Talk:Imperial War Cabinet

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There seem to be multiple contradictions between this article and that for Sir Hari Singh. Specifically, this article says that there was no formal Imperial War Cabinet in the Second World War, but Sir Hari Singh's article states that he was a member of it from 1944 to 1946. In addition the reference to Sir Hari Singh as a member in this article use his WWII-era style and rank, rather than his WWI-era style and rank (Lt General and ruling Maharajah vs Captain and heir - quite a difference). All other listed members are clearly WWI era, but Sir Hari Singh was a young man of limited experience in WWI. Clarification is needed.

The listing of several representatives for India suggests some sort of organised representative grouping, but presumably that would have been as delegates representing the Viceroy (Lord Chelmsford), or the Secretary of State for India (Austen Chamberlain for the 1917 conference, Edwin Samuel Montagu for the 1918), the lack of explanation makes their presence in the Cabinet difficult to fully interpret. The article has a blanket reference to 'other senior politicians', but the nature of the government of India elevates the Secretary of State and the Viceroy to a significance similar to that of the Dominion PMs. Listing the PM of Newfoundland, but not the de facto ruler of India seems rather inconsistent. 92.238.224.101 (talk) 04:50, 7 November 2015 (UTC)