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File 3443/1914 Pt 3 'German War: Afghanistan and Persia; German agents; British troops in East Persia' [‎125r] (260/345)

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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Cypher telegran to kr.Marling. (Teheran)
Foreign Office. February 35th.1916.,11
Nc. 94, Urgent.
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D.M.I. states that our information as to military
situation in interior is practically nil.
information on following points is specially re
quired : -
. (a) Strength and movements of Gendarmerie and rebels,
(b) Progress of German propaganda including move
ments of German officers, lines of communication still
open to them,relations with Bakhtiari and other tribes.
• With, regard to (a) our information leads us to
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suppose rebel concentrations at Sehna, Burujird and
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Reference (b) we have reports of parties under
Germans and Austrians at Yazd, Kerman and Bam operating
towards. Seistan and Baluchistan and co-operating with
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Vfassmuss party in Pars. We believe whole of these
parties are supplied tlirough Kerraanshah via Dizful or
Burujird and Isfahan. It would be useful to check this
if possible and report how far Bakhtiari are assisting
It would be useful, if you see no object.ion,for
military attach and Churchill- to concert some system
for obtaining information . from all,possible sources.,,
employing-runners'in eui-table cases. In absence of
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Military Attacli^. with Russian forces,Churchill might
supervise system. 'Tn t/iis connexion frequent ~
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by telegraph would be qi great usa^
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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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