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'14/201 II, TRUCIAL COAST MISCELLANEOUS, B 57' [‎166r] (339/417)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (205 folios). It was created in 5 Aug 1935-28 Apr 1941. It was written in English and Arabic. 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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No,J/419-8/8 British Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
^harjah, 28th June 1940.
The , olitical ■.gen't,
I beg oo report tnat lately I received information
ohcat Lxio Oj..r.- a,kh oi 3harjc h had been opening his v/ireless set
on tj.e .Terman .^rabic Broadcast so loudly that one could
hear it ^roru ^CC.- yards from his palace and that a large
crov;d gathers there to hear the German news of which they
took much interest. To satisfy myself I went round, in
disguise, one night. The information I received was correct.
Without being noticed I heard some of the people arguing with
each other some on the side of jermany and others against
them. On the morning of 24th 1 "saw the Shaikh and reminded
him of his action until lately, namely allowing no one to
hear the German broadcast outside his palace. The Shaikh
promised to lower the tune which he did but many peoole attend
his Majlis and hear the news. Alter the latest events
in France I heard that some people had been talking freely
in the town about the mighty power of Germany and the
collapse of France which would soon be followed by the
complete crush of Britain. I did not believe that any one
would venture to speak against the British Government unless
he was backed up by some responsible person. .uhereiore I
made very careful and secret enquiries, as to who is really
responsible for this anti,3ritish propaganda. The result
of these enquiries revealed that Abdullah bin Faris, the
Secretary of the Sha'kh of Sharjah had been at the bottom of
all these . in order'to throw ash into my eyes Abdullah bin
Paris always praises the British Government in my presence and
als0 before pro -British and persons who are likely to convey
the /-

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This file is a collection of correspondence between British officials in Bahrain, Bushire, Karachi, and Muscat. It covers the following topics:

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1 volume (205 folios)

The contents page lists the the topics covered in alpahabetical order although the entries are grouped into different parts of the volume.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence in use consists of a circled number located in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. There is also a former system of foliation comprising of uncircled number.

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