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File 3443/1914 Pt 3 'German War: Afghanistan and Persia; German agents; British troops in East Persia' [‎52r] (114/345)

The record is made up of 1 volume (167 folios). It was created in 10 Nov 1915-5 Jun 1916. 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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, lC , n f nn the sabiect to the other members of the expedition. Wmckel-
St X own idea is that it was intended to establish Consulates m Afghanistan,
i n-nrss that were taken there were meant as presents.
and The! information is that there are about two thousand of o ” troops
,^:.i line o. un s distributed between Eobat and Birjand. Details as to
T lth wHon are not known. Information about us was brought to them by
disinbutio T)pmocratic narty Not much attention has been paid by the
STi l Sia?"™ »£ »»*• being through T^W-IWduri
Herat. —Xhere are no Bakhtiaris with the Germans. They are
QuestlOll l ! reaching Tehran, ousting the present
fighting independently wnn^t } ^ E - The Bakhtiaris asked
^e^Germans for nmney and weapons, but the German Government refused
them nSnn a ( , /eT-Winokelmann does not know whether there are any
Question W v ii ne It is not a direct Ime from Yazd to
Tabbas^ T ^^g ^owed by their convoys. Seiler’s expedition is the
remainder of the Afghanistan expedition, and as far as TV mckelmann knows
tto ”o “toW —Zugmeyer li»> relation, with sorer.l ohiel. of Pmian Balu-
ohi.tMi but Winckeinoann - b.o. who thg. ^ ^
“r!” t KtS ,‘5;^nraiitr.
^raSrSe^‘Sorared^tiuedforthe Oo» ra l»i» which
w^T^^cei™t‘trrS£r£ “se
!SnSht e d whXp a robably communicates with the wireless stations m
Persia! Winckelmann is ignorant of recent events m Mesopotamia.
Taken down by me.
W. H. McGOWAN, Major, B.A.
Si stan ;
$th February 1916.
2nd Lt. f !• d.- 0 >
Telegram P./dated the 8th March 1916.
From-The Secretary to the Government o£ India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi,
To—The Agent to the Governor-General in Baluchistan.
On the 6th instant the following telegram was received from his Britannic
Majesty’s Minister, Tehran, No 9-E. ^ ^ *
* “It - reported Bohnstorff.”
Telegram P., No. 128-F., dated the 7th (received 8th) March 1916.
From-His Britannic Majesty’s Minister, Tehran,
To-The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
ment, Delhi.
Your telegram 6T. , , . , , • v p
Is there any likelihood of sum wanted being o i am .

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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 November 1915 and April 1916. 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 Consulate, Seistan and Kain; and the Government of India.

The volume contains a single folio in French (f 164), a communication from the National Committee for the Protection of the Independence of Persia.

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 (167 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 first folio with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 165; 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, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers, nor does it include the leading and ending flyleaves.

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