Bernard Newman - A research project and archive


1 Nov 2011

  • Who's Who in Spy Fiction - Donald McCormick purchased, 3 pages on BN
  • Copies of documents ordered from KCL LHCMA

25 Oct 2011

Eleven 'hits' on the Kings College London - Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives.

  • Correspondance between the two
  • Letter to New York Times regarding BN, 20 Mar 1968
  • Book reviews

24 Oct 2011

  • Info from cousin Jonathan added to Bio & linked to Gallery
  • (Certificates of Legion of Honour, and Mention in Despatches)

21 Oct 2001

  • Wiki entry now has link to this site
  • Deleted 'Family Tree' page and made 'Gallery' page - Disney artwork photos

19 Oct 2011

  • Wikipedia entry updated with 'Espionage' paragraph
  • Photocopies of newspaper articles received from cousin Jocelyn
  • More scans for bibliography thumnails received from Jocelyn

17 Oct 2011

Added Times Digital Archive articles to website

  • Nelson Mandela article in 'Famous Meetings'
  • Times Obituary
  • Sir Basil Liddell Hart's Times letter a week later
Excerpt from 'Beware the British Serpent' pasted on Biography page

Who's Who entry discovered

More thumbnails provided by cousin Jocelyn for bibliography

16 Oct 2011

My Devizes library card gets me free online access to the Times Digital Archive, a quick peruse :-

  • He visited Nelson Mandela in jail in 1964
  • His Times Obituary
  • A follow up to his obituary from Sir Basil Liddell Hart
  • A review of the TV play 'Element of Doubt'
  • Several book reviews
  • Some notices of lectures
  • A 15 minute radio slot 'Travellers Tales'

Oct 2011

My Father, Bernard Newman's son-in-law gave me the following snippets:-

  • His book 'They Saved London' was made into a film 'The Battle of the V-1' and my parents attended the premier at Leicester Sq
  • He gave a presentation on Childrens Hour and the audience included young Prince Charles & Princess Anne (I have vague recollections of this being in his autobiography)
  • He was on Desert Island Discs not once, but twice.

An internet contact recommended The Times Literary Supplement archives, and there are over 200 mentions.