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File 3443/1914 Pt 3 'German War: Afghanistan and Persia; German agents; British troops in East Persia' [‎59r] (128/345)

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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Telegram from Major R»dl, Meshed.
Dated 6th April 1916.
Received 7th April 1916.
.3.2. Headed by Russian troops at present in East
Persia are 1st and 2nd Semirechia Cossack Regiments about 1600
men in all. 2nd Regiment on line Asterabad, Meshed, Turbat-i-
Haidari and on Meshed, Askabad road, 1st Regiment Turbat-i-
Hardari to Kain. Officer Commanding troops at Turbat-i-Hardari
In addition h reserve s of Semirechia Cossacks
are at Askabad and along railway from Kizil Arvat to Samarkand.
Caucasian General Staff inform me that Force had been
increased by j**. Orenburg Cossacks one Mountain Battery and two
Companies of Militia but I found on arrival that reinforcements
had been countermanded early in February, the Cossacks having
been sent to Khiva to repress disorder and battery and militia
detained at Askabad 0
Number of Austrian prisoners in Transeaspia very consider
ably reduced and authorities state that stricter precautions
against escape are being taken but 1 observed prisoners at
work at Krasnovodsk Station with no visible escort*
Diplomatic Agent at Askabad informed me tnat native
population in Transcaspian Turkestan is now perfectly quiet*
Please inform War Office.
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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.

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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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File 3443/1914 Pt 3 'German War: Afghanistan and Persia; German agents; British troops in East Persia' [‎59r] (128/345), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/10/474, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 18 November 2019]

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