Presenting the subject of his new book, Lawrence of Arabia’s War, MHM Editor Neil Faulkner spoke to the Islam Channel about the division of the Middle East by Britain, and to a lesser extent France, in the years during and after the First World War.

Lawrence of Arabia’s War: the Arabs, the British, and the remaking of the Middle East in WWI (Yale University Press, 2016) is available to buy now. Click here to order from the UK and here to order from the US.

An 18-page special feature on Lawrence, the Desert War, and the Origins of Special Operations is coming soon in issue 69 of Military History Monthly, on sale 12 May. If you would like to have this issue sent straight to your door as soon as it’s published, why not subscribe today – you’ll also save up to 19% on the newsstand price. Click here for details.

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