Glubb’s Legion


Lias, Godfrey

Story of the Desert Patrol of the Arab Legion. Lieutenant-General Sir John Bagot Glubb, was a British soldier, scholar and author, he became an officer of the Arab Legion in 1930, forming the Desert Patrol, an all-Bedouin unit the following year. Later he led and trained Transjordan’s Arab Legion between 1939 and 1956 as its commanding general. During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, the Arab Legion was considered the strongest Arab army involved in the war. Glubb led the Arab Legion across the River Jordan to occupy the West Bank. He retained command of the Arab Legion until March 1956 when King Hussein dismissed him & several other senior British officers. A fascinating figure, we have several other biographies as well as most of Glubb’s own books.