Author: Young, Peter
Publisher: Osprey Pub Co
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 40 pages, MAA002. 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. 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.