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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎35r] (69/146)

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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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On the 23rd one of the Shaikh of Dufet‘s Batini
guards shot at and killed another Batini guard with whom
he had a his blood feud as the latter was walking in a street
of Dairah during the daytime. After removing the rifle and
ammunition of the murdered man he ran off and took shelter
in one of the towers outside the town. Shaikh Maktum bin
Juma and his brother Hamad with a number of men followed
'•him and ordered him to surrender himself to them. He refused
but on receiving an assurance that they would do him no
harm if he gave himself up he did so. He was promptly shot
■dead. This is typical of the 'reliance that can be placed
on the word of pretty well any member of the Maktum family.
On the 3rd Mr. Lloyd L» Moore relieved Mr. C.A.
Rodstrom as the Bahrain Agent of the Arabian-American Oil
Company. It is understood that Mr. Rodstrom has left to
take up a Dhahran appointment.
(i) Reference paragraph 114 of Intelligence
Summary No. 10.
On the 10th Shaikh Muhammad bin Hamad ash
Sharqui of FelA Fujairah returned to Fujairah.
(i 1 .) On the 21st Shaikh Rashid bin Humaid, Ruler
of Ajman, accompanied by his sons All and Nasir, left for
the Jabal Aklidar in Oman to visit Shaikh Sulaiman bin
Hamyah. He intends to pass through Fujairah and take the
. Shaikh of Fujairah with him.
(i) Marriage under difficulties . On the night
of the 17th a party from the village of Mani arrived at the
village of Barbar to celebrate a marriage. The men of
Barbar took exception to certain slogans shouted by the
marriage party from Mani and refused to allow them to enter
Barbar. They also beat some policemen who attempted to
intervene. This called down the forces of law and order
upon them, and the following day a posse of 10 policemen
and 5 men of the Camel Corps arrived in Barbar 5 flogged
the ringleaders, and stood guard while the marriage was
(ii) Much of Ihe dishonest behaviour recently
discovered amongst the minor.officials of the Food Control
Departmert seems to be due to the example set them by the
members of the Food Control Committee. The names of Shaikh.
Ibrahim, a son of Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa al Khalifah, his
agent, Syed Hasan bin Syed Majed Aradi, and Ahmed Tawil
are connected with black market activities.
(iii) Ahmed Omran, the
Municipality has gone on leave
bin Ali Khalfan, the Passport
place. The Hoad Clerk of the P
Secretary of the Manamah
for 4 months and Ibrahim
ficer, is acting in his
ssport Office will carry
out the duties of the Passport Officer. It is reported
that some accounts misappropriations have come to light in
Ahmed Omran ? s absence. This is not in any way surprising.
139. 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)

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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