LUND, Lt Gen Sir Otto Marling (1891-1956)

Scope and Content

Notes and papers relating to his military career, 1939-1940, written in [1939-1940] and 1968, principally comprising 'A record of visits to France and Belgium in May and June 1940 as DDMO', dated [1940], written accounts of his work as Deputy Director of Military Operations, 1939, and his role in the British Military Mission to Turkey, May- Jun 1939, dated [1939-1940], and various drafts of these three texts, heavily annotated by Daisy Allenby, wife of 2nd Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and of Felixstowe (then Mrs Daisy Neame), 1939-1940; notes of anecdotes concerning Hitler, written by Lady Allenby in [1939-1940]; correspondence and papers concerning Sir Winston Churchill's 80th Birthday Presentation Fund, 1954, notably an account [by Lady Allenby] of [her] meeting with Churchill and his family on 29 Nov 1954, dated 1954.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1891; educated at Winchester College and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; 2nd Lt, Royal Artillery, 1911; Lt, 1914; served in France and Belgium with Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery, 1914-1918; Capt, 1916; ADC to Gen Sir Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent when Commander-in-Chief, North Russia, 1919, Commander-in-Chief, Aldershot Command, 1919-1920, and Commander-in-Chief, India, 1920-1923; Assistant Military Secretary, Eastern Command, India, 1923-1924; Staff College, Camberley, 1924-1925; General Staff, Aldershot Command, 1926-1927; Bde Maj, 2 Infantry Bde, 1928-1930; Maj, 1929; General Staff Officer Grade 2, Staff College, Camberley, 1931-1934; Col, 1934; Military Assistant to Chief of Imperial General Staff, War Office, 1934-1936; Imperial Defence College, 1936; General Staff Officer Grade 1, War Office, 1937-1937; British Military Mission to Turkey, 1939; Deputy Director of Military Operations, War Office, 1939-1940; Maj Gen, Royal Artillery Home Forces and Maj Gen, 21 Army Group, 1940-1944; Director, Royal Artillery, War Office, 1944-1946; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Anti-Aircraft Command, 1946-1948; retired, 1948; died in 1956.


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Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre in 1978 by Daisy Allenby, wife of 2nd Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and of Felixstowe. Lund was billetted with Lady Allenby (then Mrs Daisy Neame) during the early part of World War Two.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at, and detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Alternative Form Available

Churchill Archive Centre holds a xerox copy of 'A record of visits to France and Belgium in May and Jun 1940 as DDMO' (Ref: MISC 24).

Separated Material

Royal Artillery Institution holds a manuscript notebook of 'Essays on religion and related subjects' (Ref: MD 1544). The Lund family retains diaries relating to his service in Northern Russia and the North West Frontier, India, as well as a collection of photographs (see volume 2 of Chris Cook's Sources in British political history, 1900-1951 (Macmillan, London, 1975-1985)).

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.

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