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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: 15/5/366-379 Western Europe, 1942-1969


LIDDELL: 15/5/366

1942-1966

Newspaper cuttings on Portugal, 1942-1966, including The Times special supplement on Portugal, 25 Oct 1955; report by Capt Henrique Galvão on conditions in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea, and Galvão's seizure of the Portuguese liner SANTA MARIA in opposition to governments of Portugal and Spain, Jan-Feb 1961; uprising in Angola, between San Salvador, Quibocolo and Luanda, and fleeing of Angolan refugees from Portuguese army, Apr-Aug 1961; continuing guerilla war between rebels and Portuguese army in northern Angola, 1961-1962. With booklets in the Salazar says series of published speeches by the Portuguese prime minister Dr Antonio de Oliveira Salazar including 'Portugal and the peace' (SNI, Lisbon, 1945); 'Portugal and the Atlantic pact' (SNI, Lisbon, 1949); and 'The case of Goa' (SNI, Lisbon, 1954). 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/367

1945-1969

Newspaper cuttings on Greece, 1945-1969, including UN Commission investigation into claims by Greece that Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania assisted and trained guerillas operating in Greece, Mar 1947; creation of rebel communist government, Dec 1947, and subsequent fighting in northwestern Greece; crushing of rebels by Greek National Army in Vitsi salient, Aug 1949; protests in London on the visit of King Paul and Queen Frederika of Greece, Jul 1963, over Greek political prisoners; military coup d'etat by right-wing extremists, Apr 1967; failure of King Constantine to restore parliamentary rule and repudiate the military junta, Dec 1967. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/368

1946-1968

Newspaper cuttings and articles on Switzerland, 1946-1968, including 'Swiss defence' from a lecture by Karl Kobelt in An Cosantoir, the Irish Defence Journal, Jun1950; strengthening of defences, May 1957, following the Hungarian Revolution in Oct 1956; 'The Swiss army' in An Cosantoir, the Irish Defence Journal, Mar 1965. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/369

1947-1959

Newspaper cuttings on Austria, 1947-1959, including stopping of British troops by Soviets in the Soviet Zone at Semmering Pass, Apr 1948. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/370

1947-1962

Newspaper cuttings on Eire, 1947-1962, including statement by Irish Republican Army on cessation of violence on border with Northern Ireland, Feb 1962. With copy typescript letter, sender not known, dated 22 Nov 1947 with opinions on military abilities of senior Irish officers during World War Two. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/371

1947-1965

Newspaper cuttings on Finland, 1947-1965, including Soviet proposal of pact of friendship and mutual assistance, Feb 1948; signing of the Soviet-Finnish long-term trade agreement, Oct 1959; Soviet note, Oct 1961, on joint measures required against perceived threat of West Germany. With 'The Finnish defence forces' by Rysto Hyvarinen in An Cosantoir, Sep 1964 and 'Finnish organisation for national defence' by Maj Edward Atkeson in the Military Review, Jul 1965. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/372

1947-1968

Newspaper cuttings and articles on Italy, 1947-1968, including reform in Italian army, Mar 1953 and Feb 1968. With transcript of lecture 'The functions of Italy within the framework of the defence of Western Europe' by Maj Gen Antonio Scaramuzza, Chief of Staff, Allied Land Forces Southern Europe at the Military Commentators' Circle, London, Nov 1957. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/373

1948-1966

Newspaper cuttings and articles on Scandinavia, comprising Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, 1948-1966, including copy typescript articles [by Col Walter Horn] from the Finnish Periodical of Culture and Politics entitled 'The stabilisation of Europe', 'The Scandinavian problem', 'The north in the struggle between east and west' and 'The neutrality of northern Europe', Jan 1958-Oct 1962; typescript article issued by the Institute for Strategic Studies 'Background notes on the strategic situation in Scandinavia' by Alastair Francis Buchan, dated 13 May 1960. With Swedish booklets, including Militära Fakta, 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/374

1948-1968

Newspaper cuttings and articles on Sweden, 1948-1968, including efficiency of Sweden's air force, Apr 1954; plans to make atomic bombs, Apr 1955. With 'Swedish armoured forces' by Richard Marian Ogorkiewicz in An Cosantoir, the Irish Defence Journal, Dec 1956; articles on Sweden in The Economist, 30 Mar 1963; 'The Swedish army' by Col P M Milo in the British Army Review, Aug 1967. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/375

1948-1968

Newspaper cuttings on Denmark, 1948-1968, including negotiations between Germany and Denmark on South Schleswig, peopled by east German refugees and those of Danish descent, Nov 1948; effects of delays in strengthening the Royal Danish Navy on maritime defence of the Baltic, Aug 1953. With articles 'The military situation of Denmark' by Maj Gen Erik Kragh in Danish Outlook, Jun-Jul 1954. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/376

1948-1969

Newspaper cuttings and articles on the Benelux countries Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, 1948-1969, including booklets 'L'armée dans la communaute Belge' (La Librarie Encyclopedique, Brussels, 1958) and 'L'armée de demain' (Le Flambeau, Brussells, 1959) by Lt Gen E Beernaerts; 'Efficience militaire at armée professionnelle' by Maj Gen Emile Wanty in Revue Générale Belge, Mar 1966; reduction of number of divisions in Dutch army from four to five, Feb 1957; incomplete copy of Belgian official publication 'Principles of war' [1951]. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/377

1948-1969

Newspaper cuttings on Spain, 1948-1969, including strikes and civil unrest, May 1951; articles on Gen Don Francisco Franco (Bahamonde) in The Sunday Times, Jun 1953; 'Franco's Spain' by Ian (Hedworth John Little) Gilmour in The Spectator, 13 Nov 1959 and The Sunday Times, Jan 1963; execution of Spanish communist leader Julian Grimau, Apr 1963; declaration of state of emergency, Jan 1969, and arrest of left-wing symathisers. With typescript article on the Spanish army by Capt Robert Brown Asprey, California, USA, dated Oct 1957. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/378

1952-1965

Newspaper cuttings on Norway, 1952-1965, including ban on other NATO members stationing military forces in Norway in peacetime, Nov 1952. With 'Status of women in Norway' by Helga Stene in The Norseman, 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/379

1958

Newspaper cuttings on Iceland, 1958, including dispute with Britain on fishing limits, Sep 1958. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/380-409 The USA, 1942-1970


LIDDELL: 15/5/380

1942-1951

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the US high command, 1942-1951, including article by Maj George Fielding Eliot entitled 'Douglas MacArthur: hero of the Philippines' from The Listener, 26 Mar 1942; appointment of US Lt Gen Frank Maxwell Andrews as commander of US forces in the European Theatre of Operations [ETO], Feb 1943; appointment of US Lt Gen Jacob Loucks Devers as commander of US forces in the European Theatre of Operations, following the death of US Lt Gen Andrews, May 1943; appointment of US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower as Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Forces, Western Europe, Dec 1943; article by Isidor Feinstein Stone entitled 'Marshall and the second front' from The Nation, 15 Jan 1944; death of US Gen George Smith Patton, Heidelberg, Germany, 21 Dec 1945; article by Cabell Phillips entitled 'Our soldier-diplomat in his new job. Eisenhower, as Chief of Staff, faces diverse problems in relation to our military policy' from The New York Times Magazine, 23 Dec 1945; series of three articles by Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill entitled 'The Eisenhower story' from Illustrated, Jan-Feb 1951. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/381

1945-1948

Eight US Office of War Information and US Information Service typescript leaflets entitled 'Pacific territorial recommendations of House Committee', 19 Aug 1945; 'United States fighting forces in war and peace', 3 Jul 1946; 'US War Department plan for universal military training', 11 Oct 1946; 'US Army Divisions increase in size and firepower', 23 Dec 1946; 'US Army-Navy agree on unification plan', 17 Jan 1947; 'Testimony of the Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestal before the Senate Armed Forces Committee', 18 Mar 1947; 'US Advisory Group calls for universal training', 2 Jun 1947; 'Military leaders seek preparedness to prevent war', 15 Mar 1948. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/382

1945-1949

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to US armed forces and post war defence policy, 1945-1949, including article by Capt Cyril Bentham Falls, Chichele Professor of the History of War, Oxford, entitled 'Aftermath of war: the United States and "Hemispheric" defence' from The Illustrated London News, 14 Jun 1947; article by Eric Dancy entitled 'Polar politics' from Picture Post, 19 Jul 1947; article by Roland Gibson Wild entitled 'Inside the next war scare zone' from John Bull, 26 Jul 1947; article by Donald Robinson entitled 'Does the Army want the Reserves?' from Collier's Magazine, 10 Apr 1948; article by V Lan entitled 'The militarisation of the United States' from Soviet News (Press Department of the Soviet Embassy, London, 27 Apr 1948); article by William Bernard Ziff entitled 'America's critical military position' from The American Mercury, May 1948. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/383

1946-1954

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the USA and US politics, 1946-1954, including article by (Alfred) Alistair Cooke entitled 'The US press and the libel law' from The Listener, 26 Sep 1946; resignation of James Francis Byrnes as US Secretary of State, Jan 1947; article by Joseph Close Harsch entitled 'The waging of peace' from The Listener, 18 Sep 1947; election of Harry S Truman as President of the USA, Nov 1948; resignation of US Gen of the Army Hon George Catlett Marshall as US Secretary of State, Jan 1949; article by Edward Hulton entitled 'Politics and crime in America' from Picture Post, 19 Apr 1952; US Presidential election campaign, 1952; article by Robert Raymond entitled 'The Yanks in England' from Picture Post, 28 Jun 1952; article by Max Lerner entitled 'The life cycle in America' from The Listener, 16 Oct 1952; article by John Bertram Oakes entitled 'Report on McCarthy and McCarthyism' from The New York Times Magazine, 2 Nov 1952; election of Dwight David Eisenhower as President of the USA, Nov 1952; article by Alastair Hector Hetherington entitled 'The American Alliance' reprinted from a series of articles in the Manchester Guardian, Aug-Oct 1953; visit to USA by Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, Aug 1954. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/384

1946-1958

Newspaper cutting and articles relating to US relations with the UK, 1946-1958, including article by (Alfred) Alistair Cooke entitled 'The British-as Americans see them' from The Listener, 3 Oct 1946; article by Thomas Balogh entitled 'Why don't we stand up to the Americans?' from Tribune, 21 Sep 1951; meeting between US President Dwight David Eisenhower and Prime Minister Rt Hon Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, Washington DC, USA, Jun 1954; article by Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill entitled 'A kind word for Uncle Sam' from Truth, 4 Feb 1955; meeting between US President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan, Bermuda, Mar 1957. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/385

1946-1963

Newspaper cuttings relating to US military bases overseas, 1946-1963, including development of Manus Island, Admiralty Islands, Pacific Ocean, as a US naval base, Aug 1952; US defence agreement with Spain, Sep 1953; removal of Jupiter missiles from Italy, Jan 1963; establishment of USAF base at Thule, Greenland, Jan 1963; reduction in numbers of US aircraft stationed in the UK, Nov 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/386

1947-1967

Papers relating to US armed forces and defence policy, 1947-1967, including US Information Service typescript leaflet entitled 'Broadcast on US policy in Japan', 17 Jan 1947; typescript extract of article by Professor Freiherr Heydte entitled 'Summary of Spain: base or redoubt? The Spanish-American Defence Treaty and the question of a peripheric defence of Europe' from Wehrkunde, Oct 1954; typescript transcript of BBC radio broadcast by (Alfred) (Alfred) Alistair Cooke entitled Letter from America, 23 Jun 1955; typescript extract article by Arthur Twining Hadley entitled 'Low-yield atomic weapons: a new military dimension' from The Reporter, 19 Apr 1956; typescript text of speech by US Senator Barry Morris Goldwater entitled 'A case for victory' given at the annual meeting of the Virginia State Bar Association, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, USA, 5 Aug 1961; typescript article by US Col R D Hainl, Jr, US Marine Corps, entitled 'The right to fight' [1965]; typescript account by Jac Weller entitled 'Southern military trip', on a tour of US military bases in the southern states of the USA, 12-21 Jun 1967. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/387

1948-1951

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to US armed forces and defence policy, 1948-1951, including article by Robert Wood Johnson entitled 'The Maginot Line of America' from Harper's Magazine, Aug 1948; US Navy withdrawal from Tsingtao (Qingdao) naval base, Shandong, China, Feb 1949; article by Hanson Weightman Baldwin entitled 'The decline of American armour' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Jan 1950; US combined land, sea and air Exercise PORTREX, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Mar 1950; speculation on the creation of Alaska as the forty-ninth US state, Jul 1950; article by Garrett Underhill and Ronald Schiller entitled 'The tragedy of the US army' from Look, 13 Feb 1951; article by Hamilton A Long entitled 'The B 36 is a tanker' from The Freeman, Mar 1951. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/388

1950-1954

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to US armed forces and defence policy, 1950-1954, including deployment of US M48 Patton medium tanks in Korea, Sep 1950; two articles by Joseph Wright Alsop and Stewart (Johonnot Oliver) Alsop entitled 'Are American weapons good enough?' and 'What's wrong with the Army?' from The Saturday Evening Post, Mar-Apr 1951; article by Capt Cyril Bentham Falls, Chichele Professor of the History of War, Oxford, entitled 'Impressions of an American tour' from The Illustrated London News, 25 Oct 1952; increase in numbers of USAF aircraft deployed to bases in the UK, May 1952; retirement of US Gen of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley, Aug 1953; article by Nigel Harvey entitled 'US aims in Europe' from The New Statesman and Nation, 24 Oct 1953; article by Hanson Weightman Baldwin entitled 'Strategy of restraint or chaos unlimited' from Combat Forces Journal, Jan 1954; article by US Cdr Ralph E Williams entitled 'The great debate: 1954' from United States Naval Institute Proceedings, Mar 1954; article by George Fielding Eliot entitled 'The "new look" in US military policy' from The Listener, 24 Jun 1954; article by Hanson Weightman Baldwin entitled 'Is time on our side-or Russia's?' from The New York Times Magazine, 1 Aug 1954. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/389

1951-1968

Publications relating to US armed forces and defence policy, 1951-1968, including edition of Life with article by Charles John Vincent Murphy entitled 'The war we may fight', 28 May 1951; article by US Gen Joseph Lawton Collins, US Army Chief of Staff, entitled 'Stress the fundamentals. The simple principles behind the US Army's concept of organisation and attack' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Nov 1952; article by Theodore Harold White entitled 'The atomic battlefield: conversation with a soldier' reprinted from The Reporter, 10 Feb 1955; booklet entitled Study of Airpower. Hearings before the Subcommittee on the Air Force of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate (US Government Printing Office, Washington DC, USA, 1956); volume entitled 56 Progress. United States Army Reports (US Government Printing Office, Washington DC, USA, 1956); article by Anthony Leviero entitled 'The Army's case against Fortress America' reprinted from The Reporter, 6 Sep 1956; booklet entitled Field expedient handbook (US Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, USA) [1965]; edition of The National Guardsman with article by Jac Weller entitled 'Gun ships. Key to a new kind of war', Oct 1968. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/390

1955-1959

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to US armed forces and defence policy, 1955-1959, including article by Richard Halworth Rovere entitled 'The President's peace department' from Spectator, 1 Apr 1955; retirement of US Gen Matthew Bunker Ridgway as Army Chief of Staff, May 1955; launch of nuclear powered submarine USS SEAWOLF, Groton, Connecticut, USA, Jul 1955; account of Soviet Foreign Ministry press conference, Moscow, USSR, entitled 'The launching of balloons into Soviet air space by American military organisations' from Soviet News (Press Department of the Soviet Embassy, London, 10 Feb 1956); article by Anthony Leviero entitled 'The Army's case against fortress America' from The Reporter, 6 Sep 1956; completion by US Strategic Air Command B 52 bombers, of non-stop round the world flight, Jan 1957; US Jupiter space rocket launched with Explorer satellite, Feb 1958; article by John G Norris entitled 'Lessons of Lebanon' from The Officer, Oct 1958; appointment of US Gen Lyman L Lemnitzer as Army Chief of Staff, Mar 1959; article by Hanson Weightman Baldwin entitled 'View on defence' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Jun 1959. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/391

1955-1959

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the USA and US politics, 1955-1959, including US Presidential election campaign, 1956; death of US Senator Joseph Raymond McCarthy, Aug 1957; appointment of Christian Archibald Herter as US Secretary of State, Apr 1959; visit of US President Dwight David Eisenhower to the UK, Sep 1959. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/392

1957-1959

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to the development and deployment of US, Allied and Soviet missiles, 1957-1959, including test launch of Atlas missile, Dec 1958; article by Dr Tom Margerison entitled 'The anti-missile missile' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Oct 1959; article by US Capt Jonathan L Holman entitled 'Missiles of other nations of the free world' from Army Nov 1959. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/393

1958-1966

Publications relating to US foreign policy, 1958-1966, including article by Harry Elmer Barnes entitled 'The end of the old America' reprinted from Modern Age, a Conservative Review, Spring 1958; article by Harry Elmer Barnes entitled 'Revisionism and the promotion of peace' reprinted from Liberation, Summer 1958; booklet entitled United States Foreign Policy. Developments in military technology and their impact on United States Strategy and Foreign Policy. A study prepared at the request of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, by The Washington Center of Foreign Policy Research, The Johns Hopkins University [Baltimore, Maryland, USA] (US Government Printing Office, Washington DC, USA, 1959); booklet entitled A new Look at Foreign Economic Policy in light of the Cold War and the extension of the Common Market in Europe. Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy of the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States (US Government Printing Office, Washington DC, USA, 1961); printed text of lecture by James Paul Warburg entitled 'The first three months of the Kennedy administration' given at the Southern Inter-Scholastic Press Association, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 28 Apr 1961; article by Lindsay Rogers entitled 'Notes on political science' reprinted from Political Science Quarterly, Jun 1964; printed statement, by James Paul Warburg, to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, entitled 'How do we intend to relate to the world?', 11 May 1965; volume by Charles Egerton Osgood entitled Perspective in Foreign Policy (no publication details, 1965); article by Henry (Alfred) Kissinger entitled 'Domestic structure and foreign policy' reprinted from Daedalus Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Spring 1966); booklet by Victor Basiuk entitled The Oceans-a new frontier of America's Public Policy (Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University, New York, 1966). 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/394

1960-1963

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to US armed forces and defence policy, 1960-1963, including article by Ian Scandler entitled 'The Yanks could talk themselves into a hot war' from Today, 1 Oct 1960; speculation on the development of the neutron bomb, Nov 1960; test launch of Minuteman missile, Feb 1961; appointment of Professor Henry (Alfred) Kissinger as advisor to US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Mar 1961; article by US Senator Thomas J Dodd entitled 'N bomb: ideal weapon for defense' from US News and World Report, 17 Jul 1961; two articles by (Basil) Kingsley Martin entitled 'Assumptions of American defence' and 'The Kennedy dilemma' from New Statesman, Nov 1961; article by Stewart (Johonnot Oliver) Alsop, based on an interview with US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, entitled 'The two grand strategies' from Time and Tide, 29 Mar 1962; US development of fletchette small arms ammunition, Dec 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/395

1960-1963

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the USA and US politics, 1960-1963, including article by (Maurice) Christopher Hollis entitled 'Keeping up with the Kennedys' from The Spectator, 17 Jun 1960; US Presidential election campaign, 1960; article by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, US Democratic Party candidate for the Presidency, entitled 'My plan for the Middle East' from the Jewish Observer and Middle East Review, 2 Sep 1960; election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy as President of the USA, Nov 1960; article by Dr Richard Hamilton entitled 'The grim facts about Kennedy's health' from Today, 8 Jul 1961; article by Murray Kempton entitled 'The Nixon years-an obituary' from The Spectator, 16 Nov 1962. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/396

1961-1963

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to US and Nationalist Chinese deployment of U2 spyplanes, 1961-1963, including testimony of US Capt Francis Gary Powers on the loss of his U2 aircraft and capture by Soviet forces, on 1 May 1960, near Sverdlovsk, USSR, to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Washington DC, USA, Mar 1962; shooting down of Nationalist Chinese U2 spyplane by Communist Chinese aircraft, eastern China, 9 Sep 1962. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/397

1961-1966

Papers relating to US foreign policy, 1961-1966, including two typescript articles by Professor Theodore Ropp entitled 'Regional alliances and national security', 9 Jan 1962, and 'The alliance strategy of the United States', 30 Oct 1962. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/398

1962-1963

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to the US space programme, 1962-1963, including launch of Ranger III unmanned rocket, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, 26 Jan 1962; return to Earth of Friendship VII space craft and US Lt Col John Herschel Glenn, first US astronaut to orbit the Earth, 20 Feb 1962; Soviet withdrawal from 'race' to land men on the Moon, Oct 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/399

1963

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to US forces in Europe, 1963, including US air mobility Exercise BIG LIFT, the deployment of US 2 Armoured Div to Europe, Oct 1963; article by Eugene Hinterhoff entitled 'Exercise BIG LIFT'. The implications for European defence' from The Tablet, 30 Nov 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/400

1963 Nov 23

Editions of The Times, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Daily Herald and Daily Sketch, 23 Nov 1963 on the assassination of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Dallas, Texas, USA, 22 Nov 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/401

1963-1965

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the USA and US politics, 1963-1965, including article by Murray Kempton entitled 'Mr Johnson, alas' from The Spectator (14 Feb 1964); discovery of Soviet microphones in the walls of the US Embassy, Moscow, USSR, May 1964; US Presidential Election, 1964; article by Karl Ernest Meyer entitled 'Has Goldwater a chance?' from New Statesman, 24 Jul 1964; election of Lyndon Baines Johnson as President of the USA, 4 Nov 1964; return to Earth of US Gemini IV spacecraft, Jun 1965. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/402

1963-1969

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the assassination of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1963-1969, including murder of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby, Dallas, Texas, USA, 24 Nov 1963; funeral of President Kennedy, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC, USA, 25 Nov 1963; article by US Maj Gen C V Clifton, Military Aide to the President of the USA, entitled 'Hail to the Chief' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Jun 1964; series of articles by William Manchester entitled 'The death of a President' from The Sunday Times Weekly Review, Jan-Mar 1967. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/403

1964 Sep 28

Edition of a supplement to The New York Times entitled The Warren Commission's Report, 28 Sep 1964 on the assassination of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Dallas, Texas, USA, 22 Nov 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/404

1964-1965

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the assassination of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and speculation that the true assassin of Kennedy was not Lee Harvey Oswald, 1964-1965, including article by Joseph Kraft entitled 'Jackie Kennedy's new life' from The Observer Magazine, 13 Sep 1964; article by Patrick Arthur Devlin, Baron Devlin of West Wick, entitled 'Was Oswald guilty? A Judicial summing-up of the Warren Report' from New Statesman, 12 Mar 1965. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/405

1964-1965

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to US armed forces and defence policy, 1964-1965, including article by Irish Commandant G O Sullivan entitled 'The United States Army' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Feb 1964; appointment of US Gen Harold Johnson as Chief of Staff, US Army, Jun 1964; US development of Poseidon missiles, Jan 1965; appointment of US V Adm William Francis Raborn, Jr, as Director, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Apr 1965; explosion in US Titan II missile silo, Searcy, Arkansas, USA, Aug 1965. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/406

1965

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to Joseph Patrick Kennedy and the Kennedy family, 1965, including article by Iain MacLeod entitled 'Joseph P Kennedy' from Spectator, 25 Jun 1965. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/407

1965-1969

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to US armed forces and defence policy, 1965-1969, including article by Raymond J Barrett entitled 'Inter-American peace force' from Military Review, May 1967; article by John B Spore entitled 'McNamara: a contemporary verdict on seven years of decision making' from Army, Jan 1968; article by US Col John A Hoefling entitled 'For rapid reaction: the Army and the C 5A' from Army, Jan 1968; resignation of Robert Strange McNamara, US Secretary of Defense, Feb 1968; appointment of Henry (Alfred) Kissinger as assistant for national security affairs to US President Richard Milhous Nixon, Dec 1968; official visit to London by US Gen William Childs Westmoreland, Chief of Staff, US Army, Sep 1969. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/408

1968-1969

Book reviews relating to the USA, 1968-1969, including The War in Korea by US Gen Matthew Bunker Ridgway (Barrie and Rockliff, London, 1968); The Essence of Security: reflections in office by Robert Strange McNamara (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1968); 13 Days: the Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962 by Robert Francis Kennedy (Macmillan, London, 1969); MacArthur as Military Commander by Gavin Long (Batsford, London, 1969); Why are we in Vietnam? by Norman Mailer (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1969). 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/409

1968-1970

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the USA and US politics, 1968-1970, including article by US Col Robert B Rigg entitled 'Made in USA. Urban guerilla warfare: a grim threat whose man-fashioned battlefields rival the jungles of Vietnam' from Army, Jan 1968; article by Margaret Laing entitled 'Kennedy the second' from The Observer Magazine, 18 Feb 1968; assassination of US civil rights campaigner Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, by James Earl Ray, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 4 Apr 1968; assassination of US Senator Robert Francis Kennedy by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, Los Angeles, California, USA, 6 Jun 1968; US Presidential Election, 1968; election of Richard Milhous Nixon as President of the USA, 6 Nov 1968; article by Tibor Szamuely entitled 'Towards a new balance of power' from Spectator, 14 Feb 1969; involvement of US Senator Edward Moore Kennedy in road traffic accident, resulting in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne, Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts, USA, 18 Jul 1969. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/410-422 Africa, 1942 -1970


LIDDELL: 15/5/410

1942-1958

Newspaper cuttings on Africa, 1942-1958, including scheme for cultivation of groundnuts in East Africa, Apr 1948; discovery of new drug, Antrycide, effective against the tsetse fly, Dec 1948. With copy typescript letter dated 30 May 1948 on the South African elections, 1948, to 'Lance', sender not known. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/411

1953-1961

Newspaper cuttings on the Congo, 1953-1961, including creation of the new Republic of the Congo, Jul 1960 led by Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba; declaration of Katanga Province as a sovereign independant republic by Moise Tshombe, Premier, Jul 1960; arrival of UN troops in the Congo following rioting in the Congolese Army and clashes with Belgian troops, Jul 1960; dismissal of Lumumba from the premiership and takeover of the Congo by the Congolese Army under Gen Joseph Desiré Mobutu, following clashes between Katanga police and tribesmen, Sep 1960; famine in south Kasai, Congo and suspected murder of Lumumba, Jan 1961; attack by UN forces on Katanga Province, Sep 1961; attack by Central Congolese Army troops on Katanga to end secession, Nov 1961; bombing of Elisabethville, capital of Katanga, by UN aircraft, Dec 1961; account by Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien of his service as head of UN civil administration in Katanga, 1961, in The Observer, Dec 1961. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/412

1953-1965

Newspaper cuttings on Kenya, 1953-1965, mainly operations against the Mau Mau following declaration of state of emergency in 1952, including accusations of brutality against the security forces, Jul 1953, following deaths of Mau Mau followers; interrogation of former Mau Mau follower 'Gen China', Mar 1954; report by War Council in Oct 1954 on operations against the Mau Mau since declaration of the state of emergency in Oct 1952; responsibility for law and order in Kenya passed to police from army, Nov 1956; publication of the report by F D Corfield on the origin and growth of the Mau Mau, Jun 1960; articles in The Sunday Times on independence of Kenya, Dec 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/413

1958-1964

Newspaper cuttings on Africa, 1958-1962, including imprisonment of Dr Hastings Banda, leader of the Nyasas, following resistance by Nyasaland to plans to join the Central African Federation, and appointment of commission of inquiry into Nyasaland disturbances, Mar 1959, later known as the Devlin Report of Jul 1959; inquiry into administration of four detention camps of Mau Mau followers in Kenya, May 1959, following deaths of 11 detainees at Hola; creation of new Republic of South Africa, May 1961; permission for Nyasaland to secede from the Central African Federation, Dec 1962. With newspaper cuttings on Welensky's 4000 days: the life and death of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland by Sir Roy Welensky (Collins, London, 1964). 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/414

1960

Newspaper cuttings on the tour of Rt Hon (Maurice) Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister, to Africa, Jan-Feb 1960, including accusations of police brutality against rioters in Blantyre, Nyasaland, Jan 1960; speech to the South African Parliament, Capetown, denouncing apartheid, Feb 1960. With newspaper cuttings on apartheid in South Africa, including UN condemnation, Apr 1960. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/415

1960-1967

Newspaper cuttings on Ghana, 1960-1967, including dismissal of Maj Gen Henry Templer Alexander as chief of Ghana Defence Staff and subsequent rift in Anglo-Ghanian relations, Sep 1961; profile of President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah in the Sunday Telegraph, 1 Mar 1964; coup by Ghanaian Army and toppling of Nkrumah, Feb 1967. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/416

1961-1966

Newspaper cuttings on South Africa, 1961-1966, including decision of South Africa to withdraw from the Commonwealth in May 1961; UN conference in London to discuss sanctions against South Africa for continued apartheid policies, Apr 1964; British decision to impose arms embargo, Nov 1964; murder of Dr Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister, in Parliament, Cape Town, Sep 1966. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/417

1962-1968

Newspaper cuttings on the Congo,1962-1965, including reviews of To Katanga and back (Hutchinson, 1962) by Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien, head of UN civil administration in Katanga, 1961; attack on and capture of Elizabethville, Katanga Province, Dec 1962, by UN forces. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/418

1963

Newspaper cuttings on assassination of President Sylvanus Olympio of Togo, West Africa and creation of provisional military government, Jan 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/419

1963-1968

Newspaper cuttings on Africa, 1963-1968, including articles on island of Tristan da Cunha, May 1963, by Rhona Churchill in The Daily Mail; massacre of members of the Tutsi tribe, Rwanda, Jan 1964, by Hutu followers. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/420

1963-1968

Newspaper cuttings on Rhodesia, 1963-1968, including threat of Southern Rhodesia leaving the Commonwealth, Feb 1964, following claims for independence; unilateral declaration of Rhodesian independence, Nov 1965, and negotiations on HMS TIGER between Rt Hon (James) Harold Wilson, Prime Minister, and Ian Douglas Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia to discuss lifting of economic sanctions, Dec 1966. 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/421

1963-1970

Newspaper cuttings on Nigeria, 1963-1970, including controversy over the extradition of Chief Anthony Enahoro to Nigeria for treasonable felony, May 1963; bombing of villages in Biafra by Nigerian Air Force, Feb 1969, following declaration of the Independent Republic of Biafra in May 1967; articles on the Nigerian civil war by Winston Spencer Churchill, MP, in The Times, Mar 1969; supply of arms from France to Biafra, May 1969; ceasefire ordered by Gen Philip Effiong, commander of Biafran forces, Jan 1970; starvation suffered by Biafran refugees in Owerri, Jan 1970. With 'Nigeria, country of the future' by Hervé Laroche issued by the British and French Bank Ltd, London (Smith and Ouzman Ltd, London, [1964]). 1 file


LIDDELL: 15/5/422

1964

Newspaper cuttings on Tanganyika and Zanzibar, 1964, including Communist military coup in Zanzibar, Jan 1964, and declaration of new government; mutiny of troops of 1 and 2 Bn Tanganyika Rifles against British officers, Jan 1964. 1 file

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