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CHAR 2/109 Public and political: papers relating to the Tank Awards Committee and the investigation into the invention of tanks by the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors.

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CHAR 2/109/1

Letter from Sir William Graham Greene (Ministry of Munitions) to WSC (War Office) enclosing a copy of the report of the Tank Awards Committee [see CHAR 2/109/2-14] and reporting that Sir William Tritton and Major Wilson have agreed to share their rewards equally.

1 folio
04 Feb 1919
CHAR 2/109/2-14

Report of the Tank Awards Committee. Sent with CHAR 2/109/1.

13 folios
[1919]
CHAR 2/109/15-16

Letter from Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt (Admiralty) to WSC stressing the importance of his (d'Eyncourt's) role in the development of the tank and asking WSC to support him in putting his claims before the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors.

2 folios
27 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/109/17

Letter from G J H Lloyd (Ministry of Munitions) to WSC on the checking, amendments and additions he has made to WSC's statement to the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors on the origin of the tank.

1 folio
28 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/109/18

Letter from G J H Lloyd (Ministry of Munitions) to Edward Marsh returning various papers including CHAR 2/109/19-32.

1 folio
29 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/109/19-32

Schedule, containing an account of his involvement in the development of the tank, to the claim of Commodore Murray Sueter to the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors.

14 folios
30 May 1919
CHAR 2/109/33-34

Letter from Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt to WSC thanking him for praising his (d'Eyncourt's) role in the development of the tank in his statement to the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors, reporting that he is to read a paper on tanks to the engineering section of the British Association [see CHAR 2/108/14], and arguing that the use of tanks will save money because a small army with tanks will be the equal of a much larger one without them.

2 folios
04 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/109/35

Letter from Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt (Admiralty) to Sir Herbert Creedy (War Office) returning a copy of WSC's statement to the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors on the origin of the tank.

1 folio
05 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/109/36-59

Draft of statement by WSC to the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors on the origin of the tank. Typescript annotated by WSC. Other copies contained in file.

24 folios
[Sep] [1919]
CHAR 2/109/60-81

Earlier typescript draft of CHAR 2/109/36-59.

22 folios
[Sep] [1919]
CHAR 2/109/82-103

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/109/36-59.

22 folios
[Sep] [1919]
CHAR 2/109/104-122

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/109/36-59.

19 folios
[Sep] [1919]
CHAR 2/109/123-131

Annotated typescript draft of CHAR 2/109/36-59.

9 folios
Aug 1919
CHAR 2/109/132-135

Account by [WSC] of the early development of the tank . Apparently not incorporated in his statement to the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors.

4 folios
[Sep] [1919]
CHAR 2/109/136

Copies of documents from 1915-1916 annexed to WSC's statement of 1919 on the origin of the tank to the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors.

1 1 vol
1915 - 1919
CHAR 2/109/137-140

Recommendations of the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors on various claims respecting the invention of tanks.

4 folios
17 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/109/141-144

Statement by the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors on their investigations of claims respecting the invention of the tank.

4 folios
[1919]