Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Brigadier-General Edward Spears, Major Gerald Geiger and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War], WSC, the Director of Military Operations [Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe] and War Office officials.

Reference code: CHAR 16/67

Part of: CHAR 16
Next record: CHAR 16/68A-B
Previous record: CHAR 16/66

Date: 05 May 1920 - 28 Jun 1920

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Also includes correspondence from General Peter Polovtsov (2); Major-General Francis Bingham [Chief of British section and President of Sub-Commission for Armaments and Material, Military Inter-Allied Commission of Control, Germany]; Rear-Admiral George Hope; Sir Basil Thomson, Director of Intelligence, on the French political police; and copies of papers from other Russian and French figures, such as Prince Troubetzkoi and Boris Savinkov; cuttings from French newspapers; French leaflet on agreements over Mesopotamia [later Iraq]; and an intelligence report on Russo-German monarchist activities in Berlin [Germany].

Subjects include: matters concerning the military and political situation in Poland, including relations with Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and the Baltic states; matters concerning the military and political situation in Russia, including General Peter Wrangel's position and the situation in south Russia, Savinkov's role and relations between the various anti-Bolsheviks in Paris; Ukrainian and Finnish affairs; France purchasing German machine-guns; Krupps' armament production; revolutionary movements in France; Spears' wish to accept a job trading with Russia; French foreign policy and the views of French politicians; matters concerning Greece, Turkey and Persia [later Iran].

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