"Correspondence arising out of our protest against certain statements in the Alexander 'Memoirs'"

Scope and Content

Folder containing papers respecting the controversy caused by Alexander's Memoirs and C.E. Lucas Phillips's El Alamein; correspondence between O'Gowan, Louis C.P. Smith and Co. (O'Gowan's solicitors), Correlli Barnett, Professor Michael Howard (Department of War Studies, University of London), John Connell Robertson, Ulick O'Connor, Basil Liddell Hart, Reginald Dorman-Smith, John North, Field-Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis's solicitors, Lieutenant General Sir Francis Tuker, Denis Johnston, Major-General Sir Francis de Guingaud, Cassell and Company Ltd, C.E. Lucas Phillips, Field-Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck and Thompson Allied Newspapers Ltd; negatives of Alexander's official despatch from the London Gazette, 5 Feb 1948, and of Operation Instruction no.134 (22 Jul 1942); cutting of one of Alexander's Sunday Times articles; copy of a letter to General Archibald Wavell regarding Dorman-Smith's appointment at the Staff School at Simla, 17 Sep 1940 (marked Secret); correspondence from Basil Liddell Hart regarding the possible deposit of O'Gowan's papers at the University of London.

Mostly typed; some handwritten.