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Official: War and Air: Cabinet papers., 06 Jan 1920 - 18 Dec 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/54

Scope and Contents

Includes papers and memoranda prepared by: WSC; Rear-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes; Brigadier-General Arthur Turner, British Baltic Military Mission; Harold Williams; Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe, Director of Military Operations; Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Harington, Commander of the Army of the Black Sea; and other War and Air officials.Also includes notes and minutes by WSC, Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War], General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff]; a letter from Youdenitch; intelligence reports about Japanese secret agents, a double agent working for MI5, and German intelligence.Subjects include: the military consequences of the Turkish peace settlement and the situation in Constantinople [later Istanbul] and Thrace; army estimates; matters concerning Russia, including General Nikolai Youdenitch's army, supplying north Russia, the situation in Batum [Georgia], the case for British intervention, conditions under the Bolsheviks, the position of General Peter Wrangel, and refugees from the Crimea; the situation in Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia [later Iraq] and Persia [later Iran]; British military liabilities.


  • Creation: 06 Jan 1920 - 18 Dec 1920

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folios 17 which has been removed on Cabinet Office instructions under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review date 1 January 2032.


1 file(s) (1 bound file and 1 folder (58 folios))

1 folder(s) (1 bound file and 1 folder (58 folios))

Language of Materials



  • Army (Organization)

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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