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Letters to Pamela McKenna, 1914-01 - 1914-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 6/7

Scope and Contents

Letters from Fisher on subjects including: John Seely [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone] "blacking the King's boots" by adding King George V's view to what the Cabinet had already agreed; wishing that David Lloyd George [Chancellor of the Exchequer] would remove duty from tea, sugar and tobacco; numbers of Germans living in Britain; the unaltered war arrangements at the Admiralty since McKenna left; the popularity of the Government; Sir George Armstrong's appointment as Chief Naval Censor; German submarine torpedoes being much more powerful than British torpedoes; the military control of the German Fleet; Fisher's return to the Admiralty as 1st Sea Lord; altering navigation lights and buoys to control neutral trade and confuse German pilots; the likely chances of a raid on the north-east coast; Fisher's satisfaction at having sent HMS Invincible and HMS Inflexible in time to join Vice-Admiral Sir (Frederick) Doveton Sturdee's squadron in the Falklands.


  • Creation: 1914-01 - 1914-12


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Finding aid date

2005-09-28 12:27:53.083000+00:00

Repository Details

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