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Public and Political: General: Germany: Economic intelligence - Sir Henry Strakosch., 27 Mar 1936 - 30 Nov 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/277

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Correspondence between Sir Henry Strakosch [Member of the League of Nations Financial Committee] and WSC on subjects including: Strakosch's 1935 estimate of German armaments spending; explaining his figures to 1st Lord Rennell [earlier Sir James Rennell Rodd]; a misleading article by Sir Arnold Wilson [Chairman, Home Office Committee on Structural Precautions Against Air Attack] criticizing WSC's information; criticism from Francis Hirst [a Governor of the London School of Economics] on WSC's information, particularly the conversion of spending from marks to sterling and the military use of new German roads; an article by Leopold Shwarzschild on armaments spending; Germany's public deficit.Also includes: memoranda by Strakosch on German armaments spending, net imports of armament materials, comments on Sir Arnold Wilson's article "Is Germany So Dangerous?" particularly his use of German employment statistics and production of metals, and a copy of a note to Sir Austen Chamberlain on France's economic situation and the necessity of devaluing the franc; note by [?] Knop on Wilson's article; issue of Das Neue Tage-Buch, with Leopold Schwarzschild's article on armaments spending; a note replying to Francis Hirst; notes and correspondence between Violet Pearman [Secretary to WSC] and Strakosch's secretary.[Added in January 1996]: letter from Bernhard Reichenbach, with a copy of his article for the Economist on Germany's armaments spending; note from an unnamed source in Berlin on the economic implications of the rearmament programme.


  • Creation: 27 Mar 1936 - 30 Nov 1936

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