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Britain's war in the Middle East : strategy and diplomacy, 1936-42

Author: Martin Kolinsky
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the early years of the Second World War, Britain devoted immense resources to building military bases in Egypt and Palestine. The political stability of the two countries was of prime concern  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Kolinsky
ISBN: 0312222572 9780312222574 0333645235 9780333645239
OCLC Number: 40762549
Description: xii, 308 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Egypt and Palestine: Linkages --
Oil and Strategic Relations --
The British Political Context --
British Strategic Policy, 1936-8 --
The Appeasement of Italy --
Refusal of Joint Strategy with France --
The Anglo-Egyptian Treaty --
Political Uncertainties in Egypt during the Interwar Period --
'Non-Intervention' --
The Dismissal of the Wafd Government --
The Defence of Egypt --
Internal Security and the Palestine Issue in Egypt --
Palestine 1936-8: the Reshaping of British Policy --
Jewish Immigration and the Arab General Strike --
External Influences --
The Conflict over Partition --
Abandonment of Partition --
Palestine and Egypt: Troop Movements --
The Policy of Appeasement: the White Paper on Palestine and Jewish Refugees --
The Arab States and the Defence of Palestine --
The Jewish Refugee Problem --
The Palestine White Paper of May 1939 --
British Strategic Policy, 1939-June 1940 --
The Anglo-French Alliance of 1939 --
On the Brink of War --
Anglo-French Strategy during the 'Phoney War' --
Preparations for War in Spring 1940 --
Anglo-French Differences --
Allied Differences over War with Italy --
The Long-awaited Plans --
The Fall of France --
Defence Issues in Egypt and Palestine, 1939-40 --
Ambiguities of Alliance: Egypt's Desire for Neutrality --
Defence Issues in Palestine --
Britain without Allies --
British Strategic Policy, July 1940-June 1941 --
The Battle for Libya and Greece --
German Policy towards Arab Nationalists --
The Coup in Iraq --
Turkey under Pressure --
Franco-German Agreements on Syria.
Responsibility: Martin Kolinsky.
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This is an informative book that usefully defines British military dilemmas in Middle Eastern conditions... American Historical Review

 
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