Britain’s War in the Middle East

Strategy and Diplomacy, 1936–42

  • Martin Kolinsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Martin Kolinsky
    Pages 1-16
  3. Martin Kolinsky
    Pages 17-31
  4. Martin Kolinsky
    Pages 93-121
  5. Martin Kolinsky
    Pages 122-144
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    Pages 145-169
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    Pages 170-187
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    Pages 188-206
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    Pages 207-219
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 220-308

About this book


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 to avoid diverting troops away from fighting the external enemy to internal security tasks. The paradox of Britain's eventual victory was that it could not perpetuate its political authority. Demands for independence intensified in Egypt and among Palestinian Jewry, and led to postwar struggles.


bibliography Diplomacy Middle East

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Kolinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and International StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-27638-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27636-3
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