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Defence, 1956-06 - 1957-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/131

Scope and Contents

Papers mainly relating to the Conservative Party's Defence Policy Committee, including: note from JA to the Minister of Defence [Duncan Sandys] passing on a message from the French Minister of Defence, Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, on Britain joining Franco-German defence plans; notes by Basil Liddell-Hart on the Defence White Paper, Apr 1957, and relations between the various defence branches; notes on the committee's terms of reference, on manpower and funding; memorandum on the closer integration of the services; correspondence with R A Butler, Chairman of the Conservative Research Department, on JA joining the committee; Conservative Research Department papers on manpower and National Service.


  • 1956-06 - 1957-04

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.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 589

Finding aid date

2011-02-18 15:14:16.880000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

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