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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎27v] (52/411)

The record is made up of 1 file (203 folios). It was created in 28 Jul 1915-30 Jul 1918. It was written in English, French, Arabic and Persian. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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liouse and subsequently with Presidency. There has been no damage done
to us.
He could not get across Mashileh before dawn owing to some of his men
being wounded and took refuge in nullah near Zangena; he was discovered and
cavalry cut oil his retreat. Afterwards infantry came up but our troops with
drew as he could not be dislodged, and about sunset a relieving force arrived
under Zair Khidar. He then retreated across Mashileh, some casualties
occurred among tribesmen and sepojs. I regret that my telegram to Sir P. Cox
reporting raid was not repeated to Your Excellency through an oversight due to
pressure of work.
To-day General Brooking has been made JVJilitary Governor of Bushire
and General Officer Commanding; he has been inspecting here and is advocate
of reprisals on people on island. This does not appear at all desirable in my
opinion.
Addressed Tehran; repeated Foreign.

80
Telegram R., No. 488 C., dated (and received) the 25th August 1915.
From—M ajou A. P. T revor , C.I.E., Officer on Special Duty in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ,
Bushire,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Wassmuss arrived Ahmedi about August 22nd and is now reported to
be at Chagadak with Sheikh Hussein and Zair Khadar. He is said to have
brought only nine mule loads with him, only one of which contained rifles. It
is also said that Khan of Daliki warned Khan of Borasjun not to put too
much iaith in Wassmuss.

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This file contains correspondence between the British Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain and the British Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Bushire, as well as Sheikh ‘Isā bin ‘Alī Āl Khalifah, ruler of Bahrain, and Sheikh Qāsim bin Mahzā’, Qāḍī of Bahrain.

The correspondence concerns the anti-British revolt of the Tangsiri and Qashqai tribes, headed by Ra’īs ‘Alī Dalvārī under the influence of Wilhelm Wassmuss, and the aftermath of their attack on the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at Bushire on 12 July 1915. Included within the correspondence are: letters concerning the occupation of the town of Bushire, British counter-raids and the death of Ra’īs ‘Alī Delvārī; the imposition of a blockade on Tangsiri boats operating in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; statements and customs papers (Acquit de Sortie and Permis de Cabotage) from various Bahraini and Persian nākhudā s (dhow boat captains) gathered by the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. ; the arrest and detention of Yūsuf Fakhrū on suspicion of political dealings with Germany; attacks against British diplomatic missions and residents in Persia, including Shiraz and Isfahan; and information concerning German activities in Persia during the First World War.

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1 file (203 folios)
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Foliation: Foliation is written in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. It begins with the first item of correspondence, on number 2, and runs through to 201, ending on the inside of the back cover of the volume.

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