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CHAR 13/33 Official: Admiralty: German Naval Law: Prints and papers.

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CHAR 13/33/1

Letter from Commander George Thomson (Naval Intelligence Division) to Sir James [name unknown], sending extracts from speeches by Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] on the German Navy Law [extracts not present].

1 folio
15 Jun 1914
CHAR 13/33/2

Despatch from the British Ambassador to Germany, reporting proceedings in the Reichstag with regard to the acceleration of the German Navy Bill Programme. [Typescript].

1 folio
07 Mar 1898
CHAR 13/33/3-5

Speech of the German Emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II, at the launch of a battleship [unnamed], asking the German people to support the strengthening of the fleet. [Typescript].

3 folios
18 Oct 1899
CHAR 13/33/6-7

Report on a speech by Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] in a Reichstag debate on the German Naval Estimates. [Typescript copy].

2 folios
Dec 1899
CHAR 13/33/8-9

Text of Major-General Keim's address to the German Navy League, "Our Fleet and Its Future", with text of supporting telegram from the Emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II. [Typed copy].

2 folios
Jan 1905
CHAR 13/33/10-11

Text of Kaiser Wilhelm II's speech at the opening of the Reichstag, on the German Navy Law. [Typescript].

2 folios
28 Nov 1905
CHAR 13/33/12-13

Reported text of speech by Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] at the sitting of the Budget Commission on the alteration of the German Navy Law and increased votes on naval expenditure. [Typescript].

2 folios
Feb 1906
CHAR 13/33/14-15

Reported text of speech by Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] in the Reichstag on the new German Fleet Bill. [Typescript].

2 folios
28 Nov 1907
CHAR 13/33/16-17

Report by [Captain Herbert Heath], the British Naval Attache (Berlin [Germany]) on remarks made to him by Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] on the German Navy. [Typescript].

2 folios
13 Apr 1909
CHAR 13/33/18-21

Report by Captain Herbert Heath, British Naval Attache (Berlin [Germany]) on his conversations with the Adjutant to Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] on the German battleships of the 1909 programme. Includes copy of a letter from the Adjutant to Heath. [Typescript].

4 folios
29 Oct 1909
CHAR 13/33/22

Reported text of speech by Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] to the Budget Committee of the Reichstag on the large size of the new British cruisers and the resulting increase in the size of new German cruisers. [Typescript].

1 folio
11 Feb 1910
CHAR 13/33/23

Report of the British Ambassador to Germany [Sir William Goschen], on a speech by Admiral von Keoster defending the German Navy League's demands for more large cruisers in the light of the despatch of a ship to Agadir [Morocco]. [Typescript].

1 folio
12 Jul 1911
CHAR 13/33/24

Short extract from a report by [? Captain Hugh Watson], British Naval Attache [Berlin], reporting that Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] remarked that a speech by WSC was threatening to Germany. [Typescript].

1 folio
30 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/33/25-26

Text of speech by Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] to the Budget Committee of the Reichstag on German naval construction and Germany's attitude to the British Navy. [Typescript].

2 folios
06 Feb 1913
CHAR 13/33/27

Extract from a letter from [? Captain Hugh Watson], British Naval Attache [Berlin, Germany] reporting that a German naval writer who had described WSC's speech of 18 Mar 1912 [on Naval Estimates] as a fair one, had been ordered by the Reichs-Marine-Amt to take the line that the speech was an outrage to Germany. [Typescript copy; see CHAR 9/42 for WSC's speech].

1 folio
29 Apr 1912
CHAR 13/33/28-30

Text of speech by Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] before the Budget Committee of the Reichstag on German warship construction as compared to the British construction programme. [Typescript].

3 folios
10 Feb 1914
CHAR 13/33/31-32

Text of speech by Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] during a debate in the Reichstag on German Naval Estimates, on the need for increasing the number of ships for overseas service. [Typescript].

2 folios
20 Feb 1914
CHAR 13/33/33

Reported text of a speech by Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] during a debate in the Reichstag on German Naval Estimates, on the need for more ships in foreign waters. [Typescript].

1 folio
19 Feb 1914
CHAR 13/33/34-52

Diary of a visit by 1st Lord Haldane [Secretary of State for War] to Berlin [Germany], 8-9 Feb 1912. Includes accounts of Haldane's conversations with: the Chancellor of Germany [Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg], on the balance of power in Europe, the increase in the British and German fleets and territorial questions in Africa; the Emperor [Kaiser Wilhelm II] and Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty] on German naval increases; and with J Cambon [? French Ambassador to Germany] on Britain's intentions towards Germany and France. Also includes sketch of a formula for keeping the balance of power, and German proposals for relations with Britain in Persia [Iran], Turkey and Africa. [Carbon].

19 folios
08 Feb 1912 - 12 Feb 1912
CHAR 13/33/53

Report by the Admiralty Intelligence Department on the German Fleet Laws of 1898, 1900, 1906, and 1908. [Printed].

33 pp 1-67
Jan 1911