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

Papers of Reginald William Winchester ('Chester') Wilmot (1911-1954)

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Liddell Hart: 15/15/1-163 Papers of Reginald William Winchester ('Chester') Wilmot (1911-1954)



Liddell Hart: 15/15/1-23 Papers dated 1944-1952 relating to Allied and Axis strategy, diplomacy and economy during World War Two


Liddell Hart: 15/15/1

[1946-1950]

Papers relating to Allied grand strategy after the Franco-German armistice in Jun 1940, including notes of interviews in 1948 and 1949 with MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, Chief of Air Staff, 1940-1945, Maj Gen Sir (Edward) Ian (Claud) Jacob, Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet, 1939-1946, and Gen Hastings Lionel Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay of Wormington, Chief of Staff to Minister of Defence, 1940-1946, and extracts from Elliott Roosevelt's book As He Saw It' (Duell, Sloane and Pearce, New York, 1946) in Look, Sep 1946, with particular reference to relations between Britain, USA and USSR at high level strategy planning conferences; differences in strategic concepts of Britain and USA; Churchill's leadership qualities. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/2

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to Allied summit conferences during World War Two, particularly Yalta, Feb 1945, including notes mainly from official US sources on decisions concerning reparations and the partition of Germany; aims and achievements of and relations between Generalissimo Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill; the Soviet Union's political and territorial gains. With notes of an interview in Mar 1950 with William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, concerning British, Soviet and American views on the opening of a 'Second Front' in North West Europe as part of Allied grand strategy. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/3

[1945-1949]

Papers relating to political controversy arising in the House of Commons in Jul 1949 over the 'unconditional surrender'. Including newspaper cuttings and Wilmot's examination of the available evidence. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/4

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to Soviet grand strategy including extracts of speeches made by Generalissimo Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, Jul 1941-Feb 1945; Wilmot's letter to Cabinet Office Historical Section enquiring after evidence to support rumours of tentative Russo-German armistice negotiations in 1942 and 1943; notes on Soviet territorial ambitions during World War Two. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/5

[1946-1948]

Papers relating to German grand strategy including notes from Joint Intelligence Committee reports, 1946, on Adolf Hitler's long-term plans and policies and on German strategy in North Africa; extracts from correspondence between Hitler and Benito Mussolini, Nov 1940-Feb 1941; text of article by Hanson Baldwin on the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944, originally published in the New York Times Magazine, Dec 1946; text of a lecture on the German strategic position in Sep 1943, delivered by Gen Alfred Jodl, OKW Chief of Operations Staff, to district leaders of the Nazi Party in Nov 1943. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/6

[1945-1946]

Copies of Führer Conference transcripts, reconstructed fragments of the surviving original transcriptions made by the Stenographic Service at Führer HQ, Dec 1942-Mar 1945, including an introduction and index to the complete series. Copies of Fragments 1a-52 (missing 10, 16, 20, 30 and 41). The fragments are in German and are not numbered in chronological sequence, but in the order in which they were retranscribed at the end of World War Two. 8 files


Liddell Hart: 15/15/7

[1945-1946]

Papers relating to German strategy and perspectives during Operation OVERLORD and the Allied advance through North West Europe, 1944, including notes from German sources and extracts from the diary of POW Lt Heinz Krueger, 2 Company, 1036 Grenadier Regt, referring to action in Holland, Sep-Nov 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/8

[1947]

Papers relating to the condition, deployment and strategy of the British Home Forces, land and sea, during 1940, mainly statistics from British official sources, notably the War Office and Admiralty Historical Section. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/9

[1949-1950]

Papers relating to the BEF's evacuation from Dunkirk in Jun 1940 from the perspective of the German military leadership in Northern France, including extracts from the diary of Gen Franz Halder, 17 May-4 Jun 1940; notes from interviews in 1949 and 1950 with Gen Heinz Guderian, Lt Gen Fritz Bayerlein, Maj Gen Günther Blumentritt, Gen Walter Warlimont and FM Karl von Rundstedt; galley proof of an article for John Bull by Liddell Hart entitled 'How Hitler Saved Britain'. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/10

[1946-1951]

Papers relating to the Battle of Britain in 1940 and reasons for failure of the German invasion, including statistics of Fighter Command operations, aircraft production and British and German losses; notes of an interview in 1948 with ACM Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding of Bentley Priory, Commander in Chief Fighter Command, 1936-1940; Dowding's report on the Battle of Britain, dated 20 Aug 1941 and published in the Supplement to the London Gazette, 10 Sep 1946. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/11

[1947]

Papers from German sources relating to the Battle of Britain and Operation SEA-LION in 1940, including transcripts of directives and orders issued by Adolf Hitler, FM Wilhelm Keitel, Gen Alfred Jodl and Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, Jun-Oct 1940, and proposals by Gen Schmid of the German Air Force Operations Staff (Intelligence) for the conduct of air warfare against Britain, dated 22 Nov 1939; extracts from OKW's directives for military administration of Britain, 1940; analysis of an interview in Jun 1945 with Gen Erhard Milch, former Director-General of Aircraft Production, and Gen Adolf Galland, former Commander in Chief Luftwaffe Fighter Arm. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/12

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to the Vichy government's relations with Adolf Hitler from the signing of the Franco-German armistice to Marshal Philippe Pétain's public acceptance of the principle of collaboration with Germany, Jun-Oct 1940, including extracts of Pétain's speeches to the French in Aug and Oct 1940 and notes on the trial of Pétain and Vichy Prime Minister Pierre Laval in 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/13

[1945-1946]

Papers relating to Spain's relations with the Axis powers and Adolf Hitler's attempts to draw Spain into an alliance with Germany and Italy during 1940 and 1941, including extracts from correspondence between Gen Francisco Franco, Hitler and Benito Mussolini, and from the diaries of Galleazzo Ciano, Conte Cortellazo, Italian Foreign Minister. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/14

[1948-1949]

Papers relating to Allied strategy in the Balkans, 1941, and German strategy in North Africa, 1941-1943, including notes of interviews in 1948 and 1949 with FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell and former Australian Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies on reasons for sending a BEF to Greece in 1941; notes from Joint Intelligence Committee Report to British Chief of Staff Committee, Oct 1946, on North African policy. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/15

[1948]

Papers relating to Nazi-Soviet relations, Apr 1939-Jun 1941, particularly the Russo-German 10-year non-aggression pact, 23 Aug 1939, including extracts from minutes of conferences between Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov, German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and Adolf Hitler, Nov 1940, and newspaper articles on the US State Department's publication of captured German Foreign Office documents in 1948. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/16

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to German and Russian strategy on the East European and Russian Fronts, 1943-1945, including notes on the strength of the German Army; Red Army's defeat of Rumania and Bulgaria, Aug-Sep 1944; the Russian winter offensive of 1944-1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/17

[1947]

Papers from German sources relating to the war at sea, including transcripts of essays written by captured senior German naval officers at the end of World War Two and published in 1947; 'The Conduct of the War at Sea' by Grand Adm Karl Dönitz, and 'The War at Sea in the Mediterranean' by V Adm Weichold, Chief German Naval Liaison Officer at Rome and Flag officer, German Naval Command, Italy, 1940-1943. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/18

[1945-1952]

Papers mainly from German sources relating to the Battle of the Atlantic and submarine warfare, 1939-1945, including extracts from diaries of Grand Adm Karl Dönitz, 1939-1944; notes on the Führer Naval Conference minutes, 1939-1945; extracts from Adolf Hitler-Dönitz conference minutes, 1944; extracts from U-boat log books, notably U-100, Aug 1940-Mar 1941, U-99, Nov 1940, U-570, Aug 1941 and U-123, Jan 1942. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/19

[1948]

Papers relating to German U-boat design and production, 1936-1945, including notes from the Admiralty's report, based on captured documents, on the German naval war effort [1946]. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/20

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to 'surface raiders', German battleship and battle cruiser warfare in the Atlantic, including notes from official British and German sources on the sinking of HMS JERVIS BAY by the SCHEER in Nov 1940, and the sinking of the BISMARCK in the North Atlantic by British air and sea forces in May 1941. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/21

[1945-1949]

Papers relating to the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945, including notes mainly from British sources on U-boat shadowing and attacks on Allied convoys; Allied air and sea offensives against U-boats; weapon and radar technology; Operation TORCH, the Allied invasion of North West Africa, Nov 1942. Also contains production, deployment and battle statistics of Allied and Axis naval forces. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/22

[1945-1948]

Papers from German sources relating to the Luftwaffe during World War Two, including a semi-autobiographical account obtained in 1945 from POW Gen Adolf Galland, former Commander in Chief Luftwaffe Fighter Arm, entitled 'The Birth, Life and Death of the German Day Fighter Arm'; transcripts of OKL and German Air Historical Branch surveys of German and Allied air operations, 1940-1944; text of a lecture by Capt Otto Bechtle given at Berlin-Gatow containing details of the proposed invasion of Britain and statistics of 'blitz' attacks on British cities, dated 2 Feb 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/23

[1944-1951]

Papers relating to the Reich war economy and effects of Allied strategic bombing, including transcripts and notes from official records of German munitions, air, planning, labour, arms and economic ministries, on manufacturing industry, transportation, tank and aircraft production and losses; notes from minutes of meetings between Albert Speer, Minister for Armaments and War Production, and Adolf Hitler, 1942-1945; British and the Combined Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee reports on German industry compiled during the Allied advance into Germany and after the German surrender in May 1945, notably on oil, heavy metals, aircraft and armament production. 3 files


Liddell Hart: 15/15/24-61 Papers dated 1944-1957 relating to Operation OVERLORD and Allied campaign in North West Europe, 1943-1945


Liddell Hart: 15/15/24

[1945-1947]

Papers relating to the planning of Operation OVERLORD during 1943 under Lt Gen Sir Frederick Edgworth Morgan, Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander (Designate), (COSSAC), including notes from official sources, COSSAC records and an interview with Morgan in Nov 1945, on strategy, logistics, camouflage and deception schemes and outline plan approved at the Anglo-American Allied Powers conference in Quebec, Aug 1943. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/25

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to the planning of Operation OVERLORD at Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) during 1944, including notes on revisions to the existing plan outlined by Gen Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander in Chief British Group of Armies (Ground Forces) to his generals in Apr and May 1944; notes on Operation NEPTUNE, the initial assault in the Caen-Cherbourg area. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/26

[1945-1948]

Papers relating to preparations for Operation OVERLORD during 1944, including notes from SHAEF Intelligence (G-2) and RAF reports on Allied bombing of railways, bridges and German coastal radar stations in northern France; notes of an interview in Mar 1948 with MRAF Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, including his views of ACM Sir Arthur Travers Harris, Commander in Chief RAF, Bomber Command; notes on Operation FORTITUDE, preliminary deceptions to convince the OKW of an initial assault in the Pas de Calais; notes from interrogations and records of (German) 155 Flak Regt on V1 production and offensives. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/27

[1945-1948]

Papers relating to Operation OVERLORD and Allied air assaults during 1944, including notes from official air force reports on strategic and deception bombing in North West France, Mar-May 1944; extracts from the diaries of Lt Gen Lewis Brereton, Cdr Allied Airborne Army; notes from an interview in 1946 with Professor Solly Zuckerman, war-time scientific and technical advisor to the Chief of Combined Operations, on effects of bombing; article from The Aeroplane, Dec 1945 on counter-measures employed against German radar and radio communications systems, 1940-1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/28

[1944-1950]

Papers relating to long-term naval planning for Operation OVERLORD and the launch of Operation NEPTUNE, including statistics of US naval production and distribution, 1941-1944; notes from Admiralty War Intelligence reports on the role of artificial Mulberry harbours; report submitted to Gen Dwight David Eisenhower in Oct 1944 by Adm Sir Bertram Home Ramsay, Allied Naval Commander in Chief Allied Expeditionary Force on the assault phase of the Normandy landings, published in the Supplement to the London Gazette (1947). 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/29

[1947-1950]

Papers relating to weather conditions prior to the launch of Operation OVERLORD and the decision to postpone the launch to 6 Jun 1944, including notes from SHAEF records; post-war comments and accounts by AVM Sir Philip (Horace Ernest) Wigglesworth, R Adm George (Elvey) Creasy and Lt Gen Walter Bedell Smith; extracts from the diary of the Senior Meteorologist Gp Capt James Martin Stagg, 1-6 Jun 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/30

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to Operation OVERLORD following the D-Day landings on 6 Jun 1944, including German orders of battle; statistics of build up, distribution and condition of German and Allied forces. With notes of an interview in Dec 1945 with Gen Kurt Student, Commander in Chief First German Parachute Army, on parachute operations throughout World War Two (mainly 1939-1943). 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/31

[1945-1948]

Papers from German sources relating to German naval defensive actions prior to Operation OVERLORD and the German military response following invasion, 6 Jun 1944, including transcripts of situation reports by German Army commanders in Normandy, 15 May-11 Oct 1944; extracts from the War Diary of Naval Operational Staff, 5 Jun 1944-13 Feb 1945; notes from war diary of Naval Group Command West, under V Adm Theodor Krancke. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/32

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to Operation OVERLORD and the German military response, including notes from official German sources on deployment of air, sea and ground forces prior to and in the early stages of invasion; extracts from transcripts of BBC-monitored broadcasts by Germany and European Axis powers referring to the prospects of an Allied invasion and including post-invasion anti-Allied propaganda. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/33

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to the German military response to Operation OVERLORD, mainly extracts from the telephone log of 7 German Army HQ, 6 Jun-16 Aug 1944, captured by the Allies at Falaise on 18 Aug 1944 and recording conversations between commanders, reports of ground troops and orders from Adolf Hitler and FM Erwin Rommel. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/34

[1944-1947]

Papers relating to the campaign of 2 Army in Normandy, including notes of operations of 3 Canadian, 3, 50 and 6 Airborne (particularly 5 Parachute Bde) Divs, Jun-Sep 1944; transcript of a narrative recorded by Wilmot, as BBC war correspondent with 6 Airborne Div, in a glider bound for France on 6 Jun 1944; Wilmot's correspondence with Brig Edward Earnshaw Eden Cass, Cdr 8 Infantry Bde, dated 1947. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/35

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to 2 Army intelligence reports on the build-up of German forces in North West Europe during 1944, including pre-invasion summaries; details of the organisation and structure of German divisions, Apr-May; and reports and estimates of German positions in France, the Low Countries and German borders, Sep-Nov. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/36

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to operations of 2 Army in Normandy during Jun 1944, including notes of attacks on Caumont, Tilly-sur-Seulles, Villers-Bocage and Caen; account by Maj I B Aird of 4 County London Yeomanry and report to HQ by Brig (William) Robert (Norris) Hinde, Cdr 22 Armoured Bde, on operations against Villers-Bocage. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/37

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to operations of US Divisions, particularly 2, 3 and 7 Armoured, in North West Europe during 1944 including details, mainly taken from Wilmot's war correspondent notebooks, of their role in the capture and defence of St Lo, Jul; Operation COBRA, 1 US Army's breakout from the Cherbourg peninsula, Jul; Battle of Mortain, Jul-Aug; attack in the Falaise Pocket, Aug; advance across France, through Belgium to the Siegfried Line, Aug-Sep; Ardennes campaign, Dec. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/38

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to the use of tanks in the campaign in Northern France, including information from Allied intelligence summaries on German Army organisation and tank tactics during Aug 1944, and text of a despatch from Wilmot for the BBC and Australian Broadcasting Commission, 'The strength and weakness of our tanks' dated Aug. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/39

[1945-1947]

Papers relating to landing of 5 US Corps, particularly 1 US Infantry Div, on Omaha beach on D-Day and operations up to the capture of Caumont in Jun 1944, including comments of the Corps Cdr Lt Gen L T Gerow, Lt Col Alan Jolly, Cdr 4 Royal Tank Regt, and Maj Gen Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, on employment of tanks and difficulties encountered during the initial landings. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/40

[1946-1947]

Papers relating to landings of 7 US Corps on Utah beach on D-Day and operations up to the capture of Cherbourg in Jun 1944, including correspondence with Maj Gen Harold W Blakeley, former Artillery Commander of 4 US Infantry Div in Normandy, dated 1946-1947; notes on operations of 4 US Infantry, 101 and 82 US Airborne Divs. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/41

[1945-1946]

Papers relating to Operation EPSOM, the offensive by 2 Army to cross the Odon and Orne rivers south-west of Caen, Jun-Jul 1944, including notes and extracts from Allied Army situation reports, operational orders and official histories, and from the telephone log of 7 German Army and other German sources; account of fighting around Caen by Maj Anthony D Parsons, a company commander in 4 Wiltshire Regt. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/42

[1946-1947]

Papers relating to Operation GOODWOOD, the attack by 2 Army south-east of Caen, Jul 1944, including notes from German sources detailing the German perspective and tactical response; accounts by Allied commanding officers; extracts from reports in The Times, 17-21 Jul. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/43

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to closing the Falaise Gap: the planning and execution of Operation COBRA, the American break-out from the Cherbourg peninsula, Jul 1944, and Operation BLUECOAT, the attack by 8 and 30 Corps southward from Caumont to seize the Mont Pinçon area, protect the American flank and prevent the Germans forming a new front along the Vire River, including notes from official Allied and German sources. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/44

[1946]

Papers relating to the Battle of Mortain, Aug 1944 including notes from Allied and German sources on the American advance, German counter-attack and American defence; extracts from Operations (G-3) reports on 30 US Infantry Div during the German attack at Mortain. With extracts of G-3 reports on the campaign of 30 US Infantry Div in North West Europe, 10 Jun 1944-21 Aug 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/45

[1946]

Papers relating to Allied attack on the Falaise Pocket in Aug 1944, including notes from official Allied sources on planning and execution of Operations TOTALIZE and TRACTABLE, the attack towards and break through to Falaise by 1 Canadian Army, Jul-Aug 1944; accounts of the role of 4 and 5 Wiltshire Rgts in the attack on Mont Pinçon, Aug 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/46

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to the Allied advance, particularly by 3 US Army, across France and Belgium to the Siegfried Line, Aug-Sep 1944, including notes from Allied Army official histories, reports and Wilmot's war-correspondent notebooks on operations of 2, 3, 6 and 7 US Armoured and 1 US Infantry Divs. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/47

[1947-1948]

Papers relating to strategy of Allied commanders in North West Europe, Aug-Oct 1944, including extracts of communications between FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery and Gen Dwight David Eisenhower; notes from reports of 3 US Army; notes from Eisenhower's memoirs, Crusade in Europe (Doubleday, New York, 1948). 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/48

[1946-1949]

Papers relating to Allied logistics and supply problems during operations in North West Europe in 1944 and 1945, particularly Aug-Sep 1944, including article by Brig C Ravenhill, originally published in Royal United Service Institution Journal, Nov 1946; notes from 21 Army administrative history and from an interview in Jan 1949 with Maj Gen Sir Miles William Arthur Peel Graham, former Chief Administrative Officer, 21 Army. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/49

[1945-1946]

Papers, mainly notes from official sources, relating to the Allied capture of Channel ports Le Havre, Boulogne and Calais, and operations for securing the port of Antwerp for use by Allied forces, particularly capture of the Breskens Pocket and Walcheren Island, Sep-Nov 1944, including Chief of Imperial General Staff 'Current Reports from Overseas no. 80' on the taking of Flushing on Walcheren Island in Nov 1944, dated 14 Mar 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/50

[1947-1951],1957

Papers relating to Operation MARKET GARDEN, Sep 1944, the failed attempt by the Allied troops to land airborne divisions at Nijmegen, Eindhoven and Arnhem behind the German lines in Holland and seize a bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem, including notes from reports of British and American airborne divisions; notes from official sources and interrogation of Gen Kurt Student, Cdr 1 German Parachute Army on the German tactical response; notes from interview in Jul 1947 with members of Arnhem police and other witnesses providing Dutch perspective of MARKET GARDEN; analysis of allegations made in 1950 by Col Oreste Pinto, wartime head of Dutch counter-espionage at SHAEF, that the Allied plan was betrayed by a Dutch spy called Christian Lindemans. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/51

[1947-1948]

Papers relating to the Allied advance towards the Rhine, Nov-Dec 1944, including the attack on the Roer River near Aachen, mainly brief notes from 1, 3, 6 and 9 US Army reports and memoirs of Allied commanders Dwight David Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe (Doubleday, New York, 1948), and George Smith Patton, War As I Knew It (Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1947). 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/52

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to the German military recovery in North West Europe, Sep-Dec 1944, including notes on formation of new divisions. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/53

[1945-1951]

Papers relating to the German offensive in the Ardennes, Allied counter-attack and Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Feb 1945, including notes of interrogations of German generals on planning, launch and course of assault; notes of interviews in 1949 and 1951 with FM Viscount Bernard Law Montgomery and Maj Gen Kenneth William Dobson Strong, Gen Dwight Eisenhower's Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence (G-2), in Western Europe; accounts of operations of Allied divisions particularly 82 US Airborne; notes from Robert E Merriam's book Dark December (Ziff-Davis, Chicago, 1948); article on American perspective of Battle of the Bulge, by Hanson W Baldwin, New York Times Magazine, Dec 1946. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/54

[1946]

Papers relating to the Allied assault in the Lower Rhineland, Feb-Mar 1945, incorporating Operation VERITABLE, the offensive against the Reichswald commanded by 1 Canadian Army and Operation GRENADE, the assault of 9 US Army across the Roer River, including notes on role of 15 Scottish Infantry Div in VERITABLE and accounts by Maj Gen Gwilym Ivor Thomas, Cdr 43 Infantry Div, and Maj Anthony D Parsons, company commander in 4 Wiltshire Regt, of the fighting around Cleve and Goch. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/55

[1945-1952]

Papers relating to Operation PLUNDER, the Allied crossing of the Rhine in North West Germany, Mar 1945, and the advance to the Baltic Sea, including galley proof of official account of 8 Corps operations and details of 5 Parachute Bde operations in Germany, Mar-May 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/56

[1945-1952]

Extracts of dispatches [to London] describing the progress of Allied forces in North West Europe and Red Army in Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 6 Jun-29 Sep 1944; extracts of reports in The Times on the Normandy invasion, total German war casualties and British counter-radar measures. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/57

[1945-1948]

Papers relating to the plot to assassinate Hitler on 20 Jul 1944, including analyses of the existing evidence on opposition to Adolf Hitler and the origins, motivation, planning, implementation and consequences of the 20 Jul plot; accounts of eye-witnesses and conspiracy members; notes of an interview in Dec 1945 with Maj Gen Günther Blumentritt; text of an article by Franklin L Ford published in The American Historical Review, Jul 1946; article by German anti-Nazi Fabian von Schlabrendorff, 'Our two tries to kill Hitler', Saturday Evening Post, 20 and 27 Jul 1946; script of BBC radio programme by Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper, broadcast in Jul 1947. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/58

[1945-1946]

Papers relating to the actions of the Nazi Party leadership and OKW prior to the fall of Berlin, Apr-May 1945, including press releases of Control Commission for Germany, British Element, Public Relations Branch, on Adolf Hitler's final days, last will and testament, marriage to Eva Braun and suicide on 30 Apr; memoirs of POW Gen Karl Koller, Chief of Staff to the OKL, chronicling General Staff events, 14 Apr-8 May 1945; eye-witness accounts of the Führer's last days by Nicolaus von Below, Hitler's air adjutant and personal friend, and by Hanna Reitsch, German test-pilot who accompanied Lt Gen Ritter von Greim to the Berlin bunker where Hitler appointed him Commander in Chief of the OKL in place of Hermann Göring. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/59

[1944-1951]

Papers relating to German V weapons, particularly development and production of V1 flying bombs (pilotless aeroplanes) and V2 long-range rocket bombs, and their employment in the offensive against Britain and Antwerp after Jun 1944, including notes from German sources particularly records of 155 Flak Regt; script of a BBC radio programme on V weapons by Bernard Newman, 'A Secret War' from the 'Now it can be told' series, broadcast in Feb 1951; text of an article on British intelligence on German weaponry during World War Two, from Royal United Services Institute Journal, Aug 1947; text of Duncan Edwin Duncan Sandys' review of flying bomb attacks on London, in The Times, 8 Sep 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/60

[1952-1953]

Papers relating to the development of guided weapons by Germany, Britain, USA and Soviet Union from 1939 to 1953, including articles by Wilmot for The Observer, Oct 1953, on the post-war impact of guided missiles on traditional air power and defence policy; script by Wilmot for broadcast to Pacific and North American Services, on British testing of atomic weapons at Woomera Rocket Range, central Australia, Oct 1953; articles by Gen Omar Nelson Bradley in the Saturday Evening Post, 22 and 29 Aug 1953, on American post-war national security and the development of weapons; Flying Review, Oct 1953, RAF journal containing an article by Kenneth W Gatland, 'The threat: Russia's guided missiles'. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/61

[1947-1950]

Statistics relating to Allied and German casualties of World War Two, including article by Col Elbridge Colby entitled 'Replacements for a field army in combat', Infantry Journal, Mar 1947, referring to the North West Europe campaign, 1944-1945.
1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/62-92 Notebooks, 1944-1949 covering the Allied campaign in North West Europe, Jun 1944-May 1945, including operations and notes on interviews and for broadcasts. (These notebooks were compiled by Wilmot in his


Liddell Hart: 15/15/62

1944 Jun 6-11

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 1', covering the first days of the Normandy campaign, including D-Day landing in glider with 6 Airborne Div near the Orne River and canal from Caen to the sea; initial operations of 7 and 9 Parachute Bns and 3 and 5 Parachute Bdes; French civilian and German military reaction; numbers and descriptions of POWs. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/63

1944 Jun 12-1944 Jul 10

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 2', covering the Normandy campaign, including operations of 30 Corps and 7, 8 and 19 US Corps; the advance to Caen; movements of SS Panzer Divs. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/64

1944 Jul 12-30

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 3', covering the Normandy campaign, including operations of 2 and 3 Canadian Divs, 8 Corps and 11 Armoured Div; Operations BLUECOAT and GOODWOOD. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/65

1944 Aug 1-14

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 4', covering the break-out from Normandy and advance towards Falaise, including operations of 8 Corps, particularly 11 Armoured and 15 Scottish Divs; interrogations of German POWs and hostile relations between SS and Wehrmacht troops. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/66

1944 Aug 21-1944 Sep 3

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 5', covering the campaign in Northern France, including advance to Falaise and the Seine and fighting around Amiens and Arras. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/67

1944 Sep 6-13

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 6', covering the campaign in Northern France and Belgium including battle for the Albert Canal; advance to Antwerp; the underground press in Brussels. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/68

1944 Sep 14-23

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 7', covering the campaign in Belgium and Holland, including Belgian resistance movement; break through the Siegfried Line towards Aachen in Germany by 1 US Army; assaults on Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem in Holland including operations of Guards Armoured Div and 30 Corps and Grenadier Guards crossing the Waal Bridge at Nijmegen. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/69

1944 Sep 23-1944 Oct 26

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 8', covering the campaign in Holland particularly around Eindhoven and Arnhem including operations of 8 Corps and 1 Airborne Div. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/70

1944 Oct 27-1944 Nov 22

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 9', covering the campaign in Holland including operations of 7 US Armoured Div; capture of Maas Canal and Walcheran Island; German concentration camp in Vught; effects of food shortages in Eindhoven before and after liberation including rationing, malnutrition and black market. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15 71

1944 Nov 23-1944 Dec 27

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 10', covering operations in Belgium and Holland including attack towards the Roer River; German counter-attack in the Ardennes; Christmas rations and entertainment for Allied forces in Belgium. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/72

1944 Dec 28-1945 Jan 16

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 11', covering Allied defence against German counter-attack in Ardennes, particularly Bastogne, St Vith and Rochefort, including operations of 1 and 3 US Army. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/73

1945 Feb 7-20

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 12', covering the Allied advance towards the Rhine including the Reichswald offensive; attack on the Roer River dams; operations of 30 Corps. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/74

1945 Feb 22-1945 Mar 13

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 13', covering the Allied advance into Western Germany towards the Rhine supported by strategic bombing and fighter attacks, such as Operation CLARION, intended to disrupt German industry, communications and morale; fighting along the Roer River; operations of 9 US Army. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/75

1945 Mar 18-1945 Apr 8

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 14', covering the Allied crossing of the Rhine in Holland and North Germany including Operation PLUNDER; airborne assaults; capture of Wesel and Rees; advance into the Ruhr and central Germany. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/76

1945 Apr 9-1945 May 2

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 15', covering the Allied advance in North Germany towards the Elbe River and Baltic Sea including assaults on Bremen, Lüneberg and Hamburg; operations of 9 US Army and 11 Armoured Div; and rounding-up of German POWs. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/77

1945 May 3-11

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 16', covering the final German collapse in Europe, including surrender of German forces in Denmark and Germany north east of the Elbe River, particularly Hamburg; the unconditional surrender of all German forces on all fronts by Gen Alfred Jodl and Adm Hans von Friedeburg, at SHAEF HQ, Rheims, morning of 7 May 1945, and implementation of the terms. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/78

1945 May 16-1945 Jun 1

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 17', covering post-surrender Germany, particularly administration problems in British zone of occupation including food supply, displaced persons, refugees, dissemination of public information and shortages of labour, coal and transport; capture of SS leader Heinrich Himmler and his suicide at Lüneberg, 23 May 1945; demobilisation of German soldiers. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/79

[1944-1949]

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 18', covering the advance through North West Europe, Jul 1944-Feb 1945, by 2 Canadian Infantry Div including the Falaise Pocket offensive and Operation TRACTABLE; 3 Canadian Infantry Div including the Falaise Pocket offensive and Operation TOTALIZE. With notes on career and character of Lt Gen Guy Simonds, Cdr 2 Canadian Corps. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/80

[1944-1949]

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 19', covering the advance through North West Europe, Jun 1944-May 1945, by British troops, particularly 43 and 15 Infantry Divisions, including Operations GOODWOOD, EPSOM, BLUECOAT, VERITABLE and MARKET GARDEN. With analysis of style of command of FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/81

[1944-1949]

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 20', covering the advance through North West Europe, Jun 1944-Feb 1945, by 82 US Airborne Div including D-Day; Cherbourg campaign; Operation MARKET GARDEN; Ardennes offensive. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/82

[1944-1949]

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 21', covering the advance through North West Europe, Jun-Dec 1944, by 29 US Infantry Div including D-Day and Battle of St Lo; 2 US Armoured Div including Normandy campaign, advance across Northern France and Ardennes offensive. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/83

[1944-1949]

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 22', covering the advance through North West Europe, Aug-Dec 1944, by 7 US Armoured Div including Seine crossing and Ardennes offensive; 84 US Infantry Div including attack in Aachen area and towards the Roer River in Germany. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/84

[1944-1949]

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 23', covering the advance through North West Europe, Jul 1944-Jan 1945, by 6 US Armoured Div including Brittany campaign; 3 US Armoured Div including Normandy break-out, Operation COBRA, Battle of Mortain, and advance across Northern France through Belgium to the Siegfried Line. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/85

[1944-1949]

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 24', covering the advance through North West Europe, Jun 1944-Mar 1945, by 3 US Army including assault in Brittany; 9 US Infantry Div including Operation COBRA and Ardennes offensive; 38 US Cavalry Squadron including attack on Vire and entry into Paris; 79 US Infantry Div including Rhine crossing. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/86

[1944-1949]

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 25', covering the advance through North West Europe, Jun-Dec 1944, by 1 US Infantry Div including Normandy landings, Operation COBRA, assaults on Mons, Mortain and Aachen; 99 US Infantry Div including Ardennes offensive. With notes from 1 Infantry Div Intelligence (G-2) reports on mass surrenders of Nazis in Harz Mountains, North West Germany, Apr 1945. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/87

[1944-1949]

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 26', on the strategy and styles of command of Gen Dwight David Eisenhower and FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery during the Allied campaign in Europe, 1944-1945. With details of Gen George Smith Patton's views on leadership, necessity of troop discipline and general tactics. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/88

[1944-1949]

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 27', on available German documentary sources, particularly interrogations of captured senior German commanders, relating to military strategy, planning, tactics, and war economy during World War Two. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/89

[1944-1949]

Notebook entitled 'Invasion 28', on Allied operations in France and Holland, including planning of advance to Falaise and its execution as Operation TOTALIZE by 1 Canadian Army, Aug 1944; attack on Arnhem in Sep 1944. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/90

[1944-1949]

Notes on documentary sources relating to the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/91

[1944-1949]

Index of sources relating to World War Two, including details of post-war interrogation reports and persons to be approached for information. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/92/1

[1944-1949]

Notepad containing Wilmot's brief research notes towards the writing of The Struggle for Europe. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/92/2

[1944-1949]

Notepad containing Wilmot's brief research notes towards the writing of The Struggle for Europe. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/93-124 Allied Army sources, 1944-1952, including the Allied campaign, North West Europe, Jun 1944-May 1945


Liddell Hart: 15/15/93

1944 Jul 1-1945 Apr 29

'Weekly Intelligence summary', numbers 15-58, issued by SHAEF Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence branch, including appraisal of Axis forces operations, dispositions, defences, capabilities, supplies and transportation on European and Russian fronts; strength of the Reich economy; political situation in Europe particularly Axis powers and German occupied countries; German and Allied air activity in Western Europe including the Mediterranean; German V-weapons; global Axis and Allied naval operations; German fleet and U-boat programme. Illustrated with maps showing German dispositions and orders of battle. 29 summaries, incomplete series. 4 files (formerly 15/15/94)


Liddell Hart: 15/15/94

1944 Jun 17-1944 Dec 7

'8 Corps Intelligence Summary', 8 unnumbered for 6-25 Jun 1944 and numbers 1-132, relating to the Allied campaign in North West Europe, issued at intervals between 24 and 72 hours, including appraisal of 8 Corps operations and Axis forces situation, dispositions, equipment, methods, defences, organisation, orders of battle, reinforcements and losses; identified locations of German army units; names of Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS commanders with information on military career, ability and personality of particular individuals; special reports, notably on resistance activity, captured German documents and interrogation of German POWs. Some illustrated with maps of local terrain and German dispositions. 104 summaries, incomplete series. 2 files (formerly half of 15/15/95)


Liddell Hart: 15/15/95

1944 Jun-1945 Apr

'30 Corps Intelligence Summary', 1 unnumbered for Apr to 5 Jun 1944 and numbers 412-643, on the Allied campaign in North West Europe, issued at intervals between one day and one week, including appraisal of 30 Corps operations and Axis forces situation, equipment, methods, defences, supplies, organisation, reinforcements, orders of battle; identified locations of German army units; names of Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS commanders with information on military career, ability and personality of particular individuals; special reports, notably on resistance activity, living conditions under German occupation, captured German documents and interrogation of German POWs. Some illustrated with maps of local terrain and German dispositions. 157 summaries, incomplete series. 3 files


Liddell Hart: 15/15/96

1945 May-1946 Mar

Papers relating to 1 Canadian Army, including 'First Canadian Army Intelligence Periodical', numbers 1-5, 14 May-22 Jun 1945, with articles on the German surrender, German generals, Adolf Hitler's personality and conduct of war, relations between the OKW and Nazi Party leadership and history, organisation, methods and operations of the Wehrmacht particularly in Germany and Holland during Mar-May 1945; report by Canadian Military HQ Historical Section, dated 21 Mar 1946, on advance into North West Germany and liberation of Holland, 23 Mar-5 May 1945; two printed maps showing operations of 1 Canadian Army in Northern Holland and North West Germany, Mar-Apr 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/97

1943-1947 Jul

Papers, mainly of the War Office Directorate of Tactical Investigation, relating to Operation GOODWOOD, 2 Army's assault south east of Caen, 18-21 Jul 1944, including 8 Corps operations and operation instruction issued 16 Jul 1944; air support by Bomber Command; report by 8 Corps Cdr Maj Gen Sir Richard Nugent O'Connor; four maps, Caen, Troarn, Aunay-sur-Odon and St Pierre-sur-Dives, France (Geographical Section General Staff No 4250, War Office, 1942, second edition 1943), sheets 7F/1-4, scale 1:50,000. With letter to Liddell Hart, dated 23 Jul 1947, enclosing copies of pre-operational notes on GOODWOOD by FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery and 2 Army commander Lt Gen Miles Dempsey. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/98

1943-1944 Dec

Papers of the War Office Directorate of Tactical Investigation relating to Operation ASTONIA, the capture of Le Havre by British forces, 10-12 Sep 1944, including account of planning and the assault; 1 Corps operation instruction with details of air support by Bomber Command, issued 6 Sep 1944; 1 Corps Royal Artillery operation order issued 9 Sep 1944; four adjoining maps including Cauville, Montivilliers and [Le Havre], France (Geographical Section General Staff No 4041, War Office, second edition Mar 1944), sheets 123 NW, NE, SW and SE, scale 1:25,000; map Le Havre-Amiens, France (Geographical Section General Staff No 4042, War Office, 1938, second edition 1943), sheet 4, scale 1:250,000. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/99

1943-1945 Sep

Papers of the War Office Directorate of Tactical Investigation relating to the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, including details of German planning; account of events during Dec 1944; 1 US Army and German Army orders of battle; summary of 30 Corps operation instruction issued 29 Dec 1944; map showing operations of 5 Panzer Army (Geographical Section General Staff Miscellaneous 247, War Office, 1945), scale 1:200,000; ten printed maps showing scheduled convoy moves of 1 US Army from 17 to 26 Dec 1944; five adjoining maps, including Brussels-Liége, Köln, and Trier, covering area in Belgium, Germany and France surrounding the Ardennes, including Brussels, Antwerp, Köln, Wiesbaden, Saarbrücken, Nancy, Verdun and Charleroi (Geographical Section General Staff No 4042, War Office, 1937 and 1938, second edition 1943), sheets 3, 6, 9, K50 and K51, scale 1:250,000. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/100

1945 Jun

Brief summaries of operations by 3 US Army in North West Europe, Aug 1944-Mar 1945, issued by 3 US Army HQ, including details of the campaign in France, from Avranches and Brest to the Moselle River, Aug-Sep 1944; assault on German defences along the Moselle River, Sep-Nov 1944; capture of Metz and the Saar campaign, Nov-Dec 1944; operations in the Ardennes from Bastogne to St Vith, Dec 1944-Jan 1945; advance from Eifel Mountains to the Rhine and the capture of Trier, Jan-Mar 1945. 3 vols


Liddell Hart: 15/15/101

1945 Oct

Papers of Canadian Military HQ Historical Section relating to operations of 1 Canadian Army in North West Europe, Jun-Oct 1944, including details of landings and operations in Normandy to 31 Jul 1944; Operation TOTALIZE, the break through south of Caen towards Falaise, 7-11 Aug 1944; Operation TRACTABLE, the capture of Falaise, 14-16 Aug 1944; advance across the Seine; capture of Channel ports Dieppe, Le Havre, Boulogne and Calais, 31 Aug-1 Oct; advance in Belgium including crossing the Albert and Antwerp-Turnhout Canals 21-27 Sep; ten printed maps illustrating the advance from Caen to Antwerp, 6 Jun-1 Oct, prepared for the Historical Section, General Staff, Canadian Military HQ, London. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/102

[1945-1946]

'79th Division History', five editions covering operations of 79 US Infantry Division in North West Europe, Jun-Sep 1944 and Feb-Apr 1945, probably issued by 79 Infantry Div HQ, including details of Normandy landings; the capture of Cherbourg and break-out from the Cherbourg Peninsula, Jun-Jul 1944; advance through France, across the Seine and towards Belgium, Aug 1944; assault on the Siegfried Line, Sep 1944; operations in Belgium and Eastern France, Feb 1945; Rhine crossing and advance into Germany, Mar-Apr 1945. 7 booklets


Liddell Hart: 15/15/103

1947 Sep-1948

'Battlefield Tour, Operation BLUECOAT', prepared under direction of G (Training) HQ British Army of the Rhine, Germany, Sep 1947, relating to 8 Corps operations south of Caumont, Normandy, 30-31 Jul 1944, with particular reference to role of 15 Scottish Infantry Div, including details of planning; narrative of events; personal accounts of action; photographs of British and German tanks and aerial view of Caumont, Cahagne, St Martin des Besaces and Sept Vent; map Operation "Bluecoat", including Caumont, Jurques, Le Beny Bocage and St Martin des Besaces, France (Geographical Section, General Staff No 4250, War Office, 1942, second edition 1943, reprinted 1948), scale 1:50,000. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/104

1945 Aug

'An account of the operations of Second Army in Europe, 1944-1945', compiled by 2 Army HQ, England, Aug 1945, including sections on invasion planning; campaign in North West France; crossing the Seine; advance into Belgium; liberation of southern Holland; battle in the Ardennes; clearance of Maas-Rhine area; crossing the Rhine and advance to the Baltic; German surrender and establishment of Allied administration and military government in Germany. With orders of battle; summaries of major operations; maps and plans showing battle situations and progress of the Allied advance; statistics of organisation and build-up of Allied and German forces; description, illustrated with photographs, of conditions in Belsen concentration camp when liberated by 8 Corps on 15 Apr 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/105

[1945-1946]

'Destruction of the German armies in Western Europe, Jun 6 1944-May 9 1945', issued by 12 Army Group HQ, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence (G-2), including details of events leading up to the German surrender in May 1945 and eight printed maps showing the German front-line and dispositions, 21 Jul 1944-23 Apr 1945, prepared by the Engineer Section 12 Army Group, 1944 and 1945, scales, where given, 1:500,000 and 1:1,000,000. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/106

[1945-1946]

Holland and the Canadians (Contact Publishing Company, Amsterdam, Holland, probably 1945-1946), compiled by the Canada-Netherlands Committee as a commemorative gift for the liberating Canadian Army. With text and captions by Maj Norman Phillips, Canadian Army PR Services, and J Mikerk, Secretary Canadian Netherlands Committee, and 150 photographs. Documents Holland before the war; during invasion and occupation including economic exploitation by the Germans, treatment and condition of the civilian population and underground resistance activity; operations of Canadian and other Allied forces advancing into Holland during 1944-1945; German surrender and liberation celebrations. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/107

[1945-1946]

'Air Recce', issued by 1 Canadian Army HQ, London, England. Illustrated account of air reconnaissance by 35 Wing of 84 Group RAF for 1 Canadian Army during the Allied campaign in North West Europe, 1944-1945, including sections on development of the Air Reconnaissance organisation, 1941-1945; methods of obtaining and using all types of visual reconnaissance ('tactical' reconnaissance); techniques of photographic reconnaissance; photographic interpretation; artillery and night reconnaissance; combined operations of 35 Wing and 1 Canadian Army. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/108

1944 Nov

'A graphic history of 82 Airborne Division, Operation MARKET, Holland 1944', issued by the US Army, Nov 1944, intended to supplement a historical narrative (missing) of the US airborne operation to seize bridges, over the Maas and Rhine, between Eindhoven and Arnhem as part of Operation MARKET GARDEN, comprising five printed maps showing progress of operations, 17 Sep-16 Oct 1944, scale 1:35,000 with printed sketch showing seizure of Nijmegen Bridges, 19-20 Sep 1944, scale 1:7,500; two maps issued by the American Map Service, US Army, showing locations of parachute drops and glider landings during Sep1944; statistical studies of the glider and parachute landings during Sep 1944. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/109

1945 Nov

'The administrative history of the operations of 21 Army Group on the continent of Europe 6 Jun 1944-8 May 1945', issued by 21 Army Group HQ, Germany, Nov 1945, including details of troop movements, engineering and electrical works, postal services, transportation, temporary acquisition of land and buildings, military and civilian labour, salvage of resources, provision of food, reinforcements, accommodation of prisoners, medical units, pay and welfare. Illustrated with maps showing locations of administrative bases and medical units during the campaign, graphs and tables showing levels of imports and casualties and diagrams of administrative command structures. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/110

1946 Apr

'Path of the lion', probably issued by 15 Scottish Div HQ, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, Apr 1946, relating to campaign by 15 Scottish Div in North West Europe, Jun 1944-May 1945, including details of participation in Operations EPSOM, Jun 1944, GREENLINE, 12 Corps plan to seize the high ground south of Evrecy prior to GOODWOOD, Jul 1944, and BLUECOAT, Jul-Aug; the Seine crossings and advance into Belgium, Aug-Sep 1944; invasion of Southern France, Aug-Sep 1944; the invasion of Holland, Sep 1944; clearing enemy forces in the Scheldt Estuary up to the Maas and Roer Rivers and in the area between the Maas and Rhine River, Sep 1944-Jan 1945; Operations VERITABLE, Feb 1945, PLUNDER and TORCHLIGHT, Mar 1945; advance from Rhine River to Elbe River and Baltic Sea, Mar-May 1945. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/111

1943

Target: Germany, the Army Air Forces' official story of the 8 Bomber Command's first year over Europe (Simon and Schuster, New York, in co-operation with Life, 1943). 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/112

1941-1942

'Tank Notes of Interest', issued by Australian Military Forces HQ, Melbourne, Australia, 1941 and 1942, containing reprinted articles, mainly from military journals, on tank warfare, 1939-1942, including accounts and analysis of tank operations in Europe, Russia, Middle East, North Africa and Far East, and Allied and German tank development, divisional organisation, tactics and defences. Including articles by Wilmot, 'Keeping an Armoured Division in the Field' and 'Operations of a British Armoured Force in the Western Desert'. (Cover relates to notes 1-41, however 42-120, have been inserted in the binder. Incomplete series.) 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/113

1944 Aug

'Salerno', issued by the Military Intelligence Division of the United States War Department, Washington, DC, for the American forces in action series, Aug 1944, relating to American invasion of Italy from the Paestum beaches to the Volturno River, 9 Sep-6 Oct 1943, including sections on planning; landings; securing the beachhead; German counter-attack; American defence and advance on Avellino, Naples and the Volturno. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/114

[1945-1946]

The First! (probably 1 US Infantry Div HQ, 1945-1946), relating to operations of 1 'Fighting First' US Infantry Div during World War Two, including division history; campaigns in North West Africa, 1942, Sicily, 1943, North West Europe, 1944-1945, and Czechoslovakia, 1945; map showing route of 1 US Infantry Div from France to Czechoslovakia. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/115

1945

Second Report of the Commanding General of the US Army Air Forces to the Secretary of War, dated 27 Feb 1945 (HMSO, London, 1945, originally published by US Government Printing Office), relating to operations of the Army Air Forces, 4 Jan-31 Dec 1944, including details of air war against Germany in North West Europe and the Mediterranean and against Japan in the Pacific, China, and Burma-India; research and development of aircraft engines, weather forecasting techniques, weapons; welfare of forces. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/116

1945 Jun

Mission accomplished (J J Weber, Leipzig, Germany, Jun 1945), compiled from the official history of 7 US Corps, relating to operations of 7 US Corps in North West Europe, 1944-1945, including details of the Normandy landings and campaign; advance across France; battle in the Ardennes; occupation of the Rhineland. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/117

[1945-1946]

The Canadian Scottish, compiled from records of 16 Battalion Canadian Scottish Regt, relating to operations of Canadian Scottish Infantry Regt in North West Europe, Jun 1944-May 1945. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/118

ND

Listed missing in 1977.


Liddell Hart: 15/15/119

[1945-1946]

The Wyvern in North West Europe (probably 43 Wessex Div HQ, 1945-1946), relating to operations of 43 Wessex Div, 24 Jun 1944-8 May 1945. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/120

[1945-1946]

4th Canadian Armoured Brigade (printed and produced by West Brothers, Mitcham, probably 1945-1946), compiled from the war diary of each regiment in the brigade, relating to operations in North West Europe, Jul 1944-May 1945, including roll of honour and list of service awards. With printed map showing route of the brigade from Courseulles in France to Varel in Germany, 26 Jul 1944-5 May 1945. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/121

1945 Apr

The Battle of the Ardennes, by Sgt Theodore Draper (Historical Section 84 US Infantry Div, Liége, Apr 1945), relating to of operations of 84 US Infantry Div, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, including Battle of the Bulge. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/122

1952 Dec

Guide to Captured German Documents, prepared by War Documentation Project of the USAF Air University Human Resources Research Institute, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, USA, Dec 1952, including list of collections held in Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine, Paris, Library of Congress, Hoover Institute and Library, National Archives of the US, Netherlands State Institute for War Documentation, Amsterdam, Yiddish Scientific Insitute-Yivo, New York; list of books and periodicals containing or referring to captured documents; subject and person index. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/123

1945

'Belgium, the story of the Bulge', nine printed maps showing operations of 82 US Airborne Div in the Ardennes, 18 Dec 1944-18 Feb 1945, intended to supplement a historical narrative (missing), dated 8 Mar and 8 Apr 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/124

1945 Aug

A Souvenir Booklet for the Officers, Enlisted Men and Civilians Who Made History with the Third US Army in the European Theater of Operations 1944-1945 (3 US Army HQ, Bad Tolz, Germany, Aug 1945), illustrated with photographs, maps, and reproduced introduction pages of reports by 3 US Army Office of Assistant Chief of Staff general sections of personnel, intelligence, operations, logistics and supply and civil affairs, and special sections, notably anti-aircraft, chemical, engineering, medical, ordnance, Provost Marshal (military policing) and signals. 1 vol


Liddell Hart: 15/15/125-136 Assessments, 1942-1951, of and by US and British political and military leaders, 1939-1945


Liddell Hart: 15/15/125

1949

Papers relating to critical analysis of the second volume of Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill's war memoirs, Their Finest Hour (Cassell and Co, London, 1949), including annotated transcript of a discussion between W D Clark and Wilmot broadcast by the BBC, 2 Aug 1949; notes by Liddell Hart; Wilmot's notes on the book and on the nature of Churchill's leadership. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/126

1948

Notes and questions prepared by Wilmot for an interview in 1948 with Maj Gen Sir (Edward) Ian (Claud) Jacob, Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet 1939-1946, on Allied grand strategy planning at conferences in London and Washington, 1942, and Casablanca, Washington and Quebec, 1943, including decisions on Operations SLEDGHAMMER, the 1942 plan for limited invasion of France in Cherbourg peninsula in 1943, TORCH, invasion of North West Africa in Nov 1942 and OVERLORD. See LH15/15/1 for notes of the interview. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/127

1942-1949

Papers assessing the career of FM Viscount Bernard Law Montgomery in North West Europe, 1944-1945, including Wilmot's notes of interviews in 1946 and 1949 containing Montgomery's views on SHAEF strategy and commanders particularly after Gen Dwight Eisenhower assumed direct control of land forces, 1 Sep 1944; extracts from Montgomery's instructions, directives and communications with Eisenhower; extracts from SHAEF directives; script of a recording by Wilmot, 'First soldier of Europe', scheduled to be broadcast by the BBC European Service, 8 Oct 1948. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/128

1947 Mar

Text of four Lees Knowles Lectures on Scientific and Military Affairs, on the effect and role of air power in modern war, delivered by MRAF Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder of Gleguin, at Cambridge, with particular reference to the relation of air power to sea and land warfare in World War One and World War Two. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/129

1949-1950

Papers relating to Wilmot's research on behalf of Gavin Merrick Long, General Editor of the Official History of Australia in World War Two, mainly correspondence with FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell arranging an interview on the political and strategic background of the decision to send a BEF to Greece in 1941 and list of the questions submitted to Wavell. See 15/15/14 for notes of the interview. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/130

1946

Papers relating to views of Allied commanders on SHAEF strategy and operations in North West Europe, 1944, including notes of interviews in 1946 with Gen Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey, Cdr 2 Army, and Lt Gen Sir Brian Gwynne Horrocks, Cdr 30 Corps; list of questions to submit to Lt Gen Guy Simonds, Cdr 2 Canadian Corps; notes of discussion in 1946 with Maj Gen Sir Percy (Cleghorn Stanley) Hobart, Cdr 79 Armoured Div, particularly on development of amphibious armour and equipment, including DD (Duplex-Drive) tanks, for the sea-crossing to Normandy in Jun 1944. With extract of a paper, dated 21 Oct 1917, by Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Minister of Munitions, on objectives of an air offensive. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/131

1946 Jun-Jul

'Eisenhower's six great decisions', a series of articles by Lt Gen Walter Bedell Smith, US Ambassador to Russia and former Chief of Staff, Allied Expeditionary Force, in the Saturday Evening Post, Jun-Jul 1946, providing an insight into strategy decisions of the Allied and German High Commands in North West Europe, 1944-1945. Articles individually titled 'The invasion gamble', 'Normandy turning point', 'The Battle of the Bulge', 'Victory west of the Rhine' and 'Encirclement of the Ruhr'. Final article in the series missing. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/132

1951

Papers relating to the military career of Gen Omar Nelson Bradley including 'The war America fought', a series of four articles by Bradley in Life, 1951 adapted from his book A Soldier's Story (Holt, New York, 1951) relating his experiences commanding 2 US Corps in Tunisia and Sicily, 1943, and 12 US Army Group in North West Europe, 1944-1945, with particular reference to relations between US Army commanders and FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery; two-part profile in The New Yorker, Mar 1951 including Bradley's role in the Korean War as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; questions submitted to Bradley by Wilmot on strategy in North West Europe, 1944-1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/133

1949 Feb 5

Transcript of BBC Radio discussion programme on Gen Dwight David Eisenhower's book Crusade in Europe (Doubleday, New York, 1948), in which Brig John George Smyth, VC, former military correspondent 1943-1946, Edgar Trevor Williams, Fellow of Balliol College Oxford and former Chief Intelligence Officer to FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, and Wilmot assess the value of the book as source material contributing to the historical record of World War Two and consider Eisenhower's personality, style, quality of command and relations with other commanders and political leaders. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/134

1948

Brief notes by Wilmot on the leadership skills of Gen George Catlett Marshall and short profile of his character and career by Alistair Cooke, in The Listener, 8 Apr 1948. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/135

1945-1947

Papers assessing the military career of Gen George Smith Patton particularly as Cdr 3 US Army in North West Europe, 1944-1945, including an article by Vincent Sheean, 'The Patton legend-and Patton as is', Saturday Evening Post, 23 Jun 1945 and newspaper reviews of Patton's book War As I Knew It (Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1947). 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/136

1949-1951

Papers relating to the career and character of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt particularly during World War Two, including series of articles in the News Chronicle, 15-24 Jan 1951 featuring a selection of letters from the forthcoming publication of his private, war-time correspondence, 1939-1945, with heads of state, senior politicians, and friends; extracts of propaganda speeches broadcast by Roosevelt, Nov 1942-Mar 1945; article on his medical case history, 'The truth about FDR's health' by Karl C Wold, MD, in Look, 15 Feb 1949. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/137-145 , Papers 1944-1956, relating to German political and military policy, 1939-1945


Liddell Hart: 15/15/137

1945 Oct-1946 Mar

Certified translations of Reich official documents, Feb 1940-Aug 1943, relating to Operation BARBAROSSA, German invasion of the Soviet Union in Jun 1941, and administration, economic exploitation and demographic reorganisation of occupied territories in the USSR and Poland, including treatment of civilian populations and political and military functionaries. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/138

1945 Oct-1948 Mar

Papers, mainly certified translations of Reich official documents, Jan 1939-Apr 1943, relating to Germany's relations with Japan and America particularly over the German invasion of Russia in Jun 1941 and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in Dec 1941, including German Foreign Ministry minutes of meetings of Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop with Japanese Ambassador in Berlin Gen Count Hiroshi Oshima and Japanese Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka, Mar 1941-Apr 1943. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/139

1945 Sep-1946 Jul

Papers relating to the policies of Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler, including certified translations of Reich official documents, Oct 1941-Mar 1944, on instructions and speeches on the administration of concentration camps, execution of Russian and Polish POWs, lebensraum and racial selection policies, extermination of Jews, use of foreign labour, and duties and personal qualities required in all SS members; copy of post-war deposition by Dr Rezsö Kastner, a Hungarian-Jewish Zionist, on his role as an intermediary with the Germans in their policies towards Hungarian Jews during 1944; article by Maj Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper analysing the character of Himmler, in the New York Times Magazine, 21 Jul 1946. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/140

1945 Oct-[1950]

Papers relating to Gen Alfred Jodl, OKW Chief of Operations Staff, including extracts from his diary, Feb-May 1940, on preparations for the German invasions of Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium and France, Apr-May 1940; photocopy of original diary entries describing the signing of the German unconditional surrender; undated newspaper cutting of a letter written by Jodl's wife Luise, in which she refutes statements in Rommel, by Desmond Young (Collins, London, 1950), about Jodl's character and attitude to Hitler. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/141

1945 Oct-Nov

Papers relating to Albert Speer, Reichsminister of Armaments and War Production, 1943-1945, including certified translations of Reich official documents, notably selected minutes of Central Planning Board conferences on labour supply and coal output, 24 Jul 1942-25 May 1944, and extracts of minutes of Speer's conferences with Hitler on deportations and forced labour, 19 Aug 1942-9 Apr 1944; transcript of an interrogation of Speer at Nuremberg on 18 Oct 1945, to determine the structure of the Central Planning Board and establish the extent of his knowledge of and responsibility in the use and conditions of forced labour; list of positions in the Nazi Party and German government held by Speer, 1932-1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/142

1945 Sep-Nov

Papers relating to recruitment and treatment of voluntary and forced labour from German occupied Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Baltic States and White Russia, including certified translations of Reich official documents, Feb 1940-Jun 1944, notably policy directives and memoranda of Fritz Sauckel, Plenipotentiary-General for Labour Mobilisation, and Alfred Rosenberg, Reichsminister for the Occupied Eastern Territories; Sauckel's reports to Hitler; extracts of Sauckel's testimony at Nuremberg, 5 Sep and 5 Oct 1945, on procedures for setting labour quotas and liaison with OKW for their completion; list of positions in the Nazi Party and German government held by Sauckel, 1925-1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/143

1945 Oct-1946 Mar

Papers relating to Adolf Hitler's pre-war foreign policy and conduct of the war particularly annexation of the Sudetenland, invasion of Czechoslovakia, Poland, Balkans and Russia, including certified translations of Reich official documents, Feb 1938-Apr 1942, notably minutes of Hitler's conferences with foreign leaders and representatives; directives, memoranda and speeches to service commanders and senior party members; text (in German) of recorded extracts of speeches, Sep 1938-Mar 1943; extracts from speeches in the Reichstag and at Nazi Party rallies broadcast to the nation, Sep 1939-Feb 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/144

1946 Aug

Transcript of final statements to the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, 31 Aug 1946, by Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Alfred Rosenberg, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Julius Streicher, Walter Funk, Hjalmar Schacht, Erich Raeder and Baldur von Schirach. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/145/1

[1946]

Papers relating to Supreme and High Command of German armed forces,World War Two, including certified translations of Führer, OKW and OKH directives on operations, 1940-1944, situation reports and memoranda of OKW Operational Staff HQ concerning Europe and Russia, 1943, and OKW 'Special issue of notes for the officer corps' relating to necessity for disciplined following of orders and stating circumstances in which surrender is permitted, dated Aug 1944; extracts and notes on Führer conference minutes, Jan 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/145/2

[1947]

Papers relating to operations and tactics of the German Army, 1943-1944, including extracts from campaign diaries of 7 German Army, Nov 1943-Jul 1944; extracts from telephone log of 7 German Army, 6-30 Jun 1944; transcripts of weekly situation reports from Chief of Staff, Army Group B, Lt Gen Hans Speidel, to OKW on operations in Normandy, Jun-Jul 1944; War Office Public Relations dossier of German Army documents for the press, dated 1947, on the war on the Western Front, Jun-Oct 1944, particularly situation reports and analyses. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/145/3

[1945]

Papers relating to German naval operations during World War Two, including extracts from files of OKM, Aug 1939-Apr 1941; paper [by Wilmot] on Operation SEALION, containing extracts from war diaries of German naval staff, staff files and OKW directives; notes from Nuremberg trial proceedings on Grand Adm Karl Dönitz's conduct of the U-boat war, his relations with the Nazi Party and Hitler, 1939-1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/145/4

[1946]

Papers relating to relations between Adolf Hitler and the German generals, including text of an article by Gen Walter Warlimont on the General Staff's declining influence on operations and their increasing subordination to the views of Hitler, 1939-1945, originally published in Interim, the British Army of the Rhine intelligence review, 4 Mar 1946; extracts from the diaries of Dr Joseph Goebbels, Mar 1942 and Mar-Nov 1943 on Hitler's complaints about the German generals' opposition to Nazism and the conduct of the war; transcript of FM Günther von Kluge's 'suicide' letter to Hitler, following his removal from control of the High Command West and Army Group B, Aug 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/145/5

1944 Jul-1946 Sep

Papers relating to opposition to Adolf Hitler, including text of article by Hugh Trevor-Roper, 'The German Opposition, 1937-1944'; deposition, dated Mar 1946, by Gen of the Air Force Karl Koller concerning opposition of the OKL to Hitler's order that bailed out Allied bomber crews be turned over by the Luftwaffe to the SD for execution; notes and papers on the plot to assassinate Hitler, 20 Jul 1944. See also 15/15/57 for papers on the opposition to Hitler. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/145/6

[1945-1946]

Papers relating to the German war economy including notes from a survey by Albert Speer on war industry output, 1942-1944; statistics of supply and wastage by OKH of armoured vehicles, equipment, arms and ammunition, 1939-1944; brochure on the Krupp company in Essen, compiled by Krupp Control, Essen, British Army of the Rhine, Dec 1946, containing chronology of Krupp works, 1811-1946, with structure and output during the war, and details of activities in Essen, mainly mining locomotive repairs, production of agricultural machinery spares, and manufacture of tungsten and stainless steel. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/145/7

[1945-1946]

Papers relating to destruction of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw by the SS in May 1943, including certified translations of report by Jürgen Stroop, Warsaw District SS and Police Führer, dated May 1943, and daily progress reports by Stroop to Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger, Higher SS and Police Führer East, dated 19 Apr-16 May 1943. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/145/8

[1944-1945]

Papers relating to Nazi propaganda, including extracts from BBC-recorded speeches by Adolf Hitler, 1938-1943; text of speeches by Hermann Göring broadcast by German home stations in Sep 1942 on war situation, and in Jan 1943 (in German) on the Wehrmacht; texts of propaganda articles by Dr Joseph Goebbels in Das Reich, broadcast by the German Home Service, 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/145/9

1945 Nov

Certified translation of an undated report by Robert Scholz, Chief of Special Staff for Pictorial Art, on the seizure of valuable works formerly owned by Jews in the occupied Western territories in Europe, particularly the Rothschild family in France, between Oct 1940 and Jul 1944, including works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Franz Hals, Vermeer van Delft, Velasquez, Murillo and Goya. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/145/10

1945 Oct-1946 Apr

Papers relating to the career of Gen Alfred Jodl, OKW Chief of Operations Staff, comprising analysis of extracts from his diary, Feb 1937-May 1940; text of speech by Jodl to the Reich and Gau leaders reviewing the war situation, 7 Nov 1943; testimony by military colleagues and associates of Jodl, Dec 1945-Apr 1946, establishing his sphere of responsibility in the Third Reich, his role in Hitler's rise to power, pre-war foreign policy and issuing of war time orders which violated international law, and the extent of his knowledge of the Jewish holocaust. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/145/11

1945 Nov-Dec

Papers relating to analysis of the war by Maj Gen Günther Blumentritt, former Chief of Staff to Commander in Chief, West: 'Reflections on the war 1939-1945', dated Nov 1945, and his paper on the development of the Prussian-German officer corps to 1945, dated Dec 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/145/12

[1944]-1956

Papers relating to German war-time occupation and invasion plans, including certified translations of a report on the political preparation for German military occupation of Norway, dated 15 Jun 1940; OKW Operations Staff directives on dealing with Norwegian resistance, dated Feb and Apr 1945; agreements and conference minutes on the German-Bulgarian-Rumanian plan to attack Greece and Turkey, dated Feb 1941; German-Italian plans for operations against Yugoslavia, dated Mar 1941. With letter, dated Feb 1956, from Liddell Hart to Hans-Adolf Jacobsen, commenting on his comparison of the plan devised by Gen Erich von Manstein with the OKH's plan, code-named FALL GELB, for the offensive in Western Europe, 1940. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/3/146-155 Reports and notes on interrogations ofcaptured World War Two German commanders, 1944-1950



Liddell Hart: 15/3/146-148 Interrogation reports on captured German commanders, compiled by Canadian Military HQ, 1945-1946


Liddell Hart: 15/15/146/1

1945 Aug 25

Copy of special interrogation report on Lt Gen Edgar Feuchtinger, Cdr 21 Panzer Div, compiled by Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/146/2

[1945]

Copy of special interrogation report on Brig Kurt Meyer, Cdr 12 SS Panzer Div 'Hitler Jugend', compiled by Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/146/3

[1945]

Copy of special interrogation report on Brigadier Wisch, Cdr 1 SS Panzer Div 'Adolf Hitler', compiled by Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/146/4

[1945]

Copy of special interrogation report on Lt Gen Friedrich August Schack, Cdr 272 Infantry Div, compiled by Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/146/5

[1945]

Copy of special interrogation report on Maj Gen Sanders, Cdr 245 Infantry Div, compiled by Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/146/6

[1945]

Copy of special interrogation report on Lt Gen Eugen-Felix Schwalbe, Cdr 344 Infantry Div, 719 Infantry Div and 88 Corps, compiled by Canadian Military HQ 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/146/7

[1945]

Copy of special interrogation report on Lt Gen Erich Diestel, Cdr 346 Infantry Div, compiled by Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/146/8

[1945]

Copy of special interrogation report on Lt Gen Fritz Bayerlein, Cdr Panzer Lehr Div and later 53 Panzer Corps, compiled by Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/146/9

[1945]

Copy of interrogation report on Gen Joseph 'Sepp' Dietrich, Cdr 1 SS Panzer Corps and 6 SS Panzer Army, compiled by Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/147/1

1946 Jan 12

Copy of special interrogation report on Col Eberhard Wildermuth, Commandant Fortress Le Havre, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/147/2

[1945-1946]

Copy of special interrogation report on Lt Col Ludwig Schroeder, Commandant Fortress Calais, compiled by Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/147/3

1945 Dec 6

Copy of special interrogation report on Lt Gen Ferdinand Heim, Commandant Fortress Boulogne, compiled by Military Intelligence Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/147/4

1946 Feb 1

Copy of special interrogation report on FM Karl von Rundstedt, Commander in Chief West, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/147/5

1945 Dec 15

Copy of special interrogation report on Gen Kurt Student, Cdr Army Group H and Commander in Chief Paratroops, compiled by Military Intelligence Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/147/6

1945 Dec 23

Copy of special interrogation report on Gen Alfred Schlemm, Cdr 1 Parachute Army, compiled by Military Intelligence Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/147/7

1946 Jan 5

Copy of special interrogation report on Gen Erich Straube, Cdr 86 Infantry Corps, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/1

1946 May 22

Copy of special interrogation report on Maj Gen Günther Blumentritt, Chief of Staff to Commander in Chief West, Cdr 25 Army, Cdr 1 Parachute Army, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/2

1946 Jun 13

Copy of special interrogation report on Lt Gen Wilhelm Daser, Cdr 70 Infantry Div, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/3

1946 Apr 1

Copy of special interrogation report on Maj Gen Heinz Fiebig, Cdr 84 Infantry Div, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/4

[1946]

Copy of special interrogation report on Gen Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz, Cdr 2 Panzer Div and 47 Panzer Corps, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/5

1946 Nov 13

Copy of special interrogation report on Gen Richard Heidrich, Cdr 1 Parachute Div and Cdr 1 Parachute Corps, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/6

1946 Mar 20

Copy of special interrogation report on Gen Eugen Meindl, Cdr 2 Parachute Corps, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/7

1946 Sep 17

Copy of special interrogation report on Lt Gen Wolfgang Pickert, Cdr 3 Flak Corps, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/8

1946 Sep 13

Copy of special interrogation report on Lt Gen Hermann Plocher, Cdr 6 Parachute Div, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/9

1946 Dec 1946

Copy of special interrogation report on Gen Leo Freiherr Geyr von Schweppenburg, Cdr Panzer Group West, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/10

1946 Nov 27

Copy of special interrogation report on Gen Otto Sponheimer, Cdr 67 Infantry Corps, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/11

1946 Oct 24

Copy of special interrogation report on Gen Heinrich von Vietinghoff, Cdr 10 Army, Commander in Chief Army Group C, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/12

1946 Sep 24

Copy of special interrogation report on Gen Gustav von Zangen, Cdr 15 Army, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/13

1946 Dec 9

Copy of special interrogation report on Gen Hans Eberbach, Cdr Panzer Group West and 5 Panzer Army, compiled by Historical Section, Canadian Military HQ. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/14

[1945-1946]

Extracts from interrogations of Gen Hans Eberbach, Cdr Panser Group West and 5 Panzer Army and Lt Gen Elfeldt, Cdr 84 Corps. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/148/15

1946 Mar 25

Extract of an interrogation of Gen Franz Halder at Nuremberg, on Hitler's strategy during the BEF's withdrawal towards Dunkirk, May 1940, including interview questions and answers. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149 Liddell Hart's notes from conversations with captured German commanders, 1945-1948 (see also LH9/24)


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/1

1945 Dec 10-17

Liddell Hart's notes from three conversations with Gen Hasso von Manteuffel on his war career, notably operations in the Ardennes and the use of tanks in that offensive and in the Russian campaign. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/2

1948 Nov 28

Copy of a letter from Gen Kurt Student to Liddell Hart on planning and tactics in German airborne assaults on Belgium and Holland, 1940, Crete, 1941, Russia, 1941 and the Ardennes, 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/3

1945 Oct 26-1946 Jan 3

Liddell Hart's notes from three conversations with FM Karl von Rundstedt on his military career, planning and strategy in the campaign in North West Europe, 1940, invasion of Russia, 1941, preparations for the Allied invasion of France, 1944, and the Ardennes offensive 1944-1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/4

[1945-1946]

Liddell Hart's notes from a conversation with Maj Gen Johann Crammer on the war in North Africa and the plot to assassinate Hitler on 20 Jul 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/5

1945 Dec 31

Liddell Hart's notes from a conversation with Lt Gen Elfeldt on his military career and operations with 84 Corps in France, 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/6

1945 Nov

Liddell Hart's notes from Gen [Edgar] Röhricht's account of the Reichswehr (Army) and Hitler's rise to power and political consolidation, 1932-1938. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/7

1946 Jan 3

Liddell Hart's notes from a conversation with Gens Gotthard Heinrici, [Edgar] Röhricht and Anton Freiherr von Bechtolsheim on strategy during the offensive in North West Europe, 1940 and invasion of Russia, 1941. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/8

[1946]

Copy of a letter from Maj Gen Günther Blumentritt to Liddell Hart on strategy and tactics in the invasion of Poland, 1939, and the campaign in North West Europe, 1940. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/9

1945 Sep 6

Liddell Hart's notes from a conversation with Gen Kurt von Tippelskirch on operations and strategy in the Russian campaign, 1941-1942, and his command of 30 Infantry Div. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/10

1945 Sep 6

Liddell Hart's notes from a conversation with Gen Jahn, on his command of 14 Army Artillery operations in Italy 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/11

1945 Aug 9

Liddell Hart's notes from conversations with R Adm Siegfried von Engel, former Assistant Director of Personnel, German Navy, V Adm Brinkmann, former Cdr of cruiser PRINZ EUGEN, and R Adm Breuning, Director of Mining Operations and member of German Naval Staff since 1937, on various aspects of the war at sea, including extent of co-operation between the German and Japanese navies, use of radar and acoustic mines. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/12

1945 Oct 26-1945 Nov 1

Liddell Hart's notes from two conversations with Gen Kurt Dittmar on his radio commentaries on the war's progress, his military career, relations between OKW and OKH and grand strategy. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/13

1945 Aug 9-1946 Jan 7

Liddell Hart's notes from three conversations with FM Ewald von Kleist on the German offensive in North West Europe, 1940, his command of 1 Panzer Army in the Russian campaign, 1941-1943, and effects of Allied bombing on the civilian population in Dresden, Feb 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/14

[1945-1946]

Liddell Hart's notes from a conversation with Lt Gen Curt von Siewert, on command and strategy contribution of FM Walter von Brauchitsch to whom he was formerly adjutant. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/149/15

[1945-1946]

[Liddell Hart's] brief analysis of the British defence plan at Alamein, the Battle of Alam Halfa, 31 Aug 1942. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/150-155 Papers relating to German commanders, including Wilmot's notes on interrogations, 1944-1950


Liddell Hart: 15/15/150/1

1945 Oct

Wilmot's notes on the interrogation of FM Wilhelm Keitel concerning reasons for Allied success in Normandy and the Ardennes, 1944. 1 file.


Liddell Hart: 15/15/150/2

1945 Oct

Wilmot's notes on the interrogation of Gen Franz Halder concerning relations between Adolf Hitler, OKW and OKH, 1938-1943. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/150/3

1945 Oct

Wilmot's notes on the interrogation of Gen Kurt Zeitzler concerning reasons for his appointment as Chief of Army General Staff in Sep 1942, his sphere of responsibility and activities in post including analysis of and relations with Hitler and OKW; resignation in Jul 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/150/4

1945 Oct

Wilmot's notes on the interrogation of Albert Speer concerning his assessment of Adolf Hitler's character changes during progress of the war, and Hitler as Supreme Cdr. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/150/5

1945 Oct

Wilmot's notes on the interrogation of Gen Walter Warlimont, concerning the campaign in Northern France, 1944 and relations between OKW, OKH, Nazi Party and SS, 1935-1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/150/6

1945 Oct

Wilmot's notes on the interrogation of FM Karl von Rundstedt concerning strategy during Allied invasion of Normandy and the Ardennes offensive. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/150/7

1945 Oct

Wilmot's notes on the interrogation of Maj Gen Günther Blumentritt concerning German defensive strategy in preparation for and during the Allied invasion of Normandy. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/150/8

1945 Oct

Wilmot's notes on the interrogation of SS Gen Josef 'Sepp' Dietrich concerning his career, German defensive action in Caen, Jun 1944, and strategy in the Ardennes, Dec 1944-Jan 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/150/9

1945 Oct

Wilmot's notes on the interrogation of Gen Alfred Jodl and SS Gen Josef 'Sepp' Dietrich concerning German deceptive manoeuvres prior to the Ardennes offensive, Dec 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/150/10

1945 Jun 9

Copy of letter from E J Foord, 21 Army Group Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence (G-2), to Edgar T Williams, Chief Intelligence Officer to FM Sir Bernard Montgomery, enclosing notes from his interviews with Gen Alfred Jodl, FM Wilhelm Keitel and FM Albrecht Kesselring, on German grand strategy during World War Two, particularly plans to invade England in 1940, reasons for the invasion of USSR in 1941, reaction to the Allied invasion of North Africa in 1942, strategy in Eastern Europe during 1943, reaction to the Allied invasion of Western Europe in 1944 and responsibility for devising the counter-offensive in the Ardennes, Dec 1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/150/11

[1945-1946]

Wilmot's notes on the interrogation of Gen Kurt Student concerning expansion of the parachute forces and operations in Northern France, Holland and the Ardennes, 1943-1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/150/12

1945 Oct

Wilmot's notes on conversation with Gen Karl von Rundstedt, Gen Hasso von Manteuffel, Maj Gen Günther Blumentritt and Gen Kruse concerning planning and launching of the Ardennes offensive, Dec 1944, including assessment of reasons for failure, Jan 1945. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/151

1950 Apr-Aug

Notes of interviews with Gen Fritz Bayerlein on German tank organisation, including comparison to Russian and other Allied tanks during war; view on future design; operations in Normandy, 1944; military preparations for invasion of Russia. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/152

1945-1949

Notes from talks with Gen Günther Blumentritt and his letters to Wilmot answering questions submitted on grand strategy of Hitler and the German generals in Western Europe, 1940, Russia ,1941-1942, and France, 1944, with particular reference to German General Staff relations with each other and Hitler. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/153

1948-1949

Wilmot's correspondence with British and American war-time intelligence officers, investigating claims made in German sources and by author Robert Merriam in his book Dark December (Ziff-Davis, Chicago, 1948) that FM Günther von Kluge attempted to make contact with the Western Allies during the Falaise Pocket campaign, Jul-Aug 1944, to negotiate the surrender of German forces. Including reference to von Kluge's involvement in plot to assassinate Hitler, 20 Jul 1944; Hitler's suspicions after the 24-hour break in radio contact between von Kluge and Führer HQ; von Kluge's relief from command and suicide on 18 Aug 1944. With text of von Kluge's final letter to Hitler, denying disloyalty, justifying his strategy and entreating the Führer to surrender if it becomes impossible for Germany to win the war. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/154

1944-1948

Papers relating to FM Erwin Rommel's relations with Hitler, including notes on his opinion of Hitler before the war, strategy in Normandy, Jun-Jul 1944, involvement with conspirators of the plot to assassinate Hitler, 20 Jul 1944 and increasing opposition to Hitler's continuation of the war in Jul 1944; account, dated Apr 1946, by POW V Adm Friedrich Ruge for the US Army Historical Section, of Rommel's measures to counter the Allied invasion of France, 1944; extracts from diaries of Dr Joseph Goebbels' referring to the progress of Rommel's campaigns, Jan 1942-Jul 1943; article by Countess Waldek, 'What really happened to Rommel' Readers' Digest, Dec 1948. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/155

1945-1948

Notes on interrogation of Gen Walter Warlimont, Deputy Chief of Operations Staff, concerning German intelligence estimates and defensive preparations prior to Allied invasion of France in 1944 and strategy of Hitler and the High Command following the launch of Operation OVERLORD. Also letter from Warlimont to Liddell Hart commenting on the latter's book The Other Side of the Hill (Cassell, London, 1948) with particular observations on the role and influence of the OKW and OKH in grand strategy, Hitler's relations with his generals, and methods of formulating strategy, 1939-1944. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/156-163 Drafts of 'Great Crusade', published as The Struggle for Europe (Collins, London, 1952), with related correspondence, 1945-1952


Liddell Hart: 15/15/156

[1951]

Synopses for the book The Struggle for Europe, including background to its writing, and drafts of chapter outlines with target dates for completion. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/157

1947-1951

Samples and lists of maps for inclusion in The Struggle for Europe, including manuscript examples. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/158

[1945-1951]

Draft and revision papers for The Struggle for Europe, including points for final checking; further queries and sources to investigate; comments on draft chapters by Liddell Hart and C P Stacey, Director Historical Section, Canadian Army HQ; draft chapters and chapter outlines. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/159

1946-1951

Wilmot's research correspondence, particularly with war-time Allied commanding and intelligence officers, mainly relating to Allied and German operations in North West Europe, 1944-1945, including correspondence with Maj Gen Gerard Corfield Bucknall, former Cdr 30 Corps, on Operation PERCH the attack on Villers-Bocage 12-13 Jun 1944; George Kennedy Allen Bell, Bishop of Chichester, on the plot the assassinate Hitler, 20 Jul 1944; Gen Sir John Tredinnick Crocker, former Cdr 1 Corps, on D-Day landings; Allen Welsh Dulles, on FM Günther von Kluge's alleged failed attempt to surrender to Gen George Smith Patton's 3 US Army on 15 Aug 1944. Arranged alphabetically by surname, from A to D. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/160

1946-1949

Wilmot's research correspondence, particularly with war-time Allied commanding and intelligence officers, mainly relating to Allied and German operations in North West Europe, 1944-1945, including correspondence with Brig William Robert Narris Hinde, former Cdr 22 Armoured Bde, on Operation PERCH, and Maj Gen Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart, former Cdr 79 Armoured Div, on the D-Day landings and role of DD (Duplex-Drive) tanks and specialised armour. Arranged alphabetically by surname from F to J. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/161

1946-1951

Wilmot's research correspondence, particularly with war-time Allied commanding and intelligence officers, mainly relating to Allied and German operations in North West Europe, 1944-1945, including copy of a Dutch report, dated 17 Sep 1944, by state policeman J van Kuijk on the battle for Arnhem, sent by Charles Labouchere of Holland, and correspondence with Lt Col Ian Murray, on their glider flight over the Channel to Normandy on 6 Jun 1944, and Col Henry Rourke of Melbourne, Australia, on British and American policy during planning of Operation OVERLORD. Arranged alphabetically by surname from L to S. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/162

1946-1951

Wilmot's research correspondence, particularly with war-time Allied commanders and intelligence officers, mainly relating to Allied and German operations in North West Europe, 1944-1945, including correspondence with Maj Gen D A van Hilten of Holland on Operation MARKET GARDEN at Arnhem, Nijmegen and Eindhoven, Sep 1944, and the role Christian Lindemans who allegedly betrayed the Allied plan to the Germans; Maj Hugh Trevor-Roper, on the German plot to assassinate Hitler on 20 Jul 1944. Arranged alphabetically by surname, from T to W. 1 file


Liddell Hart: 15/15/163 Previous lists of the papers of Chester Wilmot, 1952-1971


Liddell Hart: 15/15/163

1952-1971

Previous lists of the papers of Chester Wilmot, including a list of files collected 8 Aug 1954 and a list of additional papers made in Jun 1971. With letter, dated 4 Mar 1952, from Gladys Leisenring to Wilmot, containing her comments on his recently published book The Struggle for Europe. 1 file

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