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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎13r] (25/411)

The record is made up of 1 file (203 folios). It was created in 28 Jul 1915-30 Jul 1918. It was written in English, French, Arabic and Persian. 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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6 foot at about 7 milss/faK the mouth. At about 8 mi lei
we pasaod a large ooean going dhow which a fisherman
informed me waa a Tangairi.
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As I considered it Jburt to interview the headmen of
t e villages before taking any aotio^we hoisted a white
flag and proceeded further up the river, but within 200
yards of the dhow fire was opened on us from the bank by
a few men well concealed in the scrub. The only men visible
were from 200 to 300 yards away. Their fire was si
by a maxim, and we then returned to the dhow and di
her with a charge of gun-cotton and burnt a smaller
which was a little lower down. Six more dhows wer
near Ziarat, but there were probably several more
the date palms. There were no casualties.
4. In the afternoon we proceeded to Ras-al-Khan which was
reported to contain Tangsiri dhows. 3 of the 4 boats in the
anchorage had satisfactory papers, but, we observed the
crew of the fourth dhow bolting with some of theifar be
longings on their backs, and the Bushirft crew of another
boat stated that the boat was fror Tangistan. I sent a
man'after them informing them that if they did not return
within half an hour I would have their dhow burnt. They

did;' not return, and the boat was accordi/igly burnt

5. On August 31st "Pyramus" anchored^'ukhailah Island

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and I accompanied a reconnaissance of the shoal water
behind some sand banks and islands which are not marked in
the Chart, but without finding any Tangsiri boats.
6. On September Ist ,, Pyramus ,, anchored off Dilwar, and the
"Edward Ross" with a 3 pounder and the motor cutter with
a maxim were sent away to destroy 2 dhows which appeared to
be above high tide level opposite Ua»okh some distarce
above Dilwar. On landing we discovered that the dhows were
up a creek some 400 yards inland; and before the landing
party had proceeded 100 yards fire was opened on them by
some 20 or 30 men well concealed, probably in
As it was certain that the demolition party would suffer
heavy


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This file contains correspondence between the British Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain and the British Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Bushire, as well as Sheikh ‘Isā bin ‘Alī Āl Khalifah, ruler of Bahrain, and Sheikh Qāsim bin Mahzā’, Qāḍī of Bahrain.

The correspondence concerns the anti-British revolt of the Tangsiri and Qashqai tribes, headed by Ra’īs ‘Alī Dalvārī under the influence of Wilhelm Wassmuss, and the aftermath of their attack on the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at Bushire on 12 July 1915. Included within the correspondence are: letters concerning the occupation of the town of Bushire, British counter-raids and the death of Ra’īs ‘Alī Delvārī; the imposition of a blockade on Tangsiri boats operating in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. ; statements and customs papers (Acquit de Sortie and Permis de Cabotage) from various Bahraini and Persian nākhudā s (dhow boat captains) gathered by the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. ; the arrest and detention of Yūsuf Fakhrū on suspicion of political dealings with Germany; attacks against British diplomatic missions and residents in Persia, including Shiraz and Isfahan; and information concerning German activities in Persia during the First World War.

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Foliation: Foliation is written in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. It begins with the first item of correspondence, on number 2, and runs through to 201, ending on the inside of the back cover of the volume.

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