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File 3443/1914 Pt 2 'German War: German emissaries to Afghanistan' [‎12r] (30/490)

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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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20 pack mules loaded with it is said boxes of ammunition and one maxim
gun. 5 German officers and Austro-Hungarian, 9 Persian subjects arrived at
Yezd from Meshed road November 3rd—November 4th.
9
Telegram P., No. 9-F., dated (and received) the 6th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Consul-General and Agent of the Government of
India in Khorasan, Meshed,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
Yesterday news was brought to me that an Austrian fugitive had arrived
at a village 6 miles distant from Meshed and he was brought in by Captain
Thorburn whom I sent out with some sowars. He unfortunately proves to
he an unimportant person. His surrender was demanded by the Acting
Karguzar, but I replied to the effect that so long as the presence of British
and Russian troops was required in Persia for the maintenance of peace and
to prevent our enemies’ Agents from obtaining access into Afghanistan I
declined even by one man to reinforce our enemies. The man has been handed
over by me to the Russian Consul-General here.
10
Telegram P., No. 10-F., dated (and received) the 6th November 1915.
From—His Britannic Majesty’s Consul General and Agent of the Government of
India in Khorasan, Itobat,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
Please refer to my telegram No. 9-F., dated the 4th November.
Jn telegraphing to Minister of Foreign Affairs complaining of my action
and in view of the fact that a large number of Austrian and German prisoners
will be arriving from Sarakhs Daragaz Dushakh, etc., Karguzar asks for early
orders.
All those mentioned in his report, he states, should be arriving before
Muharram 10th (November 18th). Connivance of Persian Government is
thus shown clearly.
11
Telegram P., No. 211, dated (and receiver!) the 6th 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.
From Bam information has been received that a large force has been
collected by Jehand and that he is marching on Narmashir. He is acting in
concert with Germans and unless he is stopped will come on here.
Governor-General is unable to cope with both and as soon as position
becomes serious will certainly take flight.

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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.

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1 volume (238 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 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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