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Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on the Russian campaign., 01 Nov 1919 - 29 Nov 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/13

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Michael Dewar; 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary]; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (2); Ivanoff and Zeidler of the Red Cross; Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal] on an increase in appropriations in aid; Randall [Davidson], Archbishop of Canterbury; Robert Donald of the Globe (2); Lord French [earlier Sir John French, later 1st Lord Ypres, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland] on his son's record of service; 1st Lord Inverforth [earlier Andrew Weir, Minister of Munitions] on stocks for mechanical transport (2); Charles Sale on cable communication with south Russia; Major-General George Jeffreys on his impressions of a book by Stephen Graham; General Sir William Robertson [Commander-in-Chief, British Army on the Rhine] on troop matters (2); Dimidoff, Russian Minister, Athens [Greece]; 1st Lord Reading [earlier Rufus Isaacs, Lord Chief Justice of England]; Brigadier-General Sir Hugh Simpson-Baikie on alleged atrocities at Chobak, Egypt; General Anton Denikin; Major-General Boris Heroys; Jack Scott [Air Secretary and Private Secretary to WSC]; 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] on Air Ministry business; King George V on the Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, being awarded army medals; Major-General Herbert Holman [Chief of British Military Mission to South Russia]; H A Gwynne, [Editor] of the Morning Post; Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer].Also includes copy telegrams and letters from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies], Lloyd George, 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge, Private Secretary to George V], Peter Bark, John Gregory, Halford Mackinder, and Lieutenant-General Adrian Carton de Wiart [Commanded British Military Mission to Poland].Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning the campaign in Russia, including the use of chemical weapons, a British volunteer force joining Denikin's troops, medical supplies for Petrograd [later Leningrad and St Petersburg], Russia's role in German affairs, providing air support for General Nikolai Youdenitch, a visit by Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Briggs to Holman, and General Carl Mannerheim's role; the case of a soldier losing his Victoria Cross; army estimates; recommendations for appointments and promotions; the Maltese infantry; the Ministry of Supply; women's corps' uniforms.


  • 01 Nov 1919 - 29 Nov 1919

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (104 folios))

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