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DETAILED CATALOGUETALBOT, Maj Gen Dennis Edmund Blaquière (1908-1994) ›

Papers, maps, publications, photographs and newspaper cuttings relating to Maj Gen Dennis Edmund Blaquière Talbot's life and career, 1929-1992, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt, India, 1929-1930. Papers relating to Talbot's service as Bde Maj, 30 Infantry Bde, British Expeditionary Force (BEF), France, Apr-Jun 1940, the defence and fall of Calais, and Talbot's escape from German captivity and return…

TAYLOR, Lt Garth Smithies (1896-1916) ›

'Garth Smithies Taylor, 1896-1916', written by his sister Dorothea Taylor in 1971, and principally comprising copies of original documents, 1914-1917 and 1959, mainly letters to his family, 1914-1916, and extracts from his diary, 1914-1916, relating particularly to his service near Ypres, 1916, and in the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

TEE EMM (Air Ministry training magazine), 1941-1946 ›

Fifty editions of Tee Emm, the Department of the Air Member for Training, Air Ministry, training memoranda monthly magazine, Apr 1941-Mar 1946. In addition to containing RAF training procedures and memoranda relating to RAF administration, navigation techniques, airmanship, crew co-operation requirements, gunnery, and aerial intelligence matters, the magazines included leisure articles and cartoons;…

TERRITORIAL ARMY TRAINING PAMPHLETS ›

Pamphlets, handouts and notes, 1974-1985, issued to Sergeant C T Holt while on Territorial Army training courses, including: 'Soviet Weapons Whiz Wheel', a guide to the identification of various weapons, Sep 1975; nuclear, biological and chemical defence training pamphlets, produced by the Ministry of Defence, comprising: 'Pamphlet 2: The Effects of Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Attack', Aug 1974,…

TERRORISM: Special Studies, 1975-1991 ›

Terrorism: Special Studies, 1975-1991 is a themed microfilm compilation of texts commissioned by the US government and published by University Publications of America, Inc. Original texts cover the period 1960-1991, and are drawn from a variety of originating bodies, including the US Defense Intelligence Agency, the US armed forces intelligence organisation; US Central Intelligence Agency; US Army…

DETAILED CATALOGUETHE COLD WAR, 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, which while falling short of actual war between these two nations, was evident in their foreign and defence policies, and…

THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, 1962 ›

The collection presents an integrated record of US decision making during the 1962 nuclear confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. Much of the documentation focuses on the period from Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs McGeorge Bundy's 16 Oct 1962 briefing of President Kennedy on the discovery of Soviet missiles in Cuba to Soviet Prime Minister Nikita…

THE DARDANELLES 1915: Selection of Cabinet Office papers made for King's College London ›

Bound volume of copies of Cabinet Office documents relating to the planning and conduct of Mediterranean Expeditionary Force operations in the Dardanelles, 1915. Documents include memorandum from Col Rt Hon John Edward Bernard Seely, Secretary of State for War, relating to the strategic importance of the Mediterranean, May 1912; copy of manuscript letter from Rt Hon Herbert Henry Asquith MP, Prime…

DETAILED CATALOGUETHE DEATH OF YUGOSLAVIA, Television Documentary Archive (1941, 1985-1996) ›

The Death of Yugoslavia archive, 1941,1985-1996, consists of interview transcripts, videotapes, transmission scripts, files, press cuttings and published material concerning the disintegration of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) during 1987-1994. It includes VHS videos of episodes 1-5 of the documentary Death of Yugoslavia , and transcripts of eighty-seven interviews, mostly…

THE MAGIC DOCUMENTS: Summaries and Transcripts of the Top-Secret Diplomatic Communications of Japan, 1938-1945 ›

The MAGIC Documents: Summaries and Transcripts of the Top-Secret Diplomatic Communications of Japan, 1938-1945, is a themed microfilm collection relating to US deciphers of Japanese diplomatic codes through the use of MAGIC decryption, 1938- 1945. The collection contains copies of deciphered official and unofficial Japanese diplomatic communiqués sent from Japanese personnel stationed at embassies…

DETAILED CATALOGUETHE NUCLEAR AGE, Television Documentary Series ›

The Nuclear Age archive consists of typescript transmission scripts, interview transcripts and videotapes concerning the development of nuclear technology and strategy from 1938 to 1989. It includes twelve typescript transmission scripts and VHS (Vertical Helix Scan) videotapes for episodes 1-12, Jan-Mar 1989, and 267 typescript transcripts of interviews with 195 individuals, prominent in the political,…

THE NUREMBURG TRIALS: American Tribunal III, official transcript, 31 Jul 1948, Nuremberg: USA versus Alfried Krupp, et al ›

The collection includes copies of the official verdict transcript of American Military Tribunal III, 1947-1948, at which the United States tried twelve German industrialists from the Fried. Krupp AG company for crimes committed during World War Two. Included among the defendants were Alfried Felix Alwyn Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, head of Fried. Krupp AG (or the Krupp Concern); Ewald Oskar Ludwig…

DETAILED CATALOGUETHE WASHINGTON VERSION, Television Documentary Archive ›

The collection includes uncut audio cassettes, video cassettes and transcripts of interviews, concerning events leading up to the Gulf War (1990-1991) such as the role of the United States in the liberation of Kuwait following its invasion by Iraq, 2 Aug 1990; US relations with the international community coalition which included Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the…

DETAILED CATALOGUETHOMPSON, Reginald William (1904-1977) ›

Thompson's correspondence with Maj Sir Desmond John Falkiner Morton (1943-1976), Maj Gen Eric Edward Dorman O'Gowan (formerly Eric Edward Dorman Smith) (1960-1974) and Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart (1952-1974). The letters mostly relate to Thompson's military writing and concentrate on his studies of on Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery…

THOMSON, Capt Stanley Johnstone, RN (1901-1981) ›

Text of his lecture on the development of the Royal Indian Navy during the period 1918-1944, written in 1944. 'The findings of the Board of Enquiry convened by the Flag Officer, Bombay, to enquire into the mutiny at the Castle Barracks on 18th February 1946', dated Mar 1946.

THORNHILL, Lt Col Edmund Basil (1898-1998) ›

Printed volume entitled 'Recollections', a memoir of Thornhill's life, 1898-1992, including service on the Western Front, World War One, 1917-1918, including the Battle of Vimy Ridge, 1917; India, 1920-1924, and North Africa and Italy, World War Two, 1942-1945, notably the Second Battle of El Alamein, Oct 1942.

THORNYCROFT, Capt Nigel Mytton (fl.1944-45) ›

Photocopy of memoir 'Wartime Escapes' includes account of escape from OFLAG VIIB, May 1944, twelve days on the run, recapture, and three months of solitary confinement in a Gestapo prison

THORNYCROFT, Lt Col Charles Mytton (1879-1948) ›

Photocopies of typescript copies of 84 letters from Lt Col Charles Mytton Thornycroft to his mother, Edith Frances Thornycroft (nee Cresswell), of Thornycroft Hall, Cheshire, from South Africa 19 Mar 1900 - 10 June 1902; includes voyage to South Africa on SS BAVARIAN; service at Magershoe Camp, Reddersburg, ; Dewetsdorp, Orange Free State; Bloemfontein Hospital, following attack of dysentery, including…

THRALE, Ralph (1905-1993) ›

Papers of Ralph Thrale, 1916-1984, mainly relating to the Royal Observer Corps, including: memoir 'Seaborne', co-authored by Thrale, detailing experiences of Thrale and a colleague while Royal Observer Corps 'Seaborne' volunteers posted to merchant shipping as aircraft identifiers, 1944; Thrale's Royal Navy certificate of service, 1944, and Royal Observer Corps certificate of war service, 1946.The…

THWAITES, Brig Peter Trevenan (1926-1991) ›

Reports, correspondence, memoranda, maps, notes and press cuttings relating to the Dhofar War, Muscat and Oman, 1967-1971, including typescript 'Brief on Muscat and Oman', produced by Headquarters, Sultan's Armed Forces, Jun 1965; appointment diary, May-Dec 1968; correspondence, 1969-1972, mostly with Brig Corran William Brooke Purdon, Sultan's Armed Forces, Muscat, relating to operations in Dhofar,…

TILNEY, Sir John (Dudley Robert Tarleton) (1907-1994) ›

'The diary of 85 (Essex) Medium Battery, Royal Artillery, 1943-1945', notably covering their service in North West Europe, 1944-1945, written by Tilney and other members of the officers' mess, printed in 1947.

TIMES, THE: Jan 1954 - Dec 1967 ›

The Times, Jan 1954-Dec 1967, is a microfilm collection of copies of The Times newspaper.

TIPPEN, Assistant Paymaster Lewis Roland (1890-1916) ›

Photograph album relating to service of Assistant Paymaster Lewis Roland Tippen aboard armoured cruiser HMS KENT, China Station, 1909, including: views of street scenes, people, buildings, harbours, village scenes and damage after a typhoon, Hong Kong; views of various towns including Port Arthur, Australia, Port Stanley, Australia, Nagasaki, Japan, Santiago de Chile, Chile, Port Said, Egypt, Weihawei…

TONG, Col Robert Percy (1911-1994) ›

Papers relating to his military career, 1940, 1943-1944, principally comprising unsigned draft report on Operation DRAGOON, Allied landings in the South of France, 1944; manuscript and typescript reports on training exercises undertaken by Tong and others, Camberley, 1940, written by [Tong and others], 1940.

TOWNSHEND, Maj Gen Sir Charles Vere Ferrers (1861- 1924) ›

Papers, 1899-1937, and 1964-1966, including personal letters to Alice Townshend, Lady Townshend, and to Comtesse Cahen d'Anvers from FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, 1906-1911, also single personal letters from Frederick Edward Grey Ponsonby, Assistant Private Secretary to Queen Victoria, 1899, FM Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, 1901, Brig Gen…

TRANSCRIPT OF WITNESS: Seminar on the building of the Berlin Wall, 1992 ›

Transcript of witness seminar on the building of the Berlin Wall held at King's College London, 22 Mar 1991; and proof copy of the proceedings for the Summer 1992 edition of Contemporary Record: The Journal of Contemporary British History (Frank Cass, London, 1992)

TRAVERS BROTHERS ›

Cross country (Hothersall and Travers, Sittinbourne, 1990), a biography of James Lindsay Travers, 1883-1924, Herbert Gardner Travers, 1891-1958, Charles Tindal Travers, 1898-1969, notably including details of James Lindsay Travers' experiments with seaplanes and flying boats, 1909-1914, and of the brothers' service in World War One with the Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Flying Corps and RAF, written…

TRECHMANN, Maj Otto Leopold (1884-1950) ›

Papers relating to bombardment of Hartlepool by three German battle cruisers, 16 Dec 1914, dated 1914, 1920, 1922, [1930-1940], 1934, 1938, notably including Trechmann's official report to Lt Col L Robson, Officer Commanding, Durham Royal Garrison Artillery, dated 16 Dec 1914; Robson's official report to the Fortress Commander, West Hartlepool, dated 16 Dec 1914; 'The bombardment of the Hartlepools'…

TREWBY, V Adm Sir (George Francis) Allan (1917-2001) ›

Unpublished typescript memoir 'Naval Career of Vice-Admiral Sir Allan Trewby', including descriptions of training as a cadet and at the Royal Naval Engineering College, Keyham, 1931-1939; service during World War Two, including mine sweeping in Scotland, training at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, transporting Prime Minister Winston Churchill to Norfolk, Virginia, USA, for meetings, and service…

TUDOR, Adm Sir Frederick (Charles Tudor) (1863-1946) ›

Papers relating to his service as Third Sea Lord, 1915-1916, principally comprising 'History of armoured cars, juggernauts, land battleships, tanks', a memorandum on the development of an armoured car force, 1914-1916, written [for Tudor and other Sea Lords] by Murray F Sueter, Sep 1916; 'Report on the design and construction of first land ship (tank)', written for Tudor by E H Tennyson D'Eyncourt,…

DETAILED CATALOGUETULL, Wg Cdr Thomas Stuart (1914-1982) ›

Papers relating to Tull's service with Air Command, South East Asia, 1943-1944; official correspondence and situation reports and relating to his command of Number 5 RAPWI (Recovered Allied Prisoners of War and Internees) Contact Team based at Ambarawa, Java, 1945-1946, including papers relating to the Japanese Army in Java, Sep-Nov 1945, and papers concerning Indonesian nationalist organisations;…

TURNER CAIN, Maj Gen George Robert (1912-1996) ›

Typescript memoir, written in 1992, as Commanding Officer, 1 Bn, Herefordshire Regt, 11 Armoured Div, 21 Army Group, North West Europe, 1944-1945, entitled '1st Bn The Herefordshire Regiment route and battles from the Normandy bridgehead to the R Elbe in Germany, June 1944 to April 1945, including route maps and CO's pocket maps for specific incidents', with seven printed maps of France, Belgium, the…

TURNER, Sir George Wilfred (1896-1974) and BROWN, V Adm Sir Harold (1878-1968) ›

Mainly official publications and printed reports, memoranda on rearmament and supply before and during World War Two, with some photographs and personal papers, 1938-1953; notably including typescript copy of reminiscences by Brown with press cuttings and notes relating to the Ministry of Supply and other correspondence, 1938-1960; detailed diary by Turner, 1940; private papers by Turner on his domestic…

TYACKE, Maj Gen David Noel Hugh (b 1915) ›

Extracts from his private memoirs relating to Chindit operations in Burma, 1944-1945, written in [1970-1990].

TYRRELL, Engineer Cdr Edward, RN ([1912]-1994) ›

Typescript text of talk by Tyrrell to Wimbledon Literary and Scientific Society [1985], entitled 'Some recollections of a prisoner of war of the Japanese', relating to his experiences as a POW in Zentsuji Camp, Shikoko Island, Japan, 1942-1945. Copies of eight certifications on Tyrrell by Commanding Officers of RN ships and establishments, 1933-1955, with copy of Tyrrell's Mention in Despatches citation…

TYSON, H A M, Deputy Head, St Paul's School, London ›

Typescript letter from H A M Tyson, Deputy Head, St Paul's School, London, to former pupil Sgt Geoffrey Francis Andrew Best, Royal Army Education Corps, relating to Best seeking a commission in the British Army, 27 Nov 1947.

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