Middle East, 1926 - 1928
Scope and Contents
This section includes documentation of Bagnold's early explorations with fellow officers in the Middle East and North Africa 1926-32, particularly the expedition of 1932. There is also a little material from other overseas visits 1933-38. Bagnold's scientific research is less well documented; most of the material dates from the post-war period and the work best represented is Bagnold's later research on random distributions. There is also a set of Bagnold's publications.
The pre-second world war material relates almost entirely to Bagnold's expeditions in the Middle East and North Africa from 1926. This material is supplemented by maps in Section D and photographs in Section E. Bagnold's explorations between 1926 and 1932 are recounted in his book 'Libyan Sands. Travel in a Dead World' first published in 1935. At B.38 is Bagnold's own set of his published papers, with bibliography.
- 1926 - 1928
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Biographical / Historical
Bagnold was posted to Egypt in 1926. It was during his period in Egypt that he began his explorations by motor-car with fellow officers.
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