Damn Arabs

Savage Minds links to The Insurrection in Mesopotamia, 1920 by Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer L Haldane, GCMG, KCB, DSO, author of How we escaped from Pretoria and A brigade of the old army. It’s almost as entertaining as Gertrude Bell and includes gems like the following two, taken from Appendix IX – Notes on modern Arab warfare based on the fighting round Rumaithah and Diwaniyah, July-August 1920:

The Arab is treacherous… [He has] an inherent dislike of getting killed.

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