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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Sanderson
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: SANDERSON, Col L H F
Date(s): Created 1915-1948, 1966, 1975
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box or 0.01 cubic metres
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

served in World War One, 1914-1918; joined the Corps of Royal Engineers, Territorial Army, as Lt, 1937; service with 30 (Surrey) Anti-Aircraft Bn, Royal Engineers, Territorial Army, 1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; attended Staff College courses, Camberley and Minley, 1939-1940; General Staff Officer 3, MI3 (German Section), War Office, 1940; Capt, 1940; General Staff Officer 3 and 2, MI14, War Office, 1940; Maj, 1941; General Staff Officer 1, Head of Intelligence Section (Operations), Offices of War Cabinet, 1942-1944; Lt Col, 1942; General Staff Officer 1, Head of MI17, War Office, 1944; , Headquarters Control Commission, 1944; General Staff Officer 1, Head of Joint Intelligence Co-ordination Section and Chief Staff Officer to Maj Gen (Intelligence), Headquarters Control Commission for Germany, 1944-1945; Col, General Staff, 1945.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copies of typescript Indian Corps Intelligence Summaries, France, Aug 1915, and typescript account in French entitled 'Quelques faits importants de la Guerre par rapport a Merville', 1919. Papers relating to Sanderson's military intelligence work, 1940-1945, including typescript intelligence reports and summaries relating to the likely invasion of UK, 1940-1941, notably typescript Southern Command memorandum entitled 'Enemy craft likely to be used in invasion of UK and their employment', Jan 1941; typescript translations of German directives on the planned invasion of the UK, Operation SEEL÷WE, 1940, taken from documents captured by the Allies in 1945; typescript copies, with translations, of Adolf Hitler's last will and his private and political testament, dated 29 Apr 1945. Printed volume, 'Notes on German preparation for invasion of the UK', prepared by General Staff, War Office, and issued to officers of MI14, Apr 1941. Printed volume in German entitled Informationsheft GB, produced by the Germans in World War Two as a manual on British life, customs, Government and administration [1940].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, French and German

System of arrangement:

2 volumes, 4 files

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Copies made by the Centre from originals lent by Sanderson in 1980. The originals of Informationsheft GB [1940] and 'Notes on German preparation for the invasion of the UK' were presented to the Centre by Sanderson in 1980.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 1998

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