The Arab Legion
By (author) Peter Young
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Arab Legion by Peter Young
Book DescriptionIn 1921, Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Gerald Peake formed the Arab Legion as a police force in the former British protectorate of Transjordan. The Legion's main roles were to keep order among Transjordian tribes and safeguard the villagers from Bedouins. In subsequent years, under the leadership of Glubb Pasha, the Arab Legion was transformed into the best-trained of all Arab armies. This richly illustrated book examines the history of the Arab Legion, detailing the infantry, supporting arms and services, and air, sea, police and national guard forces. It also profiles leaders, like Pasha, who were influential in the evolution of this force.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780850450842
(247mm x 183mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Jun-1972
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Peter Young
Peter Young was born in 1915. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in WWII, and saw extensive action with the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire regiment. He saw post-war service in the Arab Legion, and in 1959 became a reader of military history at the Royal Military Academy. He published and edited numerous books on military history. Sadly, Peter died in 1988.
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