King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

CAMPBELL, Sir (Alexander) Douglas (1889-1980), Major General

Service biography
World War I 1914-1918; commissioned, Royal Engineers 1917; France 1918; DADFW, War Office 1933-1939; World War II 1939-1945; Assistant Director, Bomb Disposal 1940; Chief Engineer, 9 Corps, North Africa 1943; 1 Corps, Normandy, France 1944; 2 Army 1944-1945; 14 Army 1945; Deputy Director of Tactical Investigation 1945-1946; Middle East Land Forces 1947-1948; Engineer-in-Chief, War Office 1948-1952; Vice Adjutant General to the Forces 1952-1954; Commander, Aldershot District 1954-1957; retired 1957; Lt Governor, Royal Hospital Chelsea 1957-1962; Col Commandant Royal Engineers 1958-1964

PRIVATE POSSESSION: Chris Cook, Sources in British political history, 1900-1951 (Macmillan, London, 1975) reported that Campbell retained his papers, relating to his service in France 1918; evacuation of British forces through St Malo 1940; operations in North Africa #year 193; planning and execution of engineering work for Normandy invasion 1944


Index terms
PLACES North West Europe 1918; Western Front 1918; North West Europe 1940; North West Europe 1944

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