'Critical Study of the Campaign in Mesopotamia up to April 1917: Part II - Maps'

IOR/L/MIL/17/15/72/2

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The record is made up of 1 volume (25 folios). It was created in 1925. 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 volume is Critical Study of the Campaign in Mesopotamia up to April 1917. Compiled by officers of the Staff College, Quetta, October-November 1923. Part II - Maps (Calcutta: Government of India Press, 1925). The volume is published by the General Staff Army Headquarters, India.

The contents include a general map of Lower Mesopotamia; map of the battle of Ctesiphon; map of the battle of Shaikh Saad, 5-7 January 1916; map of the battle of the Wadi; map of the defences of Kut [Al-Kūt]; and situation maps charting the progress of the campaign.

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1 volume (25 folios)
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There is a list of the maps and sketches in this volume in Part I [IOR/L/MIL/17/15/72/1] (f 5), numbered 1-26, but they are not physically in the same order as their list number.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the first map and terminates at 25 on the last map. The numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. Most of the maps and diagrams (ff 1, 3-5, 7-8, 10-18, 21-22, 24-25) need to be unfolded to be examined. This is the sequence that has been used to determine the order of pages. There is also an original printed reference number that appears in a similar position to the main foliation sequence. This relates to the list of maps and sketches in Part I, numbered 1-26. According to this list, one item is not present with the volume: '26. Explanation of the method of giving map co-ordinates adopted in Chapters XIII and XX'.

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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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IOR/L/MIL/17/15/72/2

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1925 (CE, Gregorian)

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