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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎23r] (45/146)

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The record is made up of 1 file (71 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1946-31 Dec 1946. It was written in English. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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The pearling season opened on the 13th May.
About 150 boats have left for the pearl fisheries with a
total complement of between 6,000 and 7,000 men. These
figures show an appreciable increase over thosfor last
year (vide paragraph 171 of Intelligence Summary No.20 of
Reference paragraph 79 of Intelligence Summary
No. 8.
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. was able to get the Shaikh of
Dubai to agree to pay compensation to the Shaikh of Abu
Dhabi for aggressions on his territory and the stealing of
his camels. Negotiations to settle the actual terms are
still in progress and it is hoped that a speedy conclusion
will soon be reached.
(i) Reference paragraph 32(i) of Intelligence Summary
On the 3rd Mr. J. McLean, the new Station Manager,
arrived at Sharjah, and took over from Mr. rr .G.N. Wakefield
on the 8th.
(ii) Reference paragraph 82(ii) of intelligence Summar /
No. 8.
The rifle of the murdered guard has been found in
the possession of a Batini in Dubai. The Shaikh of Dubai
has sent this man together with the rifle to the Shaikh of
Sharjah, who has imprisoned him until he completes his investl
Reference paragraph 77(ii) of intelligence
Summary No.8.
Mr. Lermitte returned to Bahrain on the 9tn.
Saturday the 4th of May was observed as "Pales
tine Day" in Sharjah and all shops were closed by order of
the Shaikh. Shaikh Saqr bin Sultan, son of the Ruler, deli
vered a speech in the juma Mosque in which he condemned the
findings of the Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry and
called upon the people to close their shops in sympathy
with the Palestine Arabs.
On the 3rd the Bahrain Boys' Schools gave their
annual display of physical drill on the port maidan. His
Highness. Shakh Salman, Shaikh Abdullah bin Isa, Minister of
Education, and other members of the A1 Khaiifah family were

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The file contains fortnightly intelligence summaries produced by the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. at Bahrain for the year 1946. The reports, marked as secret, were sent to the Government of India, the 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. , and numerous diplomatic, political, and military offices in the Middle East. Each report is numbered from 1 to 24 and covers a two week period.

The reports are divided into short sections that relate to a particular subject. Contained within the file is intelligence on the following:

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1 file (71 folios)

The file is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 73; 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. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 1-73; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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