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File 1110/1916 Pt 3 'German War: Persia' [‎56r] (116/354)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (173 folios). It was created in 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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Telegram P., No. M.-S. 12, dated the 19th June 1916.
From— Lieutenant-Colonel Redl, Meshed,
To—The Chief of the General Staff, Simla.
Kindly see telegrams 13 and 15 E. to Foreign Office from Consul-General.
Kegarding Russian Consul-General’s protest I hare seen the Officer Com
manding of the expedition, Colonel Gustchin. He disclaims any wish to
interfere with measures which military necessity dictates; but he deprecates
the withdrawal from cordon of regular troops until there has been a definite
clearing up of the question of Germans in Afghanistan especially having regard
to distance to which troops would be removed.
The presence of cavalry is, in his opinion, particulary necessary, as
Germans are well acquainted with and have frequently used tracks into Persia
from Yazdan. The interval between Rum and Birjand, the former being the
southernmost point occupied by Russians, need to be watched especially care
fully. I fully concur in these views. To-day Gustchin left on a leave of
absence of five weeks and Colonel Kulikov is acting in his place.
(Received with Army Department memorandum No. H. 5625, dated the 28th June 1916»)
Telegram, No. B.-M. 65, dated the 23rd June 1916.
From—The General Officer Commanding, Sistan, Khwash,
To—-The Chief of the General Staff, Simla.
Your No. 673 B., dated 15th June. I have no action in mind without
your approval, but I want to know how far I may chase local Sarhaddi Chief
who ran away after failing to deliver up looted goods without interfering
with Colonel Dew’s or Sir Percy Sykes’ work.
Addressed Agent to the Governor-General, BaluchistaftS repeated. Chief
the General Staff.
^Received with Army Department memorandum No. H. 5680, dated the 29th June 1916.)
Telegram, No. B.-M., 70, dated the 26th June 1916*
From—The General Officer Commanding, Sistan, Khwash,
To—The Chief of the General Staff, Simla.
Most of men who have raided have thrown themselves on my mercy and
«av I can do what I like with them hut that it is impossible for them to
return what they have not got and which is claimed in lists sent to Shakar
Khan, Khan Bahadur, by Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Chagai.
I have no lists of what I have to recover. I would ask that I be
instructed as to what I am to do under the extraordinary circumstances where
raiders are ready to give themselves up hut cannot deliver any more loot as it
has either been destroyed or sold and proceeds expended, in many cases, years
Addressed Chief of the General Staff; repeated Agent to the Governor*
General, Baluchistan.

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The volume comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes, on miscellaneous topics relating to Persia, April to June 1916.

The discussion in the volume includes the following topics:

  • Decoration for the Persian Foreign Minister and Farman Farma for his military support of the British
  • Turkish advance and defeat on Kermanshah road
  • the Russian defeat and withdrawal towards Hamadan
  • the Russian advance on and defeat at Khanikin.

The volume contains correspondence between: the 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. ; HBM Minister, Tehran; the Viceroy; and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, London.

The volume includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 volume (173 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume.

The subject 1110 (Persia) consists of three volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/590-592. The volumes are divided into three parts, with each part comprising one 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 175; 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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