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(Untitled), [24] [Sep] [1922]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/125/18

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Extract from a letter from [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain to [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain, sent on to WSC. Writing in the train between Moose Jaw and Medicine Hat, Canada, Chamberlain comments on his surprise and delight at the strong pro-British feeling in Canada, and at the offers of service that had been pouring in since Britain had called on the Dominions for help. He states that Canada could raise tens of thousands of volunteers, and comments on criticism of [William] Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] for "his miserable and shameful hedging", adding that King's office depended on the French Canadian vote and the farmers' vote. Chamberlain thinks that veterans anxious to serve again might have left work, thinking they were wanted at once, as there was an exaggerated idea of the magnitude of the crisis. He says that misleading telegrams had been published giving the impression that Britain was taking sides with Greece to deprive Turkey of Constantinople [later Istanbul]; noting that most news was doctored for American consumption and then passed to Canada, Chamberlain states that something should be done to organize a Dominions press service. Unsigned typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/125/17.


  • Creation: [24] [Sep] [1922]

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