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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Wall
WALL, Lt Col Richard Gittins (1906-1995)
Created [1939-1945]
Level of description
collection level (single item)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1906; Controller, Birmingham Division, Great Western Railway; 2nd Lt, Officers' Emergency Reserve, 1940; R[ailway] T[ransportation] O[fficer], Northern France, 1940; Staff Capt, War Office, 1941-1942; Principal Military Landing Officer, 3 British Div, North Africa, [1942]; Principal Military Landing Officer, 78 Div, Sicily, 1943; Landing Officer, 3 Canadian Div, Normandy; died in 1995.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1996.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Undated typescript account of his military service, 1940-1944, principally comprising a diary of his work as Landing Officer, 3 Canadian Div, Normandy, on and around D-Day, 5 Jun-5 Sep 1944.

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

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


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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  • Amphibious warfare
  • Armed forces
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Nonfiction
  • Operation Overlord (1944)
  • Organizations
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Normandy, France

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