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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1, "The Gathering Storm": chapter 9 "Problems of Air and Sea [1935-1939]": copy and provisional proofs., [Jan] 1947 - Dec 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/83

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Includes typescript and galley proofs annotated with suggested corrections and amendments from various people including: [William] Deakin [literary assistant], WSC, "C" [1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann], "E M" [Sir Edward Marsh], "H R P" [Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall], [1st Lord] Portal [of Hungerford, earlier Sir Charles Portal], [secretaries] "L M M" [Lettice Marston, later Lettice Shillingford], [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], and "E G" [Elizabeth Gilliatt].Also includes: provisional chapter proofs entitled "Air Defence Research", "The Rebuilding of the Fleet", and "Naval Construction and the Fleet Air Arm, 1936-1937", and sections provisionally intended to feature in chapters entitled "On the Verge", "The Wizard War", and "The Loaded Pause"; preliminary notes on the Air Defence Research Committee, the Fleet Air Arm, and the Nyon Conference [Switzerland] (1937), and proofs of contemporary letters and memoranda from WSC and Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, for incorporation into the chapter.


  • Creation: [Jan] 1947 - Dec 1947

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