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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Chapters 34 - 38 and Appendices: Proofs for Sir Edward Marsh., 04 Nov 1947 - 19 Feb 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/130

Scope and Contents

Includes galley proofs annotated with comments and suggestions by Sir Edward Marsh of the following chapters: Chapter 33 "The Clash at Sea" (provisionally entitled "Hitler Invades Norway"); Chapter 34 "Narvik" (provisionally entitled "The Norwegian Campaign" and "The Campaign in Norway"); Chapter 35 "Trondheim"; Chapter 36 "Frustration in Norway" (provisionally entitled "Norway. Defeat" and "Failure in Norway" and "The Curtain Falls on Norway"); Chapter 37 "Norway. The Final Phase"; Chapter 38 "The Fall of the Government". Also annotated by various individuals including WSC and William Deakin.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 C "Memorandum on Supply Organization"; 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 to March 1940"; Appendix Q "Operation 'Royal Marine', March 4 1940"; Appendix R "Naval Losses in Norwegian Campaign, April - June 1940".Also includes galley proofs of unpublished appendices, including: "German Naval Losses, April - June 1940"; letter from Paul Reynaud [Prime Minister of France] to Neville Chamberlain; "My Note to the Treasury on the Gold Standard, January 26 1925"; "German Expenditure on Armaments, 1936"; "My Speech at the Albert Hall [London], December 3 1936"; "Australian Naval Defence"; "The Note by the First Lord of the Admiralty About the Russo-Finnish Treaty"; "First Lord to Chancellor of the Exchequer, [Sir John Simon] September 24 1939"; "Notes on the General Situation, September 25 1939"; tables of contents for volume 1.The appendices are listed under the letter under which they appeared in published form.


  • Creation: 04 Nov 1947 - 19 Feb 1948

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