The Rabegh Crisis, 1916-17: 'A Comparatively Trivial Question' or 'A Self-Willed Disaster'

@article{Fisher2002TheRC,
  title={The Rabegh Crisis, 1916-17: 'A Comparatively Trivial Question' or 'A Self-Willed Disaster'},
  author={John Fisher},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={38},
  pages={73 - 92}
}
  • John Fisher
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • In September 1916, in the cobalt blue waters of the Red Sea, four men stood on the deck of HMS Hardinge discussing the progress of the Arab Revolt. Their conversation, conducted in a mixture of Arabic, French, English and Hindustani, occurred as the vessel steamed towards the port of Rabegh. There, the troops of Sherif Hussein, and of his sons Feisal and Ali, were attempting to counter the advance of Turkish troops towards Mecca. Armed with a replica of the Holy Carpet, and at the beginning of… CONTINUE READING
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