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The record is made up of 1 file (195 folios). It was created in 3 Jan 1947-31 Dec 1947. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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The file predominantly consists of telegrams and cypher messages regarding the transit of French military aircraft across India and Burma while en-route to Indochina. The messages contain requests for clearance, details of the planes in transit, their flight schedules, and any restrictions imposed by local authorities. A significant number are concerned with French air ambulances.

There is also some correspondence between the Burma Office and the Governor of Burma related to Burmese opposition to French military action in Indochina, and the difficulties this places the Government of Burma in granting authorisation for transit flights of French aircraft.

The main correspondents in the file are as follows: the Air Attaché to Paris, the Air Ministry, Air Headquarters (India), and Air Headquarters (Burma).

The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (195 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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English in Latin script
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Coll 5/84(5) ‘FLIGHTS BY FRENCH MILITARY AIRCRAFT OVER India & BURMA EN ROUTE for SAIGON’ [‎13r] (25/394), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/2051, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 25 May 2020]

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