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Notes of a conversation at Archerfield, 1911-10-20

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 4/2

Scope and Contents

Rough notes and typescript of a conversation at the house of Herbert Asquith [Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on subjects including: McKenna's objections to using British troops in France and his view that the French were being encouraged to provoke Germany, believing that Britain would support them; Asquith's hope to avoid war and opposition to the scheme for an expeditionary force, and McKenna's fear that he might be pushed into sending the force by colleagues including [?] Winston Churchill and the General Staffs.


  • Creation: 1911-10-20


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The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


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Finding aid date

2005-09-28 12:07:02.500000+00:00

Repository Details

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