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Page 193 - I see by little and little more of what is to be done, and how it is to be done, should I ever be able to do it.
Page 19 - ... to aim at being able, in case of necessity, to send abroad two complete Army Corps, with Cavalry Division and Line of Communication. But it will be distinctly understood that the probability of the employment of an Army Corps in the field in any European war is sufficiently improbable to make it the primary duty of the military authorities to organise our forces efficiently for the defence of this country.
Page 19 - Army may be correctly laid down by stating that the objects of our military organization are : (a) The effective support of the civil power in all parts of the United Kingdom. (b) To find the number of men for India, which has been fixed by arrangement with the Government of India. (c) To find garrisons for all our fortresses and coaling stations, at home and abroad, according to a scale now laid down, and to maintain these garrisons at all times at the strength fixed for a peace or war footing.
Page 19 - Militia, and to organize the Auxiliary Forces, not allotted to Army Corps or garrisons, for the defence of London and for the defensible positions in advance, and for the defence of mercantile ports. (e) Subject to the foregoing considerations and to their financial obligations, to aim at being able, in case of necessity, to send abroad two complete Army Corps, with Cavalry Division and Line of Communication. But it will be distinctly understood that the probability of the employment of an Army...
Page 8 - Return showing the establishment of each regiment of militia in the United Kingdom and the numbers present, absent, and wanting to complete, and the number of militia reserve men enrolled and effective, at the training of 1892.
Page 18 - is sufficiently improbable to make it the primary duty of the military authorities to organise our forces efficiently for the defence of this country". Although the memorandum claimed that " It has been considered in connection with the programme of the Admiralty and with knowledge of the assistance which the Navy is capable of rendering. . .", it would appear to be completely at variance with the spirit actuating the Naval Defence Act. No hint was given of the possible need for offensive action...