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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Book 2: 'Almost Final' proofs., 07 Jan 1948 - 23 Jan 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/121

Scope and Contents

Includes galley proofs of: Chapter 22 "War"; Chapter 23 "The Admiralty Task"; Chapter 25 "War Cabinet Problems" (provisionally entitled "War 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" (provisionally entitled "Failure in Norway" and "The Curtain Falls on Norway").Also includes galley proofs of appendices to volume 1 including: Appendix G "Minute of September 12 1939, Plan 'Catherine'"; Appendix H "New Construction and Reconstruction, October 8 and 21 1939" (provisionally entitled "First Lord to 1st Sea Lord [Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound] and Others, October 8 and October 21"); Appendix J "Fleet Bases, November 1 1939" (provisionally entitled "Minute by First Lord, November 1 1939"); Appendix K "Naval Aid to Turkey, November 1 1939" (provisionally entitled "Note by First Lord of the Admiralty, November 1 1939"); Appendix L "The Black-Out, November 20 1939"; "Degaussing of Merchant Ships" from Appendix M "The Magnetic Mine, 1939 - 1940"; Appendix N "Extract from War Diary of U.47, November 28 1939"; Appendix R "Naval Losses in Norwegian Campaign, April - June 1940". Annotated with comments and suggestions by Denis Kelly and [George] Gordon Allen.Also includes galley proofs of unpublished appendices including: "First Lord to Chancellor of the Exchequer [Sir John Simon], September 24 1939"; "Notes on the General Situation, September 25 1939"; "Australian Naval Defence, November 17 1939"; "letter from [Paul Reynaud, Prime Minister of France] to [Neville Chamberlain] on Scandinavia.The appendices are listed under the letter under which they appeared in published form.


  • Creation: 07 Jan 1948 - 23 Jan 1948

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