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The Supreme Command, 1914-1918.

Author: Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey Hankey, Baron
Publisher: London, Allen and Unwin [1961]
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Lord Hankey (1877-1963) was a British civil servant and the first Cabinet Secretary, a top aide to Prime Minister David Lloyd George and the War Cabinet that directed Britain in World War One. Mostly derived from the author's diaries, which begin in March 1915, this study describes how Lord Hankey contributed to the development of the British system of Cabinet Government during the war years. First published in  Read more...
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Hankey, Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey, Baron, 1877-1963.
Supreme Command, 1914-1918.
London, Allen and Unwin [1961]
(OCoLC)564942382
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey Hankey, Baron
OCLC Number: 249296
Description: 2 volumes illustrations 24 cm
Contents: The renaissance of the fleet --
Naval reorganization --
Coast defences --
Naval strategy and co-ordination --
The committee of imperial defence --
Policy --
Grand strategy --
Economic pressure --
The declaration of London --
Supplies --
Miscellaneous precautions --
The war-book --
Empire co-operation --
General view of our defensive preparations --
1914 --
The outbreak of war --
The march of events --
The cabinet and the western front --
Antwerp --
Home defence --
Breakdown of the old cabinet system --
The war council at work --
The general situation, January 1915 --
Towards a policy --
The policy of the war council --
Military forces for the Dardanelles --
Political and naval set-backs --
Disillusionment --
The end of the liberal government --
A retrospect --
Coalition --
Reinforcements for Gallipoli --
The supreme command among allies --
Belligerent rights --
The freedom of the seas --
A visit to the Dardanelles --
Suvla --
After Suvla --
The origin of the Balkan campaign --
The end of the Dardanelles Committee.

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Lord Hankey (1877-1963) was a British civil servant and the first Cabinet Secretary, a top aide to Prime Minister David Lloyd George and the War Cabinet that directed Britain in World War One. Mostly derived from the author's diaries, which begin in March 1915, this study describes how Lord Hankey contributed to the development of the British system of Cabinet Government during the war years. First published in 1961, the two-volume collection is a history of the Supreme Command of the War; the conduct of the war, the development of the Supreme Command from Balfour to Lloyd George, and the [end of the war].

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