The Nineteenth Century and After, Vol. 50

The Nineteenth Century and After, Vol. 50 : A Monthly Review; July-December, 1901 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Nineteenth Century and After, Vol. 50: A Monthly Review; July-December, 1901 The interest of the report, to my mind, therefore, lies in the ques tion, not merely what are the main defects in War Office organisation which the Committee have discovered, but whether and how far they are connected with, or result from, the special type of organisation adopted and whether and how far the proposed remedies will be effective without altering this type. These questions were outside the scope of the Committee. They were instructed to accept as fundamental the constitution of the War Office as laid down in 1895, before Lord Wolseley accepted the office of commander-in-chief. This was natural enough in a departmental committee. But there are wider considerations involved. It may not be possible or desirable to contemplate another alteration before long in the constitution of the War Office which has been the subject of interminable inquiries but we may perceive at least what are the possibilities of the existing constitution, and how the action of the Secretary of State should be guided so as to minimise the evils. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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