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File 3516/1914 Pt 9 'German War: Persia' [‎139r] (282/618)

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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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Sultnneh to our friends Haidar Khan and Ismail Klian of SLabankareh through.
Gendarme Officer, Borasjnn, have now been sent to us in original. These are
most objectionable^ upbraiding!' these two pro-British Khans as traitors
enjoining them to compose their ’differences with Borasjun and unite to oppose
British aggression under threats of curses of nation and posterity. His
Excellency warns them that Darya Begi is being sent to effect this reconcilia
tion. Similar telegrams from moderate socialis t party of Ears give these
friendly Khans final chance to ally themselves with Khan of Borasjun.
Even more violent and menacing are two letters in original from Abutalib
Khan, Gendarme Officer, Borasjun, who has been band in glove with Wassmuss
and openly hostile to friendly Khans. He proclaims that hostile Khans and
all are engaged in holy war, urges them to make peace with Khan of Borasjun
and put an end to infidels. He says he has been grappling with foreigners
in Ears for four years and calls on our friends to join Nasirdiwan of Kazerun
with 5,000 men, Darya Begi with 6,000, and Soulet to proceed to Bushire and
rescue Persian women from English. Wherever they are killed they will be
martyrs. We have also received original letter to Khan of Shabankareh from
Khan of Borasjun and telegram to latter from Nasirdiwan of Kazerun calling
on first named to join them in cause of Islam to attack British and
crush Haidar Khan, the traitor. Above resume will show Your Excellency
to what dangerous pitch feelings of tribesmen of hinterland are being worked
up by instigation and support of Mukhbir Sultaneh and gendarmes; and
further how necessary it is for us to do all we can to support friendly Khans
in their armed opposition of plans of Governor-General and hostile Khans
and prevent them yielding to this exceeding pressure.
It is very clear intentions of hostile Khans against Bushire are greatly
hampered by Shabankareh-Borasjun struggle.
Addressed Tehran; repeated Foreign, Basrah, Shiraz.
92
Telegram P., No. 1731 B., dated (and received) the 28th August 1915.
From—The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Z. Cox, R.C.I.E., C.S.L,
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 should like to be informed as to what the present position is in regard 1 o
individual Germans and parties of Germans in Persia. Am I correct in think
ing that wherever they may be found we now (are ? ) at liberty to employ
local tribesmen to attack or arrest them ?
At present there are three cases in point—Bohnstorff whose probable
objective is Bunder Abbas, Wassmuss near Bushire and on the way to Shuster,
another party believed to be W(urstow)’s(?).
Addressed to British Minister, Tehran.
93
Telegram R., No. 1738 B., dated the 28th (received 29th) August 1915.
From—The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir P. Z. Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., Political
Resident 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.
Please refer to telegram No. 479 from Bushire and your telegram No. 876 S.
Intimation to stop supply to the interior as accessory measure of occupation was
suggested as an additional means for stimulating the Persian Government to
action. We cannot without inconvenience to ourselves obviously maintain
embargo indefinitely. The Persian Government appear to be waking up a
little. ° As suggested by Major Trevor, we might, I think, try the experiment
via Shif.
Bent to Bushire and Tehran and addressed Government of India.

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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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