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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Book 2 and appendices: Proofs for William Deakin., 21 Aug 1948 - 30 Nov 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/192A-C

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 22 "The Mediterranean Passage"; 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"; 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"; Appendix A "Minutes and Telegrams, May - December 1940"; Appendix B "Loss by Enemy Action of British, Allied and Neutral Merchant Tonnage"; Appendix C "Aircraft Strength - Battle of Britain, 1940"; Appendix D "Correspondence Relating to Dakar between Mr Churchill and Mr Menzies" [Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia]. The proofs are annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by William Deakin.Also includes: list of WSC's corrections to the appendices.


  • Creation: 21 Aug 1948 - 30 Nov 1948

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