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Henry S. Thuillier interview
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CALL NUMBER: T0501:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): With the British Army, 1914-1945 RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1974-07-09 SUMMARY: Lt. Col. H.S. Thuillier discusses: his childhood in India; his family background; idea of "service"; military academy in England; enlistment; preparations for mid-east campaign; Egypt. Describes Galli;poli experience: landing; operations; evacuation; observations of Gallipoli events. Discusses views on general strategy of WW I.; CALL NUMBER: T0501:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): War in Mesopotamia RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1974-07-09 SUMMARY: Lt. Col. H.S. Thuillier discusses: German strategy, WW I; evaluation of Gallipoli campaign; shift to Mesopotamia; campaign along Tigris and Euphrates; meeting Cossack column; pacifying Kurdish tribesm;en. Comments on Mesopotamia theatre. Discusses T.E. Lawrence and the Arab world.; CALL NUMBER: T0501:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The inter-war years, 1918-1940 RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1974-07-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Lt. Col. H.S. Thuillier discusses: being a gunnery instructor in England 1920s; being posted to southern India; comments on inter-war politics between major powers. Discussion of Indian affai;rs and British presence. TRACK 2: Discusses: artillery weaponry; returning to England, 1939; being in France during the "phoney war"; French defeatism; Belgium; Blitzkrieg; retreat to Dunkerque.; CALL NUMBER: T0501:0004 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): War in the desert, 1940-1943 RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1974-07-16 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: On the "mole" at Dunkerque. Deters German fighter planes. Defense of Britain. Assessment of "Battle of Britain". Secret mission in Ireland. TRACK 2: In North Africa with 51st Anti-Aircraft R;egiment. Military significance of North Africa. Landing in Tunisia. Views on Kasserine Pass. Retreat of Afrika Corps.; CALL NUMBER: T0501:0005 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Summation of World War II experiences RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1974-07-16 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Surrender of Afrika Corps. Italian campaign: Anzio, Cassino, Florence. Meeting Churchill. End of Italian campaign. TRACK 2: Assessment of Italian campaign. Opinions on WW II strategy. Post-w;ar world. Retiring on Vancouver Island. Proposed book. Assessment of WW II leaders. (End of interview);
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Provincial Archives of British Columbia. [staff members], [1974-1987]
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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-033.
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Accession number(s): T0501
speaker: Henry S. Thuillier, interviewer: Allen William Specht
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- Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940
- World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf
- World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Turkey--Gallipoli Peninsula
- World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, British
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, British