"J. Connell Robertson"

Scope and Content

Folder containing correspondence between O'Gowan and John Connell Robertson about the Second World War, especially campaigns in North Africa, 1940-1941, Alexander's Memoirs, the accounts of the war in Encyclopaedia Britannica and the official History of the Second World War, the roles of Churchill, Montgomery, Auchinleck, Wavell and O'Connor (mainly regarding Connell Robertson's publications on Wavell and Auchinleck); pre-war mechanisation of the Army; Commonwealth, African and European politics and strategy 1960-1961; the Curragh Mutiny, 1914; Connell Robertson's response to an article by 'H.S.W.', 'A fashion in soldiers', in the Weekly Post, 24 Dec 1960; correspondence relating to representations made to the Secretary of State for War by Connell Robertson on Dorman-Smith's (O'Gowan's) behalf, 1960.

Typed; some handwritten; newspaper cuttings.