Official: Cabinet: correspondence and notes on World War I.

Reference code: CHAR 21/37

Part of: CHAR 21
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Date: 17 Feb 1915 - 22 Oct 1915

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Correspondence includes: [1st Lord] Emmott [First Commissioner of Works] on the fortification of Buckingham Palace against air attacks; Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC]; David Lloyd George [Minister of Munitions] on negotiations between Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] and Bulgaria and Greece; Austen Chamberlain [Secretary of State for India] on rewards to India after the war; Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith, Prime Minister]; [Lord] Curzon [of Kedleston, Lord Privy Seal] on his retraction of approval for WSC's trip to the Dardanelles; Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War] on WSC's visit to [General] Sir Ian Hamilton; and Sir Edward Carson [Attorney General] on his feeling that troops are dispatched on the basis of ill-informed Cabinet decisions.

Includes copies of correspondence from WSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War] and Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] on preparations to assist Holland [The Netherlands] against Germany; 6 letters to Asquith on subjects including WSC's visit to France, Lord Kitchener's reluctance to send troops to the Dardanelles and the executive control of the war; and to Sir Edward Carson [Attorney General] defending his conduct at Antwerp [Belgium] and Admiralty actions off Coronel [Chile].

Also includes typescript telegrams about Great Britain's readiness to act if the neutrality of Holland is violated and War Office figures showing recruits to the army, weekly casualties in France and the Dardanelles, and details of troops used for defence of Great Britain.

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