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'Critical Study of the Campaign in Mesopotamia up to April 1917: Part I - Report' [‎front] (1/424)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (208 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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Compiled by officers of the Staff
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October-— November 1923

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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 I - Report (Calcutta: Government of India Press, 1925). The volume is published by the General Staff Army Headquarters, India.

The volume is divided into twenty-five chapters, which cover the whole campaign in detail from December 1914 to April 1917, including the origins of the campaign; the British advance on Baghdad-Ctesiphon; operations at Kut [Al-Kūt]; the capture of Baghdad; and general reflections on the campaign.

The volume includes nineteen photographic illustrations.

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1 volume (208 folios)

There is a table of contents on folio 4. The volume also contains a list of illustrations (f 6) and list of maps and sketches that appear in Part II [IOR/L/MIL/17/15/72/2] (f 5). There is an index to the volume between ff 205-208.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 1 on the front cover and terminates at 210 on the inside back cover. 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. This is the sequence used to determine the order of pages.

Pagination: there is also an original printed pagination sequence numbered 2-361 (ff 8-208).

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