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JH/WAR/1 - [Diaries 1939-1944]

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Level of description
[Diaries 1939-1944]
Quantity & Format
44 items
Scope and content
23 MS bound notebooks and a quantity of unbound MS pages representing JH’s journals kept during the years 1940-1944 [part 1, being the original text for the period 31.8.1939 to 25.2.1940 is absent, believed to be still in JH’s possession]; list entitled ‘Journals Kept in Time of War’; typescript transcriptions of JH’s journals, 1939-1944; photocopy of a typescript by JH entitled ‘The Fifth Scots Guards Skiing Battalion. An interlude in the phoney war 7 February 1940 – 18 March 1940, as seen from the ranks of X Company’ [based on JH’s journal for this period]; 11 miscellaneous loose items, including typescript dinner menu for the Officers’ Mess, Glasserton House (undated), and typescript of an irreverent pastiche of an extract from the Winch Drill for the Balloon Barrage; MS notebook on gunnery; envelope labelled ‘Note on Finland’s Role in World War II’ containing photocopy of MS notes by JH.
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