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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎155r] (314/484)

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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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From Viceroy, 2Mi May 1915.
(Repeated to Tehran and Basra.)
r Reference to Cox’s telegrams, T. 13 and ..
-^iid ; \i;y. Our reassuring annonncements to Persian (dull potentates in’lhe
autumnbf 1914 were addressed to independent or semi-independent Arab
cneis, ij>r the most part in treaty relations with us, and m no way committed
as except in the case of Pin Sand, Mohammera and Koweit, whose definite
co-opergjtion was essential as regards occupation of Basra.
2. In the event of war with Persia we think the following policy should be
dehnitely accepted : Q) We should leave Persia as a whole severely alone,
taking what steps are possible to extricate Minister and Consuls and .leaving
Russia to take such action as she chooses in North Persia ; (2) we should,
however, endeavour to safeguard Mohammera and the Anglo-Persian Oil
Company’s pipe line and property ; (3) wie should continue to hold Bushire
and if possible telegraph stations at Jask and Charbar.
3. For the purposes of (2), in addition to arrangement with Bakhtiaris
sanctioned in your telegram of 25th May, to further recommend offer of
substantial sums to Beni Turuf, Chaab and other Arab tribes as proposed by
Cox in his telegram T. 14. lie might similarly be given v free ?) hand in
regard to Kuhgelu tribes.
regards (3), we have already in our telegram dated 25th May stated
what military reinforcements are possible at Bushire. It is essential,
however, that these should be supported by ships of war, which should also
effectively blockade 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. ports. We see no reason to hold
Lingah Irom which the \ ice-Consulate could be withdrawn ; our action with
regard to other garrisons will depend on developments.

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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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