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1 From the entry by Blake, Lord on Ball in the Dictionary of national biography, 1961 to 1970 (Oxford, 1981).

2 For a discussion of Ball's possible involvement in the ‘Zinoviev Letter’ scandal, see Ramsden, John, The age of Baldwin and Balfour (London, 1978).

3 Davidson, J. C. C., Memoirs of a Conservative (London, 1969), p. 272.

4 Andrew, Christopher, Secret service (London, 1985), p. 301.

5 Tree, Ronald, When the moon was high (London, 1975), p. 76.

6 Ramsden, John, The making of Conservative Party policy (London, 1980), p. 66

7 Information from Sir Samuel Hoare's interview with Sir Joseph Ball on 25 Dec 1951, Cambridge University Library, Templewood papers, XIX(B) 5.

8 University of Birmingham Library (UBL), Chamberlain MSS, 7/11/30/10, Sir Joseph Ball to Neville Chamberlain, 21 Feb. 1938.

9 Manchester Guardian, 24 Feb. 1938.

10 Ramsden, , Conservative Party policy, p. 87.

11 Quoted by Koss, Stephen, The riseandfall of the political press in Britain, Vol. 2 (London, 1984), p. 551.

12 Churchill College Cambridge (CCC), Vansittart papers, II/32, ‘Report on Truth’, p. 9a.

13 CCC, Vansittart papers, II/32, ‘Report on Truth’, p. 13.

14 UBL, Chamberlain MSS, 18/1/108, Neville to Ida Chamberlain, 23 July 1939.

15 Margach, James, The abuse of power (London, 1978), p. 53.

16 Truth, 19 Jan. 1940.

17 Truth, 19 Oct. 1938.

18 CCC, Vansittart papers, II/31, ‘Obervations on the control of Truth’ Sept. 1941.

19 UBL, Chamberlain MSS, Neville to Ida Chamberlain, 23 Jul. 1939.

20 CCC, Vansittart papers, II/32, ‘Report on Truth’, p. 22.

21 Truth, 15 Sept. 1939.

22 Truth, 29 Sept. 1939.

23 For Fuller's, Major-General letter, see Truth, 24 11 1939.

24 Nicolson, Harold, Diaries and letters 1930 to 1964, ed. by Olson, Stanley (Harmondsworth, 1985), entry for 7 Jan. 1940.

25 CCC, Vansittart papers, II/32, ‘Report on Truth’, p. 42.

26 Minney, R.J., The private papers of Hore-Belisha (London, 1960), p. 15.

27 Quoted by Feiling, Keith in Neville Chamberlain (London, 1946), p. 283.

28 UBL, Chamberlain MSS, 18/1/1139, Neville to Ida Chamberlain, 20 Jan. 1940.

29 CCC, Vansittart papers, II/32, ‘Report on Truth’ p. 35.

30 Ibid. p. 38.

31 The diplomatic diaries of Oliver Harvey, ed. Harvey, J. (London, 1970), 23 09 1937.

32 Ball, to Brooke, Henry, quoted in Ramsden, , Conservative Party policy, p. 67.

33 Truth, 17 May 1940.

34 UBL, Chamberlain MSS, 7/11/33/19, Ball to Neville Chamberlain, undated (probably August or September 1940).

35 For the debate on Truth, see Hansard, CCCLXXIV, Cols. 1454–1462.

36 ccc, Vansittart papers, II/32 ‘Report on Truth’, p. 15.

37 Howard, Anthony, RAB: The life of R. A. Butler (London, 1987), p. 152.

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