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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Proofs for CSC., 26 Sep 1947 - 14 Jan 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/131

Scope and Contents

Includes galley proofs annotated with comments and suggestions by CSC of the following chapters: Chapter 18 "Munich Winter" [Germany]; Chapter 19 "Prague, [Czechoslovakia, later Czech Republic and Slovakia] Albania and the Polish Guarantee"; Chapter 20 "The Soviet Enigma"; Chapter 21 "On the Verge"; 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"); 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 F "Tables of Naval Strength, September 3 1939"; Appendix G "Minute of September 12 1939, Plan 'Catherine'"; 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 P "British Merchant Vessels Lost by Enemy Action, September 1939 to March 1940";.Also includes galley proofs of unpublished appendices, including: "Operation Hammer"; letter from Paul Reynaud [Prime Minister of France] to Neville Chamberlain; "First Lord to Chancellor of the Exchequer, [Sir John Simon] September 24 1939"; "Notes on the General Situation, September 25 1939"; "the Prime Minister to 1st Sea Lord [Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound] and Others, October 8 1939"; "First Lord to 1st Sea Lord, October 21 1939"; "Minute by First Lord, November 1 1939"; "Note by First Lord of the Admiralty, November 1 1939"; "Australian Naval Defence"; "German Naval Losses, April - June 1940".The appendices are listed under the letter under which they appeared in published form.


  • Creation: 26 Sep 1947 - 14 Jan 1948

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