The Kaiser's Mission to Kabul: A Secret Expedition to Afghanistan in World War I

  • Title: The Kaiser's Mission to Kabul: A Secret Expedition to Afghanistan in World War I
  • Author: Jules Stewart
  • ISBN: 9781780768755
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Kaiser s Mission to Kabul A Secret Expedition to Afghanistan in World War I In at the height of World War I the Central Powers sent a diplomatic mission led by Oskar Niedermeyer and Werner Otto von Hentig to the court of the Emir of Afghanistan Habibullah Khan Joint
    In 1915, at the height of World War I, the Central Powers sent a diplomatic mission, led by Oskar Niedermeyer and Werner Otto von Hentig, to the court of the Emir of Afghanistan, Habibullah Khan Jointly operated by the governments of Germany and Turkey, the aim of the mission was to persuade the Emir to declare full independence from the British Empire, enter the war on tIn 1915, at the height of World War I, the Central Powers sent a diplomatic mission, led by Oskar Niedermeyer and Werner Otto von Hentig, to the court of the Emir of Afghanistan, Habibullah Khan Jointly operated by the governments of Germany and Turkey, the aim of the mission was to persuade the Emir to declare full independence from the British Empire, enter the war on the side of the Central Powers and attack British India Britain saw this mission as a serious and credible threat so much so that they tried to intercept the travellers in Persia en route to Kabul and subsequently implemented their own intelligence mission to ensure that Afghanistan would retain its neutral position Jules Stewart provides a gripping account of the expedition, highlighting a previously little known aspect of the international history of World War I.

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    1. World War 1 is invariably portrayed as the trench warfare of the Western front, however that was only part of the story. In order to stretch British Empire forces various intrigues were being played out across the globe and this book details one of them.The demands for manpower meant that any diversion of troops to a secondary theatre could have catastrophic effects on the primary theatre, The Western Front.With this in mind the Germans sent a mission to Afghanistan to foment an attack on India. [...]

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    2. This excellent book looks at the efforts of the Central Powers to enlist the help of Afghanistan. It was hoped that by using Afghanistan as a base German and Turkish troops could attack the British in India, causing them to keep an inordinate number of Indian units on the subcontinent rather than committing them to the Western Front and Africa. The story of Wassmann, Neidermeyer and von Hentig is an amazing one Neidermeyer and Hentig's efforts just to reach Afghanistan were the stuff of real-lif [...]

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    3. interesting book looking at the influence of Germany trying to bring Afghanistan into WW1 in the axis side but however the author repeats himself and maybe the title is slighty misleading as does enter in the Nazi activity in that area during WW2 and the 2 major German characters.

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