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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎60r] (124/484)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (237 folios). It was created in 1 Apr 1915-16 Jul 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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(b) An endeavour should, however, he made by us to safeguard the
Angio-Persian Oil Company’s pipe line and property and
Mohammerah.
(<?) We should, if possible, continue to hold Bushire and the telegraph
stations at Jask and Charbar.
Por purposes of (&) we further recommend, as proposed in Sir P. Cox’s
telegram* T.-14, an offer of substantial
sums to Chaab, Benituruf and other Arab
tribes in addition to arrangements with Bakhtiaris sanctioned in your tele-
gramf of 25th instant. In regard to the
. Kuhgelu tribes, Sir P. Cox may similarly
be given a free hand. In our telegram4
dated 25th instant, we have already,
as regards (c), stated what military reinforcements are possible at Bushire. It
is essential, however, that these troops should be supported by ships of war,
which should also effectively blockade the ports of 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. .
We see no reason to hold Lingah from which the Vice-Consulate could be
withdrawn. With regard to the other garrisons our action will depend on
developments.
•jf Serial No. 134.
J Serial No. 131.
Telegram P., No. 20 T., dated the 27th (received 28th) May 1915.
p rom The Hon’ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., Poli
tical 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 (repeated to His Majesty's Secretary of State and His
Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran).
In continuation of my telegram§ No.
§ Serial No. 129. rj\ ^ 0 f 22nd instant.
On the 23rd and 24th instant I met Bakhtiari Khans Sirdar Bahadur and
Jang and discussed matters fully with them. That Persia would enter into
war against us. they professed to find it impossible to believe, but expressed their
comnfete inability to give either verbally or in writing any undertaking as to
Stitude of the tribes in the event of the Persian Government being drawn
into war They argued that the tribes would risk having the whole ot Persia
against t'hem UMthey openly refused to support the policy of the Government
and that thev would -jeopardize the lives of their relations m
Tehran Persia would, to their mind, make a grievous mistake by entering
into the war but if she did, the 15,000 loyal Bakhtian subjects might
nominaTlv have to take up arms but means could be found for not doing
so seriously. The negotiations terminated in these two Khans giving ™ e
lira. TMJ themselves uMe.t.ke m the ™t F ”‘ '“““K
to protect the property and employes of the Company ^ be an
of their power maintain order along the Bakhtiau boraei. , ,
fctsr e. 01,
Company’s British community during those 20 days.
In consideration of above representations and °f fact ^
have, in order to “ “ al ln “given them each £1,000. I am
LTncl evTnt of war heTng declared so far as these two Khans

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The volume concerns events that happened in Persia and Balochistan, during the First World War. The main focus is measures to be taken in the event of Persia entering the War against Great Britain.

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The volume’s principal correspondents are: Charles Hardinge, Viceroy of India; Thomas William Holderness and Arthur Hirtzel, 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. ; 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. ; Walter Gordon Neale, Assistant 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. ; Walter Beaupre Townley and Charles Marling, British Ministers at Tehran; W MacDouall, British Consul for Kermanshah; G Grahame, British Consul-General at Isfahan, Eyre Alexander Barby Wichart Crowe, Foreign Office; Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; John Nixon, General Officer Commanding, Force 'D', Basrah; the Admiralty; Imperial Bank of Persia; Anglo-Persian Oil Company; Strick, Scott and Co.

There is a newspaper cutting, from The Times .

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1 volume (237 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 239; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 3-237; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled.

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