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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Corrections., 03 Jan 1947 - 22 Jan 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/144A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes notes and correspondence concerning corrections to be made to Volume 1 of "The Second World War", from individuals including: Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] (2); William Deakin (16); Denis Kelly (15); Charles Wood (2); Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (4); George [Gordon] Allen on subjects including the naval campaign in Norway (9); Desmond Flower, Director, Cassell and Company Limited (2); Sir Alexander Cadogan on the reaction of Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Ambassador to Britain, to warnings on German aggression; "Bill" [1st Lord Camrose, earlier William Berry]; Arthur Watson, Editor, Daily Telegraph; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] on his reaction to the agreement between Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood, Foreign Secretary] and Pierre Laval [French Foreign Minister] [over Abyssinia, later Ethiopia]; Paul Reynaud on the Munich Crisis; Daniel Longwell [Editor of Life Magazine]; Charles Lightbody, Associate Professor of History, University of Saskatchewan [Canada]; [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams (2); Sir Claud Russell [former British Minister to Abyssinia] on the admission of Abyssinia to the League of Nations; Maxwell Garnett; Leslie Hore-Belisha; Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook] on publishing telegrams from President Franklin Roosevelt. Also includes notes and annotations by WSC, Denis Kelly and William Deakin and "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford] and Chips Gemmell, WSC's secretaries.Also includes: lists of corrections; galley proofs annotated by Sir Norman Brook, WSC, Deakin and Kelly; a note on the sinking of the Rawalpindi by the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau; photographs of survivors of the Rawalpindi on board the Gneisenau, and their testimonial of good treatment from the German crew; letters from members of the public pointing out mistakes; figures for opposition to Hitler in Germany; a letter from a U-boat commander on his sinking of the Royal Sceptre.


  • 03 Jan 1947 - 22 Jan 1952

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