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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎3r] (5/146)

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The record is made up of 1 file (71 folios). It was created in 1 Jan 1946-31 Dec 1946. 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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a short hunting trip to lira at Tala’ and returned on the 11th
(ii) On the 5th January a bus belonging to the "Bahrain
Petroleum Company turned turtle and two passengers, an Arab
and an Indian, received injuries.
(iii) During the period under review an Arab policeman
was accused of stealing lucerne and threatened by his Arab
N.C.O. that he would be produced before Sheikh Khalifah bin
Muhammad, the Superintendent of Police. The policeman there
upon attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself. He was
not mortally wounded however and was rushed to hospital.
(iv) The news that Indian currency notes of Rupees Indian silver coin also widely used in the Persian Gulf. 500
and over had been declared no longer legal tender caused con
siderable excitement in the bazaars and amongst the merchants.
Most merchants had been in the practice of not accepting notes
oi Rupees Indian silver coin also widely used in the Persian Gulf. 1,000 and over for some time previous to the issue
of the Reserve Bank's order. The exchange rules are, however,
eagerly awaited.
(v) Since the 11th January no air mail has been received
in Bahrain from India. The reason for the stoppage is as yet
(vi) On the evening of the 12th January the Food Control
ohop at the Fort was broken into and a wooden box containing
Rs.2,000/- and some Food Control coupons were stolen. The shop
is in charge of a policeman, the nephew of an inspector, and is
situated near the entrance of the Fort where a sentry is always
on duty. No arrests have been made so far.
Two Indian entomologists arrived by s. s.'’Varela" on
the^14th January. They are members of a Government of India
anti-locust unit and hope to proceed to Dubai by launch in a
few days’ time.
ihe R.A.F. wards in the Bahrain Government Hospital
were handed_back to the Bahrain Government on the 15th January
and all patients and R.A.F. equipment in these wards wftJTfc removed
to the R.A.F. Sick Quarters at LIuharraq.
,, Fifteen ships (7 British, 7 American and 1 Dutch)
callfod^ at the port of Bahrain during the period under report.
They discharged 1,993 tons of general cargo for Bahrain and
1 ton for transhipment to the mainland. The extorts consisted
of 10 tons of general cargo and 1,09,400 tons of petroleum pro-
CtuC u S o
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Maximum t emp era tur e
Minimum tempera tur e
Maximum humidity
Minimum humidit y
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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.

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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 year 1946. 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 is numbered from 1 to 24 and covers a two week period.

The reports are divided into short sections that relate to a particular subject. Contained within the file is intelligence on the following:

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1 file (71 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 73; 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 1-73; 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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