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HAMILTON, Gen Sir Ian Standish Monteith (1853-1947)
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Letters from General Sir Leslie Rundle to Eleanor Sellar, 1914-[1919], on topics including senior staff appointments and his own dismissal, World War One

Letters sent by Gen Sir (Henry Macleod) Leslie Rundle to his friend Eleanor Charlotte Sellar, including the Curragh Incident, and his disappointment that Hamilton was not appointed Chief of the Imperial General Staff or Commander-in-Chief, India, 12 Apr 1914; his allegations of cliques and divisions in the army, and his admiration for Hamilton's command of the Dardanelles Expedition, 15 Jun 1915; his new command (Central Force), and prospects for a German invasion of Britain, 25 Aug 1915; his dismissal as General Officer Commanding Eastern Command by FM Sir John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Viscount French of Ypres and High Lake, General Officer Commanding Home Forces, with copy of Rundle's letter regarding his dismissal to FM Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and Broome, Secretary of State for War, 1 May 1916; his indignation at the public criticism of Rt Hon Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane of Cloan, and his belief that the USA should control the Allied high command, 17 Nov 1917. 1 file, 10 letters

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