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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎183r] (372/484)

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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 R., No. 711 B., dated (and received) the 2nd April 1915.
From-The Hon'bl* LiEUTaNaHT-CoLOKeL Sie Pekct Coi, K.C.I.E. C.S I
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, , * ’ **
T0_,rhe ments7mla. the G0TernmeDt o{ India in and Political Depart-
My telegram, No. 703 B., 1st April.
As situation at Ahwaz is still reported quiet and as new Force Commander
is expected to reach Basrah on 5th or 6th, General Officer Commanding does
not wish to make any considerable movements (of) troops in the meantime.
Extra battalion for Ahwaz alluded to in paragraph 3 of above-mentioned
telegram will not be consequently despatched.
Addressed to Government of India; repeated to Tehran and 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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Telegram R., No. 712 B., dated (and received the 2nd April 1915.
From—The Hon'blb Lieutbnant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, KCIE CSI
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, ’ '* ‘
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla; v
Owing to expeditionary force having gradually increased to strength of
two divisions and oyer, Sir John Nixon, Commander, Northern Army in India,
is on the way to assume Command of force. He left Bombay on 1st April in
“ Pentakotta ”, and will touch at Bushire, about oth April, where ship will
land detachment of 96th Infantry, forming usual annual relief of Bushire
detachment. Firstly, please make necessary intimation to Governor when you
think time^ has arrived, and, secondly, proceed on board “ Pentakotta ” to visit
General Nixon, with maps of the island, and explain situation with reference
to position and attitude of several Khans of the hinterland and gendarmerie.
Addressed Bushire; repeated Shiraz, Tehran, Government of India.
Telegram, No. 721 B., dated the 3rd April 1915.
From—The Hon'ble Lirutrnant-Colonbl 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.
Situation Bushire hinterland. Please see last paragraph of my telegram
498, paragraph 2, my telegram 534, and paragraph 2, Foreign Department
telegram 322 D.-S.
On 25th March, Bushire telegraphed that there were persistent rumours
that gendarmerie under orders from Tehran were contemplating very early
attack on Hyder Khan in conjunction with Khans of Borasiun, Shahbancara,
Chahcuta and Tangistan. On 26th March, under my No. 647, I urged
upon British Minister, Tehran, that/simply^, owning to their staunchness
and co-operation with us, Sheikh of Mbhammerah and Hyder Khan were
become objects of active hostility of our enemies and of jehad element; that
Hyder Khan had in the past rendered most valuable and courageous service to
His Majesty’s Government by personal participation in arrest of Arab pirates
and by unfailingly assisting British trade and British interests and now in con
nection with arrest of German and that it was incumbent on us to give him all
the backing w'e possibly could.
On 27th March, British Minister, Tehran, agreed and telegraphed that
energetic representation had been made to Persian Government.^ On 1st April,
I enquired wffiat had been response. On 2nd April, British Minister, Tehran,
informed me that he had then been given assurance that necessary steps would
he taken, but that he w ould press matter again.
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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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