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

Papers relating to the development of the tank and The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959)

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LIDDELL HART: 9/28/1 Papers relating to the development of the tank and The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959)



LIDDELL HART: 9/28/1-35 The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959)


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/1

1948-1953

Manuscript of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 1, part 1. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/2

1948-1956

Typescript of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 1, part 1. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/3

1948

Typescript printer's copy of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 1, part 1. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/4

1948-1949

Manuscript of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 1, part 2. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/5

[1948-1949]

Typescript of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 1, part 2. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/6

1948-1949

Typescript printer's copy of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 1, part 2. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/7-9

[1949]

Galley proofs of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 1. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/10

[1949]

Page proofs of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 1. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/11

[1950]

Manuscript of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 2. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/12

1953-1957

Typescript of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 2. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/13

1957

Typescript printer's copy of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 2. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/14-17

1958

Galley proofs of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 2. 4 files


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/18-20

[1958]

Page proofs of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 2. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/21

1950-1959

Papers relating to the Preface and Conclusion of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), including typescript copy of a letter from Col Thomas Cecil Arthur Clarke, HQ, British Army of the Rhine, comparing the leadership and tactical abilities of Maj Gen Sir Percy (Cleghorn Stanley) Hobart with German FM Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, published in The Tank, May 1950; typescript articles by LIDDELL HART entitled 'Tank warfare-and its future, 29 Aug 1950, 'Have armoured forces a future?' [1952], 'The need for new tactics and tactical organisation', 12 Mar 1953; typescript copy of a letter to Maj Gen Nigel William Duncan on facts mentioned in the Conclusion, 19 Jun 1958. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/22

1942-1958

Papers relating to the Appendices of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), including typescript tables entitled 'Comparative table of tanks used by the Tank Corps, Royal Tank Corps and Royal Tank Regiment, 1916-1951', from Publications Section, Royal Armoured Corps Centre, Bovington, Dorset, Feb 1952; typescript notes, dated Jan 1958, on the adoption of the black beret as the official headdress of the Royal Tank Corps, Mar 1924; correspondence with Lt Gen Sir Charles (Noel Frank) Broad, Lt Gen Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel, Maj Gen John Frederick Charles Fuller, Maj Gen Frederick Elliot Hotblack and Maj Gen Douglas Henry Pratt; Jan-Mar 1958. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/23

1951-1958

Papers relating to maps reproduced in The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), including correspondence with Maj Gen Sir Percy (Cleghorn Stanley) Hobart, Feb-Jun 1951, and Kenneth Parker, Cassell and Company Limited, Nov 1957-Sep 1958. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/24

1946-1958

Papers relating to the illustrations for The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), including correspondence with Lt Col Donald John MacLeod, Royal Tank Regiment, Aug 1946, Maj Gen Sir Percy (Cleghorn Stanley) Hobart, Jan-Mar 1952, Kenneth Parker, Cassell and Company Limited, Apr-May 1958, and Richard Marian Ogorkiewicz, May 1958. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/25

1958

Papers relating to the index of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), including galley proofs of the General Index, annotated by LIDDELL HART [1958]; correspondence with Hebe Jerrold, Mar-Aug 1958, and Maj John Dexter Masters, Royal Tank Regiment, Aug 1958. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/26

1958-1959

Press reviews of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), including reviews by Lt Gen Hugh Gray Martin from The Daily Telegraph, 15 Jan 1959; Maj Gen John Frederick Charles Fuller from The Spectator, 30 Jan 1959; Brig Derek Mills-Roberts from the Liverpool Daily Post, 2 Feb 1959; Professor Michael Eliot Howard from New Statesman, 7 Mar 1959; Professor Capt Cyril Bentham Falls from The Illustrated London News, 7 Mar 1959; Gordon Harrison from The New York Times Book Review, 12 Apr 1959; Maj Gen Robert Elliott Urquhart from the Glasgow Herald, 16 Apr 1959; Lt Gen Sir Harold (English) Pyman from The Tank, May 1959; US Col Robert Joseph Icks from Armor, May-Jun 1959; Brig Richard Michael Power Carver from The British Army Review, Sep 1959; Canadian Maj Gen Frederic Frank Worthington from The Toronto Telegram, 10 Oct 1959. With edition of L'Armée la Nation, 1 Nov 1959, and The Tank, May 1959, containing obituary of Brig Gen Edward Barnard Hankey, Inspector, Royal Tank Corps, 1923-1925. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/27

1946-1957

Papers relating to the writing and production of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), including correspondence with potential publishers Gale and Polden Limited, William Clowes and Sons, 1947-1948; typescript outline of the structure of the book, Nov 1950; contractual agreement between LIDDELL HART and the Royal Tank Regiment (represented by Maj Gen Nigel William Duncan), 17 Jul 1957, with related correspondence, 1946-1957; (see also correspondence files LIDDELL HART 1/108 Broad, LIDDELL HART 1/376 Hobart, and LIDDELL HART 1/587 Pyman). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/28

1957-1966

Papers, mainly correspondence, relating to Cassell and Company Limited, the publishers of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), including correspondence with Kenneth Parker, Aug 1956-May 1966; Maj Desmond John Newman Flower, Dec 1947-Feb 1959; Clarence A E Paget, Jul-Dec 1956; John Sundell, Jul-Dec 1956; Bryen Gentry, Jun 1957; E S Harper, Publicity Manager, Cassells, Jan-Dec 1957. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/29

1946-1965

Papers relating to documents used by LIDDELL HART for The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), including typescript lists of documents sent to LIDDELL HART, 1960; correspondence with individuals who sent original documents to LIDDELL HART, on the return of papers and suggesting the deposit of any unwanted documents to the Royal Armoured Corps Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, 1946-1965, including Maj Gen Horace Leslie Birks, Brig John Alan Lyde Caunter, Maj Gen Nigel William Duncan, Brig Thomas Robert Newton-Dunn, Brig Hugh John Barnard Cracroft, Gen Sir John (Tredinnick) Crocker, Maj Gen Raymond Briggs, Brig John Cuthbert de Fontenne Sleeman, Maj Gen Alan Jolly, Lt Col George Gaisford (with photograph of officers of 7 Bn, Royal Tank Regiment, Blackdown barracks, UK, 1944), Diana Hamond (wife of Philip Hamond), Maj Alan Charles Jackson, Brig Arthur George Kenchington, Connie Lindsay (wife of Maj Gen George Mackintosh Lindsay), Capt John Durnan MacGregor, Lady Mary Dolling O'Malley (wife of Sir Owen St Clair O'Malley), J Hilary Phillips, Lt Col William Robert Reeves, Maj Ralph John Cyprian Williamson. Correspondence with Brig Alan Ward Brown, curator of the Royal Armoured Corps Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, on arrangements for the deposit of papers to the museum, Jun-Oct 1960. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/30

1955

Typescript of chapters of The Tanks: The History of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959) by Maj Eric William Sheppard. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/31

[1959]

Typescript extracts from Royal Tank Regiment History for The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/32

1948-1958

Comments, notes and suggested corrections on The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 1, including notes and correspondence with Gen Sir Richard (Loudon) McCreery, Gen Sir Frederick (Alfred) Pile Bt, Lt Gen Sir Charles (Noel Frank) Broad, Lt Gen Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel, Maj Gen Horace Leslie Birks, Maj Gen Charles Anderson Lane Dunphie, Maj Gen Sir Percy (Cleghorn Stanley) Hobart, Maj Gen Gerald Charles Hopkinson, Maj Gen Frederick Elliott Hotblack, Maj Gen George Mackintosh Lindsay, Maj Gen Douglas Henry Pratt, Maj Gen Harold English Pyman, Brig Ralph Carson Cooney, Brig Roy Martyn Jerram, Brig Alan Jolly, Brig John Cuthbert de Fontenne Sleeman, Col Richard Michael Power Carver, Col Thomas Cecil Arthur Clarke, Lt Col Edmund Westly Busk, Lt Col Patrick Robert Chamier Hobart, Maj Gerald W Huntbach, Maj Eric William Sheppard, Capt Wilfrid Miles, Capt Norman Sims, Sir Harry Railing, G R Atkinson, Richard Marian Ogorkiewicz. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/33

1941-1958

Comments, notes and suggested corrections on The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), vol 2, including notes and correspondence with Gen Sir John (Tredinnick) Crocker, Gen Sir Miles (Christopher) Dempsey, Gen Sir Frank (Walter) Messervy, Lt Gen Sir Charles (Noel Frank) Broad, Lt Gen Sir Brian (Gwynne) Horrocks, Lt Gen Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel, Maj Gen Horace Leslie Birks, Maj Gen Nigel William Duncan, Maj Gen Alexander Hugh Gatehouse, Maj Gen Sir Percy (Cleghorn Stanley) Hobart, Maj Gen Gerald Charles Hopkinson, Maj Gen Douglas Henry Pratt, Maj Gen Harold English Pyman, Maj Gen George Philip Bradley Roberts, Maj Gen Gerald Lloyd Verney, Brig John Alan Lyde Caunter, Brig Alan Jolly, Brig Herbert Charles James Yeo, Col John Cuthbert de Fontenne Sleeman, Lt Col Rowland Fitzmaurice Eldingtoun Chute, Lt Col Patrick Robert Chamier Hobart, Lt Col John Reid Holden, Lt Col William Benjamin Robert Neave-Hill, Lt Col John Bernard Robertson, Lt Col Richard Erskine Ward, Maj Alan Ward Brown, Maj Colins Paddock, Maj Eric William Sheppard, Maj Peter Alfred Lincoln Vaux, Capt George A Lyon, Capt Norman Sims, Gavin Long, Richard Keil, Reginald William (Chester) Wilmot. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/34

1951-1958

Typescript corrections, corrected galley proofs and comments on The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), including notes and correspondence with Gen Sir John (Tredinnick) Crocker, Lt Gen Sir Charles (Noel Frank) Broad, Lt Gen Sir Harold (English) Pyman, Maj Gen Horace Leslie Birks, Maj Gen Raymond Briggs, Maj Gen Nigel William Duncan, Maj Gen Alexander Hugh Gatehouse, Maj Gen Sir Percy (Cleghorn Stanley) Hobart, Maj Gen Gerald Charles Hopkinson, Maj Gen Frederick Elliott Hotblack, Brig Harry Brian Claude Watkins, Col Richard Michael Power Carver, Lt Col Patrick Robert Chamier Hobart, Lt Col Thomas Graham Browning Johnstone, Maj Eric William Sheppard, G R Atkinson, Richard Marian Ogorkiewicz. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/35

1951-1963

Correspondence containing comments, praise and criticism of The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), including correspondence with Gen Sir John Tredinnick Crocker, Lt Gen Sir Charles (Noel Frank) Broad, Lt Gen Hugh Gray Martin, Lt Gen Sir Francis (Ivan Simms) Tuker, Maj Gen John Frederick Charles Fuller, Maj Gen Frederick Elliot Hotblack, Maj Gen Ian Stanley Ord Playfair, Brig Richard Michael Power Carver, Brig Derek Mills-Roberts, Col Thomas Cecil Arthur Clarke, Lt Col Edmund Westly Busk, Australian Lt Col N A Neal, Lt Anthony C Cowin RN, Capt Wilfrid Miles, Capt Norman Sims, Flight Lt L S King, German Gen Hasso von Manteuffel, US Col Robert Joseph Icks, S Stynes, Noel Monks, John Connell, John Grant, Henry Stallard, William Clark, Mark S Watson, Brian Bliss, Professor Capt Cyril Bentham Falls, R A Wade, J R Ackerley, A W Bacon, Donald Tyerman, P L Greer, M J Williams, K Hartley, A E Worster, Colin J Gasson, Louis S Ward. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/36-56 LIDDELL HART's Correspondence with Royal Tank Regiment Friends, 1919-1969


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/36

1937-1968

Correspondence with Maj Gen Horace Leslie Birks, including letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1947-1958; typescript memoranda by Birks entitled 'Events immediately following Sidi Barrani' and 'Siege of Tobruk', 1953; letters relating to the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai, Oct 1966; typescript career summary of Birks by LIDDELL HART, Feb 1968. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/37

1940-1961

Correspondence with Maj Gen Raymond Briggs, including typescript operation instruction, dated 23 May 1940, from Lt Col Raymond Briggs, General Staff Officer 1 (Armoured Fighting Vehicle), HQ, British Expeditionary Force, France, to Maj Gen Roger Evans, commanding 1 Armoured Div, with typescript situation report for 22-23 May 1940; letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1950-1959; typescript career summary of Briggs by LIDDELL HART, Oct 1958. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/38

1967-1971

Correspondence with Sgt Kenneth Chadwick, Royal Tank Regiment, including typescript transcript of interview between Chadwick and LIDDELL HART, May 1967; booklet entitled Seconds out! A short history of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment by Chadwick [1969]; correspondence with Kathleen LIDDELL HART, Lady LIDDELL HART, on the publication of The Royal Tank Regiment by Chadwick (Leo Cooper, London, 1970), Jan 1971. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/39

1943-1963

Correspondence with Brig Ralph Carson Cooney, including letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1946-1954; letters relating to the muzzle velocity, length and penetration of the six pounder gun mounted in World War One tanks, Jun 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/40

1940-1959

Correspondence with Gen Sir John (Tredinnick) Crocker, including notebook with manuscript notes by Crocker on the dispositions, withdrawal and evacuation of 3 Armoured Bde from France, 24 May-19 Jun 1940; letter of apology from Maj Gen Roger Evans, General Officer Commanding 1 Armoured Div, to Crocker, commanding 3 Armoured Bde, on the imminent evacuation of HQ 1 Armoured Div from Cherbourg, France, and the subsequent possibility of the abandonment of 3 Armoured Bde, due to the advance of German 7 Panzer Div, 17 Jun 1940; correspondence with Crocker, General Officer Commanding 9 Corps, Tunisia, on the final stages of the North African campaign, Feb-Jun 1943; letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1946-1952; typescript career summary of Crocker by LIDDELL HART, Oct 1958; obituaries of Crocker from The Times and The Daily Telegraph, 11 Mar 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/41

1948-1974

Correspondence with Maj Gen Nigel William Duncan, including letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1949-1958; correspondence with Maj Gen Duncan relating to Seconds out! A short history of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment [1969] by Sgt Kenneth Chadwick, Mar-May 1967. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/42

1954-1964

Correspondence with Maj Gen Alexander Hugh Gatehouse, including manuscript and typescript notes by Gatehouse on operations by 1 Armoured Div, Ruweisat Ridge, Western Desert, 22 Jul 1942 and 10 Armoured Div at the Battles of Alam el Halfa and El Alamein, Aug-Nov 1942, including criticism of Maj Gen Herbert Lumsden, General Officer Commanding 10 Corps, and of Lt Gen Bernard Law Montgomery, General Officer Commanding 8 Army [1954]; letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1954-1955; obituary of Gatehouse from The Times, 4 Sep 1964. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/43

1919-1968

Correspondence with Maj Gen Frederick Elliot Hotblack, including letter by Hotblack, dated 18 Sep 1919, in reply to article by LIDDELL HART 'Suggestions on the future development of the combat unit' published in the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute, Nov 1919; correspondence on German inter war rearmament, Nov-Dec 1946; letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), Mar-Oct 1948; typescript career summary of Hotblack by LIDDELL HART, Feb 1968. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/44

1946-1977

Correspondence with Gen Sir Alan Jolly, including edition of The Blue Flash. The Weekly Newspaper of the 4th Royal Tank Regiment, 23 Mar 1946, with article entitled 'Over the Rhine' on the crossing of the river Rhine at Rees, Germany, by A and C Sqn, 4 Bn, Royal Tank Regiment, commanded by Lt Col Alan Jolly, 23 Mar 1945; correspondence with LIDDELL HART on the publication of Blue Flash. The story of an armoured regiment (Alan Jolly, London, 1952), 1948-1952; letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1953-1954; typescript text of lecture entitled 'The soldier's lot', given by Jolly at The Pakistan Society, London, 7 May 1968; obituary of Jolly from The Times, 16 Sep 1977. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/45

1958-1959

Correspondence with Maj John Dexter Masters, Royal Tank Regiment, including letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1958-1959; two typescript articles by Masters entitled 'The ratio of force to space', Apr 1959, and 'Small atomic weapons', Sep 1959. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/46

1947-1957

Correspondence with Brig Walter Cormac Locke O'Carroll, including letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1947-1956; typescript article by LIDDELL HART entitled 'Walter O'Carroll-examples in leadership. Four episodes of the North African campaign', Jun 1957; edition of the Royal Armoured Corps Journal with the above article by LIDDELL HART (Oct 1957). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/47

1948

Correspondence with Lt Col Dennis John Edwin O'Flynn, Westminster Dragoons (2 County of London Yeomanry), Territorial Army, including letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), Apr-Oct 1948; typescript memorandum by O'Flynn entitled 'Note on the cost of producing the RTR history-and the different ways of doing it', 10 Jun 1948. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/48

1948-1959

Correspondence with Maj Gen George Philip Bradley Roberts, including letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1948-1958; typescript article by Roberts entitled 'The Battle of Alam Halfa', Jun 1955. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/49

[1925]-1953

Correspondence with Maj Eric William Sheppard, Royal Tank Corps, including typescript notes by LIDDELL HART on Sheppard's Short History of the British Army (Constable, London, 1940); letters on Sheppard's appointment as war correspondent for the Daily Herald, Dec 1940; letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1952-1953. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/50

1950-1966

Correspondence with Capt Norman Sims, Royal Tank Regiment, including letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1950-1957; typescript synopsis of the military career of Sims, Feb 1951; letters on the appointment of Sims as editor of The Tank, Apr-Jul 1951; letters relating to a loan for £200 from LIDDELL HART to Sims and subsequent repayments for the purchase of the Thackeray's Bookshop, Kensington, London, 1954-1957. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/51

1937-1957

Correspondence with Brig John Cuthbert de Fontenne Sleeman, including typescript copy of letter from Gen Sir Robert (Archibald) Cassels, Commander-in-Chief Army in India, to the Commanding Officers of Royal Tank Corps units in India, on the withdrawal of the Royal Tank Corps from India and the mechanisation of cavalry and infantry units in India, 5 Nov 1937; typescript text of lecture by Sleeman entitled 'Armour lecture, course no 14', given at Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, Aug 1944; typescript 'Extract from 1 (BR) Corps report...on Div reorganisation. The Armoured Division', Dec 1954; letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1948-1958; letters on the 'Pentana concept', the US reorganisation of divisions into five combat groups, following concepts outlined by LIDDELL HART, Jan 1957; typescript memorandum by Maj G H Donaldson, 4/7 Royal Dragoon Guards, entitled 'Assessment of value of the Territorial Army', 29 Jan 1957; typescript notes for lecture by Sleeman entitled 'The Brigade Group concept', Feb 1958; typescript notes on Exercise HARD AHEAD, Mar 1958. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/52

1941-1966

Correspondence with Lt Col Sir Albert Stern, including typescript copies of letters between Stern and Brig Vyvyan Vavasour Pope, Lt Col Clare Brayton Bouchier, Geoffrey Burton and C J Bartlett, Jan-Feb 1941; typescript memorandum by Stern on the development of British tanks, Jul 1942; typescript copies of letters on tank development to Rt Hon Oliver Frederick George Stanley, Secretary of State for War, 9 Mar 1940, Rt Hon Dr Edward Leslie Burgin, Minister of Supply, 18 Mar 1940, Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, 2 Apr 1940, Rt Hon Herbert Stanley Morrison, Minister of Supply, 24 May 1940, Rt Hon Sir Andrew (Rae) Duncan, Minister of Supply, 13 May 1941 and 18 Feb 1942, Rt Hon Capt Henry David Reginald Margesson, Secretary of State for War, 3 Nov 1941, Rt Hon William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook of Beaverbrook, New Brunswick and Cherkley, Surrey, Minister of Supply, 3 and 13 Nov 1941; typescript notes, probably by Stern, entitled 'Diary of efforts to produce heavy tank', on the development of the TOG ('The Old Gang's') heavy tank, designed by the Special Vehicle Development Committee, 1939-1941; obituary of Stern from The Times, 3 Jan 1966. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/53

1953-1968

Correspondence with Brig Harry Bryan Claude Watkins, including letters on an article by Watkins entitled 'Night fighting', Oct-Nov 1953; correspondence on visit by LIDDELL HART to the Royal Armoured Corps Centre, Bovington, Dorset, Jul 1968. Also correspondence with Brig Harry Reginald Bristow Watkins, Feb-Mar 1958. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/54

1953-1961

Correspondence with Lt Col Richard Nicholas Wilson, secretary to the Representative Col Commandant, Royal Tank Regiment, Maj Gen Nigel William Duncan, including letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), 1957-1958; letters on an obituary of Eric Henri Kennington by LIDDELL HART to be published in The Tank, Apr-May 1960. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/55

1942-1967

Correspondence with Brig Herbert Charles James Yeo, including letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), Feb 1954; typescript article by Yeo on the second Battle of Sidi Rezegh, Operation CRUSADER, Nov 1941, entitled 'Night attack on Belhamed and advance to Ed Duda', 18 Feb 1958. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/56

1931-1969

Correspondence with Royal Tank Regiment Association, Dinner Club and other invitations including photograph of a series of cartoons on solutions to the disbandment of the Royal Tank Regiment band [1932]; typescript memorandum entitled 'Achievements in sport of the Royal Tank Regiment in 1959'; booklet entitled Consecration of Standards of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Royal Tank Regiments and 40th/41st Royal Tank Regiment (Territorial Army) and Guidons of the North Somerset Yeomanry/44th Royal Tank Regiment (Territorial Army) and Westminster Dragoons (2nd County of London Yeomanry) by the Chaplain-General to the Forces The Venerable Archdeacon I D Neill...followed by The Presentation by Her Majesty the Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, the Royal Tank Regiment, Buckingham Palace, 27 Oct 1960 (Gale and Polden, London, 1960); newsletter entitled 'The Swinton Punch. The Bovington Charivari', 20 Nov 1967; menu of the Royal Tank Regiment Association 50th anniversary Cambrai dinner, Victory Ex-Services Club, London, 25 Nov 1967; twenty two editions of the Royal Tank Regiment Old Comrades Association (London Branch) newsletter, Sep 1963-Sep 1969; correspondence with Percy Scarisbrick, Secretary, Royal Tank Regiment Old Comrades Association (London Branch), Aug 1967-Mar 1968. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/57

Not used.


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/58-/103 LIDDELL HART's subject file on tanks, including correspondence with tank pioneers, 1914-1970


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/58

1932-1967

Papers relating to tanks, pre-1914 concepts, including article by US Lt B F Miller entitled 'Motor age. Uncle Sam's problem: mule or motor?' from US Infantry Journal, Sep-Oct 1932; two articles by Maj Gen John Frederick Charles Fuller entitled 'Ironclad field artillery. The tank idea in 1878 and its future possibilities' from Army Ordnance, Nov-Dec 1932, and 'Voltaire's tank' from The Royal Tank Corps Journal [1934]; article in French by Jacques Marsay entitled 'Qui inventa le Char d'Assaut?' from L'Armée-La Nation, Jun 1947; article by Richard Marian Ogorkiewicz entitled 'The first combat vehicles' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Jan 1960; correspondence with Brig Gerald Charles Gordon Blunt, 1965-1967, with typescript extract by Blunt, from his unpublished autobiography, entitled '1910-1911. The caterpillar trials and Caernarvon castle', 16 Sep 1965. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/59

1917-1957

Papers relating to the origins and development of tanks in World War One, including booklet entitled 'History of the Ministry of Munitions. The evolution of the first tank' [1917]; manuscript note, dated 23 Oct 1918, by Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Minister of Munitions, to Rt Hon David Lloyd George, Prime Minister, forwarding typescript memorandum entitled 'Notes on the report of a conference drawn up on Mr Churchill's paper GT2436, and Sir Douglas Haig's memorandum thereon', 17 Dec 1917, and printed memorandum entitled 'Tanks as time and man savers' [1918]; typescript copies of two memoranda by Maj Stephen Foot entitled 'Petrol versus muscle', 9 Feb 1918, and 'A mobile army', 24 Apr 1918; General Staff booklet entitled 'Infantry and tank co-operation and training', printed by the Army Printing and Stationery Services, France, Mar 1918; typescript extracts from 'HQ tanks, 1917-1918' by Capt Hon Sir Evan Charteris, General Staff Officer 3, Tank Corps, 1920; article by Col Sir Hugh (Jamieson) Elles, Col Commandant of the Tank Corps Centre, Bovington, Dorset, entitled 'Some notes on tank development during the war' from The Army Quarterly [1922]; correspondence with Col Sir Ralph (George Campbell) Glyn, 1st Bt, MP, Jan-Feb 1948; typescript notes by LIDDELL HART on a talk with Lt Gen Sir Giffard (Le Quesne) Martel on the Tank Corps in 1916, 29 Mar 1948; typescript notes by Col Charles Ernest Windle, Royal Tank Regiment, entitled 'Notes on the Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch) and Tank Corps in 1917 and 1918' [1948]; correspondence with Brig Henry Beveridge Latham and Capt Wilfrid Miles, May-Jun 1948; typescript notes entitled 'Historical note dictated by Maj Gen G M Lindsay', 19 Dec 1948; article by W F Lear entitled 'Early days at Bovington: some recollections' from The Tank, Feb 1949; article in French by André Berg entitled 'Commandos et baroudeurs de 1914. Les raids de l'auto blindée no 7' [1950]; typescript radio script by David Scott Daniell entitled 'The Mailed Fist'. The story of the Royal Armoured Corps, transmitted on BBC Midland Home Service, 8 Apr 1954; obituary of Maj Walter Gordon Wilson, a developer of 'Mother', the first practical tank, from The Times, 2 Jul 1957. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/60

1914-1948

Correspondence with Rt Hon Lt Col Maurice (Pascal Alers) Hankey, 1st Baron Hankey of The Chart, on the origin of the tank, including typescript copy of letter from Maj Ernest Dunlop Swinton to Hankey on the potential of Hankey's suggestion of the development of caterpillar tracked military vehicles, 11 Nov 1914. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/61

1928-1960

Correspondence with R Adm Sir Murray (Fraser) Sueter on the origin of the tank, including publisher's book review of Sueter's Airmen or Noahs. Fair play for our airmen (Pitman and Sons, London, 1928); letter by Sueter published in the Royal Tank Corps Journal, Jul 1938, disputing issues relating to the development of tanks previously mentioned by a reviewer of Sueter's book The Evolution of the Tank. A record of Royal Naval Air Srevice caterpillar experiments (Hutchinson, London, 1937); obituary of Sueter from The Times, 9 Feb 1960. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/62

1914-1954

Correspondence with Maj Gen Sir Ernest (Dunlop) Swinton on the origin of the tank, including typescript copy of memorandum by Swinton, prepared for the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors, 1919, listing chronologically the major events in the development of tanks [1919]; two editions of the Royal Tank Corps Journal with review of R Adm Sir Murray (Fraser) Sueter's The Evolution of the Tank. A record of Royal Naval Air Service caterpillar experiments (Hutchinson, London, 1937) and Sueter's letter in response to the review, Jan and Jul 1938; letters relating to The Tanks: The history of the Royal Tank Regiment by LIDDELL HART (Cassell, London, 1959; Praeger, New York, 1959), Jan-Apr 1948. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/63

1916-1963

Papers relating to the first tank action, Battle of the Somme, 15 Sep 1916, including group photograph of the officers of D Company, Heavy Section, Machine Gun Corps [Aug 1916], with typescript note from Lt Victor Huffam, naming most of the officers pictured, Sep 1957; typescript extracts from a notebook of Capt (Arthur) Graham Woods, Adjutant of D Company, Heavy Section, Machine Gun Corps, 30 Aug-15 Sep 1916, including names of tank commanders and crew members and casualties sustained on 15-16 Sep 1916; article by John Edward Curtis Prebble entitled 'The birth of the tank' from Lilliput, Jul 1957; correspondence with Prebble on the above article, Jul-Sep 1957; correspondence with veterans of the Heavy Section, Machine Gun Corps, including Lt Col (Arthur) Graham Woods, Maj Harold Darby, Maj L Victor Smith, Lt Arthur H Blowers, Sgt A E Blackmore, Cpl A B Simpson, L Cpl H Sanders, Pte A H R Reiffer, May 1957-Nov 1958; typescript narrative by Lt Victor Huffam, D Company, Heavy Section, Machine Gun Corps, commander of tank D9, Battle of Flers-Courcelette, 16 Sep 1916, entitled 'Flers' [1957]; article by Douglas Gordon Browne entitled 'Never before. The day the first tanks went in' from Everybody's magazine, 15 Nov 1958; article in French by Lt A E Arnold, D Company, Tank Corps, entitled 'Le premier engagement de tank' from Bulletin Cavalerie, Jul 1963; correspondence with J Wilfrid Staddon and Staddon and Lt Stuart H Hastie, a veteran of D Company, Heavy Section, Machine Gun Corps, and the commander of tank D17 'Dinna ken' during the 15 Sep 1916 action in Flers, Oct-Nov 1963. 1 file, 1 photograph


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/64

1917-1955

Papers relating to tank operations of 1917, notably the Battle of Cambrai, 20 Nov-7 Dec 1917, including typescript notes entitled 'G P Voss' account of personal experiences, Ypres, 31 Jul 1917'; typescript copy of letter by Lt Gen Sir Launcelot (Edward) Kiggell to E G Dixon, Historical Section (Military Branch), Committee of Imperial Defence, on the planning for the Battle of Cambrai, 1917; [1922]; correspondence with Maj Gen Sir Frederick (Barton) Maurice, Feb-Mar 1933; published letter by Lt Col Frederick Elliot Hotblack entitled 'A Cambrai myth?' from The Royal Tank Corps Journal, Mar 1933; correspondence with Col Alan E Scrutton, Aug 1946-Jan 1947; typescript notes by Maj Gen George Mackintosh Lindsay entitled 'Battle of Cambrai 1917', 1 Jan 1949; article by Maj Eric William Sheppard, Royal Tank Regiment, entitled 'The legend of Passchendaele' from The Tank, Jun 1949; typescript notes entitled 'Spearhead at Cambrai, 20 Nov 1917. Personal recollections by Maj Gerald W Huntbach commanding 22 Company, H (Eighth) Battalion, The Tank Corps' [Dec 1950]; typescript article by Maj Gen Horace Leslie Birks entitled 'A tank attack in the last stage of "Third Ypres"' [1954]; correspondence with Brig Henry Beveridge Latham, Nov-Dec 1954; correspondence with Lady Mary Dolling O'Malley (wife of Sir Owen St Clair O'Malley), 12-20 Oct 1955, with three typescript copy letters by Maj Philip Hamond, The Tank Corps, to 'William A' and to Rita Hamond, Oct-Dec 1917. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/65

1940-1965

Papers relating to tanks, 1918, including letter by John Lishman to LIDDELL HART, dated 5 Jun 1940, on German tactics on the Western Front in Aug 1918; article by Lt Clement Broomhall Arnold, 6 Bn, Tank Corps, entitled 'Two notable actions of Medium "A" (Whippet) tanks' from The Tank, Apr 1947. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/66

1919-1950

Papers relating to tanks, 1919-1932, including article by Maj Richard Henry Dewing, Royal Engineers, entitled 'Anti tank mines in mobile warfare' from The Royal Engineers Journal, Mar 1924; printed Aldershot Command training memorandum by Col Cecil Percival Heywood entitled 'Anti tank tactics-the use of ground as a protection against tanks in attack and defence', 4 Jun 1924; edition of The Royal Tank Corps Journal with article by Maj Gen Sir Ernest (Dunlop) Swinton entitled 'Track marks', on the insignia and equipment of the Royal Tank Corps (Nov 1925); article by Col Charles Noel Frank Broad entitled 'A mechanized formation' from The Journal of the Royal United Services Institute, Feb 1928; article by Col Henry Rowan-Robinson entitled 'Further aspects of mechanisation' from The Army, Navy and Air Force Gazette, 21 Mar 1929; typescript text of speech by Maj Gen Charles Bonham-Carter, Director of Staff Duties, on Army mechanisation, given at the War Office, London, 26 Mar 1929; typescript memorandum entitled '2nd Battalion, Royal Tank Corps. Section and company training, 1930', 8 Apr 1930; volume entitled Mechanization (Vickers-Armstrong Limited, London, 1930); typescript text of lecture by Col Sir Frederick (Alfred) Pile, Bt, entitled 'The development and future of armoured fighting vehicles', Dec 1930; printed memorandum by Lt Col Giffard Le Quesne Martel entitled 'Notes on mechanization', Aug 1932; article by US Lt Col J H Stilwell entitled 'Caterpillar or scorpion?' from Army Ordnance, Nov-Dec 1932; correspondence with typescript notes on a talk between LIDDELL HART and Maj Gen George Mackintosh Lindsay on the formation, in 1933, of 6 Bn, Royal Tank Corps, 31 Oct 1947; typescript note by Maj Gen Frederick Elliot Hotblack entitled 'The "tank" fight in the War Office', 19 Jun 1948; typescript extract from a letter by Maj Gen Sir Percy (Cleghorn Stanley) Hobart on the 1927 Mobile Force, 18 Jun 1949; typescript notes by Lt Col Edmund Westly Busk entitled 'Tank gunnery school, west Lulworth, 1922-1926' [1950]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/67

1933-1949

Papers relating to tanks, 1933-1939, including article by US Maj Gen Douglas MacArthur entitled 'The use of the machine in battle. The powers and limitations of mechanized equipment' from Army Ordnance, Jan-Feb 1933; article by German Lt Col Von Faber du Faur entitled 'Modern mobile units' from The Cavalry Journal, Oct 1933; typescript memorandum by Lt Col Justice Crosland Tilly, Royal Tank Corps, entitled 'Necessity for medium tank', 1934; typescript notes entitled 'Report on Royal Tank Corps Staff Exercise at Cambridge 8-12 May 1934'; article by Capt Eric William Sheppard, Royal Tank Corps, entitled 'Seeing ahead' from The Army Quarterly, Oct 1934; article in French by Lt Col J Perré entitled 'La guerre des chars. A propos d'un livre récent: "Der Kampfwagenkrieg" par Ludwig Ritter von Eimannsberger' from La revue d'infanterie, 1 Dec 1935; typescript 'Tank Brigade report, 1936' by Brig Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, field commander, 1 Tank Bde, 1934-1937; two typescript copy letters from Col Justice Crosland Tilly, Chief Instructor, Royal Tank Corps Central Schools, to Maj Gen George Mackintosh Lindsay, Commander of the Presidency and Assam District, India, on equipment deficiencies in the Royal Tank Corps, 12 Jul and 2 Dec 1936; article by US Capt Nathan A Smith entitled 'The tanks come of age' from the US Infantry Journal, Jul-Aug 1937; typescript memorandum by Gen Sir John (Theodosius) Burnett-Stuart entitled 'General Officer Commanding in Chief's remarks on the organisation and training of a Mobile Division and the 2nd Cavalry Brigade', 8 Sep 1937; article by 'You have been warned' entitled 'The Army, the officer and the horse' from The Journal of the Royal Artillery, Oct 1937; typescript memorandum entitled 'Army Tank Brigade Training instruction. Tank v tank' [1939]; typescript 'Notes for history' by LIDDELL HART on a discussion with Lt Gen Sir Charles (Noel Frank) Broad, 22 May 1946; typescript extract from letter by FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, entitled 'Mobile Force exercise 1934', 27 May 1948; typescript notes by Maj Gen Sir Percy (Cleghorn Stanley) Hobart entitled 'Wireless', 20 Aug 1948; article by P C Kippax entitled 'Fight for armour' from The Tank, Nov 1949. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/68

1927-1928

Papers relating to the training exercises of the Experimental Mechanised Force, 1927-1928, including printed and typescript memoranda concerning Southern Command exercise without troops, Oxford, Oxfordshire, 3-5 Apr 1927; typescript 'Standing orders Mechanized Force', 8 Jun 1927; printed memorandum entitled 'Organization of 3rd Division for the collective training season, 1927', 8 Aug 1927; printed memorandum entitled 'Demonstration of tanks in co-operation with infantry and artillery', 24 Aug 1927; typescript notes by Col Charles Noel Frank Broad, Royal Tank Corps, for FM Sir George (Francis) Milne, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, on the creation, composition and training of the Experimental Mechanised Force, Sep 1927; typescript 'Address to the officers of the Mechanized Force by the CIGS [Milne] at Tidworth', 8 Sep 1927; typescript report by Lt Col Sir Frederick Alfred Pile, Officer Commanding 3 Bn, Royal Tank Corps, entitled 'Reconnaissance Group, Mechanised Force. Report on organisation and equipment', 13 Oct 1927; printed and typescript memoranda concerning 3 Div Staff Exercise, Apr 1928; printed programme entitled 'Southern Command. Visit of members of both Houses of Parliament on the invitation of the Secretary of State for War to a demonstration by the Experimental Armoured Force', Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, 12 Jul 1928; 'Report on the result of this year's training. The Armoured Force' by Maj Giffard Le Quesne Martel, 17 Field Company, Royal Engineers, Oct 1928. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/69

1935-1938

Typescript copies of papers by Col Giffard Le Quesne Martel, Assistant Director of Mechanisation, War Office, on mechanisation, 1935-1938, including 'Introductory notes by Martel to his collected papers on mechanization, 1935-1937'; 'Notes on fighting vehicles. Present situation', Apr 1936; 'Medium tank policy', 29 Sep 1936; 'Test of tanks as gunnery platforms', 16 Oct 1936; minute from Martel to Maj Gen Alexander Elliott Davidson, Director of Mechanisation, on the need for a medium tank, Dec 1936; 'Report on visit by Gen Sir Hugh Jamieson Elles and Col Martel to see French tanks at Versailles', 27 Jan 1937; 'Notes on fighting vehicles', Feb-Mar 1937; 'Note on thickness of armour for tanks', Mar 1937; minutes of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff Research Committee meeting to consider a draft General Service specification for a medium tank, 1938 class, 14 Apr 1937; 'Notes on visit to Germany by Col Martel' [Nov 1937]; note entitled 'Delay in the initiation of the heavy cruiser tank A16' [Feb 1938]; 'Notes on tank rearmament', Apr 1938; 'Note on tank production', Dec 1938; 'General policy (armoured fighting vehicles)', Dec 1938; 'Report on visit to Nuffield Mechanization and Aero Ltd...to ascertain progress in production', 14 Dec 1938. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/70

1926-1939

Papers relating to mechanisation including article by Austrian Maj Fritz Heigl entitled 'An outline of tank development on the continent' from The Army, Navy and Air Force Gazette, 11 Jul 1929; typescript memorandum entitled 'Vickers Armstrongs 6 ton tank trials in the USA', with photograph of tank prototype, Jun-Jul 1931; article entitled 'A British amphibious light tank', author unknown, from The Army, Navy and Air Force Gazette, 29 Oct 1931; article entitled 'The new light tank, T1E4. A new development in the strategic mobility of tanks', author unknown, from the US Infantry Journal, May-Jun 1932; article by John K Christmas entitled 'Mechanization in our army today. Recent developments in automotive fighting vehicles' from Army Ordnance, Jul-Aug 1932. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/71

1924-1932

Papers relating to mechanisation including article by Lt Col John Hugh Morris, Royal Army Service Corps, entitled 'Petrol supply in the field' from The RASC Quarterly [1924]; article by Capt Harold Henry Berridge, Royal Army Service Corps, entitled 'Petrol supply for an Infantry Division in the field' from The RASC Quarterly, Oct 1924; three articles by Capt George Cumberland Shaw, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, from The Army, Navy and Air Force Gazette, entitled 'The soldier-mechanic. A problem of the times' 11 Sep 1930, 'The Mechanised Force. Need repair strangle mobility?' 16 Oct 1930 and 'Some musings on mechanisation. How mobility may affect supply' 17 Dec 1931; letters to LIDDELL HART from Capt Walter Pulteney Koe, RN (retired), on mechanisation and the denial of petrol to an enemy in war, Aug 1932. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/72

1925-1928

Papers relating to mechanised trials, 1925-1928, including typescript itinerary entitled 'Gunnery School, Royal Tank Corps. Firepower demonstration', 7 Aug 1925; printed 'Programme of the demonstration of tanks and other cross country vehicles arranged by the Army Council', 13 Nov 1926; printed 'Programme of the demonstration of experimental armoured fighting and other mechanical vehicles', 12 Jul 1928. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/73

1922-1935

Papers relating to cross-country transport including booklet by Col John Frederic Charles Fuller entitled Economic movement. The civil and military possibilities of roadless traction in the near future (Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, 1922); article by Maj Giffard Le Quesne Martel, Royal Engineers, entitled 'Cross-country tractors' from The Royal Engineers Journal, Mar 1923; article by Maj T G Tulloch, Royal Artillery, entitled 'Multi-wheel and track motor vehicles' from The Royal Army Service Corps Journal [1923]; memorandum entitled 'History and particulars of the Morris six-wheeler', author unknown, Aug 1926; article by Col Charles Newenham French entitled 'Road transport in Africa' from Tropical agriculture, Sep 1926; printed 'Programme of a War Office demonstration of six-wheeled, semi-tracked and full-tracked vehicles to Colonial Office conference', 21 May 1927; article by Capt Carl Hans Kuhne, Royal Army Service Corps, entitled 'Mechanical transport and its future development in the Army' from The RASC Quarterly [1928]; typescript War Office memorandum entitled 'War Office experimental convoy, 1932. Notes on the expedition to Southern Sudan', 12 May 1932. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/74

1926-1928

Papers relating to light tanks, tankettes and armoured carriers, including typescript article by Maj Giffard Le Quesne Martel, Royal Engineers, entitled 'Mechanisation', Dec 1926; article by Martel entitled 'One and two-man tanks' from The Royal Tank Corps Journal, 1927; typescript memorandum entitled 'Design of tankettes', author unknown [1928]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/75

1927

Papers relating to mechanised engineers, early efforts towards the establishment of the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, including typescript article by Maj Giffard Le Quesne Martel, Royal Engineers, entitled 'The organisation of the mechanical engineers in the Army', Apr 1927; typescript notes, probably by Martel, entitled 'Mechanical engineers in the Army' [1927]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/76

1938

Papers relating to the mechanisation of cavalry units, 1938, including typescript War Office memorandum entitled 'Notes on mechanized cavalry units', 9 May 1938. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/77

1947-1955

Papers relating to the Royal Tank Regiment, Egypt and Middle East, 1919-1939, including typescript notes by LIDDELL HART entitled 'How the 6 Bn, Royal Tank Corps came to be formed. Talk with George Lindsay, 31 Oct 1947'; manuscript letter, dated 12 Dec 1950, from Maj Gen Sir Percy (Cleghorn Stanley) Hobart on the formation and training of the Armoured Div, Egypt, 1938-1939. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/78

1924-1951

Papers relating to the Royal Tank Regiment, India, 1919-1939, including typescript copy of letter from Lt Gen Sir (Warren) Hastings Anderson to Lt Col George Mackintosh Lindsay, Royal Tank Corps, on the development of mechanised forces in India, 2 Jul 1924; typescript notes by Capt Charles Ernest Windle, Royal Tank Corps, entitled 'Armoured car companies-India', 1924-1925; manuscript letters from Lt Col James Colin Dundas, Headquarters, Northern Group, Royal Tank Corps, on mechanisation in India, 1927-1928; article by Gen Sir William (Charles Giffard) Heneker entitled 'Mechanisation as applied to India' from The Army, Navy and Air Force Gazette, 8 Mar 1934; memorandum from the Staff College, Quetta, India, entitled 'The mechanization of the land forces', 1935; correspondence with Lt Col Guy Percy Lumsden Drake-Brockman, dated Aug 1951, with manuscript notes on operations of 1 Armoured Car Company, Royal Tank Corps, North West Frontier, India, 1930-1932. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/79

1940-1961

Papers relating to tanks, 1939-1940, especially the Battle of Arras, 21 May 1940, including typescript list entitled 'Distribution of officers 3rd Armoured Brigade', 12 May 1940; typescript memorandum from Headquarters, 1 Army Tank Bde, Farnborough, Hampshire, entitled 'Lessons from 1st Army Tank Brigade action on 21st May 1940, near Arras', 29 May 1940; typescript memorandum, author unknown, entitled 'State of equipment of British Army', Jun 1940; typescript copy of letter from Brig Douglas Henry Pratt to Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart entitled 'A personal experience of the operations of the Army Tank Brigade (Infantry tanks) during the German offensive, May 1940' [Jun 1940]; typescript memorandum by Lt Col Robert Basil Perceval Wood, Royal Armoured Corps, entitled 'History 7 Bn Royal Tank Regiment', 28 May 1947; typescript essay by Capt Hugo Craster Wakeford Ironside entitled 'An outline of events in the defence of Calais as seen by an officer of Regimental Headquarters of the 3 Bn The Royal Tank Regiment from mid-day Wednesday 22 May 1940 to Sunday 26 May 1940', with manuscript map of the Calais area and printed map of Calais, annotated with the 1940 defence perimeters, 13 Mar 1948; typescript narrative by Lt Col William Robert Reeves entitled 'Operations of B Squadron 3 RTR at Gravelines-May 1940' [1949]; correspondence with Lt Gen Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel, Maj Gen George Mackintosh Lindsay, Maj Gen Douglas Henry Pratt and Brig Hugh John Barnard Cracroft, notably on Martel's leadership and direction of 1 Army Tank Bde in May 1940, at Arras, France, 1951-1955; typed transcript of the 4 and 7 Bn Royal Tank Regiment battlefield tour of the Arras area entitled 'Arras script', 1961. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/80

1939-1961

Papers relating to tanks in Middle East, World War Two, including typescript memorandum by Lt Col Alexander Clarence Harcourt, commanding 2 Bn, Royal Tank Regiment, entitled 'Battle of Beda Fomm, 8 Feb 1941; typescript article by Reginald William (Chester) Wilmot entitled 'The last round-up in Cyrenaica', Feb 1941; typescript notes by Maj Gen Michael O'Moore Creagh, General Officer Commanding 7 Armoured Div, entitled 'Operations of the 7th Armoured Division in the Western Desert from June 1940 to March 1941' [1941]; typescript report by Brig John Alan Lyde Caunter, commanding 4 Armoured Bde, entitled 'The Battle of Beda Fomm', with four printed maps and five printed diagrams annotated with dispositions of forces, 6 May 1941; typescript notes by Lt Col Herbert Charles James Yeo, commanding 44 Bn, Royal Tank Regiment, entitled 'Lessons from the Bardia operations' [1941]; booklet entitled Destruction of an army. The first campaign in Libya Sept 1940-Feb 1941 (HMSO, London, 1941); typescript memorandum by Maj Gen William Henry Ewart Gott, General Officer Commanding 7 Armoured Div, entitled 'Operations-7 Armoured Div, Nov-Dec 1941' [1942]; typescript 'Report on the operations of 2nd Armoured Brigade, 22-25 January 1942' by Brig Raymond Briggs [1942]; manuscript text of lecture by Maj Geoffrey John Dean, 6 Bn, Royal Tank Regiment, on armoured warfare in the Western Desert, given to officers at Lagos transit camp, Nigeria, Jun 1942; typescript copy of 1 Armoured Div 'Warning order-Operation PUGILIST, the 8 Army attack on the Mareth Line, Tunisia, 20 Mar 1943; typescript note by Capt Anthony Desmond Rex Wingfield, 10 Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own), entitled 'Brief account of the Battle of El Hamma, 27-29 Mar 1943' [1943]; typescript 'Notes on the Battle of Sidi Barrani' by Caunter, May 1943; typescript notes by Brig Eric Edward Dorman-Smith entitled 'Historical note regarding the origins of the Sidi Barrani offensive' [Operation COMPASS, 9-11 Dec 1940], 14 Jul 1943; typescript 'Account of Operation CRUSADER in Maj Gen A H [Alexander Hugh] Gatehouse's memoirs' [1947]; typescript notes, probably by LIDDELL HART, entitled 'The effect of Rommel's counterthrust in CRUSADER (24-27 Nov 1941). Evidence recorded in the SA [South African] Official History draft' [1948]; typescript article by Lt Col Richard Michael Power Carver, Royal Tank Regiment, entitled 'Desert dilemmas', published in The Royal Armoured Corps Journal, Oct 1948; typescript extract of letter from Maj Gen Horace Leslie Birks entitled 'The pursuit after Alamein', 12 Jan 1950; article by US Capt George S Patton entitled 'Operation Crusader' from Armor, May-Jun 1958. 2 files


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/81

[1944]

Papers relating to tanks in Italy including typescript memorandum, author unknown, entitled '7th Armoured Division. Operations from North Africa to the River Volturno via Salerno, Mt Vesuvius and Naples' [1944]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/82

1940-1958

Papers relating to technical comparisons of Allied and Axis tanks used operationally in the North African campaign, 1940-1943, especially the question of gun calibre and armour protection, including typescript copy of Home Forces memorandum entitled 'organisation of armoured forces', 15 May 1941; typescript technical report from Director Armoured Fighting Vehicles, General Headquarters, Middle East, to Headquarters 1 Army Tank Bde on the 'Mark II [Matilda] and Mark III (Valentine) Infantry Tanks', 29 Jan 1942; typescript copy of 13 Corps Intelligence Summary No 151 entitled 'German Mark 3 and Mark 4 tank armour', 12 Jun 1942; typescript copy of War Office publication by Maj Gen Charles Douglas Packard, Director of Military Intelligence, entitled 'Illustrated record of German Army equipment 1939-1945', Aug 1948. typescript notes, probably by LIDDELL HART, entitled 'German and Italian tanks of the Second World War' [1950]; typescript list compiled by Lt Col Richard Michael Power Carver, Royal Tank Regiment, entitled 'Tank strengths in North African campaign', Feb 1951; correspondence with Maj Gen Ian Stanley Ord Playfair, Oct 1956-Sep 1957; correspondence with Lt Col Robin Kentish Chater, Royal Tank Regiment, Dec 1957-Jan 1958; correspondence with Maj Gen Harold English Pyman, Jul 1956-Apr 1958. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/83

1939-1943

Papers relating to the numbers, repair and organisation of tanks in the Middle East including typescript report by Brig Bertie Howard Penn, Inspector of Army Ordnance Workshop Services, on workshop facilities in the Middle East, 8 May 1939; typescript table detailing numbers of light tanks, cruiser tanks, infantry tanks and armoured cars issued to armoured regiments in the Middle East, Jan 1940-Jun 1941; typescript memorandum by Brig William Watson Richards, Director of Ordnance Services, General Headquarters, Middle East, entitled 'Mechanical maintenance of a British Arm'd Div', 11 Feb 1941; typescript memorandum by Lt Col Henry Dinham Drew, acting commander, 3 Armoured Bde, entitled 'Armour piercing tests', on a test of the British 2 pounder anti tank gun against the armour of a derelict German Mark IV tank, 28 May 1941; typescript notes, author unknown, entitled 'Notes on effect of British weapons on enemy AFVs' [1941]; typescript booklet by G A Green, US Harriman Mission, entitled 'Middle East Report. RASC, RAOC, and armoured force activities, June 8-July 15, 1941, inclusive', 1941; six photographs of tanks disguised as trucks and decoys of tanks and aircraft, used to deceive enemy observers, 1941-1942; typescript memorandum, author unknown, entitled 'The development of tank warfare' [1942]; two printed leaflets entitled 'German armoured fighting vehicles' and 'Italian armoured fighting vehicles' [1942]; typescript report on visit to Western Desert by Lt Col Ralph Dudley Neville, Royal Artillery, 29 Oct-7 Nov 1942, with six captioned photographs of Italian artillery pieces, a German Panzerjäger 38(t), Sonderkraftfahrzeug 139 (SdKfz 139), incorrectly captioned as a variant of a German Mark II tank, and a Bishop 25 pounder self propelled gun, Nov 1942; typescript report by Lt Col Charles Ian Evershed Rabagliati, Assistant Director of Military Engineering (Middle East), entitled 'Campaign in the Western Desert, Autumn 1942 to date. Technical report on equipment maintained by REME' [Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers], 13 Feb 1943, with letter by Maj Gen Wilfrid Shakespeare Tope, Director of Military Engineering (Middel East), forwarding report to General Headquarters, Middle East Forces, 14 Feb 1943. 1 file, 12 photographs


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/84

1944-1952

Papers relating to tanks in North West Europe, 1944-1945, including typescript notes by Reginald William (Chester) Wilmot entitled 'Operation BLUECOAT [30 Jul-6 Aug 1944]. The thrust to Beny Bocage by 11th Armoured Division', 1 Aug 1944; typescript memorandum by Lt Gen Miles Christopher Dempsey, General Officer Commanding 2 Army, to Lt Gen Frederick Arthur Montague Browning, commanding Airborne Corps on Operation SABOT [3-4 Sep 1944], the advance from the river Seine to Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium, 1 Sep 1944; volume entitled The story of the Westminster Dragoons in North West Europe from June 6th 1944 to May 8th 1945 (Luneberg, Germany, 1945); typescript copy of note, dated 30 Jan 1952, by Maj Gen George Philip Bradley Roberts entitled 'The aims of Operation GOODWOOD' [18-20 Jul 1944]; typescript notes, probably by LIDDELL HART, listing the unit histories of 1 Bn, 3 Bn, 5 Bn, 7 Bn, 9 Bn and 44 Bn, Royal Tank Regiment and 144 Regt, Royal Armoured Corps (later 4 Bn, Royal Tank Regiment) in North West Europe, Jun 1944-Mar 1945 [1948]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/85

1940-1944

Newspaper cuttings and articles relating to tanks and mechanised forces including appointment of Maj Gen Giffard Le Quesne Martel as Commander, Royal Armoured Corps, Dec 1940; announcement of the creation of the Guards Armoured Division, Mar 1942; article by Capt Cyril Bentham Falls entitled 'Tanks and tactics' from The Listener, 2 Jul 1942; article by Lt Col William Arthur Woollam, entitled 'Delivering the goods' on the work of the Royal Army Service Corps, from The Listener, 21 Oct 1943; articles by Maj Gen John Frederick Charles Fuller from the Evening Standard and Sunday Pictorial, Mar 1943-Apr 1944; articles by Lt Gen Sir Giffard (Le Quesne) Martel from the Evening Standard, Aug-Dec 1944. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/86

1939-1963

Papers relating to tanks including typescript letter to Lt Gen Charles Noel Frank Broad from Gen Sir (William) Edmund Ironside, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, on plans to increase UK tank units, 21 Oct 1939, with typescript letter by Gen Sir William (Henry) Bartholomew, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Command, on proposals for an expansion of armoured forces, 18 Oct 1939; typescript memorandum by Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, General Officer Commanding 11 Armoured Div, Home Forces, entitled 'Organisation of armoured forces', May 1941; manuscript notes by Lt Col John Cuthbert de Fontenne Sleeman, Royal Tank Regiment, on mechanisation of the Army, the history of 1 Bn, Royal Tank Regiment, wartime 'phantom' Regiments and the Long Range Desert Group [1948]; correspondence with Maj Gen Algernon Clement Fuller on the introduction and development of radio telegraphy in the Army, with typescript notes by Fuller entitled 'Radio development in the Army', Dec 1950-Apr 1951; article by Lt Gen Sir Giffard (Le Quesne) Martel entitled 'Tank development' from The Tank, Oct 1952; typescript notes by Hobart entitled 'The 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (Royal Armoured Corps)', May 1953; correspondence with Maj Gen Henry Robert Bowreman Foote on Operation BATTLEAXE [Western Desert, 15-17 Jun 1941], Operation CRUSADER [Western Desert, 18 Nov 1941-Jan 1942] and the origins of the name 'Matilda' for the Infantry Tank Marks I and II, Jan-Mar 1954; typescript copy of note by Maj Gen Douglas Henry Pratt entitled 'The production of the Sherman tank-with central turret and all-purpose 75mm gun', 7 Jan 1958; typescript 'Memorandum on tank gunnery' by Oliver Woods, 16 Nov 1960; article in French by Soviet Col I Ananev entitled 'Armées de tanks en opérations offensives' from Bulletin Cavalerie, Aug 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/87

1941-1945

Papers relating to tanks in the Far East, 1941-1945, including typescript memorandum by Brig John Alan Lyde Caunter, Deputy Director of Staff Duties (Armoured Troops), on the organisation and formation of Indian armoured forces, 2 Mar 1942; typescript memorandum, probably by Caunter, entitled 'Defence of the North West Frontier of India and appreciation' [1942]; typescript notes, probably by Caunter, entitled 'Armoured forces in India', 12 May 1943; typescript '150 Regiment RAC [Royal Armoured Corps] (Y&L) [York and Lancaster]. Ops report for the period 16 Jan 1945 to 25 Feb 1945', by Maj Norman Leslock Learmouth Palmer, on operations in Burma, 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/88

1940-1948

Papers relating to tank design including typescript report by W B, Farnborough, Hampshire, entitled 'Report on mechanical efficiency of I [Infantry] tanks Marks I and II. 7th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment, during period 14-28th May, 1940', 30 May 1940; typescript report by Lt M C Clear, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, entitled 'Report by 8th Bn RTR. Mechanical Report on Infantry tanks Mark IIA', 8 Jun 1940; booklet by Richard Rapier Stokes, MP entitled Some amazing "tank" facts. Sensational indictment by a serving officer. The truth about guns and armour (Dugdale Printing, London, 1945); reprinted article by Stokes entitled 'The truth about tanks' from Tribune, 12 Jan 1945; booklet entitled War-time tank production. Reports by the Select Committee on National Expenditure and the Replies to these Reports by the Government of the day (HMSO, London, Jul 1946); article by Capt Cyril Bentham Falls entitled 'Was there a tank scandal?' from The Illustrated London News, 27 Jul 1946; two articles by H Harris-Jones, Senior Technical Officer, School of Tank Technology, entitled 'Armour' from The Tank, Nov-Dec 1946; article by Lt Col Ronald Angus Hamilton Walker entitled 'How new AFVs [armoured fighting vehicles] are obtained', from The Tank, May 1948. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/89

1940-1947

Papers relating to Home Forces armoured units, including typescript memorandum, probably by LIDDELL HART, entitled 'Diary of events in 7th Royal Tank Regiment. From 1 Jun 1940 to Aug 1940'; typescript copy of Special Order of the Day by Maj Gen Charles Willoughby Moke Norrie, General Officer Commanding 1 Armoured Div, to Brig Reginald Gordon Ward Rimington and all officers and other ranks of 3 Armoured Bde on the Brigade's transfer from the Division, 29 Oct 1940; typescript memorandum by Brig Harry Ripley Mackeson, commanding 28 Armoured Bde, entitled 'An Army proposal for using deep penetration to simplify 1944', 16 Nov 1943; typescript memorandum by Maj Gen John Conyers D'Arcy, General Officer Commanding 9 Armoured Div, entitled 'The cross-country Armoured Division', 5 Dec 1943; typescript narrative by Capt M A Ash, Royal Armoured Corps, entitled 'History of the 23 Armoured Bde, Sep 1939-Apr 1942' [1946]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/90

1945-1958

Papers relating to 79 (Specialised) Armoured Division including typescript memorandum by Maj Gen Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, General Officer Commanding 79 (Specialised) Armoured Division, entitled 'Memorandum on specialised forms of armour', Feb 1945; typescript memorandum by Hobart entitled 'Research and development in the post war Army', 16 May 1945; typescript article by US Maj John North entitled 'Armour in the infantry assault. A new British Army technique', Jul 1945; newspaper cuttings on the development and operational use of 'DD' [Duplex Drive] swimming' tanks, Sep 1945; typescript memorandum by Hobart, Commandant, Specialised Armour Development Establishment, entitled 'Notes on draft GS [General Staff] policy statement-Tanks', 20 Dec 1945; typescript copies of correspondence on the Canal Defence Light between Maj Gen John Frederick Charles Fuller and FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough, FM Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Viscount Alexander of Tunis, FM (Henry) Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson of Libya and of Stowlangtoft, Gen Sir Bernard (Charles Tolver) Paget, Lt Gen Sir Kenneth (Arthur Noel) Anderson, Lt Gen Sir Gordon (Nevil) Macready, 2nd Bt, Lt Gen Sir Richard (Loudon) McCreery, Lt Gen Sir Giffard (Le Quesne) Martel, Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgworth Morgan, Maj Gen Sir James Syme Drew, Maj Gen Sir Percy (Cleghorn Stanley) Hobart and Maj Gen Hon Alexander Whitmore Colquhoun Richardson, May-Jun 1946; typescript copy of letter, dated Aug 1947, from Col Alan Jolly to Reginald William (Chester) Wilmot on the lack of armoured support during the US landing at OMAHA beach, Normandy, France, 6 Jun 1944; article by Brig Nigel William Duncan, Commandant, Royal Armoured Corps Schools, entitled 'Flail tanks' from The Tank, Sep 1947; typescript notes by Maj Edward Leslie Martin, Royal Tank Regiment, entitled 'CDL [Canal Defence Light]-42 RTR 1942-1944', [1947]; typescript essay by Maj William Davisson Andrews, Royal Tank Regiment, entitled 'The Rhine crossing (79th Armoured Division)', with manuscript map of Operation PLUNDER [23-24 Mar 1945], the crossing of the Rhine, 30 Corps sector, Apr 1948; correspondence, dated May-Jun 1948, with A V M Mitzakis, inventor of the Canal Defence Light, with typescript memorandum entitled 'Brief history of the Canal Defence Light' and typescript copies of letters from Gen Sir James (Handyside) Marshall-Cornwall, Maj Gen John Scott Crawford and letter from Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Leader of the Opposition, to Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster, on Mitzakis gaining recognition for his invention, Mar-May 1946; correspondence with Brig Humphrey Theodore de Bohun Lipscomb, Royal Armoured Corps Headquarters, British Army of the Rhine, on the history and development of the Canal Defence Light, with typescript memorandum entitled 'History of 35 Armoured Brigade', May-Jun 1948; correspondence on the Canal Defence Light with Lt Gen Martel, Brig Alan Ward Brown, Brig Thomas Reginald Price, Brig Cecil William Murray Timmis, Col William Brian Blain, Col R S Ollington and Maj P E C Hayman, May-Jun 1948; typescript 'Notes on the 30th Armoured Brigade' by Brig Duncan, Jun 1948; typescript article, author unknown, entitled 'The history of the CDL', [1948]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/91

1943-195

Papers relating to the history of units of the Royal Tank Regiment and the Royal Armoured Corps including printed booklet entitled A short history of the Seventh Armoured Division, October 1938-May 1943 (Printing and Stationery Services, Middle Eastern Forces, 1943); booklet entitled The Eighth Army. September 1941 to January 1943 (HMSO, London, 1944); booklet by Frank Owen and H W Atkins entitled The Royal Armoured Corps (HMSO, London, 1945); printed booklet entitled 'The history of 4th Armoured Brigade' [1945]; published short histories of 1 Bn, 2 Bn, 3 Bn, 4 Bn, 5 Bn, 6 Bn, 7 Bn, 8 Bn, 9 Bn, 11 Bn, 41 (Oldham) Bn, 42 Bn, 43 (Northumberland) Bn, 44 Bn, 45 (Leeds Rifles) Bn, 46 (Liverpool Welsh) Bn, 48 Bn, 50 Bn and 51 Bn, Royal Tank Regiment, from The Tank, Apr 1948-Sep 1950; articles from The Tank, including 'The capture of Ahaus' by Capt Harry Brian Claude Watkins, Jan 1949, '1st Royal Tanks at Djebel Sidi Saleh May 7th, 1943' by Lt Col Richard Michael Power Carver, Jul 1949, 'Keren, the story of a forgotten battle' by Col John Terence Gough, Feb 1950; printed booklet entitled '42nd Royal Tank Regiment 1938-1944' [1951]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/92

1933-1954

Papers relating to sporting records of the Royal Tank Regiment including published photograph of the 5 Bn Royal Tank Corps rugby team, 1933-1934, from The Royal Tank Corps Journal [1934]; typescript notes by Lt Col John Cuthbert de Fontenne Sleeman entitled 'Morale-games and sports', with typescript lists of Royal Tank Regiment sporting acheivements, Nov 1951; correspondence with Lt Col Geoffrey John Dean on Royal Tank Regiment rugby, Jul-Aug 1954. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/93

1945-1947

Papers relating to post war reorganisation of the Royal Tank Regiment, and the appointment of FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, as Col Commandant of the Royal Tank Regiment, including manuscript letter from Maj Gen George Warren Richards, Headquarters, 21 Army Group, British Liberation Army, to Gen Sir Hugh (Jamieson) Elles, senior Col Commandant, Royal Tank Regiment, on the desire for an appointment of a serving senior officer as Col Commandant of the Royal Tank Regiment, with typescript memorial statement signed by twenty serving Royal Tank Regiment officers, including Brig Harold English Pyman, Chief of Staff, 2 Army, Brig Ronald Frederick King Belchem, Brigadier General Staff, 21 Army Group, Brig Richard Michael Power Carver, 4 Armoured Bde, Lt Col Patrick Robert Chamier Hobart, 1 Bn, Royal Tank Regiment, 2 May 1945; typescript 'Minutes of a meeting called by the Colonels Commandant of the Royal Tank Regiment...to discuss the affairs of the Regiment', 14 Jun 1945; typescript copy of letter by Gen Elles to Gen Sir Ronald (Forbes) Adam, 2nd Bt, Adjutant General to the Forces, resigning the appointment of senior Col Commandant, Royal Tank Regiment, 17 Jun 1945; typescript 'List of RAC General officers and Colonels' [1945]; correspondence between Maj Gen George Mackintosh Lindsay, Gen Adam and Lt Gen Sir Charles (Noel Frank) Broad on the appointment of Montgomery as Col Commandant of the Royal Tank Regiment and on the death [on 11 Jul 1945] of Gen Elles, Jun-Jul 1945; manuscript correspondence between FM Montgomery and Maj Gen Lindsay on Montgomery's acceptance of the appointment as Col Commandant, Royal Tank Regiment, 9-10 Sep 1945, with printed 'Personal message from Field Marshal Montgomery' to all ranks of the Royal Tank Regiment, Sep 1945. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/94

1945-1969

Papers relating to post war developments in armoured warfare, including four photographs showing Soviet Joseph Stalin I heavy tanks [1946], US M46 Patton tank [1948], Daimler Ferret Mk I scout car [1950], Alvis Saracen armoured personnel carrier [1950]; typescript memorandum by Lt Col Richard Michael Power Carver, Royal Tank Regiment, entitled 'This universal tank business' [1950]; article by former German Gen Heinz Guderian entitled 'The role of the tank' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Feb 1951; manuscript letter from Alan Moorcroft on future tank developments, 14 Oct 1951, with printed sketch of a tank design, Jul 1951; typescript draft article by Maj Arthur Cooper, Royal Tank Regiment, entitled 'Armour and the tank', Nov 1951; article by US Lt Col Frank F Carr entitled 'Deliberations on armour' from The Royal Armoured Corps Journal, Oct 1952; two typescript texts of lectures by Maj Gen Harold English Pyman entitled 'Armour in the land battle', given at the Royal United Service Institution, 10 Feb 1954 and 'Armour', given at the Swiss Officers' Society, Mar 1954; typescript notes by Horst Scheibert entitled 'Ideas about the organisation of a modern armoured division', Sep 1954; typescript text of lecture by US Gen W G Wyman entitled 'The leadership of armor', given at The Association of Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA, 5 Apr 1957; article by US Lt Gen Bruce C Clarke entitled 'Armored Cavalry Regiments along the Iron Curtain' from Armor, May-Jun 1958; articles by Richard Marian Ogorkiewicz from The Engineer entitled 'Sixty years of armoured car development', 21 Aug 1959, 'Tank design', 30 Mar-6 Apr 1962, 'Developments in tank design', 25 Oct 1963; printed report by Daniel Howland, J M Shapiro, R A Brown, J B Phelps, C L Wesemann and Dr William C Wiseley, Operations Research Group of the Engineering Experiment Station, Ohio State University and OSU Research Foundation, entitled 'The development of a method for assessing the effect of tank design on tank effectiveness in a weapon system', for the Combat Developments Group, US Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Oct 1959; typescript notes, probably by LIDDELL HART, entitled 'The anti-tank guided missile' [1959]; correspondence with Col Frederick Stephen Ronald Mackenzie, Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, Wiltshire, on the development of anti-tank guided missiles, Jun 1959-Feb 1960; illustrated sales booklet by the War Department and the Central Office of Information entitled Chieftain (HMSO, London, 1963). 1 file, 4 photographs


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/95

1950-1955

Papers relating to the Korean war and Malaya including article, author unknown, entitled 'Tanks in Malaya' from The Tank, Oct 1951; article by P C Kippax entitled 'Tank lessons of the Korean War' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Dec 1951; two articles by US Lt Col George B Pickett entitled 'Tanks in defence' from An Cosantóir,Oct 1952, and 'Tanks in Korea' from The Tank, Jan 1953; typescript copies of correspondence between Maj Gen George Mackintosh Lindsay and FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough, Gen Sir John Harding, Maj Gen Harold English Pyman, Brig Edwin William Conquest Flavell and Brig Lewis Henry Owen Pugh, on the use of machine guns and armour in Korea, Apr 1953-Jul 1955. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/96

1961-1964

Papers relating to Swedish tanks including article by Swedish Col Sam Myhrman entitled 'Swedish total defence' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Sep 1961; printed information booklet entitled 'Tank S Short introduction' by Bofors, Apr 1963. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/97

1948-1956

Papers relating to French tanks including photograph of the French Panhard armoured car, 1948; two typescript articles by Richard Marian Ogorkiewicz entitled 'French armoured forces, 1915-1940', Dec 1949, and 'Armour in a defeat' [1950]; two photographs of a prototype of a French AMX [Atelier de Construction d'Issy-les-Moulineaux] heavy tank, 1949; two photographs of a prototype of the French AMX Mk 61 self propelled gun [1952]; photograph of French AMX 13 tank [1952]; photograph of French Panhard armoured car equipped with the turret of the AMX 13 tank [1952]; typescript notes by LIDDELL HART entitled 'Notes of talk with General Lehr (Inspector of Armour and Cavalry)-Paris, 25 Jul 1953'; article by Maj Kenneth James Mears, 10 Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) entitled 'David or Goliath', comparing light tanks, such as the French AMX 13, with heavy tanks such as the Conqueror, from The British Army Review, Sep 1956. 1 file, 7 photographs


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/98

1942-1956

Papers relating to Soviet tanks including two typescript translated copies of German memoranda entitled 'Formation and tactics of the Soviet Russian forces', 1 Jul 1942, and 'Formation and manner of fighting of the Soviet Russian armoured forces', 1 Jul 1944; typescript translation of article by Soviet Col K Szewczenko entitled 'Tanks in the light of technical development during the Second World War', Jul 1948; typescript 'Note on Russian tank development' by former German Gen Ferdinand Maria von Senger und Etterlin, 10 Jan 1949; typescript extract from a letter by German Gen Heinz Guderian entitled 'Comments on the Russian tank forces', 24 Jan 1949; typescript 'Notes on an interview with General Fritz Bayerlein' on Soviet tanks by Reginald William (Chester) Wilmot, 3 Aug 1950; typescript notes by Richard Marian Ogorkiewicz entitled 'Notes on the Soviet T34/85 medium tank', Apr 1951; typescript extract from letter by G Underhill entitled 'Notes and comments on Russian Army trends', 12 Apr 1953; three photographs of Soviet T54 tanks, probably in Hungary, 1956. 1 file, 3 photographs


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/99

1952-1953

Papers relating to Belgian tanks including typescript memorandum in French by Belgian Capt Sauvage entitled 'Renseignements concernant l'organisation des troupes blindees', Apr 1952. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/100

[1950]

Papers relating to Italian tanks including typescript notes by Richard Marian Ogorkiewicz entitled 'Italian tanks and mechanized forces, 1918-1943' [1950]; typescript notes, probably by LIDDELL HART, entitled 'Some notes on Italian armoured forces' [1950]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/101

1948-1969

Articles on tanks and armoured fighting vehicles by Richard Marian Ogorkiewicz, including typescript 'British tanks, 1921-1945', 1948; typescript 'German armour', Aug 1949; typescript 'Weapons and mobility', Jan 1950; typescript 'Some engineering and manufacturing aspects of tank development', Mar 1951; typescript 'Remote controlled tanks', Nov 1951; typescript 'The ten ages of tank. Changing operational and tactical concepts', Jun 1952; typescript 'Tanks and armament', 1952; typescript 'Feasibility of one standard tank company and one standard tank battalion', Feb 1953; 'Recoilless guns and tanks' from An Cosantóir, the Irish Defence Journal, Nov 1953; typescript 'British tank policies', 1954; typescript 'American armoured divisions', 1954; typescript 'Lighter-weight tanks', Nov 1954; typescript 'Ground forces and amphibious operations', Feb 1955; typescript 'Strategic airborne forces', Mar 1955; typescript 'Soviet armoured formations', May 1955; 'Panzer grenadiers. Infantry of the German armoured formations', Nov-Dec 1955; typescript 'Armoured formations-past and future', May 1956; typescript 'French mechanized formations', May 1956; typescript 'Of infantry and armoured carriers', Oct 1956; typescript 'Swedish armoured forces', Dec 1956; typescript 'British armoured divisions', Jan 1957; 'Guided missile tanks' from Armor, Mar-Apr 1957; 'Vehicle with a future-the armoured car' from An Cosantóir, Apr 1957; 'Evolution of the amphibious tank' from US Marine Corps Gazette, Aug 1957; typescript 'The evolution of armoured tactics', Oct 1957; typescript 'Italian armoured divisions, 1940-1943', Oct 1957; 'The structure and functions of armoured divisions' from Armor, May-Jun 1958; typescript 'The ancestry of the tank', Sep 1958; typescript 'Polish-Russian war, 1830-1831', Nov 1958; typescript 'Hussar history', Feb 1959; typescript 'The earliest cavalry', Oct-Nov 1959; 'Naval concepts in armoured warfare' from Armor, May-Jun 1960; 'The development of self propelled artillery' from An Cosantóir, Jul 1960; typescript 'Armoured infantry carriers', Jul 1960; 'Submersible tanks' from The Royal Armoured Corps Journal, Oct 1960; 'Army fire power: improved small arms' from Engineering, 16 Jun 1961; typescript 'Armoured infantry in British, French and United States armies', Aug 1961; typescript 'Alvis Stalwart. Six-wheeled amphibious cargo carrier', Aug 1961; three articles from The Engineer entitled 'Army weapons and vehicles', 3 Nov 1961, 'Tank design', 30 Mar 1962 and 'Soil vehicle mechanics' 14 Sep 1962; 'Armoured fighting vehicles' from The Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Feb 1962; typescript 'Note on some military applications of plastic materials', Jul 1962; 'The impasse in tank design' from Engineering, 16 Nov 1962; typescript 'Failings of the weapon development system', Apr 1963; typescript 'Progress in tank design? A critical survey of the latest developments', May 1963; edition of the Joint Services Recognition Journal with article entitled 'M60 United States main battle tank', Mar 1964; typescript 'Tanks today. Current state of tank development and design', Sep 1964; 'Armament developments at Bofors' from The Engineer, 6 Nov 1964; typescript 'The first tracked armored vehicle', Mar 1965; typescript 'A method of evaluating tank designs', Aug 1965; 'Design of battle tanks' from The Engineer, 10 Sep 1965; article in Swedish entitled 'Utlandets syn på stridsvagn S' from Armé Nytt [Oct 1965]; printed information booklet by Bofors entitled 'Tank S', 1965; two editions of Interavia International Defense Review (May, Nov 1966); typescript 'The requirement for a wheeled armoured vehicle for reconnaissance and security operations', 1965; typescript 'French armor', Jun 1966; typescript 'Developments in armored equipment', Jun 1967; two articles from The Engineer entitled 'A new battle tank', 13


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/102

1948-1970

Guide books to Tank Museum, Royal Armoured Corps School/Centre, Bovington, Dorset, including Tank Museum guide. An illustrated record of the development of the British tank. Part One, 1915-1918 (Royal Armoured Corps Publications, Bovington, Dorset, 1948); Tank Museum guide. An illustrated record of the development of the British tank. Part Two, 1919-1939 (Royal Armoured Corps Publications, Bovington, Dorset, 1949); Tank Museum guide. An illustrated record of the development of the British tank. Part Three, the war years, 1940-1946 (Royal Armoured Corps Publications, Bovington, Dorset, 1950); Tank Museum guide. An illustrated record of the development of the British tank. Part Four, armoured cars, 1900-1945 (Royal Armoured Corps Publications, Bovington, Dorset, 1951); correspondence with Col Peter Hugh Hordern, curator of the Tank Museum, 1967-1970. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/103

1916-1953

Papers relating to the history of tanks, armoured fighting vehicles and the mechanisation of the Army, including photographs and maps, notably trench map entitled St Julien 28 NW 2 (GSGS 3062), scale 1: 10, 000, 2 Mar 1916; trench map entitled Beaumont-Hamel, edition 2 (printed by Royal Engineers 5 Section), scale 1: 5000, 12 Oct 1916; trench map entitled 'Target map, June 1st 1917', annotated with German positions in and around Messines, Belgium, prior to the Battle of Messines Ridge [7 Jun 1917], scale 1: 10,000; printed trench map of positions west of Messines [1917]; illustrated leaflet entitled 'Distinguishing marks of British tanks', produced by maps officer of 2 Bn, Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps, 1917; printed trench map of the Battle of Cambrai, Nov 1917, annotated with details of the artillery barrage and objectives, sent to LIDDELL HART by Capt Alan E Scrutton, 2 Bn, Heavy Branch, Machine Gun Corps, Jan 1947, with ten photographs of tanks and armoured cars, 1917-1919; two photographs of a newly built Mk V Female tank, Beardmore's Limited, Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire, 4 Nov 1917; nine aerial reconnaissance photographs of the battlefields of Messines Ridge, Jun 1917, Cambrai, Nov 1917, and Amiens, Aug 1918; trench map of Western Front, Hamel-Vauvillers, France, entitled 'Heavy artillery bombardment map', annotated with zones and times for creeping barrage, major targets and Corps objectives for the first day of the battle of Amiens [8 Aug 1918], Australian Corps sector, 4 Army, scale 1: 20,000, 5 Aug 1918; typescript facsimilies of 'Minutes of proceedings before the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors...Claim of Mr L E de Mole in respect of tank invention', 3 Nov 1919, with typescript facsimile of 'Claims in respect of "Invention of tanks"' by Sir Charles Henry Sargant, Chairman of Royal Commission, 17 Nov 1919; eight photographs of 'one-man tank', designed by Maj Giffard Le Quesne Martel, Royal Engineers, 1925; photograph of Vickers Medium tank Mk I crossing 'stepping stone' tank bridge, designed by Martel [1926]; twelve photographs of 'War Office demonstration of the progress in mechanization and scientific development in the Army to the delegates of the Imperial Conference', Aldershot, Hampshire, 18 Oct 1930; three photographs of demonstration of the Vickers-Carden-Loyd Amphibious tank on the river Thames, Chertsey, Surrey, 1931; War Office map entitled Battle of Cambrai, November 1917, annotated with British and German positions on 19-20 Nov 1917, scale 1: 40,000, 1935; eight photographs of Vickers Medium tank Mk III, Rolls Royce armoured car, Carden-Loyd machine gun carrier Mk VI and Vickers Light tank Mk IA [1931-1934] from H S Paterson, brother of Brig Adrian Gordon Paterson, Inspector, Royal Tank Corps, 1936-1937 and Commander, 1 Tank Bde 1937-1938, four photographs of Infantry tank Mk IV, Churchill III, 56 Training Regt, Royal Armoured Corps, Catterick, Yorkshire, 1942; booklet entitled Hutchinson's Illustrated Record. Allied and enemy tanks (Hutchinson, London, 1942); three photographs of the AEC [Associated Equipment Company] armoured car and three photographs of the Tantanagar Mk II armoured carrier [1944]; War Office General Staff training publication entitled 'AFV recognition handbook, covering the principal AFVs of the major powers', Dec 1952. 1 file, 93 photographs


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/104-120 Papers relating to Tank Design and Development, notably the Medium D tank, from Lt Col Philip Johnson, 1915-1966 (as catalogued by Richard Marian Ogorkiewicz, 1964)


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/104

1918-1920

Papers relating to the origin of the Medium D tank, including typescript copy of letter from Maj Philip Henry Johnson, designer of the Medium D, to Col Frank Searle, chief engineer, Tank Corps, on requirements for future tanks, 29 Mar 1918; typescript notes entitled 'Suggested specification for experimental high speed destroyer tank' [Apr 1918]; typescript 'Progress report-Medium D', 24 Jun 1918; typescript memorandum from Johnson to Lt Col John Frederick Charles Fuller, General Staff Officer 1, Tank Corps, on the production possibilities for Medium D tanks, 29 Mar 1919. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/105

1920-1921

Papers relating to the War Office Technical Sub-Committee of the Tank Committee, including typescript minutes by Capt Fitzroy Douglas Maclean and Maj John William Morsley, Secretaries to the Technical Sub-Committee, of meetings from Aug 1920-Dec 1921, with related correspondence and typescript memoranda entitled 'Inspection of aero engines for Medium D Modified tanks', 'List of modifications of the first 20 D M machines', 1920-1921. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/106

1918-1919

Eight typescript memoranda by Lt Col Philip Henry Johnson for the Chief Mechanical Engineer, Headquarters Tank Corps, France, on military career from Apr 1916-Sep 1918. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/107

[1919]

Papers relating to specification of Medium D tanks including typescript table entitled 'Comparisons of tanks' listing details of Medium Mk A 'Whippet', Medium Mk C 'Hornet', Tank Mk V, Medium D and Medium D** [1919]; typescript memorandum by Lt Col Philip Henry Johnson entitled 'Experimental progress-Dept of Tanks Design and Experiment' [1919]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/108

1919-1921

Papers relating to mechanical details of Medium D and related tanks, notably the steel wire rope suspension system, including manuscript and typescript notes on the 'Rope sprung track', with engineering drawing of the track, rollers and springs, 1918-1919; typescript memorandum, probably by Lt Col Philip Henry Johnson, entitled 'Possible alternative transmissions for "D M" machines' [1919]; typescript memorandum entitled 'Notes on drawings for Mr Carpmaels' consideration in drawing up complete patent for rope spring gear', 17 Feb 1919; typescript memorandum entitled 'Rope suspension schemes' [1919]; typescript list entitled 'List of modifications to bring machine up to date as regards design' [1919]; typescript memorandum entitled 'Proposed specification of 4 cylinder sleeve valve 100 hp engine for tanks', 21 May 1921. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/109

1918-1922

Papers relating to later developments in the design of Medium D tanks, notably rubber tracks, including typescript memorandum by Lt Col Philip Henry Johnson, Superintendent, Department of Tank Design and Experiment, entitled 'List of experimental machines in progress and suggested', 19 Jun 1919; typescript list entitled 'Preliminary list of proposed modifications of the first 20 "D M" machines', 15 Feb 1921; typescript memorandum entitled 'Demonstration of Mark "D" Modified tank and small experimental models. Charlton Park', 21 Apr 1921; typescript memorandum by Johnson entitled 'No 1 Ammunition carrier. Rubber belts', 1 Mar 1922. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/110

[1919]

Typescript report, probably by Lt Col Philip Henry Johnson, Superintendent, Department of Tank Design and Experiment, entitled 'Mechanical development of tanks in France and the Medium D Machine', with related manuscript notes and appendices, [1919]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/111

1919 Oct-Nov

Papers relating to the cancellation of production of Medium D tanks and components including typescript copy of letter from V Caillard, Vickers Limited, to the Director of Ordnance Supplies on the termination of work on further examples of Medium D tanks, 23 Oct 1919. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/112

1917-1923

Papers from Lt Col Philip Henry Johnson relating to First World War British tank designs including typescript report by Johnson entitled 'Wire clearing experiments', 28 Sep 1917; manuscript and typescript memoranda and notes on experiments on components conducted in 1917-1918; typescript notes and specifications of Tank Mk I, Tank Mk II, Tank Mk III, Gun Carrier Tank Mk I, Gun Carrier Tank Mk II, Tank Mk IV, Tank Mk V, Tank Mk V*, Tank Mk V**, Tank Mk VI, Tank Mk VII, Tank Mk VIII 'The International', Tank Mk VIII*, Supply Tank Mk IX, Tank Mk X, Medium Tank Mk A 'Whippet', Medium Tank Mk B and Medium Tank Mk C 'Hornet' [1919]; typescript notes on progress of design, control and steering, radiators, fans and fan drives, ventilation, petrol feeds, track driving wheels, track links, smoke apparatus, unditching gear and trench crossing devices, 1919; typescript notes on Daimler, Ricardo and Tylor tank engines and clutches, 1919; typescript notes on the history of the development of tank transmission systems, 1919; typescript 'Report on bullet proof steel for tanks' by Frank Charles Thompson [1919]; typescript notes on tank armament [1919]; photograph of prototype of Vickers 'Dragon' Mk I artillery tractor, Jan 1923. 2 files, 1 photograph


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/113

1918-1922

Papers relating to German and French opinions of tanks including printed translations of German and French documents, notably 'The employment of tanks by the Germans in the attacks of the 31st May and the 1st June [1918] North and East of Reims'; typescript notes entitled 'German opinion of tanks' [1918]; typescript report, probably by Lt Col Philip Henry Johnson, entitled 'Report on visit to France, May 9th-15th', 18 May 1921; typescript memorandum by French Commandant D P Block entitled 'The future of the tank', Jan 1922. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/114

1918-1922

Papers relating to Lt Col Philip Henry Johnson, tank design and the creation of the Department of Tank Design and Experiment including typescript 'Notes on development of roadless traction', 13 Jan 1919; typescript memorandum by Johnson entitled 'Notes on the organisation and working of a Government Department', 7 Aug 1919; typescript notes entitled 'Approximate estimate of yearly expenditure. Department of Tank Design and Experiment', 18 Sep 1919; correspondence between Johnson and George John Rackham on tank suspension systems, Jun 1922. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/115

1920

Typescript report by Lt Col Philip Henry Johnson, Superintendent, Tank Design and Experiment Department, entitled 'Report on the possible use of tanks in India', with sections on 'Internal security', 'Defence against tribal raiders', 'Tribal punitive expeditions' and 'War with Afghanistan', 1920; with Survey of India map entitled Afghanistan, Punjab and NW Frontier Provinces, annotated with routes taken by tanks on trial, map composed of four separate sheets, scale 1: 1,000,000 [1920], typescript memorandum by Johnson entitled 'Use of tanks in undeveloped country' [1920]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/116

1919 Oct

Six printed 'Minutes of proceedings before the Royal Commission on awards to inventors,...Claims in respect of tank inventions', 7-10, 20-21 Oct 1919. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/117

1942-1943

Papers relating to a World War Two tank proposal, including typescript specification of the 'Victory tank' by E F Ryder Townshend, 23 Sep 1942; typescript memorandum by E W E Micklethwait entitled 'An appreciation of Townshend's Victory tank', 29 Oct 1942; typescript memorandum by Townshend entitled 'Victory tank-comparison with Churchill tank', 30 Oct 1942; typescript memorandum by Townshend entitled 'Hedgehogs', on the use of tanks in fortified centres of resistance in occupied territories, 5 Feb 1943; typescript memorandum by Townshend entitled 'Great wheel suspension system for tracked vehicles', 30 Apr 1943. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/118

1915-1917

Maps of the Western Front, France, including France. Albert, (GSGS 2743)scale 1: 40,000, 1915; France. Amiens 17, (GSGS 2364) scale 1: 100,000, Oct 1916; trench map entitled France. Sheet 51B SW Edition 4A of Bullecourt area (GSGS 2742), scale 1: 20,000, Mar 1917; trench map entitled France. Sheet 57C NW Edition 5A of Bapaume sector (GSGS 2742), scale 1: 20,000, Dec 1916; trench map entitled France. Sheet 57D SE Edition 2D of Beaumont Hamel-La Boisselle (GSGS 2742), scale 1: 20,000, Aug 1916; trench map entitled France. Sheet 57D NE Edition 2C of Gommecourt sector (GSGS 2742), scale 1: 20,000, Aug 1916. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/119

1923-1966

Correspondence with Lt Col Philip Henry Johnson, 1923-1964, including typescript notes, dated 29 May 1963, on L E de Mole, his tank design and expenses awarded to him by the Treasury Solicitors, 1919; typescript invitation to attend 'The Philip Johnson memorial lecture. A tribute to a pioneer and natural gentleman' by James A Cuthbertson, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, 16 Nov 1966. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 9/28/120

1964-1966

Typescript memorandum by Richard Marian Ogorkiewicz entitled 'Medium D and related developments', 29 Apr 1964; correspondence between Brian Terence White, LIDDELL HART and Ogorkiewicz on the Medium D tank and other tank designs by Lt Col Philip Henry Johnson, Jul-Sep 1966. 1 file

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