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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Proofs for Daniel Longwell., 27 Aug 1947 - 23 Sep 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/133

Scope and Contents

Includes galley proofs annotated with comments and suggestions by Daniel Longwell [Editor of Life Magazine] of the following chapters: Chapter 3 "Lurking Dangers" (provisionally entitled "Germany Arms"); Chapter 5 "The Locust Years, 1931 - 1935"; Chapter 6 "The Darkening Scene, 1934"; Chapter 7 "Air Parity Lost, 1934 - 1935"; Chapter 8 "Challenge and Response, 1935"; Chapter 9 "Problems of Air and Sea, 1935 - 1939" (provisionally entitled "Air Defence Research"); Chapter 10 "Sanctions Against Italy, 1935"; Chapter 11 "Hitler Strikes, 1936"; Chapter 12 "The Loaded Pause - Spain, 1936 - 1937"; Chapter 14 "Mr [Anthony] Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] at the Foreign Office: His Resignation"; Chapter 15 "The Rape of Austria, February 1938"; Chapter 17 "The Tragedy of Munich" [Germany]; Chapter 18 "Munich Winter"; Chapter 19 "Prague [Czechoslovakia, later Czech Republic and Slovakia], Albania and the Polish Guarantee"; Chapter 20 "The Soviet Enigma" (provisionally entitled "Russia" and "USSR"); Chapter 21 "On the Verge"; Chapter 22 "War"; Chapter 23 "The Admiralty Task"; Chapter 25 "War Cabinet Problems"; Chapter 27 "The Combat Deepens" (provisionally entitled "October"); Chapter 38 "The Fall of the Government" (provisionally entitled "The National Coalition"). Also annotated by various individuals including WSC and William Deakin.Also includes: notes by Longwell on syndicating volume 1 in Life Magazine; a note by Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], WSC's secretary.Although the material in this file has been listed in published order, it is not all in this order within the file.


  • Creation: 27 Aug 1947 - 23 Sep 1947

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