On this episode of the Irish History Show, we looked at the Middle East and the Brtish Empire in the period after the First World War. We discussed how the British Empire dealt with their new mandates in the region and how their dealings with these countries compared and contrasted with their treatment of Ireland during Ireland’s War of Independence.
We looked at issues such as the use of military forces to suppress rebellions, political initiatives, reprisals, attitudes towards sovereignty and the evolution of colonialism. We also look at British regiments and officers who ended up in Ireland after being involved in actions in the Middle East.
Intro / Outro music “Sliabh” from Aislinn. Licensed under creative commons from the free music archive.