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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Book 2: Proofs for CSC., 01 Mar 1948 - 29 Nov 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/190A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes 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 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 29 "Germany and Russia" [Soviet Union]; 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". The proofs are annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various individuals including: CSC, WSC, William Deakin, Denis Kelly, George [Gordon] Allen and Randolph Churchill.

Dates

  • 01 Mar 1948 - 29 Nov 1948

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

2 file(s) (2 files (332 loose folios))

Language of Materials

English

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