John Bagot Glubb

John Bagot Glubb

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lieutenant-General Sir John Bagot Glubb KCB, CMG, DSO, OBE, MC better known as Glubb Pasha, was a British soldier best known for leading and training Transjordan's Arab Legion 1939-1956 as its commanding general. During the First World War, he served in France. Educated at Cheltenham College, he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1915. He was seriously wounded on the Western front, his jaw being shattered. In later years this would lead to the Arab nickname of abu Hunaik, meaning "of the little jaw." He was then transferred to Iraq in 1920, which was governed by Britain according to the League of Nations Mandate. He became an officer of the Arab Legion in 1930. The next year he formed the Desert Patrol - a force consisting exclusively of Bedouins - to curb the raiding problem that plagued the southern part of the country. Within a few years he had persuaded the Bedouins to abandon their habit of raiding neighbouring tribesshow more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136571269
  • 9786136571263