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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Proofs for 1st Lord Cherwell., 23 Oct 1947 - 24 Jan 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/132

Scope and Contents

Includes galley proofs and typescript annotated with comments and suggestions by 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] of the following chapters: Chapter 9 "Problems of Air and Sea, 1935 - 1939" (provisionally entitled "Air Defence Research"); Chapter 11 "Hitler Strikes, 1936"; Chapter 14 "Mr [Anthony] Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] at the Foreign Office: His Resignation"; Chapter 15 "The Rape of Austria, February 1938"; Chapter 16 "Czechoslovakia"; Chapter 17 "The Tragedy of Munich" [Germany]; Chapter 18 "Munich Winter"; Chapter 19 "Prague, 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 32 "Before the Storm"; Chapter 34 "Narvik"; Chapter 36 "Frustration in Norway" (provisionally entitled "Failure in Norway" and "The Curtain Falls on Norway"). Also annotated by various individuals including WSC, William Deakin, CSC and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall.Also includes galley proofs of Appendix F "Tables of Naval Strength, September 3 1939".Although the material in this file has been listed in published order, it is not all in this order within the file.


  • 23 Oct 1947 - 24 Jan 1948

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