BRIDGEMAN, Maj Gen Robert Clive, 2nd Viscount Bridgeman (1896-1982)

Scope and Content

Papers including maps, relating to operations of British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium, 1940-1941; Staff College study of Italian campaign, 1915; papers including those by Maj Gen G M Lindsay relating to armoured support for 7 Infantry Brigade, 1933-1934; appendix, including maps of Britain annotated for exercises including SPARTAN, 1943; correspondence dated 1977-1978 with Martin Alexander of St Antony's College, Oxford including Franco-British military relations, 1939-1940; notes of conversation in 1975 with Dr A W J Houghton relating to the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1896; educated at Eton; 2nd Lt, the Rifle Brigade, 1914; served in France, World War One, 1915-1918; Lt, 1916; Private Secretary to his father when Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Labour, 1918; Capt, 1921; Brevet Maj, 1932; Brigade Maj, 7 Infantry Brigade, 1932-1934; Brevet Lt Col, 1935; General Staff Officer Grade 2, War Office, 1935-1937; retired pay, 1937; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Deputy Director, Home Guard and acting Maj Gen, 1941; Director General, Home Guard and Territorial Army, 1941-1944; Col and temporary Maj Gen, 1942; Deputy Adjutant General, 1944-1945; President of West Midland Territorial Army and Volunteer Reserve Association, 1968-1969; died in 1982.


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Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre in 1965 and in 1978 by Bridgeman.

Other Finding Aids

Detailed catalogue available on-line at and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Separated Material

The papers of Maj Gen George Mackintosh Lindsay are held as part of the papers of Capt Sir Basil Liddell Hart within the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives.

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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