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'Summary of Papers Dealing with the Transfer of the Control of the Operations in Mesopotamia from the India Office to the War Office' [‎5v] (10/18)

The record is made up of 1 volume (9 folios). It was created in 1916. 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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IK All cress communiques will be issued through the War Office after
communication with the Indl Office and telegraphed to the Commander-m-Ch.ef
in India. ^ ,
to the General Officer Commanding in Mesopotamia.
(10) These foregoing provisions are to make no change in the control o
the troops in India as at present exercised.
Subject to any observations y 0 ^^ 6 ^ fm^riarGenlra^Staff
propose to effectively if whole heartedly accepted by the
recognises that '^7 tr 0 od-will on both sides central control over all
Government of India, but \ m ... , j i t u t0 rt rea ter efficiency and
paign is outside control of the Imperial General htatt. . . .
i i | - jj t i, at i nersonally welcome these proposals being convinced that
would ^ ^ ^ ' P g^ c ;ent co-operation and better support from home.
'p'S.*? .hf, -» St.! .'*« .. Cabinet c .o!.
Seria No. 2.
Dated 8th February 1916.
Fr0m - H ^ C ^ C o!! O y E. G rD r C., Gener ^Commander-^ivChief
jo—His Excellency the Viceroy. ^
1 have consider ® d d i g 0 ( S s ^^^ Othew'nuJofoperattons in Mesopotamia
of 3rd February regarding (.? e ) proposals made, but the more I
At first sight f b^^me con^nced that tl^y aie really fundamentally
study them, the more I bee ^ ^ Mesopotamian cam paign is exercised
sound. Even now ) . to 0 i,t a in the consent of the Secretary of
from London. We ha ^ '° r . , it "' the advance from Amarah to Kut or from
State for l",^ 1 [ do not think that we need anticipate that, under the
ploll under discussion, the control will be extended to minor matters.
, On the other hand we h ^ e ^ er J 7"^° f jLstue^spar/from our
1 paying the price. T p d(;mands have always been tr eated as purely secondary
dent on England, b con venient. This has been
considerations to ® C0 ™P offi - th s0 | e source of supply both for European
natural enough. . The NVa ' preference to those
drafts and for munitions, an reS ponsible. There has been a singular and
theatres of war for w ^ the^ast three or four days as has been very clearly
most welcome chang despatch of the 13th Division from Egypt.
shown in the arrangements for the despatch o detailed were al
1 told London that theammunit.on, the do g,^ ^ P^^ aU l asked {orj d
insufficient. The M^iL .n fnture they a?e' to comply with all my demands.
Egypt has been to ^ ^ SU pposed to be considering the change of
The fact clearly 1 ' , , accented at home as an accomplished
control out here, that c . . evidence. At last 1 can feel that the resources

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This file is a printed report entitled 'Summary of Papers Dealing with the Transfer of the Control of the Operations in Mesopotamia from the 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. to the War Office', printed by the Government of India Army Department (Simla: 1916). It consists of two sections: the first outlines the details for the transfer of control (folios 2-3), and the second contains related 'Correspondence' (folios 5-8), consisting of copies of eight numbered telegrams from between 4 February 1916 and 21 July 1916. The front cover contains the title of the volume and is marked 'Secret'.

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1 volume (9 folios)
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Foliation: The foliation sequence commences at the front cover, and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

Pagination: The booklet also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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'Summary of Papers Dealing with the Transfer of the Control of the Operations in Mesopotamia from the India Office to the War Office' [‎5v] (10/18), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/MIL/17/15/77, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023667077.0x00000b> [accessed 14 December 2019]

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