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First World War correspondence, 1910 - 1975

Reference Code: GBR/0014/LASL 5

Scope and Contents

In August 1914, Alan Lascelles returned from his visit to South America to join his regiment, the Bedfordshire Yeomanry. He did not keep a diary during the war but his correspondence records his experiences at the Front. He was injured in November 1917, but recovered in time to return to France for the last German offensive in the spring of 1918. He was in France when war ended and served briefly in the British army of occupation in 1919. During the war a large number of his close friends from school and university were killed.


  • Creation: 1910 - 1975

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Permission to consult CLOSED material within the Lascelles papers (LASL 1/2/1-6; and sections of LASL 2-4) and the catalogue describing the closed material must be obtained from the Royal Archives. The remainder of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


16 file(s)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2005-11-01 12:07:07.090000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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