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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Williamson
WILLIAMSON, David G (fl 1990-2000)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 boxes, 1 vol, 1 o/s file


Name of creator(s)

WILLIAMSON, David G (fl 1990-2000) - Historian

Administrative / Biographical history

David G Williamson studied at Oxford, Heidelberg and the School of Slavonic Studies, London; he was head of History and Politics at Highgate School; he has written books on modern German and international history and on the first British Army of occupation in Germany, 1918-1930.Publications:
A Most Diplomatic General: the life of General Lord Robertson of Oakridge, Bt, GCB, GBE, KCMG, KCVO, DSO, MC, 1896-1974 (Brassey's, London, 1996)
The British in Germany, 1918-1930 (Berg, Oxford, 1991)

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from Williamson, 2005.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers, tape recorded interviews and photographs, 1991-1996, compiled by David G Williamson in researching his book, A Most Diplomatic General and research notes relating to his book, The British in Germany, 1918-1930.Papers relating to A Most Diplomatic General include correspondence on Brian Robertson including personal and colleagues' recollections, 1991-1992 and correspondence containing comments on drafts of the book, 1991-1965; 36 audio cassette tapes of interviews with Brian Robertson's colleagues, 1991-1993 with manuscript notes from interviews; research notes, 1991-1996; press cuttings and obituaries; photocopied research material including the diary of Brian Robertson's ADC [Lt John G Scott], 1947-1948; photographs of the life and career of Brian Robertson, both copies and originals, from a variety of sources including the Robertson family and a published copy of A Most Diplomatic General.

System of arrangement

Original order

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 and Information Management, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Box list available online and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

Publication note

A Most Diplomatic General: the life of General Lord Robertson of Oakridge, Bt, GCB, GBE, KCMG, KCVO, DSO, MC, 1896-1974 (Brassey's, London, 1996)
The British in Germany, 1918-1930 (Berg, Oxford, 1991)

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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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Date(s) of descriptions

Oct 2008, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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  • History
  • Military history

Personal names

  • ROBERTSON, Lord Brian Hubert, 1st Baron Robertson of Oakridge, General (1896-1974)
  • WILLIAMSON, David G, Historian (fl 1990-2000)

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