The Ingenious Mr. Pyke – Select Bibliogaphy


Archives of the Trades Union Congress, London

Bundesarchiv, Berlin

Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

Cambridge University Library, Cambridge

Eton College Library, Eton

Institute of Education, University of London

King’s College Modern Archives Centre, Cambridge

National Archives, Kew

National Archives, Washington DC

National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa

Nuffield College Library, Oxford

University of Leeds

University of Southampton


Unpublished Sources

Geoffrey Pyke Archive

Patrick Smith, unpublished account

Peter Raleigh, ‘Germany’, unpublished memoirs

Deborah Carter, unpublished reminisces


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