By Robert Lyman
The occasions in Iraq in 1941 had the most important strategic results. The country's oil reserves have been a hugely coveted prize for the Axis powers, and its situation supplied a hall within the defence of Palestine and the Suez Canal. Had Iraq fallen to the Axis powers, Britain may have misplaced its foothold within the heart East and the Mediterranean and risked wasting global conflict II (1939-1945). This e-book examines the tactic and strategies of the Iraq crusade, the function of the Indian military and the Arab Legion, the character of expeditionary war and the complementary roles of air and land energy.