Confidential print. Middle East .
The Confidential Print series originated from a need for the British Government to preserve all of the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. Some of these were single page letters or telegrams, others were large volumes or texts of treaties. All items marked 'Confidential Print' were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, and to Heads of British missions abroad. This resource brings together materials relating to events in the Middle East, such as the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the 19th century, the Middle East Conference of 1921, the mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia and the Suez Crisis in 1956, partition of Palestine, post-Suez Western foreign policy and the Arab-Israeli conflict.