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(Untitled), 26 May 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/66/23-27

Scope and Contents

Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (General Headquarters, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force) to WSC condemning the treachery which led to WSC's resignation as First Lord of the Admiralty, describing the operations of the Expeditionary Force and criticising and praising various groups of its troops, referring to the sinking of HMS Triumph and describing the threat posed by submarines to his supply transports and asserting that the ships could be made invunerable to such attacks by means of nets hanging down from barges, praising the work of "Jack" [John Churchill] and reporting that most officers in the Navy are sorry that WSC is resigning as First Lord of the Admiralty. Signed and annotated typescript.


  • Creation: 26 May 1915

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5 folio(s)

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External Documents


Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume III, Part 2, pp 952-4


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