AIM25 : Click here to go back to the AIM25 homepage
Archives in London and the M25 area

AMERY, (Harold) Julian, Baron Amery of Lustleigh (1919-1996)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Amery
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at ›
Full title: AMERY, (Harold) Julian, Baron Amery of Lustleigh (1919-1996)
Date(s): Created 1954-1957, 1965-1966
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01 metres cubed
Name of creator(s): Amery | Harold Julian | 1919-1996 | Baron Amery of Lustleigh


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in 1919; educated at Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford; war correspondent in Spanish Civil War, 1938-1939; Attaché, HM Legation, Belgrade, and on special missions in Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania and Middle East, 1939-1940; Sgt, RAF, 1940-1941; commissioned and transferred to Army, 1941; served in Egypt, Palestine and the Adriatic, 1941-1942; liaison officer to Albanian resistance movement, 1944; served on staff of Lt Gen Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, special military representative with Gen Chiang Kai-shek, 1945; contested Preston in Conservative interest, Jul 1945; Conservative MP for Preston North, 1950-1966, and Brighton Pavilion, 1969-1992; delegate to Consultative Assembly of Council of Europe, 1950-1953 and 1956; member of Round Table Conference on Malta, 1955; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Financial Secretary, War Office, 1957-1958; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Colonial Office, 1958-1960; Secretary of State for Air, 1960-1962; Minister of Aviation, 1962-1964; Minister of Public Building and Works, 1970; Minister for Housing and Construction, Department of the Environment, 1970-1972; Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1972-1974; died 1997. Publications: Sons of the eagle (Macmillan and Co, London, 1948); vols 4, 5 and 6 of James Louis Garvin's The life of Joseph Chamberlain (Macmillan and Co, London, 1932-1969); Approach march: a venture in autobiography (Hutchinson, London, 1973); died 3 Sep 1996.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence with Capt Basil Liddell Hart, 1954-1957, notably relating to Liddell Hart's papers for the Army League on army manpower requirements and divisional organisation. Papers relating to the Army League, 1955, 1965-1966, principally comprising draft and final copies of 'British defence policy in South East Asia', a report produced and published by the Army League, 1965; 'The Reserve Army and national security' by Maj Gen Robert Burrell Frederick Kingslake Goldsmith, published by the Army League, 1966; 'The Army in the nuclear age: report of the Army League Sub-Committee', published by the Army League, 1955.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as above.

Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

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.

Finding aids:

Summary Guide entry available on-line at, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by Amery in 1973.

Allied Materials

Related material:

House of Lords Record Office: correspondence with William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook of Beaverbrook, New Brunswick, and Cherkley, Surrey, 1947-1964 (Ref: BBK). Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge University: correspondence with P G Buchan-Dunlop, 1959 (Ref: HAIS), and with Maj Gen Sir Edward (Louis) Spears, 1st Bt, 1956-1973 (Ref: SPRS). Rhodes House Library, Oxford University: correspondence with Rt Hon Sir Roland Welensky.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jun 1997

Related Subject Search

* To search for other records with similar subjects, tick any subjects above then click "Run New Search"

Related Personal Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"

Related Corporate Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"

Related Placename Search

* To search for other records with similar placenames, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"