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'Administration Report of the Persian Gulf for the Year 1937' [‎22r] (43/72)

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The record is made up of 1 file (34 folios). It was created in 1938. 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 French Spah-bud (Field Marshal) in the employ of the Iranian
Govrernment arrived at Bandar Abbas on the loth October. He was accom
panied by 25 Iranian officers. The party embarked in the Iranian Sloop
" Babr " for Lingah and the intermediate islands. The Marshal was reported
to have evinced much interest in the island of Hen jam and declared it to be
the most suitable place in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for the Iranian Naval Base.
The Mission left for Sirj an and Shiraz on the 18th October.
The coup d'etat was celebrated as usual by the military on the 22nd
February and was attended by the local officials, and merchants, accompanied
by their wives.
II. Conscription. —The Committee during their session of two and a
half months (5th October—21st December) dealt with 550 cases out of 1,956
called to appear.
III. Internal security. —The security on the Bandar Abbas-Kerman
motor road and on all other trade routes in the province was well maintained
throughout the year, except for the incident on the Bandar Abbas-Lar road
in August when a caravan conveying 100 loads of monopoly loaf sugar,
and 24 chests tea and cotton piece-goods and three loads of cotton twists
was looted by Nafars near Agha Jamal.
With the commencement of summer and influx of people into Minab
for the date trade, that district suffered from armed Baluchis, who looted
people in outlying villages in broad day light.
Six conscripts deserted from the Bandar Abbas garr son in June, taking
their rifles with them, were joined by other armed bandits and started to
harass people and donkeymen on the outlying caravan routes, chiefly in
Shamilat.
On 31st July they looted the house of the tenant of Baghu (the village
of H. H. Agha Khan) about 10 miles to the east of Bandar Abbas.
They were finally rounded up by the joint Amnieh forces of Bandar
Abbas and Minab at a village named Raving near Minab, when two of the
gang were killed, and one wounded before the remaining six surrendered.
5. I ranian N avy.
The following sloops visited Bandar Abbas during the year :—
" Babr ", 11th January, 8th April, 16th October.
" Plang ", 8th April.
" Shahrukh ", 15th February, 1st and 14th September.
" Karkas ", 12th March, and 8th April.
" Shahbaz ", 22nd May and 12th December.
6. 0 O:\IMUNICATI0NS.
I. Roads. —No new motor road from Bandar Abbas to the interior was
opened during the year. The Shiraz-Bandar Abbas road passing through Lar
referred to in last year's report has been little used.
II. Aviation. —A German plane (Junkers) " Kismet-D-UKOP " made
a forced landing on the 21st March, owing to engine trouble and took off for
Damascus after an hour.
The following were on board :—
Captain—Von Blomberg.
Pilots—Sterutrurg and Salomon.
Crew—Poscuer and Ackermann.
7. Trade Developments.
I. Trade. —Trade depression continued throughout the year. The
pr ominent causes for this result being exorbitant import duties. Government
restrictions, and monopolies. No improvement can be foreshadowed until
there is some modification of the present policy. In some cases imported
goods remained held up in Customs for months for want of foreign exchange
or other minor difficulties.
53(C) EiAffairsDept.

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The file consists of Administration Report of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. for the Year 1937 (New Delhi: Government of India Press, 1938).

The Report, prepared by the 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. , summarises important information relating to the Gulf and notable events in the Gulf during 1937. The Report contains a review by the 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. , and separate sections on each of the agencies, consulates, and other areas that made up the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. . The information provided includes lists of personnel, movements of British officials and foreigners, local administration, military and naval matters, aviation, the political situation, trade and commerce, medical reports, meteorological reports, and related information.

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1 file (34 folios)
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There is a list of contents at the front of the Report, on folio 3.

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Foliation: the foliation system in use commences at 1 on the front cover, and continues through to 36 on the back cover. The sequence is written in pencil, enclosed in a circle, and appears in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio.

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