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Sir John Bagot Glubb



Sir John Bagot Glubb.
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Sir John Bagot Glubb.

King Abdullah and Sir John Bagot Glubb reviewing their troops. Note the parading soldiers clapping hands.
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King Abdullah and Sir John Bagot Glubb reviewing their troops. Note the parading soldiers clapping hands.

(Preston, Britain 1897-1986) British military officer serving first the Iraqi government, then the rulers of Transjordan and, later, Jordan.
Glubb loyalty was to his home country, throughout his years in the Middle East, making him immensely unpopular in the end. Arab nationalists believed that he had been the personal force behind the pressure to make King Hussein 1 of Jordan join the Baghdad Pact.
Glubb served different high positions in the Arab Legion, the army of Transjordan. During World War 2, he led attacks on Arab leaders in Iraq, as well as against the Vichy regime which was present in Lebanon and Syria.
In March 1956 he was sacked by Hussein 1 from his position as general in the Arab Legion.




By Tore Kjeilen