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NUCLEAR AGE, THE: television documentary series

  • NUCLEAR AGE
  • Collection
  • 1948

The Nuclear Age archive consists of typescript transmission scripts, interview transcripts and videotapes concerning the development of nuclear technology and strategy from 1938 to 1989. It includes twelve typescript transmission scripts and VHS (Vertical Helix Scan) videotapes for episodes 1-12, Jan-Mar 1989, and 267 typescript transcripts of interviews with 195 individuals, prominent in the political, diplomatic, scientific and military aspects of the development and deployment of nuclear technology, from the USA, USSR, UK, Federal Republic of Germany, Israel, Japan, India, Pakistan and the People's Republic of China, 1938-1989, notably including Professor Georgiy Arkadevich Arbatov, Soviet Academy of Sciences, 1974-[1989]; Professor Hans Albrecht Bethe, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, 1937-1975; Dr Norris Edwin Bradbury, Director, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, New Mexico, USA, 1945-1970; Dr Harold Brown, Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, California, USA, 1960-1961; Zbigniew (Kasimierz) Brzezinski, US National Security Advisor, 1977-1981; James Earl 'Jimmy' Carter, US President, 1977-1981; Rt Hon Denis Winston Healey, Secretary of State for Defence, 1964-1970; Rt Hon Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine, Secretary of State for Defence, 1983-1986; Dr Henry (Alfred) Kissinger, US Secretary of State, 1973-1977; Andrei Afanasevich Kokoshin, First Deputy Minister of Defence, Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic (RSFSR), 1992-1997; Robert Strange McNamara, US Secretary of Defense, 1961-1968; Professor Philip Morrison, Physicist, Metallurgy Laboratory, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1943-1944; Paul Henry Nitze, Head of the US INF (Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces) negotiations, 1981-1984; Rt Hon Sir John (William Frederic) Nott, Secretary of State for Defence, 1981-1983; Professor Sir Rudolf (Ernst) Peierls, Professor of Mathematics and Physics, University of Bern, Switzerland, 1937-1963; Professor Isidor Isaac Rabi, Professor of Physics, Columbia University, New York, USA, 1937-1967; Lt Gen Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Prime Minister, 1974-1977; Professor Joseph Rotblat, Director of Research in Nuclear Physics, University of Liverpool, 1945-1949; (David) Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State, 1961-1969; James Rodney Schlesinger, US Secretary of Defense, 1973-1975; Helmut (Heinrich Waldemar) Schmidt, Chancellor, Federal Republic of Germany, 1974-1982; Professor Edward Teller, Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, USA, 1960-1975; Cyrus Roberts Vance, US Secretary of State, 1977-1980; Professor Evgeny Pavlovich Velikhov, Soviet Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy, 1961-1984, and Professor of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, 1973-1986; Caspar Willard Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense, 1981-1987; Professor Victor Frederick Weisskopf, Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 1946-1960; Professor Freiherr Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Head of Department, Max Planck Institute for Physics, Göttingen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1946-1957; Rt Hon George Kenneth Hotson Younger, Secretary of State for Defence, 1986-1989; Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, Chief Science Adviser to the Secretary of State for Defence, 1960-1966, and Chief Science Adviser to HM Government, 1964-1971.

Central Independent Television and WGBH Boston.

TOMLINSON, Herbert (1845-1931)

  • C/PP4
  • Collection
  • 1881-1889

The papers of Herbert Tomlinson, [1895-1904], comprise a printed volume of lectures delivered to the Royal Society by Tomlinson between 1881 and 1889, mainly concerning the effects of strain in materials and on viscosity.

Tomlinson, Herbert, 1845-1931, physicist

VON MANSTEIN, FM Erich (1887-1973)

  • VON MANSTEIN
  • Collection
  • 1949

Papers relating to the proceedings of the trial of von Manstein for war crimes by a British Military Court, Curio House, Hamburg, Germany, Aug-Dec 1949, including typescript 'Index of the proceedings upon the trial of Fritz Erich von Lewinski, called von Manstein', 1949; typescript index of the summing-up by Judge Advocate Hon Charles Arthur Collingwood, Dec 1949; typescript charge sheet listing the seventeen charges of war crimes against von Manstein, amended as served, 14 Jul 1949; typescript opening speech for the prosecution by Sir Arthur Strettell Comyns-Carr, KC, 24 Aug 1949; typescript proceedings for the sixty one days of von Manstein's trial for war crimes (two days proceedings excluded as they were held in camera), 23 Aug-16 Dec 1949; twelve bound indexed volumes of typescript documents referred to by counsel and used as evidence in von Manstein's trial, 1949; typescript bound transcript of Commission Hearing, Landsberg Prison, Landsberg, Germany, by Special Commissioner Lt Col W St John C Tayleur, Barrister at Law, Office of the Deputy Judge Advocate General, Headquarters BAOR (British Army of the Rhine), appointed by Lt Gen Sir Charles Keightley, Commander-in-Chief, BAOR (British Army of the Rhine), to take evidence on commission relating to von Manstein, 10 Jan 1949; forty four printed maps relating to Wehrmacht operations on the Eastern Front against the USSR, Jun 1941-Mar 1944; typescript 'Synopsis of the retreat of the German Army (Army Group South) from southern Russia with regard to operations of Field Marshal von Manstein', with copies of fourteen printed maps relating to the Eastern Front, USSR, 1941-1944; typescript copy of letter from B Acht, Polish Military Mission, Berlin, Germany, to Lt Gen Sir Frank (Ernest Wallace) Simpson, President of the Court, relating to his withdrawal as Polish official observer to von Manstein's trial due to his perception of the defence counsel's positive portrayal of von Manstein's character, Nov 1949; typescript copies of papers relating to evidence taken and presented at the trial, 1949; four copies of sketches of the court and of von Manstein in court, 1949; article by Cyril Bentham Falls, Chichele Professor of the History of War, Oxford, entitled 'The trial of Field Marshal von Manstein' from The Illustrated London News, 13 Aug 1949; newspaper cuttings relating to the trial, 1949; obituary for von Manstein from The Times, 13 Jun 1973.

British Military Court, Hamburg, Germany, Jul-Dec 1949

VERNEY, Maj Peter Vivian (b 1930)

  • VERNEY, PV
  • Collection
  • [1974-1980]

Manuscript and typescript research notes and copies of papers used by Maj Peter Vivian Verney as research material Anzio 1944, an unexpected fury (Batsford, London, 1978) [1974-1978]. Papers relating to a proposed book by Verney, known as BROM (the initials of the battles of Blenheim, 13 Aug 1704, Ramillies, 23 May 1706, Oudenarde, 11 Jul 1708, and Malplaquet, 11 Sep 1709), including manuscript and typescript research notes [1974-1978]; typescript draft manuscript of BROM [1976]; manuscript notes relating to Anglo-Dutch operations at Cádiz, Aug-Sep 1702, War of the Spanish Succession, 1701-1714 [1976]. Bound typescript manuscript of an unpublished book by Verney entitled 'The gaiety and the glory: the Irishman at war', with manuscript and typescript research notes [1978-1980].

Verney, Peter Vivian, b 1930, Major

TURNER, Sir George Wilfred (1896-1974) and BROWN, V Adm Sir Harold (1878-1968)

  • TURNER & BROWN
  • Collection
  • 1914-1960

Mainly official publications and printed reports, memoranda on rearmament and supply before and during World War Two, with some photographs and personal papers, 1938-1953; notably including typescript copy of reminiscences by Brown with press cuttings and notes relating to the Ministry of Supply and other correspondence, 1938-1960; detailed diary by Turner, 1940; private papers by Turner on his domestic life, accounts, diary summaries, some correspondence and photographs, 1914-[1946]; files containing mainly typescript memoranda, correspondence and statistics relating to the Committee of Imperial Defence, War Office and Ministry of Supply, predominantly concerning rearmament and Second World War production, including progress reports on production and preparations for war, with printed reports on tanks and anti-tank guns, 1936-1943; minutes of a Committee of Imperial Defence sub-committee meeting on the supply of war material to Portugal, 1938; typescript review of air defence, including statistics of anti-aircraft guns, factory planning, civil defence, 1939-1940; file on munitions supply preparations incorporating some minutes of the Informal Army Council on munitions, 1937-1939; papers of the Industrial Capacity Committee including on US supplies to the UK in time of war, 1941; typescript briefing papers prepared for ministers for Commons' speeches, 1942; file of typescript retrospective analyses of war production contracts, 1948; printed reports and official publications on armed forces structure and expenditure, production and ordnance factories, national expenditure, post-World War One reconstruction, Ministry of Supply on inspection regimes, Whitley Councils 1917-1955, notably including 'Investigation of the Heavy Crossbow installations in Northern France', 2 vols, (1945), Ministry of Supply booklet entitled 'Progress in scientific research' (1947),'Statistics relating to the war effort of the United Kingdom' (HMSO, 1944), 'War-time tank production' (London, 1946), 'Review of Defects Disclosed by the Czechosolvak Crisis', 1938, report of a committee chaired by Sir Percy Mills on the organisation of the Royal Ordnance Factories, Apr 1951; 'Central planning and control in war and peace' by Sir Oliver Franks (1947), 'Interdenominational Advisory Committee on Army Chaplains Services', 1953,'Contracts and Finance Copy No. 2', Jun 1948; additional papers on a Royal Institute of Public Affairs Group Research Project on Changes in the Structure of Executive Government, 1956, and Report by Sir Keith Hancock on the Official History of the War: Civil Series, 1957.

Brown, Sir Harold, 1878-1968, Knight, Engineer Vice Admiral

GATES, Professor Reginald Ruggles (1882-1962)

  • K/PP65
  • Collection
  • 1896-1969

Papers of Reginald Ruggles Gates, 1896-1969, including diaries and research notebooks, papers relating to Botanical Biology ; Gates' research files; photographs; appointment diaries; correspondence; papers relating to professional memberships and conference material; press cuttings and published articles on his research interests. Including diaries and research notebooks, 1906-1962. Papers relating to Botanical Biology , an unpublished work by Gates, including manuscript notes, statistics, photographs and plant seeds. Research files, including draft papers by Gates such as notes from publications, articles, lecture transcripts, lecture notes, chapters of books, book reviews and others. Also photographs, articles, tables of data on physical characteristics of various peoples, graphs and charts, press cuttings and correspondence, on a variety of subjects including botany, oenothera , ethnic groups, race, genetics, biology, anthropology and Gates' anthropological studies in Australia, Canada, Cuba, India, Japan, Mexico, New Guinea, Okinawa, South Africa and Taiwan. Photographs from Gates' travels to Algeria, the Amazon river, Andamanese Islands, Australia, California, Canada, Canadian Arctic, Cuba, England, Gibraltar, Italy, India, Japan, Kenya, Morocco, New Guinea, Russia, Sicily, South Africa, South Rhodesia, Spain, Swedish Lapland and Tunisia; photographs of plant life, particularly oenothera ; lecture slides; photographs used for publication in various books and articles by Gates; photographs of human and ape skulls and skeletons, photographs of people suffering from genetic diseases and personal photographs. Appointment diaries, 1921-1962. Personal and professional correspondence, including personal financial papers, 1903-1962. Papers relating to professional memberships and conference material, 1922-1962; press cuttings collected by Gates, 1915-1962 and printed material collected by Gates and his widow, 1928-1966, on subjects relating to his research including oenothera , botany, race, blood groups, physical anthropology, human biology, genetics, prehistoric man and population.

Gates, Reginald Ruggles, 1882-1962, anthropologist, biologist, botanist and geneticist

WACE, Very Reverend Henry (1836-1924)

  • K/PP21
  • Collection
  • 1874-1894

Bound volume of printed documents, mainly relating to King's College London, some annotated by Wace, and including, Return made by the Council in compliance with a request received December 1893, from the Education Department ; Instructions to advise and opinion of counsel , 1893; Report of the Committee on grants to University Colleges in Great Britain, 1892; Fifth report of the Royal Commission on Scientific Instruction and the Advancement of Science, 1874; Gresham University Commission, The report of the Commissioners appointed to consider the draft charter for the proposed Gresham University in London, 1894, and Answers to the objections raised against the charter of the Gresham University ; Draft charter of the Gresham University, 1893; Corrections of mistakes in evidence affecting University College .

Wace, Henry, 1836-1924, Very Reverend, Principal of King's College London

PERSONNEL: King's College London staff records

  • KA/FP
  • Collection
  • 1900-1999 (ongoing)

Records comprise three series of King's College staff files: Academic and academic related staff files, 1900-1999 (KA/FPA), (predominantly from 1920, with few surviving before this date); Manual and Technical staff files, 1903, 1932-1995 (KA/FPT); Clerical and Secretarial staff files, 1920-1998 (KA/FPC). Academic staff includes professors, lecturers, research staff and academic related staff such as senior administration officers and professional staff such as archivists and librarians. From 1985 the Manual and Technical staff files include porters, catering and kitchen staff, laboratory and research technicians, cleaners, receptionists, telephonists, house keepers, drivers/chauffeurs, service engineers, electricians, carpenters and security attendants. Clerical and Secretarial files from 1984 include secretaries, secretarial assistants, library assistants, assistant accountants, administrative assistants, nursery assistants, post-graduate records assistants, payroll assistants, cashiers, computer programmers and operators, information officers and surveyors. Files include correspondence and papers relating to terms and conditions of appointments, contracts, salaries, sick leave, pensions, expenses, resignations, applications and references. The earliest part of the series for academic staff is incomplete.

For the majority of the twentieth century, and up until the 1985 merger between King's, Chelsea and Queen Elizabeth Colleges, responsibility for the creation and maintaining of staff records was divided according to the status and seniority of the person concerned between the Principal, the College Secretary, the Senior Assistant Secretary and the Bursar. In 1985 the personnel functions of all three colleges were integrated in a single department which took responsibility for staff of the other colleges and reported to the College Secretary. In the late 1990s reporting lines of the department have been varied but the personnel function has remained integrated. Dispersed series of staff files for King's College were integrated on their receipt into three main, chronologically arranged series reflecting academic and academically related, clerical and clerically related, and manual and technical staff.

King's College London College Secretary, 1828-

WELLS, Maurice Kingsley (b 1921)

  • K/PP46
  • Collection
  • 1993

An account of college life as a geology student evacuated to Bristol in 1943, entitled 'Fifty years ago', written as one of a series for the magazine of the Local United Reformed Church, Oct 1993; an accompanying letter dated 18 March 1994, from Wells to the Archivist at King's College London, describing the circumstances of the evacuation.

Wells, Maurice Kingsley, b 1921

NUTRITION AND DIETETICS: King's College London Nutritional Survey project records

  • KDNS/NUT
  • Collection
  • 1956-1999

King's College London Nutritional Survey papers comprise completed questionnaires, survey participants' assessment reports, audio interviews, data tables, log books and printed pamphlets, 1956-1999. These notably consist of papers relating to:

the National Nutritional Survey of primary school children, expectant mothers and pre-school children, including personal files for participants in Croydon, Newcastle upon Tyne, Bristol, Sheffield and Birmingham, with computer-generated tables and histograms, 1970-1971;

Medical Research Council Dunn Nutrition Unit Family Food survey of families' nutritional history, including food logbooks and diaries, 1977-1980;

questionnaires, coding books and user guides associated with the National Food Survey, the continuous survey of United Kingdom households measuring food consumption and expenditure, 1982-1991;

user guides, instructions to interviewers and data forms connected with the Family Expenditure Survey established by the Department of Employment and later run by the Office for National Statistics to collect statistics required to calculate the Retail Price Index, 1990-1996;

Department of Social Security Family Resources Survey used in setting national expenditure targets, including annual reports and related documentation, 1993-1995;

papers relating to a Department of Nutrition and Dietetics survey of pupils' diets at three London schools: Hornsey School for Girls, Acland Burghley School and Ravenscroft School, including Iron Knowledge Questionnaires on the perceived contribution of iron to the diet, food diaries and consent forms, 1994-1998;

Department of Nutrition study conducted at King's College Hospital of the relationship between calcium intake, physical activity and bone density in post-menopausal women, including participants' files containing biochemistry reports, diagnostic bone assessments, food consumption charts, exercise trial results and medical history screening questionnaires, 1991-1993;

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Low Income Projects Database, assessing the diets of low income families, practical cooking trials and proposals for improvements to diet, with questionnaires, interview audiocassettes, statistical printouts and related literature, 1998;

completed questionnaires relating to the training of nutrition professionals, mainly drawing upon the responses of State Registered Dieticians, [1988];

completed food intake diaries for a dietary survey of residents of Norfolk, [1993-1994];

completed questionnaires determining socio-economics, anthropometrics, dentition and nutrition for recruits to a Department of Nutrition research project on childhood, [1986-1990];

completed questionnaires for an Imperial Cancer Research Fund survey into the effects of physical activity, 1989;

Department of Health and Social Security food composition tables comprising statistics showing the calorific value of various foods, 1969-1973;

printed information pamphlets on baby food, 1956-1973;

various printed reports on the role in the diet of saccharin and mineral supplements, and of sodium in hypertension, 1967-1985.

King's College London Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1985-

WRIGGLESWORTH, John M (1941-2005)

  • C/PP5
  • Collection
  • 1963-1985

Papers of John M Wrigglesworth, 1963-1985, comprise records reflecting his role at Chelsea College, as Chair of the Association of University Teachers (AUT) and reflect his commitment to the College and biochemistry. The collection notably includes material regarding the threat of College closure (it eventually merged with King's College in 1985), including a copy of the petition by members of Chelsea College acting through the AUT, regarding six resolutions affecting the future structure and activities of the College, [1982]; the answer of the College to the petition of some of its members concerning the discontinuance of certain academic departments, [1982]; typewritten results of a College assembly regarding the proposed closure of the Liberal Education Department, 1982; correspondence between Laurie Sapper of the AUT and Norman M Waldron of the Chemistry Department of Chelsea College, regarding a petition concerning redundancy.

The collection also includes minutes of the Senate, October 1981-February 1982; Chelsea College of Science and Technology , 1963, a history of the College and its departments and a typewritten list of research degrees awarded in Biochemistry at Chelsea College, arranged by year of award. Also including two black and white photographs of groups of people, one inscribed 'Some aspects of modern biochemistry!!', the reverse of the photograph reads 'Swinburne, Stevens, Prenton, Howalt and David Peg', the second 'Stevenson, Martin, Jean, Spencer, Mrs Beard, Miss Young from Lyn Fitschen'.

Wrigglesworth, John M, 1941-2005, lecturer

REGISTRY: Chelsea College student records

  • CAR/FP
  • Collection
  • [1968]-1989

Chelsea College Registry undergraduate and postgraduate student files, 1979-1989 (Ref: CAR/FP), student record cards, [1968-1977] (Ref: CAR/FPC). File information varies, but typically contains some correspondence, an application form giving name, department, date of birth, address, year of entry, nationality, course title, previous education, student number, photograph, names of referees and source of finance. Some also contain transcript information giving course codes and marks, others include a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) file, or a withdrawal form, if applicable. Information contained on record cards typically includes name, date of birth, nationality, parents' occupation, matrimonial status, USR number, date of entry, field of study, permanent address, qualification sought, department, session, results, tutor, scholarships, qualification obtained, previous education and a photograph. Registry student information also includes University registrations, 1903-1936, 1946-1971 (Ref: CAR/RE).

Chelsea College Registry, 1972-1985

WORT, Brig George (1912-1984)

  • WORT
  • Collection
  • 1942-1946

1st Battalion, The Malay Regiment', particulars of British and Malay personnel, 1942-1945, compiled by Wort while in Changi POW camp, 1942-1945, with additional information added in 1946, and including an account of the role of 1 Bn in the Battle of Singapore, 9-15 Feb 1942, written by Lt Col J P G Andre, Officer Commanding, dated 1942. Copy photograph of Wort, 1958.

Wort, George, 1912-1984, Brigadier

WORDSWORTH, Rt Rev John (1843-1911)

  • K/PP123
  • Collection
  • 1881-1911

Papers of John Wordsworth, 1881-1911, comprising manuscript texts of 395 sermons delivered at King's College London and elsewhere, 1881-1904, each annotated with dates and places of delivery; letters to the Reverend Henry Julian White concerning Wordsworth, copies of Wordsworth's obituaries, 1911; manuscript notebook, possibly by Wordsworth, concerning doctrinal themes, largely relating to the training and work of the clergy.

Wordsworth, John, 1843-1911, Bishop of Salisbury

YOUNG, Lt Col Geoffrey Douglas Pulford

  • YOUNG, GDP
  • Collection
  • 1900-1967

Publications collected by Lt Col Geoffrey Young, including: Regulations for Conducting the Duties of the Treasury Chests Abroad, 1st April 1900 (HMSO, 1900); text of 'Proclamation by the GOC in Chief (Lt Gen Sir William Raine Marshall) in Mesopotamia to the people of Iraq on the occasion of the successful conclusion of hostilities against the Turkish Armies', 2 Nov 1918; Joan, A War Horse: In Memoriam, November 1918 , by Maj F N Lund, RE; The Royal Army Pay Corps, an abridged history , 1953; The Prince Consort's Library: Aldershot, 1860-1960 , selection of essays celebrating the centenary of the Army Library Service military specialist library, Aldershot, 1960; History of 1(BR) Corps, 1909-1967 , 1967; extract from Chronicle of the Jagerkaserne Eichstatt, 1933-1952 , by Helmut Reis, translated by C Byass, relating to prisoner of war camp Oflag V11B, 1939-1945, nd.

Young, Geoffrey Douglas Pulford, 1920-1997, Lieutenant Colonel

WRETHAM, Kenneth Edward (b 1925)

  • WRETHAM
  • Collection
  • 1943-1945

Copies of official photographs of HMS RAJAH, 1944-1945, including details of anti-aircraft guns; aircraft on board (some crashed onto deck); aircraft being unloaded by crane; Suez Canal; wardroom and ratings messdeck, Christmas 1944; boxing and hockey on deck. Also copy of a certificate of service for 1943-1946; wireless history sheet, 1943-1945.

Wretham, Kenneth Edward, b 1925, telegraph operator

WEST, Lance Corporal Victor (1919-2002)

  • WEST
  • Collection
  • 1941-1999

Wartime diaries, typescript correspondence, memoirs and poetry by Victor West, concerning the campaign in Greece, Crete and as a prisoner of war during World War Two, with recent poetry, 1941-1999; notably including a bound typescript memoir, 'The loss of Creforce Reserve: "The side show"', written 1981, including list of officers and other ranks of 9 Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps, killed in Greece and Crete, 1941, and a copy article, 'The Rangers in Greece and Crete: a story of devotion and toil', printed 1941 in the house magazine of the Gas Light & Coke Ltd; 3 volume bound typescript memoir, 'Wash me in the water: a personal account of the first Greek campaign, 1941. The battle for Crete, including the story of the loss of Creforce Reserve', written 1983; bound typescript 1941 personal war diary, a transcription of West's original diary; bound typescript copy letters to West from a Spanish fellow POW, Sgt Basilio Marin, 1944-1945 and photocopy typescript and manuscript notes (untitled) on the Crete campaign, 1941; bound typescript 'We from Crete: Pep talks in Stalag 383', written 1982, relating to life in a POW camp (first and second drafts); bound typescript, 'Escape involuntary (we couldn't help it)', recounting West's escape from a POW camp, Germany, Apr 1945; Victor West, The horses of Falaise: poems on the experiences of a fighting soldier in World War II (Salamandar Imprint, London, 1975), bound photocopy; Victor West, Part 2 orders: WWII poems (Salamandar Imprint, London, 1999), bound photocopy; notes on West's career and on the history of 1 Rangers, King's Royal Rifle Corps; copy correspondence and illustrations relating to a painting by West presented to Winston Churchill, 1955.

West, Victor, 1919-2002, Lance Corporal

VICKERS, Col Sir Geoffrey (1894-1982)

  • VICKERS, CG
  • Collection
  • 1915-1940

Copies of papers relating to Col Sir (Charles) Geoffrey Vickers and of his brother 2nd Lt William Burnell Vickers, 184 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, killed in action, Western Front, 21 Jun 1917, including seven manuscript letters and four typescript copies of letters from William Burnell Vickers to his parents and to his brother, Jan 1916-Jun 1917, with two typescript copies of letters of sympathy from Regimental officers, Jun 1917; typescript extracts from William Burnell Vickers' diary relating to service on the Western Front, Nov 1915-Feb 1916 and Jul 1916. Three copies of photograph of (Charles) Geoffrey Vickers [1915]; sixty letters by Lt (Charles) Geoffrey Vickers, to his mother, father and brother, Western Front, Feb 1915-Feb 1917, including letters from hospital after being wounded in action, Battle of Loos, Oct 1915, and typescript copy of letter from Lt Col Arthur William Brewill, Commanding Officer, 1/7 (Robin Hood) Bn, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regt), Territorial Force, informing Vickers' father that Vickers had been recommended for the VC, 24 Oct 1915; nine letters by Vickers to his parents, France, Apr 1918-Jan 1919. Typescript copy of narrative diary detailing Geoffrey Charles Vickers' service on the Western Front, Feb-Oct 1915. Copy of printed report entitled 'Report by Colonel C G Vickers, VC, on his Mission to the British communities in certain American countries and in Portugal', including information relating to Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Cuba and Portugal, 16 Dec 1940.

Vickers, Sir Charles Geoffrey, 1894-1982, Knight, Colonel

TURNER CAIN, Maj Gen George Robert (1912-1996)

  • TURNER CAIN
  • Collection
  • 1944-1946

Typescript memoir, written in 1992, as Commanding Officer, 1 Bn, Herefordshire Regt, 11 Armoured Div, 21 Army Group, North West Europe, 1944-1945, entitled '1st Bn The Herefordshire Regiment route and battles from the Normandy bridgehead to the R Elbe in Germany, June 1944 to April 1945, including route maps and CO's pocket maps for specific incidents', with seven printed maps of France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, annotated with routes taken and unit dispositions. Papers relating to Turner Cain's tenure as Chief Instructor, Tactical Wing, School of Infantry, British Army of the Rhine, Sennelager, Germany, 1946-1947, including typescript training notes on exercises, tactics of armoured forces and river crossing techniques, with manuscript explanatory notes written by Turner Cain in 1992.

Cain, George Robert Turner, 1912-1996, Major General

WHITE, Maj Gen Percival Napier (1901-1982)

  • WHITE, PN
  • Collection
  • 1953-1955

Papers relating to his work at SHAPE, 1953-1955, dated 1953-1955 and 1957, comprising 'Some brief thoughts on problem of co-ordination of progress in study of the tactical use of the atom bomb', draft text by White, Sep 1953; draft of directive from Supreme Allied Commander Europe to Commanders-in-Chief concerning the future form of land battle in Europe, 1954; typescript notes on 'The philosophy of the future land/air battle' written by White for FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein and of Hindhead, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Jun 1955; unsigned typescript 'Notes for discussion between Marshal Juin and Field Marshal Montgomery' on 24 Aug 1955, relating to the organisation of NATO land forces; 'Memorandum on the economics of Western defence' by Montgomery, dated 1955; 'Organisation for war in modern times', text of lecture to Royal United Service Institution by Montgomery, 12 Oct 1955; texts of Montgomery's final addresses to staff of SHAPE exercises CPX 5 and CPX 7, mainly concerning international organisation for future war, 1955 and 1957.

White, Percival Napier, 1901-1982, Major General

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