Two boxes of correspondence between Paus and various British ex-diplomats, academics and Norwegians concerning Norway in the First and Second World Wars, 1940 - 1962, with particular reference to blockades. Especially interesting are his correspondence with Sir Lawrence Collier (British Minister to Norway/British Ambassador to Norway 1941 - 1950), 1940 - 1951; Rear Admiral Consett (British Naval Attaché, Norway, Sweden and Denmark in the First World War); and Rear Admiral Ruser-Larson (Commander-in-chief, Royal Norwegian Air Forces in Great Britain 1940 - 1945), 1942. Paus was a Commercial Counsellor with the British Legation in Norway from 1912 to 1940.
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.