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File 3443/1914 Pt 4 'Persia: East Persia affairs; German agents' [‎13r] (30/368)

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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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this time has had to collect its whole strength outside India
in Europe, Asia and Africa to meet its painful straits, and
^byP'k anc ^ -Persia, are on the point of deliverance from the
bondage of England and Russia.. I have full confidence that
His Highness will drive with body, mind, and wealth to obtain
the independence of India and establish it in its proper
status in the world. In that the German (Imperial) Govern
ment and our friends will in all ways give satisfactory and
affectionate assistance. Germany, Austria-Hungary and
Turkey by reason of their might in arms and resources are
able certain^ to win this war in the end and to secure
victory also for all their comrade friends. This war must
not end till England has been rendered incapable of maintain
ing its own economic polity by means of the loot of conquered
nations. As for the lies about us that our enemies for a
long while have been spreading, contrary to them the truth is
this that Germany has never made any effort to establish its
rule in Asia. Germany is delighted at every endeavour that
is made for the independence of all the nations of Asia.
This attitude is in accordance with our traditions, our usage,
our foreign policy, and the national arrangements of our
country. Germany always does and will work honestly in
accordance with these practices. It is not the desire of
Germany and our friends to interfere in any way in the
internal arrangements of Indian independence. Germany,
Austria-Hungary and Turkey will recognize the future Indian

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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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