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TITLE
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 31 October 1914 (3 of 3)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_CL_B_LETTER_026C
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Lochaber Archive Centre
ASSET ID
43193
KEYWORDS
First World War
World War I
World War One
Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 31 October 1914 (3 of 3)

This letter was written by Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel at Maida Barracks, Aldershot, to Lady Hermione Cameron at 4 Carlton Terrace, Edinburgh on 31 October 1914. Lochiel was waiting to be mobilised. The letter comprises three pages. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:

...General will be. They talk of General Egerton [Major-General Granville George Algernon Egerton 1859-1951] who commands the Lowland Division. Your father will know him I expect, as he commanded the troops in Glasgow for the King’s visit.

Tell him I think very little of Beardmores
[British armaments manufacturer] to be beaten by Krupp [German armaments manufacturer] in guns in the way we have been. Why can’t they turn out guns like that?? That is what we want to know. Had we had guns, Antwerp would never have fallen like that.


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Cameron of Lochiel to Lady Hermione Cameron, 31 October 1914 (3 of 3)

1910s

First World War; World War I; World War One

Lochaber Archive Centre

The World War One Letters of Colonel Donald Cameron of Lochiel

This letter was written by Donald Walter Cameron of Lochiel at Maida Barracks, Aldershot, to Lady Hermione Cameron at 4 Carlton Terrace, Edinburgh on 31 October 1914. Lochiel was waiting to be mobilised. The letter comprises three pages. The following is a transcript of the parts which relate to the war:<br /> <br /> <i>...General will be. They talk of General Egerton</i> [Major-General Granville George Algernon Egerton 1859-1951] <i>who commands the Lowland Division. Your father will know him I expect, as he commanded the troops in Glasgow for the King’s visit.<br /> <br /> Tell him I think <u>very little</u> of Beardmores</i> [British armaments manufacturer] <i>to be beaten by Krupp</i> [German armaments manufacturer] <i>in guns in the way we have been. Why can’t they turn out guns like that?? That is what we want to know. Had we had guns, Antwerp would never have fallen like that.</i><br /> <br /> <br /> To read a short biography of Colonel Cameron, please click <a href= http://www.ambaile.org.uk/?service=asset&action=show_zoom_window_popup&language=en&asset=626&location=grid&asset_list=626,702,700,698,695,693,691,688,686,684,683,681,679,678,676,674,671,670,668,666,664,663,660,657,656,653,651,650,648,646,644,643,641,639,637,635,634,633,631,629,42842,42841,42840,42839,42838,42837,42836,42835,42834,43199&basket_item_id=undefined>here</a>