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File 1110/1916 Pt 3 'German War: Persia' [‎74r] (152/354)

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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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by a reliable man that one Turk and one German both in native dress accom
panied by 2 Afghan guides who entered Persia via Zulfikaf have been
followed by him to Ckacka on the Perso-Russian frontier which they reached
by by-ways on 7th July much exhausted. Destination unknown, but the
Ao'ent (has the party still under) observation. Trans-Caspian authorities have
been informed by Russian Consul-General, and Russian Staff has been warned.
218
Telegram R., No. 391 S., dated the 10th July 1916.
prom-^-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
T 0 _Brigadier-General Sir P. M. Sykes, K.C.I.E., C.M.G., Kerman.
Please telegraph details of additional equipment required for force to
he raised at Shiraz in order that it may, if possible, accompany the drafts
specified in Chief General Staff telegram 6^169 of 8th July to General Officer
Commanding, Porce “ D
219
Telegram R., No. 392 S., dated the 10th July 1916.
p rom The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To— Brigadier-General Sir P. M. Sykes, K.C.I.E., C.M.G., Kerman (repeated
Bushire and Basrah).
Minister telegraphs 7th July that Earman Parma was leaving for
Ispahan same day.
220
Telegram R., No; 393 S., dated the 10th July 1916.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—B rigadier-General Sir P. M. Sykes, K.C.I.E., C.M.G., Kerman (repeated
Secretary of State, Tehran, and Basrah).
Your telegram 323 C., 6th July. Government of India consider that
there is no reason for you to delay your departure from Kerman. Reinforce
ments specified in Chief General Staff’s telegram 64169 of 8th July should reach
Bunder Abbas shortly and can either remain at Kerman on arrival there or
follow you to Shiraz as may seem best to you in light of future developments.
Unless you have definite grounds for apprehension regarding Kerman, please
act accordingly. A ,
Turkish advance on west appears to have been arrested and Sistan situa
tion is well in hand.
221
Telegram R., No. 396 S., dated the 11th July 1916.
From—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Simla,
To—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. , Basrah (repeated to Minister, Tehran,
and Sir P. Sykes, Kerman)*
Mv telecram 348 S., dated 1st July. In view of situation created by
Turkish advance towards Ramadan, you will doubtless consider whether officers
in question can safely proceed to Ispahan at present before issuing defiqite
instructions.

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Content

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)
Arrangement

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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