German banknotes (n.d.); 2 photographs (1919, n.d.); Typed transcript of the trial of 8 Germans accused of a conspiracy to cause mutiny and sedition among the Allied Forces in occupied Germany, 12 June 1919-2 July 1919 (n.d.); 2 propaganda leaflets, "Why American Soldiers are in Europe" and "Why are you not Demobilized! British Soldiers and Comrades!!!", distributed amongst allied soldiers by the Communist Party of Germany (n.d.); Press cutting from the Cologne Post (n.d.); 5 maps of German regions (n.d.); Operation orders (28 April 1919).
James Willett collection
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- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection GO 15
- Dates of Creation1919
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 file; typescript, photographs, maps, a press cutting, and printed material Includes banknotes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
James Cecil Hubert Willett, Captain, 51st Bedfordshire Regiment, joined the 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment, in Sep. 1914 and served on the Western Front, reaching the rank of 2nd Lieutenant before transferring to the 51st Bedfordshire Regiment in 1919 and serving in occupied Germany until 1920. He was awarded the MC (Military Cross) and Bar and the Croix de Guerre.
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The papers were placed in the Collection by J. C. H. Willett in 1977.
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German catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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