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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Book 2: Master copy proofs., 26 Mar 1948 - 21 Jul 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/120

Scope and Contents

Includes galley proofs of: Chapter 22 "War"; Chapter 23 "The Admiralty Task"; Chapter 24 "The Ruin of Poland"; Chapter 25 "War Cabinet Problems"; Chapter 26 "The Front in France"; Chapter 27 "The Combat Deepens"; Chapter 28 "The Magnetic Mine"; Chapter 29 "The Action off the River Plate"; Chapter 30 "Scandinavia. Finland"; Chapter 31 "A Dark New Year"; Chapter 32 "Before the Storm"; Chapter 33 "The Clash at Sea" (provisionally entitled "The Clash of the Fleets"); Chapter 34 "Narvik"; Chapter 35 "Trondheim"; Chapter 36 "Frustration in Norway"; Chapter 37 "Norway. The Final Phase"; Chapter 38 "The Fall of the Government".Also includes 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 - March 1940); the title pages and tables of contents for book 2. Annotated with comments and suggestions by various individuals including WSC, Denis Kelly [?] Sir Edward Marsh, William Deakin, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet] and [George] Gordon Allen.The appendices are listed under the letter under which they appeared in published form.


  • Creation: 26 Mar 1948 - 21 Jul 1948

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