LANGLANDS, Brig Eric Wilfrid (1897-1995)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Copies of papers relating to his service in the Indian Army, 1918-1947, dated [1957-1977], 1984, [1985], 1988, principally comprising typescript notes for a talk on the Pakistani-Afghan border, 1957; a typescript account of his service with the Gurkha Rifles, North West Frontier, India, 1921-1923, written in [1957-1977]; 'A Gurkha in Rajputana', a typescript account of his service in the Indian Army, 1930-1935, written in [1977]; 'Last days of the Raj', a typescript account of his experiences in India in 1947, written in [1985]; 'Mutiny in the Himalaya', a typescript text concerning the attempted mutiny of the state army of Chamba, India in 1926, [1926].

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1897; 2nd Lt, North Staffordshire Regt, 1916; Lt, Indian Army, 1918; Capt, 1919; General Staff Officer Grade 3, India, 1924-1927; General Staff Officer Grade 2, India, 1927-1928; Maj, 1933; Lt Col, 1939; died in 1995.

Arrangement

1 file

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1996.

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.

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