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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' [‎8r] (15/18)

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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Telegram P., No. 3379, dated 2oth (received 21st) July 1916.
From—The Secretary of State for India.
To—The Viceroy (Army Department).
^ ow ^ n IP s secret *—The control of the operations in Mesopotamia.
With a view to secure the effective working of the arrangements communicated
to you m my secret despatch of the 18th February 1916 No. 11 (Military) the
War Committee desire that it should be clearly understood that whilst India
continues as the main base of the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force and His
Excellency the Commander-in-Chief in India continues to administer that force
is xcellency the Commander-in-Chief in India will receive his instructions
rom and will be responsible to the Army Council in connection with all matters
of personnel administration and supply connected with the forces in question.
urther, H, K. will be assisted by such officers as the Army Council may
consider it desirable to appoint. The Army Council consider that it will be
necessary to effect certain changes in the organisation of the Staffs and adminis
trative services in Mesopotamia and speaking in a general way to organise the
torce in Mesopotamia in accordance with War Establishments and Field Service
egulations, Part II, as is the case with the force in East Africa. France and
Egypt.
In regard to finance India will continue to be responsible up to the limit
ot the peace cost. The resources of India will be utilised by the Government of
India as far as possible for meeting the requirements of the force without how-
ever trenchmg on the equipment and suppHes nece ssary f or the maintenance of
the defences of India.
I have apprcved of these arrangem ents, and the Army Council ha ve been
iniormed by me that I am acquainting you with these arrangements.
The Commander-in-Chief in India should be informed immediately please.
Further instructions will be communicated to him by the Army Council.
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S20i9AD—96—15^.16—GCB Simla

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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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The volume is divided into two sections.

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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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