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File 3443/1914 Pt 2 'German War: German emissaries to Afghanistan' [‎4v] (15/490)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (238 folios). It was created in 1 Jun 1915-21 Nov 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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Sent to India, Petrograd; addressed to Foreign Office.
Telegram P, No. 464-P., dated the 17th (received 18th) November 1915.
From— His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran, TWrt-
To-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi. at ono a
Soonested alliance of Persia. Please see your telegram No. 393. Any
diffiJnHv of ffivintr arms and men is, I venture to suggest, insignificant as com-
T f rnt5n ppf of seeing Goltz or others in Persia raising a force against
rt atLro P uT communication with Baghdad. Of . military situation in
Turkev I have no knowledge but I cannot help suggesting that if lurks can
+/Iifrnid ■Rncrhdad adeauately it is unlikely, even with assistance of lersia
and Sesmet fheycouldmake 7 on Persia aJ very serious attack or one which
Russian troops that Grand Duke is ready to send could not deal with assis
by presence of our own forces at Baghdad.
««nt t.n India. Petroerad ; addressed to Foreign Office.
Telegram P., No. 465-F., dated the 17th (received 18th) November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Minister, Tehran,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
Clear line To-day situation is shaping a little better. Shah received
to-dav the Russian Minister and was much less insistent on withdrawal from
Karei of troops. It would be most expeditious nevertheless in order to appease
public opinion and to (re-assure ?) Shah that a commencement of withdrawal
should be made. A moderate detachment should, however, remain since
Germans, Mujahidin, Austrians, etc., would return, if troops were withdrawn
completely before Farman Farma has situation in hand and we should revert
to situation that prevailed before their arrival in the vicinity.
Sent to India, Petrograd, addressed to Foreign Office.
Telegram, dated the 17th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty's Vice-Consul, Yazd,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi.
8 German Officers Austro-Hungarian leaving for, ostensibly, Tabbas passed
through Kharunak November 16th.
Addressed Tehran, repeated India, Meshed, Kerman, Sistan.
Telegram P., No. 264, dated (and received) the 18th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Consul, Kerman,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.

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The volume contains correspondence regarding the Persian Campaign of the First World War and the movements and activities of the Central Powers in Persia [Iran] between June and November 1915. The correspondence is particularly concerned with German and Ottoman attempts to infiltrate Afghanistan from Persia, and of ensuring the continued neutrality of both Afghanistan and Persia.

The primary correspondents are the British Legation, Tehran; the British Embassy, Petrograd [Saint Petersburg]; the Government of India; and the Foreign Office.

The volume contains a single folio in French (f 184), a communication from the Russian Ambassador in 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 (238 folios)

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 first folio with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 238; 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 between ff 121-127, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers.

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English and French in Latin script
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