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

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

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Liddell Hart: 15/5/269-296 Military organisation and tactics, including amphibious warfare, night action and mobility, 1941-1969


Liddell Hart: 15/5/269

1941-1954

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1941-1954, including booklet, author unknown, entitled The Battle of Supplies (Hodder and Stoughton, London) [1941]; two articles by Australian Maj Gen S H Porter entitled 'The infantry section' and 'The infantry section in defence' from Australian Army Journal, Jun-Jul 1950; printed article by an unnamed group of French officers, translated into English by Liddell Hart, entitled 'The structure of a modern army', Jul 1951; article by US Col Carl Theodore Schmidt entitled 'The Division slice in two world wars' from Military Review, Oct 1951. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/270

1941-1961

Publications relating to amphibious warfare, 1941-1961, including booklet by Adm Sir Herbert Richmond entitled Amphibious warfare in British history (The Historical Association, Exeter, 1941); article by Capt J C Wylie, US Navy, entitled 'On maritime strategy', reprinted from United States Naval Institute Proceedings, May 1953; article by US R Adm H A Yeager entitled 'Amphibious warfare' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Sep 1958; two articles from Marine Corps Gazette entitled 'The LPH [Landing Platform Helicopter ship]: teamwork in action' by US Lt John A Maxwell, and 'Fast amphibious force' by US Capt R A Stephens, Jan 1961. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/271

1948-1951

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1948-1962, including article by John Archibald Boyd-Carpenter, MP entitled 'Defence, the manpower aspect' from English Review, Dec 1948; three articles by German Gen Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin entitled 'Changes in warfare: battles of encirclement', 'Lessons from Korea' and 'Changes in warfare: the new pattern' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Jan-Feb 1951; article by Czech Lt Col Ferdinand Otto Miksche entitled 'The refugee problem' from Military Review, Oct 1951. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/272

1949-1957

Papers relating to Staff Officer courses at the Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1949-1957, including typescript 'Staff College entrance examination, candidates' précis', Jun 1949; typescript 'Staff College entrance and Captain to Major promotion examinations, candidates' précis', Aug 1956; typescript 'Directing Staff notes' on Exercise SLING SHOT, 1956; typescript 'Staff tables' of units involved with Staff College exercises, 1956-1957. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/273

1949-1959

Newspaper cuttings, articles and papers relating to night fighting tactics and the use of smoke to obscure troop movements, 1949-1965, including article by Lt Col Henry J Richter entitled 'Battle without darkness' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Jun 1954; article in French by Swiss Col Léderrey entitled 'Les opérations de nuit et leur développement' from Revue Militaire Suisse, Nov 1955; article by Andrew J Eckles III and US Lt Col Wallace L Clement entitled 'Research aids night combat' from Armor, Mar-Apr 1957; typescript article by Maj Harry Brian Claude Watkins, Royal Tank Regiment, entitled 'Night fighting in land warfare', published in The Tank, May 1959. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/274

1949-1969

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to military organisation and tactics, 1949-1969, including article from the Economist, author unknown, entitled 'Manning the Army', 13 Jan 1951; Exercise FULL HOUSE, trials for changes in the organisational structure of Divisions in British Army of the Rhine, Sept 1955; amalgamation of some cavalry and infantry battalions to form new regiments, Jul 1957. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/275

1950-1955

Papers relating to military organisation and tactics, 1950-1955, including typescript notes, probably by Liddell Hart, entitled 'Note of intended changes of organisation', May 1950; typescript notes by Maj Gen Philip Geoffrey Whitefoord entitled 'Notes on Divisional slices', 1950; typescript article by US Brig Gen D A D Ogden entitled 'Division slice monograph', Jan 1951; typescript article by an unknown group of French officers, translated into English by Liddell Hart, entitled 'The structure of a modern army', from Revue Militaire d'Information, 25 Jul 1951; typescript notes, author unknown, entitled 'Infantry training', May 1952; typescript extracts from article by US Col George B Sloan entitled 'Design for an atomic army', from Combat Forces Journal, Jun 1954; typescript memorandum by Maj Gen Harold English Pyman, General Officer Commanding 11 Armoured Div, British Army of the Rhine, entitled 'The desirability of having a Supreme Commander' [1955]. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/276

1951-1954

Newspaper cuttings and papers relating to military organisation and tactics, 1951-1954, including typescript text for unknown radio transmission by Alastair Hector Hetherington entitled 'Atlantic forces in 1952', recorded 26 Mar 1952 and transmitted 29 Mar 1952; four typescript US Department of Defense, Office of Public Information leaflets, with lecture texts on security planning by US Adm Arthur William Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Robert Bernerd Anderson, Secretary of the US Navy, 1953-1954. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/277

1952-1953

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1952-1953, including article by German Lt Gen Bodo Zimmermann entitled 'Zonal defence' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Jan 1952; article by Maj Gen E F Bullene, Chief Chemical Officer, US Army, entitled 'It's not new but napalm is an all-purpose wonder weapon' from An Cosantóir, Dec 1952; article by Charles John Vincent Murphy entitled 'A new strategy for NATO' from Fortune, Jan 1953; article by Maj Gen Bevil Thomson Wilson entitled 'More ideas on the defence' from An Cosantóir, Mar 1953; report by US Gen Matthew Bunker Ridgway entitled 'SACEURS [Supreme Allied Commander, Europe] Report for 1952-1953' to the Standing Group of the NATO Military Committee, from An Cosantóir, Aug 1953; article by German Lt Gen Kurt Dittmar entitled 'Fortified positions' from An Cosantóir, Nov 1953. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/278

1954

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1954, including edition of US News and World Report with interview with US Adm Arthur William Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 5 Mar 1954; essay by US Cdr Ralph E Williams entitled 'The great debate: 1954' reprinted from United States Naval Institute Proceedings, Mar 1954; article by US Lt Col Clarence C DeReus entitled 'The defense of tomorrow?' from Military Review, Sep 1954; article by (George) Bernard Brodie entitled 'Unlimited weapons and limited war' from The Reporter, 18 Nov 1954; article by Mark Skinner Watson entitled 'Our Navy 1955-1975' from Ordnance, Nov-Dec 1954. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/279

1955

Typescript text of Royal United Service Institution lecture by FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, entitled 'Organisation for war in modern times', 12 Oct 1955. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/280

1955

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1955, including article by 'Epaminondas' entitled 'Organise to fight' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Jan 1955; facsimile of article by US Brig Gen Thomas R Phillips entitled 'Our point of no return' from The Reporter, 24 Feb 1955; facsimile of article by Robert Kleiman entitled 'First blueprint for atomic war' from US News and World Report, 25 Feb 1955; facsimile of article by US Col George Cooper Reinhardt and US Lt Col William Roscoe Kintner entitled 'The tactical side of atomic warfare' [1955]. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/281

1955-1957

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1955-1957, including article by US Lt Col Robert B Rigg entitled '3-dimensional warfare' from Armor, Nov-Dec 1955; article by Commandant Cyril M Mattimoe entitled 'Atomic war tactics' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Jan 1956; article in French by Gen Lionel Max Chassin entitled 'Pour une doctrine de guerre' from Forces Aériennes Françaises, Oct 1956; article by Eilene Galloway entitled 'Guided missile implications' from Military Review, Jun 1957. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/282

1956

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1956, including article by Canadian Capt N A Shackleton, Lord Strathcona's Horse, entitled 'Armoured infantry and atomic war' from Canadian Army Journal, Apr 1956; article by William R Lewis entitled 'Easing the soldier's load' from An Cosantóir, May 1956; article by Lt Gen Sir Dudley (Alfred) Ward entitled 'Divisional organisation' from The British Army Review, Sep 1956; article by Professor Norman Henry Gibbs entitled 'A tougher Ministry of Defence?' from The National and English Review, Oct 1956; article by Ferdinand Otto Miksche entitled 'Crisis of the Divisional system' from An Cosantóir, Oct 1956. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/283

1956-1959

Papers relating to military organisation and tactics, 1956-1959, including typescript extract from article by Arthur Twining Hadley entitled 'Low yield atomic weapons: a new military dimension', published in The Reporter, 19 Apr 1956; typescript extract from article by Lt Gen Sir Dudley (Alfred) Ward, Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff, entitled 'Divisional organisation', published in British Army Review, Sep 1956; typescript article by Col John Dutton Frost, Commandant and Chief Instructor, School of Infantry, Southern Command, entitled 'An organisation for battle' [1956]; two typescript memoranda by Brig John Cuthbert de Fontenne Sleeman, Commandant, Royal Armoured Corps, 3 Infantry Div, entitled 'Armour in the Infantry Division, its functions, control and organisation', Dec 1956, and 'Establishment proposals for an HQ RAC [Royal Armoured Corps] and HQ RAC Signals Troop in an Infantry Division', Jan 1957; typescript transcript of press conference by FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Deputy-Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, at the conclusion of SHAPE indoor Exercise CPX 7, on future requirements for NATO armed forces, 18 Apr 1957. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/284

1956-1969

Papers relating to battlefield mobility, 1956-1969, including typescript table by Adm Hon Sir Guy (Herbrand Edward) Russell entitled 'Foot, horse and tank. Examples of mobility', comparing distances covered by military formations, Nov 1956; typescript memorandum by Brig Glyn Charles Anglim Gilbert, Parachute Regiment, entitled 'Airborne forces in the future' [1966]; typescript text of lecture by US Lt Gen Hamilton H Howze entitled 'Battlefield mobility' [1966]; two typescript University of London lecture texts by Gen Johann Adolf Graf von Kielmansegg entitled 'Mobile defence' and 'The feasibility of defending Western Europe', May 1969. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/285

1957-1959

Publications and papers relating to Army tactics and organisation against nuclear warfare, 1957-1959, including two Army Operational Research Group memoranda entitled 'The land battle in nuclear warfare. A discussion of tactical and other general trends', Dec 1957, and 'The land battle in nuclear warfare. The problems of the attacker and their possible effects on Russian tactics, organisation and equipment', Mar 1958; typescript text of lecture by Brig Cecil Martin Fothergill Deakin, Brigadier General Staff, Directorate of Military Training, entitled 'The Corps nuclear battle', given at the Royal Armoured Corps conference, Bovington, Dorset, 4 Dec 1957; printed War Office training booklet entitled 'The Corps tactical battle in nuclear war', May 1958; typescript Army Operational Research Group report entitled 'The AORG [Army Operational Research Group] tactical war game. General description of the game and summary of rules', Apr 1959. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/286

1957-1959

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1957-1959, including article entitled 'New Divisional organization', author unknown, on the introduction of 'pentomic' Divisional organisation into the US Army, from Army Information Digest, Apr 1957; three articles by a group of United States Marine Corps officers, headed by Maj Gen Robert E Hogaboom, entitled 'FMF [Fleet Marine Force] organization and composition report. The Division', 'FMF organization and composition report. Aviation' and 'FMF organization and composition report. Service elements' from Marine Corps Gazette, Apr-Jul 1957; volume entitled The British Army in the Nuclear Age (The Army League, London, 1959); article by Canadian Col A J B Bailey entitled 'The nuclear battle group' from Canadian Army Journal, Apr 1959; article by Pakistani Lt Col A I Akram entitled 'On relative strengths' from Canadian Army Journal, Jul 1959. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/287

1958

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1958, including article by US Lt Col Dennis D Nicholson, Jr, entitled 'Creeping tactics' from Marine Corps Gazette, Sep 1958; article by Belgian Maj Gen Emile Wanty entitled 'The natural strategic bastions' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Sep 1958. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/288

1958

Typescript memorandum by Maj Peter Richard Graham Young, 4th Queen's Own Hussars, entitled 'Armoured Regimental groups on the nuclear battlefield' [1958]. With correspondence discussing the content of the memorandum and Liddell Hart promising to send a copy to Lt Gen Sir Harold (English) Pyman, Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Jun-Sep 1958. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/289

1959

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1959, including article by Howard Brackney entitled 'The dynamics of military combat', reprinted from Operations Research, Jan-Feb 1959; article in French by Pierre M Gallois entitled 'Au bord d'une guerre impossible' from Les Cahiers de la Republique, Mar-Apr 1959; article by Canadian Maj William Henry Pope entitled 'Problems of future war. The tactical doctrine and organisation required by land forces' from Canadian Army Journal, Apr 1959; article by US Maj Donn A Starry and US Capt Vernon A Quarstein entitled 'Q-Star: a qualitative system of target analysis for nuclear weapons employment' from Armor, May-Jun 1959; article by US Col Vernon R Rawie entitled 'STRAC' [Strategic Army Corps] from Armor, May-Jun 1959; article by Maj Gen John Winthrop Hackett entitled 'Nuclear or conventional strategy' from The British Army Review, Sep 1959; article by Norwegian Lt Col Amund Bjercke entitled 'Concerning strategic depth' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Oct 1959. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/290

1960

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1960, including article in French by J Pergent entitled 'La reorganisation des forces de l'occident. L'elaboration des formations nouvelles' from Bulletin des Blindes, Jan 1960; article by US Lt Col Christopher R Keegan entitled 'Specifics versus generalities in the defense' from Military Review, Apr 1960; article by US Lt Col Horace M Brown, Jr, and US Lt Col Martin F Massoglia entitled 'Modern headquarters for the field army' from Military Review, Apr 1960; article by Swiss Maj Gen Max Waibel entitled 'Has the western world neglected conventional armed forces?' from NATO's Fifteen Nations, Jun 1960; article by Lt Col Stephen E Gordy entitled 'Is the defence the solution?' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Jul 1960; article by Sir Frederick Brundrett entitled 'Rockets, satellites, and military thinking' from the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute, Aug 1960; article by US Col William Roscoe Kintner entitled 'Atomic dilemma' from Army, Oct 1960. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/291

1960-1965

Newspaper cuttings, articles and papers relating to night fighting tactics and the use of smoke to obscure troop movements, 1960-1965, includingarticle in French by R A Lubker entitled 'Essai sur le combat de nuit' from Bulletin des Blindes, Jul 1960; article by Maj Gen Hubert Essame entitled 'Night counter attack' from Military Review, Jan 1962; four articles in French from Bulletin Cavalerie entitled 'Une arme negligée: les fumigènes' by Belgian Lt Col B E M Dewandre, 'Reflexions sur le combat de nuit' by Commandant P Derbaix, 'Les aides techniques aux opérations de nuit' by Commandant A Crucifix and 'Le laser' by Belgian Lt Col B E M Floquet, Feb, Nov1963; article by Capt C O'Rourke entitled 'Under cover of darkness...' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Mar 1963; article by Capt J H Murphy entitled 'Night fighting' from An Cosantóir, Feb 1965. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/292

1960-1965

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1960-1965, including article by Australian Maj Saxon T Smith entitled 'Prelude to the pentropic Division' from Australian Army Journal, Jun 1960; article by US Col George T Metcalf entitled 'Trends in organization of the field army' from Armor, Sep-Oct 1960; article by Jac Weller entitled 'Combined fire. Small unit weapons and combat tactics in Portugal, Belgium and France' from An Cosantóir, Dec 1961; article by Jac Weller entitled 'Aimed fire' from An Cosantóir, Jan 1962; volume entitled The Army Britain needs (The Army League, London, 1964); article by Maj Henry E Harrris entitled 'Would Socrates have approved? (Stores and transport in the British Army)' from Army Quarterly, Oct 1965. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/293

1960-1968

Papers relating to military organisation and tactics, 1960-1968, including typescript article in French and English, author unknown, entitled 'Considerations. On the influence of the relation between forces and space' [1960]; three typescript articles by Jac Weller entitled 'Aimed fire: Company-Platoon level combat thinking in Britain, the Netherlands, and Norway', 'Combined fire: Company-Platoon level combat thinking in Belgium, France, and Portugal' and 'Area fire: Company-Platoon level combat thinking in West Germany, Spain, and Denmark' [1961]; typescript essay by Thornton Read entitled 'The nuclear battlefield in historical perspective', 2 Aug 1964; typescript article by US R Adm Henry Effingham Eccles entitled 'The dimensions of operational readiness', 28 Apr 1965; typescript essay by Dr Charles Swain Hall entitled 'Dynamic relationship of firepower and maneuver', Jun 1968. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/294

1961-1962

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1961-1962, including article by Klausewitz Wilhelm Rudolf entitled 'Strategy for the new frontier' from Army, Jan 1961; published text of Speech by the Prime Minister The Rt Hon Harold Macmillan, MP at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, 7 April 1961 (HMSO, London, 1961); article by US Lt Col Carl P Keiser entitled 'An introduction to the reorganisation of the Army Division. The road ahead' from Military Review, Jan 1962. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/295

1961-1969

Publications relating to battlefield mobility, 1961-1969, including three articles from The British Army Review entitled 'Mobility' by Lt Gen Sir Harold (English) Pyman, 'Trends in organisation of the field army' by US Col George T Metcalf and 'Special Forces-to be or not to be?' by Maj Thomas Alexander Gibson, Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire), Apr 1961; article by 'Ash Plant' entitled 'Mobility: Freedom of movement' from Royal Armoured Corps Centre Bulletin, Dec 1968; article by US Maj Michael F Parrino entitled 'The fallacy of the doctrine of tactical mobility in Vietnam' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Oct 1969. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/296

1967-1968

Publications relating to military organisation and tactics, 1967-1968, including article by US Capt William M Boice entitled 'Emphasis on action' from Armor, Jul-Aug 1967; two articles from the British Army Review entitled 'More AFV [armoured fighting vehicle]of the future' by Maj Kenneth John Macksey, Royal Tank Regiment, and 'Armour in the Far East' by Maj Richard Maurice Hilton Vickers, Royal Tank Regiment, Aug 1967; two articles from Armor entitled 'The 24 hour soldier' by US Capt William A Izzard and 'Plane, boat, or combat vehicle?', on air cushioned vehicles, by US Lt Col Carmen P Milia, May-Jun 1968; article by Maj Gregory Read, Royal Tank Regiment, entitled 'Battle group operations in NW Europe' from RAC Centre Bulletin, Nov-Dec 1968. 1 file

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