Grant Duff, Adrian, Diary, 7 October 1910

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Adrian Grant Duff diary, page 6

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Case Study: 
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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eng
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Oct. 7th. Home Defence. Saw Fuller - their object is as I jaloused to get certain principles of Imperial Defence - of which Home Defence is of course only a part -- accepted. - These define in fact the reasons for the existence of our military forces to wit: "so long as our superiority at sea is maintained, it is more likely that we shall be required to develop our strength outside the United Kingdom than within it. Outside the United Kingdom, in addition to the protection of our outlying possessions, it may be necessary in the future, as in the past, to support Allies against aggression, or to intervene on the Continent of Europe in accordance with any treaty obligations which may exist." xxx "It is of the highest importance that the balance of Power should be maintained throughout the world".
They are also anxious that the C. in C. of the Central Force for the defence of the United Kingdom should be permanently nominated.