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Letters to McKenna and Pamela McKenna, 1910-08 - 1918-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 6/12

Scope and Contents

Letters from Fisher on subjects including: the chances of a General Election; the threat of food shortages due to submarine attacks and Fisher's conviction that he could defeat them if restored to the Admiralty; [?] King George V interfering in Army affairs; the autocratic behaviour of Winston Churchill [First Lord of the Admiralty] and the excuses of Rear-Admiral Henry Campbell [Rear-Admiral Home Fleets at The Nore] in sending HMS Cressy, HMS Aboukir and HMS Hogue out on patrol in the North Sea to be torpedoed; "Napoleon B" [1st Lord Haldane, Secretary of State for War] and his attempts to move to the Admiralty following insubordination among his generals; Admiral Sir William May's manoeuverings to become 1st Sea Lord; attacks by Winston Churchill [President of the Board of Trade] against the naval estimates with information provided by Sir William White; Admiral Lord Charles Beresford's campaign to become Admiral of the Fleet; suggestions that Fisher should write his memoirs.


  • Creation: 1910-08 - 1918-08


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Finding aid date

2005-09-28 12:29:54.850000+00:00

Repository Details

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