Download PDF by Graham Jevon: Glubb Pasha and the Arab Legion: Britain, Jordan and the End

By Graham Jevon

ISBN-10: 1107177839

ISBN-13: 9781107177833

in the course of the Nineteen Fifties, John Glubb and the Arab Legion turned the 'cornerstone' of Britain's imperial presence within the center East. in keeping with unparalleled entry to the unofficial archive of the Arab Legion, together with an important accession of Glubb's deepest papers, Graham Jevon examines and revises Britain's post-1945 retreat from empire within the center East. Jevon info how Glubb's command of the Arab Legion secured British and Jordanian pursuits throughout the 1948 Arab-Israeli warfare, answering questions that experience dogged historians of this clash for many years. He finds how the Arab Legion was once reworked, via chilly battle issues, from an inner Jordanian protection strength to a quasi-division in the British military. Jevon additionally sheds new mild at the succession trouble following King Abdullah's assassination, and makes use of formerly unseen files to problem authorised contentions pertaining to King Hussein's dismissal of Glubb, the 1956 Suez trouble, and the character of Britain's imperial decline.

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