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A Line In The Sand: Britain, France And The Struggle That Shaped The Middle East


Author James Barr

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It was the middle of World War I. Two men one, a visionary British politician (Mark Sykes), the other, a veteran French diplomat (Francois Georges-Picot) secretly agreed to divide the Middle East. Britain would have mandates in newly created Palestine, Transjordan, and Iraq; France in Lebanon and Syria.
For the next thirty years, this divide would make uneasy neighbors of