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Letter from Sir Roger Keyes, 08 Sep 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/28/28-30

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Letter from Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (HMS Warspite, Mediterranean Fleet, Off Thaso [Thasos, Greece] marked "private" to WSC on subjects including: WSC's role in leading the government during the miners' strike; observations about [1st Lord] Beatty and his position [as Admiral of the Fleet] recommending that Beatty should remain in his role to oversee any further naval reductions, Beatty's role at the Battle of Jutland ("he saved the honour of the British Navy"); WSC's account of the Battle of Jutland and Keyes' view that postponing publishing would be a good idea; the account of Jutland by the German Naval Staff; and a reminder that WSC has Keyes' copy of the Naval Staff appreciation of Jutland. He ends by expressing the wish that WSC could visit and wishing him luck. Signed manuscript.


  • Creation: 08 Sep 1926

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Copyright: Keyes estate


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