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File 3516/1914 Pt 6 'German War: Persia; general situation May-July 1915' [‎184v] (375/484)

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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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No one, I said, would realize better than His Highness what the loss of British
sympathy might mean, to Persia.
« As coincidences I cited that whereas all that is possible appears to be
done for Germans, Persian officials in whom we have confidence, such as
Sheikh of Mohammerah, Hyder Khan of Bunderrig, Governor (of) Bushire
and Deputy Governor (of) Bunder Abbas, are not only not supported but
are harassed and bullied. Also Swedes who were formerly roundly abused,
because of their insubordination to Minister of the Interior are now darlings
of the Cabinet because they are openly pro-German, whereas Belgians who
are our allies are publicly attacked in (public talk) and press and are being
hounded out of the country by systematic hostility of Government.
“ Prime Minister endeavoured to defend himself but, I think, realized that
such unfortunate (coincidences) made his excuse a poor one. His one remedy
for all misunderstandings is evidently recall of Russian troops.
“ I replied that this could not be done now and^ added I was inclined to
think that if carried out it would be accepted as a sign of weakness and would
make bad worse.
Repeated to Petrograd and Basrah. ” Repetition ends.
Addressed Government of India; repeated to Bushire.
No. Cf. 115, dated Bushire, the 27th March (received 5th April) 1915 (Confidential).
p r0 m Captain W. G. Neale, First Assistant Resident, (in the absence of the
Resident),
To The Foreign Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla.
In connection with present attitude of Swedish officers of gendarmerie in
South Persia, I have the honour to submit under instructions from Lieuten
ant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.LE.,
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, copies of the two telegrams noted
on the margin.
From Signaller, Borasjun, to Resident, Bushire,
dated 20th March 1915.
From Signaller, Borasjun, to Resident, Bushire,
dated 20th March 19i5.
I also submit a copy of report from a secret agent employed by this
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and Cosulate-General, which corroborates the information given in
the above reports relative to the attitude of Captain Oertengren.
A copy of this letter and its enclosures is being forwarded to the India
Office.
No. Cf. 115, dated Bushire, the 27th March 1915.
From— Captain W. G. Neale, First Assistant Resident (in the absence of the
Resident and His Majesty J s Consul-General for Fars, &c.),
To—The Political Secretary, 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. , London, S.-W.
In connection with present attitude of Swedish officers of gendarmerie in
South Persia, I have the honour to submit, under instructions from Lieutenant-
„ ^ . Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.LE, C.S.I.,
d»SoXKr iu “' to KeS ‘ deat ’ E ” h,,e ' 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 Pereian Gulf,
From Signaller, Borasjun, to Resident, Bushire, copies of the two telegrams noted 0U the
dated 20th March 1915. margin.
I also submit a copy of report from a secret agent employed by this
Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. and Consulate-General, wTiich corroborates the information given in
the above reports relative to the attitude of Captain Oertengren.
A copy of this letter and its enclosures is being forwarded to the Govern
ment of India.

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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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