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(Untitled), 19 Dec 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/27B/133

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Telegram from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Field Marshal Sir John French [Commander-in-Chief, British Expeditionary Force, later 1st Lord Ypres], regretting that the Royal Navy could not provide artillery support on the Belgian coast. WSC explains that small ships were not powerful enough, and it was not justifiable to expose battleships to risk of attack by submarines, except to support a land attack of primary importance. [Hand-written draft, unsigned].


  • 19 Dec 1914

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Copyright: Crown copyright


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Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume III, Part 1, p.317

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