HEARD, Lt Col John Arthur Edward (1907-1986)

Scope and Content

Papers relating to British produced propaganda for the Indian Army, produced to counter Japanese propaganda aimed to entice Indian Army personnel to desert and fight for the Japanese led Indian National Army, India and Burma, 1943-1945, including correspondence, memoranda, personal papers and propaganda material, 1939-1946. Also, photographs and watercolour paintings of India, provenance unknown, 1901-1903.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1907; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; commissioned into the Corps of Royal Engineers, Dec 1941; service in Indian Army, 1943-1945; Maj, 1944; demobilised [1947]; Chairman and Managing Director, Carrier Engineering Company Limited, 1979; died 1986.


The papers are arranged in sections as outlined above.

Access Information

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1991.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/archives/cats/, and detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Related Material

The papers of Christopher Lawrence Sainty include a summary by Heard relating to the work of Carrier Engineering Company Limited in designing and installing filters for gas protection to British tanks during World War Two, 1939-1945 (Ref: Sainty).

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