Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Bust of Kitchener

Jenkins mentions a bust of Lord Kitchener seen as one climbed the staircase at the War Office. He sees “Kitchener’s cold angry eyes, haunting and haunted, surveying with deepest disapproval all who came that way.” [MP 55/51, 59/54] Lord Horatio … Continue reading

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Outside the Army Council Room

Jenkins, on his way to Finn’s office on the second floor, notes the decor: Outside the Army Council Room, side by side on the passage wall, hung, ┬áso far as I knew, the only pictures in the building, a pair … Continue reading

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Sporting Prints

Jenkins, speaking of their Polish counterparts, asks Pennistone, You put them through their literary paces as a matter of routine? … Pennistone laughed at the thought. Though absolutely dedicated to his duties with the Poles, he also liked getting as … Continue reading

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