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File 4327/1911 Part 1 'Turco-Italian War: HMG's Proclamation of Neutrality' [‎189r] (49/88)

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The record is made up of 1 item (43 folios). It was created in Oct 1911-Dec 1911. 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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Foreign Office,
October 24, 1911.
The Imperial Ottoman Government has com
municated to His Majesty's Ambassador at
Constantinople the following List of Articles
which it will deem to be contraband of war
during the hostilities between Turkey and
Italy. This Notice should, however, be read
in conjunction with that which appeared in
the London Gazette of the 17th instant:
1. Arms of all kinds, including arms for
.sporting purposes, and their distinctive com
ponent parts.
2. Projectiles, charges, and cartridges of all
kinds and their distinctive component parts,
shot, screwplates.
3. Powder and explosives specially prepared
for use in war, saltpetre, sulphate of potash,
muriate of potash, sulphur.
4. Gun mountings, limber boxes, limbers.
5. Waggons, iron machines employed in war
fare as well as tools and implements and their
distinctive component parts.
6. Clothing and equipment of a distinctively
military character, military harness of all
kinds, saddle, draught, and pack animals suit
able for use in war.
. ^ • Articles of camp equipment and their dis
tinctive component parts.
8. Cuirasses and armour plates of copper,
iron and other materials.
. 9 - Warships, including boats, and their dis
tinctive component parts of such a nature that
they can only be used on a vessel of war.
10. Implements and apparatus designed ex
clusively for the manufacture of munitions of
war, ior the manufacture or repair of arms, or
war material for use on land or sea.
11. Animals and beasts of all sorts, meat,
preserved meat, ships' biscuit, cereals, all kinds
of preserves, and foodstuffs.
11 {bis). Cereals (conditional).
12. Forage and grain suitable for feeding
13. Clothing, fabrics for clothing, boots and
shoes suitable for use in war.
14. Gold and silver in coin or bullion.
15. Bank notes, cheques, and other paper
16. Vehicles of all kinds available for use in
war and their component parts.
17. Vessels, craft, and boats of all kinds, ak
well as material for ship building.
18. Floating docks, parts of docks and their
component parts, cables, sails, tar, propellers
and screws {‘‘helices et vis”), wheels of all
kinds, cylinders, bolts, winches, plates for re
pairing boilers, hydraulic and other cement,
resin, pitch, zinc, hemp, and (?) corner plates
{“ cornieres ").
19. Railway material, engines and rolling
stock, material for telegraphs, wireless tele
graphs, telephones and insulators.
20. Balloons and flying machines and their
distinctive component parts, together with
accessories and articles recognizable as intended
for use in connection with balloons and flying
21. Fuel, material for lighting and burning,
naphtha, sulphuric acid.
22. Powder and explosives not specially pre
pared for use in war.
23. Barbed wire, and implements for fixing
and cutting the same.
24. Horseshoes and shoeing material.
25. Harness and saddlery, field glasses, tele
scopes, chronometers and other nautical instru
26. Round iron bars of f or f of an inch,
rivets, all -pieces of iron of a thickness exceed
ing ^ of an inch.
27. Provisions pickled and salted in vine
gar, oil, etc.
{Extract from the London Gazette of Tuesday, 24 October, 1911.)
Printed by Wyman & Sons, Ltd.,
For Rowland Bailey, Esq., C.B., M.V.O., the King’s Printer ot Acts of Parliament.
<0421.) 100. 10/11.

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Part 1 consists of correspondence relating to Britain's position of neutrality during the Italo-Turkish War in Libya in 1911. The papers include a royal proclamation in the London Gazette stating Britain's position (folios 207-208) and the according rules of conduct for authorities in British territories, as set out by the Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey (folio 205).

Several incidents relating to these rules are covered by the papers:

The correspondence is between the 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, 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 Aden, Privy Council Office, and the Italian Embassy in London.

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1 item (43 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.

The subject 4327 (Turco-Italian War) consists of one volume divided into four parts.

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File 4327/1911 Part 1 'Turco-Italian War: HMG's Proclamation of Neutrality' [‎189r] (49/88), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/196/1, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 26 May 2020]

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