The his­tory weaved into the flags of Arab na­tions

The National - News - - OPINION -

With ref­er­ence to your video and story, How the First World

War shaped the borders of

the Mid­dle East (Oc­to­ber 30), what’s in­ter­est­ing is that Sir Mark Sykes is also the man be­hind many flags in the re­gion. He de­signed the first with the black, white, green and red colours for the Arab Re­volt in an ef­fort to unite Arabs against the Ot­toman Em­pire. Inge­mar Fredriks­son, Stock­holm

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