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File 3443/1914 Pt 3 'German War: Afghanistan and Persia; German agents; British troops in East Persia' [‎88v] (187/345)

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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make reprisals on one of the prisoners. This does not seem very likely hut in
any case Eesidency Surgeon informs me that the prisoner here though badly
wounded is apparently in no immediate danger and is in fact much better than
he was two months ago.
willing to arrange proper exchange may
the sick
Telegram R., No. 672-B., dated thp 13th (received 14th) February 1916,
From—The Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ,
To—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart-
ment, Delhi.
My telegram 497-B. of Pebruai|y 5th. On February 10th Grahame wired
from Kamuz saying that two Khans show utmost suspicion of Khans in Tehran
and refused to sign any general agreement unless latter’s concurrence was inti
mated first.
Utmost Grahame was able to do was to get Khans to send telegram to
Khans in Tehran empowering then! to sign any agreement there on their
behalf and undertake ratification of signatures here.
As an alternative they were prepared to enter into minor agreement
regarding themselves personally. Khan pressed for urgent necessary (neces
sity ?) of their proceeding to Behbehan to control situation there.
To-day 13th Grahame telegraphs this morning as advance party of Khans
contingent was starting for Behbehan in presence of Khans and Grahame, it
was mobbed by angry crowd of Bamuz inhabitants.
Ostensible reason for their attitude was said to be arrest by us a few days
before of a Persian at Bandiqir caught in act of attempting to distribute most
violent anti-British leaflets among Indian cavalry now there.
Biot believed to have been instigated by hostile element at Behbehan who
are in telegraphic touch with Bamuz.
Later telegram says Khans state that heavy indemnity exacted from
Bamuz and ringleaders arrested. Grahame was to have proceeded with Khans
to Behbehan at my earlier suggestion but says that Khans having urged his
presence would embarrass them and requested him not to come. He is there
fore returning to Ahwaz. He and Haji Bais express confidence of loyalty of
Ilkfiani and Illbegi.
Addressed Foreign ; repeated Bushire.
Telegram P., No. 333-D. S., dated the 14th February 1916,
From-—The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political
Department, Delhi,
To His Britannic Majesty's Consul for Sistan and Kain.
Following telegram received from Trevor dated 12th instant: —Begins.
Vice-Consul, Bunder Abbas * * * * *
* * Khabis. JEnd of message.
No. 10, dated Mashat, the 1st (received 7th) February 1916.
From— Lieutenant-Colonel C. Ducat, I .A., late His Britannic Majesty's Consul,
Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign and Political Depart
I have the honour to submit a report on the evacuation of Kerman by the
Luropean Colony and the extinction of the Kerman Consulate.

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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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