|Originally scanned and posted by the Qatar Digital Library (click for larger image)|
This is a rare composite aerial photograph showing the northern portion of Bahrain , predominantly Manama (L) and Muharraq island (R). Dated from 27 September 1937 and written up by the British Royal Air Force (RAF), the following locations are indicated by means of identifying letters in red ink:
- Juffair Naval Base - still in use by the American 5th fleet and more recently, the British again.
- (One) site for new Residency
- RAF Pier
- Imperial Airways (the predecessor to British Airways)
- (One) site for new Residency [alternative site]
- Quarantine island