A British ‘Foreign Legion’? The British Police in Mandate Palestine

  title={A British ‘Foreign Legion’? The British Police in Mandate Palestine},
  author={Matthew Hughes},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={696 - 711}
  • M. Hughes
  • Published 1 September 2013
  • Sociology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
The men of the British section of the Palestine police have romantically imagined their time as officers in Mandate Palestine, a land infused with historical and biblical significance. Many compared their service to that of the famed military force, the French Foreign Legion. This study sets the nostalgia of memory against the reality of service in Palestine, one that involved considerable brutality against local people. This essay details the empirical evidence of violence, including torture… 
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