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'Military Report and Route Book. The Arabian States of the Persian Gulf. 1939' [‎31v] (62/328)

The record is made up of 1 volume (157 folios and 7 maps in pocket). It was created in 1940. 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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or for pearl fishing save with the approval of His Majesty 's
Government and his foreign policy, and relations with his
neighbours are shaped entirely by His Majesty 's Govem-
tneni.
There is also an Assistant 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. , and a Royal
Air Force officer was appointed in 1937 as an Air Liaison
Officer. Bahrein has been selected as the new location for
the headquarters of the Resident 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. if
it should be moved from Bushire.
On the outbreak of war in 1914, Sheikh Isa Bin Ali ul
Khalifa loyally observed his agreement with His Majesty's
Government and offered his assistance. Since the war the
relations between His Majesty's Government and the
Sheikh have remained friendly.
Ihe Sheikh visited India in 1939 and took the opportunity
to assure the \ iceroy of his and his people's desire to
place their services at the disposal of His Majesty's Govern
ment at any time they may be required. In September
19.)9, the Sheikh repeated this assurance, emphasising his
friendship with Great Britain and making a gift of £30,000
to His Majesty s Government towards the costs of war.
6. Ixaces. The largest community in the principality is
that of the Bahama who compose the majoritv of the
Shiah community and about 2|3 of the rural popula-
They are undoubtedly Semitic in race, but little is
^ . their origin, except that they were settled on
1 ® t ™ e of the occupation by Arabs from the
mainland, towards the end of the 18th century.
chfeflv^frnm^^ 1 ' 83 - ?? ilre j n was overrun by Arab tribes
ce^dentf^n! I 116 ? 0Urh00d of Kuwait and their des -
jjay 1 * e ' unm Arab population of the present
Negroes. 1 ^' acC0UDts for the large numbers of
year 1601 and 6 es [ a ^ s l led in the islands since the
eome from P«r S i» ^ atl0n has co ntinued since. They
come trom Persian ports, notably Lingah.

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This volume contains geographical information and maps about the Arabian States 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. . It was produced by the General Staff, India, and printed by the Manager, Government of India Press, Simla, 1940.

The volume is divided into two sections: 'Military Report' including general descriptions of Kuwait, Bahrein, Hasa, 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. , Muscat and Oman (folios 6-127) and 'Routes' (folios 128-164) including maps of:

and sketches of:

  • Bahrein Oil Company's area and important places (f 163);
  • Sharjah and Dibai [Dubai] (f 158).
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1 volume (157 folios and 7 maps in pocket)
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There is a foliation sequence, which 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. It begins on the front cover, on number 1, and ends on the last of several maps which are stored in a pocket at the back of the volume, on number 164.

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