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'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [‎12r] (23/411)

The record is made up of 1 file (203 folios). It was created in 28 Jul 1915-30 Jul 1918. It was written in English, French, Arabic and Persian. 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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ilajor T.H.Keyes, I.A,,
Political A^ont, Bahrain.
iiajor A.P.Trevor, C.I.E., I.A.,
Officer on Special Duty,
(In the abaence of the Resident).
Buohiro.


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Dated bus/ire, the ^^September 4
1915. r

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Sir,

I have the honour to inform you that I left Bushire in
H.: .S^Pyramus" in the evening of the August 28th. "^yrarrus"
anchored off Madumari fr the evening of the 29th and I went
away with the First Lieutenant in the "Edward Ross" which
had been fitted with a 3 pounder to reconnoitre.
3 dhows were discovered in the beach opposite Madimari
and were destroyed by shell fire from the "Edward Roas r ,
while some men from Dilwar and Madumari who were taking
interest in our proceedings were dispersed by shell fire
from "Pyramus".
2. During the rest of the day I boarded several dhows
Mem*.
which were stopped by "Pyrarcus". of them proved to be
Tangisiri boats / and no useful information was obtained.
3. On August 30th "Pyraraus" anchored off the mouth of the
^and River and I proceeded with the Commander in the
"Nearchus 1 " motor cutter with two maxims and about 20 armed
men to reconnoitre the river.
The bar has about 7 feet of water at high tide and thts
river is for the first 6 miles about 100-120 yeards wide
with flat low banks covered with low scrub. I landed twice
to tal< to f isheriaen^ and learnt that there wers some Tangfciil
boats at and near the village of Ziarat. I was also informed
that several men from Ziarat had joined Rais Ali in his
attacks on Bushire. The banks of the river rise to about

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This file contains correspondence between the British 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. at Bahrain and the British 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. at Bushire, as well as Sheikh ‘Isā bin ‘Alī Āl Khalifah, ruler of Bahrain, and Sheikh Qāsim bin Mahzā’, Qāḍī of Bahrain.

The correspondence concerns the anti-British revolt of the Tangsiri and Qashqai tribes, headed by Ra’īs ‘Alī Dalvārī under the influence of Wilhelm Wassmuss, and the aftermath of their attack on the British Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at Bushire on 12 July 1915. Included within the correspondence are: letters concerning the occupation of the town of Bushire, British counter-raids and the death of Ra’īs ‘Alī Delvārī; the imposition of a blockade on Tangsiri boats operating 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. ; statements and customs papers (Acquit de Sortie and Permis de Cabotage) from various Bahraini and Persian nākhudā s (dhow boat captains) gathered by the 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. ; the arrest and detention of Yūsuf Fakhrū on suspicion of political dealings with Germany; attacks against British diplomatic missions and residents in Persia, including Shiraz and Isfahan; and information concerning German activities in Persia during the First World War.

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1 file (203 folios)
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Foliation: Foliation is written in pencil, in the top right corner of each folio. It begins with the first item of correspondence, on number 2, and runs through to 201, ending on the inside of the back cover of the volume.

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