By James Barr
Through a stellar forged of politicians, diplomats, spies and squaddies, together with T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, A Line within the Sand vividly tells the tale of the quick yet the most important period while Britain and France governed the center East. It explains precisely how the outdated antagonism among those powers infected the extra typical sleek competition among the Arabs and the Jews, and finally ended in warfare among the British and French in 1941 and among the Arabs and Jews in 1948.
In 1946, after a long time of intrigue and espionage, Britain succeeded in ousting France from Lebanon and Syria, and was hoping that, having performed so, it'd be capable of dangle directly to Palestine. utilizing newly declassified papers from the British and French files, James Barr brings this clandestine fight again to existence, and divulges, for the 1st time, the beautiful manner within which the French ultimately received their revenge.
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