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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Newman
NEWMAN, Wg Cdr Leslie William James (fl 1945)
Created 1945, 1985, 1989
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Worked on Operation BACKFIRE (the employment of captured military personnel to demonstrate the assembly and firing of V2 rockets), Cuxhaven, Germany, 1945.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1996.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copy of photograph album concerning his work on Operation BACKFIRE (the employment of captured military personnel to demonstrate the assembly and firing of V2 rockets), 1945, with copies of related newspaper cuttings, 1945, 1985, 1989.

System of arrangement

1 file

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 Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

Summary guide entry online at

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives


Compiled Nov 1996

Description control

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.

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  • Air warfare
  • International conflicts
  • Military engineering
  • Military equipment
  • Military operations
  • Operation Backfire (1945)
  • Photographs
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • Weapons
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

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