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Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign., 01 Aug 1919 - 31 Aug 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/10

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] (4); General Sir William Robertson [Commander-in-Chief, British Army on the Rhine] on his baronetcy; Lord French [earlier Sir John French, later 1st Lord Ypres, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland] on his account of the events of 1914; Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone, Under-Secretary of State for Air] on air force matters and Sir Frederick Banbury's role in the O'Sullivan enquiry (3); Jack Scott [Air Secretary and Private Secretary to WSC] (2) and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] on Lieutenant-General Serge Belosselsky-Belozersky; 1st Lord Curzon [Lord President of Council] (2) on subjects including Egyptian affairs; Sir Frederick Ponsonby [later Lord Sysonby, Keeper of the Privy Purse] on awarding the Prime Minister [David Lloyd George] army medals; Banbury; Arthur Balfour [Foreign Secretary] (2) on subjects including British forces in Turkey; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] and the Viceroy of India [1st Lord Chelmsford, earlier Frederic Thesiger] on promoting Major-General Sir George Kirkpatrick [Chief of General Staff, India]; Belosselsky-Belozersky on General Nikolai Youdenitch's army; 9th Lord Midleton [earlier St John Brodrick] on honours; Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on taxing the Royal Tournament, and cars being used by War Office officials (2); 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] and Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard [Chief of the Air Staff] on Air Ministry matters; Lloyd George.Also includes copy telegrams and letters from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to 1st Lord Inverforth [earlier Andrew Weir, Minister of Munitions], Sir Alfred Mond [later 1st Lord Melchett, First Commissioner of Works], Georges Clemenceau [Prime Minister of France], Sir Robert Horne [later 1st Lord Horne of Slamannan, Minister of Labour], and Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal].Subjects covered by the file include: surplus cars; matters concerning the campaign in Russia, including Brigadier-General Edmund Ironside's [Commander-in-Chief Allied troops, Archangel, Northern Russia] operations, support for Admiral Alexander Kolchak, the situation in Silesia [Poland] and the Baltic theatre, Lieutenant-General Sir Richard Haking's role, and French repatriation of Russian soldiers; releasing German prisoners of war; Brigadier-General Edward Spears' position; employing ex-soldiers in the postal service; sending Robertson to Ireland; a new scheme of army pay; reductions to the Army of the Rhine.


  • 01 Aug 1919 - 31 Aug 1919

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (126 folios))

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