Milford Haven Letter to Jellicoe, 27 December, 1917

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Letter from Louis Alexander Mountbatten, First Marquess of Milford Haven to Jellicoe. Add. MSS. 49036, ff. 139-140 reproduced in The Jellicoe Papers Volume II, p. 258.

Kent House,

East Cowes,

Isle of Wight,

27th December, 1917.

I cannot find words to express my disgust and indignation. Everyone in the R.N. will feel the same, high and low. We are ruled by journalists and lawyers. Under the circumstances the peerage is an insult.

Don't think of reply.

As ever, your faithful old colleague...