The Arab Legion

The Arab Legion

Men-at-Arms 2
  • Author: Peter Young
  • Illustrator: Michael Roffe
  • Short code: MAA 2
  • Publication Date: 15 Jun 1972
  • ISBN: 9780850450842
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

In 1921, Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Gerald Peake formed the Arab Legion as a police force in the former British protectorate of Transjordan. The Legion's main roles were to keep order among Transjordian tribes and safeguard the villagers from Bedouins. In subsequent years, under the leadership of Glubb Pasha, the Arab Legion was transformed into the best-trained of all Arab armies. This richly illustrated book examines the history of the Arab Legion, detailing the infantry, supporting arms and services, and air, sea, police and national guard forces. It also profiles leaders, like Pasha, who were influential in the evolution of this force.

Biographical Note

Peter Young was born in 1915. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in WWII, and saw extensive action with the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire regiment. He saw post-war service in the Arab Legion, and in 1959 became a reader of military history at the Royal Military Academy. He published and edited numerous books on military history. Sadly, Peter died in 1988. Michael Roffe is a talented painter of military subjects who has illustrated many titles for Osprey over the years. His artistic talents span a variety of historical periods; he has illustrated titles relating to the Boer War, the English Civil War, the Napoleonic Wars and the American War for Independence.

Contents

Chronology Foreword Al Jeish Al Arabi The Leaders The Infantry The Royal Armoured Corps Supporting Arms and Services Air, Sea, Police, National Guard and Training The Plates

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