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'File 4/10 B.B.C. broadcasts' [‎4v] (10/20)

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The record is made up of 1 file (8 folios). It was created in 10 Aug 1947-17 Sep 1947. 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 an investigation into a news report on the radio, transmitted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (B.B.C.) Arabic Service on 10 August 1947, concerning the Sheikh of Kuwait’s visit to Saudi Arabia.

The file includes: an English translation of the news broadcast, reporting an agreement between the Sheikhs of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and others to boycott Zionist goods and prohibit their transit through Saudi Arabia; a confidential exchange of letters about the inaccuracy of the news report, between Colonel Arnold Crawshaw Galloway ( Acting 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. 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. , Bahrain) and the Commonwealth Relations Office, London; a letter from Donald Stephenson (Director of Eastern Services, B.B.C.) stating that the Arabic News Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. in Cairo had failed to indicate the speculative nature of the information provided.

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1 file (8 folios)

File papers are arranged chronologically. At the end of the file is half a page of file notes listing all documents in the file. The list also records the reference number ‘3’ which has been written in red crayon and encircled, on one of the items of correspondence in the file.

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Foliation: numbered 1 to 9 in pencil in the top right hand corner and encircled. The numbering starts at the front of the file, on the first file enclosure (f.1) and ends on the inside cover at the back of the file (f.9). The front file cover is not foliated.

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'File 4/10 B.B.C. broadcasts' [‎4v] (10/20), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/931, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 26 February 2020]

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