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"Force G's assault on Normandy", 1942-04 - 1944-06

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 80

Scope and Contents

An account of the Normandy landings by [George Cecil] Hans Hamilton, at the time a naval liaison officer.

Dates

  • 1942-04 - 1944-06

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

The identity of the owner of copyright in this memoir is not known.

Biographical / Historical

George Cecil Hans Hamilton was educated at King's College School, Wimbledon and at King's College, Cambridge where he studied law. In 1910 he was called to the bar and practiced in Manchester up until the First World War in which he served as a lieutenant at Khartoum [Sudan], Egypt and in the Gallipoli landings. Hamilton then joined the Close Brothers banking firm. In 1940, at the age of 52, he was comissioned in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) and trained assault troops, advised on the North Africa landings and planned the Normandy landings during the Second World War. After the war Hamilton worked as Chairman and then Director of the Expanded Metal Company until his retirement in 1956. He married Miss Eva Marjorie Hornby in 1916. Hamilton died on 1 October 1960.

Extent

1 file(s)

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was deposited at Churchill Archives Centre by the King's College Archive Centre in October 2005.

General

This description was prepared by Natalie Adams. Biographical information about Hamiton was obtained from his obituary.

Originator(s)

Hamilton, George Cecil Hans, 1888- 1960, lawyer and businessman

Finding aid date

2005-10-31 16:32:37.857000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Contact:
Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

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