Collection RUSSELL, DO - RUSSELL, Don (fl 1927-1970)

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RUSSELL, Don (fl 1927-1970)


  • 1957-1970 (Creation)
  • 1927-1943 (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Twenty seven letters from Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart to Russell, 1927-1943, mostly relating to books and articles by Liddell Hart, with four typescript articles by Liddell Hart, 'The problem of quickening manoeuvre', Dec 1942; 'Arms for the attack', Dec 1942; 'Where are our airborne troops?', Jan 1943; and 'Is our soldiership carrying too much top hamper?', Feb 1943. Also two typescript copies of 'Historical note on the defence plan that foiled Rommel's invasion of Egypt in 1942 - by the officer who designed it (E E Dorman Smith)', Apr 1943, with newspaper cuttings, 1943, 1957-1970, and edition of Picture Post, 15 May 1943.

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator

(fl 1927-1970)

Biographical history

Worked as a journalist for The Chicago Evening Post, 1927; editor of The Chicago Daily News [1928-1948]; worked for The Chicago Tribune, 1948; Second Assistant editor, The American Peoples Encyclopedia, 1953.Publications: The lives and legends of Buffalo Bill (University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, 1960).

Custodial history

Collected by Don Russell and given to Dan J Lapinski, who presented the items to the Centre in 1998.

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

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Related materials

The papers of Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart include correspondence with Russell, 1927-1953 (Ref: LH 1/616), a review by Russell of Liddell Hart's book The ghost of Napoleon (Faber and Faber, London, 1933) entitled 'Liddell Hart castigates absolute war', from The Chicago Daily News, Jul 1935 (Ref: LH 9/12/8), and an article by Russell from Facts entitled 'Bradley A Fiske-father of the flying torpedo' [1960].

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Compiled Aug 1999

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


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