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

Reference material dated 1870-1974 relating to World War One, 1914-1918

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LIDDELL HART: 15/2/1-3 Papers dated 1929-1974 relating to the origins of World War One, 1914-1918



Newspaper and journal cuttings relating to the origins of World War One, particularly the political, diplomatic and military background, including extracts and reviews of biographies, memoirs, histories, diaries and published British and German official records, commemorative articles and letters to editor. 1 file



Papers relating to the origins of World War One, particularly the political, diplomatic and military background, including extracts from Journals and Letters of Reginald, Viscount Esher, Vols 1-4, edited by Lt Col Maurice Vyner Brett and Oliver Sylvain Baliol Brett, 3rdViscount Esher (Nicholson and Watson, 1934-1938), 1896-1923; notes from mainly French and German publications, 1920-1932; letters from Henry A Forster of New York City, 11 Nov 1928-25 Nov 1929, providing information on articles and new books examining diplomatic and political factors. 1 file


1958, 1974

The origins of the First World War by Bernadotte Everly Schmitt, published for the Historical Association (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1958) and 'The development of German naval operations plans against England, 1896-1914', by Paul Michael Kennedy, reprinted from The English Historical Review, Vol 89 No 350, Jan 1974. 1 file

LIDDELL HART: 15/2/4-14 Papers dated 1916-1970 relating to Anglo-Irish Relations, domestic politics, economy and society in the Allied and Central Powers, 1914-1919



Postcards of the Easter Rising, Dublin, Apr 1916, mainly ruins of streets and buildings, including Sackville Street, General Post Office, Liberty Hall, Linehall Barracks, Eden Quay and an armoured motor car in Bachelor's Walk (Hely's Limited, Dublin). 22 postcards



Postcards of the 'Irish rebellion, May 1916', the Easter Rising, Dublin, Apr 1916, mainly ruins of streets and buildings, including Sackville Street, Henry Street, General Post Office, Liberty Hall and British soldiers behind barricades in Talbot Street (Daily Sketch, for Messrs. Eason and Sons, Ltd, Dublin). 18 postcards



Postcards of the 'Sinn Fein rebellion', the Easter Rising, Dublin, Apr 1916, mainly ruins of streets and buildings, including Sackville Street, Hotel Metropole, General Post Office and Liberty Hall. (Valentine, Dublin). 11 postcards



Newspaper and journal cuttings relating to the diaries of Irish Republican supporter Sir Roger Casement, particularly controversy over their authenticity, place of discovery in 1916 and acquisition by the Home Office, including reviews of and extracts from Roger Casement; A New Judgement by René MacColl (Hamish Hamilton, London, 1956), The Accusing Ghost; or Justice for Casement by Alfred Noyes (Gollancz, London, 1957), and The Black Diaries: an account of Roger Casement's life and times with a collection of his diaries and public writings by Peter Singleton-Gates and Maurice Girodias (Olympia Press, Paris, 1959); reviews by Rene MacColl and Harford Montgomery Hyde, MP for Belfast North and author of The Trial of Roger Casement (William Hodge and Co, London, 1960), of the allegedly original diary opened for inspection by the Public Record Office, London, 8 Aug 1959. 1 file



Newspaper cuttings relating to the Easter Rising, Dublin, 24-29 Apr 1916, particularly causes, the disorganised beginning, reasons for defeat, and long-term political consequences of the rising, including reviews of The Easter Rebellion by Max Caulfield (Frederick Muller, London, 1964); anniversary supplement to the Irish Times, 7 Apr 1966, analysing the Irish political situation in 1916 and leaders of the rising; extracts from Eamon de Valera, by Francis Aungier Pakenham the 7th Earl of Longford and Thomas Patrick O'Neill (Hutchinson, London, 1970), on his role in the 1916 rising and establishment of the Irish Free State in 1921. 1 file


1917 Mar-May

War Cabinet Papers (83-153 inclusive), including detailed subject index, (printed at the Foreign Office for the War Cabinet, 1917) comprising minutes of meetings with meeting papers, 1 Mar-30 May 1917, covering all aspects of foreign and domestic policy connected with the war. This volume was formerly in the possession of Prime Minister David Lloyd George and includes minor annotations by him. 1 vol



Papers relating to the political situation in Britain, 1914-1919, comprising extracts from Memories and Reflections 1852-1927, Vol 2, by Herbert Henry, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith (Cassell, London, 1928), covering 5 Aug 1914 to 3 May 1915, and text of 'Politics in the First World War' by Alan John Percival Taylor, Raleigh lecture on history, British Academy (Oxford University Press, 1959). 1 file



Papers relating to the economic and socio-cultural situation in Britain, Germany, France and Denmark, 1914-1919, particularly the effects of British and German sea blockades and submarine warfare on trade and food supply; large-scale employment of women in service and manufacturing industries, and home front propaganda. Including newspaper and journal cuttings, 1928-1964; notes from mainly French and German publications, 1922-1932; 'The blockade, 1914-1919' by William Arnold-Foster, and 'Blockade and civilian population', by Sir William Henry Beveridge, Oxford Pamphlets on World Affairs, No 17 and No 24 (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1939 and 1940); notes on beneficial effects on health and diet produced by rationing in Denmark, taken from In the Cauldron of Disease by Are Waerland (David Nutt, London, printed in Finland, 1934) [1935]. 1 file



Newspaper and journal cuttings relating to the political situation in Britain, 1914-1919, particularly the fall of the Liberal government under Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith, and formation of the first war-time coalition, May 1915; appointment of David Lloyd George as Prime Minister in Dec 1916; relations between cabinet ministers and military leaders, notably FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener's, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, doubts about the competence of FM Sir John Denton Pinkstone French to conduct modern warfare, hostility between AF John Arbuthnot, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone and Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill, and Rt Hon David Lloyd George's distrust of FM Sir Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig; political responses to state controls in industry and labour, compulsory conscription, and restriction of liquor licensing hours; role of David Lloyd George in negotiating terms of the Treaty of Versailles, 1919. 1 file



Newspaper and journal cuttings relating to the war aims of the Allies and Central Powers, 1914-1919, particularly Germany, Britain, Bolshevik Russia and France, including articles 'The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk' by Prof (George) Hugh (Nicholas) Seton-Watson and 'Searching for Peace, 1914-1918' by Robert Norman William Blake, The Listener, 7 and 14 Jul 1966, and letter to editor in The Times, 15 Dec 1933, from Rt Hon Sir Eric (Campbell) Geddes, First Lord of the Admiralty, 1917-1918, explaining the original context of his election phrase 'squeezing Germany like a lemon until the pips squeak', 11 Dec 1918, concerning indemnities to be imposed on defeated Germany. 1 file



War Scandals, by Cameronian of 'Reynolds' (Lawrence and Wishart Ltd, [1936]), relating to the British war effort, 1914-1918, including sections on propaganda and censorship; the shell shortage scandal in May 1915; trade by major British companies with Germany; profiteering by ship owners, arms, steel and coal manufacturers; incompetence of generals. 1 booklet

LIDDELL HART: 15/2/15-16 Papers dated 1931-1969 on historical and literary interpretations of World War One, 1914-1967



Papers relating to methods and styles of writing World War One history, particularly influence of contemporary propaganda and misinformation; problems of evidence and conflicting accounts; generalisation and lack of accuracy. Including 'History vs. Patriotism: Diplomacy up a blind alley' by Francis Neilson, The American Journal of Economics and Sociology (Jul 1955); examples of British anti-German propaganda and atrocity stories notably the 'mutilated nurse', the 'crucified Canadian' and the 'Committee for the increase of the population'; notes, by editor Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean, on methods and sources used in writing The Australian Official History of the Great War 1914-1918 (Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1921-1942). 1 file



Newspaper and journal cuttings mainly relating to literature on World War One, including commemorative articles and reviews of books published for fiftieth anniversary; appraisals of the life and works of Siegfried Sassoon on his eightieth birthday, 8 Sep 1966; series of articles by author Henry Williamson on the war and his experience in it; reviews of Rupert Brooke: a Biography, by Christopher Vernon Hassall (Faber and Faber, London, 1964) and The Letters of Rupert Brooke edited by Sir Geoffrey (Langdon) Keynes (Faber and Faber, London, 1968). With script of 'Cry Havoc' BBC television programme produced by David J Thomas, broadcast 26 Aug 1962, containing readings of selected poetry on World Wars One and Two. 1 file

LIDDELL HART: 15/2/17-25 Papers dated 1912-1964 on Western, Eastern and Italian Fronts, Dardanelles, Balkans and Africa, World War One, 1914-1919



Newspapers published during World War One, including the background, 1912-1914; campaigns and battles on the Western, Eastern and Italian-Austrian Fronts, 1914-1918; the war at sea and in the air, 1914-1918; Dardanelles campaign, 1915; the policy of the USA, 1914-1918; campaigns in Africa, 1914-1918; the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916; casualty statistics, 1914-1918; war aims of the Allies and Central Powers, 1914-1919; domestic politics, economy and society, 1914-1918; political and military leaders, 1914-1919; the surrender of the Central Powers, 1918. 3 files

LIDDELL HART: 15/2/18/1-7

1914 Aug-Nov

Scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings on World War One, 3 Aug-27 Nov 1914, comprising a daily record of progress of the war on land, at sea and in the air on the Western, Eastern, Balkan and Turkish Fronts, in Africa and the Far East, in the North, Adriatic and Mediterranean seas and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Including reports on military operations in France and Belgium, notably the fall of Namur to the Germans in Aug, Battle of the Marne in Sep, Battle of the Aisne in Sep, fall of Antwerp in Oct, First Battle of Ypres, Oct-Nov; articles on military leaders, monarchs, national rulers and regular soldiers of the Allies and Central Powers; battle statistics; photographs; maps; satirical propaganda cartoons. 7 vols presented to Lady LIDDELL HART by Mrs F H Ennor of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, in Mar 1970. 7 vols


1916 Dec 7

Land and Water, 7 Dec 1916, including articles on the war, 'Man-power and munitionment' by (Joseph) Hilaire (Pierre) Belloc; 'Shells and their makers' by A Special Correspondent (anonymous); 'State control of industries' by Arthur Kitson; 'Munitions making in America, effects present and future on national industry of supplying war needs of the Allies' by Lewis R Freeman; 'The industrious apprentice and patriotism' by Gilbert Keith Chesterton; 'Arming the fleet, Beatty and Jellicoe' by Arthur Joseph Hungerford Pollen; 'The battle round Bucharest' by Edmund Dane. 1 file


1916 Dec 14

Land and Water, 14 Dec 1916, including articles on the war, 'The lines of the Sereth' by (Joseph) Hilaire (Pierre) Belloc; 'Foundations of victory' by Arthur Joseph Hungerford Pollen; 'Strategy and politics' by Col Ferdinand Feyler; 'Wealth, robbery and war' by Lawrence Pearsall Jacks; 'The faith of Tommy' by A Line Officer (anonymous). 1 file


1917 Dec 6

Land and Water, 6 Dec 1917, including articles on the war, 'The Battle of Cambrai' by (Joseph) Hilaire (Pierre) Belloc and 'The war in Italy' comprising photographs of mountain barracks and trenches in Asiago and the Alps. 1 file



Statistics relating to World War One including numbers of German and British machine gun companies employed on the Western and Eastern Fronts, 1914-1918; motor vehicles, railways, artillery guns and newly constructed roads used by 2 Army on the Western Front, May-Oct 1917; daily ammunition expenditure of 2 Army, specifically 1 and 2 ANZAC, 9 and 10 Corps and Canadian Corps, on the Western Front between 13 Sep and 31 Oct 1917. 1 file



Papers relating to military leadership during World War One, including text of lecture sent to LIDDELL HART in 1933 by Capt John C MacArthur, entitled 'Leadership in great crises of the world war', by Lt Col A Gibson of the Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, delivered 19 Dec 1932, on the value of character for successful wartime military leadership, including assessment of Marshal Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre and Gen Helmuth von Moltke in the Battle of the Marne, Gen Max von Prittwitz in the Battle of Gumbinnen, Russia, Gen Erich Ludendorff, FM Paul von Benekendorff und von Hindenberg and Col C A Maximillian Hoffman in the Battle of Tannenberg, 1914; lists of War Office and army high command appointments in Britain and Germany, 1914-1919; summary of career of Gen Erich Ludendorff. 1 file



Lists of and detailed notes (by William Thomas Wells) from mainly French and German publications relating to World War One, 1920-1932. 1 file


1964 Feb-Mar

Articles from The Sunday Times Colour Magazine, Feb-Mar 1964, to commemorate the anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, including political situation in Serbia and Bosnia prior to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 Jun 1914; photographs of the battlefronts at Ypres, Belgium, 1917, and the Marne, 1914, Verdun and the Somme, 1916, France; British, French and American patriotic and propaganda illustrations; photographs of relics and landscapes at former battlefield sites in France and weapons used during the war. 1 file

LIDDELL HART: 15/2/26-29 Papers dated 1916-1969 relating to the war at sea and in the air, 1914-1918



Papers relating to the war in the air, 1915-1918, including account by Capt Sir (John) William Nott-Bower, City of London Police Commissioner, 1902-1925, of Zeppelin and aeroplane raids on London, 1915-1917 in The Weekly Dispatch,21 Feb 1926; 'In defense of anti-aircraft: guns, not airplanes saved Paris from the bombers in 1918' by Maj Thomas R Phillips, US Army, Army Ordnance, Vol 19 No 113, Mar-Apr 1939; reviews of the official history of air operations The War in the Air, vol 5, by Henry Albert Jones (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1935) covering German raids on Britain, 1917-1918; leaflet issued by The Daily News, Sep 1916, containing extracts of police instructions in event of air raids and details of free Zeppelin and bombardment insurance. 1 file


1918 Nov 30

The Illustrated London News, Vol 153 No 4154,30 Nov 1918, 'The German naval surrender', depicting the surrender of battleships, battlecruisers, light cruisers, destroyers and U-boats. 1 file



Newspaper and journal cuttings relating to the war at sea, 1914-1918, particularly British naval expansion, 1890-1913; Battle of Jutland and roles of AF Sir John Jellicoe and Cdr of Battlecruiser Fleet, Adm Sir David Beatty, 31 May 1916; British convoy system; effects of British and German naval blockades; growth of the German submarine (U-boat) fleet and resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare in Feb 1917. With text of an article by Arthur John Brereton Marwick 'The blockade bites deep: Britain, France and Germany, 1917'. 1 file



Papers relating to the war at sea, 1914-1918, including extracts from The Navy in My Time, by Adm Mark Edward Frederic Kerr (Rich and Cowan, London, 1933) describing British naval expansion 1891-1914 and from History of the Great War, Naval Operations Vols 4 and 5, by Sir Henry Newbolt (Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1928 and 1931); correspondence notably with R Adm Cecil V Usborne, Director of Naval Intelligence and Lt Cdr F P Evans, former Mercantile Marine and Cdr RNR, of Sydney, Australia, on Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916, and his book The Real War (Faber and Faber, London 1930); script of BBC Home Service programme 'In our time, "The U-boats of 1917"', written and produced by David Woodward, for broadcast 4 Aug 1965. 1 file


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