Grant Duff, Adrian, Diary, 7 October 1910

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Adrian Grant Duff diary, page 8

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Case Study: 
Adrian Grant Duff: Preparing for the First World War
Creator: 
Grant Duff, Adrian
Source: 
diary
Date: 
7 October 1910
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McMaster University Libraries
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Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

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00001412-3
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eng
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As regards the expeditionary force the position is, as I had pointed out earlier in the conversation, precisely the same as it was when the government of the day sent Moore to Sweden with ten thousand men - summarized by Fortescue thus.
We propose to send so many men to the continent in certain eventualities but there is no logical reason why we send that number or any other. - Despite all our clear thinking our army is organized for peace purposes - while those of our possible enemies are organized for war. Talking of clear thinking a sailor remarked that when he listened to one of Mr Haldane's speeches he always felt as if he was running into a fog bank. -
I should say "organized" This is badly worded - The strength of our army is calculated on our Peace requirements, not on what we may require in war.