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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: 15/2/83 Papers dated 1924-1969 relating to the campaign on the Eastern Front, 1914-1917, and the Russian Revolution, 1917-1920



Newspaper and journal cuttings relating to the campaign on the Eastern Front, 1914-1918, and the Russian Revolution, 1917-1920, particularly Battle of Tannenberg, Aug 1914; Russian involvement in Rumanian campaign against Central Powers, 1915-1917; Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, Nov 1917, and Russo-German peace treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Mar 1918; Russian civil war, 1917-1920; Russo-Polish War, 1920. Including 'An outline of the Rumanian campaign, 1916-1918', by Maj Gen Walter Mervyn St George Kirke [Royal United Service Institution Journal, between 1924-1931], 'Hutier's rehearsal' by Brig Gen James Edward Edmonds, on German capture of the Russian bridgehead at Riga, Sep 1917, The Army Quarterly, Apr 1924. With notes from German journals and books, 1922-1932. 1 file

LIDDELL HART: 15/2/84 Papers dated 1937-1963 relating to campaigns in Africa, 1914-1918



Papers relating to campaigns in Africa, 1914-1918, particularly capture of German colony Togoland in West Africa by force led by Lt Col Frederick Carkeet Bryant, 1914, and defence of German East Africa by Gen Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, 1914-1918. Including 'Some notes on tactics in the East African campaign' probably from a battlefield tour report or army staff training college manual; 'Operations on interior lines in bush warfare', on British campaign in German East Africa, Jun-Oct 1917, by Col Gerald Maxwell Orr, formerly Indian Army (probably Royal United Services Institution Journal, ND). 1 file

LIDDELL HART: 15/2/85-86 Papers dated [1915]-1949relating to the campaign on the Italian-Austrian Front, 1915-1918



Postcards of Italian and Austrian artillery on the Italian-Austrian Front (The Italian War, Serie 8. Reparto Fotografica del Comando Supremo) Stamped 'British Red Cross Society and Order of St John of Jerusalem in England'. 3 postcards



Papers relating to the campaign on the Italian-Austrian Front, 1915-1918, particularly battles of the Isonzo (River), 1915-1917; Battle of Caporetto, Oct 1917; limited contribution of British and French artillery and troops to the Italian campaign. Including newspaper cuttings of reviews of Italian and British official histories; article outlining the conflict between Italy and Austria, 23 May 1915-3 Nov 1918 (publication not known, 1926); notes from Italian and German journals and books, 1921-1931; translated extracts from diary of an unidentified Austrian soldier, possibly an officer in 87 Infantry Regt, 13 Jul-11 Aug [1918], containing a description of conditions in the trenches and his own mental state. 1 file

LIDDELL HART: 15/2/87-90 Papers dated 1917-1967 relating to the Dardanelles campaign, 1915-1916



'Dardanelles Commission First Report' (HMSO, London, 1917), on origin and inception of attack on the Dardanelles, covering 4 Aug 1914 to 23 Mar 1915. 1 file



Newspaper and journal cuttings relating to the Allied campaign in the Dardanelles and Gallipoli, 1915-1916, particularly role of FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, Secretary of State for War, and Gen Sir Ian (Standish Monteith) Hamilton, commander of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force; failure of operations at Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay, Aug 1915; evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula, Dec 1915-Jan 1916; reasons for failure of campaign. Including 'Memories of the Dardanelles campaign' by AF Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes in Reveille, 1 Dec 1937, and 'Gallipoli-a retrospect', discussion between Gen Sir Ian (Standish Monteith) Hamilton and Compton Mackenzie in The Listener, Apr 1931. 1 file



Papers relating to the campaign in the Dardanelles and Gallipoli, 1915-1916, including letters, notably from André M Byrne, Jan 1967, enclosing text of article in National Review, Oct 1925, 'Lest we forget-the tragedy of the Dardanelles' by 'a Flag Officer' (Capt Douglas Lionel Dent, Super-intendent of Torpedo Boat Destroyers during operations) attacking role of Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill in the expedition; typescript account of Gallipoli landing and operations, by L Corp H D Williams, with detailed description of battle conditions. 1 file



Typescript war diary of Lt Col Carew Reynell, on service with 9 Light Horse Regt, 1 Australian Imperial Force, 19 Dec 1914-27 Aug 1915, including account of training conditions and methods at Broadmeadows Camp (Australia); voyage from Melbourne to Egypt; landing and operations on the Gallipoli peninsula, with particular reference to incompetence of commanding officers, Turkish tactics, quality of soldiers in the Allied armies and maintenance of troop morale. Sent to LIDDELL HART by Mrs M Reynell in 1957. 1 vol

LIDDELL HART: 15/2/91 Papers dated 1928-1967 relating to the role of the United States of America in World War One, 1914-1919



Papers relating to the role of the USA during World War One, 1914-1918, particularly President (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson's policies towards the Allies and the Germans; neutrality and isolationism between 1914-1917; causes of entry into the war in Apr 1917. Including newspaper cuttings, 1932-1967; The Watch on the Rhine, the Third (Marne) Division, Vol 10 No 3, Dec 1928, official journal of the society of the Third Regular Division, containing article 'The American 3rd Division in Second Marne Battle' (Jun-Jul 1918), by Gen L de Mondesir, former Cdr French 38 Corps; 'Why we went to war', by Newton Diehl Baker, Foreign Affairs, Vol 15 No 1, Oct 1936. 1 file


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