Grant Duff, Adrian, Diary, 7 October 1910

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Diary of Adrian Grant Duff, page 7

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Adrian Grant Duff: Preparing for the First World War
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Grant Duff, Adrian
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diary
Date: 
7 October 1910
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McMaster University Libraries
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Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

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In the afternoon I spent a good deal of time with Henry Wilson the new D.M.O. and discussed several points in connection with the employment of the Expeditionary Force. -
He does not appear to agree altogether with the conclusions arrived at two years ago - and in some degree I gather that the naval attitude has changed. - Our discussion to-day was however only a prelude. -
He had been in the North Sea with the fleet and describes them as "thoroughly frightened"! He also told me that staying in the same house with Mr. Haldane, that great man had pressed for his support for his organization of the Army - to which Wilson had replied that he would give it if Mr Haldane would answer two questions -
The regular army consist of six divisions: Why? Why not seven? Why not four? The territorial Army consists of fourteen divisions Why? Why not fifteen? Why not ten?
There is of course no answer --