'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary'
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The record is made up of 1 file (53 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1945-31 Dec 1945. 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.
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The file contains fortnightly intelligence summaries produced by the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. at Bahrain for the year 1945. 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, often closely connected to the Second World War. Contained within the file is intelligence on the following:
- the movements of British and Foreign subjects, and Arab notables;
- local affairs of Bahrain, as well as regional news from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , and the wider Middle East;
- economic matters and food supplies;
- Bahrain Petroleum Company and other matters of oil;
- a visit to Bahrain of the Indian Film Unit;
- the Bahrain ruling family;
- the Middle East Anti-Locust Unit;
- workers' strikes in Bahrain;
- local crime;
- regional boundary disputes;
- weather and meteorological data.
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- 1 file (53 folios)
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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 54; 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 2-13; 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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- 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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- 1 Jan 1945-31 Dec 1945 (CE, Gregorian)
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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summary', British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/316, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100000000241.0x00012b> [accessed 28 February 2020]
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