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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Wood
Title
WOOD, Col Philip Lawrence Eric (b 1909)
Date(s)
Created 1943-1944
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 files and 1 volume

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1909; Lt, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1934; Capt, 1935; served in Palestine, [1936-1939]; commanded 3 Field Ambulance in Italy, 1943-1944; Maj, 1944; Lt Col, 1949; Col 1958.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by Wood in 1977.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service in Italy, 1943-1944, principally comprising 1 Div, 3 Infantry Bde and 3 Field Ambulance operation orders concerning the landings on Pantelleria (Operation CORKSCREW), May-Jun 1943, and at Anzio (Operation SHINGLE), Jan 1944; report on the action at Campoleone, 30 Jan-4 Feb 1944, written by J G James, Commander, 3 Infantry Bde, 12 Feb 1944; 3 Infantry Bde intelligence summary for Operations ANT and APHIS; three aerial photographs of Anzio beaches, 1943, and plan of Blue Beach (North), Anzio, 1944; two parts of 'The First Division in action' covering the Anzio campaign, Jan-Jun 1944, written in Apr and Jul 1944.

System of arrangement

2 files and 1 volume.

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 Detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

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

Notes

Note
Compiled Oct 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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Subjects

  • Amphibious warfare
  • Armed forces
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Medical sciences
  • Military engineering
  • Military medicine
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Operation Ant (1944)
  • Operation Aphis (1944)
  • Operation Corkscrew (1943)
  • Operation Shingle (1944)
  • Organizations
  • Photographs
  • State security
  • Surgery
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • James, John Gwynne, fl 1944, Brigadier

Corporate names

  • British Army

Places

  • Anzio, Italy
  • Campoleone, Italy
  • Lampedusa, Sicily, Italy
  • Linosa, Sicily, Italy
  • Pantelleria, Italy

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