Private Papers of Admiral Sir Richard Phillimore GCB KCMG MVO JP
Important and extensive ms and ts papers, such as diaries, lectures, letters, official papers, photographs and reports, April 1905 - December 1937, relating to his career with the Royal Navy, 1905 - 1929, including: his service as Flag Captain at Portsmouth, 1905 - 1907; commanding the cruiser HMS ABOUKIR in the Mediterranean, 1909 - 1911, with reference to amphibious operations; Chief of Staff to the C-in-C, Mediterranean, 1912 - August 1914, participating in the pursuit of the GOEBEN and BRESLAU, August 1914; commanding HMS INFLEXIBLE, August 1914 - March 1915, as part of the 2nd Battle Cruiser Squadron, Battle Cruiser Fleet, taking part in the action off the Falklands, December 1914, and the attempt to force the Dardanelles, March 1915; Principal Beach Master for the landings at Cape Helles, Gallipoli, April - August 1915; liaison officer to the Imperial Russian Headquarters, October 1915 - December 1916, commenting on the many places and people he saw, notably Tsar Nicholas II and his court; Admiral Commanding Aircraft with responsibility for the seaplane carriers, seaplane tenders, and aircraft of the Grand Fleet, December 1917 - June 1919, and referring to the raid on Tondern, July 1918, and the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet, November 1918; President of the Committee on Special Post War Questions, June 1919 - November 1920, with particular reference to the development and future of naval aviation; command of the Reserve Fleet, 1920 - 1922; and C-in-C, Plymouth Station, 1924 - 1926, relating to the rearmament, education and training of the postwar Royal Navy; mentioning or corresponding with many senior officers, notably Admirals of the Fleet Earl Beatty, Sir John de Robeck, Earl Jellicoe, Sir John Kelly and Lord Keyes, Sir Doveton Sturdee; Admirals Sir Sackville Carden, Sir Walter Cowan, Sir Archibald Douglas, A A Eberhard, I K Grigorovitch, P F A H Guepratte, Sir Reginald Henderson, B A Kanin, Sir Berkeley Milne, Sir William Pakenham, Hon Sir Alexander Ramsay, Sir Morgan Singer, A P Stoddart, Sir Ernest Troubridge, Sir Richard Webb; Vice Admirals Sir Lewis Bayly, R Bell Davies VC, B W M Fairbairn, V A Kolchak, C R Payne; Rear Admirals Sir Robert Arbuthnot, T P H Beamish, T W Kemp, E A Taylor; Captain Sir Bryan Godfrey-Faussett RN; Field Marshal Earl Kitchener, Generals M V Alexieff, Sir Richard Haking, M Janin, I Korostovich; Lieutenant General Sir John Hanbury-Williams; Major General Sir Alfred Knox; and Brigadier General F G Marsh.
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.