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William Tyler
World War II in the Middle East

Monday 8.07.2024


In 1939, war returned to Europe, entangling the Middle East. The situation escalated following the fall of France in 1940, when Syria and Lebanon aligned with Vichy France. Iraq sided with Germany, and Palestine remained as volatile and divided as ever. Each of these alliances provoked war with Britain.

William Tyler

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William Tyler has spent his entire professional life in adult education, beginning at Kingsgate College in 1969. He has lectured widely for many public bodies, including the University of Cambridge and the WEA, in addition to speaking to many clubs and societies. In 2009, William was awarded the MBE for services to adult education, and he has previously been a scholar in residence at the London Jewish Cultural Centre.