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Coll 30/194 ‘Persian Gulf Defence. SHARJAH & DIBAI.’ [‎9r] (16/67)

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The record is made up of 1 file (32 folios). It was created in 3 Mar 1939-29 Jan 1943. 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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The file contains papers relating to the defence of Sharjah and Dubai (also spelled Dibai in the file).

The papers consist of correspondence, and a copy of a report entitled ‘Appreciation of the Situation Regarding the Defence of Sharjah and Dibai Alighting Area Against Tribal Attack and Sabotage’, by Major R G Price, Air Headquarters, British Forces in Iraq, dated January 1939, which includes a ‘Sketch map showing approximate layout of SHARJAH & DIBAI’ [IOR/L/PS/12/3935, f 18].

The correspondents and recipients are as follows: 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. ; the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in 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 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. , Bahrain; the Air Ministry; the War Office; the Commander in Chief, Middle East; and the Air Officer Commanding, British Forces in Iraq.

The file includes a divider, which gives a list of correspondence references contained in the file by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

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1 file (32 folios)
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The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 33; 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.

A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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