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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence with Field-Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery., 15 Feb 1943 - 18 Nov 1957

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/143

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: Alamein dinners and reunions; Montgomery's book ["El Alamein to the River Sangro"]; pamphlets by Montgomery on military matters; bringing Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel to battle (February 1943); Montgomery's book "Ten Chapters"; political and military problems in post-war Egypt; mis-statements in Alan Moorehead's biography of Montgomery on WSC's part in the dismissal of Field-Marshal Archibald Wavell and in the D-Day landings; the mutual respect between WSC and Stalin; supplying arms to the Netherlands in case of a Communist coup; the development of the Post-War Defence Services; WSC's anxiety [? about the Soviet occupation of Berlin, Germany]; a gift to Montgomery of one of WSC's paintings; Clifton James's book, ["I was Monty's Double"]; the Suez Crisis [Egypt].Other correspondents include: Field-Marshal Harold Alexander; Leslie Bowker, City of London Remembrancer; Sir Charles Davis, Lord Mayor; 1st Lord Addison [Leader of the House of Lords] on passing the Parliament Bill; Clement Attlee [Prime Minister] on the Parliament Bill; David Montgomery (2).Also includes: notes and copies of correspondence by Leslie Rowan, John Colville, Francis Brown and Anthony Montague Browne, WSC's Private Secretaries; prints of lectures by Montgomery, including "Military Leadership" and "Morale in Battle"; typescripts of Montgomery's speeches at the British Military Exhibition, the St George's Day Dinner, the Alamein Reunion, the Royal United Service Institution and the English-Speaking Union of the United States; typescript of the introduction to Montgomery's collected speeches, "Forward for Victory"; photograph of Montgomery with a bust of WSC in Copenhagen [Denmark]; press cuttings reporting Montgomery's speech at the Hague against Communism and on his right to keep the original document of surrender by the German Army.

Dates

  • 15 Feb 1943 - 18 Nov 1957

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 item(s) (1 file (299 loose folios))

Language of Materials

English

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