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Britain's pacification of Palestine : the British Army, the colonial state, and the Arab revolt, 1936-1939 /
Matthew Hughes.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
description
xxvi, 478 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1107103207, 1107501490, 9781107103207, 9781107501492
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imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
isbn
1107103207
1107501490
9781107103207
9781107501492
abstract
"In this complete military history of Britain's pacification of the Arab revolt in Palestine, Matthew Hughes shows how the British Army was so devastatingly effective against colonial rebellion. The Army had a long tradition of pacification to draw upon to support operations, underpinned by the creation of an emergency colonial state in Palestine. After conquering Palestine in 1917, the British established a civil Government that ruled by proclamation and, without any local legislature, the colonial authorities codified in law norms of collective punishment that the Army used in 1936. The Army used 'lawfare', emergency legislation enabled by the colonial state, to grind out the rebellion. Soldiers with support from the RAF launched kinetic operations to search and destroy rebel bands, alongside which the villagers on whom the rebels depended were subjected to curfews, fines, detention, punitive searches, demolitions and reprisals. Rebels were disorganised and unable to withstand the power of such pacification measures"--
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12171203
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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