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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Appendices etc.: Proofs for and notes by [George] Gordon Allen., 06 Nov 1947 - 25 Mar 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/139A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes typescript and galley proofs annotated with comments and suggestions by [George] Gordon Allen of the following appendices to volume 1: 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 Organisation"; 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 - March 1940"; Appendix Q "Operation 'Royal Marine', March 4 1940"; Appendix R "Naval Losses in the Norwegian Campaign, April - June 1940"; Appendix II "First Lord's Minutes" (September 1939 - April 1940 and November 1940). Also annotated by various individuals including WSC, Sir Edward Marsh and William Deakin.Also includes: list of suggested maps and diagrams for Book 2 by Allen; galley proofs of Admiralty minutes on the defence of Fleet bases (1939 - 1940); galley proofs of unpublished appendices: "My Note to the Treasury on the Gold Standard, January 26, 1925"; "German Expenditure on Armaments, 1936"; "My Speech at the Albert Hall [London],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".The appendices are listed under the letter under which they appeared in published form.


  • Creation: 06 Nov 1947 - 25 Mar 1948

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