Private Papers of Vice Admiral Sir Trevylyan Napier KCB MVO
Extensive collection of records (555 items), almost entirely official in character, including a few papers relating to his command of the battleship HMS BELLEROPHON (1911), the organisation and courses of instruction at the Royal Naval War College, Portsmouth (1913 - 1914) and the test mobilisation of the Home Fleet (June - July 1914), but principally comprising papers covering his commands within the Grand Fleet of the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron (December 1914 - February 1915), the 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron (February 1915 - June 1917), the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron (July - December 1917) and the Light Cruiser Force (January 1918 - April 1919), among them many reports, operation orders, memoranda and signals on the deployment of light cruisers when with the Grand Fleet and employed in the North Sea on anti-submarine operations, minelaying and convoy protection, including material on the Battle of Jutland from the ships of the 3rd LCS and from HMS CHESTER, the torpedoing of HMS FALMOUTH during the operations of 19 August 1916, the Heligoland Bight action of 17 November 1917 and the surrender and internment of the German High Seas Fleet, together with instructions on gunnery and torpedo tactics and procedures and memoranda on the qualities of Royal Australian Navy midshipmen; also two personal letters from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Chatfield (November - December 1918), submissions about the post-war deployment of the Royal Navy on Home and foreign stations and a number of documents relating to Napier's appointment as Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station from December 1919 until his death following a short illness in July 1920.
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.