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File 3516/1914 Pt 7 'German War: Persia' [‎118v] (241/519)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (257 folios). It was created in 20 Mar 1915-3 Dec 1915. It was written in English and French. 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. 439, dated the 9th (received 10th) May 1915.
From-MAJOR A. P. Trevor, C.I.E., Officer on Special duty 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. ,
Bushire,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart-
ment, Simla.
following telegram sent to British Minister, Tehran, No. 64-422 on
7th May:— . .
Begins. My telegram, 63-420. Gendarmerie party of one Persian
officer and about 25 men here is thorn in flesh of Governor of 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.
Ports. In order to test them he sent them with his men on night 5th-(kh
May to apprehend Haji Ali, hut on arrival at scene of action they cleared off
and left Governor of 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. Ports’ men in lurch. Again yesterday
they withdrew from firing line of Governor of the Peraian Gu Poi s men.
In fact they showed very clearly they were on side of Tangistanis._ Further,
the officer who is a conceited sprig of Kajar nobility on two occasions wished
to open fire on parties of the Indian Regiment when marching out for exercise.
On second occasion he was with difficulty dissuaded by one of Governor of 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. Ports’ men. If they had opened fire, no doubt he and his party
would have been quickly disposed of, but in order to prevent chance of any
thing of sort and as Governor of 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. Ports and I are convinced
that these gendarmes are on side of the hostile Khans if not their active
Agents- I venture to hope that Your Excellency wifi think fit to effect
their immediate recall. Gendarmes have never been desirable on this end of
Shiraz road, but now when their officer’s plot with Khans as at Kazerun a nd
Borasiun and their men desert at critical moments their presence is a positive
danger. Just now gendarmerie here is occupying a tower on isthmus which
belon-s to the Governor of 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. Ports and Officer Commanding
told Governor of 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. Ports to-day that they refused to leave
unless turned out by force. As we have been obliged to put posts across
isthmus, it is possible that the party will come into conflict with our men
shortly. It is advisable that tower should be occupied either by Governor of
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. Ports’ men or ours. It is objectionable having untrustworthy
people in the line of posts and these make another reason for their recall.
Addressed Tehran; repeated Basrah and Shiraz. Ends.
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Telegram R., No. 168 C., dated (and received) the 10th May 191o.
From Major A. P. Trevor, C.I.E., Officer on Special duty 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. ,
Bushire,
To The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Simla.
My telegram, No. 166 C. and Cox’s telegram, No. 1062 B.
The Officer Commanding has just heard from General Staff that departure
of the remaining wing of his regiment which was fixed for 6 th May has
been postponed till 16th May.
In view of the present position this is unfortunate; I therefore beg to
request despatch may be expedited.
Addressed to Foreign; repeated to Tehran and Basrah.
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Telegram P., No. 1081 B., dated the 10th (received 11th) May 1915.
From—The Hon’ble Lieetenant-Colonel Sir 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
Department (repeated to His Majesty’s Secretary of State for India,
Tehran, Bushire and Shiraz).
In view of telegram from His Britannic Majesty’s Minister at Tehran,
No. 161, to Foreign Office, I suggest for consideration that we should warn Soulet

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The volume concerns the Persian Gendarmerie in southern Persia (Fars), and the pro-German feelings of the Swedish officers who were part of it.

The volume covers:

  • Accusations against Swedish officers employed by the Persian Gendarmerie in Fars, suggesting that they have been abandoning their neutrality to support German interests.
  • Anti British attitude of Swedish officers; request for their withdrawal.
  • Consignment of arms and ammunitions at Bushire, for the use of the Persian Gendarmerie.
  • List of Swedish officers in service for the Persian Gendarmerie.
  • Alleged intrigues by Major Previtz and other Swedish officers.
  • Conditions offered to the Swedish officers of the Gendarmerie for their withdrawal from Fars.
  • Proposed subvention for the Gendarmerie.
  • Situation at Tehran.

The volume’s principal correspondents are: Charles Hardinge, Viceroy of India; 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 Beaupre Townley and Charles Marling, British Ministers at Tehran; the Swedish Legation in London; Edward Grey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Esme Howard, British Consul at Stockholm; Eyre Alexander Barby Wichart Crowe and Maurice de Bunsen, Foreign Office; 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. ; William Frederick Travers O'Connor, British Consul at Shiraz; George Buchanan, British Ambassador in Russia.

The volume contains some letters in French, from the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and from Gustav Edwall and Gustav Hjalmar Previtz, Persian Gendarmerie.

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1 volume (257 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 foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 259; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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