48. H. F. Scott-Stokes to Harrod, [17 Mar 1941]

[envelope postmarked Oxford, 17 Mar 1941 - CSS]

Sir - you are a scoundrel, but a nice kind scoundrel, & I'm very much obliged to you!

The facts are, as I told the D.I.S. yesterday, that increasing years &c. are obviously within sight of ending my usefulness as a .... Officer - I shan't stick it long enough to get a command, which would be the only thing that could justify it. I was therefore shaping towards getting out, in the course of the summer. If I get out, through you, some other way - very well, I shall be grateful to you. But I am not looking for a job - I have plenty to go back to, if none turns up. Money is immaterial. "The show goes on".


  1. 1. British Library, Harrod Collection, Folder Add. 71613, fols. 21-23 (transcribed by Charity Scott Stokes)

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