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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎75r] (154/484)

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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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sign of vacillation or weakness will turn him against us.
He is quite unscrupulous and is connected by marriage with
all the principal people around and, therefore, has consider-
able influence.
Sirdar Saiyid Khan is not to be trusted. He is
an opium eater amd i s often for long s p e i ls urter the
’nfluence of the drug. His daughter is married to Mir Barkat
and probably the latter if supported by us can manage him
quite satisfactorily.
The arming of this part of Persia takes place from
Muscat, and although we have nominally stopped the supply of
arms ohere are still considerable quantities on the Batineh
and Pirate Coasts.
The situation in Muscat is still I believe somewhat
disturbed, but if Persia declares war and there is serious
troublo m the Gulf, it may be necessary to include Muscat
in the sphere of operations.
It should be soon practicable to detail a number
^~ ships which, with the river cmrTnpoo+n. .,,
’ 9 river gunboats, will be quite sufficieS
for tme punpon, of tle serTioe ^ it ls pmable
ttat with resolute action on our part nothing serious .111
take place*
(sgd.) Edmond J. W. Slade
Vice-Admiral.
25 June,1915.
Since writing the above I have received a wire to
say that armed natives attacked the A.P.O.C. camp at Kishm
on 11th June - unsuccessfully.
(itd) E.J.W.S.

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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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