Hindistan'dan Iran ve Rusya arazisine seyahat edeceklere mahsûs kilavuz notlardir. Pasaportlara ait malûmat-i umûmiye-i ihtiva eder
KARARGÂH-I UMÛMÎ ISTIHBÂRÂT SUBESI.
Karargâh-i Umûmiye Istihbârât Subesi / Matbaa-yi Askeriye., Istanbul, [1332 AH], 1916.
Modern aesthetic cloth bdg. with Ottoman lettered gilt on board and spine. Roy. 8vo. (24 x 17 cm). In Ottoman script (Turkish with Arabic letters). 64 p.
This book was prepared by the Ottoman Army Headquarters-General Intelligence Branch in 1916, during the First World War. In its introduction, the commission described their purpose of publishing this book, which is providing secret information to officers and other staff of the Ottoman army who will travel on Iranian and Russian land, telling them which roads to use, how to use their passports, where and how much food they need to take with them, etc., otherwise being a very comprehensive and detailed guide for the officers and travelers. The first chapter includes Iran and its environment, the second chapter includes Russia and its environment. The first 'zeyl' contains the detailed passport information, and the second one contains routes and towns requiring passport. According to the introduction, references of this book are the reports by "Krallıik siyasi ve şehbenderhane zâbitâni, sabik müsahid atasemiliteri" H. Smith, "Harbiye Nezâreti Erkân-i Harbiye-i Ummiyesinden" A. D. Geddesi and "Istihbarat Subesinden" Captain S. M. Gibbon. Additionally, they are Foreign Ministry's 'tahrirât' documents, Intelligence Branch's 'kuyudâti', Russian railways guides printed in 1909. A very detailed, collectible, and extremely rare travel guide from India to Russian and Iran, printed for use of 'secret' purposes by the Ottoman / Turkish army during WW1.
TBTK 13568.; Not in OCLC. First and Only Edition.