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Advertising literature for Bush House, 1925-1928

Promotional pamphlets for Bush House as a luxurious commercial office building. Contents include: a list of current tenants, map of Kingsway with names of businesses and plans of standard office suites, 1925; a colour illustration, ‘Bush House from the Strand’ from a watercolour by Hanslip Fletcher, and line drawings of the Aldwych and Strand porticos, the Aldwych entrance hall and the central building seen from the north east, c 1927; details of facilities and services available, and line drawings of the Aldwych and Strand entrances and of the West Court, 1928.

Background information on former Yugoslavia, 1992, including UK and French publications

File of miscellaneous material relating to the Yugoslav conflict including, 'Sarajevo must be saved, Report to the House of Commons and the House of Lords Action for Bosnia', UK Citizens Committee for Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dec 1992, 4pp; 'Dossier Yougslave' in Dialogue, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Vol 1 No 2/3 Supplement, Sep 1992, Paris; and a photocopied map indicating locations of UN troops in the former Yugoslavia, [1992]. Language: French and English

Background information, 1990-1993, including pro-Serbian propaganda

Serb propaganda'. File of printed articles, letters and documents relating to events in the former Yugoslavia including, Yugoslav Survey, Facts and Documents, Press and Information Department of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgrade, 9 Apr 1993, 22pp; _'Economic position of Serbs in Yugoslavia', Kosta Mihailovic, GLAS CCCLXVI de l'Academie serbe des sciences et des arts, Class des sciences sociales_, No 26, 1992 p 19-30, Belgrade, 1992; letter from the Republic of Serbian Krajina to Boutros Boutros Ghali, UN Secretary General, 10 Sep 1993, 11 Sep 1993; Statement from the Republic of Serbian Krajina to Diplomatic and Consular Missions in Belgrade, 11 Sep 1993, concerning mobilisation of Croatian military reserve and Croat aggression in Serb Krajina; Serbs in Croatia: Types of problems and solutions for the Serbian question in Croatia, Association of Serbs from Croatia, Apr 1993, 14 pp; 'The Republic of Serbian Krajina: a quest for truth - facts and documents', The Republic of Serbian Krajina Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgrade, [1990-1993]; documents from the Serbian Council Information Centre relating to the treatment of Serbs in Croatia, and containing three colour maps indicating ethnic distribution in Yugoslavia (1941) and in Croatia (1991); and Veterans newspaper Veteran, No 1, 1990. Language: Serbo-Croat, German and English

Bush House Christmas leaflets, 1927-1930

Christmas pamphlets for Bush House inhabitants, 1927, 1928 and 1930, with comic references to some of the businesses and office life, cartoons by H M Bateman [Henry Mayo Bateman], 1927 and 1928, depicting life in Bush House, and a 1930 poem, ‘Wisdom and youth’, parodying Lewis Carroll’s ‘You are old, Father William’.

Copy extracts from Kako se dogodio vodza, (How the leader happened), 1992

File containing 'Book extracts-Djukic's book' Photocopy of book Kako se dogodio vodza, Borbe za vlast u Srbiki posli Josipa Brosa [How the leader happened, The struggle for power in Serbia after Jodif Bros Tito], Slavoljub Djukic, 1992, p55-278, and typescript notes on its contents. Language: Serbo-Croat and English

Copy papers, 1941-1944, on SOE operations in Yugoslavia and Bulgaria

Three photocopy documents: ‘Report on German SO2 activities in Yugoslavia’, 1941; memorandum from ‘CD’ to ‘AD 3’, 1943, concerning contact with partisans in Yugoslavia; a report, ‘The Goeland Transport and Trading Co Ltd’, 1944 (on the fictitious company created by the British government to reduce German access to Danube shipping), with a covering letter from A V Anderson to Maj Gen W H Oxley, Commissioner of the Allied Control Commission to Bulgaria (with original National Archives reference code WO 220/109). Poor quality copies.

Copy published articles by Christopher Bennett on the conflict in Yugoslavia, 1991-1993

File containing spiral bound copies of a selection of press articles by Christopher Bennett, relating to the Yugoslav conflict Jun 1991-Aug 1992 published in the Daily Telegraph, UK Press Gazette, Daily Mail, Christian Science Monitor, Times, European, and Oxford Analytica, and the international oil industry, Nov 1992- Feb 1993, published in Oil Buyers Guide, and Bloomberg Business News Wire.

Correspondence, notes and maps, 1919-1920, relating to service with the British Military Mission to South Russia

Papers relating to Kennedy's service as an artillery officer with the British Military Mission to South Russia, including correspondence, maps and manuscript notes, notably typescript account by Kennedy of the fighting which resulted in the capture of Ariol (Orel) near Kursk, Russia, by the White Russian Volunteer Army, together with notes on the need for propaganda in support of the White Russian Volunteer Army, the supply of shrapnel fuses to 60 pounder guns and the use of tractor-drawn artillery in open warfare, Sep 1919; papers relating to the award to Kennedy of a Russian decoration for his part in the action at Orel, near Kursk, Russia, Sep 1919-May 1920; manuscript report by Maj Lennox Brett O'Brien, Senior Liaison Officer, Royal Field Artillery, British Military Mission to South Russia, detached with Ural, Russia, Cossacks, on events in Ural region, Russia, Jan-Apr 1920. Also a Bolshevik recruitment poster, c 1920, with a colour illustration of peasants in a rural scene congregating to sign up under a red flag. 1 file.

English language summaries of articles from Erasmus journal, [1993]

File containing English summaries of articles in a Zagreb intellectual journal - Erasmus, Issue 2, including 'The dominant values of Croatian Society', Josip Zupanov; 'New agenda for new democracies (I) Vesna Pusic; 'Reconciliation' Slavko Goldstein; 'The Labyrinth of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ivan Lovrenovic and Darko Hudelist; 'The broken clock of Bosnian policy', Ivo Banac; 'I didn't kiss the clock', Ines Sabalic; 'The banality of evil and loneliness', Ozren Zunex; 'On university autonomy' Neven Sesardic; 'Terrorism', Igor Primorac; 'The art of political falsehood', Jonathan Swift; 'Satirical verse', Vesna Parun; 'Never more', Ranko Marinkovic; 'Papandopulo and Sulek', Zvonimir Berkovic; 'Alija Izetbegovic - the man and the book', Dinka Martinovic; 'Young Croatian film makers - a sketch for an inventory', Juric Pavicic; 'Media and milk', Viktor Ivancic; 'The promotion of Erasmus, Zagreb, Mimara Museum', 4 May 1993. 24pp

Issues of Eighth Army News, 13 Nov 1942, 15 Jan and 6 Feb 1943

Issues of brief newsletter Eighth Army News, announcing the Allied capture of Tobruk, Libya, 13 Nov 1942, the start of the Allied advance to Tripoli, Libya, 15 Jan 1943 (4 copies), and reporting a speech given by Prime Minister Winston Churchill on a visit to 8 Army, Libya, 6 Feb 1943. Also two brief press cuttings from unidentified sources, May 1943, on the Allied capture of Tunisia.

Letters from FM Sir Bernard Montgomery, Sep 1944

Chief of Imperial General Staff semi-official file 6m: including letter to Brooke from FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief, 21 Army Group, 10 Sep 1944, expressing his concern at the lack of progress in operations in North West Europe and the poor system of command of Allied forces; telegrams from Montgomery to Brooke, 12-28 Sep 1944, reporting on the progress of operations in North West Europe, Sep 1944, notably the Battle of Arnhem, 17-26 Sep 1944; correspondence between Montgomery and US Gen Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, Western Europe, 4-20 Sep 1944, on plans for the invasion of Germany.

Letters to Graham, 1946-1960

Letters to Maj Gen Sir Miles Graham, 1946-1950, including: a request from The Times for a review of We defended Normandy, by Lt Gen Hans Speidel, with notes by Graham, 1951; letters, 1952, about the total number of war dead, World War Two; two letters about a planned visit from journalist Gordon Rattray Taylor, 1958; a detailed letter from Gen Sir Brian Robertson 1960, about Gen Sir Bernard Montgomery’s command of the Western Desert campaign.

Maps and statistics relating to former Yugoslavia, 1991-1992

File of maps and tables including photocopies of street map of Mostar (1992); colour copy of map titled 'Bosnia-Herzegovina 1991, The ethnic makeup of the Republic' published in War Report, Nov/Dec 1992; colour copy of 'Komsic's canton map' indicating 'Cantonal spatial subdivision Bosnia and Hercegovina - according 2+2+2 principle', and table of statistics of population by ethnic group.

Papers relating chiefly to SOE in East Asia and South East Asia, Oct 1943

Correspondence and memoranda relating chiefly to SOE policy and activities in East and South East Asia (SEA) and elsewhere, including: draft instructions on working with Soviet NKVD personnel; notes on a meeting with Sir Reginald Dorman Smith, Governor of Burma, on negative attitudes towards the personnel of the Burma administration; notes on Thai resistance personnel (‘Free Siamese’) working with Allied intelligence and special operations groups in India and in Chunking (Chongqing), China; letters relating to the provision of Liberator heavy bombers to SOE India; correspondence relating to Wing Cdr C C Bell's visit to SOE London Headquarters and SOE co-operation with the Far Eastern Liaison Office (‘FELO’, a propaganda and field intelligence unit in the South West Pacific); a proposal by F W Kendall for infiltration into the Hong Kong area for subversive activities.

Papers relating chiefly to SOE in East Asia and South East Asia, Sep 1943

Correspondence and memoranda relating to SOE policy and activities in East and South East Asia (SEA) and elsewhere, including: details of the range, capabilities and potential modifications of Liberator heavy bombers and other aircraft for SOE India; notes on the need for a military Chief of Staff to ‘BB 100’ [Colin Mackenzie], Commander of the SOE India Mission; routine documents concerning SOE administration, communications, personnel, and security issues; correspondence relating to the SOE West Africa Mission; a letter from ‘CD’, head of SOE, on SOE co-operation with Soviet NKVD personnel and Operation Pickaxe missions to infiltrate Soviet agents into occupied Europe; report on SOE India's organisation, actions, and integration with SEAC (South East Asian Command); letter to ‘BB 100’, with related code key, concerning a scheme to convey information from ‘G’ [William Stephenson], Head of British Security Co-Ordination (BSC), USA, to Lord Mountbatten, SACSEA (Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia); a directive to Capt G A Garnons-Williams as co-ordinator of SIS, OSS (Office of Strategic Services, the US counterpart to SOE), SOE and the PW (Political Warfare) Section in SEAC (South East Asia Command).

Papers relating chiefly to SOE operations in East Asia and South East Asia, Jan 1944

Memoranda and related papers concerning SOE policy, organisation, protocols, equipment, personnel and operations in East Asia and South East Asia (‘SEA’) and elsewhere. File includes; a telegram from Taylor (‘AD’) on the work of the [secretly British-run] radio station at Sharq-El-Adna, broadcasting pro-Allied propaganda in Arabic; memoranda on the establishment of a China Mission; memorandum by Taylor on a recent meeting with actor/US naval officer Douglas Fairbanks Jr concerning Fairbanks’ proposals for special forces units [‘Beach Jumpers’] to create diversionary deceptive beach landings for Allied amphibious assaults; telegram on the need for personnel able to undertake covert political activity in Iraq; telegram on training and support for local partisans in Yugoslavia; memoranda on equipment required for operations in East Asia, South Asia and Australia; memorandum on British relations with Siam (Thailand); memorandum on a proposed restructuring for SOE Asia and SOE Middle East; memoranda by Taylor on the impact of decisions made at the recent Allied conference at Cairo (codenamed Sextant) upon SOE operations in South East Asia and in China; brief report on Operation GUSTAVUS, to establish an intelligence network in Malaya and Singapore.

Papers relating chiefly to SOE operations in East Asia, Nov 1944

Letters and memoranda chiefly concerning SOE operations and organisation in East Asia and elsewhere. File includes further drafts of briefing notes on SOA (Special Operations Australia) for Prime Minister Winston Churchill; memoranda on British policy on SOE operations in China; a letter to ‘BB 100’ on future SOE organisation and operations in China, Operation Remorse (to raise money via covert currency transactions on the black market in China), and comment on Remorse personnel including Lionel Davies, and Derek George Gill-Davies.

Papers relating chiefly to SOE operations in South Asia and East Asia, Dec 1944

Letters, instructions and related papers chiefly concerning SOE operations and organisation in South Asia and East Asia. File includes: draft instructions for a forthcoming tour of China and India by Taylor (‘AD’), written by Taylor himself, covering a planned conference for SOE and OSS (the US Office of Strategic Services) during a visit to East Asia by Gen William Donovan, head of OSS, and the possible use of Operation Remorse (the raising of funds via covert currency transactions on the Chinese black market) for SOE operations aside from its financial activities; a letter concerning SOE/OSS co-operation in China, the planned control of all British and US clandestine operations in China by Gen Albert Wedermeyer (commander of US forces in China) and the possible future control of SOE by the British Foreign Secretary; a memorandum on the role of the ‘Deputy Director Operations Division (Irregular)’ or ‘DDOD(I)’ and special forces marine operations.

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