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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Appendices: Copy and provisional proofs., 20 May 1938 - 20 Feb 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/112

Scope and Contents

Includes typescript and galley proofs of the appendices to Volume 1 including: Appendix A "A Conversation with Count [Dino] Grandi" [Italian Ambassador to Britain]; Appendix B "A Note on the Fleet Air Arm"; Appendix D "My Statement on the Occasion of the Deputation of Conservative Members of Both Houses to the Prime Minister, July 28 1936"; Appendix F "Tables of Naval Strength, September 3 1939"; Appendix G "Minute of September 12 1939, Plan 'Catherine'"; Appendix H "New Construction and Reconstruction, October 8 and 21 1939"; Appendix I "New Construction Programmes, 1939 - 1940"; Appendix J "Fleet Bases, November 1 1939"; Appendix K "Naval Aid to Turkey, November 1 1939"; Appendix L "The Black- Out, November 20 1939"; Appendix M "The Magnetic Mine, 1939 - 1940"; Appendix N "Extract from War Diary of U.47, November 28 1939"; Appendix O "Cultivator No 6, November 1939"; Appendix P "British Merchant Vessels lost by Enemy Action, September 1939 - March 1940"; Appendix Q "Operation 'Royal Marine', March 4 1940"; Appendix R "Naval Losses in the Norwegian Campaign, April - June 1940"; Appendix II "First Lord's Minutes" (September 1939 - April 1940). Annotated with comments and suggestions by various individuals including WSC, Sir Edward Marsh, William Deakin and [George] Gordon Allen.Also includes source material including: lists of comparative first line air strengths of Britain, France and Germany; Admiralty tables on comparative fleet strengths of Britain, France, Germany, Japan and Italy; copy of WSC's minute on Plan "Catherine" [codename for British plan for forcing a passage into the Baltic]; press cutting from the Times on WSC's memorandum on defence supply (1938); note by WSC on the severance of the Kiel Canal [Germany].Also includes: typescript and galley proofs from Chapter 27 "The Combat Deepens", Chapter 24 "War Cabinet Problems", Chapter 26 "The Front in France", Chapter 2 "Peace at its Zenith" and Chapter 9 "Problems of Air and Sea, 1935 - 1939"; unpublished appendices, "Australian Naval Defence, November 17 1939", "A note by First Lord of the Admiralty about the Russo- Finnish Treaty", "Operation 'Hammer'" [codename for Allied operation designed to recapture Trondheim, Norway], "The Soviet Purge Trials in Moscow", "Note on Costs of German Rearmament 1933 - 1935", "Speech at the Albert Hall, December 3 1936" [London].Most of the material in the file dates to 1947 - 1948. The appendices have been listed under the letter under which they appeared in published form. Although they have been listed in published order, they are not all in this order within the file.


  • Creation: 20 May 1938 - 20 Feb 1948

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