'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [14r] (27/411)
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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haavy loan in advancing across the open, a withdrawal was
effocted covered bytke maxim of the motor cutter, the
3 pounder of the "Edward Rosb 1 * and the 4" guns of "Pyramus^
the latter firing at 7,900 yards. There were no casualties
among the landing party, but a few T^.ngairis were accounted
for by "Pyramua ,,, fire. One dhow was then destroyed by
the 3 pounder, and the second partially disabled when a
rising sea made further effective practice impossible.
7 # The total during the four days has been 7 dhows
destroyed and two partially disabled, and it has been es
tablished that practically all the Tangsiri dhows on the
coast are up the i-and River.
8. In my opinion an expedition up the Mand River is
quite practicable, and should results/the destruction of
at least 6 Tangsiri dhows.
After a careful reconnaissance I put the minimum
force required at a landing party of 100 men w the right
bank, 25 men in reserve in case of a landing being neces
sary pi the left bank, and the necessary gun and maxim
crews and boat-keepers.
The "Nearchus ,,l motor cutter which was kindly placed
at out disposal by Commander Salmond was of the greatest
use. She is an ideal craft for this sort of work, and I
consider that the success of an expedition up the ?'and
River would largely depend on the provision of at least
2 steam boats of shallow draught or motor cutters, similar
I have the honour to be.
Your most obedient servant,
Political Agant, Bahrain.
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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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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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