PZ 7629/33 'Persia: Persian armaments'

IOR/L/PS/12/87

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The record is made up of 1 file (120 folios). It was created in 15 Nov 1933-6 Mar 1940. 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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The file contains papers regarding actual and attemptedpurchases of armaments and military equipment by Persia. The primarycorrespondents are: War Office; 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. ; Foreign Office; British Legation,Tehran; Export Credits Guarantee Department.

Folios 91-177 cover War Office reports of arms and equipmentordered and received by Persia between 1931 and 1936, and concerns over increasedlevels of Persian armament.

Folios 83-90 cover an application by a UK firm for a licenceto export ammunition to Persia, and concerns that the ammunition may be sent onto Spain.

Folios 81-82 cover an order placed by Persia for arms andammunition from Czechoslovakia.

Folios 58-80 cover attempted arms purchases byPersia during the Second World War, including meetings between Persian andBritish officials, reports of Persian approaches to Germany and Japan, andconsiderations of the potential military threat to Persia from the SovietUnion.

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1 file (120 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description (used for referencing) commences at f 57, and terminates at f 177, as it is part of a larger physical volume; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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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/PS/12/87
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PZ 7629/33

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15 Nov 1933-6 Mar 1940 (CE, Gregorian)

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