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PZ 5749/39(1) 'Propaganda: Articles forwarded to Persian Gulf, Kabul & Katmandu for dissemination' [‎317r] (633/715)

The record is made up of 1 file (357 folios). It was created in 10 Aug 1939-27 Dec 1941. It was written in English, French and Arabic. 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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Mr. Crombie.
With reference to Government of India, External
Affairs Department telegram No. 1616 of the 23rd
September. Having regard to the need for caution in
dealing v/ith the attitude of the Pov/ers, and the
necessity for saying as little as possible at this
stage, reference might be made in the case of Russia
( 2 )
The Forminka telegram No.
23rd September.
of the
^ TfC
The Prime Minister’s speech of the 20th
September in which he referred to the
Russian invasion of Poland and said that
His Majesty’s Ambassador in Moscow had
received a note stating that the Soviet
Government would pursue a policy of neutrality
in the relations between the U.S.S. R. and
Great Britain. This was sent to India in
full by Reuters and should be available in
the Bureau of Public Information. Copies of
Hansard are also sent to the Bureau by air
(3) The authoritative statement issued on the
18th September by the Ministry of Information,
and sent to India by Reuters.regarding Soviet
action in Poland.
Regarding the attitude of Italy, the message from

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The file contains correspondence, mainly telegrams, relating to British propaganda forwarded to 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. for dissemination.

It largely consists of weekly telegrams from the Secretary of State for India, London, to the Government of India and others. The telegrams contain Ministry of Information news items about the war in Europe (Second World War) and how to communicate them in press, publicity and public relations work overseas. Recipients include the Government of India’s Bureau of Public Information; the Publicity Officer, Bahrain; and HM Minister, Kabul.

The file also includes an extract (in Arabic translation and French original) from the book Redressement économique et Industrialisation de la Nouvelle Turquie , by Orhan Conker and Emile Witmeur, published Paris, 1937. The title is also referred to in English as 'Economic Recovery and Industrialization of New Turkey'.

The file includes two dividers, which give a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. These are placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (357 folios)

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

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English, French and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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PZ 5749/39(1) 'Propaganda: Articles forwarded to Persian Gulf, Kabul & Katmandu for dissemination' [‎317r] (633/715), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/303, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 29 February 2020]

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