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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Corrections., 30 Apr 1904 - 04 Jun 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/199

Scope and Contents

Includes notes and correspondence on corrections to be made to Volume 2 of "The Second World War" from various individuals including: William Greer, Bishop of Manchester; George [Gordon] Allen (5); Denis Kelly (5); Paul Brooks [Editor-in-Chief], Houghton Mifflin Company, publishers (2); William Deakin on subjects including WSC's account of the surrender of Belgium (3); Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall (4); Arthur Hayward [Chief Editor], Cassell and Company Limited; Daniel Longwell [Editor, Life Magazine]; Sir Evelyn Wrench; Frederick Delve [Chief Officer, London Fire Brigade] on the work of the fire boat at Dunkirk [France]; General Armengaud, former head of the French Army Historical Service, on his own account of the French Army at Dunkirk; Josee de Chambrun on WSC's account of her father, Pierre Laval; Desmond Flower [Literary Director, Cassell and Company Limited] on reprinting Volumes 1 and 2; letters from members of the public on subjects including the selling of Courtaulds Limited, Sudanese resistance, the boarding of the French submarine Surcouf, Allied shipping losses, the invention of radar, the sinking of the SS Lancastria and the bombing of the Treasury. Also includes notes and annotations by Denis Kelly, Charles Wood and William Deakin and Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal, "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Chips Gemmell and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], WSC's secretaries.Also includes: lists of WSC's 'overtake' corrections; galley proofs from Chapter 4 "The March to the Sea", annotated by Deakin and Allen; copy of a letter from 11th Lord Lothian [earlier Philip Kerr], British Ambassador to the United States, to Captain de Chambrun, on his work in the United States in support of Britain (1940); print of a speech by Pierre Laval on the reasons for France to keep out of the war (1943); preface to "Laval parle" by Josee de Chambrun; copy of a patent for the invention of a radar device (1904).The majority of documents in the file date to 1948 - 1951.


  • Creation: 30 Apr 1904 - 04 Jun 1951

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