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

Writings relating to military matters, 1910-1925

References on this page: LIDDELL HART: 7


LIDDELL HART: 7/1910/1

[1910]-1918

Exercise book used by LIDDELL HART, including story 'The Aquilo, or conquest of the world by Aquilo' [1910] and notes on Canadian rugby players and games, 1914-1918. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1913/1-4

1913 Jun-Oct

Letters from LIDDELL HART to his parents, mainly relating to experiences at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. 5pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1913/5-12

1910-1913,1961-1968

Papers relating to LIDDELL HART's early interest in aviation, including letters from Charles Grey Grey, editor of The Aeroplane, criticising LIDDELL HART's views, 1912; short stories, 1913, written in exercise books of the University Tutorial College, London; volume of notes on aviation meetings, including the Imperial Cup, 1915-1916; correspondence dated 1962-1963 with Sir Robert (Howell) Hutchings, ex-pupil of St Paul's School, London, on experiments with model aeroplanes conducted by him and LIDDELL HART, with diagrams by Hutchings, 1912-1913. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1913/13

1913-1914

Pocket diaries, 1913-1914, kept while at St Paul's School, London, and Corpus Christi, Cambridge University, with notes on appointments, notable rugby players, and a self-assessment. 2 vols


LIDDELL HART: 7/1914/1-9

1914 Jun-Dec

Letters from LIDDELL HART to his parents, including news of his temporary commission, [Aug] 1914. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1914/10

1914 Nov 28

Declaration of beliefs before the outbreak of World War One, in respect of pacificism, socialism and conscription, and of beliefs following outbreak, in respect of the aristocracy and compulsory military service. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1914/11

[1914]

Notes on drill movements, 1914. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1915/1-30

1915 Feb-Nov

Letters from LIDDELL HART to his parents while on temporary commission, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, World War One, including preparations for transfer to France; letter for his parents in event of his death, Sep 1915; hospitalisation in Rouen, due to intestinal trouble, Oct. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1915/31

1915 Sep 18-1915 Oct 5

Diary, kept while in 11 Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, later attached to 6 Entrenching Bn and 6 Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, including journey to Boulogne, France, Sep 1915, and digging of trenches in area near Fricourt. With typescript copy. 1 vol, 5pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1915/32

1915 Nov 11-1915 Nov 15

Diary kept on first going into the line in the Ypres salient, including settling into trenches in the area of the Halifax Road trench. With typescript copy. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1915/33

[1915]

Note on procedure for shell-fire. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1916/1-16

1916 May-Jul

Letters from LIDDELL HART to his parents, from 18 Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, France, including comments on commanders including FM Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief, Expeditionary Forces, Western Front and FM Sir William (Robert) Robertson, Chief of Imperial General Staff, 23 Jun and strafing endured at Mametz Wood, 15 Jul. With typescript copies of letters, 1-16 Jul. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1916/17-18

1916 May-Jul

Notebook and loose pages containing accounts of experiences in France, 29 May-1 Jul; list of successful British generals; notes on the operation orders of 21 Div, Jun 1916, in area of Fricourt Fram. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1916/19

1916 Jul 1

'Rumours-July 1st 1916', note made on the opening day of the Somme offensive.


LIDDELL HART: 7/1916/20

1916 Jul 5

Report by LIDDELL HART, commanding C Company, on some points from the recent operations.


LIDDELL HART: 7/1916/21

1916

Notebook including notes on situation of German forces, May 1916; successful British generals and their achievements, 1914-1916; army career, Aug 1914-Apr 1916. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1916/22-33

1916-1919

Typescript of 'Impressions of the great British offensive on the Somme', Jun-Jul 1916, by LIDDELL HART writing as 'A company commander who saw 3½ weeks of it', including preparations for the Somme offensive in Jun, effectiveness of British air reconnaissance and equipment carried by troops, bombardment and capture of Fricourt, 1-3 Jul, and gas attack at Mametz Wood, 17 Jul. With related correspondence, 1916-1919, including letter from the War Office, 25 Jan 1917, refusing permission for publication. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1916/34

1916 Oct,1916 Dec

'Substance of things told me by Geoffrey Butler and John Buchan', manuscript and typescript copy of notes on conversations in Oct 1916 with Butler, Foreign Office, and in Dec 1916 with Buchan, GHQ Staff, including opinions on leading commanders. 7pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1916/35

1916 Dec 21

Newspaper article entitled 'Great generals of the war', by LIDDELL HART writing as 'Regimental officer', published in the Daily Express, 21 Dec 1916. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1916/36

1916 Dec

Summary of conversation with John Buchan, member of the staff of FM Sir Douglas Haig, including comments on leading commanders. 11pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1916/37

[1916]

'How history repeats itself', manuscript and typescript copy of paper by LIDDELL HART on criticisms of British generals. 4pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1916/38

1916 Dec

'Great generals of today, how the Somme offensive was prepared', draft typescript by LIDDELL HART writing as 'Light infantry'. Stamped 'Press Bureau, not to be published'. 21pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1917/1-2

1917

Notebooks kept as captain and adjutant of 4 Battalion Gloucestershire Volunteer Regiment, Stroud, Gloucestershire, including criticism of commanding officer, Maj C A Hope; appointments held, 1914-1917. 2 booklets


LIDDELL HART: 7/1917/3

1917 Jun, Aug

Letter of invitation to the review of the school corps on 29 Jun from W A Sibly, headmaster, Wycliffe College, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, with notes for address by LIDDELL HART to the cadets; The Wycliffe Star, Aug 1917, including report of the review. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1917/4

1917 Nov

Notes for speech at presentation from 4 Bn Gloucestershire Volunteer Regiment, Stroud, Gloucestershire, on leaving the battalion. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1917/5

[1917]

'The Somme and its sequel', galley proof of article by LIDDELL HART for the Saturday Review [1917]. 4pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1917/6

[1917]

List of officers' names and journeys made since Aug 1914, with mileage. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1917/7

1917

'Duties of a section commander in the attack', by LIDDELL HART, 2 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Cope-Chat Ltd, Stroud, Gloucestershire, [1917]). 7 copies, 7pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1917/8

[1917 Aug]

'Points of discipline for volunteers', by LIDDELL HART, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and Adjutant, 4 Bn Gloucestershire Volunteer Regiment (Gale and Polden, Aldershot [Aug 1917]). With proof copy. 5pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1917/9

[1917 Aug]

'Points of discipline for volunteer officers and NCOs', by LIDDELL HART, Adjutant, 4 Bn Gloucestershire Volunteer Regiment (Gale and Polden, Aldershot [Aug 1917]). With proof copy. 5pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1917/10

1917 Aug 7

Letter from Gale and Polden Ltd enclosing proofs of 'Points of discipline for volunteers' and 'Points of discipline for volunteer officers and NCOs'. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1917/11

[1917]

'Platoon Attack Exercise', manuscript, typescript and proof copy by LIDDELL HART as 2 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and Adjutant of 1 Bn Cambridgeshire Volunteer Regiment. 9pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1917/12-29

1917-1918

'Battle Drill or Attack Formations Simplified' (Cambridge University Press, 1918), with draft papers and related correspondence. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1918/1

1918

Notebook kept by LIDDELL HART as Adjutant of 1 Bn Cambridgeshire Volunteer Regiment, including note on new weapons, World War One. 1 booklet


LIDDELL HART: 7/1918/2-22

1918

'Outline of the new infantry training' (Cambridge University Press, 1918) and 'New methods in infantry training' (Cambridge University Press, 1918) by LIDDELL HART as Adjutant, 1 Bn, Cambridgeshire Volunteer Regiment, with working papers, related correspondence and reviews. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1918/23

1918 Oct 28

Letter from LIDDELL HART to his mother containing comment about prospect of armistice. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1918/24

1918 Nov 30

Cutting of letter from LIDDELL HART writing as 'Gold Bars' on the future of volunteers published in The Volunteer Force Gazette, 30 Nov 1918. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1918/25

1918 Dec

'HG Wells as a false prophet', manuscript and typescript critique of author Herbert George Wells, published in The Spectator, Dec 1918. 8pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1918/26

[1918]

'My philosophy of life', manuscript note by LIDDELL HART. 1 p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1918/27-28

[1918]

'Battle drill of attack formations simplified' (Cambridge University Press, 1918) by LIDDELL HART, with manuscript. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1919/1

1919

Notebook, including notes on the Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon and statistics for German and British troops in France, 1915-1917. 1 booklet


LIDDELL HART: 7/1919/2

1919

Notebook, including notes on attack by infantry. 1 booklet


LIDDELL HART: 7/1919/3-5

1919 Jan

'The "Ten commandments" of the combat unit', 'Suggestions on the development and training of the combat unit', and 'The combat group as a decisive tactical factor', manuscript articles by LIDDELL HART. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1919/6-9

1919 Jun

'Suggestions on the future development of the combat unit', by LIDDELL HART in the Royal United Services Institute Journal, Nov 1919, with related correspondence including comments from Lt Gen Sir George Montague Harper and Maj Frederick Elliott Hotblack. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1919/10

1919

'Notes on the teaching of military history in London District', manuscript and typescript notes by LIDDELL HART. 4pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1919/11

1919

'The three-fold law applied to the elements and principles of war', manuscript article by LIDDELL HART. 4pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1919/12

1919 May-1921 Dec

'Sundry writings 1919-1921', bound volume of LIDDELL HART's publications, containing 'The "Ten commandments" of the combat unit, suggestions on its theory and training' in the Royal United Service Institution Journal, May 1919 and the US Infantry Journal Oct 1919; 'Suggestions on the future development of the combat unit, the tank as weapon of infantry' in the Royal United Service Institution Journal, Nov 1919; 'The essential principles of war and their application to the offensive infantry tactics of today' in the United Service Magazine, Apr 1920; 'The "Man-in-the-dark" theory of war, the essential principles of fighting simplified and crystallised into a definite formula' in The National Review, Jun 1920; 'A new theory of infantry tactics, based on a direct application of the "Man-in-the-dark" theory of war' in The National Review, Jul 1920; 'The "Man-in-the-dark" theory of infantry tactics and the "Expanding torrent" system of attack', text of lecture at the Royal United Service Institution on 3 Nov 1920 and published in the Royal United Service Institution Journal, Feb 1921; 'The first great British offensive, July 1, 1916. A memory' in the [United States] Infantry Journal, Jan 1921; 'A science of infantry tactics', text of lecture at the School of Military Engineering on 6 Jan 1921, published in The Royal Engineers Journal, Apr-May 1921; resumé of article on infantry tactics in the Royal United Service Institution Journal, Feb 1921, published in the Bulletin Belge des Sciences Militaires, Aug 1921; 'The framework of a science of infantry tactics', (Hugh Rees, London [Apr 1921]), taken from lectures to the Royal United Service Institution and the Royal Engineers Institute, with reviews in the US Infantry Journal [1921] and Army Quarterly [1921]; 'The soldier's pillar of fire by night, the need for a framework of tactics' by LIDDELL HART in the Royal United Service Institution Journal, Nov 1921; 'Infantry', typescript of article dated 28 Aug 1921 for the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 12th edition; 'A ranking of the worlds lawn tennis players' by LIDDELL HART in The National Review, Nov 1921; 'Lawn tennis-the women players' by LIDDELL HART in The National Review, Dec 1921. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1919/13

1921 Aug-1925 Jan

'Some military writings 1922-1924', bound volume of LIDDELL HART's publications, containing 'Lecture on infantry tactics' text of lecture to Royal United Service Institution on 3 Nov 1920 and reprinted for circulation to officers of the Baluchistan District, India (Albert Press, Quetta, India, Aug 1921); The Pauline, Apr 1922, including note on recent contribution of LIDDELL HART to French journal Revue Militaire Générale (incomplete); extracts from 'The framework of a science of infantry tactics' (Hugh Rees, London, 1921) in Bulletin Belge des Sciences Militaires, Apr 1922; 'A study of the new French infantry regulations' in The Royal Engineers Journal, 1922 May; 'Are infantry doomed?' in The National Review, May 1922; 'Infantry-"The new model"' in The National Review, Jul 1922; 'The future development of infantry' in The National Review, Jul 1922; 'The British and French doctrines on infantry in attack' in Army Quarterly, Jul 1922; 'Automatic weapon basis for new French IDR' containing diagrams from LIDDELL HART's article on the French infantry, published in The Royal Engineers Journal, May 1922; 'British training regulations' by Capt J M Scammell in the [United States] Infantry Journal, Sep 1922, referring to LIDDELL HART; 'A study of the French "FSR''-instruction provisoire sur l'emploi tactique des grandes unités in the Royal United Service Institute Journal, Nov 1922; 'The tactical theories of Captain LIDDELL HART (a criticism)' by Lt Col LV Bond in The Royal Engineers Journal, Sep 1922; 'Colonel Bond's criticisms (a reply) by LIDDELL HART in The Royal Engineers Journal, Nov 1922; 'Captain LIDDELL HART and Lieut-Col Bond, a summary and a judgment' by Col John Frederick Charles Fuller in The Royal Engineers Journal, Mar 1923; 'Etude critique du reglement provisoire de manoeuvres d'infanterie 1920' in Revue Militaire Générale, 15 Oct 1922, 15 Apr 1923 and 15 Sep 1923; 'Study and reflection versus practical experience, a critical examination of the claims of age, the professional, and the "practical" soldier to unique authority on war' by LIDDELL HART writing as "Bardell" in the Army Quarterly, Jul 1923, with reply 'Scrap the Army?' by Brevet Col Hugh Roger Headlam in the Army Quarterly, Jan 1924 and LIDDELL HART's counter in the Army Quarterly, Apr 1924; 'Emploi tactique des armes automatiques d'infanterie dans le combat offensif', by Lt Col P A Cour in Revue Militaire Générale, Aug 1923, referring to LIDDELL HART; article on the unveiling of the Sir John Moore Memorial at Shorncliffe in The Bugle, Nov 1923 journal of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry; 'The next great war' in The Royal Engineers Journal, Mar 1924, with related notice in the Royal Army Service Corps Quarterly, Apr 1924; review of 'A science of infantry tactics simplified' in The Journal of the United Service Institution of India, Oct 1923 with LIDDELL HART's reply, Apr 1924; 'Two great captains: Jenghiz [Genghis] Khan and Subutai' in Blackwood's Magazine, May 1924; comment on LIDDELL HART's article 'The next great war' in Militär-Wochenblatt, May-Jun 1924; 'Marechal de Saxe-military prophet' in Blackwood's Magazine, Aug 1924, and comment on article in The Spectator, 9 Aug 1924; 'The post-war doctrines of the great powers, a comparison of the French, German and British regulations' in The Fighting Forces, Sep 1924, with review of the article in Truth, 1 Oct 1924; 'The artists and the tanks at Aldershot, with acknowledgements to Captain B H LIDDELL HART and to The Morning Post' in the Artists Rifles Journal, Oct 1924; reference to LIDDELL HART's article 'The post-war doctrines of the great powers' in the Royal Army Service Corps Quarterly, Oct 1924; reference to LIDDELL HART in The Pauline, Oct 19


LIDDELL HART: 7/1919/14

1924 Dec

La Cooperazione delle armi, Dec 1924 including reference to LIDDELL HART. 3pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1919/15

1925 Jan

The Royal Army Service Corps Quarterly, Jan 1925, referring to 'The development of the "New Model" army' in The Army Quarterly, Oct 1924 by LIDDELL HART. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1919/16

1925 Jan

'Two great captains: Jenghiz [Genghis] Khan and Subutai-a lesson in strategy' by LIDDELL HART in The Canadian Defence Quarterly, Jan 1925


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/1-2

1920, 1921

Notebooks, 1920 and 1920-1921, including notes on LIDDELL HART's contribution to 'Infantry training 1920 part II war'. 2 booklets


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/3-8

1920 Feb-Apr

'The essential principles of war and their application to the offensive infantry tactics of today' by LIDDELL HART in the United Service Magazine, Apr 1920, with related papers including manuscript, typescript and proof copies. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/9-12

1920 May-Jun

'The "Man-in-the-dark" theory of war, the essential principles of fighting simplified and crystallized into a definite formula', by LIDDELL HART in The National Review, Jun 1920, with related papers including manuscript draft and proof copy. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/13-16

1920 Jul

'A new theory of infantry tactics, based on a direct application of the "Man-in-the-dark" theory of war' by LIDDELL HART in The National Review, Jul 1920, with typescript and proof copy. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/17-19

1920 Jun

Manuscript and copy typescripts of 10 Infantry Bde training circulars 1 and 2, dated 9 and 15 Jun and education circular 1 [Jun], written by LIDDELL HART. 6pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/20-31

1920 Sep 11-1920 Sep 12

'The "Man-in-the-dark" theory of infantry tactics and the 'Expanding Torrent' system of attack', manuscript and typescript of lecture by LIDDELL HART at the Royal United Service Institution on 3 Nov 1920, and published text in Royal United Service Institute Journal, Feb 1921, with related correspondence. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/32

1920 Dec

'Some personal impressions', typescript copy notes made in 1929 on impressions, Dec 1920, of Gen Sir Ivor Maxse, Brig Gen Winston Dugan, Capt John Fullerton Evetts, Maj [Clement Thurstan] Tomes, LIDDELL HART's wife Jessie, née Stone and himself. 3pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/33-34

1920 [Dec]

'Stage directions for demonstration at Catterick' [Dec] 1920, manuscript notes for exercise. 10pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/35

1920

'Memorandum on the principles of war', typescript article commenting on theories of Brig Gen Cecil Faber Aspinall (later Aspinall-Oglander) and Col John Frederick Charles Fuller. 2pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/36-37

1920

'When the barrage lifts, a fragment from the story of July 1 1916', typescript [incomplete] of 'The first great British offensive, July 1, 1916. A memory' in the [United States] Infantry Journal (Jan 1921). 31pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/38

1920-1921

'Autobiography of Basil Henry LIDDELL HART' and 'Notes for autobiography', 1920-1921, manuscript account and typescript copies covering life, 1895-1921, covering education at St Paul's School, London and Corpus Christi, Cambridge University; service in World War One in 11 Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and 6 Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Western Front, 1915; service as Adjutant, 4 Bn Gloucestershire Volunteer Regiment and 1 Bn Cambridgeshire Volunteer Regiment; publications and comments on military theory and practice. 1 vol, 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/39-41

[1920]

'The essential principles of war and their application to the offensive infantry tactics of today', typescript article submitted to Lt Gen Sir Ivor Maxse and Brig Gen Winston Dugan, the basis for 'Infantry training Vol I training', issued by the War Office (HMSO, London, provisional edition, 1922), and 'Infantry training, Vol II War', issued by the War Office, (HMSO, London, provisional edition, 1921). With typescript copy of comments by the Training Manual Revision Committee. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/42-43

1919-1920

Uncorrected proof copy, 1919, of 'Infantry training Volume I, drill', published as 'Infantry training Vol I training', issued by the War Office (HMSO, London, provisional edition, 1922), including five photographs of Capt W R Bailey in military stances; annotated typescript and uncorrected proof copy, 1920, of 'Infantry training volume II, war', published as 'Infantry Training, Vol II War', issued by the War Office, (HMSO, London, provisional edition, 1921) and given to LIDDELL HART for completion in Mar 1920. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/44-47

[1920]

Typescript notes [produced by the War Office] for the infantry training manual, annotated by LIDDELL HART. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/48-51

1920 Mar-Sep1921

Manuscript and annotated typescript drafts by LIDDELL HART for the infantry training manual, Mar-Sep 1920, including bound copy entitled 'Infantry training 1921, original draft'. With 'The framework of a science of infantry tactics' (Hugh Rees, London, 1921) by LIDDELL HART. 1 file, 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/52

1920

Uncorrected proof dated 1920 of Infantry training part I, training issued by the General Staff, War Office. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/53

1921

Infantry Training Vol II, war, issued by the War Office (HMSO, London, provisional edition, 1921). 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/54

1922

Infantry training Vol I, training, issued by the War Office (HMSO, London, provisional edition, 1922). 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/55-162

1919-1924

Correspondence relating to and draft sections of Infantry training Vol I, training (HMSO, London, provisional edition, 1922) and Infantry training Vol II, war (HMSO, London, provisional edition, 1921) including comments of Capt John Fullerton Evetts, General Staff, Northern Command, Brig Gen Winston Dugan, 10 Infantry Bde, and John Buchan of Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, publishers, Edinburgh. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/163-165

1921, [1922]

Notes by LIDDELL HART on his theories and ideas in infantry training, included in Infantry training Vol I, training (HMSO, London, provisional edition, 1922) and Infantry training Vol II, war (HMSO, London, provisional edition, 1921) by LIDDELL HART. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/166

1922 Jan 18

'The new "Infantry Training"', article in The Birmingham Post, 18 Jan 1922. on Infantry training Vol I, training (HMSO, London, provisional edition, 1922) and Infantry Training Vol II, war (HMSO, London, provisional edition, 1921). 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/167

1920 Mar 16

'Explanation of the theory of the application of the essential principles of strategy to infantry tactics' typescript memorandum by LIDDELL HART. 2pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/168-170

[1920]

'Preparatory formation', 'Action of "A" Company' and 'Special action of No 2 Platoon', training memoranda [written by LIDDELL HART]. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/171

1919 Nov

Uncorrected proof copy of Field Service Regulations Volume II, operations issued by General Staff, War Office (HMSO, London, 1919). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/172

1920 Jan

Uncorrected proof copy of Field Service Regulations Volume II, operations issued by General Staff, War Office (HMSO, London, 1920). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/173

1924

Galley proof of Infantry training Vol II, war [issued by the War Office] (HMSO, London, 1924). 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/174

1920

Field service regulations volume II, operations issued by the General Staff, War Office (HMSO, London, provisional edition, 1920) annotated by LIDDELL HART. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1920/175-176

1922

Infantry training volume I, training issued by the War Office (HMSO, London, provisional edition 1922), annotated to indicate sections compiled by LIDDELL HART. 2 copies


LIDDELL HART: 7/1921/1-2

1921-1922

Notebooks, 1921 and 1921-1922, including 'My creed' dated 5 Mar 1921 on Christian beliefs. 2 booklets


LIDDELL HART: 7/1921/3-6

1921 Jan 6

Copy of part two of 'A science of infantry tactics', text of lecture by LIDDELL HART at the School of Military Engineering, Chatham, in the Royal Engineers Journal, May 1921, with related papers. With 'A science of infantry tactics' by LIDDELL HART in [United States] The Military Engineer, Jul-Aug and Sep-Oct 1921. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1921/7-38

1921-1926

The framework of a science of infantry tactics (Hugh Rees Ltd, London, Apr 1921) by LIDDELL HART, based on lectures at the Royal United Service Institution and the Royal Engineers Institute, and second and third editions, published as A science of infantry tactics simplified (William Clowes and Sons, London, 1923 and 1926). With related papers, including copy typescript and proof copy. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1921/39-66

1921 Jul

Papers relating to article on the infantry written for the Encyclopaedia Britannica (12th edition, 1922), by LIDDELL HART and Lt Gen Sir Ivor Maxse, including draft annotated articles, with extract of the article from Encyclopaedia Britannica. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1921/67

1921 Nov

'The soldier's pillar of fire by night. The need for a framework of tactics' by LIDDELL HART in the Royal United Service Institute Journal, Nov 1921. 4pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1921/68

1921

'What I have achieved by the age of 25', manuscript note by LIDDELL HART on his achievements. 5pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1921/69

[1921]

Draft manuscript for planned publication entitled 'A framework of war founded on man', with comments by R Crosse of Stapeley, Cheshire. 1 vol, 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1922/1

1922 Jan 28

'Tactical exercises', typescript paper by LIDDELL HART. 7pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1922/2-5

1922 Jan

'A critical study of the "Réglement Provisoire de Manoeuvre d'Infantrie 1920"', written by LIDDELL HART for the Revue Militaire Générale, Oct 1922, Apr and Sep 1923, with related papers. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1922/6

1922 May

'Are infantry doomed?' by LIDDELL HART in The National Review, May 1922, with proof copy. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1922/7

1922 Jul

'Infantry-"The new model"' by LIDDELL HART in The National Review, Jul 1922. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1922/8

1922 Nov

Manuscript note on report of staff exercise of Chief of Imperial General Staff, Oct-Nov 1922, including role of tanks. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1922/9-20

1922-1924

'The tactical theories of Captain LIDDELL HART (a criticism)' by Brevet Lt Col L V Bond in The Royal Engineers Journal, written in reply to article by LIDDELL HART entitled 'A study of the new French infantry regulations' in The Royal Engineers Journal, 1922 May, with papers relating to LIDDELL HART's rely to criticisms, including proof copy of reply, published as 'Colonel Bond's criticisms (a reply) by LIDDELL HART in The Royal Engineers Journal, Nov 1922, and of 'Captain LIDDELL HART and Lieut-Col Bond, a summary and a judgment' by Col John Frederick Charles Fuller in The Royal Engineers Journal, Mar 1923. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1922/21

1922 Oct 14

Copy typescript entitled 'Memorandum' by LIDDELL HART on his writings to Oct 1922. 2pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1922/22

1922 Nov

'A study of the French "FSR"-instruction provisoire sur l'emploi tactique des grandes unités' by LIDDELL HART in the Royal United Service Institute Journal, Nov 1922. 7pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1922/23-24

1922

Proof copy of Small Arms Training issued by the War Office [1922], Part 5, annotated by LIDDELL HART, who was editor. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1922/25

1922

Manuscript note by LIDDELL HART on the Toc H organisation. 2pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1922/26

[1922]

'Surprise v attrition, the crux of the Haig controversy', typescript article [by LIDDELL HART]. 3pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1922/27-28

1922

Reprint of 'The next great war', by LIDDELL HART, published in The Royal Engineers Journal (Mar 1922), and written for Royal United Service Institute Gold Medal Essay Competition, 1922, with comments on the article by Capt Edye [1923]. 1 fil


LIDDELL HART: 7/1922/29

[1922]

Letter from LIDDELL HART to [Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe of St Peter] seeking employment as a journalist. 3pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1923/1

1923

Notebook, including list of articles written in 1924. 1 booklet


LIDDELL HART: 7/1923/2-3

1923 Oct 31

'A Twentieth Century Sir John Moore, a sketch of Sir Ivor Maxse' by LIDDELL HART in The Yorkshire Post, 31 Oct 1923, with typescript copy of article, in appreciation of Maxse's work as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command. 3pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1923/4

1923 Nov 21

'Roadless transport, its use in opening up new countries' by LIDDELL HART in The Manchester Guardian, 21 Nov 1923, on the potential for caterpillar tanks. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1923/5

[1923]

Manuscript of letter by LIDDELL HART writing as 'Nemo' criticising article 'Authors in arms' (author of article and publication not known). 2pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1923/6

[1923 or 1924]

Typescript article 'Muddling through' by LIDDELL HART writing as 'Bardell' on article by Lt Col Baird Smith entitled 'Schools of war' in the English Review, Mar 1923 or Mar 1924. 7pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1924/1B

1924 Apr 6

Manuscript and typescript copies of 'Memorandum on the principles of war', by LIDDELL HART


LIDDELL HART: 7/1924/2-5

1924 Jun-1925 May

'The Napoleonic fallacy, the true objective in war' by LIDDELL HART in The Empire Review, May 1925, with manuscript draft, Jun 1924, and proof copy. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1924/6

[1924]

'"For your information please" and other round games which the taxpayer provides' [by LIDDELL HART] on inefficiency in army administration. 6pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1924/7

1924-1925

'Personal memoranda', typescript note by LIDDELL HART on publications to 1924. 2pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1924/8

1924-1925

'The new weapons of war and the peace of the world', typescript article by LIDDELL HART and Maj J M Scammell, US Army. 29pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1924/9-10

1924 May-1925 Apr

Appointment diary, May 1924-Apr 1925 including note on work for the Morning Post, 13 Jul 1924. With typescript extract. 1 vol, 2pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1924/11

1924-1925

Correspondence with H A Gwynne, editor, and R Gray, news editor of The Morning Post, relating to articles written by LIDDELL HART for the paper on Territorial and Regular Army training, 1924-1925. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1924/12

1924 Jul 12-1925 Feb 4

Scrapbook of newspaper articles by LIDDELL HART on training of the Territorial Army and Regular Army, published in The Morning Post, including report on training camp at Seaford, Sussex, of 133 Infantry Bde, 28 Jul 1924 and on the 'Battle of Farnham', training exercise by 2 Div. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1924/13-54

1924-1925

Newspaper cuttings of articles on Territorial and Regular Army training by LIDDELL HART in The Morning Post, 1924-1925. A full set of articles can be found at 7/1924/12. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1924/55-70

1924-1937

Papers relating to 'A modernised drill system', article by LIDDELL HART in the Army Quarterly, Apr 1925, reproduced in The Remaking of Modern Armies (1927) and recommendation of its ideas by the War Office in 1937, including typescript copies of article, 1923 and 'Eastern Command simplified drill for a rifle battalion for use during field training', Dec 1937. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1924/71

1924 Nov 12

Newspaper cutting of 'Germany and gas tactics', letter from LIDDELL HART to The Times, 12 Nov 1924. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1924/72

1924

'Mobility and quality, tendencies seen in the 1924 training' by LIDDELL HART in The Household Brigade Magazine, Winter, 1924-1925. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1924/73

1924

Part of text of lecture by Col John Frederick Charles Fuller in the Royal United Service Institution Journal, Feb 1925, entitled 'Progress in the mechanisation of modern armies', comprising comments by LIDDELL HART at the lecture. 4pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1925/1-2

1925-1926

Notebooks 1925 and 1925-1926, including record of articles written, Nov 1924-1925. 2 booklets


LIDDELL HART: 7/1925/3

1925 Mar 8

'The army estimates' newspaper cutting of letter from LIDDELL HART to The Observer, 8 Mar 1925. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1925/4

1925 Mar 14

'Promotion in the army, a hopeless future', newspaper cutting of letter from LIDDELL HART writing as 'Miles' to The Morning Post, 14 Mar 1925, with typescript copy. 2pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1925/5

1925 [Jun]

Newspaper cutting of review by LIDDELL HART of Robert E Lee, the Soldier (Constable, London, 1925) by Maj Gen Sir Frederick (Barton) Maurice. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1925/6

1925 Jul 19

Newspaper cutting of review by LIDDELL HART in The Observer, 19 Jul 1925, of Sir John Moore's system of training (Hutchinsion and Co, London, 1925) by Col John Frederick Charles Fuller. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1925/7

[1925]

'Outline record of career', manuscript and typescript copy of note by LIDDELL HART on career, 1917-1920. 3pp


LIDDELL HART: 7/1925/8

[1925]

Notebook, divided alphabetically, containing references by LIDDELL HART to useful naval and military articles. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1925/9-10

[1925]

Notebook, divided alphabetically, containing references by LIDDELL HART to useful naval and military articles. With related papers. 1 vol


LIDDELL HART: 7/1925/11

1919-1928

Newspaper cuttings relating to LIDDELL HART's early writings, including reviews of his article 'The Napoleonic fallacy' in The Empire Review, May 1925. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1925/12

1920-1923

Letters relating to LIDDELL HART's early writings and lectures, including invitation to lecture at the School of Military Engineering, Chatham, by Capt J B H Doyle, 11 Feb 1922, and correspondence with Col Arthur Williamson Alsager Pollock on training of the infantry, 1920-1923. 1 file


LIDDELL HART: 7/1925/13

1925 Jul 10

Newspaper cutting of the announcement in The Daily Telegraph (10 Jul 1925) of LIDDELL HART's appointment as Military Correspondent for the paper. 1p


LIDDELL HART: 7/1925/14

1925 Dec

The Royal Engineers Journal, Dec 1925 including reference to 'The next great war' by LIDDELL HART (in box 1922-1923). 1 vol

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