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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Book 2 and appendices: 'Final' proofs., 16 Aug 1948 - 21 Feb 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/183A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes typescript and galley proofs of: contents tables for Book 2; Chapter 16 "The Battle of Britain"; Chapter 17 "The Blitz"; Chapter 18 "'London Can Take It'"; Chapter 19 "The Wizard War"; Chapter 20 "United States Destroyers and West Indian Bases"; Chapter 21 "Egypt and the Middle East"; Chapter 22 "The Mediterranean Passage"; Chapter 23 "September Tensions"; Chapter 24 "Dakar" [Senegal]; Chapter 13 "At Bay" (provisionally entitled "Alone"); Appendix A "Minutes and Telegrams, May - December 1940" (up to September 1940); Chapter 26 "Relations with Vichy [France] and Spain"; Chapter 25 "Mr Eden's Mission" [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War]; Chapter 27 [Benito] "Mussolini Attacks Greece"; Chapter 28 "Lend-Lease"; Chapter 29 "Germany and Russia" [Soviet Union]; Chapter 30 "Ocean Peril"; Chapter 31 "Desert Victory". The proofs are annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various individuals including: WSC, William Deakin, Charles Wood, Lieutenant- General Sir Henry Pownall, George [Gordon] Allen and CSC.


  • 16 Aug 1948 - 21 Feb 1949

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2 file(s) (2 files (351 loose folios))

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