When God Made Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921

When God Made Hell: The British Invasion of Mesopotamia and the Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921

Charles Townshend


when you consider that 2003, Iraq has not often left the headlines. yet much less mentioned is the truth that Iraq as we all know it was once created by way of the British, in a single of the main dramatic interventions in fresh historical past. A wary strategic invasion through British forces led - inside of seven years - to imperial growth on a dizzying scale, with fateful effects for the center East and the world.

In whilst God Made Hell, Charles Townshend charts Britain's direction from one among its worst army failures to striking luck with mostly unintentional effects, via overconfidence, incompetence and dangerously obscure coverage. With huge learn and quite brilliant debts of on-the-ground conflict, this a really gripping account of the Mesopotamia crusade, and its position within the wider political and foreign context. For someone trying to comprehend the roots of British involvement in Iraq, it's crucial studying.

Show sample text content

Download sample