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MARTIN, Ian W G (fl 1957-1994)

  • MARTIN, IWG
  • Collection
  • 1978

Papers relating to his work as an interpreter in Cyprus, 1957-1958, dated 1978, 1991 and 1993, comprising a photocopy of his article 'In the service of Queen and country' from Plebs, The Journal of the British Library of Political and Economic Science , 1978; copy of 'Military memories of Kykko Monastery, 1957-1958', a text written for the Kykko Monastery Research Centre, 1991; photocopy of his article 'The 'Cyprus Troubles', 1955-1960' from Kampos: Cambridge Papers in Modern Greek , no 1, 1993.

Martin, Ian W G, fl 1957-1994, interpreter

WIGMAN, Harry (1926-1997)

  • WIGMAN
  • Collection
  • 1982-1997

Newspaper cuttings from The Daily Telegraph and The Financial Times, 1982-1991, relating to the Middle East, 1982-1991, and modern Germany, particularly with reference to World War Two 1939-1945, and reparations for Holocaust victims, 1987-1997.

Wigman, Harry, 1926-1997, businessman

ROBERTS, Gen Sir Ouvry Lindfield (1898-1986)

  • ROBERTS, OL
  • Collection
  • 1898-1986

Papers of General Sir Ouvry Lindfield Roberts, 1898-1986, including diaries, 1913-1985; memoirs, including drafts; personal and official photographs; personal and official correspondence; press cuttings; issues of the Royal Engineers' journal, 1976-1986 and papers relating to Iffley Church, Royal events, Roberts' time in Canada, ceremonies, dinners and memorials.

Roberts, Sir Ouvry Lindfield, 1898-1986, Knight, Lieutenant General

PENNEY, Maj Gen Sir Ronald Campbell (1896-1964)

  • PENNEY
  • Collection
  • 1920-1962

Papers relating to his command of 1 Infantry Div, Anzio, Italy, 1944, dated 1943-1962, principally comprising correspondence and memoranda, 1943-1944; diary and typescript diary entries, 1943-1944; operation orders, tactical notes and maps, 1944; written accounts of operations carried out by 1 Div and individual regiments and battalions, 1944; correspondence relating to historical accounts of the landings, 1945-1962, notably Anzio by Wynford Vaughan Thomas (Longmans, London, 1961). Other papers relating to his life and career, 1920-1958, notably including an article by Penney on his service in Wazaristan, India, 1937, reprinted from the Royal Signals Quarterly Journal, Oct 1938 and Jan 1939; memoranda from General Staff, Shanghai, from the City Government of Shanghai and from W R Connor Green, British Embassy, Tokyo, concerning relations between the Chinese and Japanese, and the role of the British garrison in the protection of Shanghai, 1931-1933; diary, 1932, referring principally to matters affecting British troops in Shanghai; press cuttings, [1932]; anti-Japanese propaganda posters produced by the Shanghai Municipality National Salvation Committee to Resist Japan, [1932]; itinerary of Penney's movements in the Middle East and North Africa, 1941-1943; diary, 1943-1944, including description of Allied Forces HQ, Algiers, and reflections on the differences between US and British signals procedure; official and personal correspondence relating to his service as Director of Intelligence, HQ Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia, [1945].

Penney, Sir William Ronald Campbell, 1896-1964, Knight, Major General

LEAKEY, Maj Gen Arundell Rea (1915-1999)

  • LEAKEY
  • Collection
  • 1963

Papers relating to his life and career, 1915-1991, dated 1963, 1969 and [1991], principally comprising 'Nine lives, a soldier's story', a typescript memoir covering the period 1915-1991, including his service in North Africa and the Western Desert, 1939-1942 and 1943, the Middle East, 1942-1943 and 1954-1956, Normandy, 1944, and France, Belgium and Germany, 1945-1947, and hiswork as Director General of Fighting Vehicles, 1964-1966, and General Officer Commanding, Malta and Libya, 1967-1968, written in [1991].

Leakey, Arundell Rea, 1915-1999, Major General

BRIDE, Maj George Frederic (1912-1987)

  • BRIDE
  • Collection
  • 1912-[1980]

Papers of Major George Frederic Bride, 1912-[1945], comprising a copy of Bride's memoir, photograph album and Ministry of Information publications relating to his World War Two career, serving in Palestine, Sudan and Eritrea; map of Cairo and Suez area (scale 1:250,000, Geographical Section, General Staff, War Office, 1933), and map of Cairo and surrounding area (scale 1: 1,000,000, Geographical Section, General Staff, War Office, 1934).

Bride, George Frederic, 1912-1987, Major

COWLEY, Lt Gen Sir John Guise (1905-1993)

  • COWLEY
  • Collection
  • 1998

Edition of Memoirs of Lieutenant-General Sir John Cowley, 1905-1993, edited by Colin Maitland (Deltastet, London, 1998), chiefly covering Cowley's education at Connaught House and Wellington College, the Quetta earthquake, India, 1935, service in World War Two, 1939-1945, in the Middle East and North West Europe, and service as Controller of Munitions, Ministry of Supply, 1957-1960.

Cowley, Sir John Guise, 1905-1993, Knight, Lieutenant General

DALISON, Gp Capt Charles Beauvoir (1894-1971)

  • DALISON
  • Collection
  • [1914-1939]

Papers relating to his RAF career, [1914-1939], principally comprising log book covering his service in the UK and Middle East, 1929-1939; photographs of aircraft, notably flying boats, [1914-1939].

Dalison, Charles Beauvoir, 1894-1971, Group Captain

BURNETT, Rear Adm Philip Whitworth (1908-1996)

  • BURNETT
  • Collection
  • 1922-1996

Papers of Rear Adm Philip Whitworth Burnett, relating to his life and career, 1922-1996, chiefly photographs, reports and press cuttings relating to Nanking, China, 1927 (where Chinese National Government troops attacked British and American residents: Burnett was a midshipman in HMS EMERALD, which bombarded city); photographs of Shanghai, Karachi and Diyatalawa, 1927; photographs of Abadan, Basra and Kuwait, 1928; photographs and correspondence relating to his service in HMS KELLY, 1939-1940, and to the sinking of HMS KELLY, May 1940; photographs and press cuttings relating to North Atlantic anti-submarine operations, 1943-1945.

Burnett, Philip Whitworth, 1908-1996, Rear Admiral

CLARKE, Lt Col Henry (1909-1998)

  • CLARKE, EH
  • Collection
  • [1970]

Copy of manuscript memoir relating to Clarke's life and career, 1909-1957, especially to his service as a signals officer in the Middle East, Sicily and Italy, 1942-1945.

Clarke, Ernest Henry, 1909-1998, Lieutenant Colonel

BRITISH FOREIGN POLICY DOCUMENTS, 1945-1950

  • MFF13-MFF14
  • Collection
  • 1945-1946

Documents on British Policy Overseas, Series 1, Volume 4, and, Series 2 Volume 2, are microfilmed copies of documents relating to British foreign policy, 1945-1950. Part of a larger collection encompassing British foreign policy, 1945-1955, the microfiche in this collection relate specifically to Anglo-American relations, Dec 1945- Jun 1950. This collection is in two sections. The first includes documents relating to the establishment of an Anglo- American Cold War strategy; the exchange of atomic information and technology between the US and Britain; the use of British mainland and colonial bases by US armed forces; and the allocation of American funds to Britain as part of the European Recovery Program. The second section relates specifically to Anglo-American strategic and defence conferences which took place in London, Jan-Jun 1950. Documents concern the exchange of nuclear technology between the two powers; British and American political and military support to nations wishing to prevent communist insurrection; US involvement in the Middle East; the security of British and American sectors in the Federal Republic of Germany; British and American relations with Western European nations; and the strengthening of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

ARAB-ISRAELI WAR, 1973 - AN EGYPTIAN ACCOUNT, and other documents

  • MISC18
  • Collection
  • 1957-1983

Various texts including printed report of a Royal United Services Institute seminar on defence and the mass media given by AVM Stewart William Blacker Menaul, 13 Oct 1970; official Egyptian publication, 6 October: An Arab War of Liberation (Al Muttahida Arab Co, Cairo, 1973), relating to the Arab-Israeli War, 6 Oct-22 Oct 1973; Nuclear Vulnerability Handbook by Ian Bellany (University of Lancaster, Centre for the Study of Arms Control and International Security, 1981)

HOBBS, Brig Godfrey Pennington (1907-1985)

  • HOBBS, GP
  • Collection
  • 1928-1969

Papers, 1928-1969, of Brig Godfrey Pennington Hobbs, comprising papers, 1928-1950 and undated, relating to his early service and career, including commission into the Northumberland Fusiliers, 1928, and letters of thanks and photographs recording his work in Greece and with Polish troops in the Middle East; papers, 1955-1960 and undated, relating to his service as Military Attache, Athens, Greece, including correspondence with Spiros Markezenis, leader of the Progressive Party, notes on the political and diplomatic situation in Greece, and correspondence relating to the conduct of public relations during the Suez campaign (1956); papers, 1957-1965, relating to his service as Director of Public Relations, Ministry of Defence, including correspondence on his acceptance of the post, retirement from the Army, invitations to functions, appointment of a successor and departure; personal papers, 1956-1969, including correspondence relating to The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Comrades Association, 1959-1965, an edition of New Society , 23 Dec 1965, including an article on Nasser and the Arab world, a letter, 1969, from Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma thanking Hobbs for his comments on a television serial The Life and Times of Lord Mountbatten , and a letter, 1969, from the Rt Hon Julian Amery thanking Hobbs for his appreciation of Amery's articles on the Far Eastern situation.

Hobbs, Godfrey Pennington, 1907-1985, Brigadier

HUMPHREYS, Colin (1925-1992)

  • HUMPHREYS, DC
  • Collection
  • [1915-1918]

Papers of (David) Colin Humphreys. Typescript background details of students on Imperial Defence College course, London, 1970; typescript paper by Humphreys entitled 'The history of British Defence Policy 1975-1985', written whilst a student at the Imperial Defence College, London, 1970; typescript and manuscript notes and texts of lectures by Humphreys and papers relating to various conferences, 1981-1984; typescript North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) confidential paper by Humphreys entitled 'Study on the politico-strategic aspects of maritime nuclear warfare in the NATO area', 1979; typescript copy of 1926 official memorandum entitled 'Organisation of the RAF, 1919-1926'; photograph album compiled by Lt James Cranmer (father of Mrs Humphreys), Royal Regiment of Artillery, Middle East, World War One [1915-1918].

Humphreys, David Colin, 1925-1992, civil servant

MODERN POETRY IN TRANSLATION

  • MPT
  • Collection
  • 1961-2000

Records, 1961-2000, relating to the original and new series of the periodical Modern Poetry in Translation and associated projects. The material pertains to languages including Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Rumanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Yiddish. Publications comprise issues 1-44 of the magazine, 1965-1982, covering poetry from a wide range of sources including countries in Europe, the Middle East, Central and South America, Asia and Russia; MPT Year Book (1983); MPT programme for Poetry International 71 (1971); Poetry World (1986); and an Anthology of Twentieth Century Russian Poetry (1974), edited by Max Hayward and Daniel Weissbort. There are also files of translated poems, undated, from sources including various countries in Europe, Central and South America, and Asia. The bulk of the records comprises correspondence, covering all aspects of MPT 's organisation including discussion with publishers, printers and distributors; decisions on the content of future issues and work by guest editors; correspondence with translators on specific projects and the general theory of translation; and many letters from translators offering their services, demonstrating the wave of enthusiasm of which MPT was part. The first series of correspondence, covering 1961 to 1984, relates to issues 1-6 (1965-1969, when MPT was published by Cape Golliard) and includes files on particular countries and related translators; organisations including the Arts Council and Gulbenkian Foundation; individuals including Ted Hughes and his involvement with MPT ; distribution in Britain and America. The second series, 1966-1984, relates to the independent production of the magazine from 1969 and also to the Year Book (1983), and comprises some files on particular countries and their translators but also more general files covering aspects of production and admininstration over particular periods. The third series, 1964-1984, relates to translation projects in which Daniel Weissbort, editor of MPT , was engaged outside MPT . Subsequent deposits relate largely to the revival of MPT from 1992 and include papers on MPT , 1978-2000, among them translations, correspondence, reviews, biographical information and ephemera; papers relating to Poetry World after its launch in 1986; files relating to new series issues of MPT , comprising correspondence and translations; printed material including issues 1 and 2 of the new series, 1992; and working papers of Professor Norma Rinsler, 1993-1994 and undated, relating to the MPT new series and the Second International Poets Festival in Jerusalem, 1993, and including typescript poems and information on poets.

Modern Poetry in Translation, 1965- , periodical

RAF ILLUSTRATED HISTORIES, WORLD WAR TWO

  • MISC23
  • Collection
  • 1945

Official illustrated edition of RAF Middle East: The Official Story of Air Operations in the Middle East, from February 1942 to January 1943 (His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1945); official illustrated edition of Atlantic Bridge: The Official Account of RAF Transport Command's Ocean Ferry (His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1945)

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