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Literary: Sunday Chronicle articles by WSC: 2 ("The World Crisis" series)., Nov 1939 - Dec 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/652

Scope and Contents

Includes cuttings from the Chronicle for: "The Hun" on the birth of the German Empire, German ambitions with regard to sea power, the positions of France and Russia, and German colonialism until the turn of the century; "Huns at Sea" on the German naval race with Great Britain, the dispute between France and Germany over Morocco, the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina by Austria, the dreadnought controversy of 1909; "Threats!" on German and French actions in Morocco in 1911, David Lloyd George's [Chancellor of the Exchequer] speech at the Mansion House [London] warning Germany, and WSC's appeal to guard the naval cordite reserves; "The Nelson Spirit" on WSC going to the Admiralty, his fears of Germany at that time, his memories of Rear-Admiral David Beatty, and attempts at conciliation with Germany; "Mightier Yet" on his experiences as First Lord of the Admiralty, on board the Enchantress, visiting the British Naval Fleet, and his memories of Prince Louis of Battenberg [later 1st Lord Milford Haven]; "Stranglehold" on naval strategy in the build up to World War I, and the change from the practice of a close to a distant blockade of the enemy's ports; "Ready for Anything!" on dangers to the British Fleet and the precautions taken in the years immediately prior to World War I.


  • Creation: Nov 1939 - Dec 1939

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