Correspondence and other papers relating to Sir Albert Stern's book on the development of the tank and to Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt's role.

Reference code: CHAR 2/108

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Date: 1919 - 1948

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CHAR 2/108/1 Note from [Edward Marsh] to [WSC] enclosing a suggested foreword to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Albert Stern's book on the development of the tank [see CHAR 2/108/2-3]. [Aug 1919]
CHAR 2/108/2-3 Account of the involvement of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Albert Stern in the development of the tank, being a suggested foreword to Stern's book on the subject. Sent with CHAR 2/108/1. [Aug 1919]
CHAR 2/108/4 Letter from WSC (War Office) to Sir James Masterton Smith asking him and G J H Lloyd to read [Sir Albert Stern's book on the development of the tank] and asking whether, in view of its express or implied criticisms of the War Office and of decisions made by WSC as Minister of Munitions, WSC should write a foreword to it (31 Aug). Typescript copy. Annotated by Edward Marsh that Masterton Smith would agree that WSC should not write a foreword (2 Sep). 31 Aug 1919 - 02 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/108/5 Letter from WSC (War Office) to G J H Lloyd enclosing an extract from Sir Albert Stern's book on the development of the tank and asking him to find a verified copy of a letter from Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt to compare with the version printed in Stern's book (31 Aug). Typescript copy. Annotated with Lloyd's reply that the printed version is at variance with the verified copy (2 Sep). 31 Aug 1919 - 02 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/108/6 Letter from WSC (War Office) to Edward Marsh instructing him to inform Sir Albert Stern that WSC cannot associate himself with Stern's book on the development of the tank. Typescript copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/108/7. 06 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/108/7 Another copy of CHAR 2/108/6. 06 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/108/8 Letter from Edward Marsh (War Office) to G J H Lloyd on the plan to write a response on behalf of WSC to Sir Albert Stern's book on the development of the tank once it is published. Copy. 11 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/108/9 Letter from Sir Albert Stern (123 Savoy Court, [London]) to Edward Marsh regretting that WSC feels unable to write a foreword to his book on the development of the tank , explaining that extracts from it were published too soon, and inviting WSC to cut out the parts he does not like. 12 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/108/10 Note by [Edward Marsh] that journalists from the Star and the Times have asked if WSC wishes to comment on the extract from Sir Albert Stern's book on the development of the tank; with WSC's reply that he sees no reason to do so. [Sep] [1919]
CHAR 2/108/11 Notes on Sir Albert Stern's book on the development of the tank pointing out that, although Stern was very closely involved with the supply of tanks during the war and is therefore well qualified to write about that, he is not in a position to criticise wider policy decisions. [Sep] [1919]
CHAR 2/108/12 Letter from G J H Lloyd (Ministry of Munitions) to Edward Marsh arguing that should a reply to Sir Albert Stern's book on the development of the tank be required it should take the form of "a more complete and balanced narrative". Refers to the inclusion in the book of a grossly inaccurate version of a letter from Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt. 16 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/108/13 Letter from Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt to WSC (War Office) enclosing a copy of the paper on tanks which he recently read before the British Association [see CHAR 2/108/14]. 27 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/108/14 "Account of the British tanks used in the war": a paper read by Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt, director of Naval Construction, to the British Association. Includes photographs and diagrams. Sent with CHAR 2/108/13. Sep 1919
CHAR 2/108/15 Letter from N S to Miss J M Lacey conveying WSC's thanks to Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt for copies of two chapters of his book [see CHAR 2/108/16]. Typescript copy. 20 Apr 1948
CHAR 2/108/16 Typescript copy of the chapters on the development of the tank from Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt's book, "A shipbuilder's yarn". Sent with CHAR 2/108/15. [1948]
CHAR 2/108/17 Letter from N S to Denis Kelly asking him to put in the archives the copy of two chapters of Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt's book [see CHAR 2/108/16]. Typescript copy. 20 Apr 1948
CHAR 2/108/18 Letter from J M Lacey (20 Ebury Street, London) to Jo Sturdee (28 Hyde Park Gate) enclosing a copy of two chapters of Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt's book [see CHAR 2/108/16]. 06 Apr 1948