The War Council was established in November 1914 to direct the overall conduct of the War. This class contains all of WSC's correspondence and papers relating to the discharge of this responsibility except those relating to the Admiralty and certain other specific bodies such as the Cabinet and its various committees. The two correspondence files (26/1 and 26/2) contain valuable correspondence with Lord Kitchener, Secretary of State for War and General Sir John French [later 1st Lord Ypres], Commander of the British Expeditionary Force in France. The War Council was replaced in June 1915 by the Dardanelles Committee of the Cabinet.
|CHAR 26/1||Official: War Council.||09 Aug 1914 - 31 Dec 1914|
|CHAR 26/2||Official: War Council.||Jan 1915 - May 1915|
|CHAR 26/3||Official: War Council.||01 Jan 1915 - 31 May 1915|
|CHAR 26/4||Official: War Council.||01 Jan 1915 - 14 Mar 1915|
|CHAR 26/5||Official: War Council.||27 Jan 1915 - Nov 1915|