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(Untitled), 04 Jan 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/46/7-8

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Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet [Admiral Sir John Jellicoe] on the need to rest the fleets and flotillas to conserve strength, and stressing the great importance of capturing the island of Borkum [Germany] to provide an overseas base for British submarines. WSC also comments on using "priceless information" [intercepted and decoded German naval signals; these comments were deleted before the letter was sent]. [Hand-written copy, with typed transcript].


  • Creation: 04 Jan 1915

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Copyright: Crown copyright


3 folio(s)

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Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume III, Part 1, pp.368-369


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