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Germany's Covert War in the Middle East

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Ultimately these cross purposes brought disaster, pulling a fatally weak and woefully unprepared Ottoman state into a global war, and unleashing vicious, internal ethnic repression that brought it defeat and dismemberment. The diaries and official reports of German spy and propagandist Curt Prufer - translated here into English in their entirety for the first time - chronicle the complexities of the fragile Ottoman-German alliance from the perspective of a participant. Much like fellow soldier-scholar T.E. Lawrence, Prufer and his colleagues tried to steal the loyalties of the Muslim subjects of the opposing sides. The book explores these episodes of sabotage, subversion and subterfuge - from managing spies to preparing for the attack on the Suez Canal in 1915 - and in the process sheds light onto the ways World War I played out across the Middle East. Complemented throughout by in-depth and meticulously researched footnotes, this primary source collection is an invaluable addition to the extant corpus of late Ottoman and World War I historical documents.



Autorentext

Curt Prufer was one of Germany's leading diplomats in the early twentieth century, serving under the Kaiser, the Weimar Republic and the Nazis. During World War I he was stationed in the Middle East, where he attempted to orchestrate - by various means, both official and informal - Ottoman participation in the war on the side of the Germans. Kevin Morrow is a researcher and translator with a wide range of experience amongst historical archives. He previously worked on the research team for Scott Anderson's Lawrence in Arabia.

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Titel: Germany's Covert War in the Middle East
Untertitel: Espionage, Propaganda and Diplomacy in World War I
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EAN: 9781786733184
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Bloomsbury UK
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 352
Veröffentlichung: 11.12.2017
Dateigrösse: 9.4 MB