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Letters to Duff Cooper on "Operation Heartbreak", 1950-04 - 1953-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUFC 5/21

Scope and Contents

Correspondents commenting on the book or thanking Duff Cooper for copies, include: Sir Robert Witt; Sir John Wheeler-Bennett; Thomas Bouch; 2nd Lord Cromer [earlier Lord Errington]; 1st Lord Soulbury [earlier Herwald Ramsbotham]; Herbert Agar; Winston Churchill (jr); "Kakoo" [Kathleen, Dowager Duchess of Rutland] (2); 2nd Lord Michelham [earlier Herman Stern]; Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart; Ava, Lady Anderson [earlier Ava Wigram, later Ava, Lady Waverley]; Percy Colson; Philip Jordan; Humphrey Butler; Sir [James] Ronald Charles; Frances Parkinson Keyes; Richard Casey; Sir Osbert Sitwell; Gaston Palewski; Georges Duhamel; Jean Tharaud; David Ben-Gurion; Maurice Garçon; Hjördis Niven; Rupert Hart-Davis, Director of Rupert Hart-Davis Limited, publishers; [D’Arcy] Patrick Reilly, Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, on the concerns of the Ministry of Defence and Admiralty about the book being published; Queen Elizabeth; Desmond MacCarthy (2); [Thomas] Malcolm Muggeridge; 7th Duke of Wellington [earlier Lord Gerald Wellesley]; Eric Linklater; Lord [Edward] David Cecil; Enid Bagnold [Enid, Lady Jones]; Freya Stark; Rear-Admiral Eric Longley-Cook, Director of Naval Intelligence, on his concerns about the book being published; Randolph Churchill, enclosing an extract from Joseph Goebbels’s diary on Operation Mincemeat [the planting of false plans for the Allied invasion of Greece and Sardinia, rather than Sicily, in 1943]; Odette Pol Roger (2); Sydney Carroll; Colonel John Bevan [former head of the London Controlling Section] on Operation Mincemeat.


  • 1950-04 - 1953-09

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

2012-12-10 16:15:27.777000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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