British machine gun patrols gathering in the streets of Jerusalem during the Mandate era. © Underwood & Underwood / Corbis

Prince William’s Visit Big Trouble in Little Palestine: Britain’s Rough Three Decades in the Holy Land

In 1948, Mandate Palestine was in better shape than when Prince William’s ancestors arrived after World War I, but the British-Arab-Jewish triangle of animosity had only worsened with time

It was probably inevitable that no one who lived through the period of the British Mandate would remember it with fondness.

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