Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Royal Commission on the War in South Africa Volume 1

Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Royal Commission on the War in South Africa Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...had before the war?--A much larger staff. 6320. Permanently?--Not permanently. 6321. Your permanent staff remains the same as before the War?--My permanent stafi now has been modified. I am still very short of staff, but I hope to get gradually the staff that I have asked for. 6322. The effect of a very large demand, such as you had during the war, is to increase the proportion of purchases from the trade, is it not?---Yes. ' 6323. Very largely?--Very largely. 6324. I have before me 0. table, given in your report, which shows that the pro rtion in 1900 was two m_ill_ioiis and a. half to the or nance factories and eleven millions and a half to the trade?--That is so. 6325. Whereas in the year before the war there was not very much difference in the proportion?--That is so. 6326. Did you find that you had any difliculty in getting that large proportion of increase from the trade'!--In certain respects we had difficulties; with ii. very large proportion of the stores that were required the trade met the demands fairly well, but in such things as_those as to which the demand was very limited in prior yen-rs, and the trade which supplied also was very limited, or where there was very great difficulty in meeting a sudden extra demand, there was delay. As instances, 1 might mention, saddles, tent-age, and icketing pegs, but, generally speaking, I think the tra e met the enormous extra demands of the war far beyond our expectations. I mean that if I had been asked by the ofiicer who was responsible for supplying the Army with stores what stores he could rely upon as being ossible to obtain from the trade within a certain period, should certainly not have given those stores in anything like the quantity, or at anything like the rate with...show more

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  • Paperback | 490 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 866g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783182
  • 9781236783189