Catalogue description Committee of Imperial Defence, Historical Branch and Cabinet Office, Historical Section: War Histories: Draft Chapters and Narratives, Military

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Reference: CAB 44
Title: Committee of Imperial Defence, Historical Branch and Cabinet Office, Historical Section: War Histories: Draft Chapters and Narratives, Military
Description:

This series consists mainly of 'narratives' of events or 'Blue Books', prepared from primary sources to be used as a framework for writing the military histories. Some of these were prepared by respective Commonwealth Historical Sections and used in the British volumes. There are also some draft chapters of war histories of the First World War.

Most of the papers relate to the First and Second World Wars, although there are also files on German East Africa, 1884-1911, relations between Great Britain, Italy and the Senussi, 1912-1924; the occupation of the Rhineland 1918-1929 and of Constantinople 1918-1923.

Date: 1914-1965
Arrangement:

Most pieces are arranged chronologically within original subject arrangement

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Committee of Imperial Defence, Historical Branch, 1914-1939

Physical description: 429 files and volumes
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Cabinet Office from 1966

Accruals: Series is accruing

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