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Notes and correspondence on the Hadfield-Spears Mobile Hospital Unit, 1940-08 - 1945-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/2/4

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: General Charles de Gaulle on his order to close the unit, his thanks to the staff and good first impression of the unit (3); General Georges Catroux, Commander-in-Chief of the Free French in the Levant, on subjects including his attitude to the unit, and his view that a French one would be better, and her refusal to accept his authority (2); Marguerite Catroux (4).

Also includes: lists of the unit's staff and equipment; a memorandum on the unit's history, details of operations and accounts; notes on the unit's service; correspondence and reports on the status, pay and repatriation of staff; reports on difficulties in dealing with the Free French medical staff.


  • Creation: 1940-08 - 1945-07

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


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Acc 1048 Box 8

Finding aid date

2007-03-06 09:22:59.933000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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