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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Chapter 34 "The Torch is lit."., Dec 1949 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/285A-B

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Includes typescript and galley proofs of Chapter 34 "The Torch is lit" ['Torch' was the codename of the Allied invasion of North West Africa] annotated with suggested amendments and corrections by various people including Denis Kelly, William Deakin, WSC, Charles Wood, [George] Gordon Allen, Sir Edward Marsh, Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet], 1st Lord Ismay and Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall.Some source material also present in the file including: outline notes by WSC for the chapter; correspondence and notes from Allen (3), Kelly, Ismay (on his visit to Fort Jackson, Washington [United States]) and Deakin; and copies of correspondence from "Chips" Gemmell [Secretary to WSC].


  • Creation: Dec 1949 - Dec 1950

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2 file(s) (2 files (293 loose folios))

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