Defence Issues in Egypt and Palestine, 1939–40
The threat of war underlined the need to improve British defences in the Mediterranean and Middle East. In the summer of 1939, as discussed in the last chapter, the region was defined as a strategic whole. The military authorities in Cairo were directed to co-ordinate their war plans on a tri-service basis for the immense area which stretched from East Africa to the Balkans.
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Notes and References
- 32.See Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot, A Short History of Modern Egypt (Cambridge UP, 1985), pp. 87, 91.Google Scholar