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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎183v] (373/484)

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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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In the meantime, although my protests in Tehran and elsewhere will
probably deter Swedes and gendarmerie from actual participation in attack,
there seems to be no doubt that hostile Khans are receiving secret encourage
ment from Governor-General and Persian gendarmerie officers while to-day
Bushire reports that Governor of Bushire has received telegram from Mini
ster of Interior informing him that Minister for Foreign Affairs is attacking
Governor bitterly in Tehran for failing to make any remonstrance against
Hyder Khan in connection with attempted arrest of Wassmuss. It is clear
from above that any one who co-operates with us becomes object of hostility on
the part of Government officials, and that, when above is attitude of Foreign
Minister, no mere assurances of Persian Government can be relied upon.
I have telegraphed above resume as it may be necessary to decide urgently
what amount and form of support we intend to give Hyder Khan.
Telegram R., No. 729 B., dated (and received) the 4th April 1915.
From—The Hon’ble Lieutrnant-Colqnbl Sie Percy Cox, 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,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
Tour telegram No. 126, April 2nd.
In view of facts reported in Bushire telegram No. 112 C., indicating per
sonal attitude of Persian Minister for Foreign Affairs, it would not appear that
reliance can be placed on assurances given Your Excellency and further action
seems urgent if attack on Hyder Khan is to be averted.
He is threatened by hostile Khans on Bushire side and by fanatical rebels
via Lirawi on the west encouraged so far as we can judge by Bakhtiari
element at Behbehan. (Persistent ?) withdrawal of gendarmerie will, of course,
help greatly. Is there any further deterrent action you can take in Tehran ?
I have asked Bushire if there are any particular steps they can suggest which
would support Hyder Khan directly or indirectly. Meanwhile H. M. S.
“ Clio ” is at Bushire and Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. has authority to ask her to proceed to
Bunderrig, if necessary.
Addressed to Minister; repeated to Bushire, Government of India.
/0
Telegram R., No. 742 B., dated the 3rd (received 4th) April 1915.
From—The Hon'ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Pebct Cox, K.C.I.E., C.S.L, 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 Minister, April 3rd :—
Begins. Your telegram No. 38—269. I spoke emphatically to Prime
Minister yesterday on the subject of threatened attack on Hyder Khan which
I said was largely engineered by Ali Kuli Khan of the gendarmerie who ought
to be dismissed. I warned His Highness that, if local Khans attacked Hyder
Khan, it was more than probable that they would find themselves face to face
with British troops as we should defend him. I added that Persian Govern
ment would be held solely responsible if such a deplorable incident occurred,
as they had done nothing to oblige local authorities to keep peace. Addressed
Bushire ; repeated to Basrah, Shiraz, Ends.
Addressed 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.

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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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