القاهرة في الحرب العالمية الثانية

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  • Title: القاهرة في الحرب العالمية الثانية
  • Author: Artemis Cooper
  • ISBN: 9789779202396
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
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      Published :2018-09-03T12:43:02+00:00

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    1. Through an entertaining string of vignettes, all told from the British point of view, Cooper paints an entertaining picture of what life was like for the military and civil service expats who were part of the Allies' African war effort based out of Cairo (and to a lesser extent Alexandria). The best way to describe this is probably 'history lite' though there is indeed a fairly large dose of WWII era history here. But it's the social structure and expat mores, as well as the civil service infigh [...]

    2. I first read parts of this book in 1994, when I was travelling through Egypt. Many of the vestigages of the English influence were still evident throughout Cairo. I commend the author for tackling such a fascinating subject. So many interesting writers and artists fled to Cairo during WWII, and it was interesting to read how they got along (or didn't.) Lawrence Durrell, Olivia Manning, Randolph Churchille list goes on and on. The one drawback to this book is that it didn't really talk much about [...]

    3. Despite containing footnotes and references, Artemis Copper’s Cairo in the War is less concerned with making an argument about its eponymous topic than it is providing an accessible narrative of the period under study. Despite not being particularly academic, however, the dearth of genuinely scholarly material on Cairo during World War II makes this work, at the very least, an interesting read and a potential source of information. It even attempts to offer a social, rather than high political [...]

    4. This book doesn't quite do what its title suggests. It does give a very readable account of how the Second World War affected Cairo (and, to some extent, the rest of Egypt), but only from the viewpoint of the various ex-pat communities - particularly the British - and the Egyptian elite. From 1914 onwards, the relationship between Britain and Egypt was a complicated one; although not technically part of the Empire, the British seem to have treated it as such, and the Egyptians naturally bridled [...]

    5. One the one hand, a life-and-death struggle in the desert between Axis and Allies; and on the other, a glittering social whirl in the colonial capital. Cooper does an admirable job of detailing Cairo's wartime history, and is especially good at showing how revolutionary tensions suddenly and completely ended Britain's colonial presence.

    6. I pulled this book from a pile of donations at our local library as the photo on the cover, British soldier walking with a woman in uniform, caught my attention. Plus I am always interested in the smaller picture of WW II rather than the great big picture. It was interesting to see the war from a niche perspective, though the soldiers and officers would hardly consider it in this manner. It was mostly from the British perspective (how they manipulated the political scene ) and the palace intrigu [...]

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