Catalogue description General Sir Michael West GCB DSO

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Title: General Sir Michael West GCB DSO

Papers relating mainly to his command of the 1st Commonwealth Division in the Korean War, 1952 - 1953, comprising: series of GOC Personal Memoranda and related ts material (95pp); ms/ts drafts of various talks and addresses by West (41pp); ts transcript of a televised press conference held in January 1954 (15pp) and extracts from the international press from the period 1953 - 1954 concerning the Commonwealth Division in Korea, together with related correspondence (including letters to West from Eisenhower and Montgomery); and material relating to a talk given by West to the Honourable Artillery Company in 1966 as part of the Allanbrooke Memorial Lectures series (circa 70pp).

Date: 1952-1954, 1966
Related material:

See IWM Photograph Archive, Ref DPH 599

Held by: Imperial War Museum Department of Documents, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

West, Sir, Michael, 1906-1978, Knight, General

Physical condition: Original Documents
Access conditions:


  • Montgomery, Bernard Law, 1887-1976, 1st Viscount Montgomery, Field Marshal
  • Korea
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Army personnel
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