Letters from John Julius to Lady Diana from Beirut, 1958-01 - 1958-12
Scope and Contents
Letters sent while John Julius was working as Second Secretary at the British Embassy in Beirut [Lebanon], on subjects including: the Lebanese crisis, including disturbances in the city, terrorist attacks and the effects of a general strike; a catastrophic visit from Randolph Churchill, Jun 1958; the arrival of American forces, July 1948; General Fuad Chehab being chosen as successor to Camille Chamoun as President of Lebanon; John Julius being shot, Sept 1958. Also includes a letter from Joseph Alsop and various telegrams on John Julius's injury, with a covering letter from Sir Roger Allen [British Ambassador to Greece].
- 1958-01 - 1958-12
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Cooper, Diana Olivia Winifred Maud, Lady, 1892 - 1986 (née Manners, wife of 1st Viscount Norwich) (Person)