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File 3443/1914 Pt 4 'Persia: East Persia affairs; German agents' [‎9r] (22/368)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (179 folios). It was created in 9 Feb 1916-20 Dec 1916. It was written in English and German. 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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G. a 7/1900.
The Director of the Prieonere of War
Information Bureau presents his compliments
j ohe secretary, prisoners of viar Department, and
in reply to his communication of the 17th ultimo,
(No.226982/1916/p.18) transmitting copies of a
note from the United States Ambassador with
enclosure thereto, begs to forward herewith a copy
ol s. coin tunicat ion adcresscd oy the Bursau to the
Foreign Ofiice on the subject of Lieutenant Voigt.
Ihe Bureau is still without ai^iy record of this
enemy subject, out it has been ascertained informally
from the 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. that correspondence has taken
place between that Department and the Foreign Office
on the subject of Lieutenant Voigt, and that
Telegram Lo.o03 ol the 8th August 1916, from the
British Minister at Teheran deals with the matter.
If this Officer and . ny other enemy subjects
similarly situated are in fact prisoners of war in
the hands 01 the British Government, it might
perhaps be advisable for information with regard
to such persons to be communicated to the Bureau.
.An enquiry for Lieutenant Voigt has recently
been received from the Red Cross Society of Hamburg.
49, Wellington Street.
London. W.C.
7th December,1916.

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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 May and November 1916. The correspondence is particularly concerned with finding and capturing German, Ottoman and Austrian agents active in Persia and Afghanistan.

The primary correspondents are: British Legation, Tehran; War Office Directorate of Military Intelligence; Chief Commissioner, North-West Frontier Province; British Legation, Sistan and Kain; British Consulate General, Meshed; Government of India.

The volume contains a single item in German (ff 149-150), a list of German military personnel active in Persia in February 1916 written by the German Military Attache, Tehran.

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 (179 folios)

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the volume. The subject 3443 (German War/Persia) consists of six volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/472-477. The volumes are divided into six 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 181; 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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