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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎12r] (23/146)

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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 SUMMARY
No.’S FOR
PERIOD
1ST TO 15TH MARCH,
1946.
44. MOVEI^NTS OF OFFICIALS .
(i) On the 3rd March Mr. R.C. Tunnicliffe, the new
Assistant State Engineer and Mrs. Tunniclif*re ? arrived From
Basra by s.s."Barjora".
(ii) On the 3th March 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 B.O.A.C.
'plane for Sharjah. He left, accompanied by 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. , by launch for Ras al Khaimah the same
evening. He arrived on the afternoon of the 9th and visits
were exchanged that evening and the next day.
(iii) On^ the 11th March the Hon'ble Sir Geoffrey prior,
L.C.I.E., Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , arrived at
Ras al Khaimah in L.T. "Nearchus". The Shaikh called on him
that evening. 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. , left for
Sharjah by launch and 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. travelled in L T
"Nearchus”.
(iv) On the 12th the Hon'ble the political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency.
arrived ac Abu Dhabi where exchange of calls between himself and
the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi took place. The Shaikh invited the
political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. to lunch.
(v) On the 13th he returned to Dubai where he disembarked
and left for Bahrain, accompanied 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. , the
same morning. He was met at the marine air base, Dubai, by the
• Shaikhs of Dubai and Sharjah.
45. CALLS .
(i) On the 4th March Mr. Parker T. Hart, United States
Consul at Dhahran, 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. .
( ij -) 0n the 4th March Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad al .Khalifa,
C.I.-j. , uncle of His Highness, 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. .
(iii) On^the 14th March His Highness Shaikh Sir Salman bin
Hamad al Khalifa, K.C.I.E., accompanied by his uncle Shaikh
AbduHa bin Hamad al Khalifah, C.I.E. , and his brothers, Shaikhs
Mubarak, Dhaig and Ahmed, called on the Hon'ble the political
Resident at the Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. .
The Hon'ble the political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. returned the call
the same morning.
i °? the 15th he dined with Shaikh Sir Salman bin Hamad
ai Analifa at Rafa'a Palace. Some 60 or 70 members of the Al
Khalifa Family were the guests of the Dinner Party.
46. DUBAI ELECTRICIT V SCHEME.
Reference paragraph 196 of Bahrain Intelligence
Summary No.23 of 1945.
Gray Mackenzie's London buying agents are obtaining
more detailed information regarding the power house and the plant
needed and hope to submit their quotations shortly.
(Continued)

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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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