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National Defence: Army, 1935-03 - 1938-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/5/61

Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence on defence policy, with correspondents including: Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield [First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff] on the Singapore naval base; Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War, commenting on LSA's scheme for forming garrison battalions of older men for overseas service; General Sir Robert Whigham, on LSA's proposals for combining short and long service; General Sir John Burnett-Stuart, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command.

Also includes: notes for a speech by LSA; print of a manifesto in favour of National Registration and National Service; prints of statements by the Prime Minister [James Ramsay MacDonald and Stanley Baldwin] on defence, annotated by LSA; cutting of an article on the Singapore naval base by Hector Bywater, naval correspondent of the Morning Post; text of a broadcast by Admiral Sir [William] Howard Kelly on naval bases, particularly Singapore; issue of and extract from Hansard covering a speech by LSA on co-ordination of defence, and the air estimates debate (1937); report of the Army League Committee (chaired by LSA) on a policy for the Army.


  • 1935-03 - 1938-11

Conditions Governing Access

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


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 159

Finding aid date

2003-10-29 13:49:15.780000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

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