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KIRALFY, Professor Albert Kenneth Roland (b 1915)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Kiralfy
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: KIRALFY, Professor Albert Kenneth Roland (b 1915)
Date(s): Created 1949
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Maj Kenneth William Hechler, US Army.


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in Toronto, Canada, 1915; educated at Streatham Grammar School and King's College, LondonUniversity; Bachelor of Laws, 1935; Master of Laws, 1936; Assistant Lecturer, King's College London, 1937-1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Master Sgt, Historical Branch G-2, US Army, 1945; interpreter and clerical assistant to Shuster Commission (named afterthe Commission's leader, Dr George N Shuster) during interrogations of German commanders, Mondorf, Luxembourg, 1945; called to the Bar, Gray's Inn, 1947; Assistant Lecturer, King's College London, 1947-1948; Lecturer, King's College London, 1948-1951; Doctor ofPhilosophy, 1949; Reader, King's College London, 1951-1964; Member of Editorial Board, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 1956-1986; Visiting Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada, 1961-1962; Exchange Scholar, Leningrad LawSchool, USSR, 1964; Professor of Law, King's College London, 1964-1981; Director, Comparative Law Course,, Luxembourg, 1968; Exchange Scholar, Moscow Law School, 1970; Chairman, Council of Hughes Parry Hall, London University, 1970-1982; Fellow of King's College London, 1971; Chairman, Board of Studies in Laws, London University, 1971-1974; Dean of College Law Faculty, King's College London, 1974-1977; Exchange Scholar, Prague Academy of Sciences, Czechoslovakia, 1975; Dean of University Law Faculty, 1980-1981; Editor, Journal of Legal History, 1980-1990; Reviser, English translation of Polish Civil Code, 1981; Emeritus Professor of Law, King'sCollege London, since 1981.


Scope and content/abstract:

Photocopy of report entitled 'The enemy side of the hill: the 1945 background on interrogation of German commanders' by Maj Kenneth William Hechler, Historical Section, US Army, including accounts of interrogations of captured senior German officers including Col Gen Johannes Blaskowitz, Grand Adm Karl Dönitz, Reichsmarschall Hermann William Göring, Gen ofArtillery Alfred Josef Jodl, FM Wilhelm Keitel, FM Albert von Kesselring and Gen of Artillery Walter Warlimont, Jul 1945.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 file

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,and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by Kiralfy in 1990.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 1999

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