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5.0 out of 5 stars The British Mandate after WWII, 24 Jan 2014
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This review is from: 'A Senseless, Squalid War': Voices from Palestine; 1890s to 1948 (Paperback)
What were the British doing with a garrison of 120,000 troops, doing in such a small country, This is a definitive story of a shameful period of British History, full of incompetence, partisanship, abject failure to prevent, indeed much encouragement towards an all out Civil War.
The British had ulterior motives, only hinted at here, but whatever the motives, they almost certainly completely failed. They certainly wanted to retain sovereignty over a corridor from Jaffa to Jerusalem.
Subsequent revealed secret papers, show they wanted to hold a final line of defense there - against the Russians!. Although scurrying out of Palestine 1948, they retained senior serving officers seconded to the Jordan Arab Legion, as commander and deputy commanders of 5 of the 6, front line regiments.
The full story of British inept shenanigans is partially told here, In time there will no doubt be more
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