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Papers of Chester Wilmot, 1872-1990 [bulk 1937-1954] [manuscript]
Bib ID 2701576
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Wilmot, Chester, 1911-1954
 
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Access Conditions Available for reference. 
Description [1872-1990] 
7.7 m (55 boxes) 
Summary

Contains inter alia: 1. Family papers and family history research material, 1872-1990. 2. Correspondence, newscuttings and working notes relating to Wilmot's career as a broadcaster and war correspondent, 1937-54. 3. Diaries and notebooks, 1938-53. 4. Corrected scripts of broadcasts, 1940-54. 5. Correspondence/research files relating to Wilmot's work as an author/war historian, 1943-53. 6. Drafts of books "Tobruk, 1941" (1943) and "The Struggle for Europe" (1952). 7. Reviews, reactions and correspondence regarding "The Struggle for Europe", 1952-54. 8. Biographical research material and drafts assembled by Alan and Mary Wood, 1954-?

Biography/History

Chester Wilmot (1911-1954) was an an ABC and BBC broadcaster and war correspondent during the period 1938-1953. As a war correspondent during World War II Wilmot reported campaigns in North Africa, New Guinea, the western front and the Nuremberg war crimes trials. Author of "Tobruk, 1941" (1943) and "The Struggle for Europe" (1952). Wilmot was killed in an airplane crash in 1954, leaving his widow Edith and three children.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 8436.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-234755858

Related Material Associated materials: other Wilmot papers are held by the Liddell Hart Archives, London; the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Film and Sound Archives. 
Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; E1171

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (27 p.) 
Subjects Wilmot, Chester, 1911-1954 -- Archives.  |  Wilmot, Edith -- Archives.  |  Journalists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  War correspondents -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Journalism -- Australia.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.
Time Coverage 1872-1990 
Occupation Journalists.  |  War correspondents.  |  Historians.
Other authors/contributors Wilmot, Edith

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