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CADELL, Air Cdre Colin Simpson (1905-1996) ›

Typescript memoir by Cadell, edited by his son Ian V Cadell in 1997, relating to his RAF career, 1925-1945, including details of the establishment of 80 Wing, RAF Countermeasures Unit, 1940, the establishment of the intelligence listening station, Chicksands, Bedfordshire, 1941-1943, and Cadell's role in the development of radar, 1939-1940.

CADOGAN, Lt Christopher Michael (1917-1941) ›

Papers and photographs of Lt Christopher Michael Cadogan from his service on the 'Hopkinson Mission', May-Jun 1940, principally comprising an album of photographs taken by John Gabriel of the Hopkinson Mission in Belgium and the Dunkirk evacuation, featuring photos from the Hopkinson Mission of refugees, military personnel and events taken at Valenciennes, Warve, Aalst, St Trond, Neelanden, Waterloo,…

CADOGAN, Lt Col Stanley Clifford (1908-1998) ›

Typescript notes and copies of photographs, compiled by his nephew, Bruce O B Williams, relating to Cadogan's life and career, 1908-1998, including genealogical information and notes on bibliographic sources on the Chindit operations in Burma, 1943-1944 (Operations LONGCLOTH, Feb-Mar 1943 and THURSDAY, Mar 1944). Also, brief typescript notes on the life and military careers of Lt Ernest Llewellyn Williams,…

CADOUX-HUDSON, Brig Philip Herbert (1894-1980) ›

Microfilm copies of letters from Cadoux-Hudson to his family, 1915-1926, covering his service with the Hampshire Regt in Gallipoli, 1915, on the Western Front, 1916-1919, in Russia, 1919, and Ireland, 1920-1925; letters from John (Jack) C Hudson to his family, 1915-1918, covering his service on the Western Front with the Signal Company, 1 Canadian Div, 1915-1916, and the Canadian Army Service Corps,…

CALVERT Brig (James) Michael (1913-1998) ›

Photographs taken by Brig (James) Michael Calvert on visits to Africa and South East Asia, 1971, comprising file of 56 photographs of visit to Rhodesia, 1971; file of 21 photographs of visit to South Vietnam, subjects include alarm posts, militia training, and the city of Dining; file of 29 photographs of visit to Guinea - Bissau, Nov 1971, mainly comprising photographs of captured Soviet weapons;…

CAMPBELL, Gen Sir Frederick (1860-1943) ›

Papers of Gen Sir Frederick Campbell, 1878-1932, chiefly relating to Tibet and the North West Frontier, including plan of route taken by the Younghusband Expedition from Siliguri, Bengal, India to Lhasa, Tibet, showing altitudes and sites of skirmishes, 1904; transcript of a lecture entitled 'Reminiscences of Tibet'; photographs including from the Tibet expedition, 1904; monasteries; bridge; British…

CAMPBELL, Maj Gen Lorn Henry Dick (1846-1913) ›

Papers relating to his life and military career, 1868-1914, principally comprising press cuttings relating to his service in the Afghan War, 1878-1879, and in Waziristan, India, 1881, and China, 1900-1901; photographs relating to his service in China, 1900-1901; typescript translations of letters from Chinese General Li-Antang to Adm Sir James Andrew Thomas Bruce, regarding the surrender of forts by…

CAPPER, Cdr Douglas (1898-1979) ›

Official 'War Cabinet Chiefs of Staff Committee weekly résumé (No 297) of the naval, military and air situation from 0700 3rd May to 0700 10 May, COS (45) 101, 10 May 1945'.

CAPPER, Maj Gen Sir John Edward (1861-1955) ›

Papers relating to the military career of Maj Gen Sir John Edward Capper, dated 1900, [1910] and [1913], 1917-1918, principally comprising typescript notes on military aeronautics, [1910]; text of his lecture to the Staff College on the effect of aircraft on war, [1913]; telegrams between German High Seas Fleet and V Adm Sir David Beatty, Commander-in-Chief of the British Grand Fleet, concerning the…

DETAILED CATALOGUECAPPER, Maj Gen Sir Thompson (1863-1915) ›

Papers created or collected by Maj Gen Sir Thompson Capper during the course of his military career, [1896-1914], dated [1888], [1896], [1900]-1902, 1905, 1907-[1914] , principally comprising papers relating to his work at Staff College, Quetta, [1908]-1911; printed pamphlets and notes on operations in Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905, dated [1908-1914]; printed pamphlet and notes…

CARMICHAEL, Lt Col Humphrey Rawstorne (1914-1995) ›

Copies of 'The capture and escape of Pilot Officer H R Carmichael, MC, Arakan, Burma, 1943', and an obituary from [Dogra Regiment] magazine, 1995.

BOX LISTCARR, Lt Gen Laurence (1886-1954) ›

Letters to his wife, Elizabeth Montgomery Carr, 1914-1940, including service on the Western Front during World War One, 1915-1918, in India, 1920-1926, and with 2 Infantry Bde, in Palestine, including details of Arab and Jewish unrest and the policing of the area by the British Army, 1936-1937. Certificates recording mentions in despatches during World War One, 1915-1918 and Warrants of Appointment…

CARY-ELWES, Lt Col Oswald Aloysius Joseph (1913-1994) ›

Copies of papers relating to his service with the French Special Air Service, France, 1944, some dated 1944, [1965] and 1987, principally comprising 'Looking back to the French SAS in Brittany, 1944', article by Cary-Elwes from the [Military Intelligence Review], 1947; pamphlet on Operation BONAPARTE, an operation to help Allied airmen to escape from occupied Europe, 1944-1945, published in the USA…

CAUNTER, Brig John Alan Lyde (1889-1981) ›

Papers and photographs relating to Caunter's career, 1908-[1960], including one photograph album, containing 90 photographs, newspaper cuttings and invitations, 1908-1933, notably photographs of Crefeld POW camp, Germany, 1916, Caunter's return to UK following his escape from Schwarmstedt POW camp, Germany, 1917, group photographs of officers, Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1922-1923 and Senior…

CAWLEY, Capt Harold Thomas 1878-1915 ›

Transcript of uncensored letter from Captain Harold Thomas Cawley, Aide de Camp to Major General Sir William Douglas at Headquarters, 42 Division, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, to his father Frederick Cawley MP, August or September 1915. Includes frank assessment of the military situation at Gallipolli with severe criticism of General Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton, Lieutenant General Sir…

CAWTHRA, R Adm Arthur James (1911-2005) ›

Three photographs of HMS ORIBI, HMS HOOD and HMS PRINCE OF WALES, 1940-1941.

CENTRE FOR DEFENCE STUDIES ›

Twenty two printed booklets, 1984-1992, including fifteen editions of The Council for Arms Control. Faraday Discussion Paper, numbers 1-4 and 6-16, Jul 1984-Jan 1991. Three editions of Bulletin of Arms Control, Feb 1991-May 1992 (with two extra copies of the editions for May 1991 and May 1992), including article by Professor Lawrence David Freedman entitled 'Arms control in the 1990s', Feb 1991, and…

CHAMBERLAIN, Brig Noel Joseph (1895-1970) ›

Copies of papers and photographs relating to Chamberlain's life and career, 1906-1970, including unpublished manuscript memoirs, 1906-1923; papers relating to pay and postings, 1915-1949; account of service with Royal Flying Corps, 1916-1917; typescript report on visit to Palestine, 1920; papers relating to service as Education Officer, London District, 1924-1928, including typescript official report…

CHANDLER, Sir Geoffrey (b 1922) ›

Papers of Sir Geoffrey Chandler: reports, correspondence and publications relating to Greece 1944-1949, including reports by field personnel, Maj Ronald R Prentice and Maj T C Johnson, on the situation in the Macedonia and Pajko areas, Greece, 1945; reports to Force 133 Headquarters Greece and press reviews from AIS (later Anglo Greek Information Service), Salonika for the Macedonia region, 19 Nov…

CHAPMAN, Lt Col Godfrey Percival (1899-1982) ›

Five sketch maps showing British, USA and French troop movements in North Africa, [1942].

DETAILED CATALOGUECHARRINGTON, Brig Harold Vincent Spencer (1886-1965) ›

Papers relating to service with the 12 (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers during World War One, notably relating the advance into Flanders, the first Battle of Ypres, and the advance to, and fighting around, Amiens, 1914-1935; the writing and publication of Charrington's book Where Cavalry Stands Today (Hugh Rees, London, 1927), 1927-1928; papers from a report by Charrington on the operations of the…

BOX LISTCHARTERIS, Brig Gen John (1877-1946) ›

  Microfilm copies of papers relating to his life and career, dated 1906, 1913, 1914-1918, 1925, 1928-1931, [1933]-1934, 1940, 1944-1946, principally comprising letters, telegrams and postcards to his wife Noel Charteris, 1914-1918, notably describing his intelligence work at 1 Army HQ and BEF General HQ, 1914-1918; letters from Brig Gen Sir James Edward Edmonds commenting on the proofs of At GHQ…

DETAILED CATALOGUECHATER, Maj Gen Arthur Reginald (1896-1979) ›

The papers cover the period 1915-1978, and include papers on his service in World War One, in particular extracts from diary on Galliopoli offensive May 1915 and Allied raid on Zeebrugge, Apr 1918; correspondence, narratives of operations and photographs from service as Officer Commanding Sudan Camel Corps, 1927-1930; reports on defence of British Somaliland and accounts of Italian invasion of Somaliland…

CHICHESTER, Cdr Michael Guy, RN (1917-2012) ›

Publications, mostly official, relating to UK defence policy, notably, defence expenditure, and equipment procurement, 1960-1990, including ninety-seven editions of House of Commons Official Report. Parliamentary debates (Hansard) (HMSO, London, 1964-1990) and thirteen editions of House of Lords Official Report. Parliamentary debates (Hansard) (HMSO, London, 1975-1990); fifty, mainly UK and USA official…

CHIEF OF COMBINED OPERATIONS: Official signals pamphlets, 1942-1943 ›

Edition of Combined Operations pamphlet number 14(b) prepared under the direction of the Chief of Combined Operations entitled, Landing Craft Signal Pamphlet, relating to signals requirements for RN landing craft; methods of communication available to the RN; radio/telegraphy and wireless/telegraphy equipment procedure; formation deployments; and flag signalling, Aug 1942. Edition of Combined Operations…

CHURCHER, Maj Gen John Bryan (1905-1997) ›

Copy of 'A soldier's story', a memoir of his life and career, 1905-1984, notably his service in India, 1935-1938, North West Europe, 1939-1940 and 1944-1945, including the arrest of the Grand Adm Karl Doenitz (Operation BLACKOUT) in May 1945, Palestine, 1947, Germany, 1948, and Egypt, 1954-1957, including the Suez Crisis, 1956, written in 1984. Photographs relating to the arrest of Doenitz, Germany,…

CIVIL SERVICE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT, 1989 ›

Typescript transcripts of interviews with high-ranking members of the Civil Service conducted by Dr W Scott Lucas of the University of Birmingham and Professor Anthony Gorst of the University of Westminster for an Institute of Contemporary British History oral history archive project, 1989. The purpose of the project was to trace the career development of key Civil Service officials and included questions…

CIVILIAN DEFENCE STUDY CONFERENCE ›

Three audio tapes of the proceedings of the Civilian Defence Study Conference, St Hilda's College, Oxford University, including lecture entitled 'Lessons from resistance movements-guerrilla and non-violent' by Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, 'Resistance in the Soviet zone of Germany' by Dr Rainer Hildebrandt, and 'How to meet measures of the occupying power against civil resistance' by Dr Lars Porsholt,…

CLARE-HUNT, Gp Capt Reginald John (1909-1985) ›

Flying log books covering service in Egypt, UK and South Africa, 1928-1958, and obituary by Gp Capt George Roberts Montgomery, 1985.

DETAILED CATALOGUECLARKE, Brig Frederick Arthur Stanley (1892-1972) ›

Typescript draft of 'The memoirs of a professional soldier in peace and war', an unpublished account of Clarke's career in the army, including service in Gallipoli and Palestine during World War One, 1968; various papers and pamphlets collated by Clarke, mainly relating to the training and performance of the Royal West African Frontier Force, 1923-[1960]; articles written by Clarke and published in…

CLARKE, Lt Col (Ernest) Henry (1909-1998) ›

Copy of manuscript memoir relating to Clarke's life and career, 1909-1957, especially to his service as a signals officer in the Middle East, Sicily and Italy, 1942-1945.

CLEARWATER, Dr John Murray (b 1966) ›

Typescript text of doctoral thesis entitled 'The birth of Strategic Arms Control during the Johnson Administration, 1964-1969', King's College London, 1996, with copies of US Government documents, 1964-1972, used by Clearwater in his research. Also, typescript transcripts of interviews with US politicians and foreign policy advisers, including Walt Rostow, Butch Fisher, Paul Warnke, (David) Dean Rusk,…

CLEMENTS, Lt Col Charles Marcus Lefevre (1904-1996) ›

Memoirs of service of Lt Col Charles Clements, 1941-1948; including typescript copy of his account of service as Commander, B Sqn, 4 Queens Hussars, 3 Royal Tank Regt, Greece, 1941, describing retreat from the Monastir Gap, Greece-Albania border, to Kalamata, Greece, and his subsequent capture by German forces; typescript copy of his account of service as Commandant of Bridgend POW camp for German…

BOX LISTCLIFFORD, Col Esmond Humphrey Miller (1895-1970) ›

Narrative of operations of 7 Division, 1918 by the Revd E C Crosse including reference to Clifford's service as Officer Commanding 95 Field Company, Royal Engineers; papers relating to Anglo-Italian Jubaland Boundary Commission, 1925-1928 including maps; British Somaliland-Ethiopia Boundary Commission, 1931-1936, including intelligence reports on French Somaliland, air survey operations, Walwal incident…

CLINTON-ROBINSON, Lt Col Leslie (b [1910]) ›

Various photographs, [1924-1955], principally of army personnel, including Royal Review, Aldershot, 1924, Canadian soldiers and troop carrier, 1944, staff of Movement Control, Dover, 1945, Old Sarum, 1955 and photographs relating to Malaya, [1949], and the Ross Battery, ND. Identity card, 1946. Royal Regiment of Artillery Magazine, 1992.

BOX LISTCLIVE, Capt Percy Archer (1873-1918) ›

Papers relating to his service in West Africa, 1897, comprising his diary, 1897; glass lantern slides, 1897. Papers relating to his service in South Africa, 1899-1901, notably including diary, Dec 1899-Jun 1900, describing operations in Orange Free State and Transvaal, Dec 1899-Jun 1900; letter books containing transcriptions of letters [to his family] describing operations in Orange Free State, Transvaal…

DETAILED CATALOGUECLIVE, Lt Gen Sir (George) Sidney (1874-1959) ›

Letter book containing letters and telegrams received and sent by Clive as head of British missions, General HQ, France, 1917-1918, including letters concerning the movement of troops and administration, supplies of artillery and equipment, French infantry resources and liaison between French and British High Commands; letter from [Maj Gen Frederick Barton] Maurice, War Office, 18 Aug 1917, concerning…

CODRINGTON, Lt Col John Alfred (1898-1991) ›

Typescript edited and unedited versions of memoirs of Lt Col John Alfred Codrington, [1947] entitled 'Gathering moss', 1898-1944, including account of service with British Mission Allied Armies of the Orient, Smyrna, Turkey, 1920, and as British Liaison Officer to French forces in Syria, 1926-1929. Photographs and papers, including notebook with manuscript notes on Regimental history of the Coldstream…

COLD WAR, THE Television Documentary Archive, 1995 - 1998 ›

The Cold War television documentary archive consists of transcripts of 531 interviews concerning events of the Cold War - the political, ideological tension between the United States and the United Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR), 1946-1989, following the end of World War Two

COLLIER, AVM Sir (Alfred) Conrad (1895-1986) ›

Correspondence relating to Collier's work as Air Attaché in Moscow, 1934-1937, and as Head of the Air Section of the British Military Mission to Moscow, 1941, with particular reference to the role of Brig Gen Philip R Faymonville, United States Army, Military Attaché and later Lend-Lease Administrator in Moscow, 1934-1943, in relations between the USA and the USSR during the period 1918-1943, consisting…

COLLINS, Gp Capt Arthur Edgar Gerald (1891-1979) ›

Thirty two British and French printed maps of France, Belgium, Germany and the UK, various scales, 1911-1918, including annotated trench maps of operations and advances during the Battles of Cambrai, 1917, Bellecourt, 1917, and Fourth Battle of Arras, 1918, with newspaper cuttings of the Western Front, 1918 and aerial photograph of Solesmes, France, annotated with position of 461 Field Company Royal…

COMMEMORATIVE NEWSPAPERS RELATING TO WORLD WAR TWO ›

Newspaper articles commemorating World War Two, 1990- 1994. Includes article, 'Living through the Blitz', from The Observer, 24 Jun 1990; article, 'Propaganda to fuel the legend of the Few', from The Independent on Sunday, 8 Jul 1990; article, 'I gather it was you who shot me down. It is perhaps a little late to offer my congratulations', from The Times Saturday Review, 14 Jul 1990; souvenir article…

COMMITTEE ON MILITARY EDUCATION REPORT, 1902 ›

Committee on Military Education, Report of the Committee appointed to consider the Education and Training of Officers of the Army (HMSO, London, 1902), including the official report and recommendations of the Committee on Military Education; Committee on Military Education, Minutes of Evidence taken before the Committee appointed to consider the Education and Training of Officers of the Army (HMSO,…

CONFIDENTIAL US STATE DEPARTMENT CENTRAL FILES: Soviet Union, Foreign Affairs, 1945-59 ›

A themed microfilm collection relating to US State Department interpretations of Soviet foreign affairs, 1945-1959. Included in the collection are US State Department files relating to the repatriation of German prisoners of war from the Soviet Union following World War Two; Soviet boundary disputes involving the People's Republic of China, Bulgaria, Hungary, Iran Romania, and Turkey; Soviet economic,…

CONFIDENTIAL US STATE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL FILES: Korea, 1950-1957 ›

A themed microfilm collection containing copies of messages, telegrams, and reports sent from US Department of State personnel to the United States Executive Branch relating to civil, military, and political events in Korea, 1950-1957.

CONNELL, Lt Col James Charles Walter (1877-1958) ›

Copy of field service log book recording service of 8 Bn, Gordon Highlanders and 6 Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers (commanded by Lt Col Winston Spencer Churchill, Ypres, Belgium, Jan-Mar 1916.

CONTRA SEVERSKY: Review article of Capt Ferdinand Otto Miksche's book, Is bombing decisive? ›

Typescript copy of a review article of Capt Ferdinand Otto Mikshe's book Is bombing decisive? or Contra Seversky, as it was known in the United States, originally published on 16 Oct 1943 in the Swiss journal Inter Avia, and subsequently copied by the Ministry of Aircraft Production, possibly for the inter-servcies journal, Aircraft Recognition, 22 May 1944

COOK, Pte Charles St George (b 1891) ›

Letters From A Volunteer, a pamphlet edition of letters written to his parents while in barracks at Dover with 3 and 10 Bns East Surrey Regt, Oct 1914-Jan 1915, illustrated with photographs and privately published by Don(ald) Cook in 1984; photocopies of two articles by Donald Cook, namely 'The agony of Loos', on the Battle of Loos, France, Sep 1915, from Stand To! The Journal of the Western Front…

COOPER, Brig Henry (1916-1985) ›

Carbon copy of an account of the British Military Mission to Bulgaria, 1944-1947, written in 1974 for the Defence Attaché at the British Embassy in Bulgaria.

DETAILED CATALOGUECOOPER, Rt Hon Sir Frank (1922-2002) ›

Papers of Sir Frank Cooper, 1953-1999, primarily relating to his service as Permanent Under Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office, 1973-1976, as Permanent Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, 1976-1982, and post retirement, 1983-1999. The papers include correspondence, articles, press cuttings, press releases, reports, speeches, interviews and conference papers on a variety of topics…

COOTE, Wg Cdr Maxwell Henry (1893-1981) ›

Copy of diary covering his service as ADC to Winston Churchill at the Cairo Peace Conference and including details of meetings with Col Thomas Edward Lawrence (later known as Thomas Edward Shaw), Mar 1921; photocopy of photograph of Coote, 1917; brief account of his life and career, 1893-1946, written by his godson, Air Cdre B H Newton in 1981.

COPIES OF ARTICLES RELATING TO CAPT SIR BASIL HENRY LIDDELL HART IN MAARACHOT ›

Copies of articles, in Hebrew, from the military journal Maarachot relating to Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart's theories of military strategy and tactics, including 'Rapid Training of Recruits', by Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart, Sep 1939; three commemorative articles, in Hebrew, written after Liddell Hart's death, Mar-Jun 1971; review of Liddell Hart's History of the Second World War, 1971

CORBETT, Sir Julian Stafford (1854-1922) ›

Manuscript notes by Corbett, for lectures, given at the Royal Naval War College, Portsmouth, Hampshire, between 1903-1918 relating to the First Anglo-Dutch War, 1652-1654, the War of the Spanish Succession, 1701-1714, the Trafalgar campaign, Napoleonic Wars, 1805, the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905, and combined operations. Six letters to Corbett, dated 1905, on a lecture given at the Staff College,…

CORSON, Commander Peter Francis Reid (1925-2007) ›

Published memoir by Cdr Peter Francis Reid Corson: Call the Middle Watch: An Account of Life at Sea in the Royal Navy 1905 to 1963 (Pentland Press, Edinburgh, 1997), narrating the naval career of his father, R Adm Eric Reid Corson (1887-1972), 1905-1941, and Cdr P F R Corson's own naval career, 1943-1963. Includes R Adm E R Corson's letters home, sketches and notes from Port Arthur, China, 1905, the…

BOX LISTCOUNCIL ON CHRISTIAN APPROACHES TO DEFENCE AND DISARMAMENT ›

Papers relating to the development of CCADD, 1958-1964; minutes of meetings including executive committee meetings, executive sub-committee meetings, annual general meetings, management committee meetings, research group meetings, publications group meetings and regional group meetings, 1965-1994; correspondence and enquiries, 1963-2000; general administrative, membership and financial files, 1964-2003;…

COURTNEY, Cdr Anthony Tosswill, RN (1908-1988) ›

Typescript intelligence report by Courtney entitled 'Remarks on a visit to Soviet Russia-August 1935', with notes, publications and related correspondence, 1922-1936; group photograph of Courtney and officers of the Naval Mission to the USSR [1942]; two notebooks with manuscript notes by Courtney on German and Allied ship movements, USSR [1942]; papers relating to the USSR, 1943-1978, including typescript…

COUSLAND, Lt Col Kenneth H (fl 1914-1974) ›

Photocopy of privately published memoir, 'The Great War, 1914-1818: a former 'Gunner' of the First World War looks back', a detailed account of his military career, 1913-1919, covering mobilisation in Edinburgh, artillery, gas warfare and veterinary training, service with the Royal Field Artillery on the Western Front, 1915-1918, notably action around Vimy, May-Jun 1917, Lens, June-Oct 1917, and the…

COVERNTON, Capt Ralph Henry (1869-1952) ›

Bound typescript entitled 'Fifty odd years of memoirs', covering his life and career, 1893-1945, notably his work as an engineer in South Africa, 1894-1899, 1901-1904, 1909-1911, his travels in South Africa, 1895, East Africa, 1904, and Canada, 1907, his service as a volunteer stretcher bearer with the Royal Army Medical Corps, South Africa, 1899-1900, including the siege of Ladysmith, 1899-1900, his…

COWAN, Brig Colin Hunter (b 1920) ›

Brief account of the visit of AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, to the UN HQ, New York, 1965, written in [1985].

COWLEY, Lt Gen Sir John Guise (1905-1993) ›

Edition of Memoirs of Lieutenant-General Sir John Cowley, 1905-1993, edited by Colin Maitland (Deltastet, London, 1998), chiefly covering Cowley's education at Connaught House and Wellington College, the Quetta earthquake, India, 1935, service in World War Two, 1939-1945, in the Middle East and North West Europe, and service as Controller of Munitions, Ministry of Supply, 1957-1960.

COX, Harold Roxbee, Baron Kings Norton of Wotton Underwood (1902-1997) ›

Autobiography of Harold Roxbee Cox, Baron Kings Norton of Wotton Underwood " A Wrack Behind" (Cranfield University Press, 1999), covering his life and career, particularly the design and construction of the airship R.101, his association with Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle and the development of the jet propulsion gas turbine, and his association with Cranfield University.

CRAWFURD, Lt Col Charles Hamilton Payne (1907-1943) ›

Typescript copy of account of Crawfurd's service with 29 Battery, 19 Field Regt Royal Artillery, 3 Infantry Bde, 1 Div during Operation DYNAMO, the evacuation of the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) from Dunkirk, France, 1-3 Jun 1940. Also, copy of Crawfurd's obituary from The Times, Aug 1943, and a printed obituary by Col Robert Townsend Hammick, dated 19 Aug 1943, Crawfurd's Commanding Officer,…

CREAGH, Maj Gen Sir Michael O'Moore (1892-1970) ›

Papers relating to operations in the Western Desert, 1940-1941, especially Battles of Sidi Saleh, Beda Fomm and Operation BATTLEAXE, the attempt to relieve Tobruk, including typescript report by Lt Gen Sir Richard Nugent O'Connor on operations of 7 Armoured Div, Mechili, Cyrenaica, Libya, Feb 1941; typescript text of lecture by Creagh entitled 'Operations of the 7th Armoured Division in the Western…

BOX LISTCRIBB, Col Ronald Duncan (1908-1986) ›

Papers, diaries, maps and publications relating to Col Ronald Duncan Cribb's life and military service, 1918-1957, including one hundred and sixty five military handbooks, training manuals and regulations, mostly relating to artillery, small arms, signals and the duties of commissioned officers, [1918]-1945; typescript and manuscript orders, notes and memoranda relating to 342 (Hertford) Battery, 86…

CRICK, Dr Alan John Pitts (1913-1995) ›

Papers relating to Crick's service in the Western Desert, 1941-1943, as Instructor, War Intelligence Course, School of Military Intelligence, Matlock, Derbyshire, 1943-1944, and with Operational Intelligence, G2 Division, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF), 1944-1945, including copy of War Diary, General Staff Intelligence Branch, Headquarters 8 Army, 25 Sep-31 Oct 1941; typescript…

CROOKENDEN, Lt Gen Sir Napier (1915-2002) ›

Official and personal correspondence and typescript and manuscript texts of speeches of Lt Gen Sir Napier Crookenden relating to service as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Command, 1969-1972; correspondence relating to service as Col Commandant, Prince of Wales Div, 1970-1974;photographic slides, film, audiotape and related papers relating to Crookenden's Kermit Roosevelt Lecture Tour of…

CROSSMAN, Col George Lytton (1877-1947) ›

Manuscript extracts from Regimental diary, Second Boer War, South Africa, 23 Dec 1900-4 Mar 1901; six letters relating to operations against Boer forces in the Transvaal, South Africa, 1899-1901, with manuscript sketch map of a Boer night attack, Lake Chrissie (Chrissiesmeer), 6 Feb 1901, approximate scale 1: 10, 660. Photograph album with 106 photographs, mostly relating to service in South Africa,…

CRUM, Brig John Alexander Stewart (1903-1980) ›

Papers of Brig John Crum, 1946, relating to the history of 8 Anti Aircraft Brigade, comprising typescript document by Capt Laurence Edgar Cates, 'History of 8 A A Brigade', detailing their work, June 1941-August 1945, including service in Iraq, 1941-1943, and Italy, 1943-1945; also copy of The History of the 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, 1938-1945 by Lt Col Henry Swanson Eeles,…

CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, THE 1962 ›

The collection presents an integrated record of US decision making during the 1962 nuclear confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union.

CUMMINS, Col Stevenson Lyle (1873-1949) ›

Papers of Colonel Stevenson Lyle Cummins comprising memoirs of service in Africa and France, 1898-1918, and war diaries and other papers, 1914-1916. Copy memoir, 1873-1904, detailing service with Medical Service Corps in Egypt and the Sudan, including accounts of medical work handling wounds and cases of typhoid, diarrhoea, malaria, fevers, dehydration and scorpion stings at locations including: Genetti…

CUNDALL, Gp Capt Henry John (1919-2001) ›

Papers of Gp Capt Henry John Cundall on his RAF service, 1937-1961, comprising photocopies of flying log books, Jan 1937-Oct 1960, and file of papers on RAF service, 1937-1961. Log books include outline record of service, 1937-1960, details of ranks held, awards, and types of aircraft flown; file of loose papers includes photocopies of RAF College Cranwell examination papers for Flight Cadets, Apr…

CUNLIFFE, Dr Percy Walmsey (1898-1992) ›

Papers relating to his service in the Royal Naval Air Service and RAF, 1917-1918, dated 1917-1918, 1955, 1990, principally comprising log-book covering his flights in the UK, 1917-1918; photographs of aircraft and personnel, including Cunliffe. Texts and notes for lectures relating to photography, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1932. Photographs of Cunliffe in his service uniform and with colleagues from King's…

CUNLIFFE, Lt Col Richard (1914-1986) ›

Copy of text entitled 'Last shell fired at Dunkirk', a brief account of the evacuation of F Troop, 112 Field Battery, 30 Field Regt from Dunkirk on 2-3 June 1940, 1985.

CURREY, Adm Bernard (1862-1936) ›

Midshipman's log book, by Currey, 1876-1878, including service on HMS DUKE OF WELLINGTON, Flagship of Adm Sir George Elliot, Portsmouth, Dec 1876-Jan 1877, HMS ALEXANDRA, Mediterranean Fleet, Jan 1877-Aug 1878 and HMS CRUISER, Mediterranean Fleet, Aug-Sep 1878; papers and plans relating to anti-submarine warfare, 1913-1915, including typescript draft text of lecture by Currey entitled 'Hints on organised…

CUTTINGS FROM THE DAILY TELEGRAPH AND MORNING POST, 1946-1947 ›

Cuttings from the Daily Telegraph and Morning Post, 1946-1947, including serialised extracts from The Last Days of Hitler (Macmillan, London, 1947), by Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper, 26 Nov-11 Dec 1946; three serialised extracts from Calculated Risk: the story of the war in the Mediterranean (Harper and Bros, 1950), about the Allied landings in North Africa, 1942, by Gen Mark Wayne Clark, 27-29 Jan 1947;…

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