HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 cc184-5
10. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any official knowledge to the effect that the German General Vonder Goltz has joined the counter-revolutionary Russian forces in the Baltic provinces; and, if so, what stops it is proposed to take to safeguard the interests of our Esthonian, Latvien, and Livonian Allies in those regions?


The attention of His Majesty's Government has been drawn to a Press report emanating from Berlin to the effect that General Von der Goltz had offered his services to the representative of Admiral Kolchak in Helsingfors, and that he was now acting as Chief of the Staff to Prince Lieven's Corps, but no official confirmation of this report is forthcoming.

Meantime, the Russian forces at Libau are under the orders of General Gough, head of the British military mission to the Baltic States, so that the interests -of these States would seem to be adequately safe-guarded.

Lieut.-Colonel THORNE

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the German Government in 1917 were responsible for sending Lenin and thirty companions into Russia, which has been the cause of all the trouble there?

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