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Official: War Cabinet: various papers., 03 Jan 1918 - 18 Feb 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 27/33

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Papers by various individuals including: General Jan Smuts on the dissolution of the war organisation committee; [17th] Lord Derby [earlier Edward Stanley] Secretary of State for War, on gun ammunition and salvage; [1st ] Lord Rhondda [earlier David Thomas] Food Controller, recommending a National Salvage Board; Colonel [Lancelot] Storr on the extension of the British front in France; Rowland Prothero [later 1st Lord Ernle] President of the Board of Agriculture, Christopher Addison [Minister of Reconstruction], and William Fisher [later 1st Lord Downham], President of the Local Government Board, on the use of waste products; Sir Eric Geddes, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the transport of coal from Murmansk [Russia] by Russian ships; WSC, Minister of Munitions, on labour, manpower and materials; and Sir Auckland Geddes, Minister of National Service, commenting on WSC' s paper.Also includes: a draft report of the Cabinet committee on manpower (including a comparison of Allied and enemy troops) and comments by the Army Council on the report; minutes and agendas of meetings of the War Cabinet; covering letters from Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Imperial War Cabinet; copies of telegrams between General John Pershing, Commander-in-Chief of American Expeditionary Forces in Europe, and General Sir William Robertson, Chief of Imperial General Staff, on United States troops and the need for them to fight under the American flag; and printed correspondence on the internment of sea-planes under the jurisdiction of the Netherlands.


  • Creation: 03 Jan 1918 - 18 Feb 1918

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1 item(s) (1 file (92 loose folios including pamphlets))

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