Defence Issues in Egypt and Palestine, 1939–40

  • Martin Kolinsky


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.


Europe Shipping Syria Assure Turkey 


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Notes and References

  1. 32.
    See Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot, A Short History of Modern Egypt (Cambridge UP, 1985), pp. 87, 91.Google Scholar

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© Martin Kolinsky 1999

Authors and Affiliations

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

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