File 705/1916 Pt 2 'Arab revolt: Arab reports; Sir M Sykes' reports' [4v] (6/450)
The record is made up of 1 item (245 folios). It was created in 22 Jan 1918-24 Mar 1919. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .
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Irak are congenital Anarchists for geographical and historical reasons. However,
the net result of this sort of wi lting is to fix m o e ea 0 _ , , , i . 1^1
primary ideas : Turk = good, honest, fond of children, &c.; Arab _ bad, black-hea .
rogue &c ; both of which are contrary to fact and policy. If on the Western
every fault of the French or Belgian peasants was magnified, and the courage, discipline
and resistance of the Germans was extolled, the situation would not be improved It
is suggested that correspondents with our forces in the East should be given a de i ,
line in this matter, which, if adhered to, would save the censors a great deal of trouble.
The Italians and the Asia Minor Question.
Attention is drawn to the attitude of the “ Idea Nazionale.” The newspaper m
question is evidently in close touch with the situation. ^ ^
January 25, 191i.
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This item contains papers relating to British military and intelligence operations in the Hejaz and broader Arabian Peninsula during the First World War. Notably, the item contains reports by my Sir Mark Sykes relating broadly to the Anglo-French absorption of the Arab Provinces of the Ottoman Empire after the War.
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