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Coll 30/194 ‘Persian Gulf Defence. SHARJAH & DIBAI.’ [‎28r] (54/67)

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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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Dated the dth August 1938.
Will you please refer to oiir 'fretieiiaru /owle 1 *
demi-official letter «o.c/376 dated tae loth July 1938,
and the papers forwarded therewith, on the sueject oi' the
Defence of the Gulf in the event of war ? in thie
letter I propose to deal with the frucita coast, where
the problem is ratner different from B&nralu or Hu wait.
® ‘lave at present no Treaty comr;itnente for
the protection of any of tne rrucial *>mi*nhoms f r cm
attacic oy land; and up to tne preoeut time oil develop*
aent naa not proceeded to tne stage at which it need be
taicen into consideration. It Is true that in aharj ah
and )ubai .t'etrcleum Concessions limited have obtained
concessions, but bo far no serious geological exploration
nas been undertaxen ana tnere must be an interval of tone
J f!a r 3 any oil tuat there axiy be io exploited.
tl»* otn«r ^lii«iKnaoma the company ha* not yet gone Beyond
the etag* of negotiating for concession*. Thus it was
accepted at the informal Tntercepartiaentttl heating of the
14th pril 1938 that the problem oh the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. was
In
lauiiy tne defence of landing grounds, etcetera, on tne
4 *. _ plans
air routs, ana tmtflhjuM wer# roqmrsa ouiy for iiharjah
and Dubai.
Air Vioe-Marehail c.l.Courtnsy, OB., CBS., 030.,
lr ." om * ncUu e» British Farces in Ira-,,

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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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