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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Rusbridge
RUSBRIDGE, Col Robert Alfred (1889-1981)
Created [1931-1936], 1940, 1942-1943
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
0.75 box or 0.0075 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1889; Army Schoolmaster, 1918-1921; 2nd Lt, Army Educational Corps, 1921; Lt, 1923; Capt, 1931; Instructor, Army School of Education, 1931-1936; Maj, 1943; Education Officer, Northern Command, 1947-[1949]; Col, 1949; died in 1981.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1982.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his life and career, [1931-1936], 1940, 1942-1943, principally comprising 'The army instructor or the instructor and the soldier' and 'The art of lecturing', typescript texts by [Rusbridge], [1931-1936]; detailed lecture notes, [1931-1936], notably on teaching methods and psychology, [1931-1936]; typescript summaries of lectures on psychology by Capt Frederick Wren, delivered at the Army School of Education, Shorncliffe, [1931-1936]; 'Education in the war-time army', printed leaflet issued by the War Office, 1940; bound volume of Current Affairs, journal issued by Army Bureau of Current Affairs, vol 2 nos 27-52, Sep 26 1942-Sep 25 1943. 'Reproductions of water colour drawings of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst', privately printed pamphlet, ND.

System of arrangement

0.75 box

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

This Summary Guide.

Allied materials

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



Decorations: CBE

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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  • Armed forces
  • Higher science education
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Military education
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • State security
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Wren, Frederick, fl 1931-1936, Captain

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • London, England
  • Sandhurst, Berkshire, England
  • Shorncliffe, Kent, England

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