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Synopsis for Lockdown Lecture 8 July

The Second World War in The Middle East


  • Overview

  • Brief references to North Africa Campaign

  • French Mandated territories of Syria and Lebanon come under Vichy control

  • Middle East divides between Allies and Axis

  • The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem

  • Anglo/Soviet War with Iran

  • Anglo-Iraqi War

  • Palestine: an uneasy peace of sorts

  • Where does this leave the region in 1945? A link to next week's lecture



Books not previously mentioned


The Poisoned Well Roger Hardy

England's Last War with France Colin Smith

Palestinians and Israelis Michael Scott-Baumann

The Israel-Palestine Conflict James Gelvin

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