National Geographic : 1946 Feb
U.S.Army Air Forces, Official Like Huge White Weights on a Two-mile Bar Bell, Manama and Muharraq Are Joined by aMotor Causeway Down to the coral-surfaced airfield at the right, shared by the AAF and the RAF, nosed the sunrise plane. Acrossthe dark channel between Muharraq and distant Bahrein Island a swing bridge permits passage of small craft. Flying boats land on the deep water of Khor al Qali'a, farther left. Beyond Manama, capital ofthe State of Bahrein, is the green of palms and gardens which dot the north end of the oil-rich, but barren, island.