Pages from History – 1947 August 15 : Some Documents that explain the Transfer of Power

Lord Mountbatten, then Viceroy of India, describes the 15th August as ‘the most remarkable and inspiring day of my life’…. He was asked to become the Governor-General of India after independence, which he accepted for a limited transitional period… Viceroy’s personal report no. 17,  dated 16th August, 1947, marked as Top Secret and Personal, says : “ At 6 p.m. … Continue reading Pages from History – 1947 August 15 : Some Documents that explain the Transfer of Power