Private Papers of Major General L A Hawes CBE DSO MC DL
Photocopy of his ts. unpublished autobiography (410pp) covering his childhood and cadetship at RMA Woolwich, 1892 - 1911 and distinguished service in the Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA) and post 1915 as a staff officer and in army administration with the Home Forces and in France, 1915 - 1917, in Italy and France, 1917 - 1918, in Germany 1918 - 1919, in Ireland 1919 - 1920, in India 1920 - 1923 and 1932 - 1937, at Camberley and Aldershot and as DAAG War Office 1925 - 1931, i/c General Staff (Plans), 1938 - 1939, General Staff HQ E Command, 1939 - 1941, i/c Administration Home Forces, 1941 - 1942, Commander South Midland District, 1942 - 1945 and Secretary General later Controller of the Home Department BRCS, 1945 - 1957 with useful references to the senior commanders with whom he had contact, the role of artillery, the Quetta earthquake, Britain's unpreparedness for war, 1938, the efficacity of Home Defence measures (including LDV, Home Guard and anti-aircraft corps) and the raising of Jewish Division, 1941 also various official papers, interwar and Second World War periods.
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.