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Official: War and Air: memoranda, notes, and other correspondence on Russia., 02 Sep 1919 - 22 Sep 1919

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/25

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (7); Gregori Alexinsky; Lieutenant-General Sir Hubert Gough [Chief, Allied Mission Baltic]; General Nikolai Youdenitch; Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Kisch (2); Major-General Neill Malcolm [British Military Mission, Berlin, Germany]; Brigadier-General Edward Spears [Head of the British Military Mission to Paris, France]; local government officials from north Russia; Sidney Reilly on Gregori Alexinsky and Vladimir Bourtzev and the possibility of the British government funding their anti-Bolshevik pamphlets and on Russian diplomatic representation in Great Britain; and Mansfield Cumming [Chief of the Secret Service] on reports by Paul Dukes of life in Russia.Also includes copy minutes, telegrams and notes from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade], Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh], and Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; British intelligence summary; pamphlet by Vladimir Bourtzev; War Office public statement.Subjects covered by the file include: the withdrawal of British troops from north Russia; the military position in Russia; the economic situation under the Bolsheviks; the possibility of capturing Petrograd [later Leningrad and St Petersburg]; Finnish affairs and policy towards the Baltic states; Youdenitch's position; press coverage in Britain; tensions among the Russian political committee in Paris; and the loss of Secret Service agents at the "National Centre" in Moscow.

Dates

  • 02 Sep 1919 - 22 Sep 1919

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 file(s) (1 bound file and 1 folder (102 folios))

1 folder(s) (1 bound file and 1 folder (102 folios))

Language of Materials

English

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