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

Letters to newspapers and journals, 1927-1968

References on this page: LIDDELL HART: 6


LIDDELL HART: 6/1927/1

1927 Mar 18

'Casualties on Western Front', newspaper cutting of letter from 'Regimental Officer' (LIDDELL HART) to the editor of The Times


LIDDELL HART: 6/1927/1a

1927 Apr 4

Letter to editor of The Times on casualties on the Western Front, with letter from editor refusing publication


LIDDELL HART: 6/1927/2

1927 Jul

Journal cutting of letter to editor of Cavalry Journal by LIDDELL HART replying to criticism of his views on tanks


LIDDELL HART: 6/1928/1

1928 Jan 3

Letter signed 'Student of History' (LIDDELL HART) written in part to refute Gen Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien's charge that Sir Winston Churchill's The world crisis (Thornton Butterworth, London, 1923-31) was biased against the Allied High Command. Manuscript and typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1931/1

1931 Nov 5

'British expert asserts Joffre gross blunderer', newspaper cutting of letter to editor of Boston Herald by LIDDELL HART on Marshal Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre


LIDDELL HART: 6/1932/1

1932 Jul 21

'Lectures on Field Service Regulations III', newspaper cutting of letter to editor of Army, Navy and Air Force Gazette by LIDDELL HART


LIDDELL HART: 6/1932/2-3

1932 Dec 29

'An open letter to General X', by LIDDELL HART published in Army, Navy and Air Force Gazette, with printed and typescript copies of letter including list of individuals sent copies


LIDDELL HART: 6/1933/1

1933 Feb 9-23

'The Western Front', newspaper cutting of letter to the editor of Army, Navy and Air Force Gazette by LIDDELL HART, replying to a book review (included) containing a statement critical of LIDDELL HART's opinions on the Western Front


LIDDELL HART: 6/1933/2

1933 Mar 19

'The military mind' newspaper cutting of letter to editor of Fighting Forces by LIDDELL HART including brief quotations from past British military leaders


LIDDELL HART: 6/1934/1

1934 Jan 11

Letter (by LIDDELL HART) on responsibility for the state of the army, typescript with manuscript additions


LIDDELL HART: 6/1934/2

1934 Jan 29-1934 Feb 4

'Guibert-and Napoleon', newspaper cutting of letter to editor of Sunday Times by LIDDELL HART, including a newspaper cutting of a following letter to editor of Sunday Times, and copies of letters from and to Naomi Royde-Smith


LIDDELL HART: 6/1934/3

1934 Feb 24-1934 Mar 10

'Lord Haig and machine-guns', newspaper cutting of letter to editor of The Field by LIDDELL HART responding to a remark of a book reviewer about him in previous issue; with newspaper cutting of the review 'Cloud-capped conquest,' by R M of Behind the smoke screen by Brig Gen Percy Robert Clifford Groves (Faber & Faber, London, 1934)


LIDDELL HART: 6/1934/4

1934 May 3

Letter to editor of Canadian Defence Quarterly by LIDDELL HART (typescript) criticising article by Capt Wilfrid Heighington on David Lloyd George's War memoirs (Ivor Nicholson & Watson, London, 1933-36)


LIDDELL HART: 6/1934/5

1934 Sep 21-28

'The Somme offensive', newspaper cutting of letter to editor of The Spectator by LIDDELL HART in reply to review by Henry Wilson Harris of volume 3 of David Lloyd George's War memoirs (Ivor Nicholson & Watson, London, 1933-36), including copy of review, 'Crisis and controversy', The Spectator, 21 Sep 1934


LIDDELL HART: 6/1934/6

1934 Nov 6-7

Unpublished letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Times commenting on previous letter of Prof Gilbert Murray and discussing education, propaganda and war; with editor's reply refusing to print letter


LIDDELL HART: 6/1934/7

1934 Nov 20-23

'Mr Lloyd George and Passchendaele', letter by LIDDELL HART concerning the third battle of Ypres, letter to editor of The Spectator commenting upon an item in 'A Spectator's note-book' The Spectator, 16 Nov 1934


LIDDELL HART: 6/1934/8

1934 Dec

Unpublished draft of a letter to editor of The Army, Navy and Air Force Gazette by LIDDELL HART supporting suggestion in volume 4 of David Lloyd George's War Memoirs (Ivor Nicholson & Watson, London, 1933-36) that facts were withheld from the British Cabinet during World War One and disputing article (attached) 'Mr Lloyd George and Earl Haig' in British Legion Journal, Dec 1934


LIDDELL HART: 6/1934/9

1934 Apr 11

Cutting from The Fighting Forces of letter to editor by LIDDELL HART concerning quotation of his opinions of Napoleon by a previous contributor, Mr Symons


LIDDELL HART: 6/1935/1

1935 Jan 24-31

'Grant and Lee', newspaper cutting of letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Army, Navy and Air Force Gazette, including later newspaper cutting apologising for a misprint in the letter


LIDDELL HART: 6/1935/2

1935 Feb 22-1935 Mar 6

Letter to editor of Army Quarterly by LIDDELL HART criticising an editorial on volume 4 of David Lloyd George's War Memoirs (Ivor Nicholson & Watson, London, 1933-36) and supporting Lloyd George's account of the weather conditions during the battle of Passchendaele; with newspaper cutting and typescript of letter and cutting of an editorial reply to LIDDELL HART, 6 Mar 1934


LIDDELL HART: 6/1935/3

1935 Mar 13-20

'A strong case for dual firing', newspaper cutting of joint letter to editor of The Daily Telegraph by LIDDELL HART and A H Pollen, on adapting warships to use coal as well as oil for fuel, including cutting of letter by Arthur Rogers (20 Mar 1935) commenting on that of LIDDELL HART and Pollen


LIDDELL HART: 6/1935/4

1935 May 25

Letter to editor of the Royal United Service Institute Journal by LIDDELL HART (unpublished?) commenting upon their review of volume 2 of Alfred Duff Cooper's Haig (Faber & Faber, London, 1935)


LIDDELL HART: 6/1937/1

1937 Jun 28

Letter to editor of the Infantry Journal by LIDDELL HART concerning an article by Maj Richard G Tindall on the battle of the Marne. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1939/1

1939 Jul 10

Letter to editor of The Listener by LIDDELL HART concerning the Australian Army and conscription in World War One. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1939/2

1939 Aug 11

Letter by LIDDELL HART, no addressee given, concerning retirement age for officers, favouring younger officers. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/1

1940 Mar 4

Letter to editor of The Spectator by LIDDELL HART concerning Gen James Edward Edmonds's view that a 3 to 1 superiority of numbers in war is necessary. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/2

1940 Mar 18

Letter to editor of The Spectator by LIDDELL HART concerning Gen James Edward Edmonds's reply to LIDDELL HART, 6/1940/1. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/3

1940 Mar 8-29

'Numbers in war' file of newspaper cuttings of correspondence with editor of The Spectator by LIDDELL HART, Gen James Edward Edmonds and others debating Edmonds's views on superiority of numbers required for victory in war


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/4

1940 Mar 5-23

Correspondence between Richard Jennings, editor of Daily Mirror, and LIDDELL HART arising from a leader referring to LIDDELL HART's views that Britain should adopt a defensive posture in World War Two.Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/5-8

1940 Apr 29-1940 Jun 10

Correspondence in Lincolnshire Echo and Lincolnshire Standard between LIDDELL HART and FM Sir Archibald Armar Montgomery-Massingberd concerning the latter's call on the British Legion to help stop seditious talk and literature; with typescripts and cuttings including reports of original speech, 27 Apr 1940


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/9

1940 Jun 4-14

Three unpublished letters from LIDDELL HART to Lt Col E A Windyeatt, Clerk to the Justices at Totnes, arising out of a summons under the Lighting Restrictions Order. File including diagram and 'Blackout offenses' an article from Totnes Times (1940 Jun 8) reporting verdict


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/10

1940 Jul 16-1940 Sep 19

Letter to editor of St Louis Post-Dispatch by LIDDELL HART responding to an article (cutting included) critical of his theory of military strategy', with related newspaper cuttings from the American press


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/11-13

1940 Sep 7-1940 Oct 5

Letter to editor of New Statesman by LIDDELL HART responding to an attack, signed 'A Rhinoceros' on his writings (included) concerning use of offensive and defensive strategies. With letter in typescript and as published, and newspaper cutting 'LIDDELL HART's theories' by A J Cummings from News Chronicle commenting on the letter


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/14-15

1940 Sep 23-1940 Oct 22

'The allies's strategy in the early stages of the war: Captain LIDDELL HART's indictment', letter to editor of Manchester Guardian by LIDDELL HART, replying to criticism of his defence theories in a previous letter to the editor (included) and accusing the British and French governments of inadequate war planning With the letter in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/16

1940 Oct 22-1940 Dec 17

Newspaper cuttings (22), chiefly American, reporting LIDDELL HART's letter to the editor of Manchester Guardian at LH 6/1940/15 accusing British and French governments of inadequate war planning


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/17

1940 Sep 2-1940 Dec 7

'Early reverses of allies laid to faulty strategy', letter to editor of New York Times by LIDDELL HART replying to criticism in 'The defense of Britain' an article by Hanson W Baldwin (included) and favouring air and mechanized forces over a large infantry. With letter in typescript and as published and newspaper article 'British war strategy in dispute' by John A Stevenson from the Toronto (Canada) Globe, 7 Dec 1940, commenting on the above letters


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/18

1940 Nov 29

Letter to editor of Auckland Weekly News by LIDDELL HART commenting upon an article published on the campaign in France. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/19

1940 Sep 27-1941 Feb 11

Letter to editor of Montreal Daily Star by LIDDELL HART replying to a leader criticising his theory of defence (included). With letter in typescript and as published and manuscript draft of letter discussing his health in 1939


LIDDELL HART: 6/1940/20

1940 Dec 14

Letter to Gerald Barry of News Chronicle concerning British Army mechanisation and British commanders. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1941/1

1940 Sep 2-1941 Jan 4

Letter to editor of Times of India, (Bombay) by LIDDELL HART replying to an article in their paper (included) on his pre-war estimates of civilian casualties in air attacks


LIDDELL HART: 6/1941/2

1941 Feb 14-1941 Apr

Letter to editor of National Review by LIDDELL HART replying to a previous article called 'The coming crisis' concerning prospects for an early victory. With letter in typescript and as published (initial two paragraphs only) and a newspaper cutting containing a further response by unnamed original author


LIDDELL HART: 6/1941/3

1941 Jun 30-1941 Sep

Letter to editor of Infantry Journal (Washington DC) by LIDDELL HART commenting on Capt Hoffman Nickerson's article 'The new mobility' in the Apr issue. With letter in typescript and as published and another letter discussing lost correspondence


LIDDELL HART: 6/1941/4

1941 Jul 19-1941 Aug 9

Letter to editor of Times Literary Supplement by LIDDELL HART responding to remarks made in a review (included) of Battle for the world by Max Werner (Gollancz, 1941) about LIDDELL HART's pre-war predictions about a German offensive


LIDDELL HART: 6/1941/5

1941 Nov 25

Letter to editor of Montreal Gazette by LIDDELL HART replying to an editorial (included) criticising his views on military defensive. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1941/6

1941 Jul 8-1941 Nov 25

Letter to editor of Palestine Post by LIDDELL HART replying to an item (included) referring to his pre-war predictions about Italy's probable role in the Mediterranean. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1942/1

1942 Jan 1-1941 Mar 4

'Books in war time', newspaper cutting of joint letter to editor of The Times by 18 authors, including LIDDELL HART, warning of dangerous decline of the book trade. With newspaper cutting of six further articles discussing the letter


LIDDELL HART: 6/1942/2

1942 Mar 3-11

'Army officers' training', letter to editor of Manchester Guardian by LIDDELL HART, commenting upon an item in a previous issue (included). With letter in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1942/3-4

1942 Jul 4-11

Letter to editor of The Times by LIDDELL HART on the origins of tank strategy, disputing Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill's giving credit to Général Charles André Joseph Marie De Gaulle over British pioneers. With letter in typescript (2 copies) and as published and two newspaper cuttings reporting LIDDELL HART's views


LIDDELL HART: 6/1942/5-7

1942 Jun 20-1942 Aug 15

Letter to editor of Times Literary Supplement by LIDDELL HART, signed 'Student of tank history' commenting upon their review (included) of Charles De Gaulle a book by Philippe Barrès (Hutchinson, London, 1942) discussing General de Gaulle and the tank. With letter in typescript and as published and newspaper cutting of letter on same subject by 'Another student'


LIDDELL HART: 6/1942/8

1942 Apr 26-1942 Jul 12

Letter to Charles R Wagner via The New York Mirror by LIDDELL HART prompted by Wagner's review (included) of The tools of war by James Roy Newman (Doubleday Doran, 1942) and denying that his theories on air strategy were initially influenced by the Italian Gen Giulio Douhet. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1942/9

1942 May 23-1942 Aug 14

Letter to editor of Johannesburg Star by LIDDELL HART, disputing their suggestion in an article (included) that he wrote under the nom-de-plume 'Strategicus' for the book by Herbert Charles O'Neill From Tobruk to Smolensk (Faber and Faber, 1941)


LIDDELL HART: 6/1942/10

1942 Oct 27-1942 Dec 12

Correspondence between William Bernard Ziff, author of The coming battle of Germany (Hamish Hamilton, London, 1942) and LIDDELL HART concerning Ziff's book, with letter by LIDDELL HART and reply. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1942/11

1942 Oct 30

Typescript copy of a letter to the editor of The Times from LIDDELL HART commenting on Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell's articles on 'Military Genius' (See LIDDELL HART 1/733 Wavell file)


LIDDELL HART: 6/1943/1

1943 Apr 15

Letter to editor of Daily Mail by LIDDELL HART, commenting upon their article by Ian Hay (included) and emphasising role of 7 Armoured Div in North Africa. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1943/2-4

1943 Apr 101943 May 6

'Tank warfare', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of the Times Literary Supplement commenting upon a review (included) of John Reginald Lester Tank Warfare (Allen and Unwin, 1943) and Capt James Robert William Murland The Royal Armoured Corps (Methuen, 1943). With letter in typescript and as published; also letter to Murland praising his book with typescript list of corrections, and Murland's reply


LIDDELL HART: 6/1943/5

1943 Apr 27

'The Eighth Army's leaders', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Spectator seconding a tribute by Capt Quintin Hogg. With newspaper cutting of article from Evening Standard commenting upon the letter


LIDDELL HART: 6/1943/6

1943 Apr 30-1943 May 19

'Captain LIDDELL HART on the origin of the Eighth Army', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Picture Post commenting upon an article they had published (not included). With newspaper cutting of article from Evening Standard commenting upon the letter


LIDDELL HART: 6/1943/7

1943 May 17

Letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Times commenting on 7 Armoured Div. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1945/1

1945 Nov 23-1945 Dec 31

'Hart on Hart', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Time commenting on article (not included), and listing ten points he had made concerning World War Two in 1939. Letter in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1946/1

1946 Apr

'Military logic' letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Harpers Magazine discussing universal military training. Letter in typescript copy and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1948/1

1948 Jun 5-8

'Armed victory has not fulfilled its promise', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Montreal Daily Star commenting upon an article by Shuldham Redfern (not included) and suggesting that World War Two would leave Russia dominant in Europe. Letter in typescript copy and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1949/1

1949 Feb 20

Letter by LIDDELL HART to the editor of The Daily Telegraph defending Leslie Hore-Belisha's work as War Minister. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1949/2

1949 Apr 26-1949 May 26

Correspondence and newspaper cuttings concerning origins of the third battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) and the command of FM Sir Douglas Haig in 1917. Including 'Grim Ypres lesson heeded in 1939-45', letter by LIDDELL HART to the editor of The Daily Telegraph commenting upon their leader (included); 'Passchendaele', a following letter replying to criticism by MRAF Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard of Wolfeton and Maj Gen Sir John Humphrey Davidson of his previous letter (included); seven further newspaper cuttings; and correspondence between LIDDELL HART and H F Thomas, H S Brodie, E R F Southgate and Lt Col J E Drennan. Letters to the editor by LIDDELL HART are in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1950/1

1950 Feb 10

'American policy', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Times, advocating rearming Germany and Japan to counter the threat of Russia. Typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1950/2-3

1950 Mar 19-26

'Neglecting the essential', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Sunday Times responding to article (included) by Scrutator on comparative strengths of army in 1914, 1939 and 1950. Letter in typescript copy and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1951/1-8

1951 Mar 3-1951 Apr 2

'Infantry battle drill', two letters by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Times commenting on article 'Origins and influence of the battle schools' on the development of infantry battle drill. Letters in typescript and as published including two newspaper cuttings of related letters by others


LIDDELL HART: 6/1951/9

1951 Oct 22-29

'Middle East strategy', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Times commenting on article on foreign policy (not included) and discussing strategy in Middle East to contain Russia. Letter in typescript copy and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1952/1

1952 Jan 16

Letter by LIDDELL HART to the editor of Times Literary Supplement commenting upon their article, 'Thus spake Hitler', and the book by Francis Harry Hinsley Hitler's strategy (Cambridge Univ Press, 1951). Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1952/2

1952 Jan 31

Letter by LIDDELL HART to the editor of Times suggesting that FM Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, as Minister of Defence, should be allowed to speak in the House of Commons. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1952/3

1952 Jan 31-1952 Feb 15

'Pétain: Patriot or Traitor?', letter to editor of Times Literary Supplement by LIDDELL HART commenting upon a review of a book by Sisley Huddleston, Pétain: Patriot or Traitor? (Andrew Dakers, London, 1951). Letter in typescript copy and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1953/1-2

[1953]

Draft of a letter to the editor of The Daily Telegraph by LIDDELL HART disputing the motive Sir John Davidson in Haig-Master of the Field (Peter Nevill, London, 1953) attributed to General Sir Douglas Haig for third battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), 1917, with six newspaper cuttings of related correspondence


LIDDELL HART: 6/1954/1

1954 Oct 24-28

'Strategy of atomic war', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Times commenting upon remarks by FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein that all defence planning was based upon the use of nuclear weapons. Letter in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1955/1

1954 Nov 30-1955 Jan 21

'Questions and reflections on present defence planning', a paper by LIDDELL HART arising from letter in 6/1954/1, relating to the implications of the hydrogen bomb. With related notes, published and unpublished correspondence and cuttings, including a newspaper cutting in French of 'Les calculs actuels sont faux' article by LIDDELL HART from L'Express, 5 Jan 1955


LIDDELL HART: 6/1955/2

1955 Jan 20-29

'Realism in defence, effects of atomic power', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Times, continuing discussion in LH 1/1955/1 and four further related newspaper cuttings. Letter in manuscript, typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1955/3

1954 Nov 19-1955 Apr 4

Newspaper cutting collection, many foreign, mostly covering reaction to letter by LIDDELL HART at LH1/1955/1 on atomic warfare


LIDDELL HART: 6/1955/4

1955 Feb 18-1955 Mar 18

Letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Spectator responding to 'Could Britain fight?' (included) a letter by Norman Gibbs on the question of nuclear war. Letter in typescript and part manuscript, with cutting of following letter by Gibbs (18 Mar 1955) mentioning LIDDELL HART and front page article 'The right crusade' from The Spectator, 18 Mar 1955


LIDDELL HART: 6/1955/5

1955 Mar 12

Letter by LIDDELL HART to the editor of The Army Quarterly relating to Bertrand Stewart Prize Essay on Middle East problems by Lt Col Alexander David Robin Graham Wilson, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and the air transport of light-armoured divisions. Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1955/6

1955 Jun 18-1955 Nov 5

'Graduated action, avoiding all-out atomic war' letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Times commenting on previous leader (included). With earlier draft entitled 'The "great deterrent" and "graduated action"'; related correspondence between Donald Tyerman, assistant editor of The Times and LIDDELL HART; six newspaper cuttings of responses to the letter; correspondence between LIDDELL HART and The Spectator; a cutting of an article 'Stage-property shields' from The Spectator, 16 Sep 1955, mentioning the LIDDELL HART letter, and an article 'Graduated deterrence' from The Economist, 5 Nov 1955


LIDDELL HART: 6/1955/7

1955 Dec 13-1956 Jan 2

Unpublished letter to the editor of The Times by LIDDELL HART commenting on article 'Disquiet on the Western Front, ground forces in atomic war' (included). With one manuscript and several typescript drafts; correspondence with The Times concerning publication, including a letter from John Grant enclosing a memorandum from R Adm Sir Anthony Wass Buzzard, 2nd Bt, on graduated deterrence


LIDDELL HART: 6/1956/1

1956 Mar 14-16

'Graduated action in defence', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Spectator, on the strategy of nuclear war. Letter in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1956/2

1956 Jul 17-20

'Cutting expenditure on defence', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Manchester Guardian responding to a leading article on cutting defence spending, including letter to Maj Hector Alastair Hetherington, editor. Letter in manuscript, typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1957/1

1957 Mar 21

'European defence', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Times responding to a leader (not included) concerning strategy for use of strategic and tactical nuclear weapons. Letter in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1957/2

1957 Jul 29-1957 Aug 2

'The Royal Tank regiments, a "disproportionate" cut', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Manchester Guardian responding to previous letter signed 'Cavalryman' (included) and arguing the merits of tank regiments, then being reduced from eight to five, over cavalry regiments. Letter in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1957/3

1957 Nov-1958 Jan 17

'How myths grow-"Passchendaele"', article by LIDDELL HART in The Spectator on the third battle of Ypres sparked by previous article 'The campaign in the mud' by John Terraine (4 Oct 1957) with resulting correspondence including two subsequent letters to the editor by LIDDELL HART published on 2 Dec 1957 and 3 Jan 1958; also with correspondence between Ian Gilmour of The Spectator and LIDDELL HART concerning the article and letter by LIDDELL HART to Brig Gen Cecil Faber Aspinall-Oglander on World War One command


LIDDELL HART: 6/1958/1

1958 Oct 7-1958 Nov

'Charles De Gaulle' letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of National and English Review, John Edward Poynder Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham of Tormarton, responding to a previous article and discussing the influence of De Gaulle on German Col-Gen Heinz Guderian and his theory of mechanised warfare. Letter in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1959/1

1959 Apr 8-11

Unpublished letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Everybody's arising from an article by Douglas Baber relating to Arnhem (included), disputing comments about 'Lindemanns', a Dutch national. Letter in typescript, not published because magazine ceased publishing


LIDDELL HART: 6/1959/2

1959 Aug 8-1960 Jan 12

'The basic truths of Passchendaele' article by LIDDELL HART in Royal United Service Institution Journal commenting upon an article in May issue concerning the third battle of Ypres; including typescript copy of letter to the Journal from Michael (Eliot) Howard, lecturer in war studies, London University. Article in typescript, proof and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1959/3

1959 Nov 9

'Science and Politics', newspaper cutting of joint letter to editor to The Times by LIDDELL HART and Leonard Birmingham, Sir Adrian Cedric Boult, Professor Alexander Haddow, Sir (Harold Walter) Seymour Howard, Sir (Albert) Henry Self and Alastair Sim supporting international cooperation through the United Nations


LIDDELL HART: 6/1959/4

1959 Dec 24-1960 Jan 2

'Writer's plea for racial equality, "cruel irrelevance of discrimination"' newspaper cutting of The Times article reporting declaration against racial discrimination signed by Col [sic] LIDDELL HART with Wystan Hugh (known as W H) Auden, Doris Lessing, Louis MacNeice, Somerset Maugham, Daphne du Maurier, Iris Murdoch, John Osborne, John Boynton (known as J B) Priestley and other writers; including cutting of similar article from The Bookseller


LIDDELL HART: 6/1959/5

1959 Jul

Journal cutting of letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Encounter commenting upon article by Simon Raven (not included) and questioning whether the British army displays a 'feudal' outlook


LIDDELL HART: 6/1961/1

1961 May 8

Letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Tablet commenting upon articles by Capt Eugène Hinterhoff concerning development of the NATO nuclear deterrent, typescript copy


LIDDELL HART: 6/1961/2

1961 Jun 18-26

'NATO and Berlin', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Sunday Times written in response to 'A new strategy for NATO' (included) an article by Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein; LIDDELL HART supports seeking a solution to Berlin problem. With three annotated copies of letter in typescript and as published; also correspondence between LIDDELL HART and John Gay Davis, Assistant editor of the Sunday Times concerning publication and a typescript copy of a letter from Terence Heelas concerning LIDDELL HART's letter


LIDDELL HART: 6/1961/3

1961 Jun-1961 Aug 14

Letter by LIDDELL HART to editor Royal United Service Institution Journal commenting upon letter from Brig Thomas Farquharson Ker Howard on 'The numerical factor in modern war' concerning manpower in World War Two including associated correspondence between Howard and LIDDELL HART


LIDDELL HART: 6/1961/4

1961 Aug 1-17

'"Political Poker" over Berlin' letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Guardian on the weak position of the West in Berlin. Letter in partial manuscript draft (with copy of letter written 1 Aug 1961 to Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein), with newspaper cuttings of related letters


LIDDELL HART: 6/1962/1

1962 Jan 1-1962 Mar

'Mr Olim', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Pauline (published by St Paul's school, London) concerning a review of book by Ernest Raymond Mr Olim (Cassell, London, 1961) based upon a former teacher of LIDDELL HART's. Letter in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1962/2

1962 Jan 9-20

'BAOR (British Army of the Rhine) and the Baltic', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Tablet commenting upon an article by Capt Eugène Hinterhoff (not included) and suggesting that the BAOR be moved to the Baltic region. Letter in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1962/3

1962 Jan 28-1962 Feb 3

'Marine volume aftermath: DoD (United States Department of Defense) censorship shocks LIDDELL HART; he warns against "camouflage" history', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Army-Navy-Air Force Journal relating to book by US Col Robert Debs Heinl, Soldiers of the Sea: The United States Marine Corps, 1775-1962 (United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland, [1962]) with a forward by LIDDELL HART on US Marine Corps history. With letter in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1962/4

1962 Jan 30-1962 Feb 2

'Military bric-a-brac?', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Times on government plan to remove Royal United Service Institution museum from Banqueting House, Whitehall. With letter in manuscript, typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1962/5

1962 Feb 12-23

Letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Peace News commenting on activities of the Committee of 100 (anti-nuclear war protesters). Letter in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1962/6

1962 Apr 9

'"Strategic" bombing', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor Royal United Service Institution Journal commenting upon 'Editor's notes' in the Feb issue discussing the morality of allied bombing policy in World War Two. Manuscript and typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1962/7

1962 May 16-1962 Jun 14

'A feasible task', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Moscow Literary Gazette (Literaturnaya Gazeta) commenting on nuclear disarmament and advocating freedom of travel. With cable from editor inviting submission, typescript of letter, letter as published (in Russian) and translation


LIDDELL HART: 6/1962/8

1962 Aug 31

'Hornblower in command', letter to editor of Times Literary Supplement by LIDDELL HART in praise of Cecil Scott (known as C S) Forester's The General (Michael Joseph, London, 1936). With letter in typescript and as published


LIDDELL HART: 6/1963/1

1963 Sep 9-1963 Oct 15

'Soviet strength', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Sunday Telegraph commenting upon article by Jon Kimche (included), 'Experts wrong about Soviet strength' and suggesting NATO had put out an over-estimated size for the Soviet army. With letter in draft, typescript and as published; also correspondence concerning the letter with editorial staff, Jon Kimche and Lt Col Alun Gwynne Jones and related newspaper cuttings


LIDDELL HART: 6/1964/1

1964 Feb 20-1964 Mar 15

'Deterrent cost' letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Sunday Times commenting upon an article (not included) by David Devine on the V-bomber and discussing utility of development by Britain or France of an independent nuclear force. Letter in typescript and as published with newspaper cutting of a following letter mentioning that of LIDDELL HART


LIDDELL HART: 6/1964/2

1964 Nov 12-30

'Tobruk', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Times Literary Supplement commenting on review (included) of Maj Gen (Richard) Michael Power Carver's Tobruk (Batsford, London, 1964) commenting on suggestion that his writings influenced armoured warfare in World War Two. With letter in manuscript, typescript and as published. Also newspaper cutting of reply to letter by reviewer and correspondence between LIDDELL HART and Carver


LIDDELL HART: 6/1965/1

1965 Jun 11-13

'A watch-dog on defence: heavy penalty', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Sunday Times commenting upon previous article by David Devine (not included) and supporting funding of Royal United Service Institution and Institute for Strategic Studies. With letter in typescript and as published with note from editor


LIDDELL HART: 6/1965/2

1965 Jul 31

Letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Army Quarterly comments on his role in advising Rt Hon Leslie Hore-Belisha when Secretary of State for War (1937-1940) upon the promotion of higher ranking military staff, arising out of a review of Jay Luvaas's The Education of an Army (Cassell, London, 1965). With letter in manuscript and typescript, annotated 'published in Oct issue'


LIDDELL HART: 6/1966/1

1966 May-1966 Nov

Letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Royal United Service Institution Journal responding to letter from Lt Gen Sir Archibald (Edward) Nye (included in typescript copy) concerning controversy about the appointment of Commander of the Imperial General Staff in December 1941 arising from a review of LIDDELL HART's Memoirs (Cassell, London, 1965); including a reply by Nye (in typescript copy) and some subsequent correspondence. Letter in manuscript draft and typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1967/1

1967 Jul-Sep

'Passchendaele myth, Haig's story of a visit from Petain ( Marshal (Henri) Philippe Pétain)', letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Daily Telegraph in response to article (included) on Douglas Haig and third battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 1917. Also three further related letters by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Daily Telegraph 'A mythical plea from Petain, state of French army', 13 Aug 1967; 'Davidson letter', 18 Aug 1967; 'German and allied strengths', 2 Sep 1967; and cuttings of related correspondence; copy of 'How myths grow-Passchendaele', an article by LIDDELL HART, Military Affairs (Winter 1964-5); letters to Sir Edward Beddington-Behrens and from Barrie Pitt and from Capt George Alexander Eugene Douglas Haig, 2nd Earl Haig


LIDDELL HART: 6/1967/2

1967 Dec 29

Letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of Royal United Service Institution Journal commenting upon 'A Single Fighting Arm', an article, (not included) suggesting the integration of armour and infantry in the British Army. Letter in manuscript and typescript annotated 'published in February issue, 1968'


LIDDELL HART: 6/1968/1

1968 Mar 20

Letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of New York Times relating to fictional aspect of the book Spy by Bernard Newman (Victor Gollancz, London, 1935). Typescript


LIDDELL HART: 6/1968/2

1968 May 6-9

'Organisation of intelligence' letter by LIDDELL HART to editor of The Times arguing in favour of a 'independence intelligence organ'. Letter in typescript and as published

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