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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Book 1: 'Starred final' proofs., 20 Oct 1948 - 17 Feb 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/184

Scope and Contents

Includes galley proofs of: the preface, title pages and contents table for Book 1; Chapter 1 "The National Coalition"; Chapter 2 "The Battle of France. The First Week. [General Maurice] Gamelin"; Chapter 3 "The Battle of France. The Second Week. [General Maxime] Weygand"; Chapter 4 "The March to the Sea"; Chapter 5 "The Deliverance of Dunkirk"; Chapter 6 "The Rush for the Spoils"; Chapter 8 "Home Defence. June"; Chapter 9 "The French Agony"; Chapter 10 "The Bordeaux Armistice"; Chapter 11 "Admiral [Jean] Darlan and the French Fleet. Oran" [Algeria]; Chapter 12 "The Apparatus of Counter-Attack. 1940"; Chapter 15 "Operation Sea Lion". The proofs are annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various individuals including: Denis Kelly, Charles Wood and CSC.Also includes: galley proofs from Chapter 7 "Back to France", Chapter 13 "At Bay" (provisionally entitled "Alone, July 1940") and Chapter 14 "The Invasion Problem".


  • 20 Oct 1948 - 17 Feb 1949

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