'File W/4 Hostilities in Persia: Tangistan Blockade; Confiscation of Tea for Tangistan' [47r] (93/411)
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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No. of 1915.
POLITICAL AGENCY An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. .
BAHRAIN, the SOth September 1915
Qazi Shaikh Jasim,
I am glad that you have
written to me about Yuauf Fakhroo as it gives
me an opportunity of explaining to you and
all ot'hers who have interested themselves
in his oaee how the matter stands.
It is not hidden from you that the
Germans have been preparing for this war for
many years. One of their plans was to raise
trouble in all countries in which the British
are interested so as to keep as many British
troops as possible occupied away from the
battle line in Europe. Tn their plan they
did not consider the ultimate destruction of
the people they were leading into trouble.
Even Bahrain did not escape attention.
Part of their plan was when trouble had been
caused in Basra to raise the Tangsiris
against Rushire and to blpe them on to
Let your mind go back a little to the
history of the Tangsiris. They make their
living by smuggling goods and rifles, and
even engage in piracy. The plan of the
Germans was not altogether foolish from
their point of view, but they did not reckon
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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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