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Gladys Young in readings from 'THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARGOT ASQUITH'


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Volume 2
Arranged for broadcasting in twelve episodes by H. Oldfield Box
Produced by Audrey Cameron
Part 10 told how on the morning of November 29, 1917, Mr. Asquith showed his wife the now famous Lansdowne Letter, in which Lord Lansdowne listed the points he thought might make peace talks acceptable to Germany. It also told of the opening of the German Spring Offensive in 1918, and of the series of amazing German successes between March 22 and April 1. At the urgent request of Lord Haig and Lord Milner, the Supreme Command of the Allied Forces was taken over by Marshal Foch. Statements in the House of Commons by Mr. Lloyd George on April 9 satisfied the ignorant but terrified the army; and on May 7, General Frederick
Maurice-the Director of Military Operations-published a letter categorically denying the accuracy of the Prime Minister's statements. Mr. Bonar Law, speaking for the Prime Minister in the House of Commons, suggested there should be an enquiry, but the Government, at the instigation of Mr. Balfour, changed the motion and the enquiry was turned into a vote of censure.


Unknown: H. Oldfield
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: Mr. Lloyd George

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