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PZ 2865/40 'Note on the India Office and the Persian Gulf areas' [‎5r] (9/12)

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The record is made up of 1 file (4 folios). It was created in 20 May 1940. 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.

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7
a mo an o quipraon t *
The pov/ors of the civil authorities have aleo been
strengthened* A special Order in Council A regulation issued by the sovereign of Great Britain on the advice of the Privy Council (in modern practice, upon the advice of government ministers). , issued under the
Emergency Powers (l efence) Act, conferred porters on the
Political :esient which he has exercised to issue defence
re ulations and trading with the enemy regulations* These
apply to the persons ove than His I a^esty has jurisdiction,
i*e. British subjects in all the States and foreigners in all
except scat* Proclamations :cre also made to their subjects
by the heikhs of Koueit and Bahrein.
The subject of propaganda has also received attention*
Apart from vhat is achieved hy the B*B*<5* a Arabic news which
sheets by the Agencies. I inch material is sent out iron London
It would be ungracious to omit mention here of the
generous gift of £30,000 nude in October last by the Sheikh of
Bahrein t H.d .G. towards the cost of the war* He, the Sheikh
of Koweit and the Sultan of r uscat have all made publicly
known their sympathy with the Allied cause and their hope for
a
by the liinistry of Information, an^/v/holc time Publicity
Officer, with heacleuart^ Bahrein, is now being appointed
to handle this work*
is clearly heard and excites much interest in the Gulf, there
is room for propaganda in the columns of the one local
newspaper, A1 Bahrein, as well as in the circulation of ner/s
a
an early Allied victory.

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The file details the Government of India’s financial and administrative responsibilities towards the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The text is divided into sections: ‘Iran’ (folio 2), ‘Persian Gulf’ (folios 2 to 3), ‘The Air Route’ (folio 3), ‘Oil’ (folios 3 to 4) and ‘Defence Measures’ (folios 3 to 5).

The papers provide information on the Government of India’s past and current responsibilities and relations with Iran. Also discussed are concerns over a potential Russian advance through Afghanistan and Persian-German relations which in part are attributed to the reign of Reza Shah [Shah of Iran, Pahlavi dynasty].

The significance of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. as a strategic and commercial air route to India, and as a source of oil, now and in the future is discussed. Further highlighted is the responsibility of the Foreign Office and other departments to conduct relations with the Arab states of Kuwait, Bahrein, Qatar, the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. and Muscat, and the implementation of wartime defence methods in the region.

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1 file (4 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 6; 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.

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