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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Russell
Title
RUSSELL, Don (fl 1927-1970)
Date(s)
Created 1927-1943, 1957-1970
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

Name of creator(s)
Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart
Administrative / Biographical history

Worked as a journalist for The Chicago Evening Post, 1927; editor of The Chicago Daily News [1928-1948]; worked for The Chicago Tribune, 1948; Second Assistant editor, The American Peoples Encyclopedia, 1953.Publications: The lives and legends of Buffalo Bill (University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, 1960).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The lives and legends of Buffalo Bill (University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, 1960).

Collected by Don Russell and given to Dan J Lapinski, who presented the items to the Centre in 1998.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Twenty seven letters from Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart to Russell, 1927-1943, mostly relating to books and articles by Liddell Hart, with four typescript articles by Liddell Hart, 'The problem of quickening manoeuvre', Dec 1942; 'Arms for the attack', Dec 1942; 'Where are our airborne troops?', Jan 1943; and 'Is our soldiership carrying too much top hamper?', Feb 1943. Also two typescript copies of 'Historical note on the defence plan that foiled Rommel's invasion of Egypt in 1942 - by the officer who designed it (E E Dorman Smith)', Apr 1943, with newspaper cuttings, 1943, 1957-1970, and edition of Picture Post, 15 May 1943.

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
English
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

The papers of Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart include correspondence with Russell, 1927-1953 (Ref: LH 1/616), a review by Russell of Liddell Hart's book The ghost of Napoleon (Faber and Faber, London, 1933) entitled 'Liddell Hart castigates absolute war', from The Chicago Daily News, Jul 1935 (Ref: LH 9/12/8), and an article by Russell from Facts entitled 'Bradley A Fiske-father of the flying torpedo' [1960].

Notes

Note
Compiled Aug 1999

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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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • Armoured warfare
  • Communications media
  • Desert warfare
  • Essays
  • Information sciences
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Military engineering
  • Military organizations
  • Newspapers
  • Organizations
  • Periodicals
  • Prose
  • Publications
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Liddell Hart, Sir, Basil Henry, 1895-1970, Knight, Captain, military historian
  • O'Gowan, Eric Edward, 1895-1969, Major General
  • Rommel, Erwin Johannes Eugen, 1891-1944, German Field Marshal

Corporate names

  • British Army

Places

  • Egypt, North Africa

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