The Arab Legion

The Arab Legion In 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 Transjord

  • Title: The Arab Legion
  • Author: Peter Young Michael Roffe
  • ISBN: 9780850450842
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 AIn 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.

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