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

Military writings: lectures, broadcasts, speeches and interviews, 1926-1926-1930

References on this page: LIDDELL HART: 12/1926-1930


LIDDELL HART: 12/1926-1930 Military Writings: lectures, broadcasts, speeches and interviews, 1926-1930


LIDDELL HART: 12/1926/1-2

1926 Mar 16

Notes for a speech by LIDDELL HART to Leyton, Leytonstone and District Council for Prevention of War entitled, 'The next war', covering the scientific, social and political aspects of that subject. With related correspondence and press cuttings


LIDDELL HART: 12/1928/1

[1928]

Notes for a lecture to Toc H on the post-war state of Europe


LIDDELL HART: 12/1928/2-3

[1928]

Notes for a lecture on recruitment, training and organisation to officers of the 47 (London) Div of the Territorial Army, at the Duke of York's HQ, Chelsea, with related correspondence


LIDDELL HART: 12/1929/1

1929-1939

Some correspondence with literary agents and others about a possible lecture tour of the USA


LIDDELL HART: 12/1929/2

1929

Lecture programme from W Colston Leigh Inc. entitled, The Leigh Bureau of Lectures and Entertainments, Fall 1932, Winter 1933


LIDDELL HART: 12/1930/1-2

1929 Mar 29

Notes for a lecture to the Hellenic Travellers' Club on the Gallipoli campaign, with related correspondence


LIDDELL HART: 12/1930/3

1930 Dec 10

Typed response by LIDDELL HART to comments made by Col Frederick Alfred Pile during the discussion following Pile's lecture to the Royal United Services Institute, which was entitled, 'The development and future of armoured fighting vehicles'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1930/4

1930

Correspondence about a possible lecture on the political aspect of defence at the Bonar Law College, Ashridge, Hertfordshire


LIDDELL HART: 12/1930/5

1930

Press notice of LIDDELL HART's speech at the Kimblerley Banquet, South Africa, in which LIDDELL HART spoke of the similarity between various forms of warfare


LIDDELL HART: 12/1931-1940 Military Writings: lectures, broadcasts, speeches and interviews, 1931-1940


LIDDELL HART: 12/1931/1-6

1931 Jan 28

Manuscript and published texts of a lecture to the Royal United Services Institute entitled, 'Economic pressure or continental victories', comparing World War One with other conflicts including the Napoleonic Wars, criticising the deployment of a large British field army during World War One in contrast to a traditional policy of naval defence, and assessing the value of victory obtained at a high cost in lives. With press cuttings, related correspondence and a typescript report of the discussion


LIDDELL HART: 12/1931/7-8

1931 Mar 25

Text of a lecture to the League of Nations Union entitled, 'Military action to suppress aggression', with related correspondence and press reports


LIDDELL HART: 12/1931/9

1931 Nov 25

Précis of a lecture to the 19 London Regiment entitled, 'Employment of armoured fighting vehicles'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1931/10

1931

Correspondence about a lecture comparing British strategy in 1914-18, with strategy in former wars, which was delivered to the Senior Officers' School, Sheerness, 9 Jul 1931


LIDDELL HART: 12/1931/11

1931 Oct 26

Correspondence relating to LIDDELL HART's contribution to the BBC radio series of talks entitled 'War or peace? The New Warfare'.


LIDDELL HART: 12/1931/12-35

1931 Nov 16

Text of a discussion between LIDDELL HART and Adm Sir Herbert Richmond entitled,'The new warfare on the sea', part of the BBC radio series, 'War or peace? The New Warfare'. With related correspondence and press cuttings


LIDDELL HART: 12/1931/36-41

1931 Nov 23

Text of LIDDELL HART's discussion with AVM Charles Alexander Holcombe Longcroft entitled, 'The new warfare in the air', part of the BBC radio series 'War or peace? The New Warfare', with press cuttings


LIDDELL HART: 12/1931/42-50

1931 Nov 30

Text of LIDDELL HART's discussion with Capt J Davidson Pratt, entitled 'Chemical warfare', which was part of the BBC radio series, 'War or peace? The New Warfare'. With related correspondence


LIDDELL HART: 12/1931/51

1931 Dec 16

Article by Philip John Noel-Baker entitled, 'The people's part in disarmament', published in The Listener


LIDDELL HART: 12/1931/52

1931

Assorted press notices about the 'War or Peace? The New warfare' series on BBC radio


LIDDELL HART: 12/1931/53-54

1931

Correspondence about a lecture by LIDDELL HART on FM Ferdinand Foch delivered to the City Literary Institute in Drury Lane, London, and reviews of the book Revaluations: studies in biography (OUP, 1932) in which it was reprinted (the ten other authors included Stephen Gwynn, George Douglas Howard Cole and Gilbert Keith Chesterton)


LIDDELL HART: 12/1932/1

1932 [Mar 14]

Extracts from a lecture to officers of the Southern Command on the future of warfare (see also LH 9/11/2-4)


LIDDELL HART: 12/1932/2

1932 Apr 27

Notes for a lecture to the Classical Association, Oxford Branch, under the heading, 'Scipio Africanus'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1932/3

1932 Jun 15

Notes for a lecture to the Soroptimist Club entitled, 'The way that FM Ferdinand Foch changed the destiny of this country in the pre-war decade'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1932/4

1932 Nov 24

Notes for a lecture to the School of Military Engineering, Chatham, entitled, 'Sherman and the strategy of the American Civil War'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1932/5

1932 Dec 16

Text of a lecture to the League of Nations Union entitled, 'The problem of land disarmament'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1932/6-17

1925-1932

Correspondence, consisting principally of invitations for LIDDELL HART to deliver lectures


LIDDELL HART: 12/1933/1

1933

List of proposed subjects for the Lees Knowles lectures at Trinity College, Cambridge (See The Ghost of Napoleon, Faber and Faber, London 1933) for the substance of the lectures)


LIDDELL HART: 12/1933/2

1933 Apr 21

Text of a speech at a St George's Day dinner held by the Honourable Artillery Company in north London, which describes an ideal of 'Englishness' as exemplified by a sense of fair play and love of freedom, but which also criticises jingoism


LIDDELL HART: 12/1933/3

1933 Nov 8

Text of a speech to the Canning and Chatham Clubs, Oxford University, entitled, 'The real weakness of Britain's military position'.


LIDDELL HART: 12/1933/4

1933 Nov 30

Text of a short speech by LIDDELL HART at the Tomorrow Club, introducing a lecture by Conal O'Riordan entitled 'Naphantasy-the disease of Napoleon worship'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1933/5

1933

A list of various lecture topics for a possible tour of the US by LIDDELL HART, including 'Napoleon's most fatal legacy or how three dead men ruined Europe in 1914-1918'; 'The Maid and the Man of Orleans' and 'Sherman and Lee'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1933/6

1933

Correspondence concerning LIDDELL HART's acceptance of the Lee Knowles Lectureship, Trinity College, Cambridge 1932-1933


LIDDELL HART: 12/1933/7-13

1933

Press notices concerning individual Lee Knowles lectures given by LIDDELL HART, about a discussion lunch at the Oxford University League of Nations Society entitled, 'The problem of land disarmament: a practical solution', and on various other lectures given by LIDDELL HART throughout 1933


LIDDELL HART: 12/1933/14

1933

Correspondence relating to LIDDELL HART's lecture to the Canning and Chatham Clubs, Oxford University, entitled, 'The real weakness of England's military position' (see 12/1933/3)


LIDDELL HART: 12/1934/1

1934 [Oct 20]

Notes for a lecture held at the Bonar Law College, Ashridge, Hertfordshire, entitled, 'Military defence', a wide-ranging discussion of the purpose of the British Army and RAF, set in an historical context


LIDDELL HART: !2/1934/2-9

1934

Correspondence, principally invitations for LIDDELL HART to lecture, with press notices


LIDDELL HART: 12/1935/1

1935 Jun 4

Note on the problem of how to prevent aggression, for a discussion at the League of Nations International Studies Conference, also with extracts from the minutes of the Conference relating to LIDDELL HART's contribution


LIDDELL HART: 12/1935/2

1935 Jun 11

Text of a speech by LIDDELL HART to the Cambridge Union Society, which was debating the motion 'that the frontier of this country is neither the Channel nor the Rhine but the Pacific'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1935/3

1935 Sep 4

Press cutting from the Toronto Star on LIDDELL HART's prediction of mass slaughter of Abyssinians in the Italo-Abyssinian War


LIDDELL HART: 12/1935/4

1935 Sep 4-14

Note sent from James C Oldfield of The Associated Press, to LIDDELL HART concerning the Italo-Abyssinian War


LIDDELL HART: 12/1935/5

1935 Oct 10

Text of a speech at the Cheltenham Literary Society Dinner, on Abyssinia, on the value of self-sacrifice in wartime, and on FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig


LIDDELL HART: 12/1935/6

1935 Dec 23

Text of a talk for BBC radio entitled, 'The reorganisation of the army', concerning mechanisation. With accompanying Listener article


LIDDELL HART: 12/1935/7-13

1935

Correspondence, principally invitations for LIDDELL HART to lecture, and press notices


LIDDELL HART: 12/1936/1

1936 Mar

Text of a talk for the BBC published in The Listener, 11 Mar 1936, entitled, 'Defence of the realm', on co-operation between the services, the danger of isolationism, and the need to pursue a policy of collective security


LIDDELL HART: 12/1936/2

1936 May 11

Text of a lecture to the Colchester Garrison entitled, 'The conditions of warfare today, and steps to a solution'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1936/3

1936 Oct 22

Text of an address to the Whitefriars Club entitled, 'The real shape of things to come', a wide-ranging lecture on the future of warfare


LIDDELL HART: 12/1936/4

1936 Nov 2

Cutting of an interview with M H Halton of the Toronto Star, entitled, 'Useless to send troops across Channel', on the subject of the next war


LIDDELL HART: 12/1936/5

1936 Nov 21

Notes for a speech on the importance of tanks given at the Annual Dinner of the Royal Tank Corps Old Comrades Club at the 'Windsor Castle', Victoria


LIDDELL HART: 12/1936/6

1936 Dec 2

Text of a lecture to the 1900 Club entitled, 'The strategic future of the Mediterranean'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1936/7

1936 Dec 3

Notes for a debate at Imperial College of Science on the subject of the next war


LIDDELL HART: 12/1936/8-16

1936

Correspondence, principally invitations for LIDDELL HART to lecture


LIDDELL HART: 12/1937/1

1937 Feb 25

Speech to the guests at an Artists Rifles' dinner, on the need to reassess the teaching of tactics, and promoting LIDDELL HART's belief in the superiority of defence over attack


LIDDELL HART: 12/1937/2

1937 Mar 20

Notes for a lecture at the Bonar Law College, Ashridge, Hertfordshire entitled, 'The army', comparing the British Army with other armed forces, and comparing the current organisation and role of the British Army, with its status before, during, and after World War One


LIDDELL HART: 12/1937/3

1937 Apr 14-1937 Jun 11

Report on a lecture given by LIDDELL HART to the Union of Democratic Control, and to the Eton Political Society entitled,'The realities of the Mediterranean situation'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1937/4-6

1937 Apr

LIDDELL HART paper entitled, 'Some important technological military developments', written in response to a questionnaire for 'March of Time', and including discussion on torpedo boats, parachute troops, radio telephony, artificial fog, and mechanisation


LIDDELL HART: 12/1937/7

1937 May 7

Interview on the lessons of the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, published in the Manchester Evening News


LIDDELL HART: 12/1937/8

1937 Oct 31

Text on the purpose of the British army in another European war, in an address to Col John Jacob Astor's group at the House of Commons


LIDDELL HART: 12/1937/9

1937 Nov 30

Text of a talk for BBC radio entitled, 'Ludendorff'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1937/10-11

1937 Dec 6

Address to the House of Commons 1922 Committee entitled, 'The military situation in Europe', and correspondence with Somerset Struben de Chair relating to a question de Chair asked at the 1922 Committee meeting concerning lines of communication between Romania and Czechoslovakia


LIDDELL HART: 12/1937/12-24

1937

Correspondence, principally invitations for LIDDELL HART to lecture, and also press notices relating to the lectures


LIDDELL HART: 12/1938/1

1938 Feb 2

Summary of an address to the Liberal Parliamentary Party on the role of the army, navy and air force


LIDDELL HART: 12/1938/2

1938 Mar 4

Text of an address to the Twenty Club, National Young Men's Christian Association entitled, 'Reflections of an onlooker', concerning patriotism, the need to fulfill promises in the field of international relations, and on the inefficiency of democracy compared with authoritarianism


LIDDELL HART: 12/1938/3-10

1938 Mar 15

The University College London Foundation Oration entitled, 'We learn from history that we do not learn from history'. Manuscript, typescript, booklet form, and programme


LIDDELL HART: 12/1938/11

1938 Apr 17

Text of a lecture to the League of Nations Union, Withington, Manchester, entitled, 'The Military situation in Europe'.


LIDDELL HART: 12/1938/12

1938 May 3

Abridged version of LIDDELL HART's lecture, 'We learn from history that we do not learn from history' presented to the to the Manchester Luncheon Club


LIDDELL HART: 12/1938/13

1938 Jun 2

Summary of a speech on the threat of European war for a Royal Academy Dinner audience


LIDDELL HART: 12/1938/14

1938 Jun 8

Message for an anti-fascist public meeting at Queen's Hall, Langham Place, London W1, in which LIDDELL HART spoke of the need to promote positively, a concept of freedom in order to combat the appeal of authoritarianism, and in which LIDDELL HART criticised an alleged over-reliance on an exclusively negative anti-fascism by liberal critics


LIDDELL HART: 12/1938/15-16

1938 Oct 14

Text of a speech to Oxford University Conservative Association entitled, 'The military aspects of the crisis', including UK anti-aircraft organisation, the merits and demerits of National Service, and assessing Britian's chances of victory in a future war. With related notes


LIDDELL HART: 12/1938/17

1938 Nov 7

Text of a speech at the Sunday Times Book Fair entitled, 'The military aspects of the crisis' (identical to the speech in LH 12/1938/15)


LIDDELL HART: 12/1938/18

1938 Nov 23

Notes made by LIDDELL HART on the discussion which followed his speech at the United Club, on 'The European Crisis and Britain's Military Situation'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1938/19

1938

Typescript of a lecture by LIDDELL HART entitled 'Britain and Spain', and a copy of the lecture reprinted as a Liberal Party Pamphlet (London, 1938)


LIDDELL HART: 12/1938/20-45

1938

Correspondence, principally invitations for LIDDELL HART to lecture, with press notices


LIDDELL HART: 12/1939/1

1939 Jan 6

Text of a lecture to the League of Nations Union, Institute of Education, London, entitled, 'Freedom and its defence'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1939/2

1939 Jan 30

Text of a lecture to the National League of Young Liberals at the National Liberal Club, entitled, 'Freedom and its defence', an expanded and amended version of the lecture in LH 12/1939/1


LIDDELL HART: 12/1939/3

1939 Feb 14

Text of a lecture to the Liberal Party, Caxton Hall, Victoria Street, London SW1, entitled, 'The strategic problems of Europe'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1939/4

1939 Feb 22

Text of a lecture to the 1900 Club entitled, 'The defence of the west'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1939/5

1939 Feb 24

Notes and text of the contribution of LIDDELL HART to the debate at the English-Speaking Union, in St Ermins, Caxton Street, which considered whether 'A Franco victory is a British-American defeat'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1939/6

1939 Mar 30

Text of LIDDELL HART's address to the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, entitled, 'British military power and the international situation'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1939/7

1939 Apr 4

Text of LIDDELL HART's contribution for British Paramount News on the subject of 'The defence of civilisation'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1939/8-38

1939 Apr 18

Text of a discussion with Lt Col Sir Arnold (Talbot) Wilson for BBC radio, on the subject of 'Conscription and Democracy', with related correspondence with the BBC, and press notices


LIDDELL HART: 12/1939/39-43

1939 Apr 24

Material relating to a debate at the Cambridge Union on conscription, including the text of LIDDELL HART's speech entitled 'Free v compulsory service' and press cuttings


LIDDELL HART: 12/1939/44-54

1939 Apr 27

Text of LIDDELL HART's speech to the Oxford Union entitled, 'Free v compulsory service', an amended version of the speech LIDDELL HART gave to the Cambridge Union, with press cuttings and related correspondence


LIDDELL HART: 12/1939/55

1939 Jul

Answers by LIDDELL HART to a questionnaire by Robert Leurquin on the form a future war might take, including air bombardment, and the prospects of deadlock, and on the need for the UK to avoid large-scale offensives, and concentrate of defensive war


LIDDELL HART: 12/1939/56-84

1939

Correspondence, including invitations to lecture, and press notices


LIDDELL HART: 12/1940/1

1940 Apr 18

Interview with the Methodist Recorder under the heading, 'What we are fighting for'


LIDDELL HART: 12/1940/2

1940 Aug 15

Text of a lecture to the Fabian Society entitled, 'The underlying realities of the war', on the reason for German success so far lying in superior tactics rather than numerical superiority


LIDDELL HART: 12/1940/3

1940 Dec 5

Text of a lecture on the subject of historical perspectives during wartime, given to the Constitutional Club, Totnes


LIDDELL HART: 12/1940/4-11

1940

Correspondence relating to 1940 engagements

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