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War Office memoranda, 1918-01 - 1918-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/51

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.


  • Creation: 1918-01 - 1918-12


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 76

Finding aid date

2003-07-14 14:56:37.123000+00:00

Repository Details

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