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

HOTBLACK, Frederick Elliot (1887-1979), Major General

Service biography
Joined Norfolk Regt 1915; World War I 1914-1918; special appointment, Intelligence, France 1914-1916; transferred to Royal Tank Corps 1916; General Staff Officer Grade 3, France 1916-1917; General Staff Officer Grade 2, France 1917-1919; General Staff Officer Grade 2, War Office 1919-1920; Brig Maj, 1 Rhine Bde 1921-1923; General Staff Officer Grade 2, War Office 1923-1931; Instructor, Staff College, Camberley 1932-1935; Military Attaché, British Embassy, Berlin 1935-1937; Deputy Director of Staff Duties, War Office 1937-1939; Aide-de-camp to the King 1939; World War II 1939-1941; General Staff, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1939; Commander, Div 1939-1940; retired 1941

LIDDELL HART CENTRE FOR MILITARY ARCHIVES: The papers of Capt Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart include correspondence with Hotblack 1919-1968, including correspondence, Nov-Dec 1946, on German inter war re-armament; also letters relating to Liddell Hart's The tanks: the history of the Royal Tank Regiment (Cassell, London, 1959) (ref: LH 9/28/43); the papers of Maj Gen George Mackintosh Lindsay include correspondence with Hotblack 1924-1939, including comment on the military and political situation in Egypt, May-Aug, 1930, and comment, 1938-1939, on the deployment of tanks (ref: LH 15/12) LIDDLE COLLECTION, LEEDS UNIVERSITY: Papers, including; miscellaneous recollections of World War I service in Heavy Machine Gun Bde, Tank Corps and as Intelligence Officer; papers relating to the development of tanks 1916; correspondence 1939-1940


Index terms
SUBJECTS armoured warfare 1916; armoured warfare 1938-1939
PLACES Western Front 1914-1918; North West Europe 1914-1918; Middle East 1930

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