The story of how the documents were acquired and telegraphed
is in: The First Casualty, by (1975) Phillip Knightley. page 149
"This was confirmed by the Russian release of all the secret
treaties negotiated between the Czarist regime and the Allies.
Phillip Price scooped the world here by calling on Trotsky
and asking if he could print the treaties in the Guardian.
Trotsky could not see Phillips Price, but sent his secretary
out with a bundle of documents and a message that he could
borrow them overnight. A quick look convinced Phillips
Price that he had the original treaties and that they were
political dynamite. There was an agreement giving France
a free hand in western Europe on condition that Russia had
a similar free hand in Poland; there was a cynical bribe for
Rumania, if she would enter the war, by the offer of the
Banat with its Yugoslavs, the Bukovina with its Ukrainian
population, and Transylania with its Magyars; there was an
agreement splitting Persia between Britian and Russia; and,
finally, there was the infamous Sykes-Picot agreement,
dividing much of the Arab world among the Allies. Philips
Price translated the documents, working through the night,
and then telegraphed them in four or five dispatches to the
Manchester Guardian, in which they were published in some
detail at the end of November"
And here they are:
The website is named The Memory Hole, from the agency in George Orwell's
book, 1984, that was charged with collecting publications that didn't suit the
purposes or interests of the State, and putting down something called The Memory
Hole. The Secret Treaties are major primary documents, but few colleges and universites have copies. These following documents are also not commonly found.
One of them had to come from the Library of Congres
David Lloyd-George's Fontaineblueau Memorandum
A primary document on the early Czech mistreatment of their German irredenta
http://tmh.floonet.net/articles/czechoc ... m1920.html
More from the May 1938 issue of The American Mercury
So the Czechs were going to be held to account in any event, in what the media
termed "Betrayal at Munich"
Francis Nielson wrote his magisterial multi-volume history of the German Wars,
He afterward wrote The Makers of War, as a survey of those volumes. His books
are important. His cites are key to locating essential primary documents..