Following Kitchener's death on June 5th, Lloyd George was appointed as War Secretary in his place. However, Robertson, chief of the imperial general staff, possessed most war-related powers, and Lloyd George found his post very frustrating as a result.
Editors. "D. Lloyd George becomes War Secretary". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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