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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: 15/5/297-318 Palestine and Israel, 1930-1970


Liddell Hart: 15/5/297

1930-1939

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to Palestine, 1934-1939, including murder of British police officer by Arab sniper, Jerusalem, 28 May 1936; announcement of the deployment of 1 Div from Aldershot, Hampshire, to Palestine, 8 Sep 1936; appointment of Lt Gen Sir John (Greer) Dill as Commander-in-Chief, British Forces in Palestine, Sep 1936; article by Col Stewart Francis Newcombe, Royal Engineers, entitled 'The Arab defence', reprinted from The Empire Review, Feb 1937; publication of The Report of the Palestine Royal Commission (HMSO, London, 1937) recommending the partition of Palestine, 8 Jul 1937; article by David Ben Gurion entitled 'The Palestine White Paper: Mr Ormsby Gore's despatch analysed' from The Zionist Review, Jan 1938; article by Julian Louis Meltzer entitled 'Jews in khaki' from The Zionist Review, 22 Dec 1938. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/298

1935-1942

Publications and papers relating to Jewish involvement in imperial defence and the creation of a Jewish Army, 1935-1942, including correspondence and typescript reference by Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, to Rt Hon Alfred Duff Cooper, Secretary of State for War, concerning the recommendation of honours for James Aratoon Malcolm, Mar 1937; article by Capt Jeremiah Helpern entitled 'The Jewish Army project', reprinted from The Jewish Chronicle, Apr-May 1942; pamphlet entitled Towards a Jewish Army, author unknown (Anglo-American Committee for a Jewish Army, London, Jul 1942); three typescript articles by Capt Jeremiah Helpern entitled 'Axis support in the Near East', 'German strategy in the Near East' and 'Military employment of Jewish manpower', Jul 1942; pamphlet by Capt Jeremiah Helpern entitled Behind the Near Eastern Front, Arabs and Jews (Anglo-American Committee for a Jewish Army, London, Aug 1942); typescript Anglo-American Committee for a Jewish Army memorandum entitled 'Memorandum on greater utilisation of Jewish manpower', 18 Nov 1942. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/299

1936-1949

Publications and papers relating to Palestine, 1936-1949, including booklet by Samuel Landman entitled Great Britain, the Jews and Palestine (New Zionist Press, London, Mar 1936); typescript statement by Lewis Bernstein Namier entitled 'Palestine and the British Empire', 9 Nov 1936; typescript evidence of Col Stewart Francis Newcombe, Royal Engineers, to the Palestine Royal Commission, Mar 1937; booklet by Herbert Sidebotham entitled British Imperial Interests in Palestine. The substance of a memorandum submitted to the Palestine Royal Commission (Garden City Press, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, 1937); booklet by James Aratoon Malcolm entitled Partition of Palestine. Suggested alterations in proposed frontiers (Apollo Press, London, Mar 1938); typescript copy of memorandum to Gen John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, from the Jewish Ex-officer's Association and the Association of Jewish Ex-combatants, on the possibility of Jewish participation in the defence of Palestine, 7 Feb 1939; map entitled The State of Israel. War map, showing territorial divisions agreed by the Israeli-Egyptian armistice of 24 Feb 1949, scale 1: 750, 000 (Kfar Monash Press, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1949). 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/300

1938-1965

Typescript copies of papers by Capt (later Maj Gen) Orde Charles Wingate, General Staff Officer 1, Palestine, 1938, including memorandum entitled 'Appreciation by Captain O C Wingate, of Force HQ Intelligence on 5 Jun 1938 at Nazareth of the possibilities of night movements by armed forces of the Crown with the object of putting an end to terrorism in northern Palestine'; memorandum entitled 'Principles governing the employment of Special Night Squads', Nazareth, Palestine, 10 Jun 1938; final page of memorandum entitled 'Drill' on procedures for ambushes, Jun 1938; memorandum entitled 'Note on the development of Special Night Squads, by Captain O C Wingate at RAF Hospital, Sarafand [Zerifin] on 14 Jul 1938';'Report of operation carried out by Special Night Squads on the night of 11-12 Jul 1938, by Captain O C Wingate, O C, SNS [Officer Commanding, Special Night Squads]', RAF Hospital, Sarafand, 22 Jul 1938; memorandum entitled 'Additions to Standing Orders for SNS. Village fighting', Haifa, 3 Aug 1938; memorandum entitled 'Organisation and training of Special Night Squads', HQ 16 Infantry Bde, Aug 1938; memorandum entitled 'Action of Special Night Squads on night 3-4 Sep 1938', Ain Herod, 4 Sep 1938. With copy letter of introduction from Liddell Hart to Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill concerning Wingate, 11 Nov 1938, and correspondence with Maj Gen (Donald) Derek (Cuthbertson) Tulloch, on a proposed biography of Wingate, later published as Wingate in peace and war...(MacDonald, London, 1972), Nov-Dec 1965; correspondence with Mordecai R Kidron, Chargé d'Affaires, Legation of Israel, London, and R R Loew, Director of the Archives, Israel Defence Forces, on the sale of the above papers by Liddell Hart to the Israeli National Archives, Sep 1949-Jun 1950. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/301

1941-1948

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to Palestine and the creation of Israel, 1941-1948, including statement by Dr Chaim (Azriel) Weizmann, President of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, entitled 'Jewish fighting force. Government goes back on its promise' from The Zionist Review, 14 Nov 1941; article by US Adm Yates Stirling, Jr, entitled 'Palestine in the grand strategy' from The Zionist Review, 27 Feb 1942; Irgun Zvai Leumi terrorist bombing of the British HQ at the King David Hotel, Jerusalem, 22 Jul 1946; end of the British mandate for Palestine, 14 May 1948; proclamation of the state of Israel, 14 May 1948; withdrawal of last British troops from Palestine, Haifa, 30 Jun 1948. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/302

1948-1949

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the Arab-Israeli War, the Israeli War of Independence, 1948-1949, including invasion of Israel by Egyptian forces, 14 May 1948; surrender of Jewish forces to the Jordanian Arab Legion, Old City of Jerusalem, 28 May 1948; capture of Galilee by Israeli forces, 31 Oct 1948; bombardment of Tel Aviv by ships of the Egyptian Navy, 2 Jan 1949; shooting down of five RAF fighter aircraft by Israeli warplanes, Egypt, 8 Jan 1949; deployment of British forces to Aqaba, Transjordan, Mar 1949; edition of The Jerusalem Post, 20 Mar 1949; agreement on armistice terms between Israel and Syria, 20 Jul 1949. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/303

1949-1954

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to Israel, 1949-1954, including appointment of Israeli Brig Igal Yadin as Chief of Staff, 9 Nov 1949; booklet by David Ben-Gurion, Israeli Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, entitled Mission and Dedication (Israel Information Services, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1950); article by Richard Howard Stafford Crossman, MP, entitled 'Israel and Jordan: the Arab refugees' from The New Statesman and Nation, 17 Feb 1951; article by Christopher Hugh Sykes entitled 'The first President of Israel', on Dr Chaim (Azriel) Weizmann, from The Listener, 12 Mar 1953; introduction of female conscription in Israel, Aug 1953; article by Nancy Crawshaw entitled 'A frontier of fear and tension', on the Israel-Jordan armistice line, from The Listener, 12 Nov 1953. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/304

1949-1969

Papers relating to Israel, 1949-1969, including typescript translation of article by Israeli Gen Y Yadin entitled 'A strategical analysis of last year's battles', published in Bamachane, Sep 1949; typescript text of statement by Israeli Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, to the Knesset, 15 Nov 1955; typescript article by Professor Theodore Ropp entitled 'The Arab-Israeli War, June 5-10, 1967', Jul 1967; typescript article by Jac Weller entitled 'The weapons and tactics of the Israeli infantry', Dec 1967; typescript article by Angus Dalgleish entitled 'A visit to the new Israel', Sep 1968; typescript article by Israeli Col Dr Jehuda Lothar Wallach entitled 'The development of Israeli armor doctrine', May 1969. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/305

1949-1970

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the Jewish faith and the persecution of Jews, 1960-1970, including article by Reuben Ainsztein entitled 'Ehrenburg describes the terrible years under Stalin. The accident that saved Soviet Jewry' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 8 Apr 1966. 3 files


Liddell Hart: 15/5/306

1955-1957

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to Israel, 1955-1956, including article by Ben Malkin entitled 'Soldier of peace' on Canadian Maj Gen Eedson Louis Millard Burns, Chief of Staff, UN Truce Supervision Organisation, Palestine, from Everybody's magazine, 3 Dec 1955; article by Richard Howard Stafford Crossman, MP, entitled 'What went wrong between Egypt and Israel? Is there a way out-short of war?' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 27 Jan 1956; article by Noel Monks entitled 'Twenty miles of peril' on the Gaza strip, from Everybody's magazine, 14 Apr 1956; launch of Israeli Sinai campaign, Egypt, 29 Oct 1956; announcement by David Ben-Gurion, Israeli Prime Minister, of Israel's determination to continue to occupy the Gaza strip and Sinai, 7 Nov 1956; Israeli agreement with UN to withdraw from captured Egyptian territory, 9 Nov 1956; deployment of peace-keeping troops from the UN Emergency Force (UNEF), Egypt, 15 Nov 1956; article by Yohanan Ramati entitled 'The Kafr Kassem massacre' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 21 Dec 1956. 2 files


Liddell Hart: 15/5/307

1955-1965

Publications relating to Israel and the Arab-Israeli Wars, 1955-1965, including two Israeli Embassy booklets entitled Israel and Egypt: a summary of the present situation and Israel faces danger (Embassy of Israel, London, Oct-Nov 1955); volume by Eliahu Elath, Israeli Ambassador to the Court of St James's, entitled Israel and her neighbours (James Barrie, London, 1956); article entitled 'Liddell Hart on Israel's Army. An interview with David Kessler' reprinted from The Jewish Chronicle, 22 Jul 1960; booklet by John Connell (John Henry Robertson) entitled Israel: Western defence bastion (Anglo-Israel Association, London, Jul 1963); article by Israeli Gen M Amit entitled 'Factors influencing security concepts of the State of Israel', reprinted from Norsk Militaert Tidsskrift, 1963; article by Leo Heiman entitled 'Israeli Army's strategical and tactical doctrine' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Jan 1965. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/308

1957-1960

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to Israel, 1957-1960, including article by Richard Howard Stafford Crossman, MP, entitled 'Gaza-one key to peace' from The New Statesman and Nation, 12 Jan 1957; printed text of speech by Eliahu Elath, Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St James's, entitled 'Objectives of Israel's foreign policy', given at the Anglo-Israel Association, London, 20 Feb 1957; article by Jon Kimche entitled 'A new Middle East is taking shape' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 24 May 1957; article by Isaiah Berlin entitled 'A new portrait of Weizmann' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 22 Nov 1957; resignation of Israeli Gen Moshe Dayan as Chief of Staff, Israeli Defence Forces, 26 Jan 1958; deployment of Egyptian forces on Israel's Sinai frontier, Feb 1960; article by Jon Kimche entitled 'Israel and anti-Semitism' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 22 Jul 1960; speculation on Israeli development of nuclear weapons, Dec 1960. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/309

1960-1964

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to the capture, trial for Nazi war crimes, and execution of ex-SS Obersturmbannführer (Karl) Adolf Eichmann, 1960-1964, including announcement of the capture of Eichmann by Israeli agents, Argentina, May 1960; article by Charles Wighton entitled 'Eichmann's pals now plot for Nasser' from Today, 21 Jan 1961; execution of Eichmann, Ramleh prison, Tel Aviv, Israel, 31 May 1962. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/310

1961-1964

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to Israel, 1961-1964, including article by Erskine B Childers entitled 'The Lavon affair' from The Spectator, 10 Feb 1961; re-election of David Ben-Gurion as Prime Minister of Israel, 16 Aug 1961; article by (Basil) Kingsley Martin entitled 'Israel and the Arabs' from New Statesman, 2 Mar 1962; article by Amos Ben-Vered entitled 'The Dayan saga. From agriculture to...what?' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 28 Dec 1962; resignation of David Ben-Gurion as Prime Minister of Israel, 16 Jun 1963. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/311

1963-1964

Articles from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review by David Ben-Gurion, Israeli Prime Minister, 1955-1963, including 'What the Balfour Declaration really meant', 16 Aug 1963; 'Britain's contribution to arming the Hagana', 20 Sep 1963; 'Our friend: what Wingate did for us', 27 Sep 1963; 'Ironside supports Jewish Army', 15 Nov 1963; 'The birth of the Jewish Brigade', 10 Jan 1964; 'Bevin proposed a Jewish state', 20 Mar 1964; 'The destruction of the King David Hotel', 2 Oct 1964. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/312

1964-1965

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to Israel, 1964-1965, including article by D Roy Elston entitled 'Israel's Arab minority' from The Spectator, 3 Jan 1964; resignation of Israeli Agriculture Minister, Maj Gen Moshe Dayan, 4 Nov 1964; resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, 14 Dec 1964; archaeological excavation of the Jewish Zealot fortress of Masada, captured in AD 73 by the Romans, Jan 1965; article by Jon Kimche entitled 'The Ben-Gurion enigma' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 15 Jan 1965. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/313

1966-1967

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to Israel, 1966-1967, including article by Leonard Beaton entitled 'Must the bomb spread? The case of India, Egypt and Israel' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 14 Jan 1966; article by Naomi Shepherd entitled 'Ben Gurion at 80' from New Statesman, 7 Oct 1966. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/314

1966-1968

Publications relating to Israel and the Arab-Israeli Wars, 1966-1968, including volume by Israeli Col Mordechai Bar-On, Chief Education Officer, Israeli Defence Forces, entitled Education Processes in the Israeli Defence Forces (Israel Press, Tel Aviv, Dec 1966); article by Robert Richard Rodwell entitled 'The bomb that won a war. Israel's rocket-boosted "Concrete Dibber" revealed' from Flight International, 22 Jun 1967; volume entitled 'Israel must be annihilated'. A selection of cartoons from the Arab press (Zahal Information Office, Tel Aviv, Israel, Jul 1967); booklet by Michael (Eliot) Howard and Robert Hunter entitled Israel and the Arab world: the crisis of 1967 (Institute for Strategic Studies, London, 1967); booklet by Richard Westmacott entitled Jerusalem, a new era for a capital city (Anglo-Israel Association, London, Mar 1968); booklet by Arthur Lehman Goodhart entitled Israel, the United Nations and Aggression (Anglo-Israel Association, London, Mar 1968); article by Jac Weller entitled 'The breakthrough at Rafa, June 1967' from Army Quarterly, Jul 1968; article by Brig Gen Z Zamir, Israeli Defence Attaché, London, entitled 'The structure of the Israeli Army' from The Royal Armoured Corps Centre Bulletin, Dec 1968. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/315

1966-1970

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to Israel, 1967-1970, including article by David Ben-Gurion entitled 'Last days of the Mandate: not Britain's finest hour' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 13 May 1966; edition of The Sunday Times Magazine subtitled 'Jerusalem since the conquest', 20 Aug 1967; edition of Israel Today and the Jewish Times, 1 Sep 1967; article by Jac Weller entitled 'Small arms of the Israeli victory' from The American Rifleman, Feb 1968; article by Jac Weller entitled 'The tragedy of the Middle East' from Military Review, Jun 1968; article by Amos Ben-Vered entitled 'Peace enforcement-the real story of Israel's biggest success' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 23 Aug 1968; article compiled by the Tactical School, Royal Armoured Corps Centre, entitled 'The Arab/Israeli War' from The Royal Armoured Corps Centre Bulletin, Dec 1968; election of Golda Meir as Prime Minister of Israel, 2 Mar 1969; article by Yohanan Ramati entitled 'Report from Sinai' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 11 Apr 1969; article by Sidney Sugarman entitled 'In memory of Orde Wingate, 1903-1944. Israel's debt to a great British soldier' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 17 Oct 1969. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/316

1967 May-Jun

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt, Jordan and Syria, 5-10 Jun 1967, including withdrawal of the UN Emergency Force from the Israeli-Egyptian border and from the Gaza strip, 19 May 1967; mobilisation of Egyptian reservists, 22 May 1967; appointment of Israeli Gen Moshe Dayan as Minister of Defence, 3 Jun 1967; Israeli invasion of Sinai, 5 Jun 1967; capture of the Old City of Jerusalem by Israeli troops, 7 Jun 1967; capture of Jericho, Jordan, by Israeli forces, 8 Jun 1967; advance of Israeli units to the eastern bank of the Suez canal, 9 Jun 1967; announcement of a ceasefire between Egypt and Israel, 9 Jun 1967; capture of the Golan Heights, Syria, by Israeli forces, 10 Jun 1967; article by Terence Cornelius Farmer Prittie entitled 'Israel-miracle in the desert' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 16 Jun 1967. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/317

1967 Jul-Dec

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to Israel and the aftermath of the Six-Day War, Jul-Dec 1967, including two articles by Arié Hauslich entitled 'The architect and the victory. General Rabin reviews the war' and 'Uneasy truce at Suez. Algerians face Israelis across the canal' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 7 and 28 Jul 1967; announcement by Hassan Abbas Zaky, Egyptian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, of the continued closure of the Suez canal until the withdrawal of Israeli forces from all captured Arab territory, 23 Aug 1967; article by Leo Heiman entitled 'War in the Middle East: an Israeli view' from Military Review, Sep 1967; article by Maj Gen James Louis Moulton entitled 'The Israel-Arab War-June 1967' [Sep 1967]; article by Yaël Dayan entitled 'Dayan' from The Daily Telegraph Magazine, 1 Sep 1967; article by Nissim Rejwan entitled 'From 1948 to 1967, lessons the Arabs forgot' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 1 Sep 1967; sinking of the Israeli destroyer EILAT by Egyptian patrol boat, Oct 1967; 21 Oct 1967; article by Arié Hauslich entitled 'How to win a war and lose world sympathy, a personal impression of 1967' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 29 Dec 1967. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/318

1968 Jan-Jul

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to Israel, Jan-Jul 1968, including release of POWs held by Israel and Egypt, 23 Jan 1968; launch of Israeli reprisal raids into Jordan, 21 Mar 1968; article by Naomi Shepherd entitled 'How long can the uneasy stalemate last?' from New Statesman, 5 Apr 1968; article by Amos Ben-Vered entitled 'Defence Bill revealed: Israel's growing burden' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 3 May 1968; article by Yaël Dayan entitled 'Was it a bitter victory?' from The Daily Telegraph Magazine, 7 Jun 1968; article by Arié Hauslich entitled 'More costly than the Six-Day War. Israel faces highest ever defence burden' from Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 5 Jul 1968. 1 file

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