Official: Colonial Office: Middle East: Various papers.

Reference code: CHAR 17/15

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Date: 13 Jan 1921 - 24 Dec 1921


Papers on various subjects including: the control of Mesopotamia [Iraq] through garrisons and the use of tanks and the RAF; statements of expenditure including subsidies to Arabia chiefs; the transfer of the administration of the mandated territories to the Middle East department; analysis of the costs of military forces in Palestine, North West Persia [later Iran], Mesopotamia and Egypt; negotiations between Turkey and France over Syria; the position of Emir Feisal; military activities by Turkey and negotiations with [Mustafa] Kemal [Pasha, later Ataturk].

Correspondents include: Sir Aylmer Haldane, Commander in Chief Mesopotamia [Iraq], T E Lawrence [later T E Shaw "Lawrence of Arabia"], Gertrude Bell and Sir Percy Cox [High Commissioner in Mesopotamia] on dealings with Arab leaders.

Includes copies of letters from WSC to David Lloyd George, Prime Minister, on military control over Mesopotamia, and to Lord Allenby and Sir Herbert Creedy.

Includes internal correspondence and 5 notes from Sir James Masterton-Smith [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies].




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