JORDAN: The Passing of the Proconsul

A small Jordanian plane rolled to a stop on the tarmac of Nicosia airfield on Britain's island of Cyprus, and from it wearily stepped a small, stooped, grey man in a rumpled brown pin-stripe suit. The man in mufti, scarcely able to hold back his tears, was Lieut. General John Bagot Glubb, 58, for more than a quarter of a century one of the most potent and famous figures of British imperial power in the Middle East. Last week, suddenly and savagely, the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan sacked and shipped off the desert...

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