Correspondence, 1940-09 - 1955-02
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Samuel Hammersley [former Ministry of Supply expert on tanks] recalling his work on tank production for LSA's memoirs; Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] on subjects including the Indian Trades Union movement, recruiting troops from the Empire, family allowances, industrial conscription, establishing Dominion status for India (5); John Ehrman on LSA's help with his [? Official Military Histories of the Second World War]; General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] on the close co-operation between the General Staff Intelligence, Plans and Operations divisions in the Middle East, overseas recruitment, unified commands for Iraq, Iran and the Caucasus and the work of the Indian contingents; Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Tuker, commenting on the cost of failing to provide sufficient air transport and airborne forces during the war, particularly in North Africa; John Moore-Brabazon [Minister of Transport, later 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara] on LSA's ideas for airborne anti-tank craft.
Also includes: letter from LSA to J L Garvin [Editor of the Observer] on encouraging the war effort; notes for LSA's memoirs; report of the manpower requirements committee on colonial manpower; text of statement by Mohandas Gandhi asking for the right for Indian self-determination; notes by LSA on John Ehrman's [? Official Military Histories of the Second World War]; notes by LSA for 1st Lord Hankey [Minister without Portfolio in War Cabinet] on planning for war; letters from LSA to [William] Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] on subjects including the replacement for the Speaker's Chair destroyed by the bombing of the House of Commons, Canada's support for the war effort and LSA's policy on India; copies of telegrams between Winston Churchill, Prime Minister and John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia on having an Australian representative (Sir Earle Page) in the War Cabinet; text of a broadcast by LSA in tribute to 1st Lord Lloyd; memorandum by LSA on staff organization and war planning.
- 1940-09 - 1955-02
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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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DateText: The majority of folios date from 1941.
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