War Office memoranda, 1918-01 - 1918-12
Scope and Contents
Notes and memoranda by LSA on subjects including: prospects for 1918; summarising arms supplies and battalion strengths; advances in Palestine and Syria; the future status of Egypt; the political aspects of campaigns in 1919; unity of operations in the East; the future of the Supreme War Council; Allied policy in Russia; the Irish Convention, Irish federalism, Irish passive resistance and the exclusion of Ulster from a Home Rule Bill; future military policy; the German spring offensive on the Western Front; the prevention of a future war; Allied war aims and military policy; the constitutional development of South Africa; the future of the Imperial Cabinet system; British man-power (writing as 1st Lord Milner, Secretary of State for War); relations between the Operations and Intelligence branches in the War Office; exploiting successes in Turkey; territorial claims in the Balkans; [Thomas] Woodrow Wilson [President of the United States] and his 14 points for peace; terms for an armistice with Austria-Hungary; preserving Anglo-American relations after the war, by showing restraint in policy towards German colonies; the future government of Lorenzo Marques [Portuguese East Africa, later Maputo, Mozambique]; extracting war indemnities from Germany.
Also includes: report by Lieutenant-General Jan Smuts on his mission to Egypt; note on the situation in Persia [Iran]; memorandum by Arthur Samuels, Attorney-General for Ireland, on the Irish priests' anti-conscription campaign, Sinn Fein and the chances of a Home Rule Bill; note on Imperial naval defence.
- 1918-01 - 1918-12
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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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