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The end of the British Mandate for Palestine, 1948 [electronic resource] : the diary of Sir Henry Gurney /
[edited by] Motti Golani.
imprint
Basingstoke, England ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
xi, 245 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0230209866 (alk. paper), 9780230209862 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Basingstoke, England ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230209866 (alk. paper)
9780230209862 (alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
12026473
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Motti Golani is Historian of the British Mandate and Israel at the University of Haifa, Israel, and a former Senior Member at St Antony's College, Oxford. His books include: Israel in Search of a War: The Sinai Campaign, 1955-1956, Wars Don't Just Happen: Israeli Memory, Power and Free Will, and, forthcoming, The Last Commissioner of Judea: Sir Alan Cordon Cunningham in Palestine, 1945-1948, to be published by the Weizmann Institute of Tel Aviv University.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Henry Gurney was the last Chief Secretary of the Mandate Government of Palestine. From mid-March to mid-May 1948, at his HQ in Jerusalem, he wrote his diary under fire from Jews and Arabs alike, with both groups taking aim at the British Administration as the Mandate drew to a close and the country spiralled into violence.
Description for Bookstore
Describes the decline of the British Empire after World War II and the start of the Arab-Israeli conflict, using the diary of Henry Gurney, last Chief Secretary of the Mandate Government of Palestine
Long Description
Henry Gurney served as the last Chief Secretary of the Mandate Government of Palestine. From mid-March until mid-May 1948, at his headquarters in the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, Gurney wrote his diary. He wrote while under the fire of Jews and Arabs alike, as both groups took aim at the British Administration in Palestine while the Mandate drew to a close and the country spiraled into violence. This book provides for the first time, an inside view of the Mandate government during its final days. Jerusalem in 1948 was a microcosm not only of the historic Jewish-Arab conflict over the country, but also of the British Empire on the eve of its disappearance from the international arena. By vividly and candidly describing the details of this critical period in Palestine, Gurney's diary provides a unique window into the evolution of the Jewish-Arab conflict. The events he recounts helped define many of the contours which were to continue to shape the Arab-Israeli conflict up until the present day.
Main Description
This book deals with the last days of the British Empire in Palestine, December 1947 -- May 1948. The study based on the diary of the last Chief Secretary of the Mandate Government, Sir Henry Gurney. In many ways, Palestine of 1948 was a microcosm of the British Empire on the eve of its disappearance from the international arena.
Main Description
This book deals with the last days of the British Empire in Palestine, December 1947 - May 1948. The study based on the diary of the last Chief Secretary of the Mandate Government, Sir Henry Gurney. In many ways, Palestine of 1948 was a microcosm of the British Empire on the eve of its disappearance from the international arena.
Table of Contents
Perspectives Listp. vi
List of Illustrationsp. vii
List of Mapsp. viii
Abbreviations and Termsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
The Diary and the Diaristp. 1
He fell in the line of duty...p. 1
Fadeout, nerves, terrorp. 7
His hatredp. 10
The diary of Henry Gurneyp. 12
Real Time and Researcher's Timep. 23
Annotated Diary and Perspectivesp. 24
Epiloguep. 211
His sonsp. 211
Malaya and Palestinep. 214
Biographical Notesp. 218
Bibliographyp. 228
Indexp. 233
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