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Mers-el-Kébir, 3 juillet 1940: Exposé chronologique du combat de Mers-el-Kébir, d'après les documents photographiques

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10389

Scope and Contents

Portfolio produced by A. Devauchelle issued in slipcase including dedicated compartments for 75 photographs (15 photographs of the site before the attack, 54 photographs of the attack, 6 photographs of the military funeral), a copy of 'Expose chronologique du combat de Mers-el-Kébir' (cover title: 'Mers-el-Kébir, 3 juillet 1940'), and a facsimile ("réimpression pour complément de collection") excerpt of issue 5085 of the journal "L'illustration", 24 August 1940, pages [453]-462, including an article entitled 'Le drame de Mers-el-Kébir'. With a photographic postcard of the shipwrecked 'l'Audacieux', written and signed by Clair-Villaine. France: publisher not identified, 198?; a printed note on the inside cover of 'Expose chronologique' records that It is copy No. 216 of an "édition spéciale exclusivement réservée aux bâtiments de Mers-el-Kébir".


  • Creation: 1980s?


0.001 cubic metre(s) (1 portfolio) : Paper and photographic prints

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Custodial History

Stamped "Archivium provinciae campaniae, Societatis Jesu" on title page of 'Exposé chronologique' and on pages 1 and 4 of the cover of 'L'illustration'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey, 2021.


33 x 25 cm


'Exposé chronologique du combat de Mers-el-Kébir, d'après les documents' (Lyon: Héliogravure Mce Lescuyer, 1941) has 24 unnumbered leaves of plates, one loose plate, and a colour printed illustrated cover.

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