§ 16. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in Volume I. of Naval Operations of the War, Sir Julian Corbett had access to all 2160 the documents in the possession of the Admiralty relating to the events described; whether the proofs of this volume were submitted to, and approved of, by the Admiralty; and whether the Admiralty accepts responsibility for the statements contained in this history based on official documents?
§ Mr. LONG
It will be sufficient for me to quote the statement which faces the title page of the volume, namely—The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have given the author access to official documents in the preparation of this work, but they are in no way responsible for his reading or presentation of the facts as stated.
§ The Admiralty saw the proofs and agreed to publication; but, as stated, do not accept responsibility.