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2008 | 21 | 111-119
Article title

THE INTERNAL SITUATION OF JORDAN IN THE LIGHT OF JOHN BAGOT GLUBB'S CORRESPONDENCE WITH GENERAL GERALD TEMPLER (THE LETTER OF 2 FEBRUARY 1956 AND THE TELEGRAM OF 11 JANUARY 1956)

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Abstracts
EN
The article presents two letters written by J.B. Glubb, the leader of Jordan's army. The first document is the telegram of 11 January 1956 and it was written to the War Office in London. The second document is the three-page letter of 2 February 1956 which is addressed to the Chief of British Army Staff, General Gerald Templer. The author has discovered these letters in the National Archives in London. Their content has been recently declassified (2007). The content of these two documents is presented together with the author's commentary. The telegram of 11 January 1956 shows fundamental facts connected with the riots in Jordan in January 1956. In the letter of 1956 the Legion commander analyzed political reasons and possible effects of these disturbances. The most interesting is the view of J.B.Glubb on the matter of political activity of Jordanian army officers. Glubb suggested that military coup d'etat would be a positive event from the British point of view. The author's commentary shows the importance of these fragments
Year
Issue
21
Pages
111-119
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Bartosz Wroblewski, Uniwersytet Rzeszowski, Wydzial Socjologii i HIstorii, ul. Rejtana 16c, 35-959 Rzeszów, Poland,
References
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
09PLAAAA069128
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.4378729e-f770-3b82-98f5-595c43f1ad6a
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