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File 3443/1914 Pt 4 'Persia: East Persia affairs; German agents' [‎12r] (28/368)

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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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His Hi^ness kaharana Adhiraj Fateh bingl:i Bahadu^,
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1 salute His Highness on behalf of the German Imperial
Government and make known that friendliness which that
Government has felt towards India and its inhabitants. Since
the English have consolidated their rule in Hindustan, they
have taken good care that the Rajas and people of India
should have no relations with any other country than England.
Germany in accordance with the practice of the art of
government made on its part no effort to establish relations
with the Indian states.
England, France and Russia - these three enemies -
by the mercy of God have suffered great loss from the war
which they started without consideration of right and wrong;
and His Highness’s righteous friends Germany, Austria-
Hungary and Turkey have gained incalculable victory. And
by reason of this war Germany has now obtained an opportunity
to display its goodwill towards His Highness.
For even here we have heard the renown of His Highness*
pcitriotism and wisdom, and it is for that reason that I
venture to write to His Highness this letter. I am epnfidert
that His Highness will make every effort in his power for the
welfare of India. The English (Imperial) Government at
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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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