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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Meynell
MEYNELL, Hugo I (fl 1956)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 oversize box or 0.015 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

MEYNELL, Hugo I (fl 1956), aide de camp

Administrative / Biographical history

Hugo Meynell was aide de camp to Gen Sir Hugh Stockwell, Suez, 1956.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Collection placed in LHCMA in 2007 via a historian researching the Suez.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Hugo I Meynell realting to the Suez crisis, 1956, including six detailed aerial photographs of Port Said, Egypt, Nov 1956; map of the Suez Canal, Egypt (scale: 100,000), produced by 2 Corps Headquarters, Oct 1956, showing the canal from Port Said to Suez, with glued-on enlargements (scale 1:25,000) of Port Fouad, El Qantara-el-Gharbiya, the western coast of the Great Bitter Lake, and the town of Suez and page from an Operations Log of 3 Infantry Div (typed on Suez Canal Company headed paper), detailing an attempted petrol bomb attack on a British patrol.

System of arrangement

As outlined in the Scope and Content.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

No additional finding aids.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Jun 2008

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  • Aerial photographs
  • Insurgency
  • International conflicts
  • Maps
  • Photographs
  • Suez Crisis (1956)
  • Visual materials
  • Visual materials
  • War

Personal names

  • MEYNELL, Hugo I (fl 1956)


  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • North Africa
  • North Africa
  • North Africa
  • Port Said
  • Suez
  • Suez Canal
  • Urban
  • Urban

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