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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) (KAR id:61987)

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

Southern Italy. He had previously held important posts in civil affairs in Africa. This article examines his approach to politics and military government, with particular reference to his

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: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: M.R.L. Hurst
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 09:16 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2022 03:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61987 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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