The origin of Great Britain's interests in the Middle East and the history of her work there for he benefit of the peoples of the near Orient. The commercial interest in Egypt since the building of the Suez Canal. The work of restoring to the people of the area something of their lost grandeur, their irrigation canals, their engineering works, and efficient self-government. A review of events with regard to Irak and Palestine. A brief history of the area, and its importance of modern civilizations. Tribute paid to the many Englishmen who went to the area during the Great War, and stayed behind to help rebuild a new and progressive modern and civilized middle east.
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