France's Middle Eastern Ambitions, the Sykes-Picot Negotiations, and the Oil Fields of Mosul, 1915-1918

@article{Fitzgerald1994FrancesME,
  title={France's Middle Eastern Ambitions, the Sykes-Picot Negotiations, and the Oil Fields of Mosul, 1915-1918},
  author={E. P. Fitzgerald},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={1994},
  volume={66},
  pages={697 - 725}
}
  • E. P. Fitzgerald
  • Published 1994
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
  • One of the puzzles of the territorial settlement in the Middle East after the First World War is France's surrender of its diplomatic claim to the Mosul region of Iraq. A remote province on the eastern marches of the Ottoman Empire, Mosul (al-Mawsil) was considered a promising area for oil exploration.' France's feeble petroleum industry possessed no overseas production facilities, and a gasoline crisis during the winter of 1917-18 had heightened awareness of the military significance of… CONTINUE READING
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