✿ [EPUB] ✷ In the Service of the Sultan: A First-Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency By Ian Gardiner ❥ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk While the Americans were fighting in Vietnam a struggle of even greater strategic significance was taking place in the Middle East the Sultanate of Oman guards the entrance to the Arabian Gulf and thu While the Americans were fighting in Service of PDF Í Vietnam a struggle of even greater strategic significance was taking place in the Middle East the Sultanate of Oman guards the entrance to the Arabian Gulf and thus controls the movement of oil from that region In the s and s the Communists tried to seize this artery and had they succeeded the conseuences for the West and for the Middle East would have been disastrous and yet few people have ever heard of this geo political drama at the height In the MOBI :º of the Cold WarIn the Service of the Sultan tells first hand the largely unknown story of a small number of British officers who led Muslim soldiers in this hard fought anti insurgency war which has shaped today s Gulf After outlining the historical geographical and political background the book describes military action in a stark and mountainous environment including operations with irregular forces and the SAS as well as action in the air and at sea The book gives a gripping moving funny account of all these the Service of PDF ☆ and paints a powerful and illuminating picture of the realities of warIt will appeal to all who are interested in the Cold War and relationships between the Western and the Arab worlds Politics history irregular warfare religion international affairs all are ingredients in the Service of the Sultan: Kindle - this absorbing informative read In the light of the current insurgencies in Ira and Afghanistan it is also timely to be reminded how a rare victory was won over Communist guerrillas.
- 189 pages
- In the Service of the Sultan: A First-Hand Account of the Dhofar Insurgency
- Ian Gardiner
- 23 June 2014 Ian Gardiner