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ULTRA: British Intelligence Messages based on decoded German Signals, 1941-1945 ›

ULTRA: British Intelligence Messages based on decoded German Signals, 1941-1945 is a microfilm copy of file copies of decrypted teleprinter messages held at the Public Record Office, Kew (DEFE 3), relating to operational intelligence from intercepted German and Italian radio communications, 1941-1945. These signals became known as ULTRA. The various series of the messages are of two distinct types:…

UNDERSTANDING GERMAN LEADERSHIP DECISIONS DURING THE BATTLE OF STALINGRAD, 1942-1943: Recollections of FM Friedrich Paulus ›

Typescript article, in German, relating to German military leadership during the Battle of Stalingrad, Sep 1942-Jan 1943, based on the recollections of FM Friedrich Paulus, commander German 6 Army at Stalingrad, 1942-1943, and prisoner of war in the Soviet Union, 1943-1950; the article is entitled Beitrag zum Verständnis von Führungsentscheidungen während der Schlacht um Stalingrad 1942-43 and was…

US ARMED FORCES IN VIETNAM, 1954-1975 ›

US Armed Forces in Vietnam, 1954- 1975 are microfilmed copies of official and unofficial papers relating to the US Army involvement in the Vietnam War, 1954-1975. Papers are categorised into the following sections: 'Vietnam: Reports of US Army Operations', US Army after action reports during the Vietnam War, 1966-1969; 'Vietnam: US Army senior Officer Debriefing Reports', senior US Army officer debriefing…

US MILITARY INTELLIGENCE REPORTS: Japan, 1918-1941 ›

US Military Intelligence Reports: Japan, 1918-1941 is a themed microfilm collection relating to US Military Intelligence Division (MID) in Japan, 1918- 1941. Included in the collection are microfilmed copies of US MID reports from the military attaché and his staff, and correspondence and telegrams between the military attaché, his staff, US Army Headquarters and the Japanese Imperial Army Headquarters,…

US MILITARY USES OF SPACE, 1946-1991 ›

US Military Uses of Space, 1946-1991 is a themed microfilm collection which presents an integrated record of US military space organisations, operations, and policy from 1945 to 1991. Included are memoranda, messages, presidential decision documents, program management directives, histories, organisational manuals, reports, and studies. Documents concern four basic areas of US space military activity:…

US NAVAL EXPERIENCE IN THE NORTH PACIFIC DURING WORLD WAR II: Selected Documents, 1987 ›

Edition of US Naval Experience in the North Pacific during World War II: Selected Documents (Naval Historical Center, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC, 1987), a collection of reprinted US Navy documents relating to naval operations against the Imperial Japanese Navy in the Bering Sea generally and the Aleutian Islands, the Kurile Islands, and Alaska specifically, 1943-1945

US NAVAL OPERATIONS IN EUROPE, THE MEDITERRANEAN, AND THE MIDDLE EAST, 1940- 1955 ›

This microfilm collection contains copied official documents relating to US naval operations and administration in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, 1940-1955. Many of the microfilmed documents were official reports sent to the Historical Section, US Navy, in 1971, for the purposes of compiling an official history. The collection includes US Navy command papers relating to the planning…

US NAVY IN EUROPE OPERATIONAL DOCUMENTS, 1941-1946 ›

This microfilm collection contains copied official documents relating to US naval operations in Europe and US naval liaison duties in Britain, 1941-1946. Many of the microfilmed documents are official reports sent to the Historical Section, US Navy, in 1946, for the purposes of compiling an official history. The collection includes material relating to the US naval administration, 1940-1946; the US…

US NUCLEAR HISTORY: Nuclear Arms and Politics in the Missile Age, 1955-1968 ›

The US Nuclear History: Nuclear Arms and Politics in the Missile Age, 1955-1968 microfilm collection presents an integrated record of US decision making relating to the development, production, and deployment of nuclear weapons, 1955-1968. Documents are generated from a number of sources including the US Department of State, US Department of Defense, US Air Force, US Joint Chiefs of Staff, US Strategic…

US STRATEGIC BOMBING SURVEY: Civilian Defense Division: report on the civil defences in Hamburg, Germany, 1945 ›

US Strategic Bombing Survey, Civil Defense Division, report entitled Target Report of Civilian Defense Division Field Team No 82, covering air-raid protection facilities and allied subjects in the city of Hamburg, Germany, 1945. The report is in two volumes. The first volume contains the field report of the US Strategic Bombing Survey, Civil Defense Division, and includes information on the organisation…

VALLANCE, Col James Newton (1906-1981) ›

Papers relating to his military service, 1938-[1943], 1948-1951, principally comprising papers relating to anti-aircraft searchlight training, 1938-[1943], including 'The training of the anti-aircraft searchlight spotter' by Capt Lancelot Edgar Conhop Mervyn Perowne, reprinted from The Royal Engineers Journal, Sep 1938, and School of Anti-Aircraft Artillery and School of Anti-Aircraft Defence course…

VAN STRAUBENZEE, Lt Col Henry Hamilton (1914-2002) ›

Reminiscences (1997), privately published memoir of the life and Army career of Lt Col Henry van Straubenzee, including his time as a first-class cricketer for the Army and Essex, 1938-1939; participation in Operation DYNAMO, 1940; service in the Middle East, 1943-1944; Italy 1944-1945; Palestine 1945-1946; Germany, 1950-1953; post war career with WH Smith, 1957-1977.

VE DAY AND THE GENERAL ELECTION: Photographs, May-July 1945 ›

Photographs of London, 8 May 1945, including views of celebrating crowds in various sites including Parliament Green and Trafalgar Square; war savings hoardings covering the site of the statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus, and the base of Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square; and people queuing to enter an exhibition showing a V2 rocket. Also photographs of Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill…

VEASEY, Capt Robert Francis, RN (1883-1964) ›

Copies of correspondence relating to his service with the RN in World War Two, 1940-1943, dated 1940-1947, 1984, principally comprising letters to his wife, 1940-1943, mainly letters written during his service as Divisional Sea Transport Officer, Port Said, Egypt, 1943; correspondence concerning coal bunkering abuse by merchants in the Red Sea, 1942-1943; correspondence concerning Veasey's retirement,…

BOX LISTVERNEY, Maj Gen Gerald Lloyd (1900-1957) ›

Papers relating to role of 6 Guards Tank Brigade in Operation BLUECOAT, Normandy, Jul 1944; operations of 7 Armoured Division, Aug-Nov 1944, including capture of Ghent; 1 Guards Brigade, Feb 1944-May 1945, including Battle of River Po and situation reports, Northern Italy and Southern Austria; pamphlets, 1943-1946 including 21 Army Group reports; campaign maps, including Turkey, 1922-1923; France,…

VERNEY, Maj Peter Vivian (b 1930) ›

Manuscript and typescript research notes and copies of papers used by Maj Peter Vivian Verney as research material Anzio 1944, an unexpected fury (Batsford, London, 1978) [1974-1978]. Papers relating to a proposed book by Verney, known as BROM (the initials of the battles of Blenheim, 13 Aug 1704, Ramillies, 23 May 1706, Oudenarde, 11 Jul 1708, and Malplaquet, 11 Sep 1709), including manuscript and…

VICKERS, Col Sir (Charles) Geoffrey (1894-1982) ›

Copies of papers relating to Col Sir (Charles) Geoffrey Vickers and of his brother 2nd Lt William Burnell Vickers, 184 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, killed in action, Western Front, 21 Jun 1917, including seven manuscript letters and four typescript copies of letters from William Burnell Vickers to his parents and to his brother, Jan 1916-Jun 1917, with two typescript copies of letters of…

VIETNAM DOCUMENTS AND RESEARCH NOTES SERIES: Translation and Analysis of Significant Viet Cong/North Vietnamese Documents ›

The Vietnam Documents and Research Notes Series reproduces in microfilm captured and translated Viet Cong and North Vietnamese political and military reports, treatises, resolutions, directives and programme descriptions compiled by JUSPAO, Oct 1967-Feb 1975. The 'notes' in the collection also contain US and South Vietnamese commentary on the enemy materiel, as well as analyses of political methodology,…

VLIELAND, Charles Archibald (1890-1974) ›

Papers relating to his life and career, 1911-1942, dated 1911, 1938, [1960-1965], 1967, principally comprising bound typescript entitled 'Disaster in the Far East, 1941-1942', an account of his work as Secretary for Defence, Malaya, 1938-1941, and his assessment of the events leading up to the fall of Singapore, 1942, written in [1960-1965], including a copy of his unofficial report on the defence…

VOENNAIA MYSL' [Soviet journal of military theory], 1985-1990 ›

The collection contains microfiched copies of issues of Voennaia Mysl', the Soviet military theory journal for armed forces personnel and military strategists. Included in the collection are monthly issues and special issues, 1985-1990. Special issues were published only occasionally and were considered especially authoritative. Often their classification was higher than standard issues. The 1985 special…

BOX LISTVON MANSTEIN, FM (Fritz) Erich (1887-1973) ›

Papers relating to the proceedings of the trial of von Manstein for war crimes by a British Military Court, Curio House, Hamburg, Germany, Aug-Dec 1949, including typescript 'Index of the proceedings upon the trial of Fritz Erich von Lewinski, called von Manstein', 1949; typescript index of the summing-up by Judge Advocate Hon Charles Arthur Collingwood, Dec 1949; typescript charge sheet listing the…

WADE, Maj Gen (Douglas) Ashton (Lofft) (1898-1996) ›

32 captioned photographs of the British Military Mission to Russia, Odessa Detachment, 1919-1920. Typescript 'Interim report by No 1 War Crimes Review of Sentences Board on Italian War Criminals', Apr 1949. Typescript 'Report and recommendations by No 1 War Crimes Review of Sentences Board on German and Austrian War Criminals', Aug 1949. Typescript notes on ten prisoners held at Karlau prison, Graz,…

BOX LISTWAITE, Air Cdre Reginald Newnham (1901-1975) ›

Papers relating to his RAF career, 1942-[1953], principally comprising correspondence relating to the development of a submersible target at RAF St Eval, Cornwall, 1942, dated 1948; manuscript notes on the problems of establishing Coastal Command Station, Nassau, Bahamas, as a training centre for Coastal Liberator crews, 1942; official report on the RAF occupation of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, 5-11…

WALKER, Brig Richard Hearn (1914-1982) ›

Copies of papers, 1940-1982, including narrative manuscript diary covering service with 3 Div Royal Engineers, Belgium and France, May-Jun 1940, with printed map entitled Lille-Ghent, North West Europe, sheet No 2, scale 1: 250, 000 (GSGS 4042, War Office, 1938); narrative manuscript diary covering service with 51 Highland Div Royal Engineers, North West Europe, Oct 1944 and Feb-May 1945, with typescript…

WALL, Lt Col Richard Gittins (1906-1995) ›

Undated typescript account of his military service, 1940-1944, principally comprising a diary of his work as Landing Officer, 3 Canadian Div, Normandy, on and around D-Day, 5 Jun-5 Sep 1944.

WALLACE, Maj (William) Graham (1893-1985) ›

Copy of typescript memoir covering the period 1914-1918, including his service with 3 Bn, London Regt in Sudan, 1915, Gallipoli, 1915, and France and Belgium, 1916-1918, notably the Battle of the Somme, 1916, dated 1935. Includes transcript of an extract from the diary of Private W Law covering his service with 3 Bn, London Regt in Gallipoli, Nov-Dec 1915.

WALTERS, Cdr Jack Dalrymple (1897-1981) ›

Copy of memoir covering the period 1914-1921, including his service in World War One in the Mediterranean, 1914-1915 and 1917-1918, and the North Sea, 1916-1917, notably the Battle of Jutland, 1916, in the Baltic during the Russian Civil War, 1918, and on fishery duties in the English Channel, 1920, written in [1920-1921].

WAR CABINET MINUTES (HMSO), 1939-1945 ›

War Cabinet Minutes (HMSO), 1939-1945 is a themed microfiche collection containing copies of the minutes of the War Cabinet Meetings, Sep 1939-Jul 1945, and Cabinet Conclusions and Confidential Annexes, 1941-1945. Meeting minutes include British plans to create discord amongst the German High Command, Nov 1939; criticism of the military campaign in Norway, May 1940; First Lord of the Admiralty Winston…

WAR DIARY AND ROLL OF HONOUR: 14 Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1914-1919 ›

Edition of 14 Heavy Battery RGA War Diary (Robert Scott, London, 1919), including the war diary, 1914-1919; list of honours and awards to officers, non- commissioned officers, and soldiers who served with the battery; list of officers who served with the battery; and the battery roll of honour, 1914-1919

WAR NEUROSES IN NORTH AFRICA, 1943 ›

Edition of War Neuroses in North Africa, a study prepared for the US Air Surgeon's Office, US Army Air Forces, by Lt Col Roy R Grinker, US Army Air Forces, and Capt John P Spiegel, US Army Air Forces, Sep 1943, relating to US Army and Army Air Forces neuropsychiatric casualties encountered by medical officers during World War Two generally and the Tunisian Campaign, Jan-May 1943, specifically

WAR OFFICE: Instructional booklets on the German Army, 1941-1943 ›

Published booklets from the General Staff, War Office, including two booklets entitled The German Army in Pictures and More Pictures of the German Army, detailing German Army weaponry, uniforms, and insignia, 1941; five guides to the Germany Army detailing the tactics and organisation of armoured divisions, infantry divisions, airborne troops, engineers, and reconnaissance units, 1941; A Guide to the…

WARD, Gp Capt Ralph Bagshaw (1911-1992) ›

Papers and photographs relating to Ward's RAF career, 1930-1955, including photograph album containing 201 mostly captioned photographs relating to Ward's RAF service in India, 1930-1933, including RAF 11 Sqn operations against Mohmand tribesmen, North West Frontier, Mar 1932; with six loose photographs[1932]-1945, including photograph of Ward [1932]; group of RAF POWs, Stalag Luft III, Aug 1942; four…

WARD-BOOTH, Maj Gen John Antony (1927-2002) ›

Photographs and press cuttings relating to Maj Gen John Antony Ward-Booth's career, 1946-1982, including: photographs and press cutting concerning British forces' involvement in United Nations peacekeeping operations, Kasai province, Congo, 1962; LIFE International photographs and magazine article, Oct 1964, relating to the role of 3 Bn Parachute Regt in protecting the Aden-Dhala road, South Arabia,…

WARDMAN, Gp Capt Reginald ('Rex') Bryson (1911-1985) ›

One hundred and three photographs relating to Wardman's RAF service, [1932-1944], including eighty three, mostly captioned, aerial photographs of North West Frontier Province, India [1932]-1934; photographs of RAF aircraft including Westland Wapiti Mk IIA, Avro Tutor, Hawker Hector [1932-1939]; three photographs of Wardman in No 3 (Indian) Wing RAF sports teams, Quetta, India, 1934; group photograph…

WARRACK, Col Graeme Matthew (1913-1985) ›

Diary, 17 Sep-16 Oct 1944, covering his service at Battle of Arnhem (Operation MARKET GARDEN), with part of 'Suggested medical plan' prepared for Deputy Director of Medical Services, 1 Airborne Corps, 22 Sep 1944, and part of note relating to the strength of medical forces, [1944]. Transcript of part of above diary made by Sir Basil Liddell Hart, with related correspondence, 1949-1951. Bound transcript…

WARSOP, R Adm John Charles (1927-1995) ›

AFO 1/56, the new officer structure', a manuscript text on changes in the RN officer structure, 1956-1994, with particular reference to Area Flag Officers, written in [1994].

WARTIME CONFERENCES OF THE COMBINED CHIEFS OF STAFF ›

Microfilm collection containing copies of meeting minutes of the major conferences of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, 1941-1945. Meeting minutes include those for the conference held at Washington, DC, codenamed ARCADIA, at which Anglo-American planners first formed a combined strategy for the prosecution of the war, 22 Dec 1941-14 Jan 1942; the conference at Casablanca, Morocco, codenamed SYMBOL, during…

WARTIME TRANSLATIONS OF SEIZED JAPANESE DOCUMENTS: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section Reports, 1942-1946 ›

Wartime Translations of Seized Japanese Documents: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section Reports, 1942-1946 is a themed microfiche collection of 7,200 translated Japanese documents. The collection includes translated seized Japanese diaires, Allied interrogation reports of Japanese soldiers and civilians, Japanese reconnaissance reports, US summaries of enemy activities, and Allied tactical and…

WASHINGTON VERSION, THE Television Documentary Archive ›

The Washington Version is a three part television documentary on the Gulf War produced for BBC Television and Discovery Channel by Brian Lapping Associates, a London based television production company.

WATTS, Capt William Harold, RN (d 1997) ›

Papers relating to Watts' RN career, training of RN Engineers and meteorology, 1945-1990, including three telegrams relating to the German and Japanese surrenders, May and Aug 1945, and to the signing of the Japanese surrender, Tokyo Bay, Japan, Sep 1945; lectures and talks by Watts relating to RN Engineer training, 1960-1962; typescript lecture notes entitled 'The Instructor Branch' [1961]; typescript…

WAVELL, FM Rt Hon Archibald Percival, 1st Earl Wavell (1883-1950) ›

Papers collected or created by Lt Archibald Percival Wavell (later FM Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell) during his studies at Staff College Camberley, 1909, principally comprising lecture notes and texts of lectures on the Waterloo campaign, 1815, the American Civil War, 1861-1865, and international and military law.

WEBB-BOWEN, Lt Col Mostyn Hird Wheeler (1894-1983) ›

Two manuscript narrative diaries by Webb-Bowen, detailing the voyage of HMS IRON DUKE to the Crimea, Russia, via Gibraltar, Malta, Suda Bay, Crete, and Constantinople, Turkey, and subsequent operations in the Black Sea and Turkey, 21 Mar 1919-30 Nov 1920; typescript orders by Adm Sir John Michael de Robeck, 1st Bt, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet, for officers and men of HM Ships IRON DUKE,…

WEBSTER, Lt Col Derek (1898-1983) ›

Papers, 1938-1983, mostly concerning the Hollerith (prototype computer) and the Army Statistics Club, including printed booklet entitled 'The Inns of Court Regiment (the Devil's Own)', 1938; newspaper cuttings and obituaries, 1944-1983, with nine photographs relating to Webster's Army career, notably photographs of 25 pounder gun and crew [1944]; printed volume entitled 'Administrative history of 21…

WEISS, Steve (b 1925) ›

Memoir of World War Two service by Steve Weiss with photographs, 1943-1945; comprising a memoir of his service in 36 Div, US Army, in Italy and France, 1943-1945. Based on his 'Experience of War' lectures given in the Department of War Studies, King's College London; photocopy photographs relating to his service in 36 Div, US Army, 1943-1945. Subjects are: Steve Weiss and others at Camp Blanding, Florida,…

WELDON, Brig Hamilton Edward Crosdill (1910-1985) ›

'Drama in Malta, a personal flashback', Weldon's account of his service in Malta, 1939-1943, based on notes made in 1939-1943, printed by Printing and Stationery Service, British Army of the Rhine, [1945]. 'A collection of Field Marshal Montgomery's personal messages to 21 Army Group, Normandy to the Baltic, 1944-1945', printed by Printing and Stationery Services, 21 Army Group, [1945].

WELLINGTON ROLL OF HONOUR, 1939-1945 ›

Edition of George Edinger (ed.), Wellington Roll of Honour, 1939-1945 (R H Johns Ltd, Newport, 1949), an illustrated and indexed published volume of memorial to former students who died during World War Two and its immediate aftermath, 1939- 1945

WELLS, Wg Cdr Maurice Clunes (fl 1935-1988) ›

Copies of extracts from 'Wells, a family history', produced by Tessa J Harfield, 1988, principally comprising a brief account of the life and RAF career of Sidney McLeod Wells (Wg Cdr Maurice Clunes Wells' brother), 1906-1941, written by Harfield in 1988; transcription of Brig (then Lt) Brian Gordon Wells' account of a big game hunt in Northern Rhodesia, 1931, written in [1931-1932], with his record…

WEST, Lance Corporal Victor (1919-2002) ›

Wartime diaries, typescript correspondence, memoirs and poetry by Victor West, concerning the campaign in Greece, Crete and as a prisoner of war during World War Two, with recent poetry, 1941-1999; notably including a bound typescript memoir, 'The loss of Creforce Reserve: "The side show"', written 1981, including list of officers and other ranks of 9 Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps, killed in Greece…

WESTMINSTER GAZETTE, 1900 ›

Four issues of a special edition of the Westminster Gazette concerning the relief of Kimberley, Orange Free State, South Africa, by Gen John Denton Pinkstone French, during the Second Boer War, 16 Feb 1900

WESTON, Brig Gen Spencer Vaughan Percy (1883-1974) ›

Papers relating to Weston's career, 1916- 1945, including manuscript notes by Weston entitled 'Some notes on the discipline of Imperial troops in convoy on HM Transport LLANSTEPHAN CASTLE from Durban to Suez', 1941; notebook containing manuscript 'Standing orders for POWs', 1943; typescript report on the sinking of the EMPRESS OF CANADA, 1943; typescript instructions and duties of Draft Conducting…

WHEELER, ACM Sir Henry Neil George (b 1917) ›

Papers of ACM Sir Neil Wheeler including training account, report, press cuttings and photographs, 1939-1991, notably a comprehensive report on the Royal Air Force Operations in Malaya, June 1948-March 1949, produced by Air Headquarters, Royal Air Force Malaya, May 1949; text for talk by Wheeler on early aerial photographic reconnaissance, delivered at a Royal Air Force Historical Society seminar,…

WHEELER, Maj Gen (Thomas) Norman (Samuel) (1915-1990) ›

'Notes on tactical lessons of the Palestine Rebellion, 1936' (Security B272), compiled from extracts from General Officer Commanding 5 Div's report on operations in Palestine in 1936, issued by the War Office, 1937, with covering letter to the Centre, 1990.

WHEELER, Michael Mortimer (1915-1992) ›

Copies of pocket diaries covering his service in Italy, Jun 1944-Apr 1945. Two photographs of Wheeler, [1939-1945].

WHITE, Col Richard Loughnan (1913-1992) ›

Cinefilm of preparations for atomic bomb tests, Christmas Island, 1958.

WHITE, Maj Gen Percival Napier (1901-1982) ›

Papers relating to his work at SHAPE, 1953-1955, dated 1953-1955 and 1957, comprising 'Some brief thoughts on problem of co-ordination of progress in study of the tactical use of the atom bomb', draft text by White, Sep 1953; draft of directive from Supreme Allied Commander Europe to Commanders-in-Chief concerning the future form of land battle in Europe, 1954; typescript notes on 'The philosophy of…

WICKENS, Edward (1892-1983) ›

Account of his service with Middlesex Regt during the Battle of the Somme, 1916.

WIGMAN, Harry (1926-1997) ›

Newspaper cuttings from The Daily Telegraph and The Financial Times, 1982-1991, relating to the Middle East, 1982-1991, and modern Germany, particularly with reference to World War Two 1939-1945, and reparations for Holocaust victims, 1987-1997.

WILDISH, Engineer R Adm Sir Henry William (1884-1973) ›

Copy of unpublished memoir, 'The Life of Engineer Rear Admiral Sir Henry Wildish aka The Rogue Elephant, 1884-1973', by his son, V Adm Sir Denis Bryan Harvey Wildish, covering his Naval career, 1901-1945, including chapters on his early life and training; sea service aboard HMSs NILE, HERMES, DUNCAN, 1905-1914; service in World War One as Senior Engineer of the heavy cruiser, HMS SUTLEJ, attached to…

WILDISH, V Adm Denis Bryan Harvey (b.1914) ›

Privately published memoir, D.B.H.W. , covering his life and career, 1917-1999; including account of childhood and education; early service in RN, 1928-1933; decision to transfer to Engineering Branch, 1933; construction of HMS PRINCE of WALES and establishment of Damage Control Department, 1940-1941; account of engagement with the German battleship BISMARCK and the sinking of HMS HOOD, May 1941; account…

WILKINSON, Col Alexander Camac (1892-1983) ›

Papers of Col Alexander Camac Wilkinson, 1906-1983, including appointment diary, 1931; typescript memoir, 'Fun and games and narrow squeaks' relating to Wilkinson's early cricketing and military career; account of service with 1 Company, 2 Bn, Coldstream Guards, 1917, with trench map, Bourlon; an account by Wilkinson as regimental Cdr of 99 Light Anti-Aircraft Regt's role in Operation HONKER, before…

WILLCOX, Lt Col Walter Temple (1869-1943) ›

Papers, 1881-1926; notably war diaries of the 3 Hussars during World War One, 1914-1919; private diary of Willcox, 1914; intelligence summaries with translated extracts from German documents, 1917-1918; typescript account of the 3 Hussars at Warneton, Belgium, Oct 1914; typescript account of the action of the 3 Hussars at Liez, France, March 1918 and near Hourges, France, Apr 1918; aerial photographs…

WILLERT, Gp Capt Paul Odo (1909-1998) ›

Papers of Paul Willert mainly on his wartime service, 1939-45; including letters (6 files) to his wife, Brenda (nee Pearson), daughter of Weetman Harold Miller Pearson, 2nd Viscount Cowdray, 1936-1946, from Germany, New York and Paris, c.1936-1940; during RAF training, 1941; from the Isle of Man [c.1942]; from Northern Ireland [1943-44], and from Paris, 1944-1945; file on propaganda work, in London…

WILLIAMS, Col Jack ›

Photographs relating to his service in the Middle East, 1941-1943, and North West Europe, 1945, including official photographs and diagrams of the flak control tower at Nansum, Netherlands, 1945, and official photographs and report on the Möhne Dam and its defences, Germany, [1943]. Notebook relating to his work as a gunnery instructor, ND, including photographs, [1939-1945].

BOX LISTWILLIAMSON, David G (fl 1990-2000) ›

Papers, tape recorded interviews and photographs, 1991-1996, compiled by David G Williamson in researching his book, A Most Diplomatic General and research notes relating to his book, The British in Germany, 1918-1930.Papers relating to A Most Diplomatic General include correspondence on Brian Robertson including personal and colleagues' recollections, 1991-1992 and correspondence containing comments…

WILLIS, Cdr William John Adlam (1894-1982) ›

Papers relating to training in the RN, 1935-1937, principally comprising unsigned text on 'The training of seamen', [1936]; copies of Willis' letters to the Training Commander, RN Barracks, Chatham, concerning the training of new entries, 1935-1936.

WILMOT, Reginald William Winchester ('Chester') (1911-1954) ›

Papers relating to his life and career, 1942-1957, dated 1942-1971, principally comprising transcriptions and notes from official documents, notes of interviews with military personnel and other papers relating to the military strategy of Allied and Axis powers during World War Two, 1939-1945, notably the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, May-Jun 1940, Battle of Britain, Jul-Sep 1940 and Battle…

WILSON, Col Thomas Henry (1904-1999) ›

Papers of Colonel Thomas Henry Wilson on service as Medical Officer, 1940-1945, particularly as Head of the Surgical Division, 21st General Hospital, British Expeditionary Force, France, Feb-May 1940 and as Senior British Medical Officer at Prisoner of War camps at Hildburghausen, Germany, Dec 1940 - Feb 1943, Lamsdorf and Bevier, Germany, (Stalag VIIIB later renamed Stalag 344), Germany, Mar 1943-Mar…

WILSON, Gp Capt Hugh Joseph ('Willie') (1908-1990) ›

Papers and photographs relating to Wilson's career, 1928-1990, especially his service as test pilot for British and captured German aircraft, 1937-1945, setting the world air speed record, 1945, and his role as Commandant, Empire Test Pilots' School, 1945-1947, including three flying log books, 1928-1944; typescript copy of unpublished memoir entitled 'Icy calm. Recollections of a wartime test pilot',…

BOX LISTWILSON, Louis Edward (1884-1973) ›

Papers of Louis Edward Wilson, 1914-1959, relating to World War One Fundraising Tank Campaign and to the waterproofing of tanks during World War Two, including: booklet, The German Raid on the Hartlepools, December 16th 1914 , with photographs of bomb damage and list of the dead, 1914; correspondence, photographs, brochures, programmes, invitations and publicity material relating to the National Tour…

WILSON, Maj Walter Gordon (1874-1957) ›

Copies of pages from Sir Albert Stern's Tanks, 1914-1918: the log book of a pioneer (1919), with annotations by Wilson, 1920.

WINTERTON, Maj Gen Sir (Thomas) John (Willoughby) (1898-1987) ›

Copy of transcript of his interview of with Professor Peter Sørenson of Aarhus University, 1970, concerning Winterton's work with the Allied Commission for Austria, 1945-1950, and in particular the origin of the Second Control Agreement, 1946, with copies of related correspondence, 1970 and 1972, and his covering letter to the Centre, 1980.

WINTOUR, Maj Gen Fitzgerald (1860-1949) ›

: Photocopies of memoir covering military service, 1860-1918; published account of Tochi Valley expedition, Afghanistan, 1897-1898; complaint relating to conditions in trenches, Western Front, World War One, 1915.

DETAILED CATALOGUEWINTRINGHAM, Capt Thomas Henry (1898-1949) ›

Papers of Tom Wintringham and his second wife Katherine 'Kitty' Wintringham ( née Bowler), 1891-1982. Papers of Tom Wintringham relating to the Home Guard include correspondence, articles, radio broadcasts, press cuttings, photograph, report, lecture transcripts and training exercises. Papers relating to the Common Wealth Party including correspondence, photographs, minutes, publications, papers on…

WOOD, Col Philip Lawrence Eric (b 1909) ›

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…

DETAILED CATALOGUEWOODHOUSE, Col Hon Christopher Montague, 5th Baron Terrington (1917-2001) ›

Papers, 1942-1945, 1953 relating to Woodhouse's service with the Special Operations Executive (SOE), as Second in Command, and later Commander, of the British (later Allied) Military Mission to the Greek guerrillas in German occupied Greece(BMM/AMM) and the Iranian military coup, 1953. Includes correspondence between BMM and Middle East Command in Cairo comprising telegrams, operation orders, notes,…

WOODS, Col Arthur Graham (fl 1943-1945) ›

Papers relating to his service with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 1943-1945, principally comprising official report by [Woods] on waterproofing technology, 1945; official reports on the waterproofing of 'A' and 'B' vehicles and equipment, 1943-1945, by Brig Hugh Roberts Howard, Deputy Director Mechanical Engineering (Wading), War Office, 1944-1945; 'Waterproofing of army equipment…

WOODS, Lt Col George Greville (1870-1947) ›

Photograph album entitled 'Ellichpur, Berar, India, September 1893', containing 136 captioned photographs, Sep 1889-Jul 1894, including visit to Brussels and Ostend, Belgium, 1889; Mandalay and Rangoon, Burma, Dec 1889; Bombay, India, 1892; the arrival, mounting and testing of 10 inch breech loading gun, Colabra South Battery, Bombay, Mar-Sep 1892; photograph of Lt Gen Hon Sir James Charlemagne Dormer,…

WOODS, Maj Gen Thomas Frederic Mackie (1904-1982) ›

Typescript thesis for MD (Doctor of Medicine), Dublin University, entitled 'The prevention of malaria in a military cantonment in northern India' [1933]. Correspondence, 1935-1954, mostly personal letters of thanks and congratulations, including letter from Edwina Cynthia Annette Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, following a visit to military hospitals in West Germany, 1950. Typescript 'An…

DETAILED CATALOGUEWOOLLY AL WALKS THE KITTY BACK, Television Documentary Archive ›

The television documentary Woolly Al walks the kitty back examines the international diplomatic efforts to prevent armed conflict between Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands, 1982, focussing in particular on the shuttle diplomacy of Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr, US Secretary of State, 1981-1982. The collection includes video recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted in the making of…

WORLD WAR ONE: Leaflets, newspapers, and propaganda, mainly German ›

German socialist propaganda leaflet Die Feldpost, including articles relating to rising commodity and food prices in Germany and the necessity of German troops in the Balkans, Dec 1915; edition of German newspaper for German prisoners of war in France, Grüsse an die Heimat, May 1917; Central Powers propaganda leaflet, in English, calling for a cessation of hostilities, 1917; four Allied leaflets bearing…

WORLD WAR ONE: Maps of Arras, France, 1918 ›

Four ordnance survey maps, two 1:20,000, one 1:40,000, and one 1:100,000, produced by the Geographical Section, General Staff, War Office, of area south and south-west of Arras, France, including the locations of British trenches, 1918

WORLD WAR ONE: Trench newspapers, 1916 ›

Facsimiles of four editions of World War One Western Front trench newspapers, The New Church Times and The Kemmel Times, each of which was incorporated within The Wipers Times, 8 May-3 Jul 1916. While the names of many of the contributors have not survived, the chronicles they presented in the newspaper detail vividly the war conditions on the Western Front. Articles were often spontaneous, preserving…

WORLD WAR TWO: German maps and charts of the United Kingdom ›

German armed forces maps, gazetteers, and geographic charts of the United Kingdom, 1939-1944. Includes detailed study produced by the Commander in Chief of the German Air Force concerning the organisation of the RAF, the strengths and locations of British aircraft production facilities, the location of RAF flight schools, airfields and anti-aircraft facilities, the location and strengths of RN facilities…

WORLD WAR TWO: Maps and charts relating to Greece, Burma, and the RAF in Europe and the Far East  ›

Edition of A Gazetteer of Greece published by the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for the Admiralty and War Office (House of the Royal Geographical Society, London, 1942). Also, official 1945 edition of RAF Map Catalogue containing lists of maps of Europe, the Middle East and the Far East held by the RAF and published by Directorate of Military Survey, Middle East; Directorate of Survey,…

WORLD WAR TWO: Newspapers ›

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…

WORLD WAR TWO: Ordnance Survey Maps ›

World War Two ordnance survey maps of the United Kingdom and Europe, mainly 1 inch, prepared by the Geographical Section, General Staff, and the War Office, for use by the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), including 1:40,000 map of Antwerp, Belgium; 1:100,000 map of Brussels, Belgium; 1:5,000,000 map of South Africa; 1:250,000 map of Italy; and 1:50,000 map of Northeast France. Also…

WORLD WAR TWO: Papers relating to 3 Bn, 17 Dogra Regt.  ›

Photocopy of manuscript account by Lt Col Oliver Brian Masters North, 3 Bn, 17 Dogra Regt, 8 Indian Bde, Indian Army, relating to the landing of Japanese forces at Khota Bahru, Malaya, 7 Dec 1941; photocopy of unpublished transcript account of the British counter-attack during Japanese attacks at Khota Bharu, Badang, and Kuala Krai by 3 Bn, 17 Dogra Regt, Dec 1941; photocopies of articles relating…

WORLD WAR TWO: Publications relating to the British Army in North Africa and Italy ›

Edition of The Two Types by Jon (William John Philpin Jones), cartoon book produced by the British Army Newspaper Unit, Central Mediterranean Force, and distributed to Allied forces in the North Africa and Italy, 1944; edition of The Two Types in Italy by Jon, cartoon book produced by the British Army Newspaper Unit, Central Mediterranean Force, and distributed to Allied forces in the Italy, 1944;…

WORT, Brig George (1912-1984) ›

'1st Battalion, The Malay Regiment', particulars of British and Malay personnel, 1942-1945, compiled by Wort while in Changi POW camp, 1942-1945, with additional information added in 1946, and including an account of the role of 1 Bn in the Battle of Singapore, 9-15 Feb 1942, written by Lt Col J P G Andre, Officer Commanding, dated 1942. Copy photograph of Wort, 1958.

WRETHAM, Kenneth Edward (b 1925) ›

Copies of official photographs of HMS RAJAH, 1944-1945, including details of anti-aircraft guns; aircraft on board (some crashed onto deck); aircraft being unloaded by crane; Suez Canal; wardroom and ratings messdeck, Christmas 1944; boxing and hockey on deck. Also copy of a certificate of service for 1943-1946; wireless history sheet, 1943-1945.

WRIGHT, Capt John Piachaud, RN (d 1980) ›

Papers relating to his naval service, 1945-1950, principally comprising photographs of British Pacific Fleet ships and personnel, 1945.

WRIGHT, Col Leslie William (b 1920) ›

Papers relating to the defence of Calais, May 1940, dated 1940-1971, notably including copy letter from Wright to Kathleen Howard (later Mrs L W Wright), 28 May 1940, detailing the events of his escape from Calais; typescript extracts of messages from the log kept by Control Wireless Station of No 12 Wireless Section at Vice Admiralty, Dover, 1940, copied in [1960-1970]; 'Personal experience in the…

WRIGHT-HOLMES, Maj Oliver (b 1909) ›

Copies of extracts from 'One man's war', a memoir of his service with the Royal Armoured Corps and the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 1942-1946, written in 1981-1983. The extracts relate mainly to the practice of religion in the UK, India and Burma, 1942-1946, particularly the role of Christianity in army life.

WYNNE, Capt Graeme Chamley (1889-1964) ›

Papers, 1908-1974, including Wynne's letters home to his father from Germany, 1908-1911, including detailed descriptions of illegal duelling by students in Hannover, Germany and calling card of General Otto von Emmich, Commander, 10 Army Corps, Hannover, Germany, 1909-1915. Bound typescript account by Wynne, 29 Jul-4 Sep 1914, on his experiences in the BEF's (British Expeditionary Force's) retreat…

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