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(Untitled), 23 May 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/110/33

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Letter from 2nd Lord Esher [earlier Reginald Brett] (Roman Camp, Callander, [Perthshire, Scotland]) to WSC arguing, having read Sir Ian Hamilton's Gallipoli Diary, that had Vice-Admiral Sir John Keyes [later Lord Keyes] been in charge Constantinople [Turkey] would have been taken in 1915. Laments the apparent return to pre-war methods of naval and military organisation and argues that the factors which saved the country during the war were the readiness of the fleet in 1914, the Naval Division at Antwerp [Belgium] and Lord Kitchener's armies.


  • Creation: 23 May 1920

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Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume IV, Part 2, p 1106


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