"Approach March": annotated draft of chapter 8, "Baptism of Fire", 1967-08
Scope and Contents
This section of the archive includes some source material, notes, drafts, typescripts and proofs of JA's autobiography. It was written in the 1960s (though not published until 1973), after JA lost first his ministerial office and then his Parliamentary seat after the General Elections of 1964 and 1966. Asked by the publishers Hutchinson Limited to write his political memoirs, JA preferred instead to write about his earlier career (being unable to write about sensitive recent events, and not wishing to damage his chances for future office by offending his former political colleagues). "Approach March", therefore, covers the period from his childhood to the end of the war, ending with his election as MP for Preston [Lancashire]. A sequel was planned, and some notes and an early draft on the later 1940s and 1950s were made, but this second book was never completed.
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.
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Amery, Harold Julian, 1919 - 1996 (Baron Amery of Lustleigh, politician) (Person)