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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Book 1: Proofs for Sir Edward Marsh., 20 Jan 1948 - 14 Sep 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/187A-D

Scope and Contents

Includes galley proofs from: the preface, title pages and contents table for Book 1; Chapter 1 "The National Coalition" (provisionally entitled "The Personal Correspondence"); 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" (provisionally entitled "The Personal Correspondence"); Chapter 7 "Back to France" (provisionally entitled "The Personal Correspondence", "Home Defence", "Our Island Home", "June Minutes" and "Counter-Attack"); Chapter 8 "Home Defence. June" (provisionally entitled "Our Island Home" and "June Minutes"); Chapter 9 "The French Agony"; Chapter 10 "The Bordeaux Armistice" (provisionally entitled "The French Fleet"); Chapter 11 "Admiral [Jean] Darlan and the French Fleet. Oran" [Algeria] (provisionally entitled "The French Fleet"); Chapter 12 "The Apparatus of Counter-Attack. 1940" (including proofs from Chapter 8, provisionally intended to feature in Chapter 12); Chapter 13 "At Bay" (provisionally entitled "Alone"); Chapter 14 "The Invasion Problem"; Chapter 15 "Operation Sea Lion" (including proofs from Chapter 13, provisionally intended to feature in Chapter 15); Chapter 29 "Germany and Russia" [Soviet Union]. The proofs are annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various individuals including: Sir Edward Marsh, WSC, William Deakin, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall and Daniel Longwell [Editor of Life Magazine].


  • 20 Jan 1948 - 14 Sep 1948

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4 file(s) (4 files (565 loose folios))

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