Collection ARMSTRONG - ARMSTRONG, Engineer Cdr Sidney John (1894-1974)

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ARMSTRONG, Engineer Cdr Sidney John (1894-1974)


  • [1925-1945] (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Papers principally comprising text of lecture on the outbreak of hostilities between Japan and China in 1937, including a detailed account of the Battle of Shanghai as witnessed from HMS DANAE, 1937; draft of lecture recounting his experiences on board HMS DIDO during the evacuation of Crete, Apr-Jun 1941, [1945].

System of arrangement

1 file.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 1894; engineer, RN, 1921; Engineer Lt Cdr, 1931; Engineer Cdr, 1935; served in the Far East 1937, and in the Mediterranean, 1941; died 1974.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1986.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related descriptions


Compiled Mar 1997

Alternative identifier(s)

People and Organisations

Genre access points

Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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