The year Britain nearly lost Mandate Palestine

[Colonial Office of Great Britain]. Report by His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom [...] to the League of Nations on the Administration of Palestine and Trans-Jordan for the year 1938. Colonial No. 166.

London, Colonial Office / H.M. Stationery Office, 1939.

8vo. XII, 422 pp. With 2 folding plates, including a large color-printed folding map. Original green wrappers.


The last official report report on Mandate Palestine by the British Colonial Office, submitted annually to the League of Nations Mandates Commission, detailing the Arab Revolt of 1938. This final report was issued in the midst of the 1936-38 revolt against British colonial rule, and includes the Colonial Office's traditionally detailed records on the local economy, politics, judicial system, public health, and religion. Much additional attention is given, however, to British and League promotion of Zionist interests, and to a summary of the events and reprisals of the Revolt.

After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire following the close of the First World War, Ottoman territories were distributed as spoils of war amongst the victors (in practice, largely Britain and France). Britain's colonial office ruled the Mandate of Palestine in the name of the League of Nations, to whom it was required to submit this annual report. The first full report was made in 1924 and continued annually until 1938.


In excellent condition.

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