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ELLIOTT, Col Geoffrey Grahame (1909-1981)

  • Collection
  • [1944-1953]

Papers relating to his military career, 1944-1952, dated [1944-1953], [1960-1980], comprising account of advance of 2 Bn, Essex Regt through Northern France and Belgium, June-Oct 1944, notably covering the attack on Le Havre, 10 Sep 1944, written in [1945], with appendix dated [1960-1980]; account of withdrawal of 2 Infantry Bde from Belgium and Northern France, May 1940,culminating in their evacuation from Dunkirk on 1 Jun 1940, written in [1944-1945]; notes on the allotment and loading of vehicles, Operation OVERLORD, June 1944; map of German defences at Le Havre, issued by [the War Office], 1944; map showing position of 51 and 49 Div to the north of Le Havre, 7 Jun 1944, issued by the War Office, 1947; two accounts of the work of 1 Bn, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt, in Malaya, 1952, written in [1953].

Elliott, Geoffrey Grahame, 1909-1981, Colonel

ELLWOOD, Capt Michael Oliver Dundas, RN (1894-1984)

  • Collection
  • 1955

Bound copy of typescript memoir entitled 'Rejoining the Navy', giving a brief summary of his life and career, 1933-1955, and a detailed account of his role as Staff Officer (Trade) to the Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Atlantic Area during Exercise LIFELINE, a NATO exercise in naval control of shipping, 1955.

Ellwood, Michael Oliver Dundas, 1894-1984, Captain RN

ESKELL, Maj Gen Stanley Louis Mowbray (1918-2000)

  • Collection
  • 1942

Papers of Maj Gen Stanley Eskell, 1942, comprising papers relating to the composition of war establishments of the Australian Army, Apr 1942, including a summary of ranks, distribution of personnel, allotment of transport, weapons and ammunition, and organisational notes for headquarters units, cavalry, armoured units, artillery, engineers, signals, infantry, supply and transport, medical, ordnance and provost companies.

Eskell, Stanley Louis Mowbray, 1918-2000, Major General


  • MISC10
  • Collection
  • 1920-1921

Photocopies of typescripts and manuscripts relating to the conversion of the Essex Yeomanry, Territorial Army, to Armoured Car Companies, 1920-1921, including copy of typescript memorandum from the Maj Gen Sir Charles Harington Harington, Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff, to Lt Col Francis Henry Douglas Charlton Whitmore, Military Member, Territorial Army Association, relating to the conversion of all Yeomanry regiments to armoured car companies and the training of personnel in the Territorial Army, 4 Feb 1920

FERNYHOUGH, Brig Alan Henry (1904-1981)

  • Collection
  • 1940

Papers relating to his service in the BEF during 1940, dated 1940 and 1980, notably including a text comprising a description of his role as Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, General HQ, BEF, France, 1940, written in 1980, an account of his work relating to ammunitions supply, May 1940, including an expedition to Dunkirk to unload an ammunitions ship, written in Jun 1940,an account of a reconnaissance expedition to assess the area around La Rochelle and La Pallice as a possible site for a new base for UK forces, Jun 1940, written in 1980, and a conclusion giving Fernyhough's views on the success of the Dunkirk evacuations, May-Jun 1940, written in 1980.

Fernyhough, Alan Henry, 1904-1981, Brigadier

FERNBANK, Wg Cdr Edmund Pius Mary (1911-1985)

  • Collection
  • 1938-1944

Copies of papers relating to his life and career, 1938-1945, dated 1938-1944, 1971, comprising two flying log books, Jan 1938-Jun 1944; letter to Martin Middlebrook concerning Fernbank's RAF service during World War Two, with particular reference to his involvement in radar intelligence, written in 1971.

Fernbank, Edmund Pius Mary, 1911-1985, Wing Commander

FIELDING-MOULD, Lt Col Reginald Horace (1898-1987)

  • Collection
  • 1917-1945

Material relating to military career of Lt Col Col Reginald Horace Fielding-Mould, 1917-1945, comprising audio cassette recordings of his reminiscences about his service in France and Belgium, 1918, Turkey, 1922-1923, Hong Kong, 1930, India, 1935, 1942-1945, including 5th Afghan War, 1935, and France, 1940, including the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, May-Jun 1940, and his experiences in the Territorial Army, 1936-1940, ND; four photographs relating to Chanak Crisis, 1922; two manuscript obituaries of Fielding-Mould, written by Henry Thoresby, Fielding-Mould's nephew, for [regimental and school magazines], 1987.

Mould, Reginald Horace Fielding-, 1898-1987, Lieutenant Colonel

FITZGERALD-LOMBARD, Col James Cotter Roger (1905-1981)

  • Collection
  • [1920-1935]

Copies of article entitled 'Installation of an automatic electric lighting set in an army barracks', Fort Dunree, 1933, with covering letter from Lt Col P H Kealy, Secretary of the Institution of Royal Engineers, 1934; part of text on the training of officers of the Royal Engineers in peacetime, written in [1920-1935]. 'The 'Leader' project - engineer resources', an article on a project (subsequently abandoned) for the establishment of an Ordnance and Engineer depot at Mackinnon Road, near Mombasa, Kenya, in 1947-1949, written in Oct 1949 and reprinted from The Royal Engineers Journal.

Lombard, James Cotter Roger Fitzgerald-, 1905-1981, Colonel

MONTGOMERY, FM SIR BERNARD: printed speeches, June and Sep 1944

  • MISC63
  • Collection
  • 1944

Copy of official printed message by Gen Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander in Chief, 21 Army Group, to British troops relating to the establishment of an Allied bridgehead in France, 10 Jun 1944; copy of official message by FM Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, Commander in Chief, 21 Army Group, to British troops relating to the liberation of Belgium and France, 17 Sep 1944

HAIG, FM Douglas: copy diaries, 1914-1919

  • MF856-MF865
  • Collection
  • 1914-1919

Microfilmed copies of the manuscript diaries of FM Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, 1914-1919, and letters to his wife Dorothy Vivian Haig, Aug 1914-Mar 1919. Included in the papers are passages relating to the formation and composition of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), under the command of FM Sir John Denton Pinkstone French, July 1914; Haig's reaction, as General Officer Commanding 1 Army, British Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders (BEF), to the British retreat following the First Battle of Ypres, Dec 1914; plans for the British offensive at Loos, Jul-Sep 1915; correspondence with FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, relating to the French's command of the Artois-Loos Offensive, Sep 1915; correspondence with Gen Sir William (Robert) Robertson, Chief of General Staff, relating to the proposed increase of British fighting forces in France, Oct 1915; the dismissal of French and the succession of Haig as Commander-in-Chief, British Armies in France, Dec 1915; Haig's recommendations for Lt Gen Sir Henry Seymour Rawlinson as his successor as General Officer Commanding 1 Army, Dec 1915; correspondence with Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan, relating to Haig's appointment to Commander-in-Chief, British Armies in France, Dec 1915; orders from Kitchener to Haig concerning proposed Allied offensives in France and liaison with French Gen Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre, Jan 1916; letter from Robertson, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, to Haig relating to possible British offensives in the Balkans, Iraq and Germany, Jan 1916; discussions with Gen Sir Herbert Charles Onslow Plumer, General Officer Commanding 2 Army, British Armies in France, relating to possible British offensives at Ypres, Jan 1916; the German offensive at Verdun and the resultant requests by the French General Staff for a British relief offensive from Ypres to Armentières, Feb 1916; alleged incompetence within 2 Canadian Div command, Apr 1916; discussions with Robertson, Maj Gen Sir Launcelot Edward Kiggell, Chief of General Staff to British Armies in France, and Brig Gen Richard Harte Keatinge Butler, Deputy Chief of General Staff to the British Armies in France, relating to the proposed offensive at the Somme (Jul-Nov 1916), May 1916; Haig's instructions to Rawlinson, General Officer Commanding 4 Army, British Armies in France, regarding the proposed limited infantry attack on the Somme, Jun 1916; Haig's reaction to British Cabinet criticism of British casualty figures during the Somme offensive, Jul 1916; analysis of German casualty figures during the Somme offensive, Nov 1916; Haig's reaction to replacement of Rt Hon Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of Great Britain and First Lord of the Treasury, with Rt Hon David Lloyd George, 1916; Haig's reaction to replacement of Joffre as Commander-in-Chief of the French Armies with French Gen Robert Georges Nivelle, 1916; Haig's promotion to FM, 1917; supplies and manpower required for proposed British and French combined Nivelle offensive, 1917; Haig's reaction to German withdrawal to defensive positions along the Hindenburg Line, 1917; Haig's reaction to Calais Conference proceedings, in which combined British and French command council is proposed, 1917; Haig and Robertson' s veto of Gen Sir Henry Hughes Wilson as proposed British Chief of Staff liaison to Nivelle's Headquarters; the re-organisation of the Allied command structure as a result of the Calais Agreement, 1917; the failed French offensive at Aisne, Apr 1917; plans for the Passchendaele Campaign (Jul-Nov 1917) and the choice of General Hubert (de la Poer) Gough's 5 Army as the main British assaulting force, 1917; Haig's fears of a French civil and military collapse, 1917; conference with Gen John Joseph Pershing, Commander-in-Chief American Expeditionary Forces in Europe, Jul 1917; severe criticism levelled at Haig concerning his command of the Passchendaele Campaign, Jul-Nov 1917; Haig's reaction to the establishment of the Inter-Allied War Supreme War Council at Versailles, France, and the posting of Wilson as its British representative, 1918; Robertson's replacement as Chief of the Imperial General Staff by Wilson, 1918; the shortage of British military reserves in France, 1918; the failure of the German 'spring offensives' at Arras, France, Lys, Belgium, and Aisne, France, Mar-May 1918; straining relations between Haig and FM Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France and Generalissimo of the Allied Forces, France, 1918; the Battle of Amiens, Aug 1918; the terms of the armistice, Nov 1918; perceptions of the Paris Peace Conference and the resultant Treaty of Versailles, 1919.

Haig, Douglas, 1914-1919, 1st Earl Haig, Field Marshal

FOWKE, Villiers Loftus Philip (1887-1940)

  • Collection
  • 1876-1940

Papers, 1894-1927, of Villiers Loftus Philip Fowke relating chiefly to his career as diplomatic consul in the Far East, including: identity papers; his letter of appointment as Vice-Consul to Seoul, South Korea on 14 January 1926; photographs of Fowke in diplomatic uniform; album of photographs of countries Fowke visited as part of his diplomatic career in the Far East, including Ceylon [Sri Lanka], Japan, Seoul and China, 1913-1919, chronicling the indigenous populations and sights of each country, events Fowke attended and families he stayed with as part of his role as diplomatic consul; a panoramic photograph of Seoul, Korea, 1927; a bound album containing prints of various aspects of Japanese culture and traditions;  a printed booklet of captioned photographs showing a Japanese-run institute for Korean deaf blind children (in Japanese, with manuscript English annotations), with explanatory note, 'Views of Corea [sic] under Japanese management, Seoul, 1921'.  Also personal family papers, including school reports for VLP Fowke 1894-96; papers and letters relating to the Loftus family, Fowke's mother's family; family photos and a manuscript draft of the Fowke family history.  Correspondence and diary entries, 1876–1886, of Hilda Loftus, Fowke's mother; letters from VLP Fowke to his father, Villiers de Saussure Fowke, 1897–1917; letters to VLP Fowke from his father Villiers de Saussure Fowke 1899–1920; letters from Edith Mary Gladys Fowke (wife of VLP Fowke) to VLP Fowke 1919–1927.

Fowke, Villiers Loftus Philip, 1887-1940, diplomat

FREEMAN, Capt John A D (fl 1941-1995)

  • Collection
  • [1990]

Typescript notes on the re-occupation of the Netherlands East Indies by allied forces in 1945-1946, including background information about the Japanese occupation, 1942-1945, and an account of events in Semerang, Java, 1945-1946, dated [1990]. The notes are based partly on Freeman's service with 5 Indian Div in Java, 1945-1946, but mainly on research carried out at the Imperial War Museum.

Freeman, John A D, fl 1941-1995, Army Captain

FRYER, Lt Col Charles Ronald (fl 1890-1944)

  • Collection
  • 1918

Papers relating to his military career, 1918, 1939-1945, dated 1918, [1944]-1945, comprising typescript copy ofdespatch from Col St Aubyn concerning the award of the MC to Fryer, 1918; letter from Wg Cdr G C O'Donnell to Sir Hereward Wake,14th Bt, providing a summary of Fryer's career, 1942-1944, for The King's Royal Rifle Corps Regimental Journal, written in 1945; text,possibly draft of obituary, giving details of Fryer's career, 1939-1944, written in [1944].

Fryer, Charles Ronald, fl 1890-1944, Lieutenant Colonel

FURNESS-GIBBON, Lt Col David Norman (1939-2006)

  • Collection
  • 1987-2006

Papers of Lt Col David Norman Furness-Gibbon, 1987-2006, including: photocopy of citation for award covering period March-November 1980 as officer commanding 321 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps; information cards detailing how to check a vehicle for explosives, procedure if explosives are discovered and codes and radio procedures; photographs, 1988-1989, showing bomb disposal teams at work in Northern Ireland, bomb disposal equipment, the aftermath of explosions, and group photograph of squadron; group photograph of delegates at the International Conference on Terrorist Devices, Camberley, Surrey, 1988; the 'Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Terrorist Devices and Methods', Washington DC, 22-26 June 1987; article 'Bomb Squad Belfast' by Chris Ryder, Sunday Telegraph , 2 April 1989; 'RAOC Ammunition Technical News' Number 13, September 1991, brochure '50 Years of Central Ordnance Depot Bicester and Bicester Garrison 1942-1992', May 1992. Also copy of book A Special Kind of Courage: 321 EOD Squadron - Battling the Bombers by Chris Ryder (London, 2006).

Furness-Gibbon, David Norman, 1940-2006, Lt Col


  • MISC50
  • Collection
  • 1943

German phrase book issued by the US War Department, 1943, for US military personnel lost or taken prisoner behind the front lines during World War Two


  • MISC57
  • Collection
  • 1977

Typescript proof copy of article'German Military Mapping: An Exploratory Survey' by Andrew F Tatham, Map Curator, King's College London, for The Cartographic Journal, 1977. Also, typescript draft of same article, in which the author reviews the range and extent of German military mapping, largely of World War Two, and the role of the cartographer in supplying information during conflicts


  • MISC31
  • Collection
  • 1937

Typescript chart, in German, detailing the organisation and function of the different levels of the German National Socialist Democratic Workers' (Nazi) party, 1937


  • MISC3
  • Collection
  • 1918

Manuscript copy of German Machine Gun Order, 1918, which instructed Germany Army personnel in how and when to use machine gun fire against enemy infantry, tanks, and aircraft

GLENNY, Alfreda (1884-1973)

  • Collection
  • 1915

Correspondence and papers of Alfreda Glenny, 1884-1973, including; typescript draft of memoirs covering the periods 21 Jan 1915 to 18 Jul 1915, and 6 Aug 1915-17 Nov 1915, relating to her journey to Montenegro and work with the Montenegro Red Cross; typescript draft of memoirs titled ‘The Retreat’, covering the period 20 Nov 1915- 27 Dec 1915 relating to her evacuation from Montenegro; typescript report titled, ‘Report on the British Red Cross Society’s Hospital in Montenegro’ by Dr F G Clemow, head of the unit; typescript memoirs covering the period 15 Mar 1920 to 16 Aug 1920, and Sep 1920 to Dec 1920 focussing on her return to Montenegro, subsequent departure and time spent in Rome, Italy and Shkodër (also known as Scutari), Albania; typescript draft of memoir titled, ‘Return Visits to Montenegro in 1964 and 1965’; excerpts from textbooks about Montenegro and Yugoslavia; manuscript and typescript letters from Alfreda Glenny to Ian James, 16 Jan 1965-22 Jun 1966 on the subject of her draft memoirs; typescript correspondence between Dame Beryl Oliver of the Red Cross Society and Ian James, Dec 1965, regarding the Red Cross’s role in providing aid for Turkish and Greek refugees in 1922-1923 and Alfreda Glenny; descriptions of photographs of Montenegro probably taken during the 1964 and 1965 trip (photographs not held in the archive); typed lists of publishers and literary agents; postcards from France, Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia.

Glenny, Alfreda, 1884-1973,

GOLDSCHMIDT, Lt Col Kenneth Philip Parlane (1916-1994)

  • Collection
  • [1951-1952]

Copies of papers relating to his military career, dated [1951-1952] and 1994, notably including obituary from [regimental magazine], 1994, and newspaper cutting relating to his service in Korea, [1951-1952]

Goldschmidt, Kenneth Philip Parlane, 1916-1994, Lieutenant Colonel

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