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Literary: The Second World War, Volume 4 "The Hinge of Fate", Miscellanea., Jun 1942 - Jan 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/300A-D

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Includes notes and correspondence from individuals including: Charles Wood (5); Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall on various subjects including the Japanese assault on the Philippines and on tanks (20); Renee Harmer of Time Life International (3); Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook], Secretary to the Cabinet on the publication of official documents and suggesting amendments to the text (7); William Deakin (23); 1st Lord Ismay with notes on the text (8); George Mallaby, Under Secretary at the Cabinet Office; Denis Kelly (32); [George] Gordon Allen on naval issues including U Boats and the raids on Dieppe and St Nazaire [France]; Francis Brown, 1st Secretary at the British Embassy in Paris [France]; Sir Edward Marsh; James Stuart on government changes during the war [when he was Government Chief Whip]; C Sutherland of Cassel and Company Limited (3); Theodore Bernstein of the New York Times; Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz]; and Herbert Evatt, Minister of External Affairs, on Australia during the war.Also includes: notes by WSC on the work to be done on the book; instructions to the printers; various hand-drawn maps by General Pownall; proofs annotated by Charles Wood and Denis Kelly and galley proofs of directives from WSC; a photograph of a portrait of [?General Sylvester Churchill]; a poem about Barbara Fritchie by John Greenleaf Whittier; some source material dating to 1942-1943 including notes on operation "Round Up" [later "Overlord", the codename for the Allied invasion of France], notes on Stafford Cripps, copies of correspondence between WSC and King George VI and President Roosevelt, and notes of a War Cabinet meeting on tanks; newspaper cuttings on the death of Leslie Howard; "Chips" Gemmel (2); and notes and copies of correspondence from "N S" [Jo Sturdee later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC], Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC], and Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, Secretary to WSC].Most material in the file dates to 1949-1952.


  • Creation: Jun 1942 - Jan 1952

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