'History of the Great War based on Official Documents: Operations in Persia 1914-1919'

IOR/L/MIL/17/15/28

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The record is made up of 1 volume (279 folios). It was created in 1929. It was written in English. 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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A confidential publication compiled, by arrangement with the Government of India, under the direction of the Historical Section of The Committee of Imperial Defence, by Brigadier-General FJ Moberly. The volume is part of the Official History of the Great War series produced by the British Government.

The volume begins with a preface by Moberly and is then divided into 11 (I-XI) chapters, plus appendices, as follows:

  • Chapter I: Introductory
  • Chapter II: August 1914 to June 1915, Enemy efforts to bring Persia into the War
  • Chapter III: July to November 1915, Enemy action and Persian weakness necessitate Allied intervention
  • Chapter IV: December 1915 to May 1916, Successful results of Allied operations
  • Chapter V: May to December 1916, Turkish invasion of Western Persia and British measures in South and East Persia
  • Chapter VI: December 1916 to August 1917, Effects of British success in Mesopotamia
  • Chapter VII: September 1917 to April 1918, The failure of Persia to maintain her neutrality necessitates further British intervention
  • Chapter VIII: May to July 1918, The effect in Persia of the German successes in France; and the anti-British outbreak in Fars
  • Chapter IX: July to September 1918, The tide turns in favour of the Allies
  • Chapter X: October to 11th November 1918, The effect of our victories
  • Chapter XI: Conclusion

The volume contains fourteen maps, some of which are in a pocket in the inside back cover, as follows:

  • 1. Operations at Bushire 1915 (folio 275)
  • 2. Portion of Perso-Afghan frontier (folio 276)
  • 3. Operations at Dilbar, 13th-15th August 1915 (folio 66)
  • 4. Operations of General Dyer in Sarhad, April-August 1916 (folio 277)
  • 5. Wanderings of German parties in Persia and Afghanistan (folio 278)
  • 6. Affair of Dasht-i-Arjan, 25th September 1916 (folio 128)
  • 7. Affair of Kafta, 5th July 1917 (folio 144)
  • 8. Northern Fars (folio 177)
  • 9. Action of Deh Shaikh, 25th May 1918 (folio 182)
  • 10. Shiraz (folio 194)
  • 11. Operations from Bushire, September 1918-January 1919 (folio 279)
  • 12. Plan of East Persia L. of C. (folio 231)
  • 13. Operations for relief of Firuzabad, October 1918 (folio 236)
  • 14. Persia (folio 280)

The volume also includes a bibliography (folio 14).

Extent and format
1 volume (279 folios)
Arrangement

At the front of the volume there is a contents page (ff 6-14), list of maps (f 14), and list of illustrations (f 14). At the back of the volume is a general index (ff 269-73). All refer to the volume's original pagination.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 281; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.

Pagination: the file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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English in Latin script
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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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IOR/L/MIL/17/15/28

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1929 (CE, Gregorian)

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