Britain and the Middle East in the 1930s

Security Problems, 1935–39

  • Michael J. Cohen
  • Martin Kolinsky

Part of the Studies in Military and Strategic History book series (SMSH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Middle Eastern Strategy

  3. The Regional Context

  4. The Mandate for Palestine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Martin Kolinsky
      Pages 147-168
    3. Michael J. Cohen, Martin Kolinsky
      Pages 217-221
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 222-231

About this book


The chapters in this book focus on the security of the British position in the Middle East between 1935 and 1939. In 1935 Britain was still able to rush reinforcements to the Middle East to forestall hostilities towards Egypt. However, by 1939 the international situation had changed irrevocably.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Cohen
    • 1
  • Martin Kolinsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General HistoryBar-Ilan UniversityIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Political Science and International StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-53514-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-11880-9
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