Collection GRIFFITH - GRIFFITH, Lt Col Samuel (1905-1985)

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GRIFFITH, Lt Col Samuel (1905-1985)


  • 1966 (Creation)
  • 1965 (Creation)
  • 1948 (Creation)
  • [1939-1945] (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Papers relating to his military service during World War Two, dated [1939-1945], 1948, 1965-1966, notably including account of the service of 1 Welch Regt in Crete, May 1941, written in 1966; silk map of North Africa and the southern Mediterranean, [1939-1945]; account of his imprisonment in Salonika in 1941 and his subsequent transportation to Germany, [1945]; typescript copy of 'Per anum ad astra', an account by Alexis Casdigli of the smuggling of maps from Oflag IX A-H to Oflag XII B in 1944 by a group of POWs, including Casdigli and Griffith, written in 1948, copied in 1965.

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1905; 2nd Lt, Welch Regt, 1925; Lt, 1927; Capt, 1936; served in Palestine, 1936-1939, and Crete, 1941; captured by Germans in Crete, 1941, and held as POW in Salonika and Germany, 1941-1945; Maj, 1942; Lt Col, 1947; died in 1985.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988 and 1989.

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
  • German

Script of material

Language and script notes

Mainly English, but some German.

Finding aids

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Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Compiled Feb 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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