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Fiction and Britain's Middle East Mandate

Britain’s involvement in the Middle East between the wars proved a rich seam for authors of adventure stories. Michael Paris shows how these, in turn, helped to reinforce the imperial mission.

Stanley Wood's illustration to the first edition of F.S. Brereton's 'Scouts of the Baghdad Patrols' (1921)Between 1914 and 1918 adventure fiction for boys and young men was dominated by heroic tales of the Western Front, the war in the air or at sea.

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Fiction and Britain's Middle East Mandate


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