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Palestine in the Second World War: Strategic Plans and Political Dilemmas
While the conflicts and national aspirations in British Mandatory Palestine in particular and the Middle East in general were evident before the outbreak of the Second World War, the war itself accelerated and enhanced national expectations and presented continuing tactical and strategic dilemmas to British, Arab, and Jewish leaders. British strategic policy during the war ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2015 by Sussex Academic Press
(first published October 1st 2013)
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British Mandatory Palestine was both an area of prime strategic importance and a fearful imperial headache for the British in the Second World War. As both an outpost and base for the Empire forces fighting in the Mediterranean and North Africa, it played a critical role, but with its mixed and hostile population of Arabs and Jews, both expecting something like sole ownership after the war, and with only the Zionist Yishuv actively helping the Allied cause during the war, the British political ...more