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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Chapter 19 "General Wavell's Final Effort 'Battleaxe'"., Apr 1948 - Oct 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/221A-B

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Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 19 entitled "General Wavell's Final Effort 'Battleaxe'". Annotated with notes and suggestions by various people including: WSC, Denis Kelly, [1st Lord] Ismay, CSC, Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, ?1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Field Marshal Alan Brooke], [George] Gordon Allen, William Deakin, and Charles Wood.Also includes: correspondence from Ismay (3) and Pownall (2) on the campaign including the dismissal of General [Archibald] Wavell as Commander-in-Chief, Middle East; some proofs of Chapter 20 entitled "The Parliamentary Front"; various maps of the Syrian campaign and Operation Battleaxe [codename for the British offensive in North Africa]; lists and summaries of telegrams; and notes and copies of correspondence from WSC.


  • Apr 1948 - Oct 1949

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