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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎73r] (150/484)

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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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COiY OF A MITOl-BY 1 VICE-ADJ/IIRAL SIR EDMOND SLADE,
relative to the political situation
IK PERSIA.
Thes© papers bring our knowledge of the situation
in Persia up to the middle of May and from them it is quite
evident that active intrigues are being run by the Germans
from the Legation at Tehran and the so-called Consul at
Shiraz, Herr Wassmuss.
It is also clear that the Swedish gendarmerie have
been actively enlisted on the German side and the whole of
their influence - such as it is - is being used against us.
It is said that for the moment the situation is less
serious and the Persian Government are inclined to try and
take the action that they ought to take as a Sovereign Neutral
Government.
It is futile to say that the Germans should not use
neutral territory as a base of operations against us. They
are doing so in every way they can and it is for us to prevent
it if we can. The Persian Government is to all intents and
purposes impotent. The Germans have enlisted against us
every Khan or Sheik with whom we have had differences of
opinion over the arms traffic and general lawlessness in
the Gulf for the last 8 years.
I notice that the man who was responsible for the
attack on the Central India Horse is actively employed in
trying to arouse the tribes against us around Bushire. He
is endeavouring to raise Tangistanis to attack us, and Saiyid
Murtaza who was responsible for the trouble in Bushire in
1909 is again to the front. These people thoroughly understand
the importance of the Bushire position and apparently they
are attempting to establish themselves on the isthmus so as
to

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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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