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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 3 "The Grand Alliance", Chapter 32 "Pearl Harbour!"., Dec 1941 - Oct 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/233A-B

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Includes typescript, manuscript and galley proofs of Chapter 32 entitled "Pearl Harbour!" (provisionally entitled "The sinking of the 'Prince of Wales' and the 'Repulse'" and "After Pearl Harbour"). Annotated with notes and suggestions by various people including: WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, Charles Wood, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall, [1st Lord] Ismay, [George] Gordon Allen, Sir Edward Marsh and ?1st Lord Alanbrooke.Some source material is also present in the file including: correspondence from Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], Ronald Fraser of the Cabinet Office, Allen (5), Pownall (2), and Kelly; and a copy of a despatch from Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Layton, Commander in Chief of the Eastern Fleet (dating to December 1941).The majority of material in the file dates to 1949.


  • Creation: Dec 1941 - Oct 1949

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2 file(s) (2 files (444 loose folios))

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