Cairo In The War 1939 1945

Author: Artemis Cooper
Editor: John Murray Pubs Limited
ISBN: 9781848548848
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Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 1989.

Cairo In The War 1939 1945

Author: Artemis Cooper
Editor:
ISBN: 9780140247817
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This is an account of life, attitudes and events in Cairo during World War II. It describes the historical background of the events of the Desert War, as well as stories and descriptions of personalities gleaned from the Ambassador's diaries and those of her grandparents, Duff and Diana Cooper.

The Jews Of The Middle East And North Africa

Author: Reeva Spector Simon
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000227944
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Incorporating published and archival material, this volume fills an important gap in the history of the Jewish experience during World War II, describing how the war affected Jews living along the southern rim of the Mediterranean and the Levant, from Morocco to Iran. Surviving the Nazi slaughter did not mean that Jews living in the Middle East and North Africa were unaffected by the war: there was constant anti-Semitic propaganda and general economic deprivation; communities were bombed; and Jews suffered because of the anti-Semitic Vichy regulations that left them unemployed, homeless, and subject to forced labor and deportation to labor camps. Nevertheless, they fought for the Allies and assisted the Americans and the British in the invasion of North Africa. These men and women were community leaders and average people who, despite their dire economic circumstances, worked with the refugees attempting to escape the Nazis via North Africa, Turkey, or Iran and connected with international aid agencies during and after the war. By 1945, no Jewish community had been left untouched, and many were financially decimated, a situation that would have serious repercussions on the future of Jews in the region. Covering the entire Middle East and North Africa region, this book on World War II is a key resource for students, scholars, and general readers interested in Jewish history, World War II, and Middle East history.

Dorothy Brooke And The Fight To Save Cairo S Lost War Horses

Author: Grant Hayter-Menzies
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 161234769X
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"A biography of Dorothy Brooke (1883-1955), who founded the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital in Cairo to rescue the horses left behind by British forces during the Great War."--Provided by publisher.

Media In The Midst Of War

Author: Ray E. Weisenborn
Editor:
ISBN:
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The Battle For The Arab Spring

Author: Lin Noueihed
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300180862
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Drawn from research, interviews and a wealth of firsthand experience, this analysis of the Arab Spring, a revolution that spread across the Arab world in 2011, provides the first clear glimpse of the post-revolutionary future and the challenges many Arab nations face in building democratic institutions.

A History Of The City Of Cairo Illinois

Author: John M. Lansden
Editor: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809386593
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Long out of print and much sought after by collectors, Lansden’ s classic 1910 history of Cairo remains valuable for the early history of the city. Its reprinting here, with a new Foreword by Clyde C. Walton, former Illinois State Historian, thus makes available again one of the finest examples of local history ever written, stressing as it does Cairo’ s important relations with its area and with the country— in Lansden’ s words, “ this part of the Valley of the Mississippi— this Illinois Country.”

Annual Reports Of The War Department

Author: United States. War Department
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The Ariadne Objective

Author: Wes Davis
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448170656
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In the bleakest years of the Second World War when it appeared that nothing could slow the advance of the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the strength of the Cretan resistance or the eccentric band of British intelligence officers who would stand in their way, conducting audacious sabotage operations in the very shadow of the Nazi occupation force. The Ariadne Objective tells the remarkable story of the secret war on Crete from the perspective of these amateur soldiers who found themselves serving because, as one of them put it, they had made 'the obsolete choice of Greek at school'. John Pendlebury, a swashbuckling archaeologist with a glass eye and a swordstick; Xan Fielding, a writer who would later produce the English translations of books like Bridge on the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes; Sandy Rendel, a future Times reporter, who prided himself on a disguise that left him looking more ragged and fierce than the Cretans he fought alongside; and Patrick Leigh Fermor, the future travel-writing luminary who, as a teenager in the early 1930s, walked across Europe, a continent already beginning to feel the effects of Hitler's rise to power. Having infiltrated occupied Crete, these British gentleman spies teamed with Cretan partisans to carry out a cunning plan to disrupt Nazi manoeuvres, culminating in a daring, high-risk plot to abduct the island’s German commander. In this thrilling and little known episode of Second World War history, Wes Davis paints a brilliant portrait of some extraordinary characters and tells a story of triumph against all the odds.