The Last Battle: British Forces – OHIO University Libraries

Box 52

  • Folder 24
    • Correspondence in response to ads (13 items: 13p.), Interview schedules (2 items: Ts, 2p.).
  • Folder 25
    • Newspaper articles (11 items: 16 p.).
  • Folder 26
    • Newspaper articles, British entry into Berlin (10 items: xerox, 13p.).

2nd Army

  • Folder 27
    • Strength statistics (Ts, 1p.).
    • Outline Order of Battle, Mar 30, 1945 (xerox, 1p.).
    • North, John, NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45 (pp. 220-249, xerox).
  • Folder 28
    • Guingand, Sir Francis, Address (Ts, 1p.).
  • Folder 29
    • Dempsey, Gen Sir Miles, Letter to Chapman, TLS, Nov 20, 1962 (1p.),
    • Letter to Ryan, TLS, Dec 31, 1962 (1p.),
    • Dempsey, AN ACCOUNT OF THE OPERATIONS OF SECOND ARMY IN EUROPE 1944-45, v.3 (pp. 315-455, xerox).

Box 53

  • Folder 1
    • Glyn-Hughes, Brig Gen, Account, Jan 15, 1947 (Ts, 5p.),
    • Letter to Chapman, TLS, Nov 21, 1962 (1p.),
    • Photographs, ca. 1945 (4 items, 1 with negative), Postcard, ca. 1950 (1 item).

8th Corps.

  • Folder 2
    • THE RIVER RHINE TO THE BALTIC SEA (8th Corps history) (pp. 3-74, complete, xerox).
    • TAURUS PURSUANT, A HISTORY OF THE 11TH ARMOURED DIVISION (pp. 8-118, xerox).
    • THE 12TH YORKSHIRE PARACHUTE BATTALION IN GERMANY, 24TH MARCH – 16TH MAY, 1945 (pp. 7-28, narrative complete, xerox).
    • Forbes, Patrick, 6TH GUARDS TANK BRIGADE – THE STORY OF GUARDSMEN IN CHURCHILL TANKS (pp. 153-190, xerox).
    • HISTORY OF THE 11TH ARMOURED DIVISION (Ts, 1p.).
    • Hart, Liddell, HISTORY OF THE TANK REGIMENT (Ts, 1p.).
  • Folder 3
    • Barker, Lt Gen E., Diary, Dec 31, 1944 – June 2, 1945 (Ts, 9p.; c.2 photostat, 5p.),Note to Isaacs, ANS, Sept 27, 1962 (1p.).
  • Folder 4
    • Mitford, Brig Gen E.C., Letter to Ryan, TLS, Nov 8, 1962 (4p.).

5th Infantry Division.

  • Folder 5
    • Finnie, Sgt John, Questionnaire (holo, 3p.).
  • Folder 6
    • Haley, Pvt Albert, Questionnaire (holo, 4p.).
  • Folder 7
    • Mainwarning, Pvt John C., Questionnaire (holo, 3p.).
  • Folder 8
    • Porteous, Rifleman John R.M., Questionnaire (holo,3p.).
  • Folder 9
    • Roberts, Pvt Kenneth, Questionnaire (holo, 5p.).

6th Airbourne Division.

  • Folder 10
    • Binning, Capt John S., Questionnaire (holo, 4p.).
  • Folder 11
    • Bols, Maj Gen E.L. Interview (Ts, 2p.).
  • Folder 12
    • Chandler, Sapper Charles F., Questionnaire (holo, 4p.).
  • Folder 13
    • Davies, Pvt Graham, Questionnaire (holo, 5p.), Letter to editor, ALS, Oct 12, 1962 (3p.).
  • Folder 14
    • Davison, Capt Wilfred, Questionnaire (holo,3p.).
  • Folder 15
    • Hensman, Lt Michael G., Questionnaire (holo, 3p.), Letter to editor, ALS, Sept 17, 1962 (6p.; Ts version, 2p.).
  • Folder 16
    • Hughes, Pvt Thomas R., Questionnaire (holo, 3p., Ts, 4p.).
  • Folder 17
    • McWhinnie, Sgt Hugh, Questionnaire (holo, 5p.).
  • Folder 18
    • Moore, Pvt Walter, Questionnare (holo, 3p.).
  • Folder 19
    • Rabone, Lt Joseph P., Questionnaire (holo, 3p.).
  • Folder 20
    • Rogers, Maj Philip G., Interview (Ts, 7p.).
  • Folder 21
    • Rycroft, Cpl Robert A., Questionnaire (holo, 3p.), Interview (Ts, 3p.).
  • Folder 22
    • Shearer, Capt John L., Questionnaire (Ts, 3p.).
  • Folder 23
    • Urquhart, Cpl John, Questionnaire (holo, 3p.),Letter to editor, ALS, Sept 30, 1962 (3p.).

12th Corps.

  • Folder 24
    • Lyne, Maj Gen L.O., A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 7TH ARMORED DIVISION JUNE 43 – JULY 45 (pp. 124-171, xerox).
    • Martin, H.G., HISTORY OF THE 15TH SCOTTISH DIVISION 1939-45 (pp. 305-343, xerox).
    • Blake, George, MOUNTAIN AND FLOOD – THE HISTORY OF THE 52ND (LOWLAND) DIVISION (1939-46) (pp. 159-226, xerox).
    • Carves, R.M.P., THE HISTORY OF THE 4TH ARMORED BRIGADE 1939-45 (pp. 36-46, xerox).
  • Folder 25
    • Barber, Maj Gen C.M., Letter to Ryan, TLS, Nov 14, 1962 (2p.).
  • Folder 26
    • Rosdol, Capt C., Letter to Chapman, TL copy, Nov 20, 1964 (1p.),
    • Newspaper article (1p.),
    • Negatives, 1945 (2 items).
  • Folder 27
    • Ward, Driver Leonard M., Questionnaire (holo, 3p.).

7th Armoured Division.

  • Folder 28
    • Barnes, Lt Frank, Interview (together with Lt Robert Davey) (Ts, 50p.), Newspaper article (xerox, 2p.).
  • Folder 29
    • Cole, SGM Eric, Interviews (2 items: Ts, 35p.).
  • Folder 30
    • Davey, Lt Robert C.J., Questionnaire (holo, 4p.), Account (Ts photostat, 9p.).
  • Folder 31
    • Hennell, SGM Charles, Questionnaire (Ts, 3p.).
  • Folder 32
    • Lyne, Maj Gen Louis O., Interview (Ts, 8p.),
    • Letter to Isaacs, TLS, Aug, 14, 1962 (1p.),
    • Letter Isaacs to Ryan, TLS, Nov 13, 1963 (1p.)
    • with Letter Isaacs to R.W. Mason, TL xerox, Sept 13, 1963 (2p.)
    • with Notes from R.W. Mason, British Foreign Office, concerning E.A.C. and the surrender documents (xerox, 13p.),
    • Lyne, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 7TH ARMOURED DIVISION JUNE 43 – JULY 45, ch. 10-12 (xerox, 75p.).
  • Folder 33
    • Murray, Pvt Robert, Questionnaire (holo,3p.).
  • Folder 34
    • Rymer, Pvt James, Questionnaire (holo, 3p.).
  • Folder 35
    • Spurling, Brig Gen J.M.K., Interview (Ts, 9p.; c.2 carbon, 9p.),
    • Excerpts from diary, July 6-7, 1945 (Ts, 3p.),
    • Excerpts from album, May 1-7, 1945 (Ts, 4p.),
    • Photographs, 1945 (3 items with negatives),
    • Press cuttings (Ts, 2p.),
    • Notes from university lecture (Ts, 12p.),
      • Dunlop, J.K., “The Capitulation of Hamburg, 3rd May 1945” (xerox, 17p.).
      • 1/5th Bn The Queen’s Royal Regiment, The Advance across Germany from the Rhine to the Elbe 27 March-4 May 1945″ (xerox,9p.).
      • 7th Armed Div Intelligence Summary #307, May 7, 1945 (xerox, 4p.).

Box 54

  • Folder 1
    • Suster, Ilya, Interview (Ts, 30p.).
  • Folder 2
    • Thwaite, Sapper Alan, Questionnaire (holo, 3p.).
  • Folder 3
    • Towell, Cpl Albert C., Questionnaire (holo, 3p.),
    • Account (xerox, 15p.),
    • Letter to editor, ALS, Oct 1, 1962 (3p.).

30th Corps.

  • Folder 4
    • Gill, Ronald and John Graves, CLUB ROUTE IN EUROPE (pp. 153- 189, xerox).
    • THE 43RD WESSEX DIVISION AT WAR 1944-45 (pp. 232-271, xerox).
    • Salmond, J.B., THE HISTORY OF THE 51TH HIGHLAND DIVISION 1939-1945 (pp. 213-260, xerox).
    • Verney, Maj Gen G.H., THE GUARDS ARMOURED DIVISION – A SHORT HISTORY (pp. 126-157, xerox).
  • Folder 5
    • Friston, Leslie W., Questionnaire (holo, 3p.).

Royal Air Force.

    • Folder 6
      • Letter L.A. Jacketts to Isaacs, TL copy, Oct 4, 1962 (2p.).
      • Newspaper articles on bombing (Ts, 2p., xerox, 2p.).
      • Information concerning last bombing raid (Ts, 2p.).
      • Hazelhoff, Erik, MOSQUITOS STING AT NIGHT (xerox, 17p.; complete).
    • Folder 7
      • Back, FO Philip, Questionnaire (holo, 2p.),
      • Interview (Ts, 17p.).
    • Folder 8
      • Broom, Wing Cdr Ivor G., Questionnaire (holo, 2p.),
      • Letter to Chapman, ALS, June 15, 1963 (3p.; Ts version, carbon, 1p.).
    • Folder 9
      • Foster, FSgt Joseph, Questionnaire (holo, 3p.)

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  • Folder 10
    • Galbraith, FLt Alexander R., Questionnaire(holo, 3p.).
  • Folder 11
    • Gallienne, Sqd Ldr, Interview notes (Ts,2p.).
  • Folder 12
    • Jinks, FLt William J., Questionnaire (holo, 3p.), Letter to Chapman, TLS, Nov 7, 1962 (2p.).
  • Folder 13
    • Jones, Gilbert P., Questionnaire (holo, 2p.), Letter to Chapman, ALS, July 14, 1963 (5p.).
  • Folder 14
    • Mack, WO Kenneth C., Interview (Ts, 12p.), News release (Ts, 1p.).
  • Folder 15
    • Perrin, R.D., Letter to Ryan, ALS, July 12, 1963 (3p.; Ts version, 2p.).
  • Folder 16
    • Rodley, Wing Cdr Ernest E., Questionnaire (holo, 2p.).
  • Folder 17
    • Ross, FLt Donald, Questionnaire (holo, 4p.).
  • Folder 18
    • Ward, Tom, Telephone interview (Ts, 2p.), Letter to Chapman, TL copy, June 25, 1963 (2p.), News releases (2 items: Ts, 2p.).

Prisoner of War Camps.

  • Folder 19
    • Reports of visits by Red Cross officials for Feb 8, 12-16, Mar 6, 22, 1945 to Luckenwaldes (xerox, 32p.)
    • British local news reports, Luckenwalde, Apr 25 – May 9, 1945 (xerox, 64p.).
    • Reports and documents on Luckenwalde, May, 1945 (xerox, 56p.).
    • Radio messages between SHAEF and Stalag 111A (Luckenwalde), Apr 21 – May 1, 1945 (xerox, 4p.).
    • Letter Lee to Ryan, TL carbon, Dec 20, 1062 (1p.; c.2 xerox, 1p.)
    • with Report of Maj Gordon K. Smith on Luckenwalde (Ts carbon, 2p.; c.2 xerox, 1p.).
    • Newspaper article (photograph, 1p.).
    • William Joyce trial transcript excerpts (Ts,1p., xerox, 2p.).
    • Photographs, 1945 (12 items with negatives).
  • Folder 20
    • American Prisioners of War in Germany”, Military Intelligence Service report, July 15, 1945 (xerox, 6p.).
    • Map of Germany with POW camps, American Red Cross, Dec 31, 1944 (xerox, 1p.).
  • Folder 21
    • Aherne, Cpl John, Interview (Ts, 24p.).
  • Folder 22
    • Bennett, WO Harold E.I., Interview (Ts, 22p.),
    • Letter to editors, TLS, Mar 1, 1963 (2p.; c.2 Ts, 2p.).
  • Folder 23
    • Boothe, Sgt Edwin, Interview (Ts, 9p.; c.2-6 carbon, 9p.).
  • Folder 24
    • Bowden, WO Kenneth, Interview (Ts, 5p.).
  • Folder 25
    • Chapman, Edward, Interview (Ts, 15p.), Interview synopsis (Ts, 5p.).
  • Folder 26
    • Chown, Clement M., Interview (Ts, 20p.),
    • Letter to Chapman, TL copy, Mar 21, 1963 (3p.),
    • Roster of POWs (Ts, 1p.),
    • Telephone interview with Dixie Deans (Ts, 1p.),
    • Newspaper article (Ts, 2p.).
  • Folder 27
    • Collins, Rev John B., Interview (Ts, 13p.),
    • Telephone interview (Ts, 1p.),
    • Photograph, 1945 (1 item),
    • POW ID documents (xerox, 5p.),
    • Letter Jacques de Baralle to Collins, July 3, 1945 (holo xerox, 2p.),
    • Tomb plan for Luckenwalde, June 25, 1945 (xerox, 1p.).
  • Folder 28
    • Cox, Guardsman Frederick C., Interview (Ts, 5p.).
  • Folder 29
    • Craig, Sq Ldr G.D., Interview (Ts, 3p.),
    • Diary, Jan 27 – Apr 14, 1945 (holo xerox, 8p.).

Box 55

  • Folder 1
    • Day, Gp Capt H.M.A., Interview (Ts, 4p.),
    • Interview synopsis (Ts, 1p.).
  • Folder 2
    • Deans, WO J.A.G. “Dixie”, Interview (Ts, 34p.),
    • Notes on interview (Ts, 7p.),
    • Notes on Deans and Mogg (Ts, 3p.),
    • Photographs, ca, 1945 (2 items),
    • Maps (3 items),
    • List of dead and wounded from Apr 19-20,1945, air attack (xerox, 2p., photostat, 2p.),
    • Letter, May 1, 1945 (holo xerox, 1p.),
    • POW documents (xerox, 8p.),
    • Letter to Chapman to Ryan, TLS, Aug 20, 1964 (2p.).
  • Folder 3
    • Heape, John, Account, 1947 (Ts, 10p.),
    • Route of POW march (Ts, 1p.),
    • Photographs, 1945 (2 items).
  • Folder 4
    • Kimber, F1 Sgt Peter C., Interview (Ts, 2p.),
    • Roster of POWs (Ts, 1p.),
    • Ration list (Ts, 1p.),
    • Map (xerox, 1p.),
    • Diary, Feb – May, 1945 (xerox, 1p.),
    • Drawing (xerox, 1p.).
  • Folder 5
    • Mann, A., Interview (Ts, 30p.).
  • Folder 6
    • Mogg, Ronald, Interview (Ts, 30p.),
    • Photographs, ca. 1945 (10 items with negatives).
  • Folder 7
    • Mower, Edwin A., Interview (Ts, 13p.),
    • Account (Ts, 13p.),
    • Comparison of POW camps (Ts, 4p.),
    • Newspaper article (1p.),
    • Account of POW march (xerox, 4p.).
  • Folder 8
    • Murtagh, Gunner, Interview (Ts, 5p.).
  • Folder 9
    • Newman, Trooper John, Interview (Ts, 9p.).
  • Folder 10
    • Park, Dr T.M., Account (xerox, 2p.),
    • Telephone interview (Ts, 1p.),
    • Photograph, ca. 1945 (1 item),
    • Letter Chapman to Ryan, TLS, Feb 3, 1964 (1p.)
    • with Letter Park to Chapman, ALS, Jan 30, 1964 (2p.; Ts version, 1p.).
  • Folder 11
    • Sweeney, Sgt Michael F., Interview (Ts, 21p.),
    • Account (holo, 5p.),
    • Account (holo, 3p.; Ts version, 2p.),
    • Account, 1945 (Ts, 3p.),
    • Account, 1945 (holo, 30p.; Ts version, 5p.),
    • Account, 1945 (holo, 2p.),
    • Photograph, ca. 1945 (1 item),
    • Letter to Ryan, ALS, Oct 21, 1962 (8p.).
  • Folder 12
    • Wilson, Geoffrey K., Interview (Ts, 15p.),
    • Wallis, Rick, “The Brodge” (xerox, 9p.; 2 copies).