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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Comments by 1st Lord Ismay., 22 Feb 1948 - 30 Nov 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/194

Scope and Contents

Includes notes by 1st Lord Ismay [former Chief of Staff to WSC] on Volume 2, on subjects including: 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 6 "The Rush for the Spoils"; Chapter 7 "Back to France"; WSC's meetings with Paul Reynaud, former Prime Minister of France, and the French High Command, in 1940; the War Cabinet Secretariat, especially Sir Edward Bridges, former Secretary to the Cabinet.Also includes: covering letters from Ismay; notes by Ismay of printing errors; notes and annotations by WSC, William Deakin, Denis Kelly, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall and Elizabeth Gilliatt, WSC's secretary; galley proofs of 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 7 "Back to France", Chapter 9 "The French Agony", Chapter 10 "The Bordeaux Armistice", Chapter 11 "Admiral [Jean] Darlan and the French Fleet. Oran" [Algeria] (provisionally entitled "The French Fleet"), Chapter 13 "At Bay" (provisionally entitled "Alone"). The proofs are annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various individuals including Ismay, WSC and William Deakin.

Dates

  • 22 Feb 1948 - 30 Nov 1948

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 item(s) (1 file (188 loose files))

Language of Materials

English

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