Collection BRIDGEMAN - BRIDGEMAN, Maj Gen Robert Clive (1896-1982)

Key Information

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BRIDGEMAN, Maj Gen Robert Clive (1896-1982)


  • 1928-1978 (Creation)

Level of description



1 box or 0.01 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers including maps, relating to operations of British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium, 1940-1941; Staff College study of Italian campaign, 1915; papers including those by Maj Gen G M Lindsay relating to armoured support for 7 Infantry Brigade, 1933-1934; appendix, including maps of Britain annotated for exercises including SPARTAN, 1943; correspondence dated 1977-1978 with Martin Alexander of St Antony's College, Oxford including Franco-British military relations, 1939-1940; notes of conversation in 1975 with Dr A W J Houghton relating to the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940.

System of arrangement

Arranged in sections as above.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1896; educated at Eton; 2nd Lt, the Rifle Brigade, 1914; served in France, World War One, 1915-1918; Lt, 1916; Private Secretary to his father when Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Labour, 1918; Capt, 1921; Brevet Maj, 1932; Brigade Maj, 7 Infantry Brigade, 1932-1934; Brevet Lt Col, 1935; General Staff Officer Grade 2, War Office, 1935-1937; retired pay, 1937; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Deputy Director, Home Guard and acting Maj Gen, 1941; Director General, Home Guard and Territorial Army, 1941-1944; Col and temporary Maj Gen, 1942; Deputy Adjutant General, 1944-1945; President of West Midland Territorial Army and Volunteer Reserve Association, 1968-1969; died in 1982.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre in 1965 and in 1978 by Bridgeman.

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 and detailed catalogue.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related materials

The papers of Maj Gen George Mackintosh Lindsay are held as part of the papers of Capt Sir Basil Liddell Hart within the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives.

Related descriptions


Decorations: KBE, CB, DSO, MC

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


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