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Literary: miscellaneous correspondence, A-E, and correspondence on the Life magazine serialisation, of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War")., Mar 1948 - Jul 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/52A-B

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Correspondents include: Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (4); Brigadier Hugh Harlock [Australian Army Representative in the United Kingdom] on accounts of the Australian Army's part in the war; William Deakin (2); Robert Mason (Foreign Office); George Crosfield; Count Edmund Carton de Wiart (2); Andre de Staercke [Secretary to Prince Charles, Regent of Belgium]; Olive Muir (4); Arthur Birse [one of WSC's wartime interpreters] thanking WSC for mentioning him; Robert Marshall [Private Secretary to Sir Norman Brook] on the Central Office of Information publishing WSC's personal minutes; Sir Richard Chenevix-Trench on Southern Irishmen fighting with the Allies (2); 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann]; [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] John Colville commenting on proofs; Sir Alfred Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] (2) on matters including Pownall, Generals Arthur Percival, and Charles de Gaulle; Arthur Watson [Managing Editor] of the Daily Telegraph (3); Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary of the Cabinet] (2) on matters including 1st Lord Wavell and publishing wartime despatches; [Walter] Bedell Smith [United States Under-Secretary of State]; Walter Graebner [London representative of Time-Life International]; Daniel Longwell [editor of Life Magazine] (8). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Chips Gemmell, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], and Vanda Salmon; CSC; [literary assistant] Denis Kelly; Prime Minister's Private Secretaries Gwen Davies and Colville; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to General Dwight Eisenhower.Other subjects include: books and other material presented to or consulted by WSC; expert opinion on chapters; comments on WSC's coverage of matters such as King Leopold and the Belgian Army, the role of the Catholic Church, Rudolf Hess, and Australian policy; the US Braille version; the Daily Telegraph serialisation; obtaining permission to quote US documents.Also includes: graph prepared by a reader; various cuttings; letter (with copies) signed by 70 Belgian generals; copies of Duff Cooper's BBC reviews of volumes 5, "Closing the Ring" and 3, "The Grand Alliance"; corrections from Cherwell; copy of Book of the Month Club News; Daily Telegraph and Life galley and page proofs; ?press statement by Herbert Evatt, former Australian Minister of External Affairs.


  • Creation: Mar 1948 - Jul 1953

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