(1890–1954), British Conservative politician, a front-line fighting soldier in the First World War, who resigned as First Lord of the Admiralty when the Munich agreement was signed. He served as minister of information, 1940–1. A great francophile, he was British minister in Algiers from December 1942 to November 1944, then British ambassador in Paris.
From The Oxford Companion to World War II in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Second World War.