Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign.

Reference code: CHAR 16/14

Part of: CHAR 16
Next record: CHAR 16/15A-B
Previous record: CHAR 16/13

Date: 01 Dec 1919 - 31 Dec 1919

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Correspondents include: Sir Reginald Brade [Secretary, War Office] on promotions and his health; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (2); Robert Donald of the Globe; H A Gwynne, [Editor] of the Morning Post; Niall, 10th Duke of Argyll; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff]; 1st Lord Curzon [Lord President of Council] (2); Sir Charles Darling on his son (2); Major-General Boris Heroys; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet] (2); Lieutenant-General Adrian Carton de Wiart [Commanded British Military Mission to Poland]; Stephen Tallents [British Commissioner for the Baltic Provinces] on a meeting with the Estonian Prime Minister; Major-General Charles Harington [Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff]; Harold Fortington on a deal with the Lithuanian government; Charles Sale on cable communication with south Russia; Sir James Stevenson [Surveyor-General of Supply] on uniforms; Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on receiving a medal; Clive Wigram [Assistant Private Secretary and Equerry to the King]; Boris Savinkov.

Also includes copy telegrams and letters from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to David Lloyd George, Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal], Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India], Walter Long [First Lord of the Admiralty], 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge, Private Secretary to King George V], Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer], King George V, Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig [Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in Great Britain], and Sir Bernard Pares discussing an interview with [Boris] Savinkov.

Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning the campaign in Russia, including support for General Anton Denikin, General Nikolai Youdenitch, and General Carl Mannerheim, the return of some Russian prisoners of war, the situation in Poland and the Baltic states, railway conditions in southern Russia, the supply of food to and the strength of the Bolsheviks; officers' pay in India; senior officers' pay; awarding honours, including Lloyd George receiving army medals; air policy; refugee camps at Port Said [Egypt] and Baqubah [Mesopotamia, later Iraq]; Indian input to Major-General Wilfrid Malleson's mission [to Turkestan]; the 7th Hussars.

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