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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎28r] (55/146)

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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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110. HIMRIYAH-AJMAN DISPUTE .
Shaikh Ffudif bin Humaid, son of the Shaikh of Himriyah,
recently arrested 4 Ajman subjects. One man-who resisted was
stabbed to death while the others were imprisoned. Retalia
tory ^action by the Shaikh of Ajman was prevented by the inter
vention of the Shaikh of Umm al Qaiwain who arranged for a truce
of 45 days and the release of the three men imprisoned. He
has now secured the extension of the truce for a further six
months during which period it is hoped the two parties will
reach a settlement.
111. SHARJAH IIURDE: .
Reference paragraph 93(ii) of Intelligence Summary No.9.
The murderer of the guard has been proved to be a Muscat
subject and he is still in prison pending judgement. He has
confessed to the murder but claims it was unpremeditated.
Moral, don’t go rifle stealing in the dead of night.
112 • B.A.F. LEVIES. SHARJAH .
The Assyrian Levies have left for ’Ifaq, and have been
replaced by 'Iraqi Arab Levies numbering about 150 men and
commanded by G/Ldr. Stephenson and 5 Arab N.G.Os.
113. ARMS TRAFFIC.
It is reported that some members of the al-Thani, the
ruling family of Qatar, recently purchased arms in Hassa, loaded
them on camels, and carried them to Abu Dhabi and sold them the-e
The Amir of Hassa, acting on instructions from King Ibn
Saud, arrested the camel drivers concerned and sent emissaries
to the Ruler of Qatar to lodge a complaint. The latter has
decreed that the properties of those members of the al-Thani
who were responsible for this arms smuggling should be seized.
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. is investigating this report.
114. M OVEME NTS OF CRUCIAL SHAIKHS.
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On the 34th Shaikh Muhammad bin Hamad ash Sharqi of
Fujairah arrived at Ajman. He visited Dubai onthe 27th.
115 • shipping .
Twenty-three ships (11 British, 9 American, 1 Panamanian,
1 Dutch and 1 Danish) called at the port of Bahrain during the
period under report. Imports were 4,515 tons of general cargo
for Bahrain and 545 tons for transhipment to the mainland.
Exports consisted of 31 tons of general cargo and 198,650 tons
of petroleum products.
116. METEOROLOGICAT ,.
Maximum temperature
Minimum temperature
Maximum humidity
Minimum humidity
109°F. on 31.5.'46
76°F. on 20.5.'46
94$ on 25.5.'46
49$ on 26.5.'46
Sd./- A.C. GALLOWAY
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)
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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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