TITLE

SHAPING THE MIDDLE EAST

PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article chronicles the role of the British Empire in shaping the Middle East. By the end of World War I the British Empire encompassed a quarter of the Earth's surface and governed more than a quarter of the world's population. Britain retained its sway over Egypt and gained a mandate over Palestine Transjordan and Mesopotamia, including the land comprising modern-day Iraq. Major General Sir Hugh Trenchard, chief of the Air Staff, urged the use of the Royal Air Force to police the region.
ACCESSION #
25978032

 

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