Register of the Robert H. Adleman Papers, 1940-1972.

Processed by Ronald M. Bulatoff; machine-readable finding aid created by James Ryan
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the Robert H. Adleman Papers, 1940-1972

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

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  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
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Processed by:
Ronald M. Bulatoff
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Encoded by:
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© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert H. Adleman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1972
Collection number: 72075
Creator: Adleman, Robert H., 1919-
Collection Size: 17 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope, 28 phonotape reels (10 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, questionnaires, transcripts of interviews, drafts of writings, galleys, research notes, phonotapes, photographs, and maps, relating primarily to the First Special Service Force (composed of American and Canadian troops) and its operations in Italy and Southern France during World War II. Used as research material for the books by R. H. Adleman, The Devil's Brigade, Rome Fell Today, and The Champagne Campaign.
Language: English.

Administrative Information


Collection is open for research.
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert H. Adleman Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1972.


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Access Points

First Special Service Force.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy.
Anzio Beachhead, 1944.
United States--Armed Forces.

Biographical Note

1919, May 7 Born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1937-1939 Student, Rutgers University
1941-1945 U.S. Army Air Forces Received Air Medal and Presidential Unit Citation
1948 LL. B., Temple University
1966 Author, The Devil's Brigade
1968 Author, Rome Fell Today
1969 Author, The Champagne Campaign
1970 Author, The Bloody Benders

Series Description

Box No. 1.

Correspondence, 1945-1970.

Box No. 1-6.

Speeches, Writings, 1966-1970

Box No. 6-16.

Subject File, 1940-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, interviews, questionnaires, and research notes, arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box No. 16-17.

Clippings. 1940-1970.

Box No. 17.


Container List



Box 1.




Box 1.

"The Devil's Brigade"


Research notes, drafts, etc.

Box 2.

Research notes, drafts, etc.


"The Champagne Campaign"


Research notes, drafts, etc.

Box 3.

Research notes, drafts, etc.


"Rome Fell Today"



Box 4.



Research notes, drafts, etc.

Box 5.

Research notes, drafts, etc.

Box 6.

Research notes, drafts, etc.


Miscellaneous drafts


SUBJECT FILE, 1940-1970

Box 6.

The AAF in the Invasion of Southern France


Airborne Operations


Alpes - Maritimes


Anderson, Colonel Kingsley (Diaries)

Box 7.

Anderson, Colonel Kingsley (Diaries)


Anzio to Rome (Battle, 1944)


Bibliography (computer card file)


"A Bolt from the Blue, 1941-1945"


Cannes (France)


"Champagne Campaign"


Command Missions



Box 8.

88th Infantry Division


85th Division


5th Army - Unit Reports


1st Airborne Task Force, Headquarters


1st Regiment - Interviews


First Special Service Force








Press releases

Box 9.



Radio Broadcasts


First Special Service Forcemen








550th Battalion


509th Parachute Infantry Battalion







Box 10.

517th Regiment


"Five Years, Five Countries, Five Campaigns with the 141st Infantry Regiment"


45th Division


442nd Infantry Regiment


460th Parachute FA


IV Corps


Frederick, General Robert T.


"The French Drive on Rome"


"From the Riviera to the Vosges in 30 Days"


German Propagada Dropped at Anzio


Headquarters - Interviews



Box 11.

Intelligence Operations





Box 12.



Legault, Conrad




Military Service for Prisoners and Former Prisoners




Nice (France)


"Operation of Fate" (Hollis)


Ovenden, A. W. (Diary)


Page, Getty (Director, American Red Cross)


"Plough Project"


Pyke, Geoffrey


Regional Liaison Detachment "B" - Civil Affairs (Nice, France)


Report for "Operation Dragoon". 22 August, 1944.

Box 13.

Report of Operations - II Corps in Italy


Rome - Capture of


"Rome Journal"


Second Regiment



Box 14.



Selective Service System


Service (Maintenance) - Interviews


7th Army in France and Germany, 1944-1945


Seventh Army Operations in Europe - 15 August 1944


Shinberger, John Baird


VI Corps


Southern France - Invasion of


1st Airborne Task Force


1st Airborne Task Force

Box 15.

3rd Division


3rd Regiment - Interviews


34th Division


36th Division







Box 16.

U.S. Military Collaboration with Canada - World War II


Walton, Lieutenant Colonel George



Box 17.




Box 17.




Box 1-3

"The Champagne Campaign" sound recordings

Physical Description: 3 audiotapes


Use copy reference number: 72075_a_0004424
Box 4.

"Rome Fell Today"


Part 1 (Clark)

Box 5.

Part 2 (Clark)

Box 6.

Part 3 (Clark - Telephone)

Box 7.

Part 4 (Eric Severeid)

Box 8.

Part 5 (General Porter)

Box 9.

Part 6

Box 10.

Part 7

Box 11.

Part 8

Box 12.

Part 9

Box 13.

Part 10

Box 14.

Part 11

Box 15.

Part 12

Box 16.

Rhone Valley (Originals)


Brigadier General Warner


Lieutenant General Quinn


Colonel Goinsboorgh

Box 17.

Interview with Colonel William Wyant, Washington, D.C., 30 Oct. 1968

Box 18.

Colonel Alfred Howes

Box 19.

Colonel Alfred Howes

Box 20.

Major General David G. Barr, Chief of Staff 6th Army Group

Box 21.

Major General Eagles

Box 22.

Major General Eagles

Box 23.

Major General Arthur A. White (3 tapes)

Box 24.

General Jacob Devers (3 tapes)