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The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948

By Laila Parsons 1 OTTOMAN OFFICER An Arab cadet in Istanbul—Posting in Mosul—From the Iraqi front to the Palestinian front—Reconnaissance and the Iron Cross—German officers and Jamal Pasha—The Arab Revolt—Retreat and famine "I opened my eyes to the world and found myself in the Ottoman military school system." This sentence opens Fawzi al-Qawuqji's memoirs. Childhood games with his brothe
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