Violence in Defence of Empire: The British Armyand the 1919 Egyptian Revolution

  title={Violence in Defence of Empire: The British Armyand the 1919 Egyptian Revolution},
  author={James E. Kitchen},
  journal={Journal of Modern European History},
  pages={249 - 267}
  • J. Kitchen
  • Published 1 May 2015
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal of Modern European History
Violence in Defence of Empire: The British Army and the 1919 Egyptian Revolution The Egyptian revolution of spring 1919 posed a serious challenge to British imperial rule in the wake of the First World War, and has traditionally been examined solely through political, diplomatic and economic lenses. Within these approaches the counter-revolutionary response of the British colonial state, principally involving the use of military force, has been ignored. The British military campaign to suppress… 
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