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MAURICE (Maj.-Gen. Sir Frederick) Haldane 1856-1915 [and] 1915-1928: The Life of Viscount Haldane of Cloan K.T., O.M. 1st Ed., 2 Vols. (1856-1915 & 1915-1928), xv+394pp., 8 plates & xv+290pp., 8 plates. Both vols. VG in sl. chipped dws. Faber & Faber. 1937/1939.  #56337
[HLMainPic] Detailed authorized life of Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount, Sec. of State for War 1905-12 (during which time he started to plan for a Continental war & implemented the Haldane Reforms, which included the establishment of the Imperial General Staff & the creation of an Expeditionary Force); Lord Chancellor 1912-15 but forced to resign over perceived German sympathies; later influential in the Labour Party. Haig called Haldane "the greatest Secretary of State for War England ever had" - the two had worked closely at the War Office during Haldane's tenure. Nice pair both vols. VG in sl. chipped dws.   £75


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