Guide to the Papers of Anthony Brettell Lodge


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Manuscript Name Papers of Anthony Brettell Lodge
Manuscript Number MSS 164
Last Updated June 2008
Extent 78 cm (7 boxes, 5 maps)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This collection comprises manuscript papers and related material produced or accumulated by Brett Lodge for his book entitled The fall of General Gordon Bennett, and his 1987 PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander'.

Organization

The collection has been arranged in box then folder order.

Biographical Note

Brett (Anthony Brettell) Lodge was born in Australia and educated at St Stanislaus' College, Bathurst, NSW, the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, ACT, and the University of London. He has a PhD from the Department of History, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, ACT.

Lodge is a former soldier, journalist, academic and documentary producer. He has also worked for the United Nations in the Middle East, South-East Asia and the former Yugoslavia. His United Nations posts have been varied, ranging from murder inquiries to responsibility for reporting to the Secretary-General on political, humanitarian and security matters. He now lives in the United Kingdom.

References:
'Anthony Brettell Lodge biography ' http://www.andrewlownie.co.uk/books/lodge.anthonybrettell/index.shtml retrieved 22 May 2008.

Administrative Information


Access

The collection is available for research.


Restrictions on Use

No copying is permitted without the permission of the copyright owners.


Preferred Citation

[Manuscript Item], Papers of Anthony Brettell Lodge, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MS 164, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


Provenance

The collection was acquired from Brett Lodge in 1989. The Lavarack papers are held on deposit only by the Academy Library.

Access Terms


Personal Names

Lodge, Anthony Brettell -- Archives

Bennett, Henry Gordon, 1887-1962 -- Archives

Lavarack, John Dudley, Sir, 1885-1957 -- Archives


Topical Subjects

Historians -- Australia -- Archives

Generals -- Australia -- Biography


Titles

The fall of General Gordon Bennett

'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander'


Corporate Names

Australia. Army -- Archives


Occupations

Historians

Container List


Box 1

Folder 1-4
The Fall of General Gordon Bennett, by A.B. Lodge; published by Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1986, 1979-1985

Including:
Correspondence
Working notes
Photocopy typescript draft of 'Decline and fall : the second World War career of Lieutenant-general H. G. Bennett', M.A. Qual, thesis by Lodge, University of New South Wales, Royal Military College, Duntroon, 1980, together with comments by other historians
Draft thesis by A.B. Lodge: "Decline and Fall: The second world war career of Lieutenant-General H.G. Bennett".
Cut and paste annotated typescript drafts
1st annotated typescript draft with chapter page numbering

 


Box 2

Folder 5-6
The Fall of General Gordon Bennett, 1985

Including:
Copy editor draft with handwritten page numbers, 536 p.
Photocopy of the original typescript draft, 590 p.


Box 3

Folder 7-9
The Fall of General Gordon Bennett, 1966-1985

Including:
Deletions made in September 1985
Master proofread set of page proofs x 1 and page proofs x 2, 19 November 1985


Box 4

Folder 10
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', Department of History, Australian Defence Force Academy, 1987, 1940-1952

Including:
Lieutenant-General Sir John Dudley Lavarack's 1940 diary - small appointment diary with minimal detail

Folder 11
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1941

Including: Lieutenant-General Sir John Dudley Lavarack's 1941 diary - full diary with personal detail

Folder 12
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1941

Including: Lieutenant-General Sir John Dudley Lavarack's 1942 diary - full diary with personal detail

Folder 13
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1936-1947

Including:
Copies of letters: on defence policy; Squires, and Gavin Long

Folder 14
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1941

Including:
Copies of papers relating to Cyreniaca

Folder 15
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1941-1944

Including:
Copies of papers recovered from 2nd Echelon by Lavarack

Folder 16
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1941-1943

Including:
Copies of papers relating to Tobruk, 8 to 14 April 1941 and August 1943

Folder 17
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1941-1952

Including:
Copies of papers relating to Syria


Box 5

Folder 18
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1942-1943

Including:
Copies of papers relating to Java, parts 1 and 2

Folder 19
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1942-1943

Including:
Copies of Lavarack's general correspondence and notes

Folder 20
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1943

Including:
Typescript transcript of personal diary, 1 January to 8 April 1943, kept by ADC/PA (maybe Wilson, probably Reid) with annotations by Lavarack

Folder 21
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1939-1943

Including:
Copies of personal correspondence and reports, including Lavarack, Wilmot, Bell, Murray, Morsehead, Eyers, Haupt, Lloyd, Murdoch, parts 1 and 2

Folder 22
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1941

Including:
Photocopy of Curtis Wilson diary, 1941

Folder 23
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1942

Including:
Photocopy of Curtis Wilson diary, 1942


Box 6

Folder 24
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1941-1943

Including:
Lodge's working notes
Curtis Wilson papers 1: annotated typescript notes in diary form, possibly a semi-official diary kept for Lavarack, 2 January 1941 to 12 April 1943
War diary, 19 January to 14 March 1942, 5 p.

Folder 25
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1942-1943

Including:
Curtis Wilson papers 2

Folder 26
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1942-1943

Including:
John Lavarack's scrap book 2 comprising newspaper clippings


Box 7 Cool room

Folder 27
Research material for Lodge's PhD thesis entitled 'Lieutenant-General Sir John Lavarack as military commander', 1942-1943

Including:
Photograph album with tipped-in and loose black and white photographs


Othertype Map cabinet 3, drawer 4

Oversize 1
Maps including:
Annotated printed colour map of the French disposition as on 9 May entitled Syria-Palestine frontier, M.E.I.C. collation map, 18 May 1941 (from Syria folder)
Printed colour map entitled Syrian campaign, 8 June to 14 July 1941 (from Syria folder)
Hand drawn colour map entitled 'Dispositif de défense et plan de feux du', C.R. de Qasmiyé (from Syria folder)

Oversize 2
Maps including:
Printed colour map entitled Melaka, 1966
Printed colour map entitled Automobielkaart van Java en Madoera, 1941 (from Java folders)