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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
WORLD WAR TWO: Newspapers
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Daily Express; Daily Sketch; Daily Mail; Daily Mirror; Daily Herald; Evening Standard; Union Jack

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre in 1996 by Mr Ian Cadell, porter, Norfolk Building, King's College London

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of editions of World War Two newspapers, including Daily Express; Daily Sketch; Daily Mail; Daily Mirror; Daily Herald; Evening Standard; and Union Jack, 1940-1945, with articles relating to the withdrawal of British and French forces at Dunkirk, France, May 1940; the German occupation of Athens, Greece, Apr 1941; German and Italian frontier assaults across the Egyptian border, Apr 1941; US naval protection of British merchant routes across the Atlantic, Apr 1941; the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour, Hawaii, United States, Dec 1941; the Japanese declaration of war on Britain and the United States, Dec 1941; the US naval victory over the Imperial Japanese Navy at Midway Island, Jun 1942; the establishment of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force in London, under the commander of US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Jan 1944; the Allied capture of Rome, Italy, Jun 1944; the Allied invasion of Northwest France, Jun 1944; the surrender of the German armed forces in Paris, France, Jun 1944; the unconditional surrender of all German armed forces in Italy, May 1945

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

Allied materials

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



Compiled Nov 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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

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  • Air warfare
  • Armed forces
  • Communications media
  • Desert warfare
  • Humanitarian law
  • Information sciences
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Maritime warfare
  • Military engineering
  • Military operations
  • Military organizations
  • Newspapers
  • Occupied territories
  • Organizations
  • Periodicals
  • Publications
  • State security
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Eisenhower, Dwight David, 1890-1969, US President and General

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • Italian Army
  • Japanese Navy
  • RN, Royal Navy
  • US Navy


  • Americas
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Athens, Greece
  • Caribbean
  • Dunkirk, France
  • Egypt, North Africa
  • London, England
  • Midway Island, Hawaii, USA, North America
  • Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA, North America
  • Rome, Italy
  • Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China, East Asia

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