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Letters from John Julius to Lady Diana from Beirut, 1958-01 - 1958-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DIAC 1/6/2/26

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].


  • Creation: 1958-01 - 1958-12


Conditions Governing Access

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The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


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Finding aid date

2017-11-16 11:04:47.323000+00:00


Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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