HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 c194
27. Mr. BRIANT

asked the Secretary for War, in view of the statement made by the Cippenham Select Committee that the War Office files carrying the history beyond the summer of 1917 are missing, whether an investigation has been held into the loss of these official documents and those responsible for the loss; and, if so, what was the result of such investigation?


I am having this matter investigated, and perhaps the hon. Member will repeat his question next week, when I hope to be in a position to answer fully.


Is it the case that this correspondence was thrown out of the windows of the War Office by a young lady clerk in the exuberance of her feelings on Armistice day?