Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
Papers of FM Sir Archibald (Armar) Montgomery-Massingberd, GCB, GCMG (1871-1947)
Reference code: GB99 KCLMA Montgomery-Massingberd
Title: MONTGOMERY-MASSINGBERD, FM Sir Archibald (Armar), GCB, GCMG, (1871-1947)
Dates of creation of material: 1891-1945
Level of description: collection level
Extent: 54 boxes or 0.54 cubic meters of papers
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.
Related units of descriptionPapers of Lt Col Archibald Leslie Gracie include a copy of The story of the Fourth Army in the battles of the hundred days, August 8th-November 11th, 1918, (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1920). Papers of Maj Gen Sir Frederick (Barton) Maurice include letters from Montgomery-Massingberd relating to World War One operations, 1914-1918. Papers of Gen Sir William Henry Bartholomew include correspondence, 1935, with Montgomery-Massingberd (Ref: 2/4/6-10), and a copy of a report by Montgomery-Massingberd on Bartholomew, 1933 (Ref: 2/6/5). Papers of Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart include correspondence, 1925-1928, with Montgomery-Massingberd (Ref: 1/520); an article by Liddell Hart in the Daily Telegraph on Montgomery-Massingberd's appointment as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, 1932 (Ref: 10/1932/186); notes by Liddell Hart on 4 Army and the Somme, 1933 (Ref: 11/1933/35); notes by Liddell Hart on Montgomery-Massingberd, principally on World War One and on the latter's apparent devaluing of the historical and future role of tank warfare, 1934 (Ref: 11/1934/64-70); notes by Liddell Hart on a talk with Lt Col Gifford le Quesne Martel about Montgomery-Massingberd, 1935 (Ref: 11/1935/120); Liddell Hart 11/1940/15e includes a comment by Gen Sir William Edmund Ironside on Montgomery-Massingberd, 1940; a reply by Liddell Hart to an accusation by Montgomery-Massingberd that he was responsible for the inadequate state of the BEF (British Expeditionary Force), 1940 (Ref: 11/1940/29); notes by Liddell Hart on a discussion with Maj Gen George Mackintosh Lindsay, including the comments of the latter on a feud between Montgomery-Massingberd and Gen Sir John Theodosius Burnett-Stuart, 1947 (Ref: 11/1947/19); Liddell Hart 13/30/1 includes notes on comments by Montgomery-Massingberd on Liddell Hart's criticism of the failure of the War Office to create a mechanical force, 1927; Liddell Hart 15/3/179 includes extracts from a memorandum by Montgomery-Massingberd on the effects of defence policy on army estimates, 1934; Liddell Hart 15/3/81 includes papers concerning training operations of the Southern Command under Montgomery-Massingberd, 1930; Liddell Hart 6/1940/5-8 comprises correspondence in the Lincolnshire Echo and the Lincolnshire Standard between Liddell Hart and Montgomery-Massingberd relating to the latter's call on the British Legion to help stop seditious talk and literature, 1940.
Associated materialCorrespondence with Maj Gen Sir Edward Louis Spears, 1st Bt, 1932-1933, is held at the Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge University, (Ref: SPRS).
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