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, Maj Gen Percival Napier (1901-1982)
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- Dates of Creation1953-1955, 1957
- Language of MaterialEnglish
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Born in 1901; educated at Cathedral School, Worcester and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; 2nd Lt, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regt), 1921; Lt, 1923; Adjutant, Territorial Army, 1928-1932; Capt, 1936; Maj, 1938; Bde Maj, 1938-1940; served in France, 1939-1940, and Middle East, 1941-1945; Lt Col, 1941; Col, 1946; Col, Sherwood Foresters, 1947-1958; Chief of Staff, Northern Command, 1951-1953; Assistant Chief of Staff (Organisation and Training), SHAPE, 1953-1955; Commandant, Joint Services Staff College, 1956-1958; retired, 1958; Controller, Army Benevolent Fund, 1960-1971; died in 1982.
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Presented to the Centre by Maj Gen P G Brooking, General Officer Commanding Berlin (British Section) in 1985.
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