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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎52r] (103/146)

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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) This agreement was followed by a raid which a body x _
of the Shaikh of Dubai’s forces made in conjunction with the
Beni Qitab in Abu Dhabi territory. The villages of Sijya and
Riqi were attacked-, 100 camels looted, and one Manasiri and
one Amiri tribesman killed.
(i) Mr. Muhammad Siddiq Abdul Aziz, an Indian from
Veraval, recently passed through Sharjah by B.O.A.C. ’plane
from Cairo en route to Karachi, He stated that he was formerly
Chief Mechanic to King ibn Saud and was proceeding first to
Bombay and then to Muscat to take delivery of two yachts, one
of 150 and the other of 100 tons, built in India for the Saudi
Arabian Government.
(ii) It is reported that an Egyptian airline will shortly
be sending two big passenger carrying aircraft to A1 Khobar in
Saudi Arabia for the transport of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia
and the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. to Mecca. Each 'plane is said to be able
to carry 30 passengers. Haji Abdur Rahman Hasan al-Qosaibi is
said to be the Bahrain agent of this airline, and his son,
Khalifa bin Abdur Rahman, has recently left for Al Khobar to
make arrangements for the transport of pilgrims from Bahrain.
200. MUSCAT .
(i) Shaikh Obeid bin Jym'ah, Chief of the Beni Ka’ao,
recently returned from a visit to Muscat. He was a guest of
the Sultan of Muscat who presented him with Rs.500 and some
ammunition on his departure.
(ii) It is reported that the Sultan of Muscat has written
and informed Shaikhs Saqr bin Sultan of the Na'im, Ahmed as-Salf
of Hafit, and Obeid bin jtim'ah of the Beni Ka'ab, that he
intends to tour Buraimi shortly by car via the wadi A seasonal or intermittent watercourse, or the valley in which it flows. al Qaur,
and that his party will set out via the Wadi A seasonal or intermittent watercourse, or the valley in which it flows. Ham.
About 10 lakhs One lakh is equal to one hundred thousand rupees of Tomans 10,000 Persian dinars, or a gold coin of that value. were recently imported into
Dubai from Persia. This resulted in a fall in the value of
Persian currency to 15^ below par.
On the 28th August Mr. J. McLean, Station Manager,
British Overseas Airways corporation, Sharjah, left for India
on leave. Mr. W.G.N. Wakefield is acting for him in his absence.
.On the 8th September Mr. B.H. Lermitte arrived at Dubaj
from Bahrain by air to make.arrangements for the visit of the
P.C.L. Geological Party to the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. this cold weather.
The party is scheduled to begin operations on October 1st.
Reference paragraph 169 of intelligence Summary No.15.
The Shaikh of Dubai has agreed to reduce the rent of
the plot to Rs.100 per mensem but has stipulated that the house
is to become his property after 20 years. The terms are at
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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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