File 3516/1914 Pt 17 'German War: Persia; general' [148v] (301/370)
The record is made up of 1 volume (181 folios). It was created in 26 Oct 1915-06 Jan 1916. 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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| If situation is not brought to a head (soon ?) and if the Bakhtiari are
permitted to have the same opportunity themselves and infect the so far
unaffected tribal element, the possibilities of the whole of nothern Arabistan
going over to the enemy must be faced by us. The necessity for immediate
action is therefore again urged by us. J late
(i) It is obvious that until the Khans show their hands, the oil-fields
cannot be abandoned. It seems to me, on the other hand that
the policy drifting and hang(ing) on to the last at the oil-fields
would make it very difficult successfully to evacuate them.
We therefore, consider that the situation should, from the point of view
of the oil company, be brought to a head and if Persia enters into the war
unless it is determined to send up troops to hold them, the fields should be
evacuated. In case of the English Companies in Asia Minor, we would point
English* Staff. “ “ ^ TurkS “ most to impr!2 the
Repeated Mohammerah and addressed to Sir P. Cox.”
Repeated to Tehran and addressed to Foreign.
Telegram P, No. R.-278, dated the 1st (received 2nd) November 1915.
From The Hon^ble Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Percy Cox, K.C.S I KCTF
R^ent 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. , Kut-al-Amarah, Loagh BaLh ’
men® i. the Government of Mia “ Foreign and Political De^rt-
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.h. SSSSr&M. tSSS Si” -
•foa '-s, :',zs ,rL“::L
m view of news received from MohaTrimppib rr a T :iltiari Rhans does not
unfavourable light and as both Bahadur and T ^ ^ ellran a PP ear in such an
reason it still seems to be our best policv to Ito n ° U i? , su I )ervene - this
not to precipitate it. At all evontc ° U1 avert crisis and
until this force has reached (? Ba^irladi^ , shou ld be our policy
pedient, as long,as there is a chanfe of Lrti^ > r d °S W 1 ex "
merah, to hostilise Bakhtiari evenTb^wnl f War ^° r Slleikl1 °f Moham-
become hopeless, enlisting Sagwands. ^ t0 Start ’ lf tIle situatio n
Of thfvfews oftt r ltrComSlV h : i S:fn 0ti0n ° f + ^ ™
in any way. The Question tbprAfn i? ^ ave . u °i : altered since August
What military disposition(s) are to be made to event of war“ ° f G ° Temmeil t «
reported advfnce^f Mujlhidto tow^ds 8 ArabisL^tdT 6 !^ n gardin S , the
take necessary precaution(s). ^raoistan and he has been asked to
Tehra^ 6 ^ t0 Foreisn ’ Ahwaz - Mohammerah, addressed to Minister at
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The volume concerns the situation in Persia during the First World War. The main focus is the British and Russian attempt to influence the Shah and the Majlis deputies during the events that happened in November 1915.
The volume covers:
- German funding to Swedish Gendarmerie.
- Terms of proposed alliance between Persia and Germany.
- German occupation of Yazd.
- Occupation of Hamadan [Hamadān, Iran].
- Situation at Suj-Bulak and Maragha, newspaper article from Kavkazskoe Slovo.
- German activity.
- Proposed despatch of Bakhtiari Khans to Ispahan and Kerman.
- Protection of British consuls.
- Suggested cabinet of Farman Farma (Prince Abdol-Hossein Farman Farma).
- Proposed Council of Regency.
- Russian victories in the North.
- Persian Government's protests against advance of Russian troops in Tehran.
- Relations of Darya Begi with the Khans of the hinterland.
- Attitude of Turkish Minister.
The volume’s principal correspondents are: Esme Howard, British Ambassador in Sweden; George Buchanan, British Ambassador in Russia; Charles Marling, British Minister at Tehran; Charles Hardinge, Viceroy of India; Alfred Hamilton Grant, Foreign Secretary to the Government of India; British Consuls at Sistan and Kain (Francis Beville Pridaux), Kerman (C T Ducat), Khorasan (Thomas Wolseley Haig), Batoum (P Stevens), Shiraz (William Frederick Travers O'Connor); John Nixon, General Officer Commanding, Force 'D'; Foreign Office; 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. ; Arthur Prescott Trevor, Deputy 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. ; Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
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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 foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 183; 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.
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