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File 3443/1914 Pt 3 'German War: Afghanistan and Persia; German agents; British troops in East Persia' [‎111r] (232/345)

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 P.,No.12-F., dated the 28th (received 29th)
January 1916.
From- His Britannic Majesty's Consul for Sistan and Kain.
To - The Secretary to the Government of India in the Foreign
and Political Department, Delhi.
Please see my telegram N 0 . 8 -F., of the 21st January.
Statement of Winckelmann is as follows:-
On January 8 th Seiler and Lieutenant Waldmann left
Khabis with 16 Persians and 1 Indian prisoner of war. I
started somewhat ? later witn 3 Persians and on same day as other
party I reached Dehsalm. When they fled I lost rest of
p^j’Ly and had to return and surrender myself.
Our second party contains 8 Germans, 38 Austrians and,
not counting camel men, 150 Persians and Indians. Seiler
sent water back for them together with instructions for them.
I do not know where they will appear next.
One month ago"? Wagner got through to Herat with two
mountain gun^fand twenty mule loads. He travailed soutn
Birjand. Amir of Afghanistan is friendly to us. Governor,
Birjand, has no arrangement with us. Zugmayei s pari/ will
attack Koh-i-Malik Siah and not go to Afghanistan. m§.-
Winckelmann showed us on January 22nd where he had
hidden his rifle, two maps, two note books and other papers
.eluding simple cypher code.
Present object of Germans is it appears to get into
‘ghanistan. Our forces, niliiml? >»« * e8t of Lut ’
prevent small parties breaking through. «*><*
Lstribute our parties at more than four places safely and
ennsaouently can travel: “alely via Sarbisha o' «“>’
or Girdi or Aliabad.
Though I hope we have nearly
about rationing our present stren
surmounted difficulties
:th question of supplies

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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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