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Army League: correspondence, 1950-02 - 1955-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/48

Scope and Contents

General correspondence with JA as secretary of the League, mainly on distribution and writing of the League report ["The Army in the Nuclear Age"], and membership of the League, with correspondents including: Edward Beddington-Behrens (4); Fitzroy Maclean, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for War (2); Lieutenant-General Sir Wilfrid Lindsell (11); Woodrow Wyatt (2); Norman Gibbs [Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford]; Reginald Paget (5); Lord Balfour of Inchrye (3); Major-General Horace Birks (3); Lieutenant-General Hugh Martin (10); Antony Head, Secretary of State for War (7); Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck (8); Major-General Laurence Grand (2); Major-General Sir Percy Hobart (5); Leslie Hore-Belisha; Lieutenant-General Sir Brian Horrocks; Basil Liddell Hart (26); Sir Desmond Morton (3); General Sir Frederick Pile (2); Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Tuker (11); 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Edward Grigg]; [Evelyn] John Strachey, Secretary of State for War (2); Major-General H L Davis (4); Major-General Sir Ian Jacob (2); General Sir [Alexander] Philip Christison; Sir Ronald Weeks, Chairman of Vickers Limited; Air Chief Marshal Sir Wilfrid Freeman; Emanuel Shinwell, Minister of Defence; Field Marshal 1st Lord Alanbrooke (2); Major-General 2nd Lord Bridgeman, Vice-Chairman of the Army Cadet Force Association (4); Air Chief Marshal Sir Douglas Evill (4); Major-General John Fuller (8); 1st Lord Iliffe (2); Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Morgan (4); Solly Zuckerman (5).

Also includes: a report on the production and distribution of the League report, "The Army in the Nuclear Age", and on press reactions to it; comments on the report from Leo Amery; minutes of meetings.


  • 1950-02 - 1955-12

Conditions Governing Access

The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.


4 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 485

Finding aid date

2011-01-11 17:01:32.917000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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