign Affairs, Jan 1959; booklet by Timothy (Hugh Francis) Raison entitled The missile years. Thoughts on the evolution of British defence policy (Conservative Political Centre, London, Jun 1959); article by Henry (Alfred) Kissinger entitled 'The search for stability' from Foreign Affairs, Jul 1959; edition of the Stanford Research Institute Journal, Oct-Dec 1959, with article by Herman Kahn entitled 'The nature and feasibility of war and deterrence'. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/259

1958-1969

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to nuclear weapons, defence policy, nuclear proliferation and the Soviet and NATO arms race, 1958-1969, including US anti-ballistic missile development, 1965-1966; Soviet underground nuclear test, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, Feb 1966; article by Neville Brown entitled 'Soviet arms' from New Statesman, 24 Jun 1966; formal departure of France from NATO alliance, Jul 1966; French nuclear tests at Mururoa Atoll, Pacific Ocean, Jul 1966; article by Lawrence Martin entitled 'Anti-missile missile: the end of the balance of terror?' from Spectator, 25 Nov 1966; article by Derek Wood entitled 'Frontline firepower' from Weekend Telegraph magazine, 17 Feb 1967; Chinese nuclear tests, Lop Nor, Xinjiang Province, China, Dec 1967. 2 files


Liddell Hart: 15/5/260

1960

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1960, including lecture text by Richard L Shetler, manager of General Electric's Defense Systems Department, entitled 'Technology-its relation to strategy and tactics', Aug 1960; edition of Current thought on Peace and War (Institute for International Order, New York, Winter 1960); article by Czech Col Ferdinand Otto Miksche entitled 'Sword shield deterrent' from NATO's Fifteen Nations (1960); booklet by Terence Heelas entitled Balance of Risks, Communism or Nuclear War (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, London,1960). 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/261

1960-1965

Publications relating to limiting nuclear war and graduated deterrence, 1960-1965, including article by Peter Paret entitled 'A total weapon of limited war' reprinted from the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute, Feb 1960; article by Arnold Wolfers entitled 'Nuclear restraint, a two-edged sword' from Marine Corps Gazette, May 1960; article by Henry (Alfred) Kissinger entitled 'Limited war: conventional or nuclear? A reappraisal' from NATO's Fifteen Nations, Jan 1961; article by Louis Morton entitled 'Freedom to negotiate and self-imposed restraint on the use of weapons are the twin essentials of limited war' from Army, Jan 1961; article by (Leopold) Raymond Fletcher entitled 'The suicide race' from The Twentieth Century, Winter, 1962; article by Ferdinand Otto Miksche entitled 'Europe as a nuclear power' from Military Review, Jul 1965. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/262

1960-1969

Papers relating to nuclear weapons, 1960-1969, including typescript lecture text by Professor N A Talensky entitled 'The absolute weapon and the problem of security' [1960]; typescript text of lecture by French Gen André Beaufré entitled 'Modern weapons and strategy', with annotated maps, diagrams and graphs, given at the NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy, 22 Feb 1960; typescript essay by Sanford V Levinson entitled 'Comments on the morality of the strategy of deterrence', 3 Jan 1961; typescript lecture text by Alastair Francis Buchan entitled 'The structure of international security' given at the University of London, 27 Nov 1962; typescript article in French by Ferdinand Otto Miksche entitled 'La dissuasion atomique, c'est du bluff!', 28 May 1964; typescript lecture text by French Gen André Beaufré entitled 'Contemporary strategy' given at the Institute of Strategic Studies, London, 26 Nov 1964; typescript essay by Donald George Brennan entitled 'Strategy and conscience', 26 Aug 1965; typescript draft chapter for A History of Technology [1966] entitled 'Technology and strategy' by Irving Brinton Holley and Theodore Ropp, Feb 1965; article by Lt Col Arthur James Barker entitled 'The command and control of nuclear weapons', Feb 1967. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/263

1961

Publications and papers relating to the Vickers Vigilant infantry anti-tank guided weapon, 1961, including typescript report by Lt Col Harry Lacy entitled 'Tank no longer battlefield master' [1961]; article by David Devine entitled 'Vigilant-tomorrow's infantry weapon?' reprinted from Vickers Magazine [1961]; illustrated booklet entitled Vickers Vigilant (British Aircraft Corporation, London, 1961). 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/264

1961-1963

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1961-1963, including article by Professor Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Professor of Physics, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, entitled 'Critique of some contemporary defence thinking' reprinted from Encounter, Apr 1961; article by Sidney Hook, Henry Stuart Hughes, Hans Joachim Morgenthau and Sir Charles Percy Snow entitled 'Western values and total war' from Commentary, May 1961; article by Alastair Francis Buchan, Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies, entitled 'Arms and security' reprinted from The Australian Outlook, the Journal of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, Aug 1962; series of articles from The Listener entitled 'The strategy of survival I-V' by Arthur Lee Burns, Robert Endicott Osgood, (John) Malcolm Mackintosh, John (Royden) Maddox, Alun Arthur Gwynne Jones, Donald Harvey McLachlan and Michael Eliot Howard, 29 Mar 1962; article in French by Gen [Pierre] Gallois entitled 'Le lien invisible qui unit K[ennedy] à K[hrushchev]' from Réalités, Jan 1963; article by Albert Wohlstetter entitled 'Scientists, seers and strategy' reprinted from Foreign Affairs, Apr 1963. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/265

1964-1965

Papers relating to the publication of An introduction to Strategy. With particular reference to problems of defence, politics, economics, and diplomacy in the nuclear age (Faber and Faber, London, 1965) by André Beaufré, translated from the original French by Maj Gen Richard Hugh Barry. With correspondence between Liddell Hart, Faber and Faber and André Beaufré, Mar-Sep 1964; printed article by André Beaufré entitled 'Vue d'ensemble de la stratégie' [1964]; typescript book manuscript, in French, by André Beaufré entitled 'Introduction à la stratégie' [1964]. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/266

1964-1966

Papers relating to nuclear weapons and defence policy, 1964-1966, including printed discussion paper by Donald George Brennan, Hudson Institute, New York, entitled 'Selective information transfer: a study proposal', on sharing information about strategic nuclear forces between nuclear powers, 13 Nov 1964; facsimile of printed discussion paper by F P Henderson and Donald S Bond entitled 'Limited war prospects 1970-1980', Dec 1966. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/267

1964-1966

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1964-1966, including volume by James Paul Warburg entitled Toward a strategy of peace. An election year guide for responsible citizens (Current Affairs Press, New York, 1964); edition of Orbis, a quarterly journal of world affairs with article by Ferdinand Otto Miksche entitled 'The nuclear deterrent and Western strategy', Summer 1964; article by Donald George Brennan entitled 'Strategy and conscience' reprinted from Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Dec 1965; booklet entitled A world of Nuclear Powers? Report of the International Assembly on Nuclear Weapons, 23-26 Jun 1966. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/268

1967-1970

Publications relating to nuclear weapons, 1967-1970, including article by Reginald Bretnor entitled 'Destructive force and the military equation' from Military Review, May 1967; article by Roger A Beaumont entitled 'The military utility of limited war' from Military Review, May 1967; article by Donald George Brennan entitled 'New thoughts on missile defense' reprinted from Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Jun 1967; article by George Lichtheim entitled 'The course of global politico-military strategy in the 1970s' from Army, Jan 1968; article by Donald George Brennan entitled 'The case for missile defense' reprinted from Foreign Affairs, Apr 1969; article by Victor Basiuk entitled 'The impact of technology in the next decades' reprinted from Orbis, a quarterly journal of world affairs, Spring 1970. 1 file

Search

Search within THIS catalogue for:

Detailed catalogue

W3C Semantic Web LogoPlease note:
This catalogue may contain links to external data sources as part of the W3C Semantic Web initiative.

ARCHIOS™ | Total time:0.0519 s | Source:cache | Platform: NX