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Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance": Chapter 3 "Blitz and Anti-Blitz. Hess"., 08 Jul 1947 - 30 Jun 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/205A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 3 entitled "Blitz and Anti-Blitz. [Rudolf] Hess" (provisionally entitled "Blitz and Radar. 1941", "The Blitz and Radio War. 1941" and "The Air and the U-boats"), annotated with notes and comments from various individuals including: WSC, Denis Kelly, Charles Wood, 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann], Professor R V Jones, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, Jay Gold, CSC, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], Sir John Singleton, 1st Lord Ismay and Sir Edward Marsh.Also includes notes and correspondence from individuals including: Professor R V Jones on subjects including jamming German Air Force radar beams, and the contrast between the British and German attitude to radar (3); Denis Kelly on planning Chapter 3; 1st Lord Ismay; Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick on the arrival of Rudolf Hess; Herbert Morrison on civil defence; Sir Robert Watson- Watt; Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall; Sir John Singleton (2).Also includes: proofs of Appendix D "Estimated British and German Air Strengths, December 1940"; list of the main Blitz attacks in 1941; notes on technical developments in radar, 1940 - 1941; a copy of "Front Line 1940 - 41", a Ministry of Information booklet on the civil defence campaign; an extract from Hansard on Hess's arrival in Scotland; pamphlets by Sir Robert Watson-Watt on "Radar in War and in Peace", "The Evolution of Radiolocation" and "Le Radar"; notes on the German Air Force; draft chapter headings for Volume 3; notes by Sir Martin Gilbert [1960's].


  • 08 Jul 1947 - 30 Jun 1951

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2 file(s) (2 files (461 loose folios))

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