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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Libels: R H Crossman and Lord Morrison., Feb 1964 - Mar 1965

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/538

Scope and Contents

Includes: a copy of an article by Richard Crossman entitled "The making of [Harold] Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]" in which he alleges that WSC gave instructions for an RAF raid on Milan [Italy] as a reaction to the intervention of North African Head Quarters in political affairs; 3 letters from "Bomber" Sir Arthur Harris on his recollections of the air attacks; 6 letters from Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] on the libel; a letter from William McIndoe, Private Secretary to Cabinet Secretary, with extracts from official documents relating to the raid on Milan and the instructions given; a copy of the response to the article, press cuttings about and a copy of the apology made by Crossman; copies of letters from Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC] on the article; and a summary of successful libel actions taken by WSC against allegations that he broke parole on escape from prison in South Africa.

Dates

  • Feb 1964 - Mar 1965

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 item(s) (1 file (102 loose folios))

Language of Materials

English

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