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File 4327/1911 Part 1 'Turco-Italian War: HMG's Proclamation of Neutrality' [‎207v] (86/88)

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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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7186
The London Gazette Extraordinary, October 3, 1911.
without Her Majesty’s Dominions, accepts or
agrees to accept any Commission or Engage
ment in the Military or Naval Service of any
Foreign State at War with any Foreign State
at Peace with Her Majesty, and in this Act
referred to as a friendly State, or whether a
British Subject or not, within Her Majesty’s
Dominions, induces any other Person to accept
or agree to accept any Commission or Engage
ment in the Military or Naval Service of any
such Foreign State as aforesaid,—
He shall be guilty of an Offence against
this Act, and shall be punishable by Fine
and Imprisonment, or either of such
punishments, at the discretion of the
Court before which the Offender is con
victed; and Imprisonment, if awarded,
may be either with or without Hard
Labour.
“ If any Person without the License of Her
Majesty, being a British Subject, quits or
goes on board any Ship with a view of quitting
Her Majesty’s Dominions, with intent to
accept any Commission or Engagement in the
Military or Naval Service of any Foreign
State at War with a friendly State, or,
whether a British Subject or not, within Her
Majesty’s Dominions, induces any other
Person to quit or to go on board any Ship with
a view of quitting Her Majesty’s Dominions
with the like intent,—
“ He shall be guilty of an Offence against
this Act, and shall be punishable by Fine
and Imprisonment, or either of such
punishments, at the discretion of the
Court before which the Offender is con
victed ; and Imprisonment, if awarded,
may be either with or without Hard
Labour.
“ If any Person induces any other Person
to quit Her Majesty’s Dominions or to embark
on any Ship within Her Majesty’s Dominions
under a Misrepresentation or false Represen
tation of the Service in which such Person is
to be engaged, with the intent or in order that
such Person may accept or agree to accept any
Commission or Engagement in the Military
or Naval Service of any Foreign State at War
with a friendly State,—
He shall be guilty of an Offence against
this Act, and shall be punishable by Fine
and Imprisonment, or either of such
punishments, at the discretion of the
Court before which the Offender is con
victed ; and Imprisonment, if awarded,
may be with or without Hard Labour.
“ If the Master or Owner of any Ship, with
out the License of Her Majesty, knowingly
either takes on board, or engages to take on
board, or has on board such Ship within Her
Majesty s Dominions any of the following
1 cisons, in this Act referred to as illegally
enlisted Persons, that is to say,—
(I) All y Person who, being a British
Subject within or without the Dominions
of Her Majesty, has, without the License
of Her Majesty, accepted or agreed to
accept any Commission or Engagement
in the Military or Naval Service of any
Foreign State at WAr with any friendlv
State:
“ ( 2 ) All y Person, being a British Subject,
\vlio, without the License of Her Majesty,
is about to quit Her Majesty’s Dominions
with intent to accept any Commission or '
Engagement in the Military or Naval
Service of any Foreign State at War with
a friendly State:
“ (3) Any Person who has been induced to
embark under a Misrepresentation or
false Representation of the service in
which such Person is to be engaged, with
the intent or in order that such Persnn ^
may accept or agree to accept any Cf
mission or Engagement in the Militf^y
or Naval Service of any Foreign State at
War with a friendly State:
“ Such Master or Owner shall be guilty of
an Offence against this Act, and the following
Consequences shall ensue; that is to say,—
“ (1) The Offender shall be punishable by
Fine and Imprisonment, or either of such
punishments at the Discretion of the
Court before which the Offender is con
victed ; and Imprisonment, if awarded,
may be either with or without Hard
Labour: and
“ (2) Such Ship shall be detained until
the Trial and Conviction or Acquittal of
the Master or Owner, and until all
Penalties inflicted on the Master or Owner
have oeen paid, or the Master or Owner
has given Security for the Payment of
such Penalties to the Satisfaction of Two
Justices of the Peace, or other Magistrate
or Magistrates having the Authority of
Two Justices of the Peace : and
“ ( 3 ) AI1 . illegally enlisted Persons shall
immediately on the Discovery of the
Offence be taken on Shore, and shall not
be allowed to return to the Ship.
Illegal Shipbuilding and Illegal
E xpeditions.
“If any Person within Her Majesty’s
Dominions, without the License of Her
Majesty, does any of the following Acts;
that is to say,—
“ (!) Builds or agrees to build, or causes to
be built any Ship with intent or know
ledge, or having reasonable cause to
believe that the same shall or will be em
ployed in the Military or Naval Service
of any Foreign State at War with any
friendly State: or
“ (2) Issues or delivers any Commission for
any Ship with intent or knowledge, or
having reasonable cause to believe that
the same shall or will be employed in the
Military or Naval Service of any Foreign
State at War with any friendly State: or
“ (3) Equips any Ship with intent or
knowledge, or having reasonable cause to
believe that the same shall or will be
employed in the Military or Naval Service
of any Foreign State at War with any
friendly State: or
(4) Despatches, or causes or allows to be
despatched, any Ship with intent or
knowledge, or having reasonable cause to
believe that the same shall or will be em-
jdoyed in the Military or Naval Service
of any Foreign State at War with any
friendly State:
Such Person shall be deemed to have com
mitted an Offence against this Act, and the
following Consequences shall ensue:
“ (1) The Offender shall be punishable by
I me and Imprisonment, or either of such
punishments, at the discretion of the
Court before which the Offender is con-

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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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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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