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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS126/1/2/3
TitleTypescript of outline for a proposed publication entitled 'Ordeal by Oratory'
Extent1 file
Date[1950s-1960s]
DescriptionTypescript text of synopsis of a proposed publication in three books, written by R. H. Bruce Lockhart, possibly in conjunction with Alexander Kerensky. The synopsis covers Kerensky's early life and his career up to 1918, in the wider context of Russian politics of the early twentieth century, with an emphasis on his oratorical skills.

Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart was Consul-General in Russia when Nicholas II was overthrown in 1917. He returned to Russia in 1918 and was involved in a British Intelligence operation to overthrow the Bolshevik government. He was arrested and subsequently exchanged by the British government for captive Soviet officials.
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