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File 3516/1914 Pt 9 'German War: Persia' [‎74v] (153/618)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (305 folios). It was created in 11 Aug 1915-17 Dec 1915. 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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215
Telegram P., No. S. 946, dated the 14th September 1915.
From— The Secretary to the Government ol India in the Foreign and Political^
Department, Simla,
To—His Britannic Majesty's Consul, Sistan (repeated to Tehran).
Please see telegram sent by Officer Commanding, Nasratabad, to Chief of
the General Staff, Simla, dated 13th September. The Government of India do
not consider it desirable that, in pursuit of German parties, you should re-
ouisition Officer Commanding to send small detachments ot troops. Such
detachments might be annihilated before support could come to their aid and
at all costs any such reverse to our troops is to be avoided.
216
Telegram P., No. 127, dated (and received) the 14th September 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Consul at Kerman, Kerman,
fp 0 ihe Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Germans ' Without reference to me Governor-General has given an
assurance of safety to Nazim and each day the latter goes home and returns
to the Germans for the night. In regard to the German who is returning to
Ispahan, local report persists that he is the individual who came from Kam.
Repeated to Tehran and Birjand.
217
Telegram P., No. 1940, dated (and received) the 14th September 1915.
Prom The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Z. Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I.,
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. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , Basrah,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
I have received the following from Consul, Hamadan, dated 13th Septem
ber :— Begins,
It is reported from Kermanshah that about thirty loads German muni
tions of war have arrived, including iron for fortification and land mines. By
degrees some three hundred Turkish troops wearing Persian caps with German
badges have been smuggled into Kermanshah, and also about seventy Baghdad
German have arrived. German Consul wants to raise twenty thousand men
to reinforce Turkish troops at Baghdad and continues to enlist men. Addressed
to His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran, repeated to Cox. Ends,
Repeated to General Staff and to General Officer Commanding, Porce “ D”*
218
Telegram P., No. 217 C., dated (and received) the 14th September 1915.
From— Major F. B. Prideaux, C.I.E., His Britannic Majesty's Consul for Sistan
and Kain,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Please refer to your telegram No. 936 S. of the 11th September. In the
(opinion?) of the Medical Officer (Vice-Consul), Sistan Consulate, unless huts
are constructed without delay they will not dry and the men will be safer if
they remain in tents, mud wails being thrown up round each tent to shelter
the occupants from the wind. Huts would dry, our chief mason says, if they
were built of old bricks which had been sun dried, but not if new bricks are
made. I do not think that a sufficient quantity of old bricks can be purchased
here.

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Content

The volume concerns the situation in Persia during the First World War. The main focus is the British occupation of Bushire.

The volume covers:

  • Instructions regarding Bakhtiari.
  • Movements of Wassmuss and German agents in Persia.
  • Situation in Bushire, at Isfahan, at Urumia [Urmia, Iran], and at Tehran.
  • Attitude of Persian Prime Minister.
  • Arrival of Russian troops at Enzeli [Bandar-e Anzali, Iran].
  • Murder of British Vice-Consul at Shiraz.
  • Attacks on British Consuls at Isfahan and Kangavar, and on Consulate officials at Shiraz.
  • Situation at Anglo-Persian Oil Company oilfields.
  • Activities of German Vice-Consul at Sultanabad.
  • German activity at Kermanshah.
  • German sending gold to Persia, to outbid Anglo-Russian financial assistance.
  • Extract of Imperial Bank of Persia's report on German occupation of Kermanshah.

The volume’s principal correspondents are: Charles Marling, British Minister at Tehran; British Consuls at Meshed, Sistan and Kain, Kerman, Isfahan, Khorasan, Kermanshah; Arthur Prescott Trevor, Officer on Special Duty in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; Percy Cox, 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. in Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; John Nixon, General Officer Commanding, India Expeditionary Force 'D', Basrah; Charles Hardinge, Viceroy of India; Alfred Hamilton Grant, Foreign Secretary to the Government of India; Austen Chamberlain, Secretary of State for India; George Buchanan, British Ambassador in Russia; Imperial Bank of Persia; Shaikh Hussein of Chahkutah and Rais Ali of Dilwar [Rais Ali Delvari].

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1 volume (305 folios)
Arrangement

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

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 307; 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.

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