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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter 1 "Australasian Anxieties"., Jan 1949 - Mar 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/253A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 1 "Australasian anxieties" [provisionally entitled "The Dark Valley"]. Annotated with notes and suggestions by various people including: WSC, Denis Kelly, William Deakin, Charles Wood, [1st Lord] Ismay, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall and Sir Edward Marsh.Also includes correspondence from various individuals including William Hughes [former Prime Minister of Australia] requesting that a letter should not be published because of political implications (3) and Brendan Bracken; some source material (including newspaper cuttings) on subjects including the Australian Cabinet and John Curtin's objections to sending the Australian Imperial Force to Burma; some proofs of Volume 3; and notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries "NS" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow] and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford].


  • Jan 1949 - Mar 1950

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2 file(s) (2 files (308 loose folios))

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