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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎182r] (370/484)

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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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Telegram, No. 702 B., dated the 1st April 1915.
From The Hon'blb Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C I E CST
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, ’ * *’ * ,1 *»
T ° The ^orelaryto th e Government ot India in the Foreign and Political Depart-
Letter from Persian gendarmerie officer employed speaking foolishly and
offensively of the British having been found among Listemann’s papers! copv
was handed by First Assistant Bushire, to Captain Oertengren at his recent
meeting with protest, bwedish Commandant, Shiraz, having now seen letter
telegraphs as follows :— ’
Begins. Informed of letter from Abu Turab to German Consul and have
given orders to arrest him. Thankful if you will inform me about such
incidents regarding gendarmerie who violate neutrality that I am commanded
to protect. Ends.
Addressed to His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran; and repeated to
Foreign Secretary to the Government of India and Secretary of State for
India.
-5,
Telegram R., No. 706 B., dated the 1st (received 2nd) April 1915.
From— 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.
Beliable reports received from Dizful indicate that general attitude of
inhabitants is satisfactory and they are not inclined to respond to religious
appeal. Reports also state that Sardar Jang specifically asked Minister of the
Interior for instructions as to what line he should take in connection with
present situation in Arabistan and incursion of Turks and religious volunteer(s)
hut cannot get reply.
It would help matters good deal if Minister of the Interior could he only
induced to telegraph unequivocal instructions to Bakhtiari Khans and Vali to
do their best to discourage and disassociate themselves from incursion and holy
war cry.
If telegram is sent, I trust Your Excellency will he able to telegraph to
me a copy.
Addressed to Minister; repeated to Foreign.
Telegram R., No. 709 B., dated the 1st (received 2nd) April 1915.
From—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.
Following from Shiraz, No. 70, dated 1st April:—
Begins. Major Pravitz is much perturbed by accusations brought against
Swedish officers and has telegraphed to Tehran that he wishes to resign his
present post. There is no saying whether he is definitely associated with
German plans or not, but Captain Oertengren and some of the other Swedes
certainly are and practically all Persian Officers of the Fars regiment of
gendarmerie are openly pro-German and anti-British. In spite of Pravitz’s
orders to the contrary, they continue to take prominent part in campaign
against us.
If any arrangement can be made for replacing the Swedes, it would seem
favourable opportunity for accepting Pravitz’s resignation and effecting^ entire
change of gendarmerie svstem in Southern Persia. Addressed to lehranj
repeated to Basrah, Bushire. Ends.
Addressed to Government of India; repeated to 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. .

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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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