Private Papers of Air Vice Marshal Sir Philip Game GCB GCVO GBE KCMG DSO
An extensive series of documents covering his service career, 1895 - 1929, and as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, 1935 - 1945, the bulk of the collection comprising 1,297 ms letters covering the period 1914 - 1918 and his appointments at the War Office, as GSO2 with IV Corps HQ France November 1914 to July 1915, GSO1 of the 46th Division until March 1916, and GSO1 at GHQ RFC until September 1918, mostly dealing with family matters and keeping the war in the background, with frequent discussion of personalities including Rawlinson, Major General Stuart-Wortley, Sir John Simon, Sir Henry Wilson, Trenchard and others. There is a short series of letters relating to service with the RFA in South Africa, 1901 - 1904, a number of letters to Game and his wife, notably one by Major General Hunter-Weston (29th Division) on the eve of the Gallipoli landings in April 1915, and a number of inter-war speeches, while the Second World War material relates principally to the 1940 London Blitz and V-weapons in 1944.
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.