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GAGE, Lt Col Leonard George (1912-2000) ›

Papers of Lt Col Leonard George Gage, on service with Army Postal Service, 1939-1945; principally comprising correspondence on the introduction and operation of the airgraph service to the Middle East; letters of congratulation on mention in despatches, 1941, and award of MBE, 1944; photographs of army postal services in France, 1939-1940 and the Middle East, 1942-1945; copy of Parade No.124, 26 Dec…

BOX LISTGALE, Lt Gen Sir Humfrey Myddleton (1890-1971) ›

Papers, 1942-1945, of Lt Gen Sir Humfrey Myddleton Gale dating from his time at Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), comprising typescript diaries about his work containing narrative entries on daily events and activities, 1942-1945; office files as Chief Administrative Officer, 1944-1945, including correspondence; five printed volumes, 'History of the Allied Forces Headquarters,…

GALLIPOLI: A VIEW FROM SEAWARD: Gallipoli Memorial Lecture, 1999 ›

Text of the 1999 Gallipoli Memorial Lecture Gallipoli: A View from Seaward by AF Sir (John) Julian (Robertson) Oswald GCB at Holy Trinity Church, Southend Crescent, Eltham, London SE9

GARDEN, AM Timothy (1944-2007) ›

Papers of AM Tim Garden, 1982-2006, including transcripts of lectures by Garden, 1982-2002; articles by Garden, 1984-2005 and papers reflecting his research on the Falklands War; Kosovo; Iraq; Iran; Afghanistan; nuclear weapons; Northern Ireland; military capabilities in Europe; NATO and the European Union. Papers include press cuttings, articles, correspondence, draft papers pamphlets and other published…

GARRAD-COLE, Wg Cdr Eric (1917-2003) ›

Letters, photographs and related papers concerning the RAF career of Wing Commander Eric Garrad-Cole, including: letters from Garrad-Cole to his fiancée, Edna Shenton (later Edna Garrad-Cole) written as a POW, 1941-1943, with details of daily camp life, new arrivals and official visitors; letters to Edna Shenton from the War Office, requesting news of Garrad-Cole, 1942; account of Garrad-Cole’s successful…

BOX LISTGARSIDE, Lt Col Kenneth (1913-1983) ›

Papers, 1940-1983, of Lt Col Kenneth Garside, comprising papers relating to his work in Intelligence in Germany at the end of World War Two, comprising German papers taken by Intelligence, including maps and descriptions of parts of England prepared by the Germans for invasion and xeroxes of carbon copies of Adolf Hitler's will and other papers; British Intelligence papers on Germany, including a gazetteer;…

GASCOIGNE, Maj Gen Sir Julian Alvery ›

'A Modern Major General': the memoirs of Julian Gascoigne 1903-1990, including descriptions of training at Sandhurst and early military career with the Grenadier Guards, 1921-1927; life as ADC to Sir Stanley Jackson, Governor of Bengal, 1927-1928; companion to the sons of the Nizam of Hyderabad during their visit to London, 1931; various staff officer postings in and around London, 1939-1941; commander,…

BOX LISTGASSED: British chemical warfare experiments on humans at Porton Down ›

Papers, 1915-2000, relating to background research by Rob Evans for his book, Gassed: British chemical warfare experiments on humans at Porton Down (House of Stratus, London, 2000), including: copy Public Record Office papers, 1915-1919, relating to the development and use of poison gas on the Western Front, World War One; copy Public Record Office papers relating to meetings of the Chemical Defence…

DETAILED CATALOGUEGATHORNE-HARDY, Gen the Hon Sir (John) Francis (1874-1949) ›

Papers relating to service on the Western Front, World War One, 1914-1919 including correspondence referring to campaigns on the Western and Italian Fronts and account of the battle of Le Cateau, Aug 1914; service as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, 1931-1933 including press cuttings; service as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Aldershot Command, 1933-1937 and ADC General…

GAVIN, Maj Gen James Merricks Lewis (1911-2000) ›

Report by Gavin on 101 Special Training School, 1942, including details of its formation, organisation, training and operations in the Far East, May 1941-Mar 1942. The School aimed to train all types of personnel, whether military, civilian, European or native, in irregular warfare.

BOX LISTGELB, Norman ›

Thirty eight audiotapes of interviews, conducted by Gelb between 1983 and 1984, with veterans of the Battle of Britain, 1940, used as research material for Gelb's book Scramble: a narrative history of the Battle of Britain (Michael Joseph, London, 1986), including interviews with ACM Sir Christopher (Neil) Foxley-Norris, AM Sir Denis Crowley-Milling, AVM Harold Arthur CooperBird-Wilson, AVM George…

GERMAN MACHINE GUN ORDER, 1918 ›

Manuscript copy of German Machine Gun Order, 1918, which instructed Germany Army personnel in how and when to use machine gun fire against enemy infantry, tanks, and aircraft

GERMAN MILITARY MAPPING: an exploratory survey ›

Typescript proof copy of article'German Military Mapping: An Exploratory Survey' by Andrew F Tatham, Map Curator, King's College London, for The Cartographic Journal, 1977. Also, typescript draft of same article, in which the author reviews the range and extent of German military mapping, largely of World War Two, and the role of the cartographer in supplying information during conflicts

GERMAN NAZI PARTY ORGANISATIONAL CHART, 1937 ›

Typescript chart, in German, detailing the organisation and function of the different levels of the German National Socialist Democratic Workers' (Nazi) party, 1937

GERMAN PHRASE BOOK ISSUED BY THE US WAR DEPARTMENT, 1943 ›

German phrase book issued by the US War Department, 1943, for US military personnel lost or taken prisoner behind the front lines during World War Two

GERMAN SURRENDER TERMS, TUNISIA, 1943 ›

Photocopy of manuscript letter, in German, from Maj Gen Köchy, German Air Force, Airfield Regional Command, to temporary Maj Gen John Ledlie Inglis Hawkesworth, General Officer Commanding 46 (North Midland and West Riding) Div, surrendering German air troops in Tunisia, North Africa, 13 May 1943; photocopy of reply, in English, from Hawkesworth to Köchy, 13 May 1943. Also includes photocopy of typescript…

GIBBS, AM Sir Gerald Ernest (1896-1992) ›

Papers relating to Gibbs' early career, 1917-1927, including typescript copies [1972] of combat reports written by Gibbs, 17 Sqn, Macedonia, 1917-1918; typescript notes by Gibbs entitled 'Service experiences', 1926; typescript Staff College essay entitled 'Leadership and morale', 1927. Nine typescript texts of lectures by Gibbs, 1948-1972, on the RAF in World War Two, post war airpower, India and the…

DETAILED CATALOGUEGIBSON, Brig Arthur Blair (1894-1986) ›

Personal diaries relating to Gibson's service with 15 (Service) Bn, (1 Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry and 4 Army Intelligence Section, on the Western Front during World War One, 1915-1917; war diary and photograph album of a tour of duty with 56 Frontier Force Rifles (2 Bn, 13 Frontier Force Rifles) in Asad Khal and Razmak, North West Frontier, India, 1922-1923; unofficial war history of the 56 Frontier…

GLENNIE, Brig Edward Aubrey (1889-1980) ›

Seventeen volumes of Survey of India. Geodetic Report, 1922-1940 (Surveyor General of India, Survey of India, Dehra Dun, India, 1928-1945), with editions of Survey of India. Supplement to the Geodetic Report Volume VI. Indian deflection and gravity stations (Surveyor General of India, Survey of India, Dehra Dun, India, 1931) and Survey of India. Supplement to the GeodeticReport 1937. Isostatic reductions…

GLENNY, Alfreda (1884-1973) ›

Correspondence and papers of Alfreda Glenny, 1884-1973, including; typescript draft of memoirs covering the periods 21 Jan 1915 to 18 Jul 1915, and 6 Aug 1915-17 Nov 1915, relating to her journey to Montenegro and work with the Montenegro Red Cross; typescript draft of memoirs titled ‘The Retreat’, covering the period 20 Nov 1915- 27 Dec 1915 relating to her evacuation from Montenegro; typescript report…

GLOVER, Wg Cdr Christopher Charge ([1920]-1998) ›

Papers, diaries and photographs relating to Glover's RAF service, 1940-1946, including typescript 'Notes on organisation of enemy aircraft section' by Flight Lt P B Horne, 5 Jul 1941; one manuscript narrative diary, 16 Nov 1941-9 Jan 1942, with RAF Officer's service and release book, 1946; two manuscript narrative diaries, 1943 and 1944, with copy of manuscript pocket diary, 1945; two typescript reports…

GODDARD, AM Sir (Robert) Victor (1897-1987) ›

'Epic violet', a draft memoir covering his service with the Air Ministry and the BEF, 1939-1940, notably pre-war air intelligence, the 'phoney war' and air reconnaissance in France, Sep 1939-Apr 1940, the German invasion of France, May 1940, and the evacuation of UK troops from Dunkirk, May-June 1940, written in [1957]. 'Skies to Dunkirk', a memoir based on the above draft,published in 1982.

DETAILED CATALOGUEGODLEY, Gen Sir Alexander John (1867-1957) ›

Correspondence with Col Sir Clive Wigram, Assistant Private Secretary to HM King George V, 1911-1933, including detailed descriptions of operations in Gallipoli and on the Western Front during World War One. Correspondence concerning a visit by Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe, to Cologne, Germany, in 1922. Letters to Godley from various military friends and acquaintances, 1901-1954,…

GODWIN-AUSTEN, Gen Sir Alfred Reade (1889-1963) ›

Papers relating to his service in Somaliland, 1940, notably including typescript copies of telegrams to Lt Gen Arthur Francis Smith, Deputy Chief of General Staff, [GHQ Middle East], giving a brief account of the attack by Italian troops on British forces at Tug Argan, 11 Aug 1940, dated 12 Aug 1940, and to [Gen Sir Archibald Percival Wavell] giving an appreciation of the current situation in Somaliland,…

GOERING, Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm (1893-1946) ›

Photocopies of letter from Goering to Antony Fokker, Dutch aircraft engineer, concerning Goering's workpromoting Fokker aircraft in Denmark and his financial arrangements with Fokker, 12 July 1919, and photograph of Fokker aeroplane, [1919].

GOLD, Col Philip Roland (1912-2002) ›

Copy of personal account by Colonel Philip Roland Gold of his escape from Singapore, 13 Feb - 8 April 1942, including vivid descriptions of: street fighting; the chaos of evacuation and lack of boats; the commandeering of a Chinese fishing boat by Gold and subsequent difficulties steering the vessel, ensuring provisions lasted and keeping up morale; crossing the Sumatran jungle, Indonesia, in canoe…

GOLDSCHMIDT, Lt Col Kenneth Philip Parlane (1916-1994) ›

Copies of papers relating to his military career, dated [1951-1952] and 1994, notably including obituary from [regimental magazine], 1994, and newspaper cutting relating to his service in Korea, [1951-1952]

GOLDSMITH, V Adm Sir (Malcolm) Lennon (1880-1955) ›

Photocopy of typescript copy of letters to his father, J P Goldsmith, 1914-1919, covering his service in the North Sea, 1914-1918, notably action at Heligoland Bight, Aug 1914, and the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916, and in the Black Sea during the Russian Civil War, 1919, written in 1914-1919, with copy of covering letter from his daughter to the Centre, 1983.

GOODRIDGE, Capt Derek Leslie (d 1983) ›

Papers relating to his service in the RN, 1939-1940, comprising typescript account of his service on HMS MALAYA, Indian Ocean, 1939, Atlantic, 1940, and Mediterranean, 1940-1941, written in [1941-1944]; 'Impressions of a dental officer serving in HMS MALAYA, September 1939-May 1941', text of talk given to Allied Forces Dental Society, Jan 1944.

GOW, James ›

Papers, chiefly 1990-2005, relating to civil war in the former Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, and the resulting war crimes trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).  Collection includes: press briefings issued by the United Nations (UN) Peace Force, 1992-1995; issues of the Bosnian daily newspaper, Oslobodenje, 1992-1996; videotapes and audio cassette…

DETAILED CATALOGUEGRACEY, Gen Sir Douglas David (1894-1964) ›

Papers including appreciations, reports and battle instructions relating to operations of 20 Indian Division in Burma including the Kabaw Valley and Kyaukchaw, Apr 1942-Mar 1944; Shenam and Kalewa, Apr-Dec 1944; Monywa and the Irrawaddy, including the capture of Kyaukse, Jan-Aug 1945. Papers including reports and operational orders relating to operations of 20 Indian Division in French Indo-China,…

GRACIE, Lt Col Archibald Leslie (b 1896) ›

Typescript account, 'The Second Battalion in the battle of the 100 days in 1918'; letters home, Western Front, 1917-1918; four manuscript signal messages relating to an attack by 1 Div, Western Front, 17-19 Oct 1918; photograph album, 1918-1922, including captioned photographs of individuals, Western Front and Germany, 1918-1919; letters home from British Army on the Rhine, 1919-1920; edition of The…

GRAHAM, Sir John (Alexander Noble), 4th Bt (b 1926) ›

Thirty seven typescript speeches and texts of lectures, given by Graham, 1972-1991, mostly relating to the Middle East, Anglo-American relations, Rhodesia, 1977, the Iranian revolution, 1979, the Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation), and the Gulf War, 1990-1991, notably 'The Middle East', 1972, with copy of UN Security Council Resolution 242 relating to the Arab-Israeli…

DETAILED CATALOGUEGRANT, Gen Sir Charles John Cecil (1877-1950) ›

Various military papers, mainly dating from the nineteenth century, including standing orders, despatches and a paper by Gen Sir Frederick Roberts on Russia, all probably collected by Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, 1805-1811, 1871-1885, 1918-1921. Correspondence and papers relating to Lt Gen Sir Robert Grant (see above), including material concerning his career, and correspondence…

GRATTAN, Col Henry (1903-1997) ›

Papers of Col Henry Grattan relating to service as Chief Engineer for construction of new British Army of the Rhine Headquarters (BAOR), Rheindahlen, Germany, 1952-1954, including: article 'New Headquarters in Germany' by Grattan, Royal Engineers Journal , Mar-Jun, 1956, giving a full account of the building of the complex; article, 'Water Divining as an Aid to Engineering' by Grattan, Royal Engineers…

GRAVES, Robert von Ranke (1895-1985) ›

Seventy one manuscript and typescript letters from Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart to Robert Graves, 1939-1961, with typescript articles, extracts and notes by Liddell Hart including 'A reflection on the sustenance of morale', 1942; 'Notes on the Dieppe "reconnaissance in force", from a Canadian soldier', 1942; 'Age-old truths of war', 1942; 'Reprisals on prisoners', 1942; 'Historical note on the defence…

GRAY, Gp Capt Kenneth (d 1988) ›

Papers relating to his RAF service, 1931-1961, principally comprising his flying log book, 1931-1954, including details of bombing missions, North West Europe, 1944-1945; unsigned typescript report recommending the rearming of No 232 Wing and No 252 Sqn with Mosquito XXVIs, [1945-1946]; photograph of portrait of MRAF Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard, by Francis Beresford, signed by Beresford,…

BOX LISTGREEN, Brig Henry James Lindsay (1911-1986) ›

Papers, 1935-1975, of Brig Henry James Lindsay Green, including photographs, among them the Coldstream Guards, 1935, aerial photographs of Cassino, Italy, before and after assault, 1943-1944, Coldstream Guards at Impruneta, Italy, 1944, King George VI, Rt Hon Winston (Leonard Spencer) Churchill and FM Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, 1943-1946 and undated, Alanbrooke's visit to Czechoslovakia,…

GREEVES, Maj Gen Stuart (1897-1989) ›

Notes on his war experiences, primarily concerning living conditions during his service in the trenches in France and Belgium, 1914-1918, but with occasional reference to his service in Burma, [1943-1945], written at the request of an American researcher in [1980-1981], with covering letter to the Centre, 1981.

GRENFELL, Capt Russell, RN (fl 1914-1944) ›

Copy of his account of Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916, written on 4 Jun 1916. Copy of text of his despatch from HMS SCYLLA on the Normandy landings, 6-7 Jun 1944, broadcast on the [Forces Programme], 7 Jun 1944, with covering letter, 24 Jun 1944. Copies of extracts from his diary covering his discussion with Adm Hon Sir Alexander Robert Maule Ramsay about the planningof the Normandy landings, Dec [1944],…

GREY, Capt William Edward (1895-1986) ›

Papers relating to his service in the Aircraft Equipment Directorate, 1916-1918, including: correspondence, 1917-1918, relating to orders for aircraft and engines, and to production problems caused by labour disputes; notes on a strike at D Napier & Son (Acton), Aug 1917; notes on aircraft production; instructions for evacuating offices (in the Hotel Cecil, Strand, London) in the event of an air raid,…

GRIFFITH, Lt Col Samuel (1905-1985) ›

Papers relating to his military service during World War Two, dated [1939-1945], 1948, 1965-1966, notably including account of the service of 1 Welch Regt in Crete, May 1941, written in 1966; silk map of North Africa and the southern Mediterranean, [1939-1945]; account of his imprisonment in Salonika in 1941 and his subsequent transportation to Germany, [1945]; typescript copy of 'Per anum ad astra',…

BOX LISTGROVES, Brig Gen Percy Robert Clifford (1878-1959) ›

Papers, 1898-1900, 1916-1945, of Brig Gen Percy Robert Clifford Groves, mainly comprising material on the development of aviation policy and the evolution of the Royal Air Force in the interwar period, and also including material on the Royal Flying Corps in the Middle East during World War One. The papers include Groves' Boer war diary, 1900; photographs of operations of 'C' flight No 17 Squadron…

GUETERBOCK, Brig Ernest Adolphus Leopold (1897-1984) ›

Photocopy of typescript account of his work with Future Operations Planning Section of the Joint Planning Staff, War Office, 1940-1941, [1941].

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