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  1. Air Crashes in the Gulf during the Second World War

    Dr Mark Hobbs Gulf History Specialist, British Library Britain and its Allies maintained supremacy over the Gulf’s airspace during the Second World ...


  2. The Death of Queen Victoria: the Politics of Mourning for the British in the Gulf

    Daniel A. Lowe Gulf History and Arabic Language Specialist, British Library Upon the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, instructions sent to the Native ...


  3. Water, not Oil, the Most Valuable Resource in the Gulf

    Dr Mark Hobbs Gulf History Specialist, British Library It’s hard to imagine a natural resource as important to the history of the development of the ...


  4. A Thorn in England’s Side: The Piracy of Mīr Muhannā

    John Hayhurst Gulf History Specialist, British Library The name Mīr Muhannā is much celebrated in Iran today because he stood up to imperialism and ...


  5. Nazi Propaganda in Sharjah during World War II

    Louis Allday Gulf History and Arabic Language Specialist, British Library Sharjah 1940, and Nazi radio broadcasts in Arabic filled the air, stirring pro-German ...


  6. The Second World War Comes to Bahrain

    Dr Mark Hobbs Gulf History Specialist, British Library An Italian bombing raid brought Bahrain into the Second World War’s ‘zone of operations’, ...


  7. Bahrain’s Chief of Police Visits the UK, 1948

    Louis Allday Gulf History and Arabic Language Specialist, British Library The 1948 visit of Shaikh Khalīfa bin Mohammed Āl Khalīfa to Britain on a ...


  8. A Strategic Position: British Seizures of the Island of Kharg

    Valentina Mirabella Archival Specialist, British Library The British Government had a strong interest in Kharg, a small, strategically placed island in ...


  9. The Coming of the Wireless Telegraph to Bahrain

    Martin Woodward Archival Specialist, British Library How a state of the art communications technology arrived in Bahrain in 1916. Before 1916 wireless ...


  10. Negotiating the Origins of the Gulf’s Aviation Industry

    Dr Mark Hobbs Gulf History Specialist, British Library Negotiation and improvisation formed the basis of the Gulf’s early aviation industry. In 2013, ...


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