Palestine and Transjordan Administration Reports 1918-1948
This 16-volume work presents a comprehensive collection of British administrative reports and associated documents, including extensive material hitherto unknown and unpublished.
The series includes the pre-Mandate reports of 1918-1923, the Mandate and Departmental Annual Reports from 1923-1947/8, including the unpublished Mandate Reports for 1940 and 1941, the extensive Survey of Palestine 1946/47 and the formal papers covering the termination of the Mandate in 1948.
The first document reproduced is Allenby's instructions on the military government of Palestine at the beginning of British rule; it is fitting that the very last document reproduced should be the dispatch describing the final departure of the British High Commissioner, marking the end of the British administration of Palestine.
This is an essential research source for information on British administration in Palestine and Transjordan, on the continuous tensions of the period between the Arab and Jewish populations, on civil disorders and the eventual unworkability of the Mandate.