The Secret War for the Middle East : The Influence of Axis and Allied Intelligence Operations During World War II Hardback
The Middle East during World War II has been regarded as that conflict's most overlooked theatre of operations.
Though the threat of direct Axis invasion never materialised beyond the Egyptian Western Desert with Rommel's Afrika Korps, this did not limit the Axis from probing the Middle East and cultivating potential collaborators and sympathisers.
These actions left an indelible mark in the socio-political evolution of the modern states of the Middle East.
This book explores the infusion of the political language of anti-Semitism, nationalism, fascism, and Marxism that were among the ideological byproducts of Axis and Allied intervention in the Arab world.
The status of British-dominated Middle East was tailor-made for exploitation by Axis intelligence and propaganda.
German and Italian intelligence efforts fueled anti-British resentments; their influence shaped the course of Arab nationalist sentiments throughout the Middle East.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, 5 maps
- Publisher: Naval Institute Press
- Publication Date: 30/10/2013
- Category: 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
- ISBN: 9781612513096