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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summaries' [‎126r] (251/330)

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The record is made up of 1 file (163 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1943-31 Dec 1944. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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Ref erence:-
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30 It,
27th. July, 15A4.
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I have the honour to refer to paragraph 120
of the above mentioned Intelligence Sim. ary and to inform you that
the contents contained therein are not correct. The true picture is
as follows.
A request was received from Station manager,British
Overseas Airways Corporation, for guards on Plying Boats at moorings
and a reply was sent to the effect that I was prepared at that time to
attach an *Irap Levy Guard of 1 K.C.O. and 3 - .en for this purpose. This
was not acceptable to B.O.A.C. who stated that'British Troops only
would be acceptable.
Recently B.O.A.C. have altered their original
opinion and now want a Levy Guard. Unfortunately in the meantime my
commitments at Ivluharraq have absorbed all available guards and in fact
I am unable to meet my own commitments
Representations have been made to Air ^-Headquarters,
’Iraq and x-ersia .for an increase in the number of Levies for guard
duties and if approved, every endeavour will be made to satisfy the
requirements of B.O.A.C..
I am fully aware of my responsibilities and I feel
I must protest against the incorrect wording of the fourth sentence
in the paragraph quoted above.
I have the honour to be,

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The file contains fortnightly intelligence summaries produced by the Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. at Bahrain for the years 1943-44. The reports, marked as secret, were sent to the Government of India, the 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. , and numerous diplomatic, political, and military offices in the Middle East. Each report covers a two week period.

The reports are divided into short sections that relate to a particular subject, often closely connected to the Second World War. Contained within the file is intelligence on the following:

Appended to most reports is a table containing shipping data.

Written by hand on the cover of the file is: 'Destroy, but retain '44 summaries'.

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1 file (163 folios)

The file is arranged chronologically.

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Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 165; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-73; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.

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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summaries' [‎126r] (251/330), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/315, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 22 July 2024]

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