Collection BISHOP - BISHOP, Maj Gen Sir Alexander (1897-1984)

Key Information

Reference code



BISHOP, Maj Gen Sir Alexander (1897-1984)


  • 1971 (Creation)

Level of description



2 vols

Scope and content

Look back with pleasure', typescript memoirs covering his life and career, 1897-1965, notably his service in Mesopotamia and Palestine, 1915-1918, India, 1919-1925 and 1957-1962, Africa, 1939-1944, Germany, 1945-1950, and Cyprus, 1964-1965, written in 1971.

System of arrangement

2 volumes

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1897; educated at Plymouth College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; served with Dorset Regt in Mesopotamia and Palestine, 1915-1918; served in India, 1919-1925, War Office, 1933-1935, and Colonial Office, 1937-1939; served in East Africa, North Africa, and West Africa, 1939-1944; Col, 1941; Brig, 1941; Maj Gen, 1944; Director of Quartering, War Office, 1944-1945; Deputy Director-General, Political Warfare Executive, Ministry of Information, 1945; Chief of Information Services and Public Relations, Control Commission, Germany, 1945-1946; Deputy Chief of Staff, Control Commission, Germany, 1946-1948; Regional Commissioner, Land North Rhine/Westphalia, 1948-1950; Assistant Secretary, Commonwealth Relations Office, 1951; Principal Staff Officer to Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, 1953-1957; British Deputy High Commissioner in Calcutta, 1957-1962; Director of Information Services and Cultural Relations, Commonwealth Relations Office, 1962-1964; British High Commissioner, Cyprus, 1964-1965; retired, 1965; died in 1984.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by Bishop in 1980.

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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Existence and location of copies

Imperial War Museum and Queen Elizabeth House Library, Oxford.

Related materials

Liddle Collection, Leeds University: typescript recollections of World War One service as 2nd Lt, Dorset Regt, Mesopotamia. Imperial War Museum Department of Documents: additional memoirs, 'Humorous tales from the Army and the Civil Service', written in 1983; reports and correspondence relating to the Control Commission, Germany, and post-war German reconstruction, 1945-1950; correspondence relating to his service in India, 1960-1962; correspondence relating to his service in Cyprus, 1964-1965.

Related descriptions


Decorations: KCMG, CB, CVO, OBE

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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