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Misc: German Army Documents concerning the shooting of British prisoners of war, May-Jun 1940

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA MISC 6
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: Misc: German Army Documents concerning the shooting of British prisoners of war, May-Jun 1940
Date(s): 1940
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Intelligence Branch, General Staff, German 26 Army Corps; and Col GŁnther Blumentritt, Senior Operations Officer, German Army Group A, May-Jun 1940

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

During the retreat and withdrawal of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from France in May 1940, approximately 100 soldiers from 2 Bn, Royal Norfolk Regt, were taken prisoner when the house in which they were surrounded was overrun by troops of the SS Totenkopf Div. The collection consists of German Army memoranda and witness statements relating to the shooting.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Collection consists of photocopies of a manuscript letter written by Col GŁnther Blumentritt, Senior Operations Officer, German Army Group A, relating to German operations in France, 25 May 1940; and Intelligence Branch, General Staff, German 26 Army Corps, memoranda and German Army witness statements relating to the killing of approximately 100 British prisoners of war from 2 Bn, Royal Norfolk Regt, at Long Cornet, France, by soldiers of the SS Totenkopf Div during the retreat of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), 28 May 1940.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Arranged chronologically

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 on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lhcma/top.htm, and available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre in 1978 by the Director of Central Library Services and Goldsmiths' Librarian, University of London

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Date of compilation: Oct 1999

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