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A Short Examination of Admiralty Intervention in the Sphere of Imperial Politics. With a foreword by H.W. Massingham.

Published: Printed and Published by the National Press Agency Limited, London, No date (circa 1912)

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49 pages, original printed light card wrappers with a new matching paper spine. Library numbers in ink at the top of the front cover, a good copy.

Winston Churchill was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911. The pamphlet is critical of the reforms he introduced. The third chapter records a sharp and sudden reversion, under Mr Churchill's guidance, to the almost obsolete policy of contributions. The results of this throw-back to conservatism and centralization are before the world. It has dislocated Canadian politics, reintroduced racial differences, and made a British Liberal Government appear as a partisan of one conception of Colonial responsibilities, which Canadian Liberalism repudiates. Incidentally, it has given fresh vitality to our dying differences with Germany; but this, we may well hope, is an incidental and passing misfortune. 

Not in Cohen's Bibliography of the Writings of Sir Winston Churchill (2006)

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (220 x 140 mm)
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