Spoils of War for Britain …

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100 years ago at the conference of San Remo, one thing became clear: Great Britain and France wanted control over the Middle East. Justified by the fighting in the previous years and painted as “liberators” of the Middle Eastern minorities, the new map of the Middle East emerged – under the cover of the League of Nations Mandate system.

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» SOURCES
Karsh, Efraim & Karsh, Inari, Empires of the Sand: The Struggle for Mastery in the Middle East 1789-1923, (Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 1999)

“Dans Le Levant” Le Temps, August 31, 1919 issue, gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k243751f/f2.item.r=patriarche

Lloyd George, David, Memoirs of the Peace Conference, (New Haven : Yale University Press, 1939) vol. 2

“Mounted Rifles Units” New Zealand History, nzhistory.govt.nz/war/auckland-mounted-rifles/1914

Paris, Timothy J. Britain, The Hashemites and Arab Rule 1920-1925, (London : Frank Cass, 2003)

Provence, Michael, The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East, (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017)

O’Neill, Robert, Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918, Volume VII – The Australian Imperial Force in Sinai and Palestine, 1914–1918, (Australian War Memorial, 1941)

“King-Crane Commission Digital Collection” Oberlin College Library. dcollections.oberlin.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/kingcrane/id/722/rec/32

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