Middle East Diary 1917-1956. + Lawrence of Arabia Memorial.

Meinertzhagen, Colonel Richard.

Book ID: 9240


8vo. xi, 376 pp., 1 map, chronological table, contemporary blue cloth, lightly faded at spine, index, + an insert of a single folded sheet concerning the Lawrence of Arabia Memorial signed at the end (in print) by Allenby, Churchill, Augustus John, G.B. Shaw and others, light soiling to page 297, otherwise copy in good condition, The Cresset Press, London, first edition, 1959.


“During the first World War Colonel Meinertzhagen, an Englishman, was on Lord Allenby’s staff in the Middle East; later he was successively a member of the Peace Delegation, Chief Political Officer in Palestine and Military Adviser to the Middle East Department of the British Colonial Office. In these various roles he played an important part in the initiation and difficult and early revolution of the Palestinian mandate and conceived a strong sympathy towards the Zionist movement”. (Publisher’s note).

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