Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

Official: Cabinet: Chanak Committee., 15 Sep 1922 - 30 Sep 1922

 File
Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/15

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Hugh Trenchard, Air Chief Marshal, Chief of Air Staff, on diverting RAF men aboard the "Braemar Castle" from Iraq to Constantinople [later Istanbul, Turkey] in case of war with Turkey (2); Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War] on stopping Turkish arms traffic; 10th Lord Cavan [Chief of Imperial General Staff, earlier Lord Kilcoursie]; General Sir Charles Harington, [General Officer Commanding -in-Chief, Allied Forces of Occupation in Turkey] on being allowed to use his own judgement in not precipitating war.Also includes: paraphrases of telegrams between WSC and the Governors-General of Canada (1st Lord Byng), Australia [1st Lord Forster], New Zealand (1st Lord Jellicoe), the Union of South Africa ("Arthur Frederick" [Prince Arthur of Connaught]) and the Officer administering the Government of Newfoundland [Canada] (Sir William Allardyce), on the Co-Operation of the Dominions in the Turco-Greek situation, protecting Constantinople and the Gallipoli [Turkey] Peninsula from Mustapha Kemal Ataturk and the Turks; draft instructions by WSC to [?] General Harington on persuading Mustapha Kemal to withdraw from the neutral Chanak [Turkey] zone and re-enter Europe through a conference rather than violence; notes by WSC on action to be taken against Mustapha Kemal; a statement by Sir Hugh Trenchard showing the approximate dates of arrival of RAF units at Constantinople; lists of artillery to be sent to General Harington; draft notes by WSC on the Mudanya [Turkey] Conference; an extract from a speech by Benjamin Disraeli [Lord Beaconsfield and Lord Hughendon] on the Treaty of San Stefano [Italy]; draft notes by WSC on a meeting between Mustapha Kemal and the Allied generals; draft instructions by WSC to [?] General Harington on defence priorities.

Dates

  • 15 Sep 1922 - 30 Sep 1922

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 file(s) (1 bound file (63 folios))

Language of Materials

English

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.