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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎6r] (11/146)

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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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16. ANTI-LOCUST DELEGATION .
Reference paragraph 7 of Bahrain Intelligence Summary
No.1 of 1946.
The Anti-Locust Delegation left for Sharjah by launch
on the 17th January.
On the 18th January Hr. Rashid Ahmad, the leader of
the Delegation, arrived by air at Sharjah. He discovered that
the transport left by the last locust mission had become unser
viceable with batteries and parts missing and that it would not
be possible to repair it in time to operate this season. He
has, therefore, recommended to the Director of Anti-Locust Opera
tions, New Delhi, that the Delegation should be withdrawn to
India.
17. LOCAL AFFAIRS .
(i) Reference paragraph 6(v) of Bahrain Intelligence
Summary No.1 of 1946.
It appears^that owing to priority given to passengers
and troop mail the British Overseas Airways Corporation have not
been able to carry civilian mail ex-Karachi for Bahrain. Some 3
bags were received after a stoppage of two weeks.
(ii).The local cinema, long since closed, has been taken
over and re-opened bv Ibrahim bin Hijris, a British Indian sub
ject and an old resident of Bahrain. He is reported to have
spent some Rs.4,000/- on repairs and refurnishing and has
arranged two Egyptian films at an estimated cost of Rs.10,000/-.
The first of these began showing to audiences on the 29th January.
18. QATAR .
Dr. Storm and Mr. van Peusen visited Qatar on the 19th
January and returned on the 22nd. Dr. Storm reports that he found
Shaikh Abdullah well and the diabetic Shaikh Hamad suffering from
high blood-pressure.
He found one of the Darwish brothers, Abdul Rahman,
sicx ivith acute Paratitis, but seemingly on the mend when he left.
19. B.0.A.C.
The British Overseas Airways Corporation have discon
tinued the use of''Ensign" aircraft on the Bahrain-Shar jah-Dubai
route.
On the 3rd January the last aircraft of this type
stopped at Sharjah on its way to India, and the British Overseas
Airways Corporation Station Manager invited the Political Officer
Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , the Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. Agent, and the Shaikhs of Sharjah,
Dubai,and Ras al Khaimah, to light refreshments at the Sharjah
Fort to commemorate the occasion. * *
20. TRIBAL .
On the 8th January the daughter of the Shaikh of
Sharjah was betrothed to Shaikh Saqr, son of the Shaikh of
Ras al Khaimah.
/21. SHIPPING...

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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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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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