Skip to item: of 330
Information about this record Back to top
Open in Universal viewer
Open in Mirador IIIF viewer

'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summaries' [‎136r] (271/330)

This item is part of

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.

Transcription

This transcription is created automatically. It may contain errors.

Apply page layout

154, Labour
3.
Reference paragraph 139 of Intelligence Summary No.15 of
Ju fx ”1 •
Unskilled labour recruitment for the Oil Company has been
fairly satisfactory during the period under review and it is
anticipated that their deficit of approximately 1,000 will be met
by the end of October when the pearling fleet is due to return.
/.t the request of 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. , Captain G. Campbell the
Security Officer has made careful enquiries with a view to ascer- *
talning if there are any untapped sources of supply v/hich the Oil
Company have not yet discovered. So far his enquiries tend to
show that the Company are using their best endeavour's to obtain
labour aid that there is no surplus labour.
155. Aircraft Mishaps
(i) On the 15th a*Warwick» aircraft force Handed on the Qatar
peninsula some two miles inland from the west coast and approxi
mately in-line with the southern tip of Manamah Island. The crew
were uninjured and were brought away 5.n a launch arranged 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. and the Director of Customs' at the request of the
local R.A.F. authorities. It Is not yet known whether the air-
• craft will be salvaged.
' ' • (11) On the 10th
taking off and it
156. Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha.
a ’Liberator' aircraft
is understood that the
-crashed at Sharjah on
pilot was killed.
Reference paragraph 113 of Intelligence Summary No.12 of 1944.
During the Ramadhan it is the present Ruler’s custom to pay
?? G ^? el T e ? al1 ? after sunsGt - On the 15th His Highness sirni-
cd his desire to call on 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. at 20 minutes past
9 p.m and aunng the course of his visit of 3f hours he touched
lightly on the question of the Shaikh of Qatar’s fort at Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .
i-ic presence of this fort built a few years ago and garrisoned by
Qatari bedouins is somewhat galling to the A1 Khalifah. The
hunting season is rapidly approaching md His Highness’would like
o go o Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. but he does not like \he idea of doing so under
the eyes of the representatives of the Shaikh of Qatar. /.t the
sane tine some of the younger members of the /.l Khal ifah are arain
asking what they v/ill get out of the p esont agreement and pcintinr
His Highness has treated Shaikh Hamad bin mullah al Thani
bargain 6 ° ordiallt y ^ «ian fulfilled his part of the
e His Highness would undoubtedly like the fort razed to the
ground but it is of course most improbable that the Shaikh of Qatar
would ever agree to such a course. Tie 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. has in-
that he will do his best to persuade the Sheikh
of Qatar to withdraw the garrison from the fort and possibly to
^Q^° re Cf arr ? S Which he squired during the troubles of
1936. This could be done without the honour of the Bin Thani
family being in any wsy affected and would satisfy His Highness
giving him something concrete to show oo his hot headed relatives
No reasonabie man could object to this course of action but as 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. so well knows neither the Shaikh of Qatar nor his
^ S ° ** i S ^tidpatod that there will be some
ifficulty in persuading him to agree oo the arrangement.
157. Meteorological
Maximum temperature
Minimum temperature
Maximum humidity
Minimum humidity
99.4° on 4th September
79.7° on 15th September
96 f 0 on 1st September
80 $ on 4th September
20-9-44.
(Sd.) T.HIOKINBOTHAM
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. , Bahrain.

About this item

Content

The file contains fortnightly intelligence summaries produced by the Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. 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'.

Extent and format
1 file (163 folios)
Arrangement

The file is arranged chronologically.

Physical characteristics

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.

Written in
English in Latin script
View the complete information for this record

Use and share this item

Share this item
Cite this item in your research

'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summaries' [‎136r] (271/330), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/315, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100025549751.0x000048> [accessed 18 October 2019]

Link to this item
Embed this item

Copy and paste the code below into your web page where you would like to embed the image.

<meta charset="utf-8"><a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100025549751.0x000048">'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Summaries' [&lrm;136r] (271/330)</a>
<a href="https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100025549751.0x000048">
	<img src="https://images.qdl.qa/iiif/images/81055/vdc_100000000241.0x00012a/IOR_R_15_2_315_0272.jp2/full/!280,240/0/default.jpg" alt="" />
</a>
IIIF details

This record has a IIIF manifest available as follows. If you have a compatible viewer you can drag the icon to load it.https://www.qdl.qa/en/iiif/81055/vdc_100000000241.0x00012a/manifestOpen in Universal viewerOpen in Mirador viewerMore options for embedding images

Use and reuse
Download this image