The British Defence of Egypt 1935–1940

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The British Defence of Egypt 1935–1940 By Steven Morewood

Publisher: Frank Cass 2005 | 293 Pages | ISBN: 0203495128 | PDF | 2 MB

This book offers a comprehensive and challenging analysis of the British defence of Egypt, primarily against fascist Italy, in the critical lead-up period to the Second World War. The security of Egypt, a constant of British imperial strategy, is a curiously neglected dimension of the still burning appeasement debate. Yet it was a factor which demanded constant consideration by British policy-makers and figured in the crises of the period over Abyssinia, Czechoslovakia, Albania and Poland. By giving equal weight to the perspectives and assessments of the men on the spot, Steven Morewood adds to the originality of his interpretation by suggesting the old view should.

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