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

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

References on this page: LIDDELL: 15/5/568-590


Liddell Hart: 15/5/568-572 R Adm Henry Effingham Eccles, US Navy, on logistics, Cuba and Vietnam, 1952-1968


Liddell Hart: 15/5/568

1950-1969

Papers relating to US R Adm Henry Effingham Eccles, 1950-1969, including typescript letter from Eccles to US Col George Cooper Reinhardt on the aftermath of the Cuban missile crisis, Feb 1963; typescript article by Ware Adams entitled 'Political-military relationships' [1965]. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/569

1952-1958

Typescript papers by US R Adm Henry Effingham Eccles, 1952-1958, including article entitled 'Token forces in the defense of political frontiers', Nov 1952; article entitled 'Logistic readiness', Jan 1953; article entitled 'Logistics and strategy', Oct 1957; article entitled 'The study of war: a challenge to scholars', Jul 1958; memorandum entitled 'Fundamental studies in the art of war', Jul 1958; article entitled 'The study of war', Sep 1958. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/570

1959-1960

Typescript papers by US R Adm Henry Effingham Eccles, 1959-1960, including article entitled 'Some fundamentals of modern war', Jan 1959; memorandum entitled 'Notes on logistics research and education', Feb 1959; memorandum entitled 'Notes on discussion of "Strategy in the Pacific"', Mar 1959; article entitled 'Logistics: conditio sine qua non for NATO defence', Feb 1960; article entitled 'National defense concepts', Mar 1960; memorandum entitled 'Notes on sound military decision', Aug 1960; memorandum entitled 'The major features of a free society', Sep 1960; memorandum entitled 'Notes on functional forces', Oct 1960; article entitled 'National defense and discipline in a free society', Nov 1960; article entitled 'Functional forces, a comment on military semantics', Dec 1960; article entitled 'Deterrence and strategy' [1960]. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/571

1962-1968

Typescript papers by US R Adm Henry Effingham Eccles, 1962-1968, including article entitled 'The logistics aspects of command control systems', Mar 1962; article entitled 'Military theory and education', Nov 1962; article entitled 'The realities of nuclear command control', Feb 1963; article entitled 'Cuba, October 1962', Mar 1963; book chapter entitled 'Summary of major concepts', published in Military concepts and philosophy (Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1965); memorandum entitled 'Notes on Vietnam protests', May 1967; memorandum entitled 'Notes on military theory', Aug 1967; article entitled 'Problems of change', Oct 1967; article entitled 'Logistics, systems analysis and military management', Oct 1967; memorandum entitled 'Note on power', Jan 1968. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/572

1962-1968

Three articles by US R Adm Henry Effingham Eccles, reprinted from the Naval Research Logistics Quarterly (1962-1968), entitled 'The logistics aspects of command and control systems' (Jun 1962), 'The study of military management' (Dec 1966) and 'Some notes on military theory' (Mar 1968). 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/573-578 Cuba, 1959 -1969


Liddell Hart: 15/5/573

1959-1962

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to Cuba and the Bay of Pigs incident, 1959-1962, including execution of former supporters of ex-President Fulgencio Batistá, Cuba, Jan 1959; article by Paul Johnson entitled 'A Caribbean Suez?' from New Statesman, 9 Jul 1960; nationalisation by Cuban Prime Minister Dr Fidel Castro of US-owned companies in Cuba, 7 Aug 1960; mobilisation of Cuban anti-invasion militia, 30 Oct 1960; announcement by US President Dwight David Eisenhower of US determination to defend the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1 Nov 1960; severance of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the USA, 3 Jan 1961; landing of Cuban, anti-Castro, forces, Cochinos Bay (the Bay of Pigs), 17 Apr 1961; military defeat of Cuban rebels by Castro's forces, 20 Apr 1961; speculation on US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) involvement in the Bay of Pigs incident, 22 Apr 1961; imposition of US trade embargo on Cuba, Feb 1962. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/574

1961-1965

Papers and publications relating to the Bay of Pigs incident, Apr 1961, including typescript article by US R Adm Henry Effingham Eccles entitled 'Notes on the Cuban crisis of April 1961', 12 Jul 1961; article by Albert Wohlstetter and Roberta Wohlstetter entitled 'Case study: controlling the risks in Cuba', reprinted from Adelphi Papers, Apr 1965. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/575

1962 Sep-Dec

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to the Cuban missile crisis, Oct 1962, including US imposition of a partial blockade of Cuba, 22 Oct 1962; publication of US military intelligence photographs of missile sites in Cuba, 24 Oct 1962; US imposition of a total blockade of Cuba, 24 Oct 1962; negotiations between U Thant, Secretary-General of the UN, and US and Soviet delegates to the UN on Cuba, 26 Oct 1962; article by Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, entitled 'Can nuclear war be prevented' from New Statesman, 26 Oct 1962; announcement by Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Soviet Prime Minister, for Soviet supply ships to avoid US blockaded area around Cuba, 27 Oct 1962; speculation on US invasion of Cuba, 27 Oct 1962; announcement by Khrushchev of the removal of Soviet missiles from Cuba and the dismantling of the launch sites, 28 Oct 1962; article by Karl Ernest Meyer entitled 'Back from the abyss' from New Statesman, 2 Nov 1962. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/576

1963

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to Cuba, 1963, including article by (Basil) Kingsley Martin entitled 'Ethics of war' from New Statesman, 12 Jul 1963; article by French R Adm Adolphe Auguste Marie Lepotier entitled 'NATO after Cuba and Nassau' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Dec 1963. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/577

1964-1965

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to Cuba, 1964-1965, including article by Roger Hilsman, former US Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, entitled 'Cuba: when the world held its breath' from the Weekend Telegraph magazine, 8 Nov 1964; article by Roberta Wohlstetter entitled 'Cuba and Pearl Harbor: hindsight and foresight' reprinted from Foreign Affairs, Jul 1965. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/578

1966-1969

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to Cuba, 1966-1969, including article by Hugh Swynnerton Thomas entitled 'Paradoxes of Castro's Cuba. As life gets better, the queue for US grows' from New Statesman, 26 Aug 1966; series of four articles by US Senator Robert Francis Kennedy entitled 'The Cuba crisis' from The Times, Oct-Nov 1968. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/579-590 South East Asia,1963-1971, including Vietnam, 1963-1971, Laos 1963-1969, Indonesia, 1963-1965 and Burma, 1963-1964


Liddell Hart: 15/5/579

1963-1964

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to South-East Asia, 1963-1964, including imposition of martial law in South Vietnam by President Ngo Dinh Diem, 21 Aug 1963; assassination of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu in military coup d'état, 2 Nov 1963; overthrow of South Vietnamese Gen Duong Van Minh in coup d'état led by Maj Gen Nguyen Khanh, 30 Jan 1964; resignation of Roger Hilsman, US Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs, 26 Feb 1964; resignation of Souvanna Phouma, Prime Minister of Laos, 19 Apr 1964; sinking of North Vietnamese torpedo boat by the USS MADDOX, Gulf of Tonkin (Tongking), 2 Aug 1964; bombing of four North Vietnamese naval bases by US carrier-borne aircraft from USS TICONDEROGA and USS CONSTELLATION, 5 Aug 1964; resignation of South Vietnamese President Maj Gen Nguyen Khanh, 25 Aug 1964. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/580

1963-1964

Publications relating to South-East Asia, 1963-1964, including article by Stanley Karnow entitled 'The trouble with the Nhus' from The Sunday Times Magazine, 13 Oct 1963; article by Brig Gen Oudone Sananikone, Royal Lao Army, entitled 'Laos: case study in civic action' from Military Review, Dec 1963; article by Maj Edgar O'Ballance, Territorial Army, entitled 'Indonesia' from Military Review, Dec 1963; article by Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, entitled 'War and atrocity in Vietnam' from Views, Spring 1964; article by Bernard B Fall entitled '1954-1964: full circle in Vietnam' from The Spectator, 8 May 1964; article by US Maj William A Smith, Jr, entitled 'The strategic hamlet program in Vietnam' from Military Review, May 1964; article by Julian Michael Gordon Critchley, MP, entitled 'The war that cannot be won' from The Spectator, 28 Aug 1964; article by Denis Warner entitled 'The small but ugly war' from the Weekend Telegraph magazine, 25 Sep 1964; article by Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall entitled 'Fighting a sticky war' from The New Leader, 3 Aug 1964. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/581

1965 Jan-Aug

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to South-East Asia, Jan-Aug 1965, including article by Karl Ernest Meyer entitled 'The unreal Vietnam War' from New Statesman, 1 Jan 1965; article by Frank Robertson entitled '7th Fleet' from The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, 18 Jan 1965; appointment of Maj Gen Tran Van Minh as Commander-in-Chief, South Vietnamese armed forces, 21 Feb 1965; US Operation ROLLING THUNDER, the strategic bombing of targets in North Vietnam, 2 Mar 1965; pamphlet by James Paul Warburg entitled Vietnam. A Proposal for the Modification of the President's Policy (Current Affairs Press, New York, Apr 1965); article by James Mossman entitled 'Saigon: the eleventh hour' from New Statesman (2 Apr 1965); announcement by Rt Hon Sir Robert (Gordon) Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, of the deployment of Australian troops to Vietnam, 29 Apr 1965; article by Neville Brown entitled 'The Vietnam build-up' from New Statesman, 11 Jun 1965. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/582

1965

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to the use of chemical weapons by US forces in Vietnam, 1965, including reports on the US use of napalm and tear gas in Vietnam, Mar 1965; announcement by (David) Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State, on the use of non-lethal gases in Vietnam, 24 Mar 1965; article by US Lt Col Walter L Miller, Jr, entitled 'Chemicals vs guerrillas' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Mar 1965; article by Capt Cyril Bentham Falls entitled 'Gas' from The Illustrated London News, 3 Apr 1965. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/583

1965

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to the Vietnam War, 1965, including article by Andrew Kopkind entitled 'Major war in Asia?' from New Statesman, 30 Jul 1965; article by Neville Brown entitled 'Stalemate in Vietnam' from New Statesman, 5 Nov 1965; deployment of US nuclear powered aircraft-carrier USS ENTERPRISE to the Far East, Nov 1965; article by Sanford Gottlieb entitled 'Vietnam: debate' from Saturday Review, 18 Dec 1965; US use of defoliants in South Vietnam, Dec 1965. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/584

1965-1966

Publications relating to the Vietnam War, 1965-1966, including British Information Services booklet entitled Vietnam (HMSO, London, Aug 1965); booklet by John McDermott entitled Vietnam Profile. A History of the Vietnam Conflict and its Origins (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, London, 1965); booklet by John Burns Hynd, MP, entitled Vietnam Legion? A New Communist Defamation Campaign (Independent Information Centre, London, 1966); edition of Vietnam documents, No. 7 with article by Carl Oglesby entitled 'Let us shape the future' (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, London, Jan 1966). 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/585

1965-1969

Papers relating to the Vietnam War, 1965-1969, including three typescript articles by Theodore Ropp entitled 'Vietnam: some unexplained problems', 'Vietnam: our first war year' and 'The Vietnam war', 1965-1966; typescript notes and three articles by US R Adm Henry Effingham Eccles entitled 'The Vietnam hurricane or the Pentagon in the eye of the storm', 'Insurgency in Vietnam: a test of the American reputation' and 'Can the USA afford Robert McNamara?', 1966-1969; facsimiles of letter to Liddell Hart, map of South Vietnam and US Army memorandum entitled 'Analysis of Republic of Korea Forces, Vietnam small unit tactics', 29 Sep 1967, from US Col James Harvey Short, Senior Liaison Officer, Capital Republic of Korea (ROK) Infantry Div, South Vietnam, Sep 1967-Feb 1968; typescript article by Jac Weller entitled 'Vietnam revisited', Jun 1968. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/586

1966

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the Vietnam War, 1966, including article by Roderick MacFarquar entitled 'The chaos in Vietnam' from New Statesman, 15 Apr 1966; article by Sam Lipski entitled 'The Diggers of Bien Hoa' from The Bulletin, 23 Apr 1966; article by (Gordon) Malcolm Rutherford entitled 'Can America pull out?' from Spectator, 20 May 1966; article by Russell Reading Braddon entitled 'After Vietnam: China's conquest of the eastern hemisphere' from Weekend Telegraph magazine, 10 Jun 1966; article by (Alfred) Alistair Cooke entitled 'The bombing in Vietnam' from The Listener, 7 Jul 1966; article by Sir Robert (Grainger Ker) Thompson entitled 'America fights the wrong war' from Spectator, 12 Aug 1966; article by Rt Hon (John) Enoch Powell, MP, entitled 'Vietnam: the road to peace' from Spectator, 19 Aug 1966. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/587

1967

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the Vietnam War, 1967, including pamphlet by James Paul Warburg entitled Vietnam. What Patriotism may demand of us (Current Affairs Press, New York, Jan 1967); article by Gavin David Young entitled 'Viewpoints on Vietnam' from New Statesman, 10 Feb 1967; article by Richard West entitled 'Pacification in the South' from New Statesman, 3 Mar 1967; address to the US Congress by US Gen William Childs Westmoreland, commander of US Military Assistance Command in Vietnam (MACV), 28 Apr 1967; article by Andrew Kopkind entitled 'Vietnam: invasion of the North?' from New Statesman, 5 May 1967; US military operations in the Mekong Delta, South Vietnam, May 1967; article by Rt Hon Sir Alec (Alexander Frederick) Douglas-Home entitled 'How to end the war' from Spectator, 11 Aug 1967. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/588

1968

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the Vietnam War, 1968, including attack on US Marine Corps firebase at Khe Sanh by units of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA), Jan 1968; launch of the 'Tet offensive' by the North Vietnamese Army (NVA)and the Viet Cong (VC) against US forces and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), South Vietnam, 31 Jan 1968; article by US Lt Col Kenneth D Mertel entitled 'Airmobile firepower' from Army, Jan 1968; article by Paul Johnson entitled 'America's Suez?' from New Statesman, 9 Feb 1968; appointment of Clark McAdams Clifford as US Secretary of Defense, Mar 1968; replacement of US Gen William Childs Westmoreland as commander of US Military Assistance Command in Vietnam (MACV) by US Gen Creighton Williams Abrams, 10 Apr 1968; article by US Gen Bruce C Clarke entitled 'Negotiations: Korean lessons' from Military Review, Jun 1968; article by Craig McGregor entitled 'Australia's Vietnam mess' from New Statesman, 6 Dec 1968. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/589

1968

Typescript file of papers entitled 'In the Moot Supreme Court of the United States. Gary Pace, petitioner and appellant v. The Moot Attorney General of the United States, defendant and respondent', a legal case discussing the legality of regulations for conscription into the US armed forces and subsequent service in Vietnam [1968]. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/5/590

1969-1971

Newspaper cuttings, book reviews and articles relating to the Vietnam War, 1969, including article by Marc Riboud entitled 'Life in the land of Uncle Ho' from The Sunday Times Magazine, 2 Feb 1969; announcement by US President Richard Milhous Nixon on the withdrawal of 25,000 US forces from Vietnam, 8 Jun 1969; US use of 'Agent Orange' defoliants on forested areas of South Vietnam, Aug 1969; reports of US atrocities against Vietnamese civilians in South Vietnam, Sep-Nov 1969; speculation on the court martial of US Lt William J Calley, Jr, in command of US forces involved in the massacre of South Vietnamese civilians, in Mar 1968, at My Lai, Quang Ngai province, South Vietnam, Nov 1969; article by Paul Johnson entitled 'Vietnam: time to lose a war' from New Statesman, 7 Nov 1969; indictment of US Maj Gen Samuel W Koster, former commander of the 23 (Americal) Infantry Div, for dereliction of duty during operations in Mar 1968 at My Lai, South Vietnam, 17 Mar 1970. 2 files

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