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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Chapters 22 - 26: Proofs for and notes by [George] Gordon Allen., 06 Sep 1939 - 13 Feb 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/136A-B

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Includes typescript and galley proofs annotated with comments and suggestions by [George] Gordon Allen of the following chapters: Chapter 22 "War"; Chapter 23 "The Admiralty Task"; Chapter 25 "War Cabinet Problems" (provisionally entitled "War Problems" and "The Baltic: Catherine: New Construction"); Chapter 26 "The Front in France". Also annotated by various individuals including WSC, William Deakin and Denis Kelly.Also includes: galley proofs of Admiralty minutes, December 1939 and March 1940, on Plan "Catherine" [codename for British plan for forcing a passage into the Baltic]; letters from Allen to WSC; galley proofs of Appendix F "Tables of Naval Strength, September 3 1939"; "Degaussing of Merchant Ships" from Appendix M "The Magnetic Mine, 1939 - 1940".Also includes some source material including: notes by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound, 1st Sea Lord, on Plan "Catherine" (1939); note by Allen on the state of British shipping (1939); notes by Allen on new material to be added to Chapters 23 and 27; a paper by Allen on the magnetic mine campaign.Most of the material in the file dates to 1947 - 1948.


  • Creation: 06 Sep 1939 - 13 Feb 1948

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2 file(s) (2 files (335 loose folios))

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