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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Chapter 1 "The National Coalition"., 16 Mar 1947 - 18 Jan 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/147A-B

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Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 1 entitled "The National Coalition", annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various individuals including: WSC, William Deakin, Charles Wood, Denis Kelly, Randolph Churchill and Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon].Also includes: galley proofs from Chapter 5 entitled "The Deliverance of Dunkirk", Chapter 6 entitled "The Rush for the Spoils", Chapter 7 entitled "Back to France", Chapter 10 entitled "The Bordeaux Armistice" and Chapter 11 "Admiral [Jean] Darlan and the French Fleet. Oran [Algeria]" on WSC's correspondence with heads of state; typescript of tables of contents; typescript from Chapter 2 entitled "The Battle of France. The First Week. [General Maurice] Gamelin"; typescript of Chapter 38, Volume 1, entitled "The Fall of the Government"; a note from [?] Sir Martin Gilbert [?1960's].


  • Creation: 16 Mar 1947 - 18 Jan 1950

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