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Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Feb 1920

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/45

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] (3); "Reggie" [Brigadier-General Reginald Barnes] (2); 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary] (4); 1st Lord Islington [earlier John Dickson-Poynder] (2); Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; David Lloyd George; Herbert Fisher [President of the Board of Education]; P Sabline (4), G Wolkov, A Soldatenkov, and Lieutenant-General N Yermolov (2) [Russian Embassy]; Colonel Walter Kirke [Deputy Director Military Operations]; Lieutenant-General Serge Belosselsky-Belozersky; Reginald Leeper (Foreign Office); Brigadier-General Terence Keyes; Brigadier-General William Alexander; Field-Marshal 1st Lord Haig [Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in Great Britain]; Olwen Evans [earlier Olwen Lloyd George]; 1st Lord Northcliffe [earlier Alfred Harmsworth]; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] on a case involving an Indian Medical Service officer; Lord Robert Cecil [later Lord Cecil of Chelwood] on disorder in Egypt; 1st Lord Harcourt; General Yevgenii Miller [Governor-General of Archangel, Russia]; General Sir Ian Hamilton; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet] (4); [Lord] Edward Hay.Also includes copy letters and telegrams from WSC and Sinclair to some of those mentioned above and to Sir Eric Geddes [Minister of Transport], Edward Shortt [Home Secretary], the Lord Mayor of London, 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies], General Officer Commanding Constantinople [later Istanbul, Turkey, Lieutenant-General Sir George Milne], and General Nikolai Youdenitch; notes of an allied conference on and report of the Smyrna [later Izmir, Turkey] Committee; translation of an intercepted Bolshevik wireless transmission relating to arrests of Right Social revolutionaries.Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning the Russian Civil War, including supplying General Anton Denikin, Youdenitch, north Russia, and Polish forces, the Bolshevik threat to India, the evacuation of Batum [Georgia], Jewish influence among the Bolshevik leaders, the situation in the British Mission to south Russia, and in north Russia; territorial forces; army matters, such as finances, pay, and senior appointments; railway transport in France; the future position of Smyrna.

Dates

  • 01 Jan 1920 - 29 Feb 1920

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 file(s) (1 bound file and 1 folder (170 folios))

1 folder(s) (1 bound file and 1 folder (170 folios))

Language of Materials

English

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