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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Appendices., Oct 1947 - Nov 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/297A-F

Scope and Contents

Include typescript and galley proofs of the appendices to Volume 4 including: Appendix A "List of abbreviations"; Appendix B "List of codenames"; Appendix C "Prime Minister's Personal Minutes, January 1942-May 1943"; Appendix D "Singapore defences, memorandum by Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall"; Appendix E "Monthly total of shipping losses for 1942, British Allied and neutral"; Appendix F "Promises about post-war conditions. The Beveridge Report" (on the report by William Beveridge); Appendix G "Ministerial appointments for the years 1942 and 1943"; and of the contents page. The proofs are annotated with suggested corrections and amendments by various individuals including: WSC, Charles Wood, Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz], [George] Gordon Allen, General Pownall, Denis Kelly and William Deakin.Also includes: notes and correspondence from WSC, Charles Wood, Denis Kelly (3), William Deakin and Gordon Allen (9) on subjects including the search for information about the destruction of stocks of "heavy water" (used in the manufacture of atomic weapons) at a factory in Vermork [Norway], General Pownall (4) objecting to the use of his memorandum on British tanks between 1919 and 1942, Alfred Bavin of the Cabinet Office, and Betty Green [Private Secretary to 1st Lord Ismay]; galley proofs of unused appendices including Pownall's memorandum on British tanks, a letter from Admiral Jean Darlan to WSC and selected telegrams exchanged between WSC and the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] in 1942-1943.


  • Creation: Oct 1947 - Nov 1950

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6 file(s) (1,049 loose folios paginated in two separate sequences)

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