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"The Problem of the Army" and army reform, 1881 - 1947-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/1/19

Scope and Contents

Memoranda, notes and articles on War Office and army reform relating to LSA's series of articles for the Times, The Problem of the Army, including: account by LSA of writing the articles and his subsequent involvement in reform; extract from speech by Major-General Sir Frederick Roberts on improving the army (1881); notes on colonial forces, particularly in South Africa; annotated reprint of the articles; outline by 2nd Lord Esher [Chairman of the War Office Reconstitution Committee, earlier Reginald Brett] of the division of duties at a reformed War Office; evidence given by LSA to [? the War Office Reconstitution Committee] on his time as the Times war correspondent in South Africa and his observations on the need for army reform; notes by John Clauson [Secretary, Colonial Defence Committee and Assistant Secretary, Committee of Imperial Defence] on a paper by LSA on colonial forces; memorandum by LSA to Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War].


  • Creation: 1881 - 1947-12

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 97

Finding aid date

2003-03-28 17:00:37+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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