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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎65r] (129/146)

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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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Himriyah, and Sabbat, a guard of Shaikh Majid bin Saqr, the
Shaikh of Sharjah's brother, were shot dead in a Sharjah
brothel by Shaikh Hadif bin Humaid, a son of the Shaikh of
Himriyah, Shaikh Sultan bin Abdur Rahman, a brother of the
Shaikh of Himriyah, and one of their slaves. The murders are
believed to be a reprisal for the murder by Saif bin Abdullah
of the late Shaikh of Himriyah some fourteen years ago. A
woman living in a hut near the brothel was hit by two of the
bullets fired. She was flown to Bahrain for medical treatment
and though her condition is serious, there are hopes that she
will recover. The Shaikh of Sharjah is paying for her treat
ment. The murderers were pursued by car as far as al Jarf,
seven miles from Himriyah, by a Sharjah pursuit party who
turned back at this point. No further action has been taken
by the Shaikh of Sharjah in this matter, and the report goes
that he stood in some fear of Saif bin Abdullah and is glad of
his death.
Reference para.240 of Intelligence'Summary No.20.
The Geophysical Party have pitched their camp between
Dubai and Abu Dhabi and are working along the coastal strip
towards Abu Dhabi. They have already covered most of Dubai
Reference para.244 of Intelligence Summary No. 20
On the 3rd Mr. E. Innes Pocock arrived at Sharjah
by the s.s. SAMDAK. He was accompanied by his wife and two
children. The party left for Abu Musa on the 10th November.
257. R.A.F. LEVIES. ,
Half the R.A.F. Levies at Sharjah were transferred to
Bahrain during the period under report.
BAPCO have informed 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. that they
will shortly begird fresh structural drilling operations in the
Shaikh of Bahrain's territories,
g59.. MOVEMENTS OF TRUCIAL COAST A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. SHAIKHS .
Reference para.246(v) of Intelligence Summary No.20.
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Shaikh Sa’id bin Maktum, O.B.E., Ruler of Dubai
returned from 'Ain Khamir on the 2nd of November.
(i) His Highness Shaikh Salman and his two uncles, Shaikhs
Mohammed and Abdullah- bin isa al Khalifah, recently went on a
hunting trip to Romaithiyeh towards the south of Manama island.
They returned on the 14th.
(ii) American aircraft with Saudi Arabian markings have
recently arrived in Bahrain from jedda with Bahrainis who had
been on pilgrimage to Mecca. The aircraft have seating accommo
dation for 21 persons and take about five hours to fly from
Jedda to Bahrain. Haji Yusuf bin Hiji and 17 other Bahrainis

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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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'File 8/16 Bahrain Intelligence Reports' [‎65r] (129/146), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/R/15/2/317, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 April 2024]

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