Official: War and Air: telegrams and letters on Russia.

Reference code: CHAR 16/22

Part of: CHAR 16
Next record: CHAR 16/23
Previous record: CHAR 16/21

Date: 14 Jan 1919 - 30 Dec 1919

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Includes telegrams and letters from: Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Brigadier-General Edmund Ironside [Commander-in-Chief Allied troops, Archangel, Northern Russia]; Lieutenant-General Sir George Milne [Commanded the British Forces at Constantinople, later Istanbul, Turkey]; Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces at Murmansk [Russia, Sir Charles Maynard]; Major-General Sir Alfred Knox [Chief of British Military Mission to Siberia] (6); Major-General Herbert Holman [Chief of British Military Mission to South Russia] (64); General Yevgenii Miller [Governor-General of Archangel]; General William Bartholomew [Deputy Director of Military Intelligence]; Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard [Chief of the Air Staff]; General Nikolai Youdenitch; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (5); Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Briggs.

Also includes copy telegrams from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Major-General Tom Bridges [Head of Military Mission Allied Armies of the Orient], Admiral Alexander Kolchak, Major-General Walter Greenly [Chief of Military Mission Romania], General Anton Denikin, General Sir Henry Rawlinson [Commander, Forces in North Russia], [Chief Allied Mission Baltic, Lieutenant-General Sir Hubert Gough], Lieutenant-General Adrian Carton de Wiart [Commanded British Military Mission to Poland], and Brigadier-General Edward Spears [Head of the British Military Mission to Paris].

Subjects covered by the file include: British policy towards the Bolsheviks; the military situation on the various fronts; British naval and aerial support; support for Denikin, Kolchak, and Youdenitch; French policy; Finnish, Estonian, Romanian and Polish involvement; anti-Semitism amongst the "white" Russians; the political situation in the territories controlled by Denikin and Kolchak.

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