The Arab Armies
A review of the Arab armies that would invade Israel in May 1948. With the expect for Jordan, the armies of Egypt, Syria and Lebanon were in no way prepared for a modern conversational war in Palestine, there more like national constabularies designed to combat civilian riots and internal revolts. The Arab Legion of Jordan was indeed a modern professional army, a biography of Glubb Pasha the British commander of the Arab Legion. In the coming war the Israeli Army was not outnumbered by the Arab armies they would face.
To be published on Saturday 26th September.