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Lord Rennell, Chief of AMGOT: A Study of His Approach to Politics and Military Government (c.1940–43)

Boobbyer, Philip (2018) Lord Rennell, Chief of AMGOT: A Study of His Approach to Politics and Military Government (c.1940–43). War in History, 25 (3). pp. 304-327. ISSN 0968-3445. (doi:10.1177/0968344516671737)

Abstract

Following Operation Husky in 1943, Francis Rodd, Lord Rennell (1895–1978) was Chief Civil Affairs Officer of AMGOT (Allied Military Government of Occupied Territories) in Sicily and

support for ‘indirect rule’. This doctrine helped rationalize the fact that British/Allied military rule often rested on a small number of staff. Rennell’s thoughts on AMGOT’s administrative

structures are also covered. A geographer and banker by background, Rennell emerges here as a reform-minded pragmatist.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0968344516671737
Uncontrolled keywords: Francis Rodd, Lord Rennell, AMGOT, Allied military government, British military administration in Africa, indirect rule, the Mafia
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: M.R.L. Hurst
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 09:16 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 16:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61987 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Boobbyer, Philip: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0534-3251
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