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Army and Preparation for War, 1911-07 - 1914-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/2

Scope and Contents

Speeches, articles and reports, including: copy of a "Message to the Nation" by Field Marshal 1st Lord Roberts, consisting of a speech by Roberts, with supplementary material and other speeches by Roberts, advocating National Service and warning of Britain's unpreparedness for war; copy of a paper by LSA on the state of the armed forces, written for an informal committee on military affairs; texts and notes for speeches by LSA on defence, the Army estimates and National Service; issue of The Nation in Arms, journal of the National Service League; paper on intelligence methods in peace time, including methods used in Germany, Russia and France; Parliamentary papers, including statistics on the strength and efficiency of the Territorial Army and Reserve, report of the committee on the Special Reserve, memoranda by the Secretary of State for War, John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] on the Army estimates, 1913-15; notes of Parliamentary questions put to Seely by LSA, including a reply by Herbert Creedy, Private Secretary to Seely.


  • Creation: 1911-07 - 1914-07

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 109

Finding aid date

2003-04-29 14:54:11+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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