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THE ARMED FORCES

pressed his fears of any increase in the authority of politicians over the army, and dreaded the possibility of its subordination to the Commons in place of the Crown. His view was taken up by the Queen with the support of her circle of personal and military friends. Every proposal for change which might increase the influence of the Commons was represented as a threat to the prerogative. The Queen consistently opposed, for instance, the introduction of the Secretary into the Cabinet, and the consequent growth in his prestige and power. "The Secretary-at-War ought properly to be left out of the Cabinet for the well working of the Army,"(1) she wrote in 1852 in direct contradiction of the Royal Commission of 1837. It is recorded that in this period "seventeen royal commissions, eighteen select committees, nineteen committees of officers within the War Office, besides thirty-five committees of military officers, had considered points of policy in a period of twelve years."(2) But if that was true of the years when the Crimean War had already revealed the incredible confusion and inefficiency prevailing, it is equally true that despite the recommendations of the Commission of 1837 in favour of co-ordination under a Cabinet Minister, recommendations which were signed by five Cabinet Ministers and largely approved by Melbourne as Prime Minister, the opposition of the military chiefs and of the Court was successful in preventing action. "The outbreak of the Crimean War in 1854, seventeen years afterwards, found the army with the same departmental organisation that it had had at the time of the Battle of Waterloo, thirty-nine years earlier."(3)

1 Letters, Series I, vol. ii, p. 514.
2 Quoted from Clode, vol. ii, p. 394, in Omond, Parliament and the
Army, 1933, p. 106.
3 Omond, op. cit., p. 81.

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