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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎5r] (9/146)

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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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SECRET .
BAHRAIN INTELLIGENCE SUIiHARY No. 2 FOR THE
PERIOD 16TH TO 31ST JANUARY, 1946.
U. MOVEMENTS OF OFFICIALS .
(i) Reference paragraph 142(iv) of Bahrain intelligence
Summary No. 17 of 1945.
On the 20th January Mr. C.D. Belgrave, C.B.E., returned
by air from leave in the United Kingdom and resumed charge of the
duties of Adviser to the Government of Bahrain.
(ii) On the 24th January 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. left by air
for Sharjah and returned to Bahrain on the 27th January.
12. VISITORS .
(i)^On the ivth January the Right Reverend ^ T a H. Stewart,
Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem arrived by British Overseas Airways
'plane and left for 'Iraq by air on the 21st. He stayed with
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. during his visit. He held services at Awali
and MUharraq.
No,
(ii) Reference paragraph 193(iii) of Intelligence Summay
23 of 1945.
On the 18th January Mr. w. Bennett, a director of
Messrs. John B-irch & Co., London,, arrived with Mr. J.R. Penny-
cuick, the Baghdad branch manager, in Bahrain by air. They left
on the 23rd January having visited Dhahran.
(iii) On the 22nd January Senator James M. Tunnell and
Congressmen ^illiam E. Knowland and George Meader, members of a
special sub-committee investigating a U.S.A. National Defence
programme, arrived in Bahrain by U.S.A.T.C. aircraft, and left
for Dhahran the same day.
(iv) Mr. Gibson, until recently the petroleum Director to
.•^ n ^ 0 “^ ran ^ an Company, Limited, and now Fields Manager,
visited Bahrain and Dhahran between the 26th and the 30th. He
and his wife called 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. on the 30th.
13. CALLS .
On the 22nd January Mr. C.D. Belgrave, C.B.E., Adviser
to the Government of Bahrain, called 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. .
14. DUBAI-ABU DHABI DISPUTE .
Reference paragraph 187 of Bahrain intelligence
Summary No.22 of 1945.
The Shaikh of Dubai seems ill inclined to stand by his
word with the result that some 100 camels have been raided from
Abu Dhabi territory by tribesmen from Dubai.
15. THEFT OF AMMUNITION .
Reference paragraph
Summary No.22 of 1945.
134(i) of Bahrain intelligence
After considerable delay mainly due to the failure of
the Bahrain police to produce evidence to support the prosecution,
the case came before 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. for hearing on the 30th
of January. The trials of a Qatari merchant and Saudi Arabian
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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)
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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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