"Correspondence with Larry Solon and others, including articles for 'Outspan' (South Africa)"

Scope and Content

Folder containing letters respecting campaigns of 1942, and Irish politics; correspondence relating to O'Gowan's personal memories, including details of many aspects of his personal life, his reflections on military command and his plans to write memoirs, with assistance from Larry Solon, for publication in the Sunday Express and Outspan; letters to the Daily Express about memoirs; correspondence with Today about a series of articles on 'The truth about El Alamein'; personal views of Australians in the Middle East, and of nuclear strategy and indiscriminate warfare; papers relating to an article by O'Gowan, 'The Springbok troops were mishandled', Outspan 18 Feb 1955, pp.14-16; article by Denis Johnson based on his Desert War diary.

Some material is duplicated, but has been retained because of differences in the handwritten annotations.