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NORMAN, Maj Gen Charles Wake (1891-1974)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Norman
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: NORMAN, Maj Gen Charles Wake (1891-1974)
Date(s): 1938-1965
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 files or 0.01 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Norman | Charles Wake | 1891-1974 | Major General


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1891; educated, Eton; Trinity College Cambridge; joined 9 Lancers, 1913; served in France, 1914; commanded 9 Lancers, 1936-1938; commanded 1 Armoured Reconnaissance Brigade, France, 1940; Colonel 9 Lancers, 1940-1950; retired, 1946; High Sheriff of Kent, 1950-1951; member of Kent County Council, 1949-1955; died, 1974.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Maj Gen Charles Wake Norman, notably on armoured warfare, 1938-1965, including copy of war diary, May 1940, France and Belgium; report of the Massy Committee on the military education of the army officer, 1938, and first progress reports; papers on armour, including discussion on armoured tactics, 1941, notes on the early history of 9 Armoured Div, order of battle, Jul 1942 for 1 Armoured Div; instructions; extract of letter from Maj John Scott, 12 May 1943; copies of correspondence with Correlli Barnett for on his book Desert Generals, 1961-1965, including copies of contemporary documents and typescript extract of war diary of James Taylor-Whitehead in France, 1914.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order

Conditions governing access:

Open. Visitors are required to provide proof of ID and sign an undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided 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 Archives and Information Management, King's College London.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the family, May 1983.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jun 2008

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