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GEDD The Papers of Sir Auckland Campbell Geddes
GILC The Papers of Sir Andrew Graham Gilchrist
GLAD The Papers of 1st Lord Gladwyn
GLBT The Papers of Sir Martin Gilbert
GLLD The Papers of Lord Lloyd of Dolobran
GLOR "The Tragedy of HMS Glorious"
GLWY Personal Papers of Lieutenant-General Sir Alexander Galloway
GNWR The Papers of Baron Gordon-Walker
GOEV The Papers of Sir Charles Frederick Goodeve
GOLN The Papers of Geoffrey J. Gollin
GREE The Conference Diaries of Flight Sergeant G. Green
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"The Tragedy of HMS Glorious"

Title "The Tragedy of HMS Glorious"
Reference GBR/0014/GLOR
Creator Channel 4 Television
Covering Dates 1997
Extent and Medium 18 archive boxes; Please note that Churchill Archives Centre would need to make special arrangements for audio-visual viewing or listening so advance notice is essential.
Repository Churchill Archives Centre
Content and context

Channel 4 television commissioned First Circle Films to produce a documentary about the loss of HMS Glorious as part of its Secret History series. The documentary was entitled "The Tragedy of HMS Glorious".

On 8 June 1940, the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious was caught and sunk in the Norwegian Sea by the German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Glorious had been helping evacuate RAF aircraft in the Norwegian Campaign.

The collection of material held at Churchill Archives Centre relates to the preparation of the documentary and includes research notes and correspondence; transcripts and videotapes of interviews, film footage and of the documentary.

The bulk of the collection was deposited at Churchill Archives Centre in 1998 by Ben Barker, who deposited a further six archive boxes in March 2007. Barker had been involved in the production of the documentary programme.

Access and Use

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Churchill Archives Centre is not able to provide access to audio-visual material unless an access copy of the relevant tape is available. In cases where a Betacam and VHS videotape exists, access to the VHS version would be possible. In other cases, access copies must be made before access can be granted. Access copies may be arranged through Churchill Archives Centre.

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the collection must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Please cite as Churchill Archives Centre, "The Tragedy of HMS Glorious", GLOR

Further information

The papers in the collection deposited in 1998 have been box-listed and paper copies of the finding aid are available for consultation in the reading room at Churchill Archives Centre and at the National Register of Archives in London. The papers deposited in 2007 are uncatalogued.

The collection was box-listed by Sarah Lewery of Churchill Archives Centre in August 2000. The description of the collection was prepared by Natalie Adams in March 2003 using information from the box list describing the collection.

Index Terms
Military Operations
Norway
Second World War (1939-1945)
Channel 4 Television
Churchill/GLOR contains:
Box 1 Papers. Papers re the production of the programme, 1997 including:. Transcripts of interviews (tapes 1-29). Ben Barker's 'German Files'. Research papers including copies of documents/photos from 1940, secondary source material and Ben Barker correspondence.
1 box.
1997
Box 2 Papers. Papers re the production of the programme, 1997 including:. Ben Barker correspondence. Research notes and correspondence (including the work of Dave Woodcock and David Harrison). Film notes, copies of documents/photos from the Public Record Office and elsewhere.
1 box.
1997
Box 3 First Circle Films: Betacam SP Video Tapes. Tapes 1 - 14: Interviews with various people.
1 box.
1997
Box 4 First Circle Films: Betacam SP Video Tapes. Tapes 15-28: Interviews with various people.
1 box.
1997
Box 5 First Circle Films: Betacam SP Video Tapes. Tapes 29-36: Interviews with various people. Tapes 1-5: 'The Secret History' Aschaffenburg/Gneisenau.
1 box.
1997
Box 6 First Circle Films: Betacam SP Video Tapes. Tapes 6 - 11: 'The Secret History', (also 'pilot' and 'Secret Scotland'). Tapes 1 - 3: 'Glorious' TK Transfer. Tapes 4-5: Pathe 35mm archives. 'Ben Barker Glorious' (1 tape).
1 box.
1997
Box 7 First Circle Films: Betacam SP Video Tapes. 'The Tragedy of HMS Glorious' (Rostrum #2 & 36). Organ Playback. German 35mm archive. Graphics. '1st Circle HMS Glorious'. 1 unidentified tape. Digital Betacam Video Tape: HMS Glorious Dupe Reel. 'Glorious: Pathe Material no. 6'.
1 box.
1997
Box 8 First Circle Films: VHS Video Tapes. Tapes 1 - 15: Interviews with various people.
1 box.
1997
Box 9 First Circle Films: VHS Video Tapes. Tapes 16 - 26: Interviews with various people (copies of Betacam SP tapes). Tapes 1 - 3: 'Glorious' TK Transfer (copies of Betacam SP tapes).
1 box.
1997
Box 10 First Circle Films: VHS Video Tapes. Pathe material (4 tapes). Movietone material (2 tapes). 'Secret History' (2 tapes). Misc and unidentified.
1 box.
1997
Box 11 First Circle Films: Misc Video Tapes. VHS (2 tapes). Betacam SP, large (9 tapes). Digital Betacam, large (1 tape). 1/2 " Umatic (?) (1 tape).
1 box.
1997
Box 12 First Circle Films: Misc Audio Tapes and other. Audio cassettes (18 tapes): Interviews (copies of interviews on Betacam SP tapes?). DAT (4 tapes). Hi 8 DAT (1 tape). Digital Compact Tape (1 tape). 3" Computer discs (2).
1 box.
1997
boxes 13-18 Further papers relating to the television programme on the loss of HMS Glorious.
6 archive boxes.
circa 1997

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