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(Untitled), 20 Dec 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/53/86-87

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Letter from WSC (Admiralty) to William Royle citing the growth of German naval power as the reason why Britain should not antagonise Russia in Persia. Warns that France may be forced into war with Germany to avoid national humiliation, but hopes that the rise of democratic forces in Germany and the recovery of Russia after her disasters in Manchuria [China] will lessen the threat of German aggression. Signed and annotated typescript copy.


  • 20 Dec 1911

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Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume II, Part 2, pp.1360-1; "Russian" incorrectly rendered "Rumanian"

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