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    • A Line in the Sand

    • Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East
    • By: James Barr
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
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    Through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers, including T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, A Line in the Sand vividly tells the story of the short but crucial era when Britain and France ruled the Middle East. It explains exactly how the old antagonism between these two powers inflamed the more familiar modern rivalry between the Arabs and the Jews and ultimately led to war between the British and the French in 1941 and between the Arabs and the Jews in 1948.

    • Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East
    • By: James Barr
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 29-11-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Lords of the Desert

    • By: James Barr
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Within a single generation, between 1945 and 1970, America replaced Britain as the dominant power in the Middle East. By any standard, it was an extraordinary role reversal, and it was one that came with very little warning. Starting in the 19th century, Britain had first established themselves as protector of the sheikhdoms along the southern shore of the Persian Gulf, before acquiring Aden, Cyprus and then Egypt and the Sudan. In the Great War in the 20th century they then added Palestine, Jordan and Iraq by conquest. And finally Britain had jointly run Iran with the Soviets since 1941 to defeat Hitler.

    Regular price: £14.39