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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Sprot
Title
SPROT, Lt Col Aidan Mark (b 1919)
Date(s)
Created 1947
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1919; commissioned into Royal Scots Greys, 1941; served in Middle East, 1941-1943, Italy, 1943-1944, and North West Europe, 1944-1945, and after the war in Germany, Libya, Egypt, Jordan and UK; Adjutant, 1945-1946; Commanding Officer, 1959-1962; retired, 1962.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Sprot in 1994.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Memoir of his service with the Royal Scots Greys in the Middle East, 1942-1943, Italy, 1943-1944, and North West Europe, 1944-1945, written from his own experiences and using regimental war diaries, 1947.

System of arrangement

single item

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 provided 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

Allied materials

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

Notes

Note

Decorations: MC

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
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Memoirs
  • Military organizations
  • Nonfiction
  • Organizations
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • State security
  • War
  • War diaries
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army

Places

  • Italy
  • Middle East

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