By James Barr
Through a stellar forged of politicians, diplomats, spies and infantrymen, together with T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, A Line within the Sand vividly tells the tale of the fast yet the most important period whilst Britain and France governed the center East. It explains precisely how the outdated antagonism among those powers infected the extra typical sleek contention among the Arabs and the Jews, and eventually resulted in conflict among the British and French in 1941 and among the Arabs and Jews in 1948.
In 1946, after decades of intrigue and espionage, Britain succeeded in ousting France from Lebanon and Syria, and was hoping that, having performed so, it might be capable of grasp directly to Palestine. utilizing newly declassified papers from the British and French information, James Barr brings this clandestine fight again to lifestyles, and divulges, for the 1st time, the lovely approach within which the French eventually bought their revenge.
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A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East by James Barr