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A line in the sand, the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948, James Barr

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A line in the sand, the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948, James Barr
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Illustrations
platesillustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
A line in the sand
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
738350032
Responsibility statement
James Barr
Sub title
the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948
Summary
Uses recently declassified French and British government documents to describe how the two countries secretly divided the Middle East during World War I and the effect these mandates had on local Arabs and Jews
Table Of Contents
Pt. 1: The carve-up, 1915-1919. Very practical politics ; Monsieur Picot ; Enter T. E. Lawrence ; Allenby's man ; I want Mosul ; Deadlock -- Pt. 2: Interwar tensions, 1920-1939. The crusader ; Revolt in Iraq ; The best and cheapest solution ; The Druze revolt ; The crushing of the Druzes ; The pipeline ; Revenge! Revenge! ; Fighting terror with terror ; Placating the Arabs -- Pt. 3: The secret war, 1940-1945. A king in exile ; A squalid episode ; Completely intransigent, extremely rude ; Envoy extraordinary ; Dirty work ; Another Fashoda ; Friends in need ; Trop de zèle ; The murder of Lord Moyne -- Pt. 4: Exit, 1945-1949. Time to call the shots ; Got to think again ; The American League for a Free Palestine ; French and Zionist intrigues ; Last post
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