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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎647] (790/1782)

The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. 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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some adjacent buildings. At 2 o'clock in the afternoon the centre of
the town had been gained, the British flag- had been hoisted on the
Shaikhs house, and only the northern quarters at the point of the penin
sula remained in possession of the enemy. By 4 p.m . 5U yeseels belonging
to the place, including 30 large war boats, had been set on fire by the
seamen of the fleet, and the town had become the scene of a general
conflagration. Some booty was obtained by individuals,* but no general
plunder was authorised.
At daylight on the 14th, in consequence of a report that a large
body of Arabs was approaching from the interior, Colonel Smith,
actuated doubtless by the instructions to avoid a conflict with the
Wahhabis, hurriedly re-embarked his force. No admission of defeat had
been obtained from the enemy, w T ho immediately re-occupied the shore
with every gesture of defiance. There ie reason to bftlievfe that the
Wahhabi general Mutlaq did actually move to the assistance of Eas-al-
Kbaimah as soon as he heard that it was attacked ; and, especially in
view of what occurred a few weeks later at Shinas, it is impoesible
to condemn the cautious behaviour of the British commandei.
It does not appear that the fighting at Uas-al-Khaimah can have
been of a severe character; but some particular buildings were held
with obstinacy. The fatal casualties on the British side two
men killed on board the u Prince of Wales ^ and Captain Dansey of
the (iStli Regiment, slain by a spear, which struck him in the neck while
he was clearing a house in the town; the wounded numbered 21. But
for the screen formed by the smoke of burning houses, the Biitish losses
would, it is said, have been much heavier. In regard to the enemy it was
reported that "from 70 to 80 of these vagabonds were killed. The
landing and embarkation of the troops, in view of the difficulties by
which these operations were attended, were consideied to have been xeiy
successfully performed.
The armament then crossed the Gulf to Lingeh, which was
deserted by the inhabitants at its arrival; on the 17th the town was
occupied without resistance by a small detachment of native troops and
given to the flames ; and 20 sailing craft, of which 9 weie large wai
vessels, were destroyed.
At midday on the 26th of November the cruisers a Mormngton,
" Ternate," " Nautilus " and " Fury " with the transport " Mary," having
obtained pilots at Qishm town, entered Clarence Strait and ancnored
off the port of Laft. They carried a force ofjibout 500 land troops^
*ri^privafce^f British regiinentB 8£»n after placed £300 in an officer's
tands to be remitted to hi# friends.
Evacuation,
14th Novem
ber.
Casualties,
Destruction
of Lingeh,
17th Novem
ber.
Operations at
Laft, 26th to
28fcb Novem
ber.

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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of 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. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .

Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:

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2 volumes (1624 pages)
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Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions 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. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:

  • Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
  • Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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