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(Untitled), 19 Aug 1914

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/27B/30

Scope and Contents

Memorandum by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on naval strength in the Baltic, stating that the Kiel Canal gave Germany the power of putting their whole naval force in the North Sea or the Baltic. He adds that the Royal Navy was not strong enough to provide two fleets, each individually superior to the German Fleet, and that the Admiralty could not obtain the naval command of the Baltic until either a decisive general battle had been won at sea or the Kiel canal was effectively blocked. WSC also comments on the possibilities of landing a Russian army in northern Germany from the Baltic. [Hand-written copy].

Dates

  • 19 Aug 1914

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright: Crown copyright

Extent

1 folio(s)

Language of Materials

English

Bibliography

Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume III, Part 1, pp. 45-46

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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