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Official: War and Air: correspondence., 30 Dec 1920 - 15 Nov 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/72

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary]; Raiberti [French Minister of War]; "Charly" [7th Lord Londonderry, earlier Lord Castlereagh, Under-Secretary of State for Air]; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (5); Sir Graham Greene (3); Major-General Sir Alfred Knox (2); Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Harington [Commander of the Army of the Black Sea]; Herbert Samuel [High Commissioner, Palestine]; Boris Savinkov; General Sir Nevil Macready [Commanded the Forces in Ireland]; 1st Lord Lee of Fareham [First Lord of the Admiralty]; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War from February 1921] (5); 8th Duke of Northumberland (2).Also includes copy letters from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies], Brigadier-General Sir Douglas Dawson, 1st Lord Hardinge of Penshurst [British Ambassador in Paris], and Lieutenant-Colonel Bertram Cooke; notes of an interview with General Besobrasov; House of Commons Orders of the Day on the army estimates; copy of an address by WSC on the territorial army from 8 December 1920; papers on the Reginald Dyer case.Subjects include: employment matters; withdrawing troops from Mesopotamia [later Iraq]; South African matters; Russian affairs, including French views and support for anti-Bolsheviks; the award of the Legion of Honour to Ministry of Munitions officials; congratulations on WSC's tenure as Secretary of State for War; the financial situation in Palestine; patrolling the inland waterways of Ireland; estimates for Mesopotamia [later Iraq, and parts of southeast Turkey, southwest Iran and Syria] and Palestine.


  • Creation: 30 Dec 1920 - 15 Nov 1921

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (109 folios))

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  • Army (Organization)

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