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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎41r] (81/146)

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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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(ii) On or about the 15th July two Dubai
subjects^arrived in Buraimi and stayed with Ahmed bin
Khalaf bin T Utainah. They explained that they were
searching for a stsay camel. Shaikh Hazza, brother of
the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, heard of their arrival and sent
men to arrest them, but they escaped and took refuge
with Shaikh Saqr bin Sultan, Chief of the Na»im (Buraimd'.
The Shaikh of Dubai now claims that Shaikh Hazza has
robbed these men of their arms and camels.
(iii) Reference paragraph 40 of Intelligence
Summary No. 4.
Shaikh Muhammad bin Ali bin Huwaidin,
paramount chief of the Beni Qitab has not yet made his
peace with^the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi. Five Awamir and
two Dhawahir bedouin recently attacked a Beni Qitab
tribesman and an Amiri tribesman living with the Beni
Qitab at a place called Al-Hiyar in the desert* They
killed the Beni Qitab tribesman and arrested the Amiri
tribesman but soon after released him. When the Ruler
of Ai** Dl&DftL protested he was informed that the Beni
Qitab had not yet made their peace with Abu Dhabi, sha:' 1 h
Muhammad recently appealed again to the Ruler of umm al
Qaiwain to act as a mediator between the Beni Qitab and
Abu Dhabi, and the latter has now invited the Shaikhs of
Sharjah and Ras al Khaimah to come to Falaj-al-Ali to
decide on what action should be taken.
Reference paragraph 108 of Intelligence Summary
No. 10.
Colonel H.V.G. Bloodworth, C.B.E., the Cable and
Wireless engineer who is to instal the automatic telepb
system, recently arrived in Bahrain. He inspected sites
for proposed automatic telephone exchanges in Manamah ari
Muharraq. He hopes to have the new system installed b'
the^spring of 1947. He has now gone to India on other"
business and hopes to return shortly.
Reference paragraph 145 of Intelligence Summary
ox+u „ The P earlin S f lQet returned to Bahrain on the
Bbtn and 27th, in time for Ramadan which this year began
°*. the 31st July. They xvill go back to the pearling ban/ : -
after Ramadan.
159. DUBAI .
(i) On the 11th the political Officer, Trucial
Coast, accompanied by 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, inspected the
Government Dispensary at Dubai and the site for the nev/
(ii) Shaikh Muhammad bin Rashur, nephew of the
Ruler of Dubai, recently married a widow from the Al-Ru-
Falash famil}'.
Reference paragraph 133(H) of Intelligence
Summary No. 12.

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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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