Collection MAZE - MAZE, Paul Lucien (1887-1979)

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MAZE, Paul Lucien (1887-1979)


  • 1914-1975 (Creation)

Level of description



2 files

Scope and content

Copies of papers collected or created by Maze, 1914-1975, principally comprising correspondence with his World War One colleagues, 1918-1972, mainly relating to the second Battle of the Somme, 21 Mar-5 Apr 1918, and including letters from Gen Sir Hubert (de la Poer) Gough, 1918-1919, 1935, 1939, 1951, 1954-1956, 1963, Lt Gen Sir (Arthur) Edward Grasett, 1965, 1970, and LtGen Sir Frederick Ivor Maxse, 1919; photographs of Maze, 1914-[1918] and Gough, 1915; correspondence with Rt Hon Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill concerning the Home Guard, 1943; photographs of ACM Sir Arthur Travers Harris, 1944; two typescript lists ofGerman towns attacked by British bombers, 1945.

System of arrangement

2 files

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1887; served in World War One, 1914-1918, unofficially with Royal Scots Greys, later with French Army on reconnaissance work; served in World War Two, 1939-1945, in Home Guard and as personal Staff Officer to ACM Sir Arthur Travers Harris; appointed by Bomber Commander to help investigate the effects of British bombing raids on German towns, 1945; retired from Army, 1945; established international reputation as painter; died in 1979. Publications: A Frenchman in khaki (William Heinemann, London and Toronto, 1934)

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1980.

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

Script of material

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Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Compiled Jun 1997

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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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