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Literary: Various Correspondence relating to Volume 3 of "The World Crisis"., Jan 1917 - Mar 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/208

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Correspondents include: Jonathan Cape Limited on the possibility of WSC writing an introduction to Lord John Herbey's memoirs of the reign of King George II (2); Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice on the accuracy of WSC's citation of army statistics which were given to [David] Lloyd George (8); Brigadier General James Edmonds of the Military Branch of the Historical Section (3); General Debeney of the French Ministry of War; Professor F A Lindemann [later Lord Cherwell]; Admiral Sir Cecil Lambert (2); Neville Lytton (2); Brendan Bracken; Kenneth Dewar [of the Naval Staff Intelligence Division] (2); Lieutenant Colonel Albert Henchley and Reverend Hugh Sheppard.Other subjects include: reaction in the press to WSC's interpretation of the Battle of Jutland and the role of [Lord] Jellicoe; the role of General [Sir Hubert] Gough at Battle of Paschendaele; discussion about whether or not Big Ben sounded on Armistice Day; correspondence about a letter from Admiral Hugh Evan Thomas to the Times; dispute over casualty figures; propaganda and public interpretation of the role of Emperor Nicholas of Russia.Includes a transcript of an extract from the German official history of the Dardanelles [translated into English].


  • Creation: Jan 1917 - Mar 1927

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