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'Military Report on South-West Persia, Including the Provinces of Khuzistan (Arabistan), Luristan, and Part of Fars' [‎28] (55/466)

The record is made up of 1 volume (390 pages). It was created in 1885. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: Printed Collections.


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„ o t)l „ V p ar the shumdl blows in force and the day tempera.
At this season o y^ ^ to about 105 o pa g e D).
ture under the shade Vmildina 's W ere comparatively cool throughout the
The nights, it Bushire, where the heat w
Garmsir and contrasted favourably w^j Arriving at Bushire on tlle l9tli
greater and the san ^ tliei . e till the 26th, awaiting the arrival of
Bushiro. ti | ie Karachi boat, the guest of Colonel Ross, c.s.i., the
''''' p'andM- 0 Abbas was reached on the 30th June. , , .
KarSi was reached on the 3rd July, after a four months absence
from India.
General Abstract of J ourney*
Total number of miles traversed "by land in 73 days ... Miles. 1,421
Average rate of progress per day. exclusive of halts ... 19,
Ditto inclusive of halts ... ••• qqqq
Total number of miles traversed by sea ... ^
Total number of days at sea ... •*• 2,500
Total cost to Government
Survey worh executed.
Traverses of the routes followed were made by pocket compass
checked by astronomical observations taken with the sextant and artificial
horizon have enabled the routes to be laid down with very fair accuracy. A map
on a scale of 8 inches to 1 mile accompanies the report. It is compiled iiom
all available sources, the compiler's route being shown in red.
The heights have been worked out from observations taken with a large
sized aneroid barometer (tested before use in the Mathematical Instrumen ,
Department, Calcutta) and worked out relatively to the height of themeicum
barometer, Bushire, which is assumed to be 25 feet above the sea leve .
tunately the barometer was spoilt one day's march from Bushire on e
sion of my beins: ensrulplied in a swamp. , , „
The readings of the aneroid barometer taken at Basra before commencing
the journey showed it to read 0--2" higher than the average o ® "
standard barometer for the five years 1878—82 an i
along the coast plain, on the conclusion of the journey, showed it to read
lower than did the Bushire barometer for the average of the same five y <
The heights given have been worked out with regard to these two corr ® ct10 '
As the distances from Bushire at which the observations were ma e w
great, the use of the average of 5 years probably gives better results tnan
actual heights of the barometer; these height are given in Appendix JJ.
The barometer at noon at Basra, 20th March, read 30'27 ; tempf;
70° ; and on the 21st, 30-25". All other observations are given m fart iv. ^
In this narrative account military considerations have been avoided.
. will here make but one remark with reference o
Of the Bry MnUm 0 me a r»h, significance of the figures quoted on page j 3 ) ^ ,
Khoramabad, Sultan- become of importance^ granted always that po
abad, Tehran route. considerations are favorable^ when we consider tua
most advantageous defence is to take the initiative and that the most etiecu^
way of staying the advance of an army is, by a flank attack; to strike a
A naval power based on the sea is by the Muhammerah, Shustar,
abad, Sultanabad, Kum road placed within a land journey of say 560 to
miles of the base of a power acting from the Caspian region.

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Military Report on South-West Persia, Including the Provinces of Khuzistan (Arabistan), Luristan, and Part of Fars by Major and Bt. Lieut-Col. Mark S. Bell, V.C., R.E.

Publication Details: Simla: Government Central Branch Press, 1885. Prepared in the Intelligence Branch of the Quarter Master General's Department in India.

Physical Description: 3 maps in end pockets. 41 plates.

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1 volume (390 pages)

This volume contains a table of contents giving chapter headings and page references.

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Dimensions: 245mm x 150mm

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English in Latin script
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