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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Book 2 and appendices: Proofs for Sir Edward Marsh., 25 Feb 1948 - 25 Aug 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/188A-C

Scope and Contents

Includes galley proofs of: contents tables for Book 2; Chapter 16 "The Battle of Britain"; Chapter 17 "The Blitz" (provisionally entitled "The Blitz Continues"); 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 23 "September Tensions"; Chapter 24 "Dakar" [Senegal]; Chapter 25 "Mr Eden's Mission" [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War]; Chapter 26 "Relations with Vichy [France] and Spain" (provisionally entitled "Personal Correspondence, 1940. The French Fleet: Spain"); Chapter 27 [Benito] "Mussolini Attacks Greece"; Chapter 28 "Lend-Lease"; Chapter 30 "Ocean Peril" (provisionally entitled "The Air and the U-boats", including proofs from Volume 3, Chapter 3 "Blitz and Anti-Blitz. [Rudolf] Hess", provisionally intended to feature in Chapter 30); Chapter 31 "Desert Victory"; galley proofs from Appendix A "Minutes and Telegrams, May - December 1940". The proofs are annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various individuals including: Sir Edward Marsh, WSC, William Deakin and Denis Kelly.Also includes: galley proofs from the unpublished chapter "Behind the Fronts" (including proofs from Appendix D "Correspondence relating to Dakar between Mr Churchill and Mr Menzies" [Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia], provisionally intended to feature in "Behind the Fronts"); Volume 3 Appendix D "Estimated British and German Air Strengths, December 1940".


  • Creation: 25 Feb 1948 - 25 Aug 1948

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