Coll 7/3 'Afghanistan: supply of arms by Italian Government'
- Afghan Legation to Rome (correspondent)
Government of India, Foreign and Political Department (correspondent)
Afghan Legation to the United Kingdom (correspondent)
HM Ambassador to Afghanistan (correspondent)
Minister for Foreign Affairs (correspondent)
Papers regarding the purchase by the Afghan Government of arms and ammunition from Italy.The file contains correspondence with the Afghan Legations in Rome and London, and the Afghan Foreign Ministry, plus correspondence between the India Office Political Department, the Government of India's Foreign and Political Department, HM Ministers in Kabul and Rome, and the Government of India's Customs Department.Correspondence dated 1931-1933 concerns the order of artillery equipment from Italy, and arrangements for the materials to be shipped through Karachi [Karāchi] and Peshawar [Peshāwar] to Kabul [Kābul]. Lists of equipment (in Italian) can be found at folios 108-121. There is also correspondence with the firm Gillanders Arbuthnot & Co, regarding permission to broker arms sales with the Afghan Government.Correspondence dated 1939 concerns the purchase by the Afghan Government of tanks from Italy, arrangements for their transportation and customs clearance, plus copy intelligence reports on Italian arms movements in Afghanistan.The file includes a divider which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the end of the correspondence (folio 2).
1 file (121 folios)
The papers are arranged in rough chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.
Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the inside front cover with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 122; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located at the top right corner of the recto side of each folio.
- 1 file (121 folios)
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- British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers
- Item contributor:
- British Library. India Office Records and Private Papers
- Data contributor:
- Qatar National Library